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Kon-Tiki
This is the classic Academy-Award winning documentary film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been…
Four Horsemen - A Look at the World Economy
The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. Twenty-three international thinkers come together and break their silence about how the…
Cary Grant: The Leading Man
Episode 4 of Hollywood Collection
Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star: a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be. His deft comic style merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. But the suave exterior concealed…
Red Dot on the Ocean - Sailing Alone Through the Northwest Passage
Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey "a suicide mission."…
Brewed in Brooklyn
Sit back, crack open a cold one and see the history of the one time, and perhaps future beer brewing capital of the world, Brooklyn, NY. This documentary explores the origins of the brewing industry in Brooklyn from early 1800's…
Audrey Hepburn Remembered
Episode 2 of Hollywood Collection
Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she spoke for the world's suffering children and families, earning an affection and…
The Impossible Spy
Based on the true story of Elie Cohen, Israel's national hero, whose daring mission took him from Argentina to Damascus where he successfully entered the upper echelons of the Syrian government. The secrets he obtained became crucial in Israel's victory…
Joan Crawford Always the Star
Episode 11 of Hollywood Collection
This glamorous and hugely popular actress raised herself from brutal poverty to Academy Award-winning stardom by guts, determination and hard work. During her fifty-year career, she made over eighty films. But her obsessive perfectionism led to the later caricature of…
Burt Lancaster Daring to Reach
Episode 3 of Hollywood Collection
Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. Born November 2, 1913, Burton Stephen Lancaster, later "Burt Lancaster" was one of five children of a New York City postal worker. Burt recalled…
Blood and Oil
Except for the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaigns, the extensive combat operations in the Middle East during World War I have been largely overlooked in documentary programs. Given the historical significance of the Ottoman Empire's demise in 1918, and the ongoing importance of…
Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII
From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany's final surrender, Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII narrated by Hal Holbrook, reveals the critical role gliders played in World War…
Whisky - The Islay Edition
Whisky - The Islay Edition is a one-hour documentary special about the magic of the golden liquid called whisky and the small island off the coast of Scotland which has been called "the Capital of Whisky." The Scottish island of…
Anthony Quinn
Episode 1 of Hollywood Collection
Born in Mexico, he became the main family provider when his father died in an accident. So began the story of a man who had a "thousand jobs" before acting in a film of Cecil B. DeMille - and who…
Ingrid Bergman: Remembered
Episode 9 of Hollywood Collection
Her name conjures up beauty, grace, talent and style. One of the greatest actresses of her time, she is best remembered for a natural and vulnerable persona which was so genuine and alluring. Her cinematic contributions produced such classics as…
The United States of Autism
The United States of Autism weaves the tale of a broad spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures - and the story of one man's 40-day, 11,000 mile journey across America to find answers for…
Embracing Dyslexia
In 2008 filmmaker Luis Macias learned that his eight-year old son, Alejandro, was dyslexic. Although diagnosed relatively early, Alejandro was held back in first grade due to poor reading and writing skills, which caused him countless homework battles and self-esteem…
Masterpiece or Forgery: The Story of Elmyr De Hory
Elmyr de Hory was called "The Myth of our Century" when he was revealed as a master forger in 1968. Born in 1905, he made an estimated 1000 fake paintings, primarily in the style of the post-impressionists before he died…
William Holden The Golden Boy
Episode 21 of Hollywood Collection
It was said of him that in more than seventy films, he never once gave a bad performance. He was a charming and unconventional man with a "wild streak" and a compulsion to test himself at every turn. At his…
St. Patrick: Apostle of Ireland
Who was Saint Patrick? This new documentary film delves beneath the myth of Ireland's patron saint to reveal that the patron saint of Ireland was an ordinary man who accomplished the extraordinary by placing his faith in God. Precious few…
Shirley MacLaine Kicking Up Her Heels
Episode 16 of Hollywood Collection
Shirley MacLaine was the product of a strict middle-class background from which she and her brother, the future actor Warren Beatty, escaped into the fantasy world of show-biz. Her ballet training and her long-legged pixie charm led to rapid success…