July 8 is the premiere of Time Team America, based on the long-running and highly successful UK series. This five-part series places a team of archaeological experts in a new American dig site each week with only three days to unearth its buried secrets. The first episode’s location is “Fort Raleigh.” Untangle the mystery of the first English settlement in America, where 116 settlers vanished from Roanoke Island more than 400 years ago. Airs Wednesdays at 7 p.m. starting July 8th.
Ascent of Money premieres immediately after Time Team America. Author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson traces the evolution of money and demonstrates that financial history is the essential back-story behind all history. This four-part series is a more extensive and evergreen financial history than the two-hour special which premiered in January 2009. Airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and repeats Sundays at 1 p.m. starting July 8th.