If you haven’t had your fill of Adolf Hitler documentaries on the National Geographic Channel — shows such as…
Hitler and the Occult
Hitler’s Hidden Holocaust
Hitler’s Stealth Fighter
Hitler’s Hidden City
Hitler’s Lost Battleship
Making History: Hitler’s Death
Hitler: Rise and Fall
42 Ways to Kill Hitler
… and many more …
… don’t despair: The Channel will be serving up even more Hitler.
Posted: Thu., Sep. 8, 2011, 9:40am PT
National Geographic nabs ‘Apocalypse Hitler’
French docu tracks rise of German dictator
BIARRITZ — France Televisions Distribution, the overseas sales unit of Gallic pubcaster France Televisions, has sold two-part historical docu “Apocalypse Hitler” to the National Geographic Channel.
Hitler” is the prologue to the six-part documentary hit “Apocalypse: The Second World War.”
The first episode chronicles Hitler’s life as a failed painter and far-right activist up to his election as Chancellor of Germany, while the second episode centers on his relentless rise to power and ends in 1939, when WWII began.
As with “Apocalypse,” “Hitler” features exclusive archive footage that has been restored, colorized and rendered in HD.
… Another popular program on France Televisions Distribution’s slate is Yann Arthus Bertrand’s documentary series “Earth From Above,” which is shot in HD. Now in its fourth season, “Earth From Above” was nabbed by Italy’s RAI, as well a German free-to-air channel, as yet not revealed.
FWIW: Seems like “Earth From Above” is more consistent with our Society’s mission “to inspire people to care about the planet” than is yet another show about a genocidal maniac. Then again, the National Geographic Channel is the property of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, so maybe this all makes perfect sense.
(We remember when Hitler was the enemy of our society — and our Society — rather than a linchpin of National Geographic programming.)