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After an attempted suicide, Sybil meets psychiatrist Dr. Cornelia Wilbur, and confides how she frequently loses her memory and cannot account for large blocks of time. During 11 years of treatments, Sybil is diagnosed with a dissociative identity (mulitiple personality) disorder, a total of 16 dist
When her 16-year-old nephew shows up on her front doorstep, the life of a single writer is transformed as she agrees to become his adopted mom.
Set in the late '40s, the vivid retelling of the real life murder spree of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, and its connection to the tragic story of Detective Elmer C. Robinson who helped capture the killers--but lost his wife in the process. Ray and Martha travel around together posing as brothe
It is the most memorable photograph of World War II, among the greatest pictures ever taken. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography and one of the most-reproduced images in the history of photography, the picture has inspired postage stamps, posters, the covers of countless magazines and newspapers, and even the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima," a picture taken by Associated Press photographer J Rosenthal on February 23, 1945 depicts five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raising the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi. The image served as a counterpoint for one of the most vicious battles of the war: the fight to take Iwo Jima, a desolate island of black sand barely eight square miles that would prove a tipping point in the Pacific campaign. Lasting more than a month, the fight was a bloody, drawn-out conflict that might have turned the American public against the war entirely, had it not been for the photo, which was taken and published five days into the battle. The photograph made her s of the men in the picture as the three surviving flag-raisers were returned to the U.S. and made into props in the government''s Seventh War Bond Tour. Uncomfortable with their new celebrity, the flag-raisers considered the real her s to be the men who died on Iwo Jima; still, the American public held them up as the best America had to offer, the supermen who conquered the Japanese--and then, just as quickly as it had arrived, the glory faded. For two of the surviving flag-raisers, life became a series of compromises and disappointments; for the third, happiness came only by shutting off his war experiences and rarely speaking of them ever again.
Every year, widower Christy Byrne has traveled with his children to sell their homegrown Christmas trees in the Chelsea District in New York City. This year, Christy is also in search of his 17-year-old son Danny who, following a bitter argument, ran away just before they were headed home one year
Frank Giorgio's once orderly life has been thrown into chaos since the bank that loaned him money for a restaurant addition to his lobster business has folded. With the threat of a public auction looming, the very proud and stubborn Frank, his family and eccentric crew attempt to save the Brooklyn
Brilliant, beautiful and financially secure, Emily Stoll never wanted a husband--nor a house with a white picket fence. She knew she needed just one thing to make her truly happy: a child with whom she could share life's wonders. When an anonymous sexual encounter results in the birth of her son, Pa
Based on Colm Toibin's novel, drama follows three generations of women who move to Ireland to take care of the youngest woman's brother as he succumbs to AIDS.
An adaptation of former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book of the same name, focusing on the life and personality of Charles Manson and how he got people to commit the murders that eventually landed him in prison.
After his wife is murdered by a serial killer, and his career goes into a tailspin, Detective Mark Ryan is reassigned to campus security at a local university, and stumbles across a brilliant scientist who is trying to reanimate the dead, starting with the corpse of the serial killer that broke Mark
The story of Judith Exner, President Kennedy's alleged mistress who was reputed to have links to mob boss Sam Giancana.
A young man who starts work at a nursing home meets an elderly resident with a secret past. Before she dies, she makes him promise to return her gold locket to the man who had given it to her years before.
Someone''s got Terry McCaleb''s number. A veteran FBI profiler, McCaleb is unrelenting in his pursuit of justice and unequalled in his success at tracking and catching murderers. But as he closes his latest adversary--a psychopath dubbed "The Code Killer" by the media--McCaleb is felled by a massive heart attack and forced into early retirement. Two years later, a beautiful stranger reveals a secret that compels McCaleb to re-examine his recovery: his life was saved by someone else''s death--the victim of a murder that remained unsolved. Against the advice of his cardiologist, and with the help of an eager neighbor, McCaleb literally puts his life on the line to track down a murderer who has forced him to take this case personally. He''s a heartbeat away from catching the killer.
A single working mother must reconcile with her rebellious teenage daughter when they both confront life-threatening illnesses. Julie Portman does everything she can to ensure the best possible future for her children, college student Michael and teenager Emma. While her son appreciates his mother's
A biopic which explores the unlikely pairing of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in the 1950's, their rise to success as a partnership and ultimately their parting of ways, due to personal and creative differences which emerged amidst outrageous fame and fortune.
A female shopper ends up hospitalized and on the verge of death after seemingly cutting her hand in a dressing room at Garsons, a major New York City department store. Susan Costello, a public relations executive at Garsons, learns that the woman's grave condition is caused by a bite from a diseased
Real and mythical worlds collide when a mysterious woman arrives in a small Irish fishing village in 1909. Quinn, a grieving widower, and his fishing partner, Willy Stewart, are taken by surprise when their third partner, Dunhill, appears with an unbelievable catch of fish and a mysterious woman. Th
The children of a married couple on the verge of separating pool their resources to send their mother and father on a second honeymoon.<P>With their son and daughter away at college, flower nursery owner Maggie Weston and her workaholic banking vice president husband, George, are successful at keepi
Cate, the youngest of four DeAngelo sisters, is searching for her place in life, due to her strained relationship with her overbearing, widowed father, Dominic. She spends her days in her unsuccessful vintage clothing store and her evenings with her unimaginative fiance. Her sisters -- Francesca, a
Coming-of-age story of two teenagers, Luke, who is white, and his black best friend, Sonny, who spark the flames of change while growing up in a racially divided small town in rural Georgia in 1949. Born on the same day at the same time, they have been ordained at birth to bring change by the powerf
Movie based on the life of British 19th century actress and anti-slavery activist Fanny Kemble.<P>On a theatrical tour of the United States, Fanny Kemble falls in love with and marries Pierce Butler, a wealthy American lawyer. Their storybook marriage begins to disintegrate when Fanny wants to have
Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper return in their old sitcom roles of Mary Richards and Rhoda Morganstern, respectively, from the series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Mary Richards has returned to New York City from Europe, still mourning the death of her congressman husband five months ago. Rhoda
Television movie that follows a year in the life of Grins Jenkins, his wife Sharon and their children, from Christmas to Christmas. Just before the holidays, Sharon becomes ill and dies. With the help of Grammy, the family is carried through difficult times. Set in the 1930s.<P>Grins Jenkins is a de
A young married woman learns that she is a Navajo; she was stolen at birth and raised by an upper middle class Jewish family in the eastern United States. The woman's family must deal with her desire to move West, to explore her real culture and past.Her adoption was never kept secret from Rebecca,
In 1958, Frank Corvin and three other cocky and reckless young pilots lost their chance to be the first Americans in space to a chimpanzee named Mary Ann. In the year 2000, a Russian communications satellite has run into trouble and the only one who can fix it is the man repsonsible for designing it
Story about Will Cleamons, a former teacher-turned-businessman who agrees to tutor 18-year-old high school dropout, Nicole Turner. Much to his surprise, their relationship not only helps Nicole build a future, but helps Cleamons put his personal life back together.
All schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher wants in life is a kiss. Not just any kiss, mind you--a big time, hold-your-breath-'til-you-think-you're-going-to-faint, bona fide Hollywood-style kiss. But no matter how hard she tries, no one will kiss her. And then it hits her. Mary Katherine realizes the o
A down and out journalist finds his chance to turn his life around when he successfully manages to have a murder case reopened, just as the man convicted for the crime awaits execution on death row. The journalist fights against time to prove the man''s innocence and save his life.
Set in 1863, the Civil War has ravaged the South and Charleston lays in ruins. A secret weapon, the first submersible vessel, is the last hope for the Confederates stranded within the Union's blockade. Previous attempts to use the submarine have failed, resulting in the death of twenty men, includin
Drama about a family shattered by the death of their son and the journey they must take to heal and find each other again. Neal and Nora Mahler seem to have little in common, but their marriage has endured with the help of their lovable son Simon. Nora is devoted to Simon, while Neal and their daugh
Continues the saga of Sarah, a New England woman who moved to the Midwest after answering an advertisment for a wife placed by a widowed father at the turn-of-the-century. It is now 1918 and Jacob's father, John, a man who abandoned his family years ago, wants to come home at the end of his life. Me
Miniseries examining the changing role of women in America as seen through the eyes of three generations of one family. In 1894, 19-year-old immigrant Annie Jermaine sails from Europe to become the housemaid for a wealthy American doctor. Later, Annie shatters social taboos when she marries the doct
Fact-based dramatization of the triumph of six-year-old Ruby Bridges, one of the first African-American students to integrate a public elementary school in New Orleans. She overcomes the difficulties and challenges of her situation with the help of teacher Barbara Henry; psychiatrist Dr. Robert Cole
Gladwyn and Larry Ritchie lead a hard life as palm tree farmers in the Australian outback. They struggle daily with the elements and the bank to keep a roof over their heads and feed their three children, Pearl, Opal and Jasper. Despite the hardships, they are a closeknit family until a letter arriv
After Ellen's mother Charlotte dies, she is left with her alcoholic father, Bill. Since Charlotte's mother Leonora and sisters Nadine and Betsy never approved of Charlotte's marriage to Bill, they neglect to see that Ellen needs their help when her father becomes abusive. But Ellen is a sensitive an
On a stormy Christmas Eve, a young female flight attendant is forced to land a 747 jumbo jet after the crew is murdered by an escaping prisoner en route to Los Angeles International Airport.
With nothing more than burning desire and a complete lack of decorum, incorrigible shock jock Howard Stern goes from Detroit college radio dork to undisputed heavyweight king of the New York City airwaves. The story follows his life infancy to the beginning of his career.
Adaptation of William Faulkner's short story about two lost souls who rediscover life and love. J.J. Taylor and fellow convicts are expected to help rescue survivors of a dangerous flood on the banks of the Mississippi (the "Old Man") in 1927. J.J. sets off to find a woman caught up in a cypress sna
A visiting city reporter''''s assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire.
The actions of a philandering United States President provoke a gruesome murder and carefully orchestrated cover-up. When a professional burglar witnesses the crime and comes away with crucial evidence, he becomes the target of a manhunt by the President''s advisors.
Set in 1970, the lifestyle of a highly erotic couple is altered when a family moves into the neighboring villa.
Follows the harrowing adventures of a 13-year-old boy who survives the American wilderness only with the help of a young Native American. Matt and his father travel to claim their land in the new territory of Maine in the 1700's. His father leaves him behind to guard the land while he returns to Mas
Account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by representatives of Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson when he announced his retirement from late-night television.
A mother living with her husband and their two children in Radiant City, a low-income housing project in Brooklyn, hatches a plan for a better life for her family.
A Senatorial candidate finds his political career in ruins when his participation in a Vietnam War massacre is disclosed and his wife mysteriously disappears.
While investigating a series of barn burnings in an Amish community, a female FBI agent befriends an Amish widow.
Adaptation of Tom Griffin's off-Broadway play about a group of developmentally disturbed men who share a home in a suburban neighborhood.
A ruthless woman, tormented by her own painful childhood, tears her family apart with lies and deceit when she callously takes another woman's baby. Set in 1910 small-town America.
A 16-year-old girl learns to love and respect her ne'er-do-well father after experiencing life with him at his Alaskan nightclub.
In this contemporary version of Mark Twain's classic tale of a beggar who changes places with a prince, a working-class pizza boy swaps lives with a rock star.
A wealthy art patron helps two runaway children uncover the secret behind a mysterious and valuable work of art. Based on the Newbery Award-winning children's book by E.L. Konigsburg.
Adaptation of Lanford Wilson's play about an adopted teenage Amerasian girl searching for the truth about her birth parents -- an American GI and a Vietnamese woman who met during the Vietnam War.
A brother and sister come into conflict over his wish to sell a generations-old heirloom piano and buy back the Mississippi land their family had worked as slaves. Set in 1936 Pittsburgh.
A mysterious boy, who is a natural athlete, enters the lives of a married couple, allowing them to cope with the loss of their own child.
True story of a group of career cavalry officers who, in 1935, defied General Douglas MacArthur's order to destroy 500 horses and then began a cross-country race to Canada, pursued by a newly-formed tank division. Based on oral histories recorded by screenwriter Clark.
Set in the Texas Dustbowl of 1935, the threadbare existence of a small group of people is changed forever when they share the dreams of a wildcat oilman who refuses to give up his faith in himself and those around him.
While attempting to deal with the departure of his mother, a young boy named Journey learns to appreciate and understand his grandparents.
A pediatrics nurse attempts to adopt an abandoned newborn who has tested HIV positive, but when the natural mother, who is dying, returns and refuses to give up the child, the nurse takes both the mother and baby into her home.
After a brush with breast cancer and the death of her father, a woman realizes that something is missing from her life and decides to pursue a college education. Her husband feels threatened by her academic exploits, but eventually comes to appreciate them. Inspired by Reba McEntire's song and its a
Based on the true story of the Reed faily, who in 1846, as members of an emigrant wagon train, were trapped by winter snowstorms high in the Sierra Nevadas as part of the Donnner party.
Based on Anne Tyler's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a married couple who review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a friend's funeral.
An ailing man's life is spared when he receives a new heart -- the heart of his beloved grandson, killed in a freak accident. Following this ironic tragedy, he loses his will to live, until a runaway teenage girl befriends him and helps mend the estranged relationship with his daughter.
Film adaptation of the popular 1960s television sitcom, with the bumbling officers from Brooklyn's 53rd precinct attempting to protect a federal witness from the mob.
Set in the 1960s, story about the relationship that develops on the road between an escaped convict and the young boy he has kidnapped. The police chief who is tracking the two knows a vital truth about the convict''s past.
A television movie sequel of "Sarah, Plain and Tall." Continues the story of Sarah, a New England woman who moved to the Midwest after she answered an ad for a wife placed by a widowed farmer during the turn-of-the-century. Two years later, when a disastrous drought strikes Kansas, Sarah is forced t
A female detective protects a murder witness from the mob.
A retired gunslinger straps on the six-guns one more time to battle a corrupt town boss.
Two sisters, one a Polish concentration camp survivor, the other safely relocated to America with her father, are reunited in New York in 1947.
A tough New York cop finds himself on the run from the mob and the police when he is framed for the murder of his brother-in-law, a respected city politician.
A rookie policeman from a wealthy family teams up with a tough veteran officer to stop a dangerous car-theft ring.
A filmmaker travels to Africa to shoot a movie but becomes obsessed with hunting elephants.
A television movie adaptation of a mystery story Agatha Christie. An American girl traveling in Egypt witnesses an accident that she thinks is a crime. She spots a man in a brown suit running from the scene and follows him. A piece of paper that he drops leads her to a cruise ship and an adventure w
A fugitive bounty hunter becomes involved with the wife of the man he is hunting.
Saxophone great Charlie Parker builds a career in jazz while fighting drug addiction.
San Francisco's "Dirty Harry'' Callahan protects a newswoman and others on a celebrity hit list.
A television movie based on former First Lady Betty Ford's autobiography. The film depicts her alcohol and drug addiction, her family's struggle to confront these addictions, and her ultimate triumph over substance abuse.
A department store window dresser is out of work when she meets a young man who has the face of a rat. She decides that if she can turn this Ratboy into a celebrity they will get rich, but they encounter a series of misadventures.
Sergeant Thomas Highway is an old-fashioned Marine Corps sergeant who is out of step with the new-fashioned military and returns to his old outfit as a gunnery sergeant, where he runs afoul of 1980s-style superior officers to whom the words "Gung Ho" are foolish anachronisms. But through his tough tutelage, Highway''s lackadaisical platoon is whipped into a first-rate fighting machine, favoring teamwork over such New Age concepts as "self-fulfillment." Finally, the men prove their mettle during the invasion of Grenada.
Mystery writer Ariadne Olivier enlists the aid of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot when she haplessly becomes involved in a murder plot.
A mysterious avenger helps the innocent citizens of a corrupt gold-mining town.
A detective is on the trail of a serial killer who preys upon prostitutes in New Orleans' red light district, an area which the detective himself, divorced and lonely, is inexorably drawn to.
A married tycoon becomes involved in an emotional triangle after beginning an affair with an ambitious female executive whom he sets up in a lavish penthouse. Robert Urich, Linda Kelsey and Julianne Phillips make up the triangle, with Cynthia Sikes as the savvy mistress of one of industrialist Urich
This updated Christie whodunit, transplanted to Pasadena, California, involves visiting British journalist Anthony Andrews in the events surrounding the puzzling murder of American socialite Deborah Raffin's philandering sister, Christine Belford, and then the latter's husband, Josef Sommer, both of
The Griswold family treks cross country en route to the Wally World amusement park.
Agatha Christie's redoubtable Jane Marple, intrepid amateur sleuth, belatedly came to television in the person of Helen Hayes to unravel a complex murder case at a colorful Caribbean resort (actually Santa Barbara, California) after a retired British Major is bumped off. This Americanized Christie m
The Wagoneer family are surviving the Depression by picking cotton on their family farm in Oklahoma. During a terrible dust storm, Mrs. Wagoneer's rogue brother Red arrives in a convertible. Red is a country-western musician who has just been given the chance of a lifetime, an audition for the Grand Ole Opry. But there are some obstacles to his getting all the way to Nashville: He has no money, is a terrible driver, and has tuberculosis. The family's fourteen-year-old son Whit sees an opportunity of his own and offers to go with Uncle Red as his driver. His mother consents and uncle and nephew hit the road.
A mythological muse helps an artist and a former big-band clarinetist open a roller disco.
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Sixty-one years ago, U.S. and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundred letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. The Japanese soldiers are sent to Iwo J
In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time--then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie''s gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The last thing Frankie needs is that kind of responsibility-- let alone that kind of risk--but won over by Maggie''s sheer determination, he begrudgingly agrees to take her on. In turns exasperating and inspiring each other, the two come to discover that they share a common spirit that transcends the pain and loss of their pasts, and they find in each other a sense of family they lost long ago. Yet, they both face a battle that will demand more heart and courage than any they''ve ever known.
When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of Boston, Jimmy Markum, Dave Boyle and Sean Devine spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much out of the ordinary ever happened, until a moment''s decision drastically altered the course of each of their lives forever. Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust back together by another tragic event--the murder of Jimmy''s 19-year-old daughter. Now a cop, Sean is assigned to the case and he and his partner are charged with unraveling the seemingly senseless crime. In the wake of the sudden and terrible loss of his child, Jimmy''s mind becomes consumed with revenge--and his own plans to find the killer. Caught up in the maelstrom is Dave, now a lost and broken man fighting to keep his demons at bay. As the investigation creeps closer to home, his wife Celeste becomes consumed by suspicion and fear, while Jimmy''s wife, Annabeth, draws her family tighter together in order to weather the storm.
Documentary that explores actor/director Clint Eastwood and his art by juxtaposing each major stage in his life with a corresponding stage in the thematic development of his work. Eastwood tells his own story, from his childhood in Depression-era Northern California, to life in the stratosphere of f
An adaptation of James Agee's 1957 autobiographical novel "A Death in the Family," a story of a family's fragility and resilience. Set in Knoxville, Tennessee, during the summer of 1915. On his way home from visiting his father one night, Jay Follet is suddenly killed in a car accident. After his wi
A literary biography of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The program includes excerpts from private letters, photos from family albums, interviews with Fitzgerald's friends and E.L. Doctorow, as well as Zelda Fitzgerald's drawings and paintings.
An adaptation of Willa Cather's novel about a young woman's struggle to achieve her destiny -- a struggle that takes her from a small Colorado town to the opera stages of the world. Thea Kronborg, a talented and beautiful young woman growing up in 1890s Colorado, travels to Chicago to make or break
An adaptation of the 1954 novel by Eudora Welty about Uncle Daniel Ponder, a wealthy man in Clay, Mississippi, in 1939, whose generosity upsets his niece, Edna Earle. Uncle Daniel marries Bonnie Dee Peacock, a young girl from the country who becomes the object of his gift giving, but soon, she disap
An adaptation of a story by Langston Hughes that focuses on the stories of black and white families in 1916-31 Iowa. Cora, an African-American woman living in an all-white Iowa town in the 1930s, gives up her livelihood and security in order to speak the truth about the tragic deaths of two children
Documentary on the World War II invasion of Normandy by the Allies on June 6, 1944. Utilizes diaries, personal letters, home movies, snapshots, period music and vintage radio broadcasts and newsreels.
Casting (TV Mini-Series)
In this adaptation of the Stephen King novel, a journalist returns to his hometown to find vampires terrorizing the small New England town.
True story of Ruth Gruber, a young, Jewish U.S. government official who, in 1944, helped escort almost 1,000 Holocaust survivors from war-torn Europe to a temporary haven in America. Follows Gruber's endeavor to gain acceptance for the frightened refugees from their journey to America aboard a liber
Alex Haley's story of his paternal grandmother, who was born into slavery, the daughter of a slave and a white Civil War colonel of Irish descent. Caucasian in appearance, she lived as a white after the Civil War.
A three-part miniseries based on C. David Heyman's book on the life of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
A two-part miniseries adapted from Robert Ludlum's thriller about a man trying to regain his memory amidst a maze of espionage and intrigue.
A three-part miniseries about the Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his Empress, Josephine Beauharnais, and their relationship as lovers and married couple, up to the great leader's exile to the island of Elba.
Buoyed by the enthusiastic response to the two-part 1983 sci-fi adventure about a group of freedom fighters who do battle in Los Angeles with an invading army of aliens from another world professing peace but actually represent a reptilian race with a Nazi-like philosophy, NBC ordered (from a differ
Hugely successful sci-fi spectacular about the invasion from outer space by legions of aliens whose deceptive mission of peace is soon revealed to be a plot by a reptilian, Nazi-type society to steal the Earth's water supply. Marc Singer and Faye Grant lead a ragtag band of freedom fighters to repel
Casting (TV Mini-Series)
Miniseries based on Erich Segal's novel. Dr. Matthew Hiller meets the lovely Silvia Dalessandro while working for an international medical organization. The two are kindred spirits and fall in love, despite her pending pre-arranged marriage. When the lovers are stationed in Africa, they are ambushed
The latest installment in the John Jakes trilogy of novels focuses on the post-Civil War era. Follows the exploits of the Hazards and the Mains through the Reconstruction era and into the Indian territories of the Western frontier.
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