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Biography

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Documentary Biography Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)1987 - 201530 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Rent or Buy Only

Biography is a documentary television series. It was originally a half-hour filmed series produced for CBS by David Wolper from 1961 to 1964 and hosted by Mike Wallace. The A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987. The older version featured historical figures such as Helen Keller and Mark Twain, or long-dead entertainment figures such as Will Rogers or John Barrymore. The A&E series has placed the emphasis on such people as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Plácido Domingo, Freddie Mercury, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Eric Clapton, Pope John Paul II, Gene Tierney, Selena, Diego Rivera, Mao Zedong and Queen Elizabeth II, and fictional characters like The Phantom, Superman, Hamlet, Betty Boop, and Santa Claus. The program ended up profiling enough figures that in 1999, A&E spun it off into an entire network, The Biography Channel.Initially, most of the episodes featured the life stories of historical figures or present political or social leaders. People such as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Enrico Caruso, and Eva Peron were profiled. After a few years, however, the show began producing episodes on figures from pop culture, including Britney Spears, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson. This move away from purely intellectual subject matter has been criticized by some.Biography featuring Jack Perkins has one or more episodes available for purchase on iTunes. It's a biography and documentary show with 470 episodes over 30 seasons. Biography is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.9 (1,428 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 6 Apr. 1987

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Apr 6, 1987
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6 Apr. 1987 Apr 6, 1987 He spent much of his life in jail for the perversions he recounted in his famous writings, while his name has entered the English language as a definition of sexual cruelty. Donatien Alphonse Francois was a sick man, but he did not try to hide the fact. In a series of scandalous and long suppressed books, he celebrated deviant sexual activities and challenged every aspect of civilized authority, including the church and the government. In this comprehensive account of his life, Biography descends into the depths of the human psyche to take an unflinching look at the life of the notorious nobleman, celebrated by some as a pioneer for his absolute rejection of society's constraints. Follow his many trips in and out of jail, examine the notorious writings and practices that secured his place in history, and meet a descendant of the infamous Marquis who reveals what it is like to live with the name de Sade! This is a compelling look at the depraved aristocrat whose lascivious behavior brought him infamy, and whose shocking writings earned him immortality.

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Season 01, Episode 01 Benjamin Franklin

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Sep 15, 1994
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Benjamin Franklin Sep 15, 1994 He was America's ambassador to the world, a unique citizen who came to symbolize the inventiveness and industriousness of an entire nation. Benjamin Franklin's fascinating and diverse accomplishments throughout his lifetime helped to define him as a Renaissance man, and assured him of a place in America's pantheon of heroes. Among his myriad triumphs, this "First American" famously invented the lightening rod, created the fuel-efficient Franklin Stove, and penned many insightful and philosophic documents, as well as the still popular Poor Richard's Almanack. Most importantly, Franklin offered wise leadership as a founding member of the first Continental Congress and as the ambassador to France during America's tumultuous march toward freedom. Through expert commentary, archival material, and Franklin's own writings, Biography proudly presents the story of one of the most dynamic, colorful, and captivating figures in American history.

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pocahontas

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Jun 26, 1995
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Pocahontas Jun 26, 1995 She was a Native American princess who saved the life of English explorer Captain John Smith at the age of twelve. Before her death ten years later, she had single-handedly forged an improbable peace between two warring nations. Popular history remembers Pocahontas for a single act of courage, yet she had a highly developed vision of peaceful cooperation between the European settlers and her own people that was revolutionary in its day. Ambassador, stateswoman, peacemaker, and visionary, Pocahontas's admirable struggle ultimately cost her life, but she lives on in the history of a grateful nation. Through location footage, fascinating interviews, dramatic reenactments, and original period accounts, Biography proudly presents the remarkable life and enduring legacy of one of the most intriguing figures in early American history.

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Season 01, Episode 01 Donald Trump

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Jul 19, 1994
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Donald Trump Jul 19, 1994 He is a modern Midas who has elevated the business of deal-making to an art form. He came to epitomize a glitzy, greedy, late-twentieth-century America, only to see his fortune and fame threatened by changing times. By the age of 40, Donald Trump was one of New York's most successful real estate developers. The epitome of '80s glamour, he had a high-profile wife, a lavish lifestyle, and public adulation. But as the decade ended, it seemed that his luck went with it. In this revealing program, discover the story of his incredible rise, decline, and improbable rebirth as a mogul in the 1990s. Biography takes a fascinating look at the life and times of the man whose name has become a symbol of wealth and status, Donald Trump.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Satan

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Sep 21, 1998
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Satan Sep 21, 1998 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Not long after, he was forced to create hell, a domain for the fallen angel who dared disobey him. That defiant angel was Lucifer, the light bearer, but he would soon come to be known by the more sinister name of Satan, the devil. He is the nightmare that visits our darkest hours, the phantom that calls in the middle of the night. From the dawn of the universe to the present day, Satan is believed to roam the earth, on a mission to destroy humankind. Where there is light, Satan brings darkness. Where there is peace, he wages war. Where he finds love, he ushers in hate. He is said to take on many forms to fool us, but in his most demonic role, Satan has been the keeper of the darkness, the evil that lurks just around the corner, and deep within our souls. Join BIOGRAPHY for the terrifying tale of the evil creature that has hunted humans since the beginning of time, SATAN: PRINCE OF DARKNESS.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Mary of Nazareth

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Dec 23, 1996
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Mary of Nazareth Dec 23, 1996 Though she is rarely mentioned in the Gospels, she is perhaps the most important and the most revered woman in biblical history. Shortly after 13-year-old Mary of Nazareth became engaged to Joseph, the fate of the world changed forever. Inexplicably pregnant, the frightened teenager faced the possibility of being stoned to death, enduring ridicule that continued even after the birth of her son. Despite her own struggles, Mary vigilantly stood by Jesus throughout his years of scorn and prejudice, remaining loyal to him even as he was dying on the cross at Calvary. In this penetrating program, biblical experts and leading historians probe for clues to uncover the truth behind the woman who is revered by millions worldwide. Biography is proud to present the amazing story of the woman hailed as the Blessed Virgin, Mother of God.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Nostradamus

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Nov 6, 1995
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Nostradamus Nov 6, 1995 In an age of magic and superstition, the medieval physician Nostradamus became renowned for healing victims of a deadly plague. But it is his prophetic visions in the series of 900 cryptic poems collectively entitled "The Centuries" that have fascinated generation after generation of curious readers. Did he, as his believers claim, predict some of history's most monumental events, including the Great Fire of London and the destruction of the space shuttle The Challenger? And what about his terrifying apocalyptic prophecies? In this remarkable presentation, Biography interviews believers and non-believers alike to paint a comprehensive and in-depth portrait of this mysterious historical figure.

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Season 5

Season 05, Episode 07 The Boston Strangler

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Jun 6, 1996
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The Boston Strangler Jun 6, 1996 A history of the case

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Season 7

Season 07, Episode 01 David Berkowitz: Son of Sam

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Mar 23, 1998
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David Berkowitz: Son of Sam Mar 23, 1998 For over a year, he held a city hostage to fear. When he was finally caught, the nation was shocked to discover that the "face of terror" was a cherubic postal worker who smiled sweetly for the camera. David Berkowitz claimed the lives of six people in a killing spree that resulted in the largest manhunt in the history of New York. Once apprehended, he confessed to all the crimes and asked the judge to put him away forever so he would not kill again. In this comprehensive portrait, reporters and detectives who worked on the case, the parents of victims, a prosecutor and a former FBI profiler relive the case that galvanized a nation. Psychologists explore the many frustrations and disappointments that led Berkowitz to kill, and in a gripping interview, Berkowitz himself talks about his crimes and jailhouse transformation into the "Son of Hope." Today, he ministers to other prisoners and born-again Christians all over the world in hopes of restoring some meaning to his shattered life. From the dark streets of a shaken city to the jailhouse reformation, BIOGRAPHY examines the "Son of Sam."

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Season 10

Season 10, Episode 01 Larry Flynt: Fighting Dirty

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Jan 15, 1997
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Larry Flynt: Fighting Dirty Jan 15, 1997 From bootlegger to convict, to millionaire pornographer, to born-again Christian, to paraplegic gunshot-victim, Larry Flynt's life so far has been anything but ordinary. As the founder and publisher of Hustler Magazine Flynt broke new ground in porn publishing, offering filth and debauchery of a sort hitherto only imaginable. In his life Larry Flynt has always courted controversy, and along the way he's made himself the enemy of millions. But Larry Flynt always seems to come out on top.This comprehensive portrait follows Flynt from his dirt-poor Appalachian childhood to his surprising role as a poster-boy for First Amendment rights. Rare footage documents the defining moments in his life, from the launch of Hustler in 1974 to his landmark Supreme Court victory over Moral Majority head Jerry Falwell. In a moving interview, Flynt recalls his long and painful recovery from the assassination attempt that nearly took his life, and the tragic death of his wife. From selling moonshine to his dad to the controversial film that cemented his place in folklore, this is the controversial saga of Larry Flynt.

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Season 21

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Season 21, Episode 76 Stevie Wonder

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Dec 8, 2008
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Stevie Wonder Dec 8, 2008 From his beginnings as a teenage music prodigy to a multi-award winning career now spanning almost 50 years, Stevie Wonder is the definition of the world

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Season 24

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Season 24, Episode 01 Scarlett Johansson

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Dec 23, 2011
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Scarlett Johansson Dec 23, 2011

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Season 24, Episode 04 Kate Middleton: Uncommon Bride

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Apr 27, 2011
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Kate Middleton: Uncommon Bride Apr 27, 2011 Kate Middleton is living a real life fairy tale. She is stunning, stylish and set to marry her real life prince charming, William of Wales, in what promises to be the wedding of century.

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Season 1989

Season 1989, Episode 01 Drew Barrymore: Out from Under

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Apr 7, 1989
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Drew Barrymore: Out from Under Apr 7, 1989

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Season 1989, Episode 02 Montgomery Clift: The Hidden Star

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Sep 22, 1989
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Montgomery Clift: The Hidden Star Sep 22, 1989

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Season 1989, Episode 03 Barbara Eden: Out of the Bottle

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Dec 15, 1989
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Barbara Eden: Out of the Bottle Dec 15, 1989

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Season 1990

Season 1990, Episode 01 Caligula: Reign of Madness

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Nov 27, 1990
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Caligula: Reign of Madness Nov 27, 1990 He ruled for only four years and was dead at age 28. Yet he is one of the most notorious rulers in history. Caligula packed a lot into a very short life. Had he focused his considerable energies on governing his empire, history might have remembered him differently. As it is, he is known for perversion and depravity his rule was a legendary frenzy of lunacy, murder and lust. Between executions he staged spectacular orgies. He named his favorite horse a consul, made love to his sister and declared himself a living god. CALIGULA: REIGN OF MADNESS goes behind the legend to explore the anguished life of the infamous emperor. Discover how the first six months of his rule were marked by clemency and how a violent illness seemingly transformed Caligula into the monster that history remembers. Leading scholars help explore the many contradictions in his life; murderer, pervert, loving father and devoted son he was all these things and more. Join BIOGRAPHY for the shocking story of Rome's most reviled ruler, the bizarre, bloodthirsty Caligula

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Season 1990, Episode 02 Alan Alda: More Than Mr. Nice Guy

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Nov 30, 1990
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Alan Alda: More Than Mr. Nice Guy Nov 30, 1990

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Season 1992

Season 1992, Episode 01 Muhammad The Prophet

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Jul 29, 1992
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Muhammad The Prophet Jul 29, 1992 He was a humble merchant who received revelations from the angel Gabriel. But the religion he founded is now viewed by many as an enemy of the Western world. One of the most influential figures in human history, Muhammad is a figure of inspiration and enlightenment to billions of people the world over. Yet countless others see the religion he created as a source of evil and instability. Go far beyond the headlines and into the sands of history with this thoughtful, probing portrait. Travel the lands where he is said to have walked, and hear from renowned scholars and spiritualists who illuminate the man at the heart one of the world's great faiths.

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Season 1992, Episode 04 Annie Oakley: A Crack Shot in Petticoats

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Jul 29, 1992
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Annie Oakley: A Crack Shot in Petticoats Jul 29, 1992 Born Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey) on August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio, the woman who would be known as Annie Oakley developed her superb marksmanship abilities as a teen, earning enough to pay off the mortgage for her mother's home. She married fellow marksman Frank Butler in 1876 and would later become a star attraction for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for years, renowned for unparalleled shooting tricks. A revered global figure, Oakley retired in 1913 and died in Ohio on November 3, 1926.

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Season 1993

Season 1993, Episode 01 Julius Caesar: Master of the Roman World

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Sep 22, 1993
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Julius Caesar: Master of the Roman World Sep 22, 1993 BIOGRAPHY examines the life story of Rome's greatest ruler, Julius Caesar. From his several wives to his storied death at the hands of Brutus, this definitive portrait uses countless artifacts, texts, as well as commentary from leading experts and dramatic re-enactments to explore the life and legacy of this singular figure.

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Season 1994

Season 1994, Episode 01 Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon

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Jan 19, 1994
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Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon Jan 19, 1994 A video tribute to a martial arts legend, Bruce Lee. Examined are his early years in Hong Kong and his journey to Hollywood, his role of Kato on the TV series 'The Green Hornet', and his years as the martial arts instructor to the stars. Lee's spectacular rise to super stardom through his Kung Fu films is detailed, with a revealing look at both the on-screen action and behind the scenes controversy. Celebrity interviews include actor James Coburn talking about Lee as a teacher and collaborator, and actress Diane McBain on Lee's Kato years. Lee's successors in martial arts cinema are profiled, and theories offered about mysterious deaths of Bruce Lee and his son Brandon. Plus rare footage and more! Although his life was cut short at the age of 32, Bruce Lee-- through his movies and his teachings-- will forever be remembered as the Immortal Dragon!

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Season 1994, Episode 02 Henry Ford: Tin Lizzy Tycoon

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Jul 22, 1994
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Henry Ford: Tin Lizzy Tycoon Jul 22, 1994 Home movies and photographs profile the automotive and assembly-line pioneer.

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Season 1994, Episode 03 Willie Nelson: My Life

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Aug 5, 1994
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Willie Nelson: My Life Aug 5, 1994

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Season 1994, Episode 04 Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess

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Oct 18, 1994
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Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess Oct 18, 1994

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Season 1994, Episode 05 Santa Claus

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Dec 20, 1994
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Santa Claus Dec 20, 1994 Celebrate the enchantment embodied within the legend of one of history's most beloved figures. Though rooted in various religions, Santa also symbolizes the secular spirit of generosity. Adored by children worldwide, but often with a different name and emanating from disparate myths, he continues to create instantaneous mirth and joy. Join us on a jolly journey through time to reveal his roots--from the Roman Befana to the Germanic Berchta and Knecht Ruprecht, from Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus.

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Season 1994, Episode 06 FDR: The War Years

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Jun 13, 1994
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FDR: The War Years Jun 13, 1994 Second of the two-part series on FDR. This film reviews his term as President during the cataclysmic war years and his international policies. At this death on April 12, 1945, a nation mourned for the man whose vision and faith led the country through a tumultuous period in history.

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Season 1994, Episode 07 Davy Crockett: American Frontier Legend

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Aug 2, 1994
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Davy Crockett: American Frontier Legend Aug 2, 1994 From backwoodsman to politician to martyr, Davy Crockett lived an incredible life that has been obscured by the legends which have sprung up around him. From his feuds with Andrew Jackson to the truth about his coonskin cap, BIOGRAPHY® probes the life and legend of one of America's best -known folk heroes.

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Season 1995

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Season 1995, Episode 01 Sigmund Freud: Analysis of a Mind

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Aug 10, 1996
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Sigmund Freud: Analysis of a Mind Aug 10, 1996 The life and work of the great and influential psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), is examined. Archive footage of Freud and a unique sound recording of his voice are included.

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Season 1995, Episode 02 Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death

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Aug 21, 1995
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Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death Aug 21, 1995 In the annals of crime, perhaps no name evokes terror more than that Jack the Ripper. Although this anonymous killer committed his gruesome murders more than a century ago, his name lives on. This program goes to England to investigate the murder of five women, which took place in 1888 and have gripped the collective psyche ever since. Most frightening of all is the fact that murderer was never caught, or even identified. Criminologists present their theories on the identity of the infamous killer. Never-before-released photographs graphically display the vicious work of Jack the Ripper's knife

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Season 1995, Episode 03 The Kellogg Brothers: Corn Flake Kings

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Nov 28, 1995
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The Kellogg Brothers: Corn Flake Kings Nov 28, 1995 Jack Perkins narrates this account which focuses upon the lives and careers of two of the five children of Ann Janette Stanley Kellogg and John Preston Kellogg: John Harvey "J.H." Kellogg (born 1852) and Will Keith "W.K." Kellogg (born 1860), both in Tyrone, Michigan, before the family relocates to Battle Creek, for John Preston Kellogg to establish a broom factory, at which the sons begin to work at young ages.In 1866, the husband and wife team of James White and Ellen White open Battle Creek Sanitarium, a wellness and fitness center based upon principles practiced by their Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which J.H. Kellogg belongs for a while, but maintains a life-long practice of Vegetarianism, and abstinence from physical relations, along with a regiment of Water Therapy, Sunshine Therapy, and physical exercise.J.H. Kellogg, attending Eastern Michigan University and New York University Medical College at Bellevue Hospital, earns his medical degree in 1875, and marries Ella Eaton, in 1879, after meeting in New York.The Whites hire J.H. Kellogg as Battle Creek Sanitarium Medical Surgeon and Physcian upon his return to Michigan, and he quickly advances the facility from the verge of closing to become a profitable institution, thus adding two stories to the long structure, and welcoming affluent visitors from across the nation, and, subsequently, severing ties with the sect to which the Whites belong.While the 5'4" somewhat eccentric J.H. Kellogg shows no priority for money, his brother W.K. Kellogg becomes a seasoned marketing adviser after learning salesmanship from their father's broom factory, and so J.H. hires W.K. as Battle Creek Sanitarium Business Manager, paying him $9 per week, while paying the nurses no salary except for room and board because J.H. maintains that everyone should feel more than content to work for him and this worthwhile establishment.When shredded wheat cereal is introduced to the market by a Denver, Colorado, manufacturer, the Brothers Kellogg begin to experiment with methods to present this as more appealing to breakfast diners who consider it bland tasting at the time. Besides, some guests secretly sneak over to nearby Little Red Onion Restaurant for menu selections not available at the Sanitarium.W.K. then accidentally creates a batch of wheat flakes during one of J.H.'s out-of-town journeys, and upon his return, the brothers begin to experiment creating flakes of wheat, rice, oats and corn.After corn flakes catch on around the Sanitarium as a viable breakfast selection, W.K. intends to keep the formula secret, but J.H. begins to show guests the recipe process, for which one visitor, a C.W. Post, of Texas, decides to cash in, by manufacturing and marketing Grape=Nuts for the summer months and Postum drink for the winter months, thus earning $one million in a year's time.This creates a rift between the Brothers Kellogg because J.H. maintains that no one should profit from health foods, and W.K. maintains that the Kelloggs could easily market their product, as 100 new separately-owned factories emerge in Battle Creek to cash in on cereal manufacturing because no one else outside of the community knows how to make corn flakes, and so prospective manufacturers bait employees of other factories to work for them at double the salary of their current employer, causing Battle Creek to become a boom town.W.K. finally decides to strike out on his own in 1902, but more trouble sets in when Battle Creek Sanitarium burns to the ground, and all is lost unless W.K. agrees to assist J.H. in its rebuilding, which he does and delays plans to create his own cereal empire for another four years.But after the Brothers Kellogg enter into separate ventures, lawsuits begin to spring forth, with differing claims as to who owns the rights to produce corn flakes and products under the Kellogg's name. While W.K. succeeds in the cereal industry, J.H. allows his patent for peanut butter to slip away.The brothers remain estranged for most of the remainder of their lives, while J.H. remains at the Sanitarium, after adopting seven of 40 wards, before relocating to Miami, Florida, and becoming even more eccentric, while W.K.'s cereal empire prospers through the years of the Great Depression, in which he establishes four shifts of employees in order to offer Battle Creek locals employment opportunities.Interview Guests for this episode consist of Norm Williamson Jr. (Grandson of W.K. Kellogg), Frances Thornton (Neighbor of Dr. J.H. Kellogg), Laura Davis (Assistant Corporate Secretary: W.K. Kellogg Foundation), Garth "Duff" Stolz (Curator: Health and Heritage Museum), Jim Middleton (Filmmaker/Collector), Richard Schwarz (Biographer: "John Harvey Kellogg, MD.: Pioneering Health Reformer"), Harvey Green (Author: "Fit for America: Health, Fitness, Sport and American Society"), and Scott Bruce (Co-author: "Cerealizing America").Still Photographs include John Preston Kellogg, Ann Janette Stanley Kellogg, John Harvey Kellogg, Ella Eaton Kellogg, Will Keith Kellogg, C. W. Post, George Bernard Shaw, John D. Rockerfeller, Henry Ford, Clarence W. Barron (Wall Street Journal Publisher), and Olympian/Actor Johnny Weissmuller, as well as Battle Creek Sanitarium and Little Red Onion Restaurant.Archive film footage includes John Harvey Kellogg, Will Keith Kellogg, Johnny Weissmuller, Zoological film, and an early Corn Flakes commercial.

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Season 1995, Episode 04 H.G. Wells: Time Traveller

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Nov 8, 1995
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H.G. Wells: Time Traveller Nov 8, 1995

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Season 1995, Episode 05 Charles Manson: Journey Into Evil

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Sep 12, 1995
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Charles Manson: Journey Into Evil Sep 12, 1995 Charles Manson is an American cult leader whose followers carried out several notorious murders in the late 1960s and inspired the book Helter Skelter.

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Season 1995, Episode 06 Ted Bundy: The Mind of a Killer

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Sep 13, 1995
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Ted Bundy: The Mind of a Killer Sep 13, 1995 American serial killer and rapist Ted Bundy was one of the most notorious criminals of the late 20th century.

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Season 1995, Episode 07 Mickey Rooney: Hollywood's Little Giant

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May 16, 1995
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Mickey Rooney: Hollywood's Little Giant May 16, 1995

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Season 1996

Season 1996, Episode 01 Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh

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Apr 29, 1996
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Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh Apr 29, 1996

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Season 1996, Episode 02 Jeffrey Dahmer: The Monster Within

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Jun 4, 1996
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Jeffrey Dahmer: The Monster Within Jun 4, 1996 Jeffrey Dahmer was a sex offender and serial killer who killed 17 males between 1978 to 1991. Dahmer was sentenced to fifteen consecutive life terms. He was murdered by a fellow prison inmate during his incarceration.

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Season 1996, Episode 03 Carl Sagan: A Cosmic Celebrity

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Jul 2, 1996
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Carl Sagan: A Cosmic Celebrity Jul 2, 1996

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Season 1996, Episode 04 Sir Isaac Newton - The Gravity of Genius

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Aug 8, 1996
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Sir Isaac Newton - The Gravity of Genius Aug 8, 1996

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Season 1996, Episode 05 Richard Pryor: Comic On The Edge

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Jul 9, 1996
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Richard Pryor: Comic On The Edge Jul 9, 1996

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Season 1996, Episode 06 Gary Gilmore: A Fight to Die

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Dec 12, 1996
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Gary Gilmore: A Fight to Die Dec 12, 1996 Murder Gary Gilmore was executed by a volunteer firing squad in 1977. His death inspired Norman Mailer’s nonfiction book The Executioner’s Song.

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Season 1996, Episode 07 The Boston Strangler

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Jun 7, 1996
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The Boston Strangler Jun 7, 1996 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.

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Season 1997

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Season 1997, Episode 01 Eliot Ness: Untouchable

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Jan 23, 1997
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Eliot Ness: Untouchable Jan 23, 1997 "The Untouchables,'' based on his book, mythologizes treasury agent Eliot Ness.

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Season 1997, Episode 02 Julia Child: An Appetite for Life

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Oct 15, 1997
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Julia Child: An Appetite for Life Oct 15, 1997 A spicy look at the renowned TV chef and French cooking expert. Traces her life from privileged childhood to her cooking career, which didn't begin until she attended the Cordon Bleu at age 35.

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Season 1997, Episode 03 Andrew Cunanan

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Sep 18, 1997
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Andrew Cunanan Sep 18, 1997 Andrew Cunanan was a serial murder who killed fashion designer Gianni Versace, and at least four other people, before committing suicide in a Miami houseboat.

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Season 1997, Episode 04 Timothy McVeigh: Soldier of Terror

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Jul 9, 1997
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Timothy McVeigh: Soldier of Terror Jul 9, 1997 This profile of Timothy McVeigh, the former U.S. Army sergeant convicted of the Oklahoma City bombing, traces his early life in Pendleton, N.Y., and his military hitch, including his service in the Persian Gulf War. Chris Bury narrates.

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Season 1997, Episode 05 Seeing Double

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Dec 11, 1997
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Seeing Double Dec 11, 1997

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Season 1997, Episode 06 Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain

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Oct 13, 1997
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Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain Oct 13, 1997 Horror legend Vincent Price is profiled.

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Season 1997, Episode 07 Jane Russell: Body and Soul

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Oct 21, 1997
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Jane Russell: Body and Soul Oct 21, 1997

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Season 1998

Season 1998, Episode 01 Vincent Van Gogh: A Stroke of Genius

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Aug 29, 1998
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Vincent Van Gogh: A Stroke of Genius Aug 29, 1998 The artist's works are among the world's most-treasured masterpieces today, but they were almost completely ignored in his lifetime.

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Season 1998, Episode 02 Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act

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Sep 14, 1998
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Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act Sep 14, 1998

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Season 1998, Episode 03 John Wayne: American Legend

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Mar 16, 1998
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John Wayne: American Legend Mar 16, 1998 A portrait of the legendary actor whose portrayals of rugged, straight-shooting men made him an American icon. Charlton Heston, Ron Howard, and Patricia Neal, among others, offer their remembrances of "Duke".

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Season 1998, Episode 04 Colonel Sanders: America's Chicken King

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Dec 7, 1998
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Colonel Sanders: America's Chicken King Dec 7, 1998 Here is the story of the fast-food giant who waited 65 years before he hit it big.For the first 65 years of his life, he bounced from job to job, trying to make ends meet. It was only after he collected his first social security check that he found the secret to success. Colonel Sanders' face is one of the most recognizable commercial icons in the world. Yet few people know the story of the man behind the chicken franchise.BIOGRAPHY® interviews his two daughters and official biographer to tell the rags-to-riches story of the country boy from Indiana. Family photos show him in the days before he became famous, behind the counter of the 6-seat dining room attached to a gas station where he perfected his blend of 11 herbs and spices. Discover how a fire launched him on the road to riches, and how he built an empire of 600 stores in just a decade. But even then, some of his old poor luck stayed with him when he sold the business, he opted for a $40,000 annual salary for life rather than stock options!Fellow fast-food maven Dave Thomas who cut his teeth at KFC helps tell the story of America's Chicken King.

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Season 1998, Episode 05 David Berkowitz

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Mar 29, 1998
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David Berkowitz Mar 29, 1998 David Berkowitz was a serial killer active in the 1970s in New York City and was known by the name Son of Sam.

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Season 1998, Episode 06 Baby Face Nelson

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Feb 10, 1998
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Baby Face Nelson Feb 10, 1998 Gangster Baby Face Nelson.

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Season 1998, Episode 07 William Shatner

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Mar 10, 1998
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William Shatner Mar 10, 1998

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Season 1999

Season 1999, Episode 01 Drew Barrymore: Beating the Odds

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Sep 9, 1999
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Drew Barrymore: Beating the Odds Sep 9, 1999

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Season 1999, Episode 02 Fred Gywnne: More than a Munster

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Oct 20, 1999
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Fred Gywnne: More than a Munster Oct 20, 1999 Harry Smith narrates this account of the life and multifaceted career of Frederick Hubbard Gwynne.

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Season 1999, Episode 03 Elizabeth Montgomery: A Touch of Magic

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Feb 16, 1999
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Elizabeth Montgomery: A Touch of Magic Feb 16, 1999 Elizabeth Montgomery was born into show business. Her parents were screen actor Robert Montgomery and Broadway actress Elizabeth Bryan Allen.Elizabeth graduated from the Spence School in New York City and attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After three years intensive training, she made her TV debut at the age of 19 in her father's 1950s playhouse series 'Robert Montgomery Presents'.She also tried her hand at Broadway, and 'Late Love' was her debut. She married at the age of 21, to TV director Frederic Cammann, but the marriage did not last.Her big screen break came with 'The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell' in 1955. In 1960, Elizabeth portrayed Rusty Heller, in an episode of 'The Untouchables', and was nominated for her first Emmy.In 1956, she met her second husband, actor Gig Young, fourteen years her senior and an abusive alcoholic. They were divorced in time for her to marry producer William Asher in 1963. Their union produced three children.Her most famous role was Samantha Stephens, the nose twitching sorceress married to a mortal. 'Bewitched' lasted eight seasons on ABC, and garnered the cast and crew many Emmy nominations and awards, five alone for Elizabeth.After 'Bewitched', Liz went on to make a number of TV movies. She portrayed Lizzie Borden in 'The Legend of Lizzie Borden', for which she received another Emmy nomination.Elizabeth Montgomery was not only a versatile television actress but also an AIDS and Gay Rights activist. She had very liberal political views and narrated a series of documentaries in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including 'Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair' (1988) and the Academy Award winning 'The Panama Deception' (1992).She died of cancer in May 1995. She passed away just eight weeks after her cancer diagnosis.Peter Graves (Host) Rebecca Asher William Asher Dominick Dunne Robert Foxworth Sandra Gould Elizabeth Montgomery Liz Sheridan

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Season 1999, Episode 04 John Wayne Gacy: A Monster in Disguise

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Aug 5, 1999
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John Wayne Gacy: A Monster in Disguise Aug 5, 1999 John Wayne Gacy is on record as the worst serial killer in United States history, with 33 victims.

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Season 1999, Episode 05 Richard Speck: Natural Born Killer

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Aug 20, 1999
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Richard Speck: Natural Born Killer Aug 20, 1999 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.

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Season 1999, Episode 06 Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is

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Nov 2, 1999
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Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is Nov 2, 1999

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Season 1999, Episode 07 Andre the Giant

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Jan 14, 1999
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Andre the Giant Jan 14, 1999 Documentary, released by the World Wrestling Federation, about the late wrestling superstar Andre the Giant, portraying his childhood in a small French village, his rise to fame as a professional wrestler, and his slow physical decline and eventual death in 1993. With commentaries by Vince McMahon, Classy Freddie Blassie, Killer Kowalski and Gorilla Monsoon, as well as Andre's brother and friends.

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Season 2000

Season 2000, Episode 01 Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily

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Jul 19, 2000
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Yvonne DeCarlo: Gilded Lily Jul 19, 2000 Peter Graves narrates this account of the life and career of Vancouver, British Columbia native Peggy Middleton, who takes her middle name and her mother's maiden name to defy the odds to become the lovely actress, dancer, singer and author Yvonne DeCarlo.

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Season 2000, Episode 02 Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa

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Dec 1, 2000
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Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa Dec 1, 2000 A Biography of Al Lewis, actor and activist best known for his portrayal of Grandpa in the 60's TV show The Munsters.

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Season 2000, Episode 03 Deborah Kerr: Getting to Know Her

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Jun 15, 2000
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Deborah Kerr: Getting to Know Her Jun 15, 2000

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Season 2000, Episode 04 Florence Henderson

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Apr 10, 2000
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Florence Henderson Apr 10, 2000

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Season 2000, Episode 05 Janis Joplin

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Aug 18, 2000
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Janis Joplin Aug 18, 2000 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.

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Season 2000, Episode 06 Ben Vereen: The Hard Way

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Oct 11, 2000
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Ben Vereen: The Hard Way Oct 11, 2000

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Season 2000, Episode 07 Hulk Hogan: American Made

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Jun 14, 2000
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Hulk Hogan: American Made Jun 14, 2000

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Season 2001

Season 2001, Episode 01 The Love Boat

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Sep 6, 2001
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The Love Boat Sep 6, 2001 A look back at the series the critics claimed would "sink like the Titanic," but which sailed on for nine years with it's Aaron Spelling formula of bikinis, blondes, celebrity guests, and lovable stars. Features interviews with Gavin MacLeod ("Captain Stubing"), Fred Grandy ("Gopher"), Bernie Kopell ("Doc"), Ted Lange ("Isaac"), and Jill Whelan ("Vicki").350mb Bio HD 512x384 Documentary

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Season 2001, Episode 02 Jackie Gleason: The Great One

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Sep 24, 2001
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Jackie Gleason: The Great One Sep 24, 2001

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Season 2001, Episode 03 Charlie Sheen: Born to Be Wild

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May 8, 2001
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Charlie Sheen: Born to Be Wild May 8, 2001

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Season 2001, Episode 04 Princess Diana

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Jul 11, 2001
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Princess Diana Jul 11, 2001

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Season 2001, Episode 05 Kim Fields: A Little Somethin' Somethin'

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Oct 11, 2001
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Kim Fields: A Little Somethin' Somethin' Oct 11, 2001

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Season 2001, Episode 06 Jimmy Swaggart: Fire and Brimstone

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May 11, 2001
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Jimmy Swaggart: Fire and Brimstone May 11, 2001

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Season 2001, Episode 07 Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet

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Jun 15, 2001
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Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet Jun 15, 2001

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Season 2002

Season 2002, Episode 01 John Ritter: In Good Company

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Oct 31, 2002
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John Ritter: In Good Company Oct 31, 2002

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Season 2002, Episode 02 Saturday Night Live

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Apr 23, 2002
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Saturday Night Live Apr 23, 2002

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Season 2002, Episode 03 The Manson Women: An American Nightmare

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Jul 17, 2002
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The Manson Women: An American Nightmare Jul 17, 2002 lthough Charles Manson is notoriously connected to the brutal slayings of actress Sharon Tate and other Hollywood residents, he was never actually found guilty of committing the murders himself. However, he is still associated with several brutal slayings including the famous 'Tate-La Bianca' killings that have immortalized him as a living embodiment of evil. Images of his staring 'mad eyes' are still used today to illustrate countless serial-murder news stories.Together with Manson, The Family (his young, loyal drop-out disciples of murder) are thought to have carried out some 35 killings. Most were never tried, either for lack of evidence or because the perpetrators were already sentenced to life for the Tate/La Bianca killings. In May 2007 Manson was denied parole for the 11th time.

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Season 2002, Episode 04 Martin Lawrence: Comic Trip

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Aug 7, 2002
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Martin Lawrence: Comic Trip Aug 7, 2002

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Season 2002, Episode 05 Carolyn Jones: Morticia and More

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May 10, 2002
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Carolyn Jones: Morticia and More May 10, 2002

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Season 2002, Episode 06 Whoopi Goldberg

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Oct 28, 2002
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Whoopi Goldberg Oct 28, 2002

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Season 2002, Episode 07 David Bowie: Sound and Vision

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Nov 5, 2002
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David Bowie: Sound and Vision Nov 5, 2002

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Season 2003

Season 2003, Episode 01 Betty White: Hollywood's Golden Girl

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Jul 16, 2003
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Betty White: Hollywood's Golden Girl Jul 16, 2003 Though Betty White has always looked like the sugary sweet girl-next-door, her comedic talents often tap into her acid wit.

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Season 2003, Episode 02 Batman: Holy Batmania!

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Jul 8, 2003
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Batman: Holy Batmania! Jul 8, 2003 A history of the campy classic '60s TV series “Batman,” starring Adam West and Burt Ward, who are on hand to comment. Included: screen tests and clips of memorable scenes. Also commenting is executive producer William Dozier; and Batmobile customizer George Barris.

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Season 2003, Episode 03 The Munsters: America's First Family of Fright

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Jul 9, 2003
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The Munsters: America's First Family of Fright Jul 9, 2003 A look at The Munsters TV show with various clips from the show and interviews with the cast. A look back at one of the most successful sitcoms to emerge from the 60's.

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Season 2003, Episode 04 Aileen Wuornos

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Apr 23, 2003
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Aileen Wuornos Apr 23, 2003 An abused child who later earned her living as a sex worker, Aileen Wuornos was found guilty of killing six men and was later executed in a Florida prison.

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Season 2003, Episode 05 Robert Duvall

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Mar 25, 2003
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Robert Duvall Mar 25, 2003

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Season 2003, Episode 06 Jane Seymour

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Jan 22, 2003
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Jane Seymour Jan 22, 2003

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Season 2003, Episode 07 Janet Leigh

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Oct 28, 2003
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Janet Leigh Oct 28, 2003 Janet Leigh is perhaps best known for her infamous shower scene in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, 'Psycho', and for her marriage to actor Tony Curtis. Leigh was discovered by retired MGM actress Norma Shearer, who saw a picture of her at a ski resort and recommended her for a screen test, through which she landed an MGM contract.

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Season 2004

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Season 2004, Episode 01 Alec Baldwin

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Feb 24, 2004
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Alec Baldwin Feb 24, 2004

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Season 2004, Episode 02 Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas

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Dec 1, 2004
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Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas Dec 1, 2004 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.

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Season 2004, Episode 03 Richard Ramirez

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Oct 20, 2004
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Richard Ramirez Oct 20, 2004 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.

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Season 2004, Episode 04 Pete Townshend

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Dec 1, 2004
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Pete Townshend Dec 1, 2004

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Season 2004, Episode 05 Andrei Chikatilo

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Nov 4, 2004
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Andrei Chikatilo Nov 4, 2004 Andrei Chikatilo confessed to 56 murders when he was eventually caught in 1990. The brutal killer preyed on children and young vagrants, eating intimate parts of their bodies.On 22nd December 1978, Chikatilo killed his first documented victim; 9 year old Lena Zakotnova was lured into an abandoned shed, where Chikatilo tried to rape her. Trying to control the struggling child, Chikatilo slashed her with a knife, ejaculating whilst doing so, confirming his psychological connection between violent death and sexual gratification that went on to typify all future attacks.An eyewitness had seen Chikatilo with the victim, shortly before her disappearance, but his wife provided him with a cast-iron alibi that enabled him to evade any further police attention. A 25-year old, Alexsandr Kravchenko, with a previous rape conviction, was arrested and confessed to the crime under duress, probably as a result of extensive and brutal interrogation. He was tried for the killing of Lena Zakotnova, and executed in 1984.

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Season 2004, Episode 06 Johnny Depp

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Oct 12, 2004
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Johnny Depp Oct 12, 2004

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Season 2004, Episode 08 Led Zeppelin

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Dec 2, 2004
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Led Zeppelin Dec 2, 2004

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Season 2005

Season 2005, Episode 01 Chuck Norris

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Sep 24, 2005
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Chuck Norris Sep 24, 2005 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.

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Season 2005, Episode 02 Elton John

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Mar 26, 2005
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Elton John Mar 26, 2005

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Season 2005, Episode 03 Jerry Garcia

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Dec 14, 2005
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Jerry Garcia Dec 14, 2005

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Season 2005, Episode 04 Shania Twain

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May 7, 2005
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Shania Twain May 7, 2005

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Season 2005, Episode 05 Genghis Khan: Terror and Conquest

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Jan 2, 2005
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Genghis Khan: Terror and Conquest Jan 2, 2005 Among the greatest military leaders of all time was Genghis Khan. His penchant for military expansion produced one of the largest and best-controlled empires in the history of the world. This program tells the story of his conquests that garnered him land holdings throughout the known world of Asia and Europe. The program uses reenactments, artworks, writings, and the opinions of historians to paint a picture of the commander, who was both military strategist and governor of a vast empire.

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Season 2005, Episode 06 The Brady Bunch

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Jun 25, 2005
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The Brady Bunch Jun 25, 2005

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Season 2005, Episode 07 Onassis Dynasty

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Nov 23, 2005
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Onassis Dynasty Nov 23, 2005

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Season 2006

Season 2006, Episode 01 TV Game Shows

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Jul 15, 2006
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TV Game Shows Jul 15, 2006 For decades, we've watched countless contestants on TV answer trivia, perform stunts, and challenge lady luck. We've jumped for joy when they won and were crushed when they lost. Many a host has mesmerized us with their ear-to-ear grins, humorous banter, and exceedingly charming personalities. The games may have gotten more elaborate, the ideas more inventive, and the stakes higher, but one thing hasn't changed...TV Game Shows are as popular as ever. This 2-hour quirky special doesn't just look at the history of TV Game Shows, it celebrates the entire genre in a fun, light-hearted trip down memory lane. Filled with hilarious clips, amusing interviews, and hilarious commentary, it's fast paced, campy, and funny.

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Season 2006, Episode 02 Dave Chappelle

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Aug 1, 2006
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Dave Chappelle Aug 1, 2006 Dave Chappelle began making appearances in films such as Robin Hood: Men In Tights and Half Baked in the mid-1990s. In 2003, Chappelle landed his own show on Comedy Central, Chappelle's Show. He received two Emmy Award nominations for the wildly popular and controversial show, which frequently addressed race relations. In 2006, he abruptly quit the show and moved to a farm in Ohio.

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Season 2006, Episode 03 Steve Martin

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Feb 4, 2006
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Steve Martin Feb 4, 2006

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Season 2006, Episode 04 Final Days: The Fame and Fate of Marilyn Monroe

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Mar 18, 2006
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Final Days: The Fame and Fate of Marilyn Monroe Mar 18, 2006 Recalling the last days of Marilyn Monroe, who died in 1962 at the age of 36.

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Season 2006, Episode 05 Bobby Flay

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Dec 21, 2006
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Bobby Flay Dec 21, 2006

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Season 2006, Episode 06 Bobby Fischer

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Aug 29, 2006
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Bobby Fischer Aug 29, 2006 World chess champion Bobby Fischer becomes a recluse after losing his title.

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Season 2006, Episode 07 Jason Priestley

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Dec 6, 2006
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Jason Priestley Dec 6, 2006 A profile of actor Jason Priestley, who rose to fame during the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” and suffered serious injuries during a car crash in 2002 when his race car hit a wall at the Kentucky Speedway.

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Season 2007

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Season 2007, Episode 01 Weird Al Yankovic

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Oct 12, 2007
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Weird Al Yankovic Oct 12, 2007 “Weird Al” Yankovic, who rose to fame in the '80s with his musical parodies, is profiled

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Season 2007, Episode 02 The Brat Pack

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Oct 11, 2007
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The Brat Pack Oct 11, 2007

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Season 2007, Episode 03 The Monkees

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Dec 21, 2007
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The Monkees Dec 21, 2007

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Season 2007, Episode 04 The Beatles Women

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Aug 9, 2007
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The Beatles Women Aug 9, 2007

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Season 2007, Episode 05 Meatloaf

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Apr 24, 2007
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Meatloaf Apr 24, 2007 Meatloaf was born Michael Lee Aday. He was the first child of police officer father Orvis and school teacher mother, Wilma.Orvis was a renowned alcoholic who would often slumber into drinking binges which lasted several days. As Meat Loaf would inevitably end up driving round town with his mother, looking in bars for Orvis, he would often instead stay with his grandmother Charlsee Norrod.After completing college, Meat Loaf enrolled at North Texas State University where he was called for an army physical. Meat Loaf was so determined not to pass the fitness test that he deliberately gained sixty-eight pounds in just over a month. Yet despite being colour blind and overweight, his draft notice arrived two weeks later - which he ignored.In 1967, Meat Loaf left Texas and moved to Los Angeles where he started working as a bouncer at a nightclub. It was in LA that Meat Loaf formed his first band, Meat Loaf Soul. It was during the recording of their first song that Meat Loaf hit a note so high that he managed to blow a fuse on the recording monitor which immediately led to an offer of three separate recording contracts- which he turned down all of.The band underwent several line-up changes on lead guitar, each time culminating in a new band name, including Floating Circus and Popcorn Blizard.After Floating Circus split, Meat Loaf took on several low-key jobs, one of which would inadvertently lead to his breakthrough in the media. While working as a parking lot attendant he had a chance meeting with a man who asked what Meat Loaf did when he wasn’t on the lot. After mentioning that he was a singer in his spare time, the man suggested he should audition for the stage musical, Hair. The audition was a success and led to Meat Loaf starring in a six month run in Detroit.Meat Loaf’s role in Hair was the kickstart he needed, as the publicity generated led to an invite from Motown to record a duet album with Stoney Murphy. The album entitled Stoney and Meatloaf (deliberately shown as one word at this point) was completed mid-1971 and released in September the same year. To support the album release, the duo toured with Jake Wade and the Soul Searchers but Meat Loaf soon left after the pair’s vocals were cut from the single ‘Who is the Leader Of People?’ and replaced with Edwin Starr’s voice.When the tour was over Meat Loaf rejoined the Hair cast, this time on Broadway. Hiring an agent for the first time, Meat Loaf auditioned for a theatre production of More Than You Deserve where he met his future collaborator Jim Steinman for the first time.At the end of 1973, Meat Loaf received a call asking him to be in The Rocky Horror Show playing the parts of Eddie and Dr Scott. The success of the play led to a film version of the production being made in which Meat Loaf took the part of Eddie. At the same time, work began with friend and songwriter Jim Steinman on the music album, Bat Out Of Hell.After spending time seeking a record deal, Bat Out Of Hell was finally released in 1977. The album was a huge success and following an appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1978, Meat Loaf’s status was on the up.With the increasing rise in Meat Loaf’s profile, a rift had started to emerge between Meat Loaf and Steinman. Steinman felt that due to the group’s name, his work as creator and influence was being sidelined and he wasn’t getting the attention or credit as a partner that he felt he deserved.During a show in Toronto, Meat Loaf fell off stage and broke his leg, causing the rest of the tour to be cancelled. Due to the fact he was incapacitated and unable to work; Meat Loaf turned to the dark world of cocaine and suffered a nervous breakdown. Things took a turn for the better in 1978 though when he went to Woodstock to work with Steinman again and met Leslie Edmonds at a recording studio, who he fell in love with and married within a month.After waving goodbye to his prior drug addiction, Meat Loaf started working on his second album, Dead Ringer in 1980. The album was released the following year but its success was limited due the fact that the tour planned to support the album was cancelled because the group ran out of money advanced to them by the recording label.The following albums releases, Bad Attitude (1984) and Blind Before I Stop (1986) failed to alight both consumer and critic’s enthusiasms so Meat Loaf began to tour smaller venues to try and revive his career.Slowly he had established a faithful following and Meat Loaf’s gigs grew to sell-out status by the late 1980s.The success of touring reunited Meat Loaf and Steinman who began work on Bat Out Of Hell II which was released in 1993, 16 years after its prequel. The album was a huge hit and considered the ultimate comeback in the music world. Bat Out Of Hell II sold over 15 million copies and the single I’d Do Anything For You reached the number one spot in 28 countries.In 1995 Meat Loaf released Welcome To The Neighbourhood which followed the success level of Bat Out of Hell II and went platinum in both the US and UK.Meat Loaf continued to record albums throughout the 90s and most recently released Bat Out Of Hell III in 2006. A small cloud on the horizon resulted from the rocky relationship with song writing partner Jim Steinman again, after he sued Meat Loaf and his manager for using the phrase ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ for the third album’s title, citing he’d registered it in 1995 at the time of the follow-up release. Despite Steinman attempting to block the release of Bat Out of Hell III, an agreement was finally reached and according to Virgin records, the quarrel was settled amicably out of court.Simultaneous to his continuing musical career, Meat Loaf has continued to act in parallel to the group’s album releases. The parts Meat Loaf undertakes have so far only been in relatively low-budget or unsuccessful film productions yet it’s this fact which perhaps suggests that Meat Loaf views his acting career as a basis of enjoyment rather than a serious sideline to his musical success.

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Season 2007, Episode 06 Sheryl Crow

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Dec 21, 2007
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Sheryl Crow Dec 21, 2007 She's the new Revlon spokeswomen, Lance Armstrong's ex-girlfriend, and a nine-time Grammy-winning rock star. This portrait of Sheryl Crow follows her meteoric career from the time she first burst onto the rock scene with her album, "Tuesday Night Music Club," in 1993. In 2003, she met cycling great Lance Armstrong and the two became a high-profile couple. She also became involved in Lance's LiveStrong Foundation's fight against cancer. But ironically, days after they broke up, Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease is now in remission, and Crow, the new mother of an adopted baby boy, continues to draw big crowds for her performances.

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Season 2007, Episode 07 Whitney Houston

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Feb 17, 2015
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Whitney Houston Feb 17, 2015 Whitney Houston The Real Story

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Season 2008

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Season 2008, Episode 01 The Spice Girls

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Jan 5, 2008
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The Spice Girls Jan 5, 2008 Born out of a concept--a counterpoint to the 1990s

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Season 2008, Episode 02 Duran Duran

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Jan 11, 2008
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Duran Duran Jan 11, 2008

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Season 2008, Episode 03 Lindsay Lohan

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Feb 1, 2008
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Lindsay Lohan Feb 1, 2008 Actress, singer, partier, she's barely into her twenties, and Lindsay Lohan has already gone from screen tests to rehab stints. She was acting in a soap opera by the age of ten and made her film debut in The Parent Trap a year later. Unlike many child actors, Lindsay's appeal seemed to grow as she as she aged, and by 2005 she was headlining hit films such as Mean Girls. Despite her popularity as an actress, press accounts focused more frequently on her antics as a Hollywood party girl. In addition to her alleged problems with substance abuse, her clashes with co-stars and studio execs, and her widely reported trips to rehab, Lindsay has added "singing sensation" to her film career, having released her debut album in 2004.

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Season 2008, Episode 04 Ayman Al Zawahiri

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Feb 6, 2008
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Ayman Al Zawahiri Feb 6, 2008

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Season 2008, Episode 05 Hugh Laurie

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Feb 7, 2008
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Hugh Laurie Feb 7, 2008

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Season 2008, Episode 06 Raul Castro

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Feb 8, 2008
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Raul Castro Feb 8, 2008

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Season 2008, Episode 07 Barry White

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Feb 15, 2008
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Barry White Feb 15, 2008

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Season 2009

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Season 2009, Episode 01 Child Star Heart Throbs

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Apr 9, 2009
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Child Star Heart Throbs Apr 9, 2009

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Season 2009, Episode 02 The Mamas and the Papas

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May 29, 2009
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The Mamas and the Papas May 29, 2009

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Season 2009, Episode 03 Metallica

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Jun 4, 2009
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Metallica Jun 4, 2009

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Season 2009, Episode 04 Three's Company

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Aug 12, 2009
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Three's Company Aug 12, 2009

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Season 2009, Episode 05 Carrie Underwood

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Nov 13, 2009
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Carrie Underwood Nov 13, 2009

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Season 2009, Episode 06 Bill Gates

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Nov 13, 2009
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Bill Gates Nov 13, 2009 From college dropout to the world's richest man, follow the amazing journey of the sultan of software.He dropped out of Harvard to build a software business. The company he founded is one of the biggest in the world, and his programs now run on 95% of computers.Bill Gates is an American icon for the silicon age, a tech nerd who turned his genius into the world's largest personal fortune, an entrepreneur who built a dominant company from the ground up according to his vision. From his privileged childhood to his recent battles with the Justice Department, BIOGRAPHY® profiles the "Sultan of Software" through interviews with those who know him best, including his mother and father. Get a glimpse of Gates the businessman through the eyes of Microsoft Co-Chairman Steven Ballmer, while childhood and college friends offer a more personal portrait.From the birth of MS-DOS to his increasing ventures beyond the world of computing, this is a compelling profile of one of the most influential businessmen of the century.

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Season 2009, Episode 07 Bruce Springsteen

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Aug 7, 2009
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Bruce Springsteen Aug 7, 2009

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Season 2010

Season 2010, Episode 01 P. Ramlee

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Nov 1, 2010
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P. Ramlee Nov 1, 2010 The iconic actor, director, singer and songwriter, his contribution to Malay film and music remains legendary in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

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Season 2010, Episode 02 Rodney Dangerfield

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Jan 22, 2010
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Rodney Dangerfield Jan 22, 2010

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Season 2010, Episode 03 Married with Children

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Jul 15, 2010
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Married with Children Jul 15, 2010 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.

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Season 2010, Episode 04 Rosie O'Donnell

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Jul 22, 2010
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Rosie O'Donnell Jul 22, 2010

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Season 2010, Episode 05 Billy Joel

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Nov 19, 2010
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Billy Joel Nov 19, 2010 Known the world over as the original piano man, Billy Joel is the 6th best selling recording artist of all time. This Long Island native has lived a life with incredible highs and devastating lows. He's battled depression, lost his fortune to an embezzler and been married three times, including his high profile marriage to super model Christie Brinkley. He's also toured the world dazzling enormous audiences on his own and with friend Elton John, singing iconic songs from a career spanning more than 40 years!

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Season 2010, Episode 06 John Candy

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Jan 10, 2010
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John Candy Jan 10, 2010 The larger-than-life Canadian with a heart to match was known for his family-friendly fare, appearing in nearly 40 films before his untimely death at the age of 43. After college, Candy became a member of the famed Second City Comedy Troupe. The success of Second City TV propelled John to Hollywood during the height of its "Canadian Invasion." Films like The Blues Brothers and Stripes catapulted him to fame thanks to his large, lovable persona. His bright career was cut short in 1994 when, while filming on location in Mexico, Candy died from a massive heart attack. Today, he is still universally loved and remembered fondly thanks to his buffoonish jokes, infectious smile, and side-splitting impersonations.

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Season 2010, Episode 07 Leonardo DiCaprio

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Feb 27, 2010
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Leonardo DiCaprio Feb 27, 2010

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Season 2011

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Season 2011, Episode 01 Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy

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Nov 23, 2011
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Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy Nov 23, 2011 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.

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Season 2011, Episode 02 Gordon Ramsay

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Apr 22, 2011
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Gordon Ramsay Apr 22, 2011

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Season 2011, Episode 03 The Captains of the Final Frontier

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Nov 4, 2011
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The Captains of the Final Frontier Nov 4, 2011 Star Trek: the most influential science fiction television series of all time. What began as a cult favorite, stands today as a worldwide phenomenon that only grows stronger with each new addition. And at the center of it all stand the fearless captains of each Star Trek generation: a class of iconic characters whose leadership and choices changed the course of their own universe forever. This two-hour special will relive, analyze and shed new light on the incredible triumphs and epic failures of the most legendary leaders in Starfleet history. We're gathering the biggest names and foremost experts on the subject and weaving their never-before-heard accounts and stories with the most exciting, awe-inspiring and iconic clips, footage and photos. It's an in-depth look at those who have boldly taken the series to new and unexpected heights.

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Season 2011, Episode 04 Fallen Centerfolds

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Dec 21, 2011
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Fallen Centerfolds Dec 21, 2011

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Season 2011, Episode 05 Natalie Portman: The Professional

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Dec 30, 2011
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Natalie Portman: The Professional Dec 30, 2011

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Season 2011, Episode 06 Scarlett Johansson

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Dec 24, 2011
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Scarlett Johansson Dec 24, 2011

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Season 2011, Episode 07 America's 10 Most Hated

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Dec 15, 2011
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America's 10 Most Hated Dec 15, 2011

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Season 2012

Season 2012, Episode 01 Jaws: The Inside Story

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Jun 24, 2012
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Jaws: The Inside Story Jun 24, 2012

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Season 2012, Episode 02 David Bowie

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Jan 23, 2012
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David Bowie Jan 23, 2012

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Season 2012, Episode 03 Glee- Don't Stop Believing

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Apr 11, 2012
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Glee- Don't Stop Believing Apr 11, 2012

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Season 2012, Episode 04 Warren Jeffs

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Apr 16, 2012
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Warren Jeffs Apr 16, 2012

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Season 2012, Episode 05 Lucky - The Story of Charles Lindbergh

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Jan 4, 2012
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Lucky - The Story of Charles Lindbergh Jan 4, 2012

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Season 2012, Episode 06 Harley-Davidson

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Aug 29, 2012
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Harley-Davidson Aug 29, 2012 Behind the chrome, growling engines and sleek lines of Harley-Davidson motorcycles lies the story of two families with motorcycles in their blood. The Harley-Davidson Motor Company was founded in 1903 by William S. Harley, Arthur Davidson, Walter Davidson and William A. Davidson. The Harley was originally designed to have fun; throughout the century it has been commissioned for World War I and II, survived The Great Depression, and brought the company back to life after coming close to bankruptcy. The strong spirit of the Harley-Davidson families lives on.Why do they call Harley-Davidson motorcycles "Hogs"?

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Season 2012, Episode 27 Danny DeVito

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Mar 9, 2012
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Danny DeVito Mar 9, 2012

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Season 2015

Season 2015, Episode 03 Who is Donald Trump?

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Dec 17, 2015
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Who is Donald Trump? Dec 17, 2015 Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has dominated the headlines since he announced his presidential run. But how much do we understand about this charismatic but polarizing figure? Hear from those who know him best including family, celebrities, authors, friends and enemies in this provocative psychological profile that explores the mind of Donald Trump. His outsized ego and competitive nature, the glamorous women at his side, and his relentless drive to control and manipulate are all on display in this no-holds look at the man who would be president.

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