This U.S.-focused series dives into the cultural and political changes that swept the last decade of the 20th century. Executive produced by Tom Ha...
This nostalgic documentary series relives the 1980s from a variety of angles, exploring its impact on the politics, technology and culture of today.
Explore the history and philosophies behind one of the world's most beloved and successful soccer franchises: FC Barcelona.
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
An unearthed audio interview of Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr reveals a woman with brains as well as beauty, who was the first to patent frequency hop...
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
Previously unseen footage is shaped into a fresh and timely retelling of the 1992 Rodney King trial and the verdict that sparked civil unrest.
Via reenactments and first-person accounts, this documentary series details the many assassination plots that were launched against Hitler's life.
Witnesses recount the shocking 1996 hostage crisis in Lima, Peru, where rebels held scores of high-level figures captive at an ambassador's residence.
Guided by survivors' testimonies, this documentary explores the history and meaning of the numbers tattooed on the bodies of Auschwitz prisoners.
This docudrama tells the dramatic story of the monk who took on the Catholic Church, tracing his life before and after the contentious "95 Theses."
This documentary series takes us to the mythic landscapes of Europe to explore some of most enduring legends produced by European culture.
Hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Here, 22 survivors share their stories.
This documentary explores the rich heritage of Indian classical music and the reasons behind its modern decline in popularity.
Drawing on newly available info, this show traces how the British royal family has survived the last 100 years of power struggles, politics and more.
In 1981, an imprisoned Irish Republican Army soldier went on a hunger strike that galvanized his movement and made him a controversial global icon.
Combining archive footage with present-day interviews, this documentary explores how Apollo's mission control helped change the course of history.
Historian Bettany Hughes travels to India, Greece and China to explore the lives and times of Buddha, Socrates and Confucius.
Historian Lucy Worsley chronicles the triumphs, excesses and violent downfall of the imperial Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia for three centuries.
The origins of four terrifying urban legends are examined on a spine-chilling journey into the true crimes that may have inspired them.
Poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is celebrated using her own words set over rare photographs and video illustrating her remarkable life.
Filmmaker Dylan Mohan Gray delves into Africa's AIDS crisis to put a human face on those caught in the battle over inexpensive, generic HIV drugs.
Domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh's bomb attack on an Oklahoma City federal building in 1995 is chronicled in this examination of the shocking event.
A botched attempt to arrest a white supremacist in Idaho results in a gun battle, a standoff and three deaths that galvanize public opinion in 1992.
A filmmaker unearths his late uncle's cache of videos, photos and letters, weaving from them a portrait of a burgeoning artist cut down in his prime.
A seven-part series brings World War II to life through the harrowing personal accounts of soldiers and others from "typical" American towns.
This series tracks the ups and downs of an 18-month investigation into the 2014 stabbing murder of teenager Nicholas Robinson in Bristol, England.
This documentary centers on the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Memphis Belle as it prepares to execute a strategic bombing mission over Germany.
Director John Ford captures combat footage of the Battle of Midway, an air and sea campaign that was a turning point in the war in the Pacific.
After the Allies invade Italy, the Liri Valley town of San Pietro becomes an example of the brutal effects of combat, both for soldiers and civilians.
Frank Capra's documentary chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Germany, Italy and Japan as America prepares for a defense of liberty.
Shocking footage shows Nazi concentration camps after liberation, including Buchenwald and Ohrdruf, where Gen. Eisenhower ordered local Nazis to tour.
Some returning combat veterans suffer scars that are more psychological than physical. This film follows patients and staff during their treatment.
Five acclaimed contemporary directors tell the story of five legendary Hollywood filmmakers who enlisted in the armed forces to document World War II.
This documentary profiles eccentric publicist Danny Fields, who helped launch the careers of innovative new artists who would become musical icons.
This documentary charts 20 years of the French national soccer team, Les Bleus, whose ups and downs have mirrored those of French society.