Factual shows to watch on DStv, 13-19 August


Explore with Simon Reeve & Brian Cox, and go inside Tulsa’s Race Massacre

Factual shows to watch on DStv, 13-19 August

DStv takes a deep dive into little-known history this week with documentaries Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre and John Rabe – The Schindler of Nanking.

Travel lovers, settle in for Treasures of Ancient Rome before adventurer Simon Reeves takes us around the world in Incredible Journeys With Simon Reeve. And for an out of this world destination,there’s also Life, The Universe & Everything With Brian Cox, the physicist who sets out to understand the world. We see inside small-town life in 4th And Forever: Alcoa which explores Alcoa High School and its influence and power thanks to American football. and there’s so much more to explore… including Murder Hornets.

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Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre

100 years ago, white attackers burned 12 city blocks of a prosperous African-American neighbourhood to the ground during 2 days of violent, racially motivated attacks during in which even buildings were firebombed from the sky.

Watch on Saturday, 14 August on History (DStv channel 186) at 20:15

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John Rabe – The Schindler of Nanking 

John Heinrich Rabe was a businessman and a committed Nazi Party leader, but during the Japanese siege of Nanking in 1937, his actions to protect around 200,000 Chinese people earned him the nickname the “Schindler of Nanking”.

Watch on Tuesday, 17 August on Curiosity Channel (DStv channel 185) at 21:00

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