At the intersection of racial identity, historical narrative, and international commerce, this film follows the propagation of demeaning representations of African Americans - black memorabilia. From industrial China to the rural South to Brooklyn, meet the people who reproduce and reclaim these racially charged objects. WATCH NOW.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores with Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg, and Kal Penn the tremendous challenges faced by their immigrant forebears. From Italy, Russia, and India to America, their histories show success could take generations to achieve.
Victoria & Albert: The Wedding
Witness the most accurate reconstruction of Victoria and Albert's wedding ever staged, followed by a sumptuous wedding breakfast, a prelude to the first night that began a marriage so iconic, it heralded constitutional monarchy as we know it today.
We'll Meet Again
Although the fighting in the Korean War ceased in 1953, two men have never forgotten the comrades who helped them make it through tough times. Jim wants to show his gratitude to two lieutenants who inspired him to be brave in battle, and Tony hopes to thank a friend who boosted his spirits aboard a hospital ship.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Celebrate the bicentennial birthday of Mary Todd Lincoln. This episode was recorded at her childhood home in downtown Lexington, Ky. Renee speaks with Gwen Thompson, executive director the Mary Todd Lincoln House and history advocate Stuart Sanders with the Kentucky Historical Society. They discuss the Lincoln Lexington Walking Tour that spotlights 14 historic sites from Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln's time in the city.
Letters from Baghdad
"Letters from Baghdad" is the story of a true original, Gertrude Bell, sometimes called the female “Lawrence of Arabia.” More influential and famous in her day than her colleague Lawrence, Bell was an explorer, spy, archaeologist and diplomat who helped shape the Middle East after World War I and established the Iraq Museum, infamously ransacked in 2003.