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The Game spits the truth about his rise from the streets of Compton on camera and on stage with insights on a chaotic childhood, the drugs, the shootings that almost killed him, the falling out with G-Unit, his infamous beef with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and his rebirth as a multi-platinum powerhouse. T...
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Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. Sylvia Plath committed suicide on February 11, 1963. Controversy continu...
Delve into the Prince of Motown’s violent childhood to uncover the root of Marvin’s strained relationship with his strict father and to understand his struggle with drugs.This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of...
On January 20th, 1993, William Jefferson Clinton became the 42nd President of the United States. At the time, most Americans were not aware of the extent of Clinton's criminal background, nor were they aware of the media blackout which kept this information from the public. As State Attorney General...
(1994) [Biography A&E]- This episode of Biography tells the story of the uncontested master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's haunting poems and chilling stories established him as one of the most important men of American letters. But behind his popularity and artistic success was a person...

Al Capone

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Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1920 during the height of Prohibition, Capone"s multi-million dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized...
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American humorist Dave Barry said it best: “Eventually everybody hasto die, except Elvis”. In many ways in both culture and the law, ElvisPresley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since ElvisPresley’s death in 1977, the “King of Rock and Roll” lives on...
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone was born on July 6th 1946. He is an Academy Award-nominated American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. Stallone has played two famous characters: Rocky Balboa, the boxer who overcame all odds to fight for love and glory, and John Rambo, a courageous soldier who...
A good insight insights into the one of the greatest minds in photography.Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 -- August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped devel...
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Renowned for her legendary beauty and startling violet eyes, actress Elizabeth Taylor has mesmerized audiences with her dramatic performances on the big screen as well as her private life, which included eight marriages and seven husbands. She was the Queen of Hollywood, with a film career spanning...
Evan Davis traces the history of Steve Jobs' time in control at Apple, with contributions from insiders including the company's co-founder Steve Wozniak, world wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, branding guru Rita Clifton and Stephen Fry. The presenter hears stories of how Jobs, a college dropout, w...
Human, All Too Human is a three-part 1999 documentary television series produced by the BBC. It follows the lives of three prominent philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. The theme of this documentary revolves heavily around the school of philosophical thought kn...
1991, near the end of the Gulf War, FRONTLINE investigated the personal and political history of Saddam Hussein. Through interviews with Saddam's former neighbors, members of his government, military leaders, journalists, and Middle East experts, correspondent Hodding Carter revealed the fears, the...
Human, All Too Human is a three-part 1999 documentary televisionseries produced by the BBC. It follows the lives of three prominentphilosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-PaulSartre. The theme of this documentary revolves heavily around theschool of philosophical thought known...
1970’s America, Hip-Hop was in it’s early phase rising up from the ghettos of New York, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, a perfect environment to breed raps most political group but that wasn’t where the Public Enemy story started, it began on the more affluent streets of New Yorks,...
They came with one intention to bring straightforward, no-nonsense rock and roll music to the masses. With grit and determination they rose from a small rock scene in Austrailia to become one of the most successful acts in the world. Their 1980 record, Back in Black is the second best selling album...
Amy Winehouse sadly joined the notourious 27 club on 23rd July 2011. Amy joins music icons such as Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix and Jim Morrission, who all tragically died at the young age of 27.Whats even more tragic, is that she only released two albums, and did not live long enough to mature in to...
Two sides to the man who hit the international charts in the 20th Century. Idi Amin has been called the Butcher of Uganda. His rule as the 3rd president of Uganda was characterised by the persecution of minority groups, torture and exalted self imposed title such as " Lord of All the Beasts of the E...
Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, GAME CHANGERS reveals the many layers of the intensely private Steve Jobs – his style of leadership, management and creative process. Interviews include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former Apple CEO John Scully, jou...

Ansel Adams

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1980 doco. Ansel Adams was an American photographer best known for his iconic images of the American West, including Yosemite National Park.Ansel Adams was born on February 20, 1902, in San Francisco, California. Adams rose to prominence as a photographer of the American West, particularly Yosemite...
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His Life follows Bill Clinton through his college days as a war protester, his years of purported womanizing as governor of Arkansas, his possible connections to drug trafficking and subsequent murders, ‘Filegate,’ the Whitewater scandal and his questionable decisions, campaign financing and p...
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Vyacheslav is 41, he's homeless and unemployed. He uses the entrances to blocks of flats as shelter from the cold and sleeps in suburban trains. He doesn't like his life but isn't ready to change it either. Vyacheslav is no ordinary bum, he's a fighter. Fighting is his hobby, his life and sometimes...
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When he called himself “a skinny kid with a funny name” at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, his political star was already on the rise. By the time he decimated the competition in 2004 race for the Illinois Senate, he was the bona fide golden child of a Democratic party desperate...
A film about the Manchester United player Wayne Rooney, who started his United career scoring a hat trick against Fenerbahçe in Old Trafford. This great debut was only a hint at what was to follow. Since then Rooney has scored over 150 goals for Manchester United. This documentary includes exclusive...
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David Copperfield (born David Seth Kotkin; September 16, 1956) is an American illusionist, and has been described by Forbes as the most commercially successful magician in history.Copperfield's television specials have won 21 Emmy Awards of a total 38 nominations. Best known for his combination of s...
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He was one of America’s most successful presidents on the international stage, lauded as a world statesman who thawed the cold war. He was reelected in one of the biggest landslide victories in American history, capturing 49 out of 50 states.This being said however, Richard Nixon was the only...
Frederick Walter Stephen West, was an English serial killer. Between 1967 and 1987, he alone, and later, he and his wife Rosemary, tortured, raped and murdered at least 11 young women and girls, many at the couple’s homes 25 Midland Road and later 25 Cromwell Street respectively. Rosemary West...
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30 Days in May is a Showtime documentary that details the time between Floyd Mayweather’s win over boxing superstar Miguel Cotto on May 5th 2012 to the start of his three month jail sentence for domestic abuse on June 1, 2012 which is to be served at Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas....
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A 1963 film biography of Astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. It portrays Glenn's youth in New Concord, Ohio, his service as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War, and highlights of his momentous adventure as the pilot of Friendship 7 (ARC 45022) This film...
Mao’s Bloody Revolution Revealed is hosted by Philip Short, BBC correspondent and author of Mao: A Life. Bloody Revolution can be divided into two parts. The first half of the documentary covers the course of the Chinese revolution up to the the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.The second half...

Ataturk

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is one of the most important statesmen of the twentieth century. He was an outstanding military officer of the Ottoman Empire, he became the leader of a national war of independence and then the builder of a war-torn country into a new, modern state. He drew a path for national...
1988. Emily Dickinson - Voices & Visions - A documentary chronicling the life and works of 19th century American poet, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Few poets have looked deeper into the centre of being than Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Expressing both doubt and joy, her compressed and urgent poems s...

Trudell

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Trudell was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 14, 1946. Son of a Santee Sioux father and a Mexican mother, he grew up around the Santee Sioux Reservation located in northern Nebraska near the corner of South Dakota.In 1963 when he was only 17 years old he dropped out of high school and left the Mi...
In 1977, Roman Polanski was arrested in Los Angeles on charges he gave drugs and had sex with a 13-year-old girl he was photographing for Vogue. Eleven months later, having pled guilty to one count, he fled to Europe before sentencing.This film examines that year-long period, using archival footage...
Roald Dahl is probably best known for having written a vast collection of award winning children’s novels / short stories, most notably The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and many more. However having also been a fighter pilot during World War II, an invent...
This is the documentary film about Nikola Tesla, the scientist and inventor, one of the greatest men in history. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10,1856 in Smiljan, Lika in what later became Yugoslavia. His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian orthodox priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor...
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a timeless classic and one of the most quoted books in English only preceded by the Bible and Shakespeare. To mark the books 150th anniversary this film explores it’s extraordinary appeal and the life of the man who wrote it, the Reverend Charles Dodgs...
Michael Jordan to the Max is an American documentary released in IMAX in 2000. The film is about the life and career of basketball player Michael Jordan, focusing mainly on him during the 1998 NBA Playoffs. It is narrated by Laurence Fishburne.The film includes appearances by numerous celebrities an...
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This two-hour scripted drama tells the remarkable story behind the unveiling of the most influential scientific theory of all time, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The program is a special presentation from NOVA and National Geographic Television, written by acclaimed Brit...
Nile Rodgers has sold over 100 million records. As the co-founder, songwriter, producer and guitarist of Chic he helped define the sound of the ’70s, as disco took the world by storm. Nile and musical partner Bernard Edwards captured the essence of New York’s iconic Studio 54 creating hi...
In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success.He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political network, which gave it acc...