June 1, 2016 | SuzyQ
One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by power, scandal, and tragedy.
Born in 1838, Queen Lili'uokalani was a talented composer who took the throne after her brother's death in 1891. She dealt with the U.S. government revoking her position on the sugar market, was overtaken by U.S. Marines, and lost her throne.
Outlaw, soldier, general and politician, he led a life that ended in violence but left him a legend.
Recounts the life of a colonial silversmith who risked everything for the American Revolution.
Docudrama exploring the life and important works of scientist Sir Isaac Newton, and also explores Newton's study of religion and alchemy.
A portrait of the controversial, charismatic, wildly popular evangelist" that includes original film and sound recordings, re-creations, commentary by historians and other experts, and personal accounts.
Errol Morris 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.
This documentary looks not only at how his talent, style and imagination have shaped all of our lives, but also at the influences that shaped and molded the man himself. Through interviews with the people who worked closely with him or chronicled his life, we gain unique insight into what made him tick. In a never before broadcast, exclusive interview, Steve Jobs expounds his own philosophy of life, and offers advice to us all on changing our own lives.
They collaborated on the corn flake and transformed the world's breakfast habits, but the Kellogg brothers could not have been less alike.
The compelling saga of the man who designed much of official Washington, including the central portions of the United States Capitol. His ideas ultimately defined the first uniquely 'American' architecture, but his life was a tumultuous series of creative successes and personal catastrophes, ending with his death in poverty in New Orleans.
Dramatizes the life story of Eastman as he fought relentlessly to create and then dominate the consumer camera market.
A docudrama about Galileo, the man considered to be the father of modern physics and astronomy.
As the wife of the fourth president, James Madison, Dolley Madison played an important part in the political and social experiment that was the early American Republic. She used her unelected position to legitimize the nation's new capital, to create a political and social style for the new country and to give Americans a sense of their own national identity.
Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the "Water Torture Cell". A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death.