Directed by Ken Burns, this new documentary tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a minister and his wife who left their children behind for a courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe. Over the course of two years, the pair risked their lives so that hundreds could live in freedom.
Sometimes the two U.S. political parties face challenges from insurgents within their own ranks. In 1992, conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan took on a sitting president of his own party he felt had betrayed its principles. Vermont governor Howard Dean lead a 2004 uprising that did not prevail on the ballot but altered the political landscape for future Democratic campaigns
Take a fresh look at Britain’s abdication crisis of 1936 through dramatized monologues by the two women at its heart, the Queen Mother and American socialite Wallis Simpson, as they look back at events that led to Edward VIII's decision to give up the throne.
In her non-nonsense 1972 campaign, Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman in Congress, redefined how a presidential candidate should look and act. Aboard his famous “Straight Talk Express,” Senator John McCain hit the trail in 2000 and 2008 to convince voters he would put his country and not his party first.
Marking the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, this program tells the rarely told stories of the attack that took place at the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, in which 184 people died.
In 1988, after two terms in office, Ronald Reagan left the White House one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century -- and one of the most controversial. A failed actor, Reagan became a passionate ideologue who preached a simple gospel of lower taxes, less government, and anti-communism.
Jimmy Carter's story is one of the greatest dramas in American politics. In 1980, he was overwhelmingly voted out of office in a humiliating defeat. Over the subsequent two decades, he became one of the most admired statesmen and humanitarians in America and the world. "Jimmy Carter" traces his rapid ascent in politics, dramatic fall from grace and unexpected resurrection