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    CBS Evening News

    CBS Evening News

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    CBS
    The CBS Evening News is a TV institution, having some of the most well-known journalists in the world anchor it through its many decades on the air. The show was at it's peak when it was hosted by the iconic Walter Cronkite from 1962 to 1981. Dan Rather took over and was the anchor until 2006.

    The show is currently anchored by Katie Couric, who takes over from Bob Schieffer. The half hour show covers both international and domestic news.moreless
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    This is Your Life (UK)

    This is Your Life (UK)

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    BBC (ended 2003)
    Each week, a celebrity guest of honour is surprised and presented with a 'Red Book' by the show host. The host conducts a biography of the guest with the help of family members, friends, and acquaintances.moreless
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    PBS
    Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.moreless
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    Austin City Limits

    Austin City Limits

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    PBS
    Austin City Limits has established a reputation for showcasing great live musical performances. The show's studio allows for intimate and engaging performances by independent, mainstream, critically acclaimed, and popular artists. The show was originally created to display the emerging talents of the alternative country music scene in Austin, TX in the 1970s. Soon, however, the show branched out to include all types of music: alt country, pop rock, bluegrass and zydeco are just a few. Many television historians attribute MTV, CMT and VH1'a success to the contributions of this groundbreaking musical series. On Wednesday, November 12th, 2003; President Bush presented ACL with the National Medal of the Arts. ACL was the first television show (ever) to win the award.moreless
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    National Geographic Channel Specials

    National Geographic Channel Specials

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    CBS
    A series of documentary specials that covers a diverse number of subjects including the natural world of wild creatures, native cultures, historical discoveries, etc. The specials range from a Nazi Expedition to Monkey Hunters, all the way to the Penguin Death Zone, and exploring the Year of the Hamster.

    The NGC specials is a collection of educational documentaries presented by the National Geographic Society that first began it's telecast on CBS Primetime Specials from 1964 until 1973. From 1973 to 1975, it was on ABC Primetime Specials. PBS began telecasting the NGC specials at various times between 1975 to 1985. In 1985 and onwards, the programmes were telecast on various cable networks including the National Geographic Channel.moreless
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    The Nature of Things

    The Nature of Things

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    CBC
    This multi-award-winning show has been broadcast in more than 80 countries, including the United States, on The Discovery Channel and PBS. On the air since 6 November 1960, it is one of the longest-running television shows in Canada. Biologist and geneticist David Suzuki has hosted the show since 1979.moreless
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    Connections

    Connections

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    BBC
    Connections is a documentary TV series created and hosted by James Burke. Burke's extensive knowledge and dry wit demonstrate how various discoveries, scientific achievements, and historical world events are interconnected and have created modern technology.moreless
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    NFL Films Presents

    NFL Films Presents

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    NFL - National Football League
    NFL Films Presents is sports documentary television show from The NFL Network that showcases moments on and off the National Football League that make it a special moment in football history. Steve Sabol and his extremely experienced crew narrate and edit these wonderful pieces of history to give each segment a special place in football lore. The music is what you have come to expect from NFL Films, the moments you have come to experienced and cherish with the football team you have always adored. NFL Films Presents Super Bowl recaps, sounds of the NFL, greatest football games, and you the fans. With original NFL footage, sound bytes, exclusive interviews, and inside looks as to what makes the NFL America's Past Time, NFL Films Presents can and should be enjoyed by all those who make living and breathing football a way of life.moreless
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    Ali's Greatest Fights

    Ali's Greatest Fights

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    HBO
    Ali’s Greatest Fights is a HBO special that lets you celebrate the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer’s best fights. As an amateur, Ali won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division during the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Later, as a professional, Ali went on to win the heavyweight championship three times. Ali’s Greatest Fights contains three of his most well known matches: Rumble in the Jungle (1974), Thrilla in Manila (1975), and I Shook Up the World (1964). In Rumble in the Jungle, Ali faced defending champion George Foreman and his odds of victory were about as strong as a snowball’s chance in hell. The match saw Ali’s implementation of the “Rope-A-Dope” technique, and through superior stamina, a stunning underdog victory. In Thrilla in Manila, Ali faced Joe Frazier for the third time – a final clash between to titans in the game. Inspired by Ali’s taunts, Joe Frazer boxed the match of his life in a match in which neither fighter was willing to lose. In I Shook Up the World, Ali faced Sonny Liston, a fighter many were reluctant to tango with, and came away with his first heavyweight championship.moreless
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    Visions

    Visions

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    PBS (ended 1980)
    VISIONS was an hour-long anthology series aired back in 1976 on the Public Broadcasting Service. It was a series of original plays written expressly for TV. 4 seasons aired during 4 years. The show won an Emmy in 1977, and received 2 more Emmy nominations.moreless
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    King - The Miniseries

    King - The Miniseries

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    NBC
    King- The Miniseries is a television miniseries based on the life of civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that aired for three nights in a row on NBC in February of 1978. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (portrayed by Paul Winfield) was a Baptist minister who began working towards the African American civil rights movement early on. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, and delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963. He raised public consciousness of the issues at hand and earned a reputation as a talented orator. In 1964, he was recognized for his contribution to ending discrimination and racial segregation through non-violent means with a Nobel Peace Prize. Beyond African American rights, King was also focused on human rights in general, and made efforts towards ending poverty and the civil rights war. He was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. In the miniseries, his wife, Cicely Tyson plays Coretta Scott King, and it also features Roscoe Lee Browne, Tony Bennett, Lonny Chapman, and Ossie Davis among others.moreless
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    The Sorrow and the Pity

    The Sorrow and the Pity

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    Milestone Film & Video
    The Sorrow and the Pity is a 1969 French historical documentary directed by Marcel Ophuls. It is set in France between 1940 and 1944, the period when the Vichy government was actively collaborating with Nazi Germany and the resistance movement was developing. The documentary mixes archival footage and news clippings with contemporary interviews with German officers, collaborators, and resistance fighters, as it explores the many possible reasons underlying the France/Nazi partnership. The film assesses a nation caught up in Hitler's anti-Semitic vision, ranging from individuals who casually betrayed their neighbors, to the bourgeois middle class who stood by and did nothing, to the many levels of politicians, some compromising out of fear, others demonstrating great courage. The film features key historical players and heads of the resistance movement, such as Pierre Mendes-France, who was jailed for anti-government activities and later became French Prime Minister; Georges Bidault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs; Maurice Buckmaster, special operative of the English underground; and Christian de la Maziere, a young French man who fought in Nazi uniform.moreless
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    THIRTEEN Specials

    THIRTEEN Specials

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    Thirteen/WNET New York
    Watch THIRTEEN Specials for the best short series and specials made here at THIRTEEN, New York's flagship PBS station.
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    ABC News: The Day It Happened

    ABC News: The Day It Happened

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    Find out how some of the world's most notable moments in history played out in the news. Historic broadcasts link up with live reports to replay such events as the fall of the Berlin Wall, O.J. Simpson's slow car chase, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and many others.moreless
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    Cosmic Journeys

    Cosmic Journeys

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    SpaceRip TV
    Cosmic Journey is a science show on SpaceRip TV that explores the galactic makeup of the universe. The show sets out to answer some of the most basic of human questions in a vast and relatively unexplored area of knowledge Ð the Òfinal frontier.Ó The series starts with trying to answer where the universe came from and tries, by the finale, to answer where it will endÉ if at all. From destructive asteroids to what theoretically might be on the other side of a black hole, Cosmic Journey is just that Ð a journey into the universe in its entirety and our human place within it. The program leaves you wondering if we really are the single most important thing floating around on our space rock called earth? The show does a fantastic job of putting the human races' role in perspective and gives us a sneak peak into the connection of our origins with the scientific universe. Cosmic Journey is a voyage through space and time. It is a trip of mass proportions that takes us beyond the unknown and back again.moreless
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    America's Game

    America's Game

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    This annual event looks back at the team that won the Super Bowl. Players, coaches and a special celebrity narrator will discuss the team's year-long journey to the top.
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    ABC News: Celebrity Flashback

    ABC News: Celebrity Flashback

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    Relive early interviews with your favorite celebrities in this ABC News series. Witness talks with younger versions of The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart, as well as such film luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Grace Kelly among others.moreless
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    The Christians

    The Christians

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    Acorn Media Group
    The Christians is a thirteen part documentary series produced by the Acorn Media Group and hosted by author Bamber Gascoigne about the impact the Christian religion has had on world history over the last 2000 years. It shows how a small radical sect of Judaism started by a seemingly radical traveling preacher named Jesus managed to become a vast multicultural and far-reaching institution. Journey with the host as he travels to over thirty countries spanning every corner of the Earth, examining the far reach of the once humble faith. The series examines the men and women throughout history that contributed to the propagation of the belief, as well as the many conflicts and controversies that have arisen. Each episode runs for about fifty minutes for a total runtime of 674 minutes. Anyone interested in the history of the Christian church or history in general will find something to like about The Christians.moreless
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    Runaways

    Runaways

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    duplicate of the same show - http://www.tv.com/shows/operation-runaway/