Charlie Chaplin and Stars from the Silent Movie Era Come to Life In a Colorful New Way in: America in Color

From the Golden Age of Hollywood to the Wild West and
Organized Crime, Season Two of the Smithsonian Channel Series
Explores Some of the Most Significant Moments in
American History, Now in Color for the First Time! 
Premieres Sunday November 18 at 8PM ET/PT

Ric Talk with Producers Nick Metcalfe & Lucie Ridout
About this Extraordinary Project Bringing America’s Defining
20th Century Moments to Life.

Smithsonian Channel continues putting the color back into history, restoring it to life with in one of the most ambitious colorization projects in TV history in the new season of America In Color. Season two dives even deeper into historical archives, private collections and home movies, digitizing over 23 miles of footage, in search of the people, places and moments – big and small – that helped define the 20th century. Through rare imagery of the birth of American traditions like the Girl Scouts and the first Indianapolis 500 to in-game footage of the infamous 1919 Black Sox World Series and even the legendary Rockefeller family’s own home movies, the series continues to use startlingly detailed restoration and colorization to bridge the decades and present history as it was lived – in color. Building on the decade-by-decade approach of season one, season two captures the country’s explosive transformation: the men and women who drove it, its impact on the land and society at large, and the birth of a mass culture that we still recognize today. 
The season premiere, AMERICA IN COLOR: WILD WEST, kicks off at the start of the 20th century, when the legend of the West as a feral and untamed land is still powerful. From gunfights at the O.K. Corral to the Indian Wars and Buffalo Bill, it is a place where history becomes myth. Over the next six decades, that spirit persists, even as the West breaks out of this image to become a dynamic region that paves the way for a modern America. Other episodes this season include Titans of Industry, Organized Crime, Playtime, American Royalty and Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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