It offers three whirlwind tours of America's architectural treasures: the ten homes, ten parks, and ten towns that changed our country. Explore American houses through the ages, enjoy a lively history of landscape architecture and our most beloved parks, and discover the story of how we have planned our cities over time. Starring: Geoffrey Baer.
Explore the stories behind ten original American monuments and the historical moments that inspired them. In Ten Streets That Changed America, see how streets have connected the nation and divided communities. In Ten Modern Marvels That Changed America, meet engineers who have scoffed at the laws of nature and defied naysayers with amazing feats of engineering.
A three-part documentary featuring stunning visuals captured by photographers Laurent Ballest and Vincent Munier as they explore the frozen continent. Traveling aboard a French polar icebreaker in 2016, they documented the marvels of the continent, both on the ice and under it. This series showcases their work and serves as a chronicle of the effect climate change is having on the unique and diverse wildlife in this harsh environment. Director: Jerome Bouvier. Starring: Laurent Ballest, Vincent Munier
Discover one of the most intimate regions in the world, Napa Valley, as viewers embark on a journey of master winemaking. Director: Nicholas Kovacic. Starring: Steve Reynolds, Anthony Bell, Julien Fayard, Heidi Peterson Barrett
The groundbreaking new documentary from director Carolyn Jones (The American Nurse) follows eight patients with life-threatening illnesses, and the nurses who guide them to make critical choices along the way as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living. It offers a hopeful message about bringing power back to the patient. Director: Carolyn Jones.
Nearly 20 years after the death of Princess Diana, her sons and heirs, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, look back on the life and work of their remarkable mother, and how her influence shaped their lives. Director: Ashley Gething.
In a forgotten massacre during Guatemala's decades long civil war, a young boy was spared, only to be raised by one of the very soldiers who killed his family. Nearly 30 years after the tragedy, it will take a dedicated team, from a forensic scientist to a young Guatemalan prosecutor, to uncover the truth and bring justice to those responsible, by finding the missing boy named Oscar. Starring: Ryan Suffern, Scott Greathead, Fredy Peccerelli.
Having lived as mobile foragers for 99 percent of our time on Earth, how and why did humans set out on the road to civilization? How did they create villages, towns, cities and states, and establish the blueprint for the modern world? Explore the seedbed civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Middle East, and the Indus Valley in this global story. Director: Karen Kelly. Starring: Kerry Shale
An electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones's bold aesthetic. Director: Sophie Fiennes. Starring: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie
Sir Edmund Hillary was a bee-keeper, mountaineer, war veteran, explorer, philanthropist, husband, father, and the first person to ever reach the summit of Mount Everest. From his childhood in South Auckland, New Zealand, to the plane crash that killed his wife and daughter, the intriguing drama portrays the life, loves, and losses of one of the most famous explorers of all time. Director: Danny Mulheron. Starring: Andrew Munro, Dean O'Gorman
In 1955, as the Soviet Union's pervasive propaganda about the U.S. and American racism spread globally, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. convinced President Eisenhower that jazz was the best way to intervene in the Cold War cultural conflict. For the next decade, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Dave Brubeck traveled the globe to perform as cultural ambassadors. Director: Hugo Berkeley
The story of an itinerant Jewish healer and preacher, who went from hero to victim in a single week, 2000 years ago, and ended up dead on a cross. Hugh Bonneville sets out to discover why that one execution had such seismic, lasting and global impact, for better and for worse. Starring: Hugh Bonneville
In 1983, a group of childhood friends pulled off the crime of the century: kidnapping one of the richest men in the world, the heir of the Heineken beer empire. The shocking capture, by gunpoint in broad daylight on the streets of Amsterdam, resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for a kidnapped individual. It was truly the perfect crime, until they got away with it. Based on a true story. Director: Daniel Alfredson. Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Jemima West
A landmark three-part series made in conjunction with the BBC, Kingdoms of the Sky reveals the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home on the iconic mountain ranges of the world. There is one program each on the Himalaya, Rockies, and Andes.
An intimate portrait of Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005) on the occasion of her centennial on May 18th 2018. The Swedish soprano had an incredible technique and was the world's leading dramatic soprano between 1955 and 1975. Rare TV and archive footage shows Nilsson at work, and is complemented by interviews with Placido Domingo, Otto Schenk, James Levine, and many others. Starring: Placido Domingo, Otto Schenk, James Levine.
Through Metinides' compelling work, which often captures not only gruesome scenes of human tragedy but also the curious reactions of onlookers, Trisha Ziff explores humanity's morbid fascination with death and accidents. Director: Trisha Ziff. Starring: Enrique Metinides
Survivor, journalist, and attorney interviews come together to paint a picture of a community who chose strength in the face of terror. Director: Charlie Minn. Starring: Charlie Minn, Jonathan Gonzales
In a landscape so ancient that, in parts, it predates life on the planet are animals superbly adapted to the harsh and beautiful extremes of Outback Australia. Over the course of a year, journey with the people and animals of Australia's Kimberley region in North West Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness, bursting with character.
New Zealand farmer Paul Sorenson has a unique connection with his colleagues: a team of sheep dogs. For 40 years, he's worked to develop smarter and more intuitive training methods for fellow farmers, while grappling with memories of a difficult childhood. Reaching retirement, the veteran dog whisperer passes his knowledge to the next generation of shepherds, and reflects on the sacrifices he's made to pursue his intense passion for dogs. Director: Sally Rowe
Filmmaker Emily Railsback and award-winning sommelier Jeremy Quinn provide intimate access to rural family life in the Republic of Georgia as they explore the rebirth of 8,000-year-old wine making traditions almost lost during the period of Soviet rule. Director: Emily Railsback
Rwandan president Paul Kagame leads a tour of his country. Included: gorilla trekking through Volcanoes National Park; jet skiing in Lake Kivu; exploring Nyungwe Forest National Park; and observing wildlife at Akagera National Park. Starring: Paul Kagame, Peter Greenberg
Ninety years ago in Egypt the greatest archaeological find in history was made: The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and its golden treasures. But the real story has become shrouded in myth, with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. A 120 minute special brings together the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists, and Egyptologists, to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Director: Sean Smith
Hannibal, one of history's most famous generals, achieved what the Romans thought to be impossible. With a vast army of 30,000 troops, 15,000 horses, and 37 war elephants, he crossed the mighty Alps in only 16 days to launch an attack on Rome from the north. In Hannibal in the Alps, a team of experts conclusively proves for the first time that Hannibal's army did indeed cross the Alps. Director: Giulia Clark. Starring: Jay O. Sanders
The journey of a group of renowned rock musicians, led by George Lynch, on a journey of discovery through music, exposing the injustices done to Native Americans. Director: George Lynch, Mark McLaughlin. Starring: Noam Chomsky, George Lynch, Tom Morello
Holocaust survivor Joe Engel vividly tells the story of his journey to hell and back, including escaping from a death train and working covertly as a freedom fighter. Director: Ron Small. Starring: Joe Engel
Get the inside story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in Ohio. An investigation of labor trafficking exposes a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies profiting from forced labor, and the US government's role.
Go inside President Donald Trump's high-stakes battle for control of the Republican party. Learn how Trump attacked fellow Republicans and used inflammatory rhetoric that rallied his base and further divided the country in his first year as president.
Despite her premature death at age 39, Flannery O'Connor left behind one of the most haunting and strikingly original bodies of work in twentieth century literature. With the rural South as her backdrop, she brought to life a string of eccentric characters torn between their worldly ambitions and the need for a more enduring truth. This film traces the people and events that shaped her remarkable career, as well as the important role that Catholicism played in her writing. Director: Bridget Kurt
The untold story of fame, love, tragedy and 90 years of American entertainment through the eyes of the woman who did it all: Rose Marie. Director: Jason Wise. Starring: Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Dan Harmon, Tim Conway
Tad and Lilly need the perfect collection of things to take to school for their math assignment. After they finally decide on moon rocks, they must figure out how to get them. With some magical help from their firefly friend, Edison, they soon board a rocket ship. Watch as they use their skills in counting, sorting, skip counting, and recognizing patterns to overcome obstacles, find new friends, and make the trip back to Earth! Includes songs and a game.
Introducing a brand new 2018 series that covers core curriculum topics in all academic areas. Developed by an English curriculum writer, this program introduces students to the amazing life and poetry of Maya Angelou.