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Former CIA Operative Mike Baker to Investigate Top-Secret Government Programs in New Science Channel Series

BLACK FILES DECLASSIFIED’ Premieres Thursday, April 2, at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel


Every year, the government funds clandestine programs collectively called the black budget. But what’s exactly behind these secretive missions operating around the globe? Former CIA operative Mike Baker will dig into these mysterious programs each week in BLACK FILES DECLASSIFIED, premiering Thursday, April 2, at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel.

With unprecedented access, Mike will look at different top-secret government program steeped in cutting edge science. Conducting his own research, speaking with journalists, experts, former government and black file officials and scientists, he’ll stop at nothing to delve deeper into these black files than has ever been done before.

In the first episode, Mike will explore a top-secret aviation program funded by a mysterious money trail that could revolutionize flight transportation by attaining Mach 5 speeds, nearly 4,000 mph. But could this hypersonic speed technology fall into the wrong hands? Mike delves into the black files and explores how a few nations are working on hypersonic missiles, capable of reaching their target in minutes and completely unstoppable.

In another episode, Mike digs into another clandestine program, investigating the credible sources of alien sightings and a program dedicated to researching, tracking and identifying UFOs. Even within the government, most don’t know about the program. Are they capturing hostile spy craft? Testing out latest technology? Or could it be something else? A series of recently released videos filmed by the Department of Defense show a technology that scientists and aviation experts agree is beyond our capability and very possibly, something from beyond our world.  Mike Baker looks into one of the most fascinating subjects of our time.

Each week, BLACK FILES DECLASSIFIED will seek out the truth behind some of the world’s most intriguing mysteries. From a space-based military program to an undefeatable army with superhuman strength and the ability to kill with their minds, Mike will pull back the curtain on the programs that sound more like science fiction than truth.

In addition to watching the series on Science Channel, viewers can check out new episodes each week by visiting or by downloading the Science Channel GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #BlackFiles and following Science Channel on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

BLACK FILES DECLASSIFIED is produced for Science Channel by Espiritus Productions and Spark TV. For Espiritus Productions executive producers are Michelle and Bill Katz.  For Spark TV, executive producer is Paul Wooding.  For Science Channel, Wyatt Channell is Executive Producer and Andrew Lessner is Producer.

About Science Channel

Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel’s programming also includes timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at; and conversations on Science Channel’s popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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