Fall higlights for History Television.
Chiefs (Broadcast Premiere) – Sun., Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (weekly)
This original six-part documentary series tells the saga of the great leaders, warriors and diplomats of the First Nations: Sitting Bull, Pontiac, Black Hawk, Poundmaker and Joseph Brant. Using a blend of documentary and dramatic re-enactment, Chiefs separates the men from the myths, telling the stories of leaders who could be cruel and foolish as well as brilliant and brave.
Eatons: A Canadian Saga (Broadcast Premiere) – Sun., Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
This feature documentary uses never-before-seen footage of Canada’s most renowned retail family. Eatons: A Canadian Saga offers a detailed account of the Eaton’s saga using home movies, diaries, photos and letters taken from Fredrick Eaton’s private archives. The documentary traces the beginnings of Timothy Eaton’s first small store on Toronto’s Yonge Street in 1867, to the recent collapse of one of Canada’s greatest retail empires.
Klondike: Quest for Gold (Broadcast Premiere) – January 2003
Five adventurous participants live as 1897 prospectors as they journey to the Klondike in search of gold in the new living-history series from the creator of Pioneer Quest and Quest for the Bay. The prospectors attempt to make their way from Skagway, Alaska, to Dawson City, Yukon, enduring grueling 15-hour days. Outfitted with more than 500 pounds of period-appropriate supplies, the group hikes the demanding 50-km Chilkoot Trail, builds a wooden boat, and takes it 800 km up the Yukon River to stake a claim and pan for gold.