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Knapp refers readers to the Bad Archaeology website's founder Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews who comments, "I find it incredible and frightening that a worldwide distributed television channel ...
can broadcast such rubbish as Ancient Aliens." In December 2011, Politifact gave the History Channel's claim that the United States Congress stayed open on Christmas Day for most of its first 67 years of existence a "pants on fire" rating, the lowest of its ratings, noting that its own research showed that both the Senate and the House had only convened once in those 67 years on a Christmas Day and adding that, since there's a one in seven chance of Christmas falling on a Sunday (when Congress did not meet in order to attend church), the claim that they would have convened almost every Christmas is "ridiculous".
History (formerly The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is a history-based pay television network that is owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between Hearst Communications and the Disney Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company.
In addition to its self-named flagship channel, History provides sister channels such as History en Español (Spanish language) and Military History.
Kutner was one of three historians commissioned to review the documentary, which the channel disavowed and never aired again. Senator Chuck Grassley is a critic of the channel and its lack of historical or educational programming, showing particular disdain for the latter two programs.
Some of the network's series, including Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, and Pawn Stars, garnered increased viewership ratings in the United States, while receiving criticism over the series' nonhistorical nature. Forbes contributor Brad Lockwood criticized the channel's addition of "programs devoted to monsters, aliens, and conspiracies" attributing a perceived intent of boosting ratings as propelling the network to feature a focus on pseudoarchaeology instead of facts.
The documentary theorizes that the photo was taken after Earhart and Noonan crashed at Mili Atoll.
The channel originally broadcast documentary programs and historical fiction series.
More recently, it has channel drifted to mostly broadcast various male-oriented reality television series such as Pawn Stars, Ax Men, and other nonhistorical content.
For the Australian equivalent of this channel, see History (Australian TV channel).
For the India equivalent of this channel, see History (India).
On February 16, 2008, a new logo was launched on the U. On March 20, 2008, as part of that same rebranding effort, The History Channel dropped "The" and "Channel" from its name to become simply "History".