Columbus Day was a total bust in terms of relevant programming on cable. The only documentary I saw listed was "Columbus: The Lost Voyage", which premiered last year for Columbus Day.
The program avoids any controversy over the origins of Columbus. It sticks to the view that Columbus was searching for the coast of China and was badly mistaken as to its distance from Europe. However, it includes the detail that Columbus assured his crew that landfall would be made within three days (of their current location on the voyage).
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