The documentary began with an article about James Fowler and his research concerning the viral nature of kindness. Fowler demonstrated that if you are kind to one person, they will be kind to four other people, and that each of those four people will be kind to four more people, and so on and so on. With this in mind, the general consensus amongst researchers in this arena is that we are hardwired to cooperate with one another.
A look inside the controversial religion from Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney. The film profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith, how the church attracts new followers and keeps hold of its A-list celebrity devotees.
Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult-- their explosive exchanges devolving into victriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.
The gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. These women and children are Yazidis, a religious minority that have been targeted by ISIS for particularly brutal treatment, as ISIS tries to impose upon them what it claims is a pure version of Islam.
Food Forward showcases innovators and pioneers - food rebels - transforming the way we grow and eat our food. We meet farmers, chefs, teachers, scientists, fishermen and ranchers in more than 50 cities across the country who are all providing new solutions to help combat America's growing food challenges.
Experience the incredible rebirth of an African wilderness through the eyes of American-born, African-raised cameraman Bob Poole. He spends two years living in the million-acre paradise of Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, joining scientists and conservationists in the battle to restore the fabric of life in the park after a long civil war in one of the most ambitious wilderness restoration projects ever attempted.
Follow six scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists join forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter.
Since the birth of their trademark toy in 1958, The LEGO Group has produced over 400 billion bricks. But more and more, LEGO bricks aren't just for kids, and some take them very seriously. Adult Fans of LEGO around the globe are unashamedly declaring their love of the brick, brick artists are creating stunning and surprising creations, and LEGO master builders are building human scale and larger structures. This documentary playfully delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick.
An expectant father undertakes a perilous/delicious mission to see what the hidden sugars in seemingly healthy products can do to both his body and brain chemistry in this eye-opening new documentary that must be seen to be believed.
When fishing guide/filmmaker Mark Titus learns why wild salmon populations plummeted in his native Pacific Northwest, he embarks on a journey to discover where the fish have gone and what might bring them back. Along the way, Titus unravels a trail of human hubris, historical amnesia and potential tragedy looming in Alaska, all conspiring to end the most sustainable wild food left on the planet.
Go into space alongside the astronauts on the space shuttle. Experience working in zero gravity, and eating and sleeping in orbit. Witness the first spacewalk by an American woman, and the capture and repair of a satellite.
Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like, "eighth wonder of the world" art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation takes him years to complete, and each is a masterwork. But patrons who have commissioned caves have cut off nearly all of his projects due to artistic differences. Fed up, Ra has chosen to forego all commissions to create his own Magnum Opus, a massive ten-year project.
In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz documented the pioneers of music and style who would launch an enduring worldwide phenomenon. Charlie Ahearn (director of the seminal graffiti movie Wild Style) pays tribute to both Shabazz and those who defined hip-hop before it had definition. More than just vintage shots of kids rocking sneakers and savvy street style in Times Square and Fort Greene Park, Shabazz's photographs have hundreds of stories behind them, and Ahearn's film gives voice to these images with intimate interviews with Shabazz, hip-hop historian Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and others.
An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.
"Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder" is a one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed "Little House" book series to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America's most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Despite the fame and the popularity of her novels, Wilder's personal story as a writer, wife and mother is a compelling narrative that has never been told ... until now.