Monday, September 21, 2009

The History Channel and Discovery Channel Go All Out for Dan Brown's New Novel

With the release of Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol, The History Channel's line up has now been flooded with programming relating to the themes in his novels. Beyond the DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons Decoded, The Templar Code, Secret Societies, and The Holy Grail were among the shows that aired this weekend. Tonight, you can catch The Templar Code, again, as well as Cities of the Underground: Freemason Underground and Secrets of the Founding Fathers. For the complete History Channel weekly schedule, click here. Disovery Channel has a similar lineup with Secret History of the Freemasons and Secret America on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

I love learning the true history behind Dan Brown's novels, but I tend to wonder how much of these special programs is factual and how much of it is just hype.


  1. I have watched all of these programs and I am a Freemason. I can tell you that most of what is presented is opinion and speculation. There is about as much factual information as Dan Brown's 'fictional' novel. The re-enactments are the most laughable to me. The Masonic society has posted a site that will address the Lost Symbol and try to clarify what is factual and what is fiction. You should take a look. . This will at least begin to educate the public on what it is really all about.

  2. Bill, thanks for the link. I will definitely check it out. As I watched Secrets of the Founding Fathers on the History Channel last night, I did find that most of the "secrets" seemed absurd. Unfortunately, entertainment sells!


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