The history of the gadget is both the history of invention and the history of men's lives. Popular Mechanics Magazine partners with HISTORY(TM) on this two-hour special, assembling a panel of the world's most renowned tech gurus to generate the definitive list. It is hosted by Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) and features Popular Mechanics James Meigs, Jim Cameron, James Dyson, and others discussing the gadgets that inspired, amused, or confused them.
Whether due to acts of terrorism, hate, or mental instability, mass shootings have become all too commonplace. This documentary series examines this disturbing phenomenon from the points of view of victims, family members, emergency medical workers, and first responders, who bravely risk their own lives in the face of grave danger. Each episode recounts a specific incident using archival footage and in-depth interviews to shine a spotlight on the traumatic events and their aftermath. The results are powerful, eye-opening, and hopefully change-inducing.
The Automat recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain which served affordable food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. Founded in 1888, it revolutionized the nation's restaurant scene, the customer put nickels into slots, and little windows opened to reveal the customer's pick, be it a slice of pie, macaroni, and cheese, or a Salisbury steak. The chain welcomed those who had been ignored, including immigrants, the working class, Blacks, and women, all of whom were often not welcome in restaurants. The Automat illustrates how the company both served the public with great food and at the same time treated its employees with fairness and integrity.
Beyond a simple personal quest, this is a journey through multiple layers: the history of the village of Sölöz, not far from Boursa, in Turkey; the deportation of the Armenian people; the exchanges of populations; the settlement of Balkan Muslims in this village; and a dialogue of possible Armenian-Turkish reconciliation. From Palme d'Or award-winning director Serge Avédikian.
Darren Maxwell became addicted to collecting Batman merchandise in late 1980s Australia as a way to be a part of nascent geek culture. Decades later, Darren's stuck with a room full of collectables, an identity he no longer recognizes. Yet a supportive partner, a fanboy best friend and a persistent need to belong mean he's unable to let go.
President Kennedy considered the attempted invasion of Cuba in 1961 one of the worst decisions of his administration. Not only did the exercise fail miserably, it irrevocably tainted relations with the Communist dictatorship. This one-hour program goes back in time to profile the events leading up to the debacle which left 114 operatives dead and over a thousand captured. The series also highlights a secret report from the CIA Inspector General and Cuban propaganda films mocking the attack that embarrassed a nation.
Episode One: Reactions Just about every solid, liquid, or gas in the world begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. Episode Two: Indestructible Scientists and engineers have created virtually indestructible versions of common materials by manipulating the chains of interlocking atoms that give them strength, but have they made them too tough? Episode Three: Live Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and a molecule called Rubisco, none would be here.
A quintessential New York story. For over 70 years, the influential Fashion Calendar with its iconic pink pages laid out every fashion event in New York City, including New York Fashion Week. Behind it was founder Ruth Finley. In 2014, Ruth returned at 95 and sold the Fashion Calendar to the Council of Fashion Designers of America. This documentary examines this momentous transition, and reflects on the life, work, and legacy of this trailblazer and the industry Ruth helped create.
This film traces the history of racism in American healthcare, beginning with the brutal medical experimentation that enslaved people were forced to undergo. The the very same inequalities and biases continue to plague our healthcare system, creating disparities in the quality of care that Black, Brown, and Indigenous people receive. Interwoven with expert testimonies are the personal stories of patients who have been victimized by healthcare inequities.
Sometime in the '60s in sunny Sacramento, two Filipina-American sisters got together with other teenage girls to play music. Little did they know their garage band would evolve into the legendary rock group Fanny, the first all-women band to release an LP with a major record label. Fanny's groundbreaking impact in music was written out of history…until bandmates reunite 50 years later with a new rock record deal. With incredible archival footage of the band's rocking past intercut with its next chapter releasing a new LP today. Fighting early barriers of race, gender, and sexuality in the music industry, and now ageism, the incredible women of Fanny are ready to claim their hallowed place in the halls of rock 'n' roll fame.
A definitive exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of his internationally renowned hymn, "Hallelujah." Approved for production by Leonard Cohen just before his 80th birthday in 2014, the film accesses a wealth of never-before-seen archival materials from the Cohen Trust including Cohen's notebooks, journals and photographs, performance footage, and extremely rare audio recordings and interviews.
A two-part, four-hour documentary that explores America's youth mental health crisis through the eyes of more than twenty young people, who speak about their lived experience with mental health challenges, from depression to addiction to suicide ideation. Includes Spanish SDH subtitles.
The incredible story of Prince Philip's journey from refugee to war hero to consort of Queen Elizabeth II. A descent of kings, queens, and czars, Philip's life was shaped by assassination, war and revolution. Battling it out with the British Establishment, he shaped and modernized the British monarchy, preserving and protecting it for generations to come.
A film about tough conversations and also a call to action. It follows two groups on a civil rights tour through the American South as they reckon with our painful legacy of racial injustice. The first is a group of predominantly Black middle school students from Chicago, and the second is a group of older mostly white Americans who lived through the 1960s Civil Rights era. Both groups come face to face with the leaders and everyday heroes whose courage and perseverance paved the way for future generations. The film is a testament to the power of place-based learning and direct experience in creating transformational change, both within one's self and in the world at large.
Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979 and 2009, Stephen William Hawking achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which he discussed his theories and cosmology in general. His book A Brief History of Time appeared on the Sunday Times bestseller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks.
It explores the life of one of history's most fascinating figures, a cowboy, soldier, statesman, conservationist, adventurer, reformer, author, and finally, U.S. president. Featuring over five hours of expert interviews, rich archival material, and vivid live-action sequences, this two-part documentary charts Roosevelt's journey from his sickly childhood to being a champion for the working man to becoming, at age 42, the youngest president of the United States, whose legacy and impact on progressive political policies reverberate today.
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein's three-part, six-hour documentary series examines how the American people and leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and how this catastrophe challenged America's identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of democracy. Includes Spanish SDH.
In this new 2022 high-definition program, learn all about the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Explore her path to the highest court in the land. Why are her nomination and confirmation such a historic event? What does it mean to the Black community? What does it mean for our country and the Supreme Court itself? The answers to all of these questions and more are covered in-depth with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting videos that reinforce important concepts.
In this new 2022 high-definition program, learn all about the five essential elements of poetry, while studying Black poets like Amanda Gorman, Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes. Imagery, rhythm, sound, density and line are defined and exemplified in a way that encourages young students to explore their own poetic voices. Rap music also gets analyzed for its poetic elements! Detailed graphics, diagrams and exciting video reinforce important concepts.
In this new 2022 high-definition program, learn all about the possible future of COVID-19. What does "endemic" mean? Will I still have to wear a mask? Is Omicron the last COVID-19 virus I need to worry about? Do I still need to get booster shots? The answers to all of these questions and more are covered in-depth with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting videos that reinforce important concepts.