HISTORY

Origins

Africa's Great Civilizations

Origins

Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.

The Cross and The Crescent

Africa's Great Civilizations

The Cross and The Crescent

Chart the ancient rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

Louisville Zoo Part Two, Berea College, and George Washington’s Land!

Kentucky Life

Louisville Zoo Part Two, Berea College, and George Washington’s Land!

George Washington once owned land in what became Grayson County, Doug Flynn talks with Dr. Alicestyne Turley of Berea College about the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education, the second installment in Kentucky Life's profile of the Louisville Zoo, and a trip to Hickman to explore their riverport and ferry are featured.

Tower

Independent Lens

Tower

In 1966, a gunman rode the elevator to the 27th floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. This documentary, which mixes animated and live-action, shares the untold story of America's first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

Ruby Ridge

American Experience

Ruby Ridge

Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge in Idaho that helped launch the modern militia movement. The program draws upon eyewitness accounts, including interviews with Randy Weaver's daughter and federal agents involved in the deadly confrontation.

Louisville Zoo – Part 1, Col. Charles Young, and a Trip to Rosine!

Kentucky Life

Louisville Zoo – Part 1, Col. Charles Young, and a Trip to Rosine!

In the first of a three part series, Doug visits the Louisville Zoo; a profile of accomplished African-American Col. Charles Young; and Rosine, Ky., is the home of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe and the Rosine Barn Jamboree.

Oklahoma City

American Experience

Oklahoma City

Follow the rise of the extremist militia movement, from Ruby Ridge to Waco, that led to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history -- the 1995 bombing by Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.

Birth of a Movement

Independent Lens

Birth of a Movement

D.W. Griffith's 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation" unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood.

The Race Underground

American Experience

The Race Underground

Boston — a city of so many firsts — overcame engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America’s first subway, which opened in 1897.

Command and Control

American Experience

Command and Control

Eyewitness accounts chronicle nine hours of feverish work in September 1980 that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima. The crisis unfolded at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas, when a worker accidentally dropped a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile.