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Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century as it eventually emerged to become America's music. Features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more...
This documentary series explores the history of science and how we found our place in the cosmos.
Directed by filmmaker Peter Jackson, this is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band's intimate recording sessions. The documentary showcases the warmth, camaraderie, and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome, and is compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage shot in January 1969 (by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored....
Becoming Frederick Douglass is the inspiring story of how a man born into slavery became one of the most prominent statesmen and influential voices for democracy in American history. Born in 1818 on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he escaped from slavery in 1838 and went on to become the most well-known leader of the abolitionist movement.
Features four complete programs that explore the legends, myths, and mystery of the haunted castles in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Castle Ghosts taps into the energies and aura of the supernatural.
An exciting collection of some of the most hilarious stand-up comedians of all-time!
Peaceful, intelligent, friendly beings that swim as if they own the sea, dolphins have long evoked humans affection and fascination, but still little is known about them. Viewers will get a fresh look at the world of the dolphins and meet up with scientists who will provide a better understanding of them. See what happened 50 million years ago when wolf-like mammals evolved into the family of dolphins, porpoises, and killer whales. Contains five episodes....
The series explores our fascination with UFOs and the influence government, private companies, and the military may have in shielding the truth. Ignited by a bombshell story revealing that the Pentagon had been tracking UFOs for years, the series examines the history of the phenomenon through cultural and political touchpoints, including testimony from eyewitnesses across the country, asking the most enigmatic questions of all: Why do people believe...
This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.)
10) Blue planet II
David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.
An essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals how he first became a football star, why America fell in love with him off the field, what happened in the trial for his ex-wife₂s murder, and finally, why he is now sitting in jail for another crime 20 years later.
12) The Churchills
Popular historian David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history, both of whom were called Churchill. Everyone knows Winston Churchill led Britain and her Allies in their struggle against Hitler; less well known is John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, who led Britain and her Allies against an earlier would-be dictator of Europe, the Sun King, Louis XIV of France. John Churchill was Winston's ancestor, but he was more...
Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom is a rich and nuanced portrait of the woman known as a conductor of the Underground Railroad, who repeatedly risked her life and freedom to liberate others from slavery.
14) The spy factory
This videodisc exposes the hidden, high-tech workings of the world's largest intelligence agency, the National Security Agency (NSA) and a report on the threat to privacy and the effectiveness of high-tech surveillance in the age of terrorism.
The first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI technology. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope.
This multi-episode documentary series takes viewers on the definitive in-depth journey behind the scenes of one of the greatest landmark franchises of all time: Star Trek. Celebrating the show's 55th anniversary, each episode focuses on a different chapter in the groundbreaking program's history. Interviews with the cast, crew, and experts including one of Leonard Nimoy's final in-depth Trek interviews reveal never-before-heard backstage stories and...
Includes all 8 half-hour Rick Steves' Europe TV shows on Eastern Europe, airing from 2000 to 2012. The shows featured are: Prague and Czech Republic; Czech Republic Beyond Prague; Poland: Krakow, Auschwitz and Warsaw; Budapest; Croatia; Best of Slovenia; Dubrovnik and Balkan Side-Trips; and Surprising Bulgaria.
David Starkey examines the story of the English crown from the fall of Rome to the 1660s. Starkey covers nearly 250 years, from Charles II to Victoria. Replete with infidelities, betrayals, and rivalries, English history emerges as a compelling family saga.
Examine the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers: Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway's biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.
20) Big history
A collection that turns history on its head, breaks down the walls between history and science, and tells the story of the universe form the Big Bang through today. Crisscrossing through time and space, each episode reveals the transformative relationships between science and history that viewers many not have even knew existed.
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