Last week I reported on a Facebook claim that History had reprimanded America Unearthed star Scott Wolter for his alternative history views. I spoke with a representative for History today, and the network says it has never spoken to Wolter about his views. The story reported by the Facebook fan page for America Unearthed is categorically false. Officials for the network confirmed that a meeting did take place in March, but this was to celebrate the show’s renewal for season two. Network officials, in fact, not only are proud of America Unearthed but also confirmed that they have no position on the claims made on the program. (Indeed, many network officials have not watched the complete series and were unaware of some of the more extreme claims made on the show.) According to the History spokesperson, History and H2 programs are intended as entertainment only and are not meant to be considered factual.
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