The History Channel shows some of the best programs on television. Lots of shows, for example the ones on Civil War topics, have ties to local areas in the United States. I like the back-and-forth of visiting a spot and then watching a program about it, or vice-versa.
I don't always watch the History channel, but every once and awhile they have some really interesting shows. Since I do not remember much of the History I studied in school, I enjoy refreshing my memory on particular events.
the History channel is great. The shows are very insightful. My current guilty pleasure is the Gangland series. It's an in depth look at various gangs and affiliates throughout the US. very informative about things you usually are oblivious to.
The history channel is a great channel. It does get annoying when I'm home though because my grandfather refuses to watch any other channel besides the stock markets and the history channel...but overall they have great programs.