Foxtel Magazine


From the people and events that made America what it is today to wars that divided us and the animals that share our homes, documentaries have traced the story of life on Earth.

Covering every continent, every creature and the milestones that shaped the world, these records of our history have become the records that tell us who we are.

Join Foxtel for a month of informative programming – including Star Spangled History and Aliens Month events – that takes a look at people, creatures and incidents from the past and offers a hint of what is to come for the planet we call home.



His face is on America’s money, his bravery, honesty and devotion to the country he helped create is legendary, and his beliefs have contributed to the nation’s character, but who was the real George Washington, the first US president? Narrated by Jeff Daniels, this fascinating six-part series from historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin peels back the layers of myth to reveal a complex man and shrewd politician who was instrumental in creating a superpower, but who also had a number of secrets.

Stream* or watch from July 6, Mondays at 7.30pm on HISTORY [608]


Those with even following one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War. Lesser known, yet just as important, is how Lincoln embraced technology to win the battle. Using the new telegraph system – the 1800s version of email – and operating out of the country’s first situation room, he was able to be ‘@’ multiple battlefields simultaneously, allowing him to direct resources and command troops like never before.

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