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Documentary focusing on the life and film production of Frank Capra revealing an artist whose arrogant manner won the loyalty of several collaborators, producing films that conveyed an enduring vision of what America aspired to be.
A killer lawn mower is on the loose.
Scholars discuss the theories surrounding Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail that are brought up in the novel "The Da Vinci Code".
Documentary about the seven escaped Texas inmates dubbed "The Malevolent Seven," who allegedly killed a policeman after escaping from a Texas prison on December 13, 2000. The seven were the focus of a nationwide manhunt. They disguised themselves as Christians living in a Colorado trailer park. The
Profile of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Profile of Australian Dame Edna Everage, also known as Barry Humphries.
Profile of musician George Harrison, who died of cancer on November 29, 2001.
"Biography" profiles people who made news in 2001. Those profiled include: President George W. Bush; U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; British Prime Minister Tony Blair; U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Colin Powell; Civilian Heroe
An in-depth look at how Osama bin Laden might be prosecuted -- and defended -- in an American courtroom.
Examines the story of underworld mobster, James "Whitey" Bulger, and the FBI agent who cultivated him as an informant, John Connolly. In January 2000, the relationship between the mobster and the agent put Connolly under scrutiny. On a tip form another informant, FBI investigators found evidence of
Over the last half of the twentieth century, the understanding of human sexuality has undergone a radical change. Sexual science, education and ubiquity have eclipsed the mysteries, myths and practices fueled by public ignorance and distaste for sex. The program examines these changes through the ey
Patti Labelle was born in 1944 in a black working-class neighborhood in Philadelphia and grew up to be one of the most enduring recording artists of her time. Patti worshiped her father and learned to sing on his lap. Though too shy to raise her hand in class, she volunteered to sing at a high schoo
Profile of Ivana Trump, a Czechoslavakian competitive skier and model, who became a successful business woman after marrying, then divorcing, real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Profile of lawyer/professor/author/actor/television show host Ben Stein.
Profile of Barbara Bush.
Profile of actor/comedian Paul Lynde.
Profile of actor Robert Reed, best known for his role as Mike Brady on the television series "The Brady Bunch."
Profile of actor Dick Van Patten, star of the long-running sitcom, "Eight Is Enough."
Documentary about the Navy's role in Vietnam. Navy ships and personnel ranged over the entire theatre of operations, from carrier-based air strikes and amphibious assaults, to shore bombardments, interdicting enemy shipping and search and destroy missions on the rivers and canals of the Mekong Delta
Since the early 1980s, every state in the nation has passed laws making it easier for young violent criminals to be tried in adult courts and remanded to adult prisons, embodying a new philosophy of "adult crime, adult time." Viewers explore an intimate portrait of prison life seldom seen.
Documentary on the workings of the Pentagon, the building in Northern Virginia across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., that is the nerve center for the vast U.S. military machine.
Profile of actress/singer Mackenzie Phillips.
The program travels to the ancient town of Pisa, Italy, to explore the Leaning Tower's crooked 800-year history and track its lean to its current precarious position. Original footage, computer animation, archival drawings and blueprints chronicle how the Tower has defied gravity and what is being d
After years of exploring for oil in the frozen reaches of northern Alaska, oil company geologists uncovered the massive Prudhoe Bay oilfield, one of the most remote corners of the United States. The oil companies proposed a solution to get the oil out of the region -- an 800-mile pipeline that would
The ten most significant people of the year are counted down, revealing the choice for number one -- the person who had the greatest impact on our lives during 2000. Scientists Francis Collins and Craig Venter, jointly responsible for deciphering the human genome, are number one for the year 2000.
Documentary that tells the story of U-boat 505, the only U-boat captured by the U.S. Navy during World War II, on June 4, 1944. The U-505 was the first enemy ship that the U.S. Navy captured in the battle on the high seas since the war of 1812. Using footage shot on the day of the attack, the progra
Profile of musician David Crosby, who became famous with the Byrds, followed by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Over the next 30 years, Crosby collected multiple gold and platinum records and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but success was marred by a drug habit.
Profile of author Anne Rice.
Almost 2000 people are killed every year in construction accidents -- more than four workers every day -- making construction the second most dangerous industry in the nation, after transportation. Because of the heavy equipment used, the heights scaled and the massive materials involved, constructi
Documentary that looks at the agonizing decision to defect from one's country. The program features Oleg Gordievsky, a KGB officer who fled to England; Edward Lee Howard, a CIA officer who escaped the FBI and defected to the Soviet Union; Sergi Bokan, another KGB officer who defected to the U.S.; an
Profile of David Koresh, the late leader of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. Born Vernon Wayne Howell in Houston, Texas on August 17, 1959, he had an unhappy childhood and found comfort in the Seventh Day Adventist church where he became interested in Bible scriptures that spoke of a vengeful G
Documentary that examines the phenomenon of the drug Ecstasy in American culture -- from its manufacture in clandestine labs in the Netherlands, to its sale in New York City's clubs. With behind-the-scenes access to the U.S. Customs' investigation into Ecstasy, viewers learn about the explosion of t
Documentary telling the story of four men whose names appear on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Richard Fitzgibbon, Jr. was the first official casualty in Vietam, yet the U.S. government did not want his name on the Wall, citing the War had not begun when he died. His family fought for decades to finally
Profile of actor John Forsythe, a hard-working actor for 40 years before he became an international sex symbol as the star of the television series "Dynasty" and the voice of Charlie on "Charlie's Angels."
Profile of journalist and television personality Barbara Walters.
Profile of actress Meredith Baxter.
Profile of actor Raymond Burr, best known for his television role as lawyer Perry Mason.
Profile of boxer George Foreman.
Profile of preacher Billy Graham.
Documentary about firestorms, highlighting the time frame of a firestorm, as well as the people -- the fire fighters, officials and victims.
What the U.S. Army calls "fratricide," civilians know as "friendly fire." The program looks at five different situations in which troops from different nations came under attack by their fellow soldiers. Today, although technology is helping commanders communicate and accurately position troops, mis
Profile of talk show host/actress/producer/reporter Oprah Winfrey.
Profile of actress Cheryl Ladd.
On August 2, 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded his rich oil neighbor Kuwait. This act of aggression triggered a response on a scale not seen since Vietnam 20 years earlier. The world watched as 32 nations joined a coalition headed by the U.S. to take on Saddam and his Republican Guard, the
John Gotti has been considered the modern-day Al Capone as part of New York City's infamous Gambino crime family. The American public continualy saw him strutting the streets in expensive Brioni suits, surrounded by high-priced lawyers and bodyguards during his highly publicized trials. Many conside
Profile of actor/dancer Patrick Swayze, star of the films "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost."
Profiles of possible U.S. first ladies Tipper Gore, born Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson in 1948, and Laura Bush, born Laura Welch in 1946.
Profile of the Gabor sisters, Magda, Zsa Zsa and Eva. Just before the Roaring '20s, the three sisters were born to glamorous Jolie and her prosperous husband, Vilmos Gabor, in Budapest, Hungary. By the start of World War II, the three sisters were all married. Because of the Nazis, the family was so
Through an exploration of the psychological processes evident in cults, this program documents the distinctive patterns of manipulation and exploitation common to cults, despite vast differences in both time and place. Cult experts describe the power that a charismatic and persuasive leader has and
Documentary about the most notorious riot ever in a U.S. prison. After almost 30 years of legal wrangling in the biggest prisoners' rights case ever, the last chapter of the Attica uprising may finally be written. In all, 11 guards and 32 prisoners died during the 5-day seige. Ninety more were serio
The Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project is the largest and most complex highway project in U.S. history. Larger than the Panama Canal or the Alaskan pipeline and more expensive, the Big Dig will cost more than $10 billion by the time it is completed in 2004. Unlike the canal or the pipeline, this p
Profile of author Harold Robbins.
One hundred fifty years ago, there was no national police agency until Allan Pinkerton formed a private police and security force that would work exclusively for businesses and corporations and do things they couldn't, or wouldn't do for themselves. The program explores how the Pinkerton agency is s
Profile of actor George Reeves, the star of the 1950's television series "The Adventures of Superman."
Profile of actress Vanna White, known as the glamorous "Letter Turner" on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."
Profile of Grace Kelly, the Hollywood actor who married the Prince of Monaco.
Documentary that examines Watergate and the last days of the Nixon administration. Participants and observers discuss the mood of his staff when they learned he had been lying to them. White House staffers, including Pat Buchanan and Ben Stein, describe Nixon's farewell speech. Military aide Jack Br
A Vietnam War veteran comes forward to identify himself as the subject of an award-winning war photo taken in May 1967 and mistakenly believed to be that of a deceased American soldier. Also, three marines recount their experiences as MIA-POWs in Vietnam.
ABC News special providing the stories of some of the 20th century's most influential, distinguished and fascinating women. Includes new and archival interviews conducted by Barbara Walters.
Documentary that examines the events of the weekend of July 19-20, 1969. The weekend is remembered not only for the historic Apollo 11 moon landing but also for the Chappaquiddick incident involving Senator Edward Kennedy and his passenger Mary Joe Kopechne. That weekend, as the United States celebr
Profile of American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor when she married King Hussein of Jordan in 1978.
Profile of actor and activist Tony Randall.
A look at the modified Boeing 747 that is currently Air Force One (there are actually two planes). With three floors of working space and measuring three-quarters the length of a football field, it is the only 747 that can fuel mid-air. Historical insight comes from the officers who oversaw Air Forc
Profile of psychologist, television personality, and author, Dr. Joyce Brothers.
Profile of actress Ingrid Bergman.
Profile of the late Carolyn Bessette and her husband John F. Kennedy Jr. Includes news coverage and in-studio interviews.
Profile of Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic. NATO goes to war to stop the President's ethnic cleansing of Kosovo.
Profile of actress Farrah Fawcett.
Profile of 1950's teenage pop icon Sal Mineo, who was found stabbed to death in 1976 after a botched robbery attempt outside his Los Angeles home.
Follows the two-and-a-half mile Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route marching through the streets of New York. Explores the making of the trademark air balloons, taking viewers into Macy's workshop.
Documentary about the Berlin Wall. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall symbolized the divide between the East and West, but on November 9, 1989, the Wall came tumbling down. Ten years later, participants recount the excitement and drama surrounding the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of communism in
Biography about former basketball player and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.
Profile of actor/musician Dudley Moore.
Chronicles the life of former First Lady Pat Nixon.
Profile of playwright Neil Simon.
A double-profile of baseball players/homerun hitters Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Profile of George W. Bush, son of former President Bush and the first governor ever to be elected to a second term in the history of Texas.
A documentary about the Bloomingdales, two brothers who opened a hoop-skirt business on the lower east side of Manhattan which evolved into the glamourous department store.
Biography of actress Drew Barrymore.
Profile of country music star Johnny Cash.
Profile of fashion designer Halston, whose career skyrocketed through the 1970's when he dressed stars and socialites. Halston died on March 26, 1990 at the age of 57.
Profile of former professional wrestler turned Governor of Minnesota, Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
Profile of Anne Frank, the young author of The Diary of a Young Girl, who died of typhus at the Nazi death camp Bergen-Belsan in 1945.
Profile of journalist Helen Thomas.
Profile of singer Sonny Bono, who later became a Republican Congressman from Palm Springs, California. Includes clips from "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour."
Profile of fashion designer Calvin Klein.
Profile of Steve Rubell, co-owner of the late 1970's nightclub Studio 54.
Documentary takes viewers inside New York State's only maximum security prison for women, the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, which has become a model for creating programs aimed at breaking the chain of violence. Viewers are introduced to individuals who created and maintain some of the worthw
Biographical documentary of country music star Tanya Tucker.
Profile of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.
Biographical documentary of entertainer Wayne Newton.
Biographical documentary of entertainer and talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford.
Documentary exploring the similarities and differences that exist between Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Dole.
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