The most significant events of the 20th Century, from the Wright Brothers first flight to the landing on the moon, from WWI to the end of the Cold War, and from the first automobile to the birth of the Internet. Featuring interviews, photos and first-hand accounts of those who were part of the history.... Shimon Peres, Helmut Kohl, the Pope, Lech Walesa, Otto Habsburg, George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev, and more.
This is the story of the creation of the Allied military from the small 100,000-man force of the post World War I era to the mighty military industrial complex that fought fascist forces around the world. 10 Hour Series
In an increasingly global world, every city is its own brand, with vivid civilizations, lifestyles and culture. “Asia and the Cities” takes viewers on a tour of these civilizations, showcasing 52 cities in 24 countries. Focusing on the cultures, the cuisines, and the festivals that make each destination unique, viewers can experience the true pulse of Asia.
Witness the Vietnam War, its roots, its battles, its heroes and the price paid in the name of freedom. This stunning, detailed, five-disc collection shows the war with heartbreaking realism. It looks at troubling questions about America's justification for the conflict, the horrors of jungle warfare, and the human calamity of the war.
Before HD there was Super 8. Before Independent Film there was Underground Cinema. And before New York there was... well, New York. Once upon a pre-Facebook time, before creative communities became virtual and viral, cultural movements were firmly grounded in geography. And the undisputed center of American—some would say international—art and film was New York City. In particular, downtown Manhattan in the late 1970’s and 80’s was the anchor of vanguard filmmaking.
Warriors rode into the 20th century in the saddles of cavalry horses and flew out in the ejection seats of Mach 2 jets. It was a century of endless war. From the ringing in of the New Year in 1900 to New Years Eve in 1999, there were165 armed conflicts. Five of these events alone claimed more than 6 million lives. This is the story of that century of warfare. From the trenches of WWI to the killing fields of Somalia, this 5 DVD series covers them all.
The circus is coming to town: magic words to anyone who has ever dreamed of running away to a life of adventure. Now, The Kanter Company runs away with the circus for real, for a one hour special on the Travel Channel. For the first time, Ringling Bros. ® and Barnum & Bailey invite us inside The Greatest Show On Earth® to experience circus life as we've never seen it before. It's been called the great get-away of the imagination, and it's the longest running hit in show business history. Come with us to Houston, Texas, behind the scenes for the secrets of the world's most famous circus artists, trainers, and managers on RINGLING BROS. REVEALED: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
From the files of the FBI's Major Theft and Transportation Unit -- the first time that full access has been given to these new crime stoppers and their techniques, at a time when the loss of commerce (and often lives) to criminal activity is estimated to be 40 billion dollars. We feature four transportation crimes and the successful conclusion of each case.
Three world renowned destinations, in three entirely different environments, have something in common: each has been held hostage by a killer. In Yosemite National Park, a handyman snuffs out the lives of four nature lovers. Then, a world away, in Miami’s glitzy South Beach, a serial killer sets his sights on fashion superstar Gianni Versace. And in the 1960s, when a mysterious “Boston Strangler” murders thirteen women, a construction worked named Albert DeSalvo confesses to the crimes. His story holds for 40 years, until the nephew of one of his alleged victims asks if DeSalvo is really the Boston Strangler. Now, Casey Sherman is on a mission to find the true killer of his aunt, Mary Sullivan. Through the eyes of those who can never forget, we explore new revelations about three of America’s most notorious crimes… on Crime Scene Secrets: Famous Places, Infamous Cases.
We examine two of the most infamous unsolved crimes in American history, as well as the aura of mystery that lingers over them. In Boston and Seattle, FBI special agents reveal the bizarre aspects of both cases and law enforcement's frustration over not being able to solve either of the outrageous heists. We travel with a Vietnam War veteran as he combs the sprawling woods of the Pacific Northwest. For 20 years, he has been looking for the remains of D.B. Cooper, and will not rest until he has answers to the 1971 crime. Then, a widow in Florida comes forth with new evidence that her husband may, in fact, have been D.B. Cooper. The 1990 GardnerMuseum heist in Boston yielded the largest theft of art treasures in history. In our story of the unsolved crime, we feature the Boston Herald reporter who inadvertently breaks open the Gardner case after a mysterious midnight drive to a warehouse culminates in a stunning discovery. Finally, a candid interview with a notorious art thief whom law enforcement has long suspected of planning the Gardner heist.
A Five Hour journey inside the sick and twisted minds of the most powerful and ruthless leaders of the 20th Century.
It's all here...the secrets, the stories, and the magic of the places where dreams come true. Discover the magical world of Disney is this enchanting six 1-hour series!
72 of the most compelling half-hour episodes on the current state of our world, earth report covers everything -- green fashion, climate change, blast fishing, billion-dollar bonfires, forestry and wild life, the plight of the bumble bee, cleaning our oceans and fisheries, renewable energy, the fight over water, how saving the environment can lead to saving money -- an amazing series of the timeliest topics that will transform our future.
Travel to NORAD, the secret military base burrowed inside a mountain, protecting North America from air attack. Then, visit the bunkers of America's nuclear arsenal...where missileers train for a job they hope they will never have to perform.
5 Episodes @ 60 minutes: Episode 1: Finding Solutions Through the Slow City Model Episode 2: Eco-Moms Changing the World Episode 3: Green Buildings – The Future of Cities Episode 4: Reincarnating Trash Episode 5: How Are You Making a Difference?
Great Destinations of the World takes you to some of the most beautiful and exotic places on the planet. With unbelievable views and fascinating commentary, you will discover these exquisite destinations hold more history than you ever imagined. Travel to picturesque locations in America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Learn the history of each place, delight in the local cuisine, listen to native music, and leave with feeling like you just experienced some of the most exciting places on the planet. AMERICAS: • ACROSS THE USA • CUBA • FLORIDA • NEW YORK • PERU • ROUTE 66 • TORONTO - HD AFRICA: • EGYPT • KENYAN COAST • MADAGASCAR - HD • MAURITIUS • MOROCCO • SOUTH AFRICA • TUNISIA ASIA: • BALI • BANGKOK • BEIJING • DUBAI • HONG KONG • INDONESIA - HD • IRAN • JAPAN • JORDAN • PHUKET • THAILAND • VIETNAM EUROPE: • ATHENS • BARCELONA • BAVARIA • BERLIN - HD • BRUSSELS • BUDAPEST • BULGARIAN RIVIERA • CANARY ISLANDS • CORFU • CORSICA • COSTA BRAVA • COSTA DEL SOL • CRACOW • CRETE • CROATIA DALMATIA • CROATIA ISTRIA • CROATIA • VIENNA • CROATIAN ISLANDS • CYPRUS • FRENCH RIVIERA • GRAN CANARIA • GREECE - CHALKIDIKI • GREECE • HUNGARIAN COUNTRYSIDE • HUNGARY • IBIZA • IRELAND • ISTANBUL • LAKE BALATON • LONDON • MADEIRA • MALLORCA • MALTA • MONACO • MUNICH • MYKONOS • PARIS • PORTUGAL ALGARVE • PRAGUE • RHODES • ROME • ST. PETERSBURG • SALZBURG • SANTORINI • SARDINIA • SCOTLAND • SICILY • SLOVAKIA - HD • SLOVENIA • SPAIN • STOCKHOLM • TENERIFE • GREEK ISLANDS • TRANSYLVANIA • TURKISH RIVIERA • TUSCANY • VENICE • ZAKYNTOS - HD
The Pacific War was the largest naval conflict in history. Across the huge expanses of the Pacific, the two most powerful navies in the world found themselves locked in a death struggle. The war was fought in every possible climate, from Arctic conditions in the Aleutians, to the appalling heat and swelter of the South Pacific. Every conceivable type of naval activity was represented: carrier aviation battles, surface engagements, bitterly fought night-battles, the largest amphibious landings of the entire war, and the stealthy, brutal battles waged by and against submarines.
During the darkest days of World War II when war lords unleashed their terror upon a horrified world, a handful of warriors stepped forward to lead their countrymen on a quest for justice and, in turn became the heroes of freedom. Now for the first time in a single DVD collection, the true stories of these Heroes of World War II are told.
From inside exclusive gaming rooms we see how “Whales” -- the nickname for those that bet at least a million dollars on a three-day trip to Las Vegas –- are treated. From pick-up to drop off by casino jet, everything is free. Go to a party at the Hard Rock where invitations go out to big gamblers only. But the party’s no gamble – the hotel room, the drinks and the entertainment are gratis. These gamblers even get a credit line at the casino. Take a peek inside the Rio Hotel’s Palazzo Suites – reserved for those gamblers who risk thousands at the tables. It’s high stakes for high rollers and the casinos. And it’s all about the need to win.
This 5 DVD collection features hours of rare archival film & photos dating back to the pioneering efforts of the 1960s that paved the way forChallenger's ascent. History of the Space Shuttle takes you behind the scenes of every mission the vessels have undertaken during the past three decades.
Hitler & The Nazis is the true story of the rise and fall of a hate-fueled and manipulative madman, and those who faithfully followed him. Including interviews by eye-witnesses of the takeover of France, the invasion at Normandy, the death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the military failure at Stalingrad, and the fall of Berlin,
This one-hour special takes a unique journey through the Hollywood Hills where celebrities have lived their dreams of fame and fortune… and also met their deaths. We examine the cases of Marilyn Monroe, John Belushi, and Playmate Dorothy Stratten -- three tragic stories that remain filled with mystery and intrigue. Marilyn Monroe, the girl born and raised near Hollywood, grew up to become the most recognized movie sex symbol in the world, yet died alone in her bed near the town that had made her famous. John Belushi was the comic genius who ventured into the shadowy world of drugs and decadence, only to end up dead in a rented bungalow of a landmark hotel on Sunset Boulevard. Dorothy Stratten, the star-struck Canadian teenager who came to Hollywood, became a favorite of publishing mogul Hugh Hefner, and was well on her way to a stellar career as model and actress when she was tortured and murdered. We visit Hefner and his Playboy mansion that served as Stratten’s second home. We enter the private VIP party room where Belushi spent some of his final hours, and hear from friends, collectors, and fans who are keeping Monroe’s memory alive.
This one-hour special travels beyond the glamour of Hollywood’s dream-factory image into its underworld of crime and scandal. We re-examine the “Manson Family” murder of actress Sharon Tate; the slaying of Lana Turner’s live-in boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato; and Rebecca Schaeffer, a rising young star until an obsessed fan takes her life. We visit the places where these stories began, and tragically ended the estate that director Roman Polanski owned with his beautiful actress wife, Sharon Tate; the Beverly Hills mansion where Lana Turner’s teenage daughter Cheryl Crane stabbed Stompanato to death; and the Hollywood apartment building where Rebecca Schaeffer answered the door to a fatal gun shot. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, eyewitnesses, family members, and investigators vividly walk us through these real-life Hollywood tragedies, with new insights.
This exciting project delivered five 4×4 vehicles to aid agencies who work with the child victims of modern day slavery in Freetown Sierra Leone. It was an extraordinary journey which took the 24 Trailblazer team members 3 weeks and we covered over 5000 miles which included the Sahara Desert and Sub-Saharan Jungle.
In My Own Words 4x44 The Reelz channel presents real stories told by: Valerie Bertinelli, Fran Drescher, Bo Derek and Bernie Mac. They reveal the inspirations that sparked their careers, how they navigated Hollywood from early roles to cementing their legacies and the impact of fame on their personal and professional lives In My Own Words takes a deep dive into these stars lives to get the never before seen or heard struggles in their own words.
Kim K: The Fabulous Life is a no hold barred look at a young woman who has redefined the rules of the fame game to create a new image of success and celebrity in the new millennium.
Las Vegas: Caught on Tape” is all about the people who play there -- and win and lose there. There’s an “eye in the sky” that keeps everyone honest in Vegas. A Vegas security expert takes us behind the scenes to see how surveillance teams keep close watch on the players and the money. On tape we see cheaters caught in the act. But the cameras don't just catch customers cheating. Sometimes, even the dealer tries to beat the odds. Not far from the Blackjack, Craps, and Roulette tables, there's a different type of high stakes gamble taking place, and it's caught on camera. We see purse-snatchers, armed robberies, and jewelry heists. But not everything caught on tape is a crime. A couple of risk-takers gamble it all by jumping from the Stratosphere -- for kicks. Lady Luck hands out a million dollar jackpot. Sparks fly as a luxury jet makes an emergency landing. Plus, we watch as some of the biggest hotels ever bite the dust. It’s all in Las Vegas and it’s all Caught on Tape.
• Which HBO 'Sopranos” star used to be Vegas club bouncer? • How did Elvis Presley pick up chicks at The Las Vegas Hilton? And what really happened the night Elvis shot out his hotel television set? • Which $30 million-dollar a year TV comic was forced to give plasma at a Las Vegas blood bank for food money? • And why did Frank Sinatra have a vendetta against singing star Frankie Avalon? Find out the answer to these and many more Sin City secrets in exclusive interviews with Las Vegas’ most famous residents. We'll dine at a secret hideaway with the “Karate Kid’s” teacher, Pat Morita, see Wolfgang Puck’s kitchen secrets. We’ll shop for secret props with comedian Carrot Top; see the unmasked faces behind The Blue Man Group; witness the secrets of Rick Springfield's 'FX' show; find out the real secret of Las Vegas Number One Entertainer Danny Gans’ success. Other interviews include those with Frankie Avalon; magician Lance Burton; Elvis' road manager and best man, Joe Esposito; “Soprano” stars Dominic Chianese and Steve Schirripa; singer Sheena Easton, sports figures, musicians and magicians, and many more…On Las Vegas Celebrity Secrets.
She is the comic legend who launched the modern sitcom, and became America’s sweetheart for over four decades. Now, the Travel Channel takes you on a tour through the incredible life of the world’s favorite redhead: Lucille Ball. As we visit the places that shaped her rise to the title of “Lucy: TV’s Comedy Queen”, we also tell the story behind the success of “I Love Lucy”, the troubled marriage between Ball and her husband/co-star, Desi Arnaz, and the Desilu Empire that rose and fell with them. In this program, there are stories that have never been told before, with colorful, often poignant observations from the artists who worked with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during their extraordinary rise to fame, from Jamestown, New York (Ball’s birthplace) and Santiago De Cuba (Arnaz’s birthplace), to New York City, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills.
On September 1, 1939 Nazi Germany shocked the world when it rained bombs over Poland in the first Blitzkrieg. For the Allied, the road to victory in WWII crossed thousands of miles and cost 20 million lives in Russia alone. This is the story of the bloody battles of that war in Europe. This remarkable 5 DVD collection is the most complete uncensored story of the Road to Berlin and the defeat of Hitler's empire. A must for any serious military collector.
All roads lead to Rome and for the men of the Allied forces, it was a long and bloody one. It is estimated that between 1943 and 1945 some 90,000 Allied and 110,000 German soldiers died in Italy. No Campaign in the West cost the infantry more than Italy – in lives lost and wounds suffered. This remarkable 5 DVD set in the story of the men and the battles, portrays some of the most savage on any front of the Second World War.
The war in the Pacific Theater of World War II was unlike any ever fought. It was savage, no-holds-barred conflict, fought in dense jungles and on barren volcanic islands. Where fighting was savage and often hand to hand. This remarkable 5 DVD collection is the uncensored story of that land war against Japan.
Takes you behind enemy (and ally) lines, reserving you a seat at the conspiratorial bargaining tale. From Hitler's bunker to the Desert Storm round table, this insightful, impeccably researched 10-part series will deepen your understanding of top secret debates and suppressed debacles that never made the headlines - until now!
From the Big Bang to the most current research proformed by the greatest minds in space exploration, these are the Mysteries of the Cosmos. The stunning and detailed collection explores some of the greatest mysteries in the Universe. What happened during the Big Bang? What would happen if you visited another planet? What happens if you slam into the face of a comet?
This is the story of the creation of the Nazi War Machine, tracing their origins from street thugs battling in the German streets after The Great War. We show the growth of the Panzer Corps, the mighty Luftwaffe and the feared SS. This is the most comprehensive look at the military force that took Europe by a storm of blood and steel. .
Here at Bureau headquarters, get a glimpse of the methods, technology, and weapons that FBI agents use to combat global crime. We go behind closed doors to the FBI's training facilities where the FBI trains the best and the bravest to outsmart the sharpest of criminals and to thwart their rogue technology.
Part 1: Through the Lens Part 2: Jenny Ross’s Arctic Story Part 3: Park Sang-won’s Kenya Story
The bombing of Pearl Harbor ignited a four-year war for strategic position in the Pacific. This comprehensive series tells the full story of the most vicious battles of WW II.
Paradise From Above captures the world's most exotic and serene beauty in 4k with a soothing rhythmic original soundtrack to escort you through your journey to the world's most beautiful destinations. By utilizing overhead Drone cinematography the audience is able to have a more revealing view of some of the planets greatest wonders. Yet, at the same time, the human elements captured in the footage allow for a unique level of personalization not found in other destination films. The result is an ease of discovery, where the beauty of these unique locales are truly discovered by the viewer in an entirely refreshing presentation.
One thousands years from its origins, atop the simple graveyard of a martyr, it is the most visited place in the world, and the smallest country in the world. For a quarter of a century it had one spiritual leader: Pope John Paul II, the Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church. From the things you’ve never heard or would least expect….from the art and architecture, to the buried city of the dead…. we take you inside Pope John Paul II’s Vatican – for a rare visit and a unique look. Though Vatican City is the world's smallest sovereign nation, it is one of the most powerful. Its leader is Europe's last absolute monarch elected by his peers, and carries one of the greatest burdens: the spiritual care of one billion people. Join us Inside Pope John Paul II’s Vatican, where saints are proclaimed, cardinals are ordained, where American pilgrims renew their faith, and much of history finds its source.
Narrated by Daryl Hannah, Pussy Riot - The Movement could not be more timely. It's as if it had been ripped from the headlines today, with Russia’s seizure of Crimea and its movements against the Ukraine. The women of Pussy Riot called Russian President Vladimir Putin a liar and aggressor before the world had to deal with it.
Since August 2009, the Racing Green Endurance (RGE) team and Radical Sportscars have been working closely to produce the stunning SRZero electric sportscar. The team will drive the 400bhp twin-motor supercar the full 26,000km length of the Pan-American Highway with the aim of communicating our core values to the widest possible audience.
The true story of two young women who astounded the world with their rapid rise from the asphalt jungle of Crompton, CA to international celebrities as the greatest sister act in the history of athletic competition. These are the Williams Sisters known only to the people closest to them, seen for the first time through candid interviews and home videos dating back to their early childhood, showing what it takes to be a champion both on and off the court.
RWANDA-17 is an inspiring documentary to commemorate the 20 years of the genocide and learn important lessons about reconciliation. The film tells the story of teenage African footballers from war torn Rwanda who managed to qualify for the 2011 Under-17 World Cup in Mexico. They are the first Rwandans who reach the level of world-class football.
Second Skin introduces viewers to the real people who populate online virtual worlds. Couples who have fallen in love without meeting, disabled players whose lives have been given new purpose, those struggling with addiction, Chinese gold-farming sweatshop workers, wealthy entrepreneurs and legendary guild leaders — all living within a world that doesn't quite exist.
Before the unification of the Slavic people in the 7th Century Russia, two neighbors tribes fight for power, while hordes of Avar invaders threaten their very existence. In the village of Great Table, a young healer and mystic by the name Draha projects the inhabitants from the Avars with the help of Vlad, a mysterious stranger. Although hesitant at first, the villagers come to accept Draha's vision and soon welcome Vlad as one of their own. But on the other side of the forest, in the rival settlement of Furnau, a warrior Prince by the name of Raduz struggles with the facts that his wife Rada cannot conceive an heir. Facing this existential crisis, Raduz embarks on a journey to meet Carad, a high priest of Great Table, willing to perform a fertility miracle, thus advancing his political power. While based on historically accurate tribal customs, rivalry and battles, The Slavs also indicates elements of fantasy and mysticism, leading to a supernatural occurrences based on local folklore.
From fighters to bombers and giant cargo ships, this is the story of nine history-making air-crafts and the men and women who navigate them.
Air power wins battles, but land power wins wars. This is the story of the hardware that dominates the modern battlefield. Climb aboard the undisputed heavy weight "King of the Desert," the mighty M1A2 Abrams battle tank, the Blackhawks, and the Apache Helos.
Go on a virtual 'city at sea' with the super carriers on patrol in hostile waters. Witness up close the launch of the stealthy and lethal F-18, then join them as they fly into harms way. See how the "Aegis" protects the fleet with a system of fire control computers and radar so smart that it can learn from its mistakes.
Tank Wars is a military sport invented by the Russian Military that brings together world leaders to compete in an ultimate Tank Battle. Twelve teams/countries take the field and put their combat skills to the test by putting their tanks through rough terrain and provide accurate rapid fire while on route to try to take down the opposing team's tank.
Experience firsthand "the war to end all wars." World War I was the first war in history to affect most of the globe, with battles fought on land, at sea and, for the first time, in the sky. This five-disc DVD set captures the experience almost a century after it happened, with rare footage, much of it never before released on DVD.
They are two of America's most important military installations. They have vastly different missions, yet they hold one thing in common – you can't enter or board these secret guardians of power and wealth without special permission from Uncle Sam.
Take a visual journey through picturesque Korea as we explore the majestic views, taste the local flavors and learn the history of the people that made this country what it is.
The key to victory during World War II was control of the air. The skies over Europe and the Pacific were witness to the largest and bloodiest air battle in history. Through rare footage, some never seen for over 60 years, you will bear witness to the German Blitzkrieg in Poland and France, and the heroic stand of the RAF in the Battle of Britain. From the daring daylight bombing raids of the US Air Forces over Europe, to the Imperial Navy's surprise raid on Pearl Harbor and the Atom bomb attacks on Japan, this is the story of the men and machines that faced off every day in a deadly struggle for the air. This 5 DVD set is the most complete and fascinating look back at the legendary aircraft of that war and the great air battles they fought.
From rocks to rockets, Knights to night fighters and every weapon in between, this extraordinary 5 DVD series will take you through over a thousand years of human military history and show you the weapons that man has developed to technological perfection. From the spear to the atomic bomb, this is a history of the most significant weapons throughout history. Each episode focuses on one weapon system, explaining how it worked, how it was used in battle. This is the complete story of the tools of the trade of history's warriors.
Global warming is not only just an environmental challenge, it is also a problem immediately linked with the global economy and the future of human survival. The industrial sector is going through its greatest change since the Industrial Revolution, rapidly evolving into a low-carbon, eco-friendly system after the Kyoto Protocol of 2005. This documentary introduces renewable energy development projects from around the world, and showcases the efforts of the U.K., Japan and Sweden as pioneers.
We take a VIP tour through the most important house in the world: The White House -- a workplace, a celebration hall, and a home to America’s First Family. We meet the men and women who make the institution run -- a sharp, fast-paced staff of 450 movers, shakers, and policymakers – from the president’s personal photographer, to his communications and production design teams. They are also the press secretaries who represent the Oval Office, sometimes clashing with 80 White House reporters who question the President’s policies and messages. Find out what information they’re allowed to tell the public, and what they’re not. We keep pace with the President and President-watchers, from trips abroad, to the “Texas White House”. Near his retreat at Camp David, we hear stories that the staff has waited 25 years to tell. And we visit the President’s guest house in Washington, D.C. where foreign dignitaries stay, and where one former President lived. Join our VIP tour of the White House...the People’s House...at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, in the nation’s capitol.