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In the realm of documentary filmmaking there is no greater icon than Michael Moore, perhaps the most controversial filmmaker of our time; many, even those on the left, argue he's more propagandist than documentarian, asking at what point does the manipulation of fact become a work of fiction?
A historical look at the electoral process in the United States that goes far beyond the extreme controversy of the 2000 election, and the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court ruling. This chronicle presents a multi-layered perspective on voting rights, election reform and the unresolved electronic voting con
A documentary which follows actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, taking an inside look at the 2000 Democratic and Republican conventions for Al Gore and George W. Bush, respectively. The chronicle also includes segments covering "radical political movements" around the country.
Wanda Jean was sentenced to death in 1989 after she shot and killed her lover, Gloria Leathers, outside an Oklahoma City Police Station. The film finds her eleven years later, her execution date just months away. This documentary follows Wanda Jean's final months on death row, as she and her legal t
In 1968 Hollywood cameraman Haskell Wexler expressed his desire to "find some wedding between features and cinema-verite. I have very strong opinions about us and the world, and don't know how in hell to put them all in one basket." "Medium Cool" (USA/1969) was his solution, a tremendously original
Biographical film on music producer, arranger and performer Quincy Jones.
A chronicle of the 1986 3,700 mile, 225 day peace march.
A fictional doctor travels through America looking for changes that occured during his ten year sojourn abroad.
An offbeat look at the dying steel mills of Pennsylvania.
This documentary records the concert held in Chicago in 1972 as part of Jesse Jackson's Operation PUSH exposition. Features performers include Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Bill Withers.
To find out why children should care about politics, young filmmaker Chaille Stovall interviews George W. Bush, Al Gore, John McCain, Bill Bradley, Elizabeth Dole, Jesse Jackson, Maria Shriver, Jimmy Carter and others involved in the 2000 election.
Documentary utilizing archival material, personal photo collections, on-camera interviews and dramatic re-creations to tell seven stories of 12 people -- men, women and children -- who gave their lives in the struggle for racial equality in the United States during the 1950s and '60s in the Jim Crow
Documentary special about how musicians use the power of song to galvanize millions of people around the world to stand up for a cause. Over the past 50 years, many well-known musicians have used their music to attract world attention for their causes. The program captures this activism at benefit c
Documentary portrait of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Telecast of the 2000 Trumpet Awards ceremony, honoring African-American achievers in fields as diverse as law, business, politics and entertainment.
Special intended to encourage young people to get out and vote on November 7, 2000. Includes appearances by musical artists and celebrities intertwined with news pieces.
Bringing a feminist point of view to a classic fairy tale, this special relates the tale of "Henny Penny." In the middle of the barnyard elections, ace reporter Henny Penny "breaks" the story that the sky is falling and gets the entire flock in an uproar.
A documentary that revisits the major events of 1968: the Tet Offensive in Vietnam; the assasinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy; the "police riot" at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; a near-revolution in France; and the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.
Examines the political and social landscapes of 1968 by combining archival footage with interviews of many key witnesses of the year's pivotal events, including the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and th
Retrospective of the Motown record company, founded by Berry Gordy in 1958, which produced numerous pop records and initiated the careers of acts such as the Supremes, the Jackson Five, and Stevie Wonder. Includes clips, interviews, celebrity appearances and performances.
Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel discusses black and Jewish relations with Reverend Jesse Jackson and probes the meaning of the Holocaust with author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
Telecast of the 10th annual Essence Awards honoring the distinguished achievements of African-Americans.
Biographical documentary of singer James Brown.
Special celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Ebony" magazine.
Telecast of the fourth annual Trumpet Awards, saluting African-American contributions to the fields of medicine, education, literature, politics, sports, business, and entertainment.
Presentation of the 1996 Essence Awards, honoring outstanding African-Americans for their achievements.
Live telecast from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium honoring female talent in R&B and soul music.
Special capturing the May 1993 meeting of more than 4000 individuals from Africa, America and Europe in Libreville, Gabon, to exchange ideas on providing a better future for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Live broadcast of a panel discussion about affirmative action preference programs in employment. Includes an audience question/answer segment.
A presentation of the Essence Awards, honoring the lives and achievements of African-Americans who have made significant contributions in their respective fields.
Examination of the evidence surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes dramatic reenactments and interviews.
Televised debate on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its possible impact on employment in the United States.
Examination of America's effort over the last 30 years to create a racially integrated society.
An examination of the Democratic and Republican Parties, the forces leading to the 1992 presidential race, exploring the concepts of liberalism and conservatism. The two parts are entitled, "The Democrats, 1960-1992" and "The Republicans, 1960-1992."
A special marking the Mickey Mouse Club's milestone 200th episode. The theme of the special is racial harmony.
A documentary focusing on the peacekeeping forces used by United Nations troops stationed around the world.
A special, moderated by Peter Jennings, in which business and political leaders discuss the role of American business and its ability to compete in the international marketplace.
A documentary examining the roles of African-American political leaders throughout the country.
Honoring Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and Quincy Jones, who were chosen by the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as 1990's Grammy Living Legends.
A six-part series tracing the African-American experience in the United States from 1619 to the present. Makes use of archival footage as well as interviews with black leaders. A presentation of "A&E Premieres."
A tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr., as the entertainer celebrates his sixtieth anniversary in show business. Taped before a live audience at the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood. Includes clips of some of Davis's past appearances on television and film.
Broadcast of the 21st annual event honoring the contribution of blacks in the entertainment industry. Also included are comedy sketches, music performances, the presentation of the Entertainer of the Year Award to Eddie Murphy and the awarding of the NAACP President's Award to Jesse Jackson.
Coverage of the 10th annual awards ceremony, honoring accomplishments by individuals in the black community, taped November 20, 1988 in Los Angeles.
An examination of the trends of the 1980s, including people, events, lifestyles, fashion, music, achievements and news.
A documentary examining the rapid growth of AIDS in minority communities.
Live coverage and analysis of the 1988 elections, featuring interviews of political figures, with reports on national and state trends from a CBS News polling unit and the election returns.
A special preview of the 1988 Democratic National Convention. The program, broadcast from the CBS News convention headquarters at the Omni Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, includes interviews, and reports from various correspondents on the political scene.
A variety special celebrating the importance of a citizen's right to vote and hinting at the almost meaningless exercise that presidential elections have become. Emphasis is given to votes on specific ballot issues that can have immediate effect on schools, environmental initiatives, state and local
NBC News presents the first debate of the 1988 political season featuring all 12 Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates. The debate is divided into two sections. The first hour deals with foreign policy issues, and the second hour deals with domestic policy.
A documentary examining changes in family life among black Americans, particularly the problem (faced also by many white families) of rearing children in households without fathers. The broadcast concludes with a panel of black citizens discussing the issues raised in the program.
The program reviews the 42-year history of the National Religious Broadcasters organization, as well as its recent activities. Excerpts from the 1986 NRB Annual Convention in Washington are included.
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