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Topic: History

History Celebrates New Show Roots With Project to Digitize Post-Slavery Documents

Will help African-American families trace their ancestors

When immigrants came into the United States through Ellis Island or arrived on the Mayflower, it was all carefully documented so that today, family members can easily trace the arrival…

Meet 4 Influential Women in Marketing and Media Who Are Creating a Culture of Change

Bold moves and big swings

  brightcove.createExperiences(); Name one industry today that is untouched by the extraordinary pace of progress. Breakthrough technologies and the consumers who use them…

The Titanic's Final Hours Are Being Relived on Twitter, and It's Hard to Look Away

Luxury liner struck ice 104 years ago today

If you needed a reminder of the deadly hubris that can be fueled by marketing, technology and industrial one-upsmanship, there's a flurry of century-old tweets you might want to check…

Dan Harmon and Jack Black Bring History to Life in New Late-Night Comedy Block

The channel's big bid for millennials

When you think late-night comedy, History probably isn't the first—or even the 10th—channel that comes to mind. But the network hopes to change that starting next Thursday, Feb. 25, when…

A+E Networks to Use AOL's Programmatic Platform in Massive Deal

Includes ad buy across HuffPo, TechCrunch and more

AOL has struck a deal with A+E Networks that will allow A+E Networks to use AOL's programmatic ad platform, ONE By AOL, and publisher solutions that includes an upfront ad…

A+E Networks Shake-up Leads to a New History Chief

Jana Bennett replaces Dirk Hoogstra

Dirk Hoogstra is history at History. The evp and gm of History and H2, who has been overseeing the networks since June 2013, is out, effective immediately. His replacement is FYI…

Throwback Thursday: Don't Know What to Do With Dad? Drug Him!

A 1959 mag ad for Thorazine

How do you calm grandpa down when he gets in one of his moods? Well, in the 1950s, you cooled him out with some heavy-duty amphetamines. This 1959 magazine ad…

12 Modern Tech Devices the Smithsonian Is Saving for Posterity

Figuring out which iPhone to keep (and which to toss)

Ask what’s in the American history collection at the Smithsonian Institution, and most people will mention really old stuff like The Star-Spangled Banner or a few chunks of Plymouth Rock…

A+E Networks Looks to Its Future by Turning to the Past

Reboots of Roots, War and Peace and The Omen fuel its upcoming slate

Let's get the disappointing news out of the way first: A+E Networks' upfront presentation Thursday night lacked the big announcement many were hoping for—confirmation of reports earlier this week that…

More and More, Marketers Venture Into Bathroom Humor

Looking for big laughs and brand recognition

Call it progress, or clutch your pearls. Bathroom humor that would have been rejected by network standards departments in earlier eras is now sailing through—and going viral. A Kmart spot in…

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