This four-part series brings to life one of the most indelible figures of the 20th century. A three-time heavyweight boxing champion, Ali captivated millions of fans across the world with his mesmerizing mix of speed, grace and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it.
The October Revolution of 1917 has gone down in history as the only Russian Revolution that really mattered. But Lucy Worsley reveals that the earlier revolution was downplayed and in fact that it was the truly spontaneous popular uprising that swept the Czar from power.
Lucy Worsley reveals how mental health problems forced King George III to relinquish power to his debauched and extravagant son. Was this really an era of elegance and regal splendor or an age of radicalism and revolution? How were myths and secrets used to save the British monarchy?
Ernie Pyle: Life in the Trenches tells the story of WWII correspondent Pyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who reached millions each week with tales celebrating “ordinary” Americans doing extraordinary things.
Defying the skeptics, Pan Am builds an airway to Asia, allowing its airplanes to hopscotch across the world's widest ocean by landing at five stepping stone islands: Hawaii, Midway, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines. Air service from New York to London begins in 1939, completing a chain of airways encircling the globe.
Revisit tremendous Tucson treasures first appraised 15 years ago including Picasso Madoura pottery, an early 20th C. Cartier necklace & brooch, and an 1861 Charles Dickens letter.
As they push southward, Trippe, Sikorsky, Lindbergh and Leuteritz build larger flying boats, harness radio to navigate safely over great distances, and, with help from the U.S. government, outwit all competing airlines to dominate service to Latin America and launch the global air tourism industry. But all of this is merely preparation for their ultimate goal: flying the oceans.
This three-part documentary series tells the story of a great milestone in aviation history: the 1935 crossing of the Pacific Ocean by a Pan American Airways flying boat known as the China Clipper. The series recounts the development of this technological innovation – led by Pan Am’s chief executive Juan Trippe, pilot Charles Lindbergh, airplane engineer Igor Sikorsky and radio engineer Hugo Leuteritz – through dramatic re-enactments, interviews with historians, and archival photographs, film and newsreel clips.
More than 2,000 years ago, the thriving city of Petra rose up in the bone-dry desert of what is now Jordan. An oasis of culture and abundance, the city was built by wealthy merchants who carved spectacular temple-tombs into its cliffs, raised a monumental Great Temple and devised an ingenious system that channeled water to vineyards, bathhouses, fountains and pools. But following a catastrophic earthquake and a slump in its desert trade routes, Petra’s unique culture faded and was lost to most of the world for nearly 1,000 years. Now, in a daring experiment, an archaeologist and sculptors team up to carve an iconic temple-tomb to find out how the ancient people of Petra built their city of stone.
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