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A "Crazy About the Movies" special presenting a biography of film star Gregory Peck, highlighted by clips from some of his classic films and interviews with friends and co-stars.
A special that takes a look at the public and private lives of the legendary screen tough guy, Steve McQueen. Featured are interviews and clips from the late actor's films.
A look at Japan through the centuries up to the start of its modern era, as depicted in three episodes. In "The Way of the Samurai," 16th century Japan, ruled by warlords and the Samurai, is unified and creates a lasting dynasty that continues for over two centuries. In "The Will of the Shogun," J
Documentary that focuses on the period from 1560 B.C. to 1080 B.C., when the Egyptian Empire reached its apogee. "The Warrior Pharaohs" focuses on the year 1570 B.C., when Egypt lies divided among foreign rulers. Ahmose, one of the last Egyptian princes, rises to defeat the Hyksos and the Nubians.
The story of Islamic power and faith during its first 1000 years -- from the birth of the prophet Muhammad to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Historical re-enactments and an exposition of Islamic art, artifacts and architecture are combined with interviews
A chronicle of the efforts of people and wild animals to adapt to each other when their worlds collide. From geese on the golf course and elephant seals in the parking lot, to beavers in the back yard and snakes in the ceiling, the program illustrates how the natural inclinations of animals can take
A male Cape fur seal is born on the edge of a blazing desert in Namibia. From that moment, he must survive a gauntlet of challenges, leading from the breeding colony to the open sea, and back again, in an attempt to become a "beach master."
At the time of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819, England was an agrarian society. Within a few short decades, this small island nation would be transformed into an industrial superpower, with an empire spanning the globe. The program presents a portrait of a Queen who ruled over one-fifth of the world
A look at the chicken, a small, common, seemingly simple animal that is revealed to be a complex creature. The program focuses on ordinary people telling stories about their extraordinary chickens.
Documentary about bioengineering. In the synergy between biology and technology, humans are becoming more machine-like and machines are becoming more human. Part 1 illustrates advances in genetics and bioengineering that improve and mechanize our bodies. Computer-controlled hands, auditory implants,
Documentary about the Roman Empire in the 1st Century A.D. and the lasting legacies of Emperors Caesar Augustus, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. Born in times of crisis amid civil war, Caesar Augustus is capable of brutal violence and tender compassion. He is influential, forging the image of Roman gr
Documentary that examines four of the greatest lost liners in maritime history: "Titanic," the fabled ship lost on its maiden voyage; "Empress of Ireland," which sank off the Canadian coast in May 1914, taking 1012 people with her; "Lusitania," sunk by a German U-boat, outraging the Allied world and
As the rainy season ends on the savannah in southern Tanzania, the easy prey move on, leaving the lions with only one viable option for avoiding starvation -- attack the water buffalo. But the tactic can be just as risky for the predator as for the prey. The program examines two ancient adversaries
Documentary that explores the natural history of the Sahara. The Sahara is a place of extremes, where searing heat, piercing cold, merciless drought and violent winds conspire to test the creatures that make the world's largest desert their home. Covering more than 3000 miles, the Sahara is as diver
Documentary that examines the intangible bond between humans and pets, and explores the seemingly paranormal connection that is often forged between man and animal. Personal stories illustrate how pets shed tears, as well as fur, serving as teachers, healers, sentries, caretakers and best friends. T
Documentary depicting the story of Napoleon Bonaparte, who strode the world stage as soldier, emperor and statesman for nearly two decades after riding the wave of the French Revolution to extraordinary power. Napoleon's story is told with paintings by great artists of the day -- Ingres, Goya, David
Documentary about the rise and fall of ancient Greek civilization, focusing on Odysseus, Socrates, Pericles and Alexander the Great. Also examines how history is re-interpreted and how the ancient Greek culture is still relevant today.
Documentary special that features the swollen rivers, flooded forests and dense canopy of the vast Amazon rainforest. The rainforest is recognized as one of Earth's natural wonders. The program offers a closer look at rarely seen animals as they contend with the volatile waters of the world's larges
Special tells the story of humanity's search for extraterrestrials. The first hour investigates the origin and evolution of life on Earth and traces the search for life on other planets. Part 2 investigates the attempt to detect signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.
Documentary that looks at the science of aging and the claim that the future may bring a doubling -- or tripling -- of the average life span of human beings.
Documentary combines new scientific findings and first-hand observations, accompanied by narrative from natural history filmmakers and scientists, focusing on the possibility of animals sharing powerful emotions that are attributed to humans, including mother love, play, fear, sorrow and compassion.
Documentary that examines the Soviet view of recent history through interviews with key Soviet participants, archival film and declassified dossiers. Part 1 examines the secrets of the KGB and the spies who worked for it. Part 2 examines the Soviet sports program set up by Stalin to demonstrate comm
Documentary that captures the natural diversity and ancient cultures of Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, stretching 3,000 miles from Asia to Australia.
A look at the race between the public and private sectors to carry out expeditions in space, including the colonization of the solar system; business plans that include tourism services, commercial ventures and projects to generate solar energy. Also examines long-distance space travel as well as hu
Documentary tells the story of the Panama Canal, an engineering feat that joined the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans to create a faster and improved international trade route. Features period film and still photos, public and private journals, newspaper accounts and detailed maps.
A look at bison, a once-important symbol of the wild West. Bison have been rescued from the brink of extinction and now thrive in Yellowstone National Park and on the Western plains.
Three-part documentary presenting the latest achievements of modern astronomy. Combines live-action sequences, computer animation and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
A documentary about the late film actor Cary Grant, featuring interviews with several of Grant's colleagues and clips from his classic films. A "Crazy About the Movies" presentation.
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