Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson explains how he persuaded banks and politicians to approve $1 trillion in bailouts.
This stylish mix of documentary and historical epic chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.
Explore the public and private sides of feminist firebrand attorney Gloria Allred, who's battled some of the biggest names in politics and business.
Featuring archival footage and personal recordings, this documentary offers candid insight into the life of the beloved princess.
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.
Historian Lucy Worsley chronicles the triumphs, excesses and violent downfall of the imperial Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia for three centuries.
Hulk Hogan's court case against Gawker Media sheds light on wealthy, powerful figures who challenge freedom of the press in order to silence critics.
Mobilized by teenage activist Joshua Wong, young citizens of Hong Kong take to the streets in a bid to preserve their history of autonomy from China.
This documentary profiles the celebrated Hindi film director known as much for his embrace of leftist politics and social concerns as lyrical cinema.
A blend of the royal family's intimate recollections and rarely seen home movies pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the eve of her 90th birthday.
This film exposes the financial connections among America's unregulated, disreputable puppy mills, big agriculture and Washington's political elite.
Take an eye-opening look at the battle between fundamentalism and secularism in Pakistan, with a focus on controversial leader Abdul Aziz Ghazi.
Award-winning documentarian Burns profiles three members of one of America's premier political families: Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Ken Burns's documentary traces the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition.
This documentary examines how Adolf Hitler's talent for manipulation, psychology and image-making led him from humble origins to near-world conquest.
A North Korean propagandist who escaped to Seoul now creates satirical art about Kim Jong Il's regime and copes with repercussions of his defection.
This documentary takes a hard look at how indigenous peoples clashed violently with the Peruvian government over land and economics in the Amazon.
This documentary is a case study of the multinational tentacles of the world's biggest bank, how it started and what its power means to everyone.
A look at a conservative minister's crusade to coax his followers away from their love affair with guns raises profound moral and social questions.
Politician and filmmaker Rory Stewart hosts this documentary look at the recent history of Afghanistan, a nation wracked by foreign invasions and war.
A documentarian uses his own family's experiences as a springboard to explore the ethical issues surrounding the FDA and pharmaceutical industry.
This video diary-style documentary follows filmmaker Alvaro Longoria as he visits North Korea and examines the country's propaganda machine.
Three ex-federal workers discuss the experience of being prosecuted by the U.S. government for sharing classified information about the War on Terror.
Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet's natural resources and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.
The real Mitt Romney is revealed in this documentary that goes beyond the sound bites with unprecedented access to his 2012 presidential campaign.
With interviews and footage from his television appearances, this documentary chronicles the life and career of outspoken writer Gore Vidal.
The courageous investigators of Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Team risk their lives to document unlawful attacks on civilians by brutal dictators.