The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.
William Hurt narrates this profile of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), "a loner thrown into the public eye," which recalls his social causes and scientific achievements. Featured: interviews with colleagues, including fellow Nobel laureate Linus Pauling; archival footage; excerpts from his speeches and writings.Watch Now:Amazon
Alberto DeSalvo was born September 3, 1931 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. DeSalvo was in and out of trouble with the police from an early age, but nothing as gruesome as the Boston Strangler case. Between 1962 and 1964, DeSalvo admitted to murdering 13 women in Boston, most of whom were elderly and alone. DeSalvo was killed in prison after being sentenced to life.Watch Now:Amazon
A look at the over-the-top and controversial sitcom about a dysfunctional Chicago family that lasted 11 seasons on TV. The crude antics of the family's disgruntled father Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill), his tacky wife Peg (Katey Sagal), his ditzy daughter Kelly (Christina Applegate), and girl-chasing son Bud (David Faustino) delighted some viewers and offended others. The show was a huge departure from the picture-perfect families viewers often saw on television, but even as it ruffled feathers, the show represented a more realistic picture of the everyday problems that Americans were dealing with in the late 80s and 90s.Watch Now:Amazon
Google's meteoric rise to internet stardom is one of the great business sagas of our time. The sons of college professors, Larry Page and Sergey Brin - two brainy Stanford University grad students who founded the company - say their goal was to make the entire world's information searchable and instantly accessible. At last count, they were answering 200 million queries a day. As with the invention of the internet, it's changing our lives in ways we couldn't imagine. Google became the world's number one search engine because it returned better, more relevant search results faster than the competition. How it does that is a secret, but enough is known among search engine experts to unlock some of the mysteries of this conceptually simple yet infinitely complex software.
5th of May, 1877 - Nearly a year after he won the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull led his people into The Grandmother's Country (Canada, so-named out of respect for Queen Victoria - Grandmothers were much-revered) to try to find some relief from the U.S. Army. Here he and his people lived in peace for four years. His younger warriors started making trouble with the neighboring tribes, however, and the Canadian government asked Sitting Bull to return to the U.S. Sitting Bull engineered the victory at 'Custer's Last Stand'. Sitting Bull was a brilliant tactician, a Lakota Visionary, able to spur his warriors to victory even after defeat. It was for this talent that the U.S. Army feared him most. He saw the victory at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, so his warriors knew they were going to be victorious. Unfortunately they did not heed the second part of his prophecy, to not take any of the white man's property as spoils of war. Sitting Bull never signed a "peace treaty." A meadowlark told him of his death by Lakota People. This is a comprehensive look at the life of the Great Lakotoa Chief, one of the last Great Leaders of the Indian Resistance Movement - a look at the life of a great man who still inspires The People today.Watch Now:Amazon
For almost a century their fabled dynasty and tragic fate has been enveloped in myth and surrounded by mystery. Now, with the opening of the former Soviet Union, the true story of Nicholas and Alexandra can be told. This groundbreaking production, filmed on location throughout the former Soviet Union and Europe, presents a treasure trove of information and documents that have been kept secret for decades. Intimate diaries, letters and personal effects from the once-sealed imperial archives tell the astonishing story of the Romanovs' reign. Chilling eyewitness accounts, testimony from executioners, and a somber exhumation finally put to rest the enigma of their dynasty's horrifying end. Stunning, fact-filled and grand, this is the ultimate chronicle of a romance that changed the world.Watch Now:Amazon
Ottis Toole, serial killer and cannibal, confessed to killing more than a hundred people with his partner Henry Lee Lucas. Toole murdered John Walsh's son. Henry Lee Lucas as an American criminal, convicted of murder. He killed at least three women but confessed to killing upwards of 600.
A look at the actor who parlayed his martial arts skills into a successful acting career. We visit Chuck on the set of his new TV movie, Walker, Texas Ranger, giving Chuck the opportunity to return to the Cordell Walker role he played on TV for eight years. Chuck talks about his difficult childhood, his brother's death in Vietnam, his rise to the top of the karate world and friendship with Bruce Lee, and his divorce and remarriage.Watch Now:Amazon
Jack Unterweger was an Austrian serial killer who murdered several women before committing suicide in 1994. In 1976 jailed for murder but became a literary sensation while in prison. Out on parole, he killed nine prostitutes before being caught once more.Watch Now:Amazon
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), the “Great American Dreamer” whose literary classics include “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender Is the Night.” Interviewed: Garrison Keiller and three Fitzgerald biographers.
The Personification of Evil holds a mysterious appeal: a fascinating charisma that draws the curious, as well as admirers and even zealous devotees. What is the nature of the Beast, where did he come from and what role does this complex figure play in the eternal human drama? From the Biblical tale of the Fall to stories of those who believe they have crossed his path, A&E Biography takes a journey through the "life" of Satan. Scholars, historical experts, and theologians examine classic paintings, academic texts, and modern movies for a look at the many ways Satan has been portrayed throughout the centuries.
Biography remembers the actress and comedienne with the heart of gold in this 6 part special.Watch Now:Amazon
An in-depth profile of the comic who has accomplished a seemingly impossible feat--he's made ventriloquism hip again. So hip, in fact, that for the past two years, Jeff Dunham has been the top-grossing touring comedian in the world with more than a quarter-billion hits on YouTube to his credit. This two-hour special includes rare performance footage, home videos, original interviews with Jeff and those who know him best, as well as sold-out performances featuring Walter, Peanut, Achmed, Jose, and the rest of his cast of characters. And, for the first time ever, behind-the-scenes footage of Jeff creating, building, and performing a brand new character, Achmed Junior.Watch Now:Amazon
In 1966, Richard Speck committed one of the most horrifying mass murders in American history when he brutalized and killed eight student nurses living on Chicago's South Side.
Portrait of the 1960s queen of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll who died of a drug overdose at age 27, just two years after her first album went gold. Here is the truth about Joplin's wild living, her years of drinking, touring, and hard work, and her search for love, fame, and the perfect voice.Watch Now:Amazon
"William Shatner: Captain's Log" chronicles the actors long presence in the public eye. Best known as Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.
Ed Gein was obsessively devoted to his mother, a religious fanatic. After her death, Gein began robbing graves––keeping body parts as trophies, practicing necrophilia, and experimenting with human taxidermy. He then turned to murder, killing at least two women in 1957. Gein inspired film characters Norman Bates, Hannibal Lecter, and Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre.Watch Now:Amazon
Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez is an American serial killer who left more than 25 victims in his wake. He is on death row at San Quentin Prison.Watch Now:Amazon