Variety  Military Channel Rebrands to American Heroes Channel.  One of the first new programs to launch on AHC is “Against the Odds,” with Rob Lowe serving as narrator. Series introduces real-life bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. Each episode will feature vets detailing their true war stories. Show will premiere on March 3 in conjunction with the rebranded network launch.     “Against the Odds” is produced by 43 Films with Tracey Connor and Sammy Jackson exec producing alongside Max Culhane.

Nielsen’s    AHC’s first night posted significant triple-digit gains... The series debut of Against the Odds on Monday 3/3/14 at 10p was the network’s best series debut ever...   

The L.A. Times  "WWII in HD" is masterfully edited to make it seem as if you are watching specific narrative events unfold, so masterfully in fact that at times you forget you are watching a documentary...                             

New York Post   Tonight, History does something that the United States government has never been able to do: Explain the Vietnam War...Tonight, an incredible documentary, “Vietnam in HD,” presents the battles and massive struggles of this horrible war with actual footage of the events that were occurring...  

Wall Street Journal    "Those Damned Engineers" (Against The Odds)—a production of 43 Films—is packed with battle footage from American and German archives, the kind of pictures rarely seen in the stock footage usually found in television documentaries on the subject... For its pictures alone, "Those Damned Engineers" would have been an extraordinarily impressive work....It is a narrative unflagging in its suspensefulness and too little known—one that provides intimate views of the way the German counteroffensive had begun...The engineers in question are themselves among the film's most dramatic subjects. Filmed in their quiet suburban houses, in peaceful neighborhoods, there's as much eloquence in their silent contemplation of the battle's details as in anything spoken. Long accustomed to the lives of ordinary citizens, they are nonetheless far from ordinary as they sit in the neat, well-ordered kitchens and living rooms, recalling the chaos, the bodies, the never-again equaled solidarity of men of their unit—the war that would be, always, the central experience of their lives...

 

What some of our viewers are saying on Facebook...

Jeremy B. ...Great Job.....Was awesome to see my grandfathers story told the way it should have been, a true turning point in history.
John H. ...GREAT program! I really like the interviews with the veterans thrown in for context!
Cody W.  ...Such a great show, thanks American Heroes Channel!
Steve K.  ...Thank you for your sacrifices 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Howard K.  ...I am really enjoying this series. The Viet Nam episode was amazing.
Loren David S.  ...seen this last night ... was awesome !!!
Johnny M.  ...The first season of Against The Odds I still watch my wife also we will be watching tonight with solemn gratitude for our unsung heroes everywhere who have and still continue the fight and awesome sacrifice for this country .

On Amazon...

5.0 out of 5 stars     Eyewitness to History    By Leroy & Lisa P.
As a 22 year Army veteran who was on the ground in Ramadi as a part of the 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division during these events, it was amazing to see our story told. Factually correct, and well told.
5.0 out of 5 stars   Should be required viewing for all Americans  By R. M.
An amazing show. It's so well done, a great mix of actual battle footage, interviews with survivors, moving maps and sparse but informative narration (almost like you're part of the military briefing). Easy to understand and follow, simultaneously heart-wrenching and inspiring, every episode you learn something about the battle itself as well as those who fought in it. We love it and have it saved on the DVR to watch time and again. Hopefully it will be available on DVD soon so I can give it as a gift to family members and use it in my classes at school (I'm a teacher.)

5.0 out of 5 stars   Five Stars   By Amazon Customeron

This was a great series. Chosin especially. Tells how tough Americans used to be.

 

American Heroes Channel Premieres ‘Against the Odds’ at Newseum

Newseum Vice Chairman Shelby Coffey moderates a panel featuring U.S. veterans Bill Steele, Sr. (Marine Corps – WWII), John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam), and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq).

Newseum Vice Chairman Shelby Coffey moderates a panel featuring U.S. veterans Bill Steele, Sr. (Marine Corps – WWII), John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam), and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq).

U.S. veterans John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam) and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq)

U.S. veterans John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam) and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq)