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
A fresh look at JFK, an enigmatic man who has become one of the nation's most beloved and most mourned leaders.
Nine working-class young men from the University of Washington took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Their unexpected victory, against not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler's elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression.
Explore how the grand themes and controversial issues from the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin--budget overruns, collusion with authoritarian regimes, and corruption--continue to this day.
Eleven Israeli athletes were kidnapped and murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Summer Olympics in 1972. This film chronicles the four-decade struggle to memorialize the victims.