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Special which goes behind the scenes of the filming of the motion picture epic, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," and its special effects, featuring film clips and interviews with the film's cast and director Peter Jackson.
Profile of filmmaker George Lucas.
Profile of California Congressman Gary Condit, who was put in the national spotlight in the spring of 2001, when his 24-year-old intern, Chandra Levy, disappeared. Condit, a married man, initially denied he and Levy had a personal relationship, but later admitted to the affair, fueling suspicion tha
Profile of actor Katharine Hepburn, examining the Oscar winner's career and personal life.
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 Barbara Bush.
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
Profile of actor/comedian Paul Lynde.
Special promotes safety awareness and crime prevention through dramatizations of various crimes and offers tips to circumvent crime.
Profile of actor Dick Van Patten, star of the long-running sitcom, "Eight Is Enough."
Profile of hip-hop mogul Sean Combs.
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 Australian Dame Edna Everage, also known as Barry Humphries.
Profile of flamboyant cross dresser/entertainer RuPaul.
Profile of musician George Harrison, who died of cancer on November 29, 2001.
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
An in-depth look at how Osama bin Laden might be prosecuted -- and defended -- in an American courtroom.
"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
Profile of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
Profile of actor Andy Garcia.
Profile of the controversial former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. Her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, ruled the country from 1965 to 1986. During that time, the Marcoses amassed personal fortunes of literally billions of dollars. Many say that the money was stolen from international loans
Profile of actor Robert Reed, best known for his role as Mike Brady on the television series "The Brady Bunch."
Profile of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Visit to some of the manmade landmarks of the United States, including Rockefeller Center, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Mall of America, and the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.
Profile of lawyer/professor/author/actor/television show host Ben Stein.
Profile of actor George Reeves, the star of the 1950's television series "The Adventures of Superman."
Profile of actress Jaclyn Smith, best known for her portrayal of Kelly Garrett in the television series "Charlie's Angels."
Profile of actress Meredith Baxter.
Profile of actress/singer Mackenzie Phillips.
Profiles of possible U.S. first ladies Tipper Gore, born Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson in 1948, and Laura Bush, born Laura Welch in 1946.
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 firestorms, highlighting the time frame of a firestorm, as well as the people -- the fire fighters, officials and victims.
Profile of Tammy Faye Bakker, who, along with former husband Jim Bakker, revolutionized evangelism by teaching that lavish living was not contrary to Christian values. Jim and Tammy Faye became celebrities with their television show "The PTL Club" and contributions enabled them to establish the Chri
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.
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
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 author Anne Rice.
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
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
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.
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."
Documentary about the Brooklyn Bridge, the brainchild of German immigrant John Roebling who was convinced that steel cables could hold up a huge suspension bridge. Working on the bridge took Roebling's life and nearly cost the life of his son, Washington. However, fighting corrupt politicians, illne
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 preacher Billy Graham.
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.
Profile of boxer George Foreman.
Profile of journalist and television personality Barbara Walters.
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
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
Examination of the Vietnam War through the eyes of nearly a dozen women who served as nurses, Red Cross volunteers, entertainers, and clerks. Also includes archival footage of hospitals, battlegrounds and variety shows.
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 actor Raymond Burr, best known for his television role as lawyer Perry Mason.
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
Profile of actress Cheryl Ladd.
Profile of actor/dancer Patrick Swayze, star of the films "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost."
Profile of author Harold Robbins.
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
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
Profile of talk show host/actress/producer/reporter Oprah Winfrey.
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 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
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
Chronicles the life of former First Lady Pat Nixon.
Profile of psychologist, television personality, and author, Dr. Joyce Brothers.
Profile of Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic. NATO goes to war to stop the President's ethnic cleansing of Kosovo.
Profile of playwright Neil Simon.
Biography about former basketball player and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.
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
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
Special providing conversation to identify racism in America and to begin a dialogue on how to try to eradicate hatred. Includes taped segments, audience participation and a panel of experts.
Profile of the late Carolyn Bessette and her husband John F. Kennedy Jr. Includes news coverage and in-studio interviews.
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.
Profile of actor and activist Tony Randall.
Profile of actor/musician Dudley Moore.
An inside look at the Empire State Building, a New York landmark of innovative steel-beamed architecture, Art Deco design, record-breaking construction and financial flip-flops. Computer animation takes viewers inside the buildings construction.
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.
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
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.
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.
Profile of actress Vanna White, known as the glamorous "Letter Turner" on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."
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.
Profile of actress Farrah Fawcett.
Documentary that looks into the making and maintaining of the Statue of Liberty.
Profile of actress Ingrid Bergman.
Profile of politician, philanthropist, businessman and patron of the arts Nelson Rockefeller.
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
Profile of Grace Kelly, the Hollywood actor who married the Prince of Monaco.
Profile of American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor when she married King Hussein of Jordan in 1978.
Documentary about the men who built the Hoover Dam, the biggest structure built since the pyramids. Completed in 1936, the Hoover Dam straddles the Black Canyon between Nevada and Arizona.
Profile of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
Special examines the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on December 21, 1988, killing 259 passengers and 11 residents. Focuses on the investigation of the wreckage and the efforts of loved ones and survivors to overcome the incident.
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.
A profile of three of Hollywood's young stars: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz.
Profile of television personality Regis Philbin.
Profile of Steve Rubell, co-owner of the late 1970's nightclub Studio 54.
Profile of country music star Johnny Cash.
Profile of the late actor Lloyd Bridges. Includes interviews with friends and family.
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 former professional wrestler turned Governor of Minnesota, Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
Profile of journalist Helen Thomas.
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 actor Burt Reynolds.
Profile of fashion designer Calvin Klein.
Profile of television actors Calista Flockhart, Gillian Anderson and David Spade.
Documentary about Nazi SS Lieutenant Adolf Eichmann, tried in 1961 in Israel for crimes against the Jewish people after a 15-year manhunt by Israeli agents. The documentary features rare videotapes of the original trial, exclusive interviews with courtroom witnesses, prosecutors and others -- many o
Documentary on the life of Julia Child, who found international fame by introducing Americans to the joys of European cuisine.
Biographical documentary of country music star Tanya Tucker.
Profile of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.
Biographical documentary of business tycoon Donald Trump.
Biographical documentary of entertainer Wayne Newton.
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 the late journalist David Brinkley.
Biographical documentary of entertainer and talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford.
Special provides a behind-the-scenes look at researchers' painstaking examination of the evidence surrounding the crash of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996.
Biographical documentary of actor Peter Lorre.
Biographical documentary of syndicated radio show host Howard Stern.
Documentary exploring the similarities and differences that exist between Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Dole.
Profile of four-time Alabama governor George Wallace -- who rose to national fame on a platform of racial segregation and states' rights, until he was paralyzed in 1972 by a would-be assassin's bullet.
An ABC News special report focusing on problems which are affecting our environment. Some of the issues examined are illegal dumping, air pollution, medical wastes and acid rain. The program attempts to determine how much damage has already been done to the enviroment and to what degree does the dam
A special about how the sexual revolution, the women's movement, and fundamental changes in the American economy have altered the fabric of our everyday life, including relationships between men and women, economic gains and losses, and the effect of working mothers on family life.
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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.
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