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This show provides an in-depth profile of the lives of people throughout history who have captured our imagination.

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AIRED ON 8/13/2012

Season 25 : Episode 08.13.12


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  • Raissa Danilov

    Raissa Danilov


    Peter Graves

    Peter Graves

    Host (1987-1994)

    Fred Melamed

    Fred Melamed

    Announcer (1999)

    Harry Smith (VI)

    Harry Smith (VI)

    Host (1999-Present)

    Joan Lunden

    Joan Lunden

    Host (2001-Present)

    Jack Perkins

    Jack Perkins

    Host (1994-1999)

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    • Great idea

      Love this show. Great info.
    • An excellent program from which we can all learn a great deal, regardless of how young or old we are.

      "Biography" is one of those shows that has something (or someone) for everybody. From long-dead famous figures throughout history to those who have shaped our lives in some way in more recent times.

      With in depth discussions of historians and people who knew those to whom each episode is dedicated, there is a wealth of information to be had that never gets predictable or boring. The people featured in this show are all a part of our past or present in some way and it is a pleasure to watch the series which never goes too far and always researches each subject superbly.

      Great television.moreless
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    • you can learn alot

      this is one of my favorite shows. i have watched many, many episodes, but i do not think i have seen them all. you get a myriad of stories. people from history whether entertainers, heads of state, pioneers, and the ever present oddball. i cannot see any reason for this show to ever be cancelled.
    • The name sort of tells it all.

      This show is often interesting. I have found myself absorbed by the life story of people I thought I found completely uninteresting. When they are profiling people I was already interested in it is even better. Bill Curtis, Harry Smith and Peter Graves (Airplaine!) trade off hosting this show that takes you through the life of people from every age of history. It is educatonal & informative. As I sit here I realize that A&E really never misses. They aren't all homeruns, but Bill Curtis and company run a very engaging network. Here's to hoping they are around for a long time.moreless
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    Documentary, News, Science


    History, Biography, Politics, for nerds, public figures