NonfictionIt is humankind's most profound achievement: blasting off into the stars. But is it possible that our voyages into the cosmos are really a return to our true origins? And if so, as we venture out further into outer space, will we encounter space travelers from other worlds?
NonfictionThroughout the world, ancient objects have been found that leave archaeologists at a loss. Could these impossible artifacts suggest that advanced--and perhaps even extraterrestrial--civilizations existed on Earth thousands of years before our own?
NonfictionIn the 1950s, Ray Kroc franchises McDonald's nationwide, but right behind Kroc a wave of other entrepreneurs try to cash in on the fast food restaurant craze. Two Florida visionaries start up what will become Kroc's biggest rival, by re-inventing their kitchen's equipment into the pioneering "flame broiler." Over the next two decades the two iconic restaurants battle it out over burgers, launching signature sandwiches that will become staples all over the world.
NonfictionIn the 1950's, two enterprising brothers from Wichita, Kansas aim to build their restaurant, Pizza Hut, into a franchise empire by boldly introducing America to a little-known Italian dish--pizza. Americans soon fall in love with their signature, thin crust pizza, but unchecked growth and an underdog rival, Domino's, threatens to derail their first-of-its-kind pizza franchise juggernaut.
NonfictionIn this extraordinary two-hour special, Shatner will bring thought-provoking questions to the leading experts of the show. Ancient Astronaut theorists Giorgio Tsoukalos, Erich von D niken, David Childress, William Henry and Linda Moulton Howe will be joined by former British Ministry of Defense investigator Nick Pope, rocket scientist Dr. Travis Taylor, theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, and religious history experts Rabbi Ariel Bar Tzadok and Reverend Michael Carter. They will explore everything from human origins to groundbreaking archaeological finds, new understandings of the cosmos and the profound possibility tha
NonfictionThe legend of the world's first pyramid involves a powerful pharaoh and a righthand man whose innovative idea to immortalize him would change the course of history. Discover the story of Djoser, who achieved god-like status after leading his country of one million citizens through a seven-year period of drought and famine. Then see how his adviser, Imhotep, set out to build a tomb worthy of his legacy—a construction project that would call for the mobilization of the entire country and influence the very fate of Egypt.
NonfictionIn 1919, Milton Hershey is king of the chocolate business. But everything changes when in a Post WW1 sugar price drop, a rush of competitors spring up, including his former employee HB Reese, who will go on to create the best-selling candy on the planet. But Reese isn't Hershey's only rival, when a brilliant marketer soon comes up with not one, but two of the most iconic candy bars in history.
NonfictionHip Hop Uncovered introduces five main contributors (Big U, Deb, Trick Trick, Bimmy and Haitian Jack). They are the unsung heroes of hip hop’s legacy. They are the men and women who worked in the shadows to affect hip hop at the highest levels.
NonfictionDetectives in Florida are working to identify the body of a young woman found floating in a river. The sheer brutality of the murder and endless pool of potential suspects leaves investigators puzzled until they uncover a silent witness to the crime.
NonfictionThe lives of animals and plants are dominated by the sun and fresh water which trigger seasonal journeys. The latest technology and aerial photography enable the Planet Earth team to track some of the greatest mass migrations.
NonfictionCrowdfunded charities are a modern way to raise funds for a good cause, but do you know where the money really goes? Social media scammers prey on the kindness of strangers, using tragic or heart-warming stories to hook their victims...then empty their wallets.
NonfictionFor centuries, legends and eyewitness accounts have told of a massive, hairy creature that roams the forest on two legs. While science has yet to prove the existence of this mythical man-beast, countless researchers and experiencers around the world are convinced that there is a giant, ape-like animal hiding in remote parts of the world. They point to the discovery of large, inexplicable footprints as evidence of the so-called "Bigfoot" that they hope to prove is real. But does Bigfoot actually exist?
NonfictionA Naval officer who rose through the ranks and once questioned terrorists at Guantanamo Bay is found by his wife, dead inside a Florida hotel room. Is the brutal crime connected to his wartime service, or are secrets closer to home to blame?
NonfictionL.A.'s infamous Cecil Hotel has seen its fair share of death. But few know it housed some of the most violent killers. While staying at The Cecil, one intrepid journalist is hot on the trail of L.A.'s latest murderer, resident Richard Ramirez.
NonfictionRebellious angels, giant hybrid beings, and humans taken up to a heavenly realm above the Earth. Is it possible that The Book of Enoch was stricken from the Bible because it documents humanity's extraterrestrial origins?
NonfictionAt the dawn of the jet age, the F-86 Sabre was the U.S. Air Force’s ultimate lethal weapon, flying with electrifying speed and thrilling agility. In the 1950s, this fighter jet engaged in epic aerial battles with the fierce Soviet MiG over the skies of Asia, often outnumbered but never outmatched, thanks to the fearless pilots at the command. We look at the history of these gritty Air Warriors, from the baptism by fire during the Korean War to Operation Black Magic in Taiwan, which cemented the Sabre’s place in aviation history.
NonfictionJungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive place on earth. Flooded forests are home to caiman hunting jaguars and strange dolphins that swim amongst the tree tops, while in the dense underworld, ninja frogs fight off wasps and flying dragons soar between trees.
NonfictionYears before they brokered one of the biggest deals in music history--the 2014 sale of Beats Electronics to Apple for $3 billion--Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine navigated very different environments towards destinies that would, ultimately and improbably, bring them together. Dre's story began in Compton, CA, where his fascination with dance music, DJ innovations and sound brought him into contact with Eazy-E, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Together, they would become the core of the 1980s gangsta-rap supergroup N.W.A. A native of Red Hook, Brooklyn, Jimmy gravitated to music following an indifferent academic career, and with a
NonfictionA New Orleans couple is looking for a vacation home in Laurel to be closer to her mom, and their ideal house needs space for hosting crawfish boils. Ben and Erin transform a dated home into a modern oasis complete with two kitchens and a spectacular pool.
NonfictionLaurel Canyon is a feature documentary in two parts concerning music and culture in the famed Hollywood Hills' Laurel Canyon area which includes archival materials content and music from Joni Mitchell Crosby Stills Nash & Young JD Souther Jackson Browne Linda Ronstadt Carole King Frank Zappa and other key figures in the vibrant music scene.
NonfictionFour chefs battle it out with bovine-centric ingredients. In the first round, more than one of the competitors decide to show off their raw talent by serving uncooked meat. Then, the chefs demonstrate their steak skills with the entree basket.
NonfictionDr. Ben is thrilled to pass along tricks of the trade to the next generation while examining award-winning cows and repairing a turtle’s busted shell. Meanwhile, when a kitten suddenly attacks its own tail, Dr. Erin jumps into action. Together with Dr. Ben, the docs aid a young calf with an extra appendage.
NonfictionRee Drummond is on the ranch cooking up family favorites with the help of a soon-to-be-married crew! There's Tuscan Soup with Chicken, fried Crispy Potato Balls and an amazing Easy Neapolitan Cake for something sweet.
NonfictionAnthony Bourdain has come to Brittany to experience not only the cuisine, but also both the ancient cultures and traditions that have influenced this area as well as the achievements of the contemporaries that define it today.
NonfictionThis is the story of one of the largest animals to walk the Earth - the mighty, long-necked Sauropod. Growing to a size of 30 tonnes, these creatures' constant grazing helped to shape the Jurassic landscape.
NonfictionViewers are invited on an adventure spanning billions of years into the evolution of life and consciousness. Visit a 100,000-year-old laboratory and examine the change in lifestyle that radically altered human existence and the life of the heretic who found God in the book of nature, which opened our way to the stars.
NonfictionA New Yorker moving back to Pittsburgh purchased her grandfather's old property in hopes of making a fresh start with her son. Leanne and Steve take on the challenge of turning the '60s-meets-'80s house into a modern, natural home for their new beginning.
NonfictionZak and the crew hop aboard a 100-year-old steam engine for a lockdown they will never forget. It's a paranormal-packed ride as the guys investigate reports of apparitions and strange anomalies along the historic Nevada Northern Railway.
NonfictionAncient cultures throughout the Mediterranean recorded stories of enormous beings that descended from the sky. Could massive megalithic structures and reported discoveries of towering human-like skeletons reveal that this part of the world was once inhabited by giants?
NonfictionActress Nicole Ari Parker tries to build a winning empire as she teams up with The Kitchen's Sunny Anderson to take down Bobby Flay. Husband-and-wife chefs Julio Lazzarini and Jennifer Behm-Lazzarini have to battle one another for a shot at Bobby.
NonfictionMillions of people have sent their DNA to be analyzed by private companies, which are revealing customers' ancestry and family connections, and reporting health risks. But what are the pitfalls and unintended consequences of sharing genetic data?
NonfictionWith hip hop becoming the world’s most popular music genre, our OGs find themselves facing a dilemma, join the establishment or keep to the code of the street? Directed by Rashidi Natara Harper.
NonfictionIf spacecraft OSIRIS-REx can grab a piece of an asteroid and bring it to Earth, scientists could gain insight into our planet's origins—and even how to defend against rogue asteroids. But NASA only gets three shots at collecting a sample.
NonfictionAdam Richman visits baking behemoth Entenmann's to see how they keep up with America's insatiable demand for delicious and dunkable chocolate chip cookies. Then, find out how Otis Spunkmeyer creates the cookies you find at some of the biggest restaurant chains in America! From Fortune Cookies to your favorite childhood treats, Adam becomes a cookie connoisseur in this episode for all things cookies.
NonfictionThe great mountain ranges are some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes, but they are unforgiving places to live in, and only a few animals have what it takes to live at extreme altitude. Mountain animals are amongst the most elusive in the world, and this film provides unique and intimate glimpses into their secretive lives.
NonfictionThe Top Gear boys are once again let loose in the USA, this time for an epic road trip up the east coast. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are comparing the Mercedes SLS, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the Ferrari 458 Italia. Along the way they undertake a series of challenges culminating in a fight to find the fastest way into New York, all in the name of crowning the world's greatest sports car. There's a round up of car-related Christmas tat and Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle takes to the track as the star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
NonfictionLife goes to extraordinary lengths to survive this immense realm. A 30 tonne whale shark gorges on a school of fish and the unique overhead heli-gimbal camera reveals common dolphins rocketing at more than 30km an hour. Descending into the abyss, deep sea octopus fly with wings and vampire squid use bioluminescence to create an extraordinary colour display. The first ever time-lapse footage taken from 2,000m down captures eels, crabs and giant isopods eating a carcass, completely consuming it within three hours.
NonfictionJungles cover roughly three per cent of our planet yet contain 50 per cent of the world's species. High-definition cameras enable unprecedented views of animals living on the dark jungle floor. In the Ngogo forest the largest chimpanzee group in the world defends its territory from neighbouring groups. Other jungle specialists include parasitic fungi which infiltrate an insect host, feed on it, and then burst out of its body.
NonfictionSamuel Clemens rose from a hardscrabble boyhood in the backwoods of Missouri to become, as Mark Twain, America's best known and best loved author. Considered in his time as the funniest man on Earth, Twain was also an unflinching
critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. He created some of the world's most memorable characters as well as its most quoted sayings. And, in his often-misunderstood novel Huckleberry Finn, he brought forth a masterpiece that Earnest Hemmingway called the true beginning of American Literature. This remarkable film tells the story of Twain's life, full of ro
NonfictionThe big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometers deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to some of the biggest and most spectacular creatures on earth. This episode reveals what it takes to survive in this savage and forbidding world.
NonfictionThe "Great East River Bridge" was the largest bridge of its era, a technical achievement of unparalleled scope, marked by enormous construction problems, equally ingenious solutions and heroic human achievement. In unexpected and wonderful ways, the Brooklyn Bridge captured the imagination of all Americans, and in the process became a symbol in American culture of strength, vitality, ingenuity and promise. In this Academy Award ® nominated film, Ken Burns captures the physical majesty of this greatest of all achievements of the industrial age, the dramatic story of the larger-than-life men who imagined and built it, and t
NonfictionTony experiences the major building boom that has taken place in the past 10 years in Dubai as it has emerged as a global city, as well as the uncertainty of a city that has struggled since the economic downturn of 2008.
NonfictionJazz begins in New Orleans, 19th century America's most cosmopolitan city, where the sound of marching bands, Italian opera, Caribbean rhythms, and minstrel shows fills the streets with a richly diverse musical culture. In the 1890s, African-American musicians such as Jelly Roll Morton, Buddy Bolden and Sydney Bichet create a new music out of these ingredients. Soon after the start of the new century, people are calling it jazz.
NonfictionBourdain's Roman holiday takes a cinematic turn, influenced by his tour guides, actress Asia Argento, screenwriter/director Abel Ferrara, and a host of larger-than-life Romans who take him inside a Rome for the locals.
NonfictionFor decades the dinosaurs of Africa were lost to us. But recent discoveries have now revealed some of the most spectacular dinosaurs ever found. Two giant killers, both bigger than T.rex; one of these has captured our imaginations; Spinosaurus, the biggest killer known to have walked the earth. Only now has evidence been unearthed that reveals just how two giant killers managed to survive side by side.
NonfictionAnthony Bourdain unravels Panama, a country that, in the modern day, seems to be described simply by "abundance" and truly embraces crossroad cultures and adapts them for their own. Tony examines the effects of a land ruled by a former dictator.
NonfictionOn this episode of True Life, you'll meet two young women so fixated on food that it's now destroying their health and their future. Can they put an end to the gluttony before these addictions end up consuming them?
NonfictionZak and the crew are given special permission from the Navajo Nation to investigate Skinwalker Canyon, a place where many residents refuse to enter in fear of encountering shape-shifting creatures.
NonfictionDr. Dre's formation of hip hop supergroup N.W.A. brings forth the seminal hip-hop record Straight Outta Compton. Though Dre's creative direction is integral to the group's success, his relationship with the original N.W.A. contributors, especially Eazy-E, deteriorated due to artistic and financial conflicts. Jimmy Iovine's work on highly successful albums from Tom Petty, U2 and Stevie Nicks reveals his knack for production and collaboration. But his massive workload and tumultuous personal life lead him to reevaluate his future in the music industry.
NonfictionThe producer’s role can vary from Sir George Martin’s inspired guidance of the Beatles to Phil Spector's dictatorial insistence on his signature sound; from Rick Rubin’s gentle coaxing that brought Johnny Cash back to greatness to the fierce creative independence of artist-producers like Joni Mitchell and Prince.
NonfictionGiorgio Tsoukalos and David Childress explore the mysterious chain of manmade islets in Micronesia's Nan Madol. Built from a staggering 250 million tons of volcanic rock, could the local legends be true--that strange visitors floated the massive rocks through the air? And might the site's powerful magnetic anomalies be the result of extraterrestrial technology?
NonfictionAccording to the earliest Tibetan traditions, hidden high in the Himalaya Mountains is a kingdom of the gods--Shambhala. Is it possible that this mystical realm truly exists, and can be reached through ancient practices designed to access other dimensions?
NonfictionWith harder drugs bigger paychecks and the Manson murders the once neighborly music scene began to shift. In spite of it all a new wave of troubadours came in and continued to captivate those beyond their rustic home.
NonfictionZak and the crew investigate a historic New Mexico hotel where a spike in paranormal activity has caused several employees to quit. The guys suspect the dark wave of supernatural energy was unleashed after a demonic ritual was conducted on the property.
NonfictionIn 1947 the U.S. military collected the debris of what they claimed was a crashed weather balloon outside of Roswell, New Mexico. But new evidence may prove the conspiracy theorists right--that the wreckage actually belonged to an extraterrestrial spacecraft. If true, could remnants of it still exist that the recovery teams overlooked?
NonfictionFear and laughter go hand in hand as the crew stirs up spirits at LA's Comedy Store. The building that has collected so many laughs is shadowed by tragedy and violence, creating a paranormal energy unlike any other during the star-studded investigation.
NonfictionFrom his first days as president to his last, FRONTLINE tells the inside story of how Trump stoked division, violence and insurrection. Examine Trump's siege on his enemies, the media, and even the leaders of his own party, who for years ignored the warning signs of what was to come.
NonfictionWhen a friend of Aaron Hernandez is found dead near his home, investigators turn their gaze on the New England Patriot. At trial, a sensational family drama unfolds as Aaron fights for his life. Later, links to another brutal slaying emerge.
NonfictionA surgeon and his wife are moving to Laurel from New York City, and their all-in budget goes a long way in the Mississippi town. Ben and Erin pay homage to the historic property's original elements and peculiar charm to design an amazing family home.
NonfictionA woman is moving back to Laurel to be close to family after the sudden passing of her husband. Ben and Erin thoughtfully bring their design to life and create a gorgeous, sun-filled home as a soft landing to help get her through this difficult time.
NonfictionTime travel might be more possible than we ever imagined, and today, cutting-edge technology and the latest research into black holes and wormholes is helping experts get steps closer to discovering how to travel through time.
NonfictionShowcasing the natural magic of an extraordinary part of the border between the United States and Mexico over four seasons, this film explores Rio Grande’s Big Bend – a vast unspoiled wonderland of serene beauty and astounding desert landscapes which are home to some of North America’s most enchanting animals such as black bears, rattlesnakes, woodpeckers and scorpions.
NonfictionFareed Zakaria brings viewers his insights and analysis, and his interviews world leaders, artists, scientists, business leaders, global affairs analysts, and other cultural observers for the ‘Global Public Square.’
NonfictionAs the drug game dried up in the streets, a new hustle emerged...hip hop. After time in prison, we catch up with the five main contributors: Big U manages Kurupt, Deb moves to Atlanta, Haitian Jack works with the Fugees, Bimmy is hired at Def Jam and Trick Trick records his first album.
NonfictionThe ruins of a historic Scottish castle is now a bewitching wilderness of hidden dangers with deadly booby traps obscured afoot; experts and historians reveal a bygone Second World War military hospital with bizarre ties to an infamous Nazi occupant.
NonfictionOur story begins in a little village on the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana. Unusually, James was the first to arrive, in his 1985 Mercedes 230E. Next up is Jeremy with a 1981 Lancia Beta Coupé. Finally, Richard turns up in an Opel Kadet made in 1963, which he immediately bonded with and named Oliver.To reach their destination on the Namibian border, the guys have to negotiate the vast openness and primordial sludge of the Makgadikgadi salt pans, the choking dust of the Kalahari Desert, not to mention the treacherous rivers and hungry wildlife of the Okavango Delta. Along the way, they encounter more or less every da
NonfictionIn one of the most spectacular and incredible Top Gear road trips ever attempted, the boys head to Vietnam, aiming to travel the entire length of the country in just eight days, thereby achieving what the American military failed to do in 10 years.
NonfictionThe world's biggest car program is back with a brand new, two-part special in which Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take three V8-engined sports cars on a grueling 1600 journey through the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia.
NonfictionIn part two, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continue in their quest to take three V8-engined sports cars on an epic journey through Patagonia to the southernmost city in the world. Along the way they encounter stunning landscapes, mechanical meltdowns and torturously unpaved roads before a terrifying turn of events brings their adventure to a heart-stopping climax.
NonfictionIn the first of a two-part Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are in Africa with a simple mission to find the definitive source of the Nile. Over the years many explorers claim to have already done just that, but the Top Gear trio believes that they can do better by traveling further and faster than any exploration team in history using only grit, ingenuity and three ageing estate cars.
NonfictionJeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their journey in three ancient and barely functioning trucks, heading toward their final challenge - building a bridge over River Kwai in Thailand. Having climbed mountains and endured a Burmese trucker stop, they must now venture into the Shan state, an area rife with civil war and normally closed to Western TV crews.
NonfictionIt's the ultimate test of man against machine - or should that be dog against machine - as the Top Gear team set out on one of their most ambitious and arduous challenges ever. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond take part in an epic land race starting in the town of Resolute, Northern Canada, finishing 450 miles later at the Magnetic North Pole.
NonfictionGrasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure hostile seasonal changes. From Asia's bizarre looking saiga antelope, to the giant ant-eaters of Brazil, grassland animals have adapted in extraordinary ways to cope with these extremes.
NonfictionCities are the fastest growing habitat on Earth but, for animals, life in the manmade world is not easy. Some are surprisingly successful - Leopards prowl the streets of Mumbai and Peregrine falcons hunt amongst New York's skyscrapers. Many creatures, however, are struggling to cope in the urban jungle. As the architects of our future will we choose to build cities that are home both for us and for wildlife.
NonfictionA humpback whale mother and calf embark on an epic journey from tropical coral paradises to storm ravaged polar seas. Newly discovered coral reefs in Indonesia reveal head-butting pygmy seahorses, flashing 'electric' clams and bands of sea kraits, 30-strong, which hunt in packs. Elsewhere plagues of sea urchins fell forests of giant kelp. Huge bull fur seals attack king penguins, who despite their weight disadvantage, put up a spirited defence.
NonfictionFollow the descent of rivers from their mountain sources to the sea. Watch spectacular waterfalls, fly inside the Grand Canyon and explore the wildlife in the world's deepest lake. Planet Earth captures unique and dramatic moments of animal behaviour: a showdown between smooth-coated otters and mugger crocodiles; deep-diving long tailed macaques; massive flocks of snow geese on the wing and a piranha frenzy in the perilous waters of the world's largest wetland.
NonfictionIn this episode, we get a glimpse of Rome through Tony's eyes as he dines on mouth-watering classic Italian dishes and attempts to embody the mindset of the Roman people - living happily and carefree.
NonfictionBeginning with an examination of slavery, this episode looks at the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states' rights. Significant events include John Brown's rebellion at Harper's Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Introducing the series' major figures -- Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant -- the episode concludes with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides realize it is to be a very long war.
NonfictionIstanbul has been subjected to stereotypes that minimize the food to lamb-on-a-stick and the culture to belly dancing; Tony soon discovers the faults in these misconceptions as he encounters food and culture inspired by history and religion.
NonfictionProvence is a region of France characterized by its impoverished history and hard labor. Throughout his journey in Provence, Tony becomes enamored with the Provencal culture and cuisine glorifying the region as the ideal escape.
NonfictionTony heads to Mexico with Carlos, who took over Tony's old job as head chef at Les Halles. Carlos, one of many Mexicans who have crossed the border to achieve the American dream, gives Tony a tour of his hometown of Puebla and nearby Mexico City.