Crime, Documentary, History: A cheap, powerful drug emerges during a recession, igniting a moral panic fueled by racism. Explore the complex history of crack in the 1980s.
Arts & Culture, Documentary, History: An unsung trailblazer. A timeless story. Go behind the scenes with the people who brought the Mother of the Blues to the screen.
Biography, History, Music: The story of the iconic trio and the triumphs and hurdles of their career, with insight from many musicians including oldest brother Barry.
Biography, History, Science : In 1961, NASA successfully sent its first astronaut into space, restoring the world’s faith in the US space program. Now, nearly six decades later, the human spirit for exploration remains as fervent as ever. The Real Right Stuff traces back to the very beginning, as the nation’s first astronauts – famously known as the Original Mercury 7 – become overnight heroes during the high-stakes era of the space race. A companion piece to Disney+ and National Geographic’s scripted series, The Right Stuff, this new documentary from Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Tom Jennings (“Apollo: Missions to the Moon,” “Diana: In Her Own Words”) is based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book of the same name. Jennings uses his signature style of first-person storytelling to create a gripping account of NASA’s Project Mercury program, which revolutionized America’s role in space exploration. Told from Wolfe’s point of view and through the perspectives of the Mercury astronauts, the two-hour special catapults viewers back to the late 1950s and tells the remarkable story that inspired future generations of space enthusiasts. Free of modern-day narration and interviews, The Real Right Stuff interlaces archival news and radio reports, newly transferred and previously unheard NASA mission audio recordings, and rare and unseen material to immerse viewers in one of the most dramatic and tenacious periods in American history.
Documentary, History: The accident at Chernobyl released at least 100 times more radiation than the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Thousands of residents were displaced and an incalculable number of Europeans still hold the scars from what happened that disastrous night in Chernobyl.The accident at Chernobyl changed the image of the Soviet Union & provided a grave reminder of the true power of nuclear energy.But was it the catalyst for the downfall of the Union? Find out, as we take you into the heart of the disaster and what went wrong, hour by hour.
History, Lifestyle, Society: Hardcore gay porn — with a side of family values. Welcome to the bookstore that gave life to LA’s gay community.
Arts & Culture, Biography, History: They turned Chicano culture into an art world sensation. Their street-cred made them pioneers.
History: In the heat of summer, they built a close-knit community. But what came next changed history — and humanity — forever.
Documentary, History, Music: Secret parties. Diverse youth. Fast breakbeats. This is the story of how drum and bass thumped into the mainstream.