Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. In the 1890s, their exploits robbing banks and trains in the West, and then seemingly vanishing into thin air, became national news and the basis of rumors and myth.
Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination.
Welcome to Alaska in the fleeting summertime, when the biggest gang of grizzlies on the planet gathers to gorge on salmon and the mate. The explosive action plunges you into the rough life of survival, defending your fishing spot with tooth and claw, and doing whatever you must to find a fertile partner. Beware: it's not always pretty. Powerful players can have their way. But life is harder for a new mother and her cubs, and for young males who risk their lives to rival bigger, older bears.
This is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions, castrate charging buffalo, and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. Our film will follow a team of researchers in South Africa who are searching for the truth behind the honey badger.
Dayton O. Hyde is one of the last great American cowboys, a rugged adventurer with a spiritual connection to the frontier. Through heroic determination, he is single-handedly rescuing the wild mustang from government slaughter on his breathtaking 12,000 acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Running wild, showcases one great cowboy's quest to save the American West.
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Stunning wildlife footage provides an intimate and playful look at the first year of adorable baby animals and their families, including arctic wolves, snow monkeys, reindeers, otters, polar bears, and more.
In this absorbing series, renowned wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan learns how to 'walk with bears' with Lynn Rogers, a pioneering biologist, to get as close as can be to these often fearsome beasts. Over the course of a year, the pair follow cheeky young bear Lily, her mother June and their new cubs as they emerge from hibernation in the Minnesota Northwoods.
State-of-the-art technology and innovative techniques show the world from an amazing aerial perspective. Viewers can fly along with snow geese dashing through Monument Valley and New York City. Watch Macaws racing through the rainforest, vultures soaring miles above the earth, and more.
Examines the prevalence of concussions resulting in brain damage in contact sports. Athletes from different sports share their experiences. Profiles former Ivy League football player and WWE wrestler Christopher Nowinski.
Think like a designer with Series 1700 of Beads, baubles, and jewels. Join host Katie Hacker and expert jewelry designers and discover soldering tips, fashionable beading patterns, wire wrapping techniques, and much more.
In New York City in 1969, nineteen-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world. But 40 years later and still struggling, Ushio remains consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his 'boxing' paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings
As a boy Joe Cook fled the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia to make a life for himself in America. 30 years later he decides he wants to bring a gift back to his homeland-- the gift of baseball. "Rice Field of Dreams" is a feature-length documentary that follows the journey of Cambodia's First National Baseball Team as they prepare for and participate in the 24th Sea Games, an Olympics-like sports competition between South East Asian nations to be held in Bangkok.
In August of 2008, eighteen mountain climbers reached the top of K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. 48 hours later, eleven people were dead, making it the deadliest day in modern mountain climbing history. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also condemnations about why. Why do these athletes risk everything to reach a place humans are simply not meant to go? Why do they put their lives and the lives of others on the line in order to satisfy some indefinable need?
Tells the story of America and Europe's love of Russian literature and introduces audiences to a new generation of Russian writers. With readings by host Stephen Fry, this program features writers such as Dmitry Bykov, Mariam Petrosyan, Zakhar Prilepin, Anna Starobinets, Vladimir Sorokin and Lyudmila Ulitskaya.
The Shannon is Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway. A silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.
Comprised of found footage and sound bites, Let the fire burn describes the conflict between the Black Power group MOVE and the people and city government of Philadelphia, culminating in the armed standoff of May 13, 1985, in which one police officer and eleven MOVE members were killed, ending when Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on the row house that served as MOVE headquarters.
Throughout Richard Nixon's presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they'd all be in prison.
In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The aircraft delivering the lethal payloads weren't planes, they were Zeppelins, enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts, and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines.
This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich m'lange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America. In 1953 Ferlinghetti opened City Lights Bookstore, which quickly evolved into an iconic institution symbolizing social change and literary freedom. Six decades later, it is still going.