Biography

Biography

1992 - 2014, Biopic, Other
Commentary creates in-depth portraits of celebrities and well-known figures.
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Episode Guide

  • Biography - Clive James - Racing Driver (Episode 999)
    Episode 999:

    Clive James - Racing Driver

    A dream came true for Clive when he received an invitation from the Australian Grand Prix.

  • Biography - The Apostles (Episode 998)
    Episode 998:

    The Apostles

    The collective story of the men chosen by Christ to bring his teachings to the world.

  • Biography - ABBA (Episode 996)
    Episode 996:

    ABBA

    The Swedish group ABBA has a string of hits in the '70s and '80s before breaking up in 1982.

  • Biography - Barbie (Episode 995)
    Episode 995:

    Barbie

    The still-popular Barbie doll, an American icon.

  • Biography - Barry Manilow (Episode 994)
    Episode 994:

    Barry Manilow

    Songwriter Barry Manilow is well-known for his romantic songs.

  • Biography - Degas (Episode 994)
    Episode 994:

    Degas

    The story of another great artist, who preferred to work indoors, concentrating on studies of dancers and Parisian nightlife.

  • Biography - Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling With Life (Episode 993)
    Episode 993:

    Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling With Life

    Film footage, photographs, readings and interviews with family, friends and critics profile Ernest Hemingway.

  • Biography - Glen Campbell: Still on the Line (Episode 990)
    Episode 990:

    Glen Campbell: Still on the Line

    A boy-next-door image and a golden voice make Glen Campbell a singing star.

  • Biography - George Lopez (Episode 989)
    Episode 989:

    George Lopez

    Multitalented comic George Lopez stars in a self-titled TV sitcom.

  • Biography - Benny Hill: Laughter and Controversy (Episode 988)
    Episode 988:

    Benny Hill: Laughter and Controversy

    Slapstick comic Benny Hill's work is seen in over 140 countries.

  • Biography - Calamity Jane (Episode 987)
    Episode 987:

    Calamity Jane

    Through interviews, recreations, photos and footage, historians examine the myth of Calamity Jane.

  • Biography - Ben Stein's Brain (Episode 986)
    Episode 986:

    Ben Stein's Brain

    The life and career of former presidential speechwriter Ben Stein, an accomplished and versatile TV star.

  • Biography - Buddy Ebsen (Episode 985)
    Episode 985:

    Buddy Ebsen

    Buddy Ebsen's long acting career includes TV's "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Barnaby Jones."

  • Biography - F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer (Episode 985)
    Episode 985:

    F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer

    F. Scott Fitzgerald experiences triumphs and failures as a writer.

  • Biography - Ivana Trump (Episode 984)
    Episode 984:

    Ivana Trump

    The story of Ivana Trump, a Czechoslovakian skier who rose to incredible heights as a model and businesswoman.

  • Biography - Bob Newhart (Episode 983)
    Episode 983:

    Bob Newhart

    Accountant Bob Newhart becomes a stand-up comedian and television star.

  • Biography - Harley-Davidson (Episode 981)
    Episode 981:

    Harley-Davidson

    Legendary motorcycle company Harley-Davidson evolves through the 20th century.

  • Biography - Clive James on Safari (Episode 979)
    Episode 979:

    Clive James on Safari

    It is 30 years since Hemingway went on his last safari in Nairobi & the African bush. Clive James follows in his track, with the help of the author's guide.

  • Biography - The Busch Family (Episode 977)
    Episode 977:

    The Busch Family

    Several generations of family leadership contribute to the success of brewing company Anheuser-Busch.

  • Biography - Ella Fitzgerald (Episode 976)
    Episode 976:

    Ella Fitzgerald

    A profile including original recordings and rarely seen performances.

  • Biography - Hank Williams Jr. (Episode 974)
    Episode 974:

    Hank Williams Jr.

    The son and namesake of country-music legend Hank Williams develops a successful career.

  • Biography - General Custer (Episode 974)
    Episode 974:

    General Custer

    A profile of the fearless cavalry officer who became a national hero after his death.

  • Biography - Brooks and Dunn (Episode 973)
    Episode 973:

    Brooks and Dunn

    Country-music duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn come from strikingly different backgrounds.

  • Biography - Clive James Meets Roman Polanski (Episode 973)
    Episode 973:

    Clive James Meets Roman Polanski

    Clive James talks to Polanski, who hasn't returned to the U.S. since 1979.

  • Biography - Charles Lindbergh: The Crowded Idol (Episode 972)
    Episode 972:

    Charles Lindbergh: The Crowded Idol

    Documentary traces the accomplishments of Charles Lindbergh, first man to fly solo across the Atlantic.

  • Biography - The Grimaldi Dynasty (Episode 971)
    Episode 971:

    The Grimaldi Dynasty

    The Grimaldi family rules the tiny principality of Monaco.

  • Biography - Hitchcock: Alfred the Great (Episode 971)
    Episode 971:

    Hitchcock: Alfred the Great

    Tracing film director Alfred Hitchcock's career from the streets of Leytonstone, England, to the boulevards of Hollywood.

  • Biography - The Hilton Family (Episode 968)
    Episode 968:

    The Hilton Family

    Conrad Hilton starts a successful hotel business.

  • Biography - Biography of the Year (Episode 966)
    Episode 966:

    Biography of the Year

    Francis Collins and Craig Ventner decipher the human genome.

  • Biography - The Bee Gees (Episode 965)
    Episode 965:

    The Bee Gees

    The incredible ups and downs experienced by the Bee Gees, who triumphed during the disco era and endured throughout the days of disco backlash.

  • Biography - Che Guevara (Episode 964)
    Episode 964:

    Che Guevara

    An idol for the revolutionary youth of the later '60s and early '70s, attempting to destroy the world of bourgeois industrial capitalism and Communism.

  • Biography - Clive James Meets Katharine Hepburn (Episode 963)
    Episode 963:

    Clive James Meets Katharine Hepburn

    Australian funny man Clive James conducts an entertaining and insightful interview with screen legend Katharine Hepburn.

  • Biography - Empire of Crime: A Century of the New York Mob (Episode 962)
    Episode 962:

    Empire of Crime: A Century of the New York Mob

    Prominent New Yorkers and insiders tell of mob influence on business, entertainment and sports.

  • Biography - The Cocaine King: Pablo Escobar (Episode 962)
    Episode 962:

    The Cocaine King: Pablo Escobar

    The life of Pablo Escobar, the man responsible for creating the first international distribution system for cocaine.

  • Biography - Great Romances In History (Episode 961)
    Episode 961:

    Great Romances In History

  • Biography - Frank Costello (Episode 959)
    Episode 959:

    Frank Costello

    Mobster Frank Costello sees himself as a businessman, preferring diplomacy to violence.

  • Biography - Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa (Episode 956)
    Episode 956:

    Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa

    Actor and social activist Al Lewis, born Albert Meister, will be forever known as Grandpa on "The Munsters.".

  • Biography - Howard Carter: Triumph & Treasure (Episode 955)
    Episode 955:

    Howard Carter: Triumph & Treasure

    With money, luck and time running out, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb in 1922.

  • Biography - Buck Owens: Acting Naturally (Episode 954)
    Episode 954:

    Buck Owens: Acting Naturally

    Country music star Buck Owens picked himself up from the Texas dust bowl, dusted himself off and went on to a have a career spanning six decades.

  • Biography - Alan Jackson: The Real World (Episode 952)
    Episode 952:

    Alan Jackson: The Real World

    Country music's Alan Jackson is an overnight success.

  • Biography - George Foreman: Blow by Blow (Episode 949)
    Episode 949:

    George Foreman: Blow by Blow

    Boxer George Foreman had to battle hunger and poverty as a boy in Houston before overcoming the odds and winning the heavyweight title.

  • Biography - Cheryl Ladd: Firecracker (Episode 944)
    Episode 944:

    Cheryl Ladd: Firecracker

    Cheryl Ladd honed her singing and dancing skills, then moved to Hollywood where she became one of "Charlie's Angels.".

  • Biography - Edith Head: Designing Woman (Episode 942)
    Episode 942:

    Edith Head: Designing Woman

    Interviews and photographs reveal the woman behind many of Hollywood's most celebrated costumes, Edith Head.

  • Biography - Anne Rice: Vampires, Witches and Best Sellers (Episode 940)
    Episode 940:

    Anne Rice: Vampires, Witches and Best Sellers

    Best-selling author Anne Rice writes of vampires.

  • Biography - Frances Farmer (Episode 939)
    Episode 939:

    Frances Farmer

    Chronicling the meteoric rise of Hollywood actress Frances Farmer and her catastrophic descent into alcohol addiction and arrest.

  • Biography - Barbara Walters: A Driving Force (Episode 938)
    Episode 938:

    Barbara Walters: A Driving Force

    Barbara Walters interviews the famous and the infamous.

  • Biography - Ben Vereen: The Hard Way (Episode 935)
    Episode 935:

    Ben Vereen: The Hard Way

    Profiling the life and career of entertainer Ben Vereen, who helped break racial barriers on Broadway.

  • Biography - Cathy Rigby: Finding the Balance (Episode 934)
    Episode 934:

    Cathy Rigby: Finding the Balance

    Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby transitions to show business.

  • Biography - Chuck Norris (Episode 932)
    Episode 932:

    Chuck Norris

    Martial artist Chuck Norris parlays his skills into an acting career.

  • Biography - Gary Coleman (Episode 931)
    Episode 931:

    Gary Coleman

    Actor Gary Coleman finds success as a child star.

  • Biography - Godfathers vs. the Law (Episode 927)
    Episode 927:

    Godfathers vs. the Law

    Profile of how the American justice system deals with organized crime.

  • Biography - Don Johnson (Episode 926)
    Episode 926:

    Don Johnson

    Don Johnson stars in TV's "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges."

  • Biography - Idi Amin: Monster in Disguise (Episode 926)
    Episode 926:

    Idi Amin: Monster in Disguise

    Uganda's Idi Amin secretly orders the murder of thousands of his people.

  • Biography - Genovese: Portrait of a Crime Family (Episode 924)
    Episode 924:

    Genovese: Portrait of a Crime Family

    The Genovese family shows a ruthless determination to remain all-powerful in the mob world.

  • Biography - Cesar Romero: In a Class by Himself (Episode 922)
    Episode 922:

    Cesar Romero: In a Class by Himself

    "Latin lover" Cesar Romero has a 60-year screen career.

  • Biography - Adam West (Episode 921)
    Episode 921:

    Adam West

    Actor Adam West is typecast after performing as television's "Batman."

  • Biography - Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood (Episode 920)
    Episode 920:

    Child Stars II: Growing Up Hollywood

    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; Brooke Shields; Ron Howard; Fred Savage; Dakota Fanning; Kurt Russell; Mayim Bialik.

  • Biography - The Gabors: Fame, Fortune and Romance (Episode 920)
    Episode 920:

    The Gabors: Fame, Fortune and Romance

    Profiling Hungarian sisters, Zsa Zsa, Magda and Eva Gabor, who lived lives of wealth, fame and tragedy.

  • Biography - David Hasselhoff (Episode 918)
    Episode 918:

    David Hasselhoff

    Actor and singer David Hasselhoff's "Baywatch" draws an audience of more than one billion.

  • Biography - Emily Carr (Episode 917)
    Episode 917:

    Emily Carr

  • Biography - David Crosby: Finding Harmony (Episode 917)
    Episode 917:

    David Crosby: Finding Harmony

    Profiling the life of musician David Crosby, founder of the Byrds and part of Crosby, Stills and Nash.

  • Biography - Alex Colville (Episode 916)
    Episode 916:

    Alex Colville

  • Biography - Bob Dylan (Episode 916)
    Episode 916:

    Bob Dylan

    How singer Bob Dylan became "the voice of a generation" in the 1960s, his struggles to raise a family and his conversion to Christianity.

  • Biography - Arthur Shawcross (Episode 915)
    Episode 915:

    Arthur Shawcross

    Serial killer Arthur Shawcross kills 11 women and two children.

  • Biography - Home Improvement (Episode 914)
    Episode 914:

    Home Improvement

    TV's "Home Improvement" takes a fresh look at family relationships.

  • Biography - The Brady Bunch (Episode 911)
    Episode 911:

    The Brady Bunch

    The TV show's creators and stars remember "The Brady Bunch.".

  • Biography - Art Linkletter: Made for TV (Episode 911)
    Episode 911:

    Art Linkletter: Made for TV

    Former hobo Art Linkletter soars to success on television.

  • Biography - Heather Locklear (Episode 910)
    Episode 910:

    Heather Locklear

    Beauty Heather Locklear wins stardom on TV's "Dynasty."

  • Biography - Diahann Carroll (Episode 910)
    Episode 910:

    Diahann Carroll

    Diahann Carroll breaks new ground for black Americans in show business.

  • Biography - Fathers and Sons in Hollywood (Episode 909)
    Episode 909:

    Fathers and Sons in Hollywood

    Celebrity fathers and sons discuss the challenges of the show-business family.

  • Biography - The Guccis (Episode 905)
    Episode 905:

    The Guccis

    The Guccis weave intrigue and scandal into their becoming one of the most-famous fashion families of the century.

  • Biography - Brooke Shields (Episode 903)
    Episode 903:

    Brooke Shields

    Actress Brooke Shields has an often-controversial career.

  • Biography - Farouk (Episode 903)
    Episode 903:

    Farouk

    Gamel Abdul Nasser's revolution overthrows Egyptian King Farouk.

  • Biography - Celine Dion (Episode 902)
    Episode 902:

    Celine Dion

    Singer Celine Dion soars to fame with her blockbuster hit "My Heart Will Go On."

  • Biography - Billy Graham (Episode 900)
    Episode 900:

    Billy Graham

    Spiritual leader Billy Graham has dedicated more than 40 years to preaching.

  • Biography - Diana's Butler Speaks (Episode 898)
    Episode 898:

    Diana's Butler Speaks

    Paul Burrell, butler to the late Princess Diana, pens a book containing shocking revelations.

  • Biography - Ed McMahon: America's Sidekick (Episode 897)
    Episode 897:

    Ed McMahon: America's Sidekick

    As host of "Star Search," Ed McMahon helps the careers of many performers.

  • Biography - Christopher Walken (Episode 894)
    Episode 894:

    Christopher Walken

    Christopher Walken worked as a lion tamer and dreamed of finding fame through dancing, but his edgy charm led to decades of success on stage and screen, from "The Deer Hunter" to "Catch Me If You Can."

  • Biography - Catherine Zeta-Jones (Episode 890)
    Episode 890:

    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    The Welsh beauty is a doting mother of two and the queen of the red carpet.

  • Biography - Henry Winkler (Episode 890)
    Episode 890:

    Henry Winkler

    Henry Winkler was ready to leave Hollywood, but decided to go on one last audition for a new show called "Happy Days.".

  • Biography - The Chicago Mob (Episode 889)
    Episode 889:

    The Chicago Mob

  • Biography - Colonel Robert McCormick: Chicago Press Baron (Episode 888)
    Episode 888:

    Colonel Robert McCormick: Chicago Press Baron

    Col. Robert McCormick makes The Chicago Tribune an influential newspaper.

  • Biography - George VI: The Reluctant King (Episode 887)
    Episode 887:

    George VI: The Reluctant King

    A portrait of George VI, the father of Elizabeth II, includes how he rescued the monarchy from near ruin.

  • Biography - Boone and Crockett: The Hunter Heroes (Episode 886)
    Episode 886:

    Boone and Crockett: The Hunter Heroes

  • Biography - Deborah Kerr (Episode 886)
    Episode 886:

    Deborah Kerr

    Actress Deborah Kerr is nominated for six Oscars.

  • Biography - Gil Evans (Episode 885)
    Episode 885:

    Gil Evans

  • Biography - Hulk Hogan (Episode 885)
    Episode 885:

    Hulk Hogan

    Wrestler Hulk Hogan turns the sport into a billion-dollar industry.

  • Biography - Elton John (Episode 883)
    Episode 883:

    Elton John

    Legendary rock star Elton John prepares for his show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

  • Biography - Gerald Ford: Healing the Presidency (Episode 882)
    Episode 882:

    Gerald Ford: Healing the Presidency

    Examining how Gerald Ford's honesty and integrity restored the nation's confidence in the White House.

  • Biography - Dick Powell: Thanks a Million (Episode 881)
    Episode 881:

    Dick Powell: Thanks a Million

    Musical star Dick Powell switches to dramatic acting in "Murder My Sweet."

  • Biography - Clint Black: A Better Man (Episode 880)
    Episode 880:

    Clint Black: A Better Man

    Country-western star Clint Black's first album produces five number-one hits.

  • Biography - Faithless (Episode 879)
    Episode 879:

    Faithless

    Dido's brother, a DJ, a rapper, and haunting vocalist Jamie Catto make up one of the world's biggest dance music acts; the career of Faithless, from niche London band to international success with "Insomnia."

  • Biography - Candice Bergen: Taken Seriously (Episode 876)
    Episode 876:

    Candice Bergen: Taken Seriously

    A profile of Candice Bergen's life and career, starting with her childhood as the daughter of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.

  • Biography - Albert Goering (Episode 875)
    Episode 875:

    Albert Goering

    Albert Goering, the brother of the infamous founder of the Gestapo, saves hundreds of Jews from concentration camps.

  • Biography - General Bernard Law Montgomery (Episode 874)
    Episode 874:

    General Bernard Law Montgomery

    A profile of the World War II British general, Bernard Law Montgomery, who chased Rommel out of North Africa.

  • Biography - Ho Chi Minh (Episode 873)
    Episode 873:

    Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh was a capable but misunderstood leader.

  • Biography - Donnie Brasco Story (Episode 870)
    Episode 870:

    Donnie Brasco Story

  • Biography - George Hamilton: Playing the Movie Star (Episode 870)
    Episode 870:

    George Hamilton: Playing the Movie Star

    Chronicling actor George Hamilton's success, including his role as Dracula in "Love at First Bite.".

  • Biography - David Koresh (Episode 864)
    Episode 864:

    David Koresh

    David Koresh and many of his followers die when their compound burns.

  • Biography - George Carlin: More Than 7 Words (Episode 862)
    Episode 862:

    George Carlin: More Than 7 Words

    Acerbic comic George Carlin survives drug addiction and heart trouble.

  • Biography - Chris Rock: In Your Face (Episode 861)
    Episode 861:

    Chris Rock: In Your Face

    Comic Chris Rock's TV specials make his hip-hop humor a favorite.

  • Biography - Heather Mills (Episode 860)
    Episode 860:

    Heather Mills

    Heather Mills has a much-publicized rags-to-riches tale.

  • Biography - Charles and Anne Lindbergh: Alone Together (Episode 857)
    Episode 857:

    Charles and Anne Lindbergh: Alone Together

    Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh and author Anne Morrow Lindbergh meet praise and disdain.

  • Biography - Andrei Chikatilo (Episode 852)
    Episode 852:

    Andrei Chikatilo

  • Biography - Brad Pitt (Episode 851)
    Episode 851:

    Brad Pitt

    Tracing Brad Pitt's road to fame from his humble birthplace in Oklahoma to his star turns in movies and his marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston.

  • Biography - Georgia O'Keeffe (Episode 849)
    Episode 849:

    Georgia O'Keeffe

  • Biography - The Duke of Marlborough (Episode 847)
    Episode 847:

    The Duke of Marlborough

    Napoleon and others regard John Churchill as one of the great military strategists of the 1800s.

  • Biography - Bonnie Prince Charlie (Episode 846)
    Episode 846:

    Bonnie Prince Charlie

    Bonnie Prince Charlie leads a Highland army in a desperate bid to win back the throne of his ancestors.

  • Biography - Fred Rogers (Episode 844)
    Episode 844:

    Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers is a cultural icon and kindly neighbor to generations of American children.

  • Biography - Edith Piaf (Episode 843)
    Episode 843:

    Edith Piaf

    Edith Piaf's warbling sentimental ballads have provided a soundtrack for generations of heartbroken fans; the tragedy-laden lyrics reflected The Little Sparrow's own deeply troubled life.

  • Biography - Chairman Mao (Episode 843)
    Episode 843:

    Chairman Mao

    Profiling Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese social reformer who is remembered as one of the bloodiest dictators of the 20th century.

  • Biography - David Blaine (Episode 842)
    Episode 842:

    David Blaine

    Magician David Blaine is famed for his wild endurance stunts.

  • Biography - Hermann Goering (Episode 842)
    Episode 842:

    Hermann Goering

    Hermann Goering, founder of the Gestapo and inventor of concentration camps.

  • Biography - Harold Shipman (Episode 839)
    Episode 839:

    Harold Shipman

    British doctor Harold Shipman is believed to be responsible for killing hundreds of his patients.

  • Biography - Admiral Lord Nelson (Episode 839)
    Episode 839:

    Admiral Lord Nelson

    Profiling the life and career of British naval hero Lord Nelson.

  • Biography - Anne Frank: The Life of a Young Girl (Episode 838)
    Episode 838:

    Anne Frank: The Life of a Young Girl

    A young diarist hides from the Nazis with her family but, at 15, dies of typhus at Bergen Belsen concentration camp.

  • Biography - Dian Fossey (Episode 837)
    Episode 837:

    Dian Fossey

    Paleontologist Dian Fossey lives among the mountain gorillas.

  • Biography - The Google Boys (Episode 835)
    Episode 835:

    The Google Boys

    Sergey Brin and Larry Page introduce the world to the Google search engine.

  • Biography - Forever Ella (Episode 834)
    Episode 834:

    Forever Ella

    Popular singer Ella Fitzgerald; performances; her last full interview.

  • Biography - George Reeves (Episode 833)
    Episode 833:

    George Reeves

    Despite a suicide verdict, some people believe actor George Reeves ("Superman") was murdered.

  • Biography - Federico Fellini (Episode 832)
    Episode 832:

    Federico Fellini

    Director Federico Fellini's works are widely praised for visual boldness and exuberant spontaneity.

  • Biography - Bob Crane (Episode 832)
    Episode 832:

    Bob Crane

    Actor Bob Crane's 1978 murder revealed a darker side of his life.

  • Biography - Diego Rivera (Episode 831)
    Episode 831:

    Diego Rivera

    Mexican artist Diego Rivera reintroduces fresco painting into modern art and architecture.

  • Biography - Donald O'Connor: Make 'Em Laugh (Episode 830)
    Episode 830:

    Donald O'Connor: Make 'Em Laugh

    Profiling the life and career of song-and-dance man Donald O'Connor ("Singin' in the Rain," "There's No Business Like Show Business").

  • Biography - Ernest Borgnine (Episode 828)
    Episode 828:

    Ernest Borgnine

    Interviews with actors Tony Curtis and Tim Conway highlight a profile of Oscar-winning actor Ernest Borgnine.

  • Biography - Bram Stoker (Episode 827)
    Episode 827:

    Bram Stoker

    A look at the life and times of the master of macabre, Bram Stoker, who took folk tales and legends and fashioned them into horror's greatest antihero: Dracula.

  • Biography - Harold Robbins: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy (Episode 827)
    Episode 827:

    Harold Robbins: Fact, Fiction and Fantasy

    The sexual writing of Harold Robbins took him out of a comfortable job and brought him fame, fortune and a house in the south of France.

  • Biography - Boss Tweed (Episode 824)
    Episode 824:

    Boss Tweed

    As head of New York City's notorious Tammany Hall, William Marcy Tweed controls patronage and nominations to public office.

  • Biography - Alan Bates (Episode 823)
    Episode 823:

    Alan Bates

    His maverick performances in "Angry Young Men", "Women in Love" and "The Fixer" are esteemed in film history as some of the finest character portrayals of all time; find out what Alan Bates was really like.

  • Biography - Ann Miller: I'm Still Here (Episode 822)
    Episode 822:

    Ann Miller: I'm Still Here

    Dancer Ann Miller stars in 1940s MGM musicals.

  • Biography - Ian Fleming (Episode 820)
    Episode 820:

    Ian Fleming

    Author Ian Fleming creates the immortal character James Bond.

  • Biography - George Washington: American Revolutionary (Episode 820)
    Episode 820:

    George Washington: American Revolutionary

    George Washington builds a brilliant military career.

  • Biography - Don Knotts (Episode 819)
    Episode 819:

    Don Knotts

    Co-stars of Don Knotts talk about their experiences with the actor.

  • Biography - Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face (Episode 818)
    Episode 818:

    Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face

    Actor Dick Van Dyke loses his marriage to shyness and alcoholism; family friends and coworkers are interviewed.

  • Biography - Dr. Robert Atkins (Episode 816)
    Episode 816:

    Dr. Robert Atkins

    Dr. Robert C. Atkins promotes a low-carbohydrate diet.

  • Biography - Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show (Episode 816)
    Episode 816:

    Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show

    Friends and associates take part in a portrait of edgy comedian Andy Kaufman.

  • Biography - Irving Berlin: An American Song (Episode 815)
    Episode 815:

    Irving Berlin: An American Song

    Successful and prolific songwriter Irving Berlin defines over a half-century of America's popular culture.

  • Biography - Anna and the King: The True Story of Anna Leonowens (Episode 814)
    Episode 814:

    Anna and the King: The True Story of Anna Leonowens

    English teacher Anna Leonowens and Siamese King Mongkut become the subject of the story told on stage and film.

  • Biography - Biography of the Year 2004 (Episode 813)
    Episode 813:

    Biography of the Year 2004

    A countdown of 2004's most influential personalities.

  • Biography - Biography of the Year (Episode 813)
    Episode 813:

    Biography of the Year

    Host Harry Smith announces the subject of the episode, the biography of the year.

  • Biography - Gene Simmons (Episode 812)
    Episode 812:

    Gene Simmons

    KISS co-founder Gene Simmons parlays his success into movies, television and publishing.

  • Biography - The House of Windsor: Survival of a Dynasty (Episode 812)
    Episode 812:

    The House of Windsor: Survival of a Dynasty

    Biographers, historians and intimates profile Britain's royal family of the 20th century, the House of Windsor.

  • Biography - Bob Barker (Episode 810)
    Episode 810:

    Bob Barker

    Over the course of his long career as a game-show host, Bob Barker has given away more than $100 million, worked for animal rights and endured scandal.

  • Biography - Britney Spears (Episode 808)
    Episode 808:

    Britney Spears

  • Biography - Beyonce (Episode 807)
    Episode 807:

    Beyonce

    Singer Beyoncé makes acting success her next goal.

  • Biography - The Hitmakers (Episode 802)
    Episode 802:

    The Hitmakers

    Carol King, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka.

  • Biography - Elvis '56 (Episode 801)
    Episode 801:

    Elvis '56

    Rare performance clips and on-tour photographs reveal how Elvis became a living legend.

  • Biography - Hey, Hey We're the Monkees (Episode 800)
    Episode 800:

    Hey, Hey We're the Monkees

    The madcap musicians relive the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Biography - Christopher Reeve: Triumph, Tragedy and Courage (Episode 798)
    Episode 798:

    Christopher Reeve: Triumph, Tragedy and Courage

    Actor Christopher Reeve, who plays "Superman" in the movies, offers hope of walking again to others with spinal injuries.

  • Biography - Angie Dickinson (Episode 798)
    Episode 798:

    Angie Dickinson

    A profile of actress Angie Dickinson includes insight into her marriage to composer Burt Bacharach and her hit TV series "Police Woman.".

  • Biography - Elvis: The Great Performances (Episode 797)
    Episode 797:

    Elvis: The Great Performances

    Highlights include the first recording by Elvis, home movie clips, his first screen test, and performances of "All Shook Up" and "Always On My Mind"; presented by Priscilla Presley.

  • Biography - Great Romances: Shirley Temple and Charles Black (Episode 796)
    Episode 796:

    Great Romances: Shirley Temple and Charles Black

  • Biography - Fred Gwynne: More Than a Munster (Episode 796)
    Episode 796:

    Fred Gwynne: More Than a Munster

    Profiling the life and career of actor Fred Gwynne, famous for his roles in "The Munsters" and "Car 54, Where Are You?".

  • Biography - Infamous Murders: Political Assassinations (Episode 794)
    Episode 794:

    Infamous Murders: Political Assassinations

  • Biography - Ingrid Bergman (Episode 793)
    Episode 793:

    Ingrid Bergman

    Among the acting awards won by Swedish-born Ingrid Bergman are three Oscars, three Golden Globes and an Emmy.

  • Biography - Donna Karan (Episode 792)
    Episode 792:

    Donna Karan

    Donna Karan becomes one of the most recognizable names in fashion.

  • Biography - Great Romances: Dorothy Dandridge and Otto Preminger (Episode 791)
    Episode 791:

    Great Romances: Dorothy Dandridge and Otto Preminger

  • Biography - Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (Episode 791)
    Episode 791:

    Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act

    A profile of Oscar-winning actor Don Ameche, famous for his roles in "The Alexander Graham Bell Story" and "Cocoon.".

  • Biography - Infamous Murders: Murdered on Duty (Episode 789)
    Episode 789:

    Infamous Murders: Murdered on Duty

  • Biography - Crime Central: Key West (Episode 788)
    Episode 788:

    Crime Central: Key West

  • Biography - Great Romances: John and Bo Derek (Episode 787)
    Episode 787:

    Great Romances: John and Bo Derek

  • Biography - Charles Atlas: Modern Day Hercules (Episode 786)
    Episode 786:

    Charles Atlas: Modern Day Hercules

    Charles Atlas develops a successful exercise program.

  • Biography - Infamous Murders: Murder by Decree (Episode 785)
    Episode 785:

    Infamous Murders: Murder by Decree

  • Biography - Great Romances: Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom (Episode 783)
    Episode 783:

    Great Romances: Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom

  • Biography - Brian Epstein (Episode 782)
    Episode 782:

    Brian Epstein

    Brian Epstein successfully manages the Beatles but later commits suicide.

  • Biography - Infamous Murders: Final Justice (Episode 781)
    Episode 781:

    Infamous Murders: Final Justice

  • Biography - Coup d'Etat: The Men Who Killed Kennedy (Episode 780)
    Episode 780:

    Coup d'Etat: The Men Who Killed Kennedy

  • Biography - Drew Barrymore (Episode 779)
    Episode 779:

    Drew Barrymore

    Young Drew Barrymore becomes a substance-abuser but turns her life around and becomes a successful actress again.

  • Biography - Great Romances: Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay (Episode 776)
    Episode 776:

    Great Romances: Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay

  • Biography - Infamous Murders: Deadly Kidnappings (Episode 774)
    Episode 774:

    Infamous Murders: Deadly Kidnappings

  • Biography - Bob Fosse (Episode 774)
    Episode 774:

    Bob Fosse

    Bob Fosse choreographs "The Pajama Game," "Sweet Charity" and "Cabaret" in the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Biography - American Justice: Murder by Mercedes (Episode 773)
    Episode 773:

    American Justice: Murder by Mercedes

  • Biography - Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows (Episode 773)
    Episode 773:

    Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows

    Wrestler Bret Hart.

  • Biography - Dorothy Dandridge (Episode 771)
    Episode 771:

    Dorothy Dandridge

    A profile of black actress Dorothy Dandridge, who broke racial barriers to become a star but committed suicide after years of depression.

  • Biography - The Everly Brothers (Episode 769)
    Episode 769:

    The Everly Brothers

    Profiling the lives and careers of successful singing duo Phil and Don Everly, famous for "Bye, Bye Love" and "Wake Up, Little Susie.".

  • Biography - Harry Connick Jr. (Episode 767)
    Episode 767:

    Harry Connick Jr.

    Harry Connick Jr. goes from New Orleans' child jazz prodigy to Big Band crooning and acting stardom.

  • Biography - Bill Bradley: In the Game (Episode 765)
    Episode 765:

    Bill Bradley: In the Game

    Bill Bradley, professional basketball player, becomes a U.S. senator.

  • Biography - Hugh Jackman Update (Episode 763)
    Episode 763:

    Hugh Jackman Update

  • Biography - The Bloomingdales (Episode 763)
    Episode 763:

    The Bloomingdales

    The Bloomingdales' hoop-skirt business becomes a department store chain.

  • Biography - By Demand (Episode 762)
    Episode 762:

    By Demand

    Viewers vote for their favorite subject.

  • Biography - Beast of the Ukraine (Episode 760)
    Episode 760:

    Beast of the Ukraine

    After several arrests, Ukrainian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo is convicted and executed in 1994.

  • Biography - Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Update (Episode 758)
    Episode 758:

    Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner Update

  • Biography - Barack Obama 2012 Update (Episode 757)
    Episode 757:

    Barack Obama 2012 Update

  • Biography - Bobby Fischer (Episode 757)
    Episode 757:

    Bobby Fischer

    World chess champion Bobby Fischer becomes a recluse after losing his title.

  • Biography - The Beatles' Women 2012 Update (Episode 756)
    Episode 756:

    The Beatles' Women 2012 Update

  • Biography - Gucci Family Dynasty Update (Episode 755)
    Episode 755:

    Gucci Family Dynasty Update

  • Biography - Arthur Ashe (Episode 755)
    Episode 755:

    Arthur Ashe

    Tennis champion Arthur Ashe breaks the color line in tournament after tournament.

  • Biography - Hayley Mills: Seeing Double (Episode 755)
    Episode 755:

    Hayley Mills: Seeing Double

    Hayley Mills, daughter of an actor and a playwright, acts at an early age.

  • Biography - Giorgio Armani Update (Episode 754)
    Episode 754:

    Giorgio Armani Update

  • Biography - Brian Wilson (Episode 754)
    Episode 754:

    Brian Wilson

    Profile of singer-songwriter Brian Wilson, leader of the music group the Beach Boys, whose experimentation with drugs led to years of reclusion. Includes interviews with Beach Boys Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston.

  • Biography - Abbie Hoffman (Episode 754)
    Episode 754:

    Abbie Hoffman

    Counter-culture radical Abbie Hoffman goes underground.

  • Biography - Hollywood Home Movies (Episode 753)
    Episode 753:

    Hollywood Home Movies

    Hollywood stars relax and spend family time in home movies.

  • Biography - The Harry Potter Kids 2012 Update (Episode 752)
    Episode 752:

    The Harry Potter Kids 2012 Update

  • Biography - Harlem Globetrotters (Episode 752)
    Episode 752:

    Harlem Globetrotters

    The story of comic basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, includes interviews with former players and actor Bill Cosby.

  • Biography - Fyodor Dostoevsky (Episode 751)
    Episode 751:

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Russian engineer Fyodor Dostoevsky turns to literature when he becomes involved in revolutionary circles.

  • Biography - Gallo Brothers (Episode 751)
    Episode 751:

    Gallo Brothers

    Brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo create a great winery.

  • Biography - Halle Berry Update (Episode 750)
    Episode 750:

    Halle Berry Update

  • Biography - George W. Bush: The Son Also Rises (Episode 750)
    Episode 750:

    George W. Bush: The Son Also Rises

    Candid interviews describe George W. Bush.

  • Biography - George Jones (Episode 749)
    Episode 749:

    George Jones

    The five-decade career of singer George Jones.

  • Biography - Charles Ng and Leonard Lake (Episode 749)
    Episode 749:

    Charles Ng and Leonard Lake

    Serial killers Charles Ng and Leonard Lake document their plans.

  • Biography - Ethel Merman (Episode 747)
    Episode 747:

    Ethel Merman

    A profile of singer Ethel Merman's career includes musical numbers from several of her feature films and Broadway shows.

  • Biography - Frida Kahlo (Episode 746)
    Episode 746:

    Frida Kahlo

    Pain and the suffering of women are recurring themes in the works of artist Frida Kahlo.

  • Biography - Brad Pitt Update (Episode 745)
    Episode 745:

    Brad Pitt Update

  • Biography - George Clooney Update (Episode 744)
    Episode 744:

    George Clooney Update

  • Biography - Brad Pitt (Episode 742)
    Episode 742:

    Brad Pitt

    Early career struggles force Brad Pitt to work at odd jobs to pay for acting lessons; a breakthrough role on "Thelma and Louise" puts him on the road to superstardom.

  • Biography - Henry Lee Lucas (Episode 742)
    Episode 742:

    Henry Lee Lucas

    Serial killer Henry Lee Lucas may have exaggerated the number of his crimes.

  • Biography - Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge (Episode 740)
    Episode 740:

    Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge

  • Biography - Farrah Fawcett (Episode 740)
    Episode 740:

    Farrah Fawcett

    Farrah Fawcett tries to rebuild her life after two failed marriages.

  • Biography - Hunter S. Thompson (Episode 739)
    Episode 739:

    Hunter S. Thompson

    Writer Hunter S. Thompson mixes journalism, subjectivity and fiction.

  • Biography - Barbara Hutton (Episode 738)
    Episode 738:

    Barbara Hutton

    Profile of Woolworth fortune heiress Barbara Hutton, who enjoyed a life filled with riches, privileges and seven husbands.

  • Biography - Beast of the Ukraine: Andrei Chikatilo (Episode 737)
    Episode 737:

    Beast of the Ukraine: Andrei Chikatilo

    After several arrests, Ukrainian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo is convicted and executed in 1994.

  • Biography - Ashton Kutcher Update (Episode 736)
    Episode 736:

    Ashton Kutcher Update

  • Biography - Allan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye (Episode 736)
    Episode 736:

    Allan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye

    Allan Pinkerton becomes an innovator in the world of fighting crime.

  • Biography - Hugh Grant (Episode 735)
    Episode 735:

    Hugh Grant

    Hugh Grant is one of the UK's most bankable talents and has been in film for more than 10 years.

  • Biography - Gwyneth Paltrow; William Shakespeare (Episode 735)
    Episode 735:

    Gwyneth Paltrow; William Shakespeare

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow; playwright William Shakespeare.

  • Biography - Gordon Ramsey (Episode 733)
    Episode 733:

    Gordon Ramsey

    Chef Gordon Ramsey.

  • Biography - Heinz: The Ketchup Kings (Episode 733)
    Episode 733:

    Heinz: The Ketchup Kings

    The story of the Heinz family's three generations which helped build an international business giant with their famous ketchup.

  • Biography - Doc Holliday (Episode 732)
    Episode 732:

    Doc Holliday

    Dentist and gambler John Henry "Doc" Holliday joins Wyatt Earp at the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral.

  • Biography - Ben Affleck (Episode 731)
    Episode 731:

    Ben Affleck

    His status as a Hollywood heavyweight has been assured as much by his high-profile relationships with JLo and Gwyneth Paltrow as it has by his films; chart Ben Affleck's rise to the top.

  • Biography - Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen; William Shakespeare (Episode 731)
    Episode 731:

    Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen; William Shakespeare

    England's Queen Elizabeth I; playwright William Shakespeare.

  • Biography - Gene Tierney: A Shattered Portrait (Episode 728)
    Episode 728:

    Gene Tierney: A Shattered Portrait

    A profile of the life and career of actress Gene Tierney includes intimate interviews, rare movie clips and photos.

  • Biography - Hollywood: From Homely to Hot (Episode 725)
    Episode 725:

    Hollywood: From Homely to Hot

    Celebrities' transformations into hot Hollywood stars; child actors, reality stars and band geeks.

  • Biography - Glee: Keep on Believin' (Episode 724)
    Episode 724:

    Glee: Keep on Believin'

    How the creators came up with the idea for this groundbreaking show and how they managed to resuscitate the television musical.

  • Biography - Cartier: Jewelers to the Kings (Episode 724)
    Episode 724:

    Cartier: Jewelers to the Kings

    The House of Cartier revolutionizes the jeweler's art, defines the Art Deco movement and caters to royalty.

  • Biography - Biography (Episode 723)
    Episode 723:

    Biography

    Jesse Ventura.

  • Biography - Biography (Episode 722)
    Episode 722:

    Biography

    Eberhard Kossmann.

  • Biography - Biography (Episode 721)
    Episode 721:

    Biography

    Gunther Peter.

  • Biography - Biography (Episode 720)
    Episode 720:

    Biography

    Aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt.

  • Biography - Fallen Centerfolds (Episode 717)
    Episode 717:

    Fallen Centerfolds

    Beautiful women whose temptations had disastrous consequences.

  • Biography - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Episode 717)
    Episode 717:

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    Bohemian artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's posters and prints capture the joyous spirit of the "belle epoque."

  • Biography - America's 10 Most Hated (Episode 716)
    Episode 716:

    America's 10 Most Hated

    Counting down the most hated person in America.

  • Biography - Elizabeth Montgomery (Episode 716)
    Episode 716:

    Elizabeth Montgomery

    Actress Elizabeth Montgomery and "Bewitched."

  • Biography - Celebrity Mistresses (Episode 715)
    Episode 715:

    Celebrity Mistresses

    The romance and the cost of being a celebrity mistress.

  • Biography - Cecil B. DeMille (Episode 714)
    Episode 714:

    Cecil B. DeMille

    Hollywood directing legend Cecil B. DeMille becomes known for his "spectaculars."

  • Biography - Dr. Joyce Brothers (Episode 713)
    Episode 713:

    Dr. Joyce Brothers

    Chronicling the life and career of celebrity psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, including the quiz-show appearance that started her rise to stardom.

  • Biography - Chelsea Handler (Episode 712)
    Episode 712:

    Chelsea Handler

    Chelsea Handler; a best-selling author, comedian, talk show host, actress, producer and more.

  • Biography - Ann Landers (Episode 711)
    Episode 711:

    Ann Landers

    Advice columnist Ann Landers.

  • Biography - Dr. Laura Schlessinger: Tough Talker (Episode 710)
    Episode 710:

    Dr. Laura Schlessinger: Tough Talker

    Profiling radio talk show host Laura Schlessinger and her message of personal responsibility. Includes insight on her rise to stardom and her relationships.

  • Biography - Hollywoods Baddest Breakups (Episode 709)
    Episode 709:

    Hollywoods Baddest Breakups

    The ten most explosive and expensive breakups of the past decade.

  • Biography - Biography (Episode 709)
    Episode 709:

    Biography

    Architect Helmut Jahn.

  • Biography - The Bronte Sisters (Episode 707)
    Episode 707:

    The Bronte Sisters

    Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte write under pen names in the 1850s.

  • Biography - George Clooney (Episode 706)
    Episode 706:

    George Clooney

    Actor George Clooney. 2011 update.

  • Biography - Chris Evert (Episode 706)
    Episode 706:

    Chris Evert

    Tennis champion Chris Evert becomes one of the world's most popular athletes.

  • Biography - Christian Bale (Episode 705)
    Episode 705:

    Christian Bale

    Oscars 2011 Best Supporting Actor Nominee Christian Bale.

  • Biography - Drew Carey (Episode 704)
    Episode 704:

    Drew Carey

    Drew Carey and his unique career that has been topped by few in the past 18 years.

  • Biography - Anwar Sadat (Episode 704)
    Episode 704:

    Anwar Sadat

    Egyptian president Anwar Sadat attacks Israel, then makes peace.

  • Biography - Andre the Giant (Episode 702)
    Episode 702:

    Andre the Giant

    A poor French farm boy with a growth disorder becomes a famous wrestler as Andre the Giant.

  • Biography - Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows (Episode 701)
    Episode 701:

    Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows

    Memories of his father haunt actor Anthony Perkins ("Psycho").

  • Biography - Bob Marley (Episode 699)
    Episode 699:

    Bob Marley

    Jamaican Bob Marley spreads reggae music worldwide.

  • Biography - The Beautiful South (Episode 696)
    Episode 696:

    The Beautiful South

    The Hull-based collective formed from the ashes of The Housemartins and, despite numerous line-up changes and solo projects, continue to release quality "Songs For Whoever."

  • Biography - Fight Club (Episode 695)
    Episode 695:

    Fight Club

  • Biography - Dennis Quaid (Episode 695)
    Episode 695:

    Dennis Quaid

    He hit the big time with "The Big Easy" and married starlet Meg Ryan, but drugs, alcohol and divorce took their toll on Dennis Quaid until "The Day After Tomorrow" brought a tidal wave of success.

  • Biography - Angelina Jolie (Episode 694)
    Episode 694:

    Angelina Jolie

    Actress Angelina Jolie becomes active in humanitarian work.

  • Biography - Evel Knievel: Hell on Wheels (Episode 694)
    Episode 694:

    Evel Knievel: Hell on Wheels

    Daredevil Evel Knievel accepts every challenge.

  • Biography - Hot, Famous, and Forty (Episode 692)
    Episode 692:

    Hot, Famous, and Forty

    Celebrating some of the sizzling celebrities who are still hot, and over 40.

  • Biography - The Barefoot Bandit (Episode 690)
    Episode 690:

    The Barefoot Bandit

    The story of the elusive Colt Harris, his high stakes trail through paradise, and the showdown with authorities.

  • Biography - Jack Kevorkian: Doctor Death (Episode 689)
    Episode 689:

    Jack Kevorkian: Doctor Death

    The controversial public practitioner of doctor-assisted suicide.

  • Biography - Dave Thomas (Episode 689)
    Episode 689:

    Dave Thomas

    A profile of Dave Thomas, founder of the Wendy's fast-food empire, who began his career with the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise.

  • Biography - Charlize Theron (Episode 688)
    Episode 688:

    Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron overcomes a violent childhood to become an Oscar-winning actress.

  • Biography - Colonel Sanders (Episode 687)
    Episode 687:

    Colonel Sanders

    A profile of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Harland Sanders includes interviews with his daughters Margaret and Mildred, who recount their father's rise from rags to riches.

  • Biography - Charles Whitman (Episode 685)
    Episode 685:

    Charles Whitman

    Former altar boy, Eagle Scout and tower sniper Charles Whitman killed 14 people and wounded 31 others at the University of Texas in 1966.

  • Biography - Hollywood's New Generation: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz (Episode 685)
    Episode 685:

    Hollywood's New Generation: Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz

    Three of the entertainment industry's biggest young stars: actors Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz.

  • Biography - Ben Johnson (Episode 684)
    Episode 684:

    Ben Johnson

    Olympic runner Ben Johnson tests positive for drugs and is stripped of his gold medal.

  • Biography - Florence Nightingale (Episode 683)
    Episode 683:

    Florence Nightingale

    Nurse Florence Nightingale aids wounded troops during the Crimean War.

  • Biography - Beethoven (Episode 683)
    Episode 683:

    Beethoven

    A musical genius but his popularity brought upon him the burden of fame, a strain he could not bear. Explore how Beethoven was a man of frustrating contradictions.

  • Biography - General James Longstreet: Lee's Prodigal Son (Episode 681)
    Episode 681:

    General James Longstreet: Lee's Prodigal Son

  • Biography - Cheech Marin (Episode 680)
    Episode 680:

    Cheech Marin

    Actor Cheech Marin creates a career out of many characters.

  • Biography - The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty (Episode 679)
    Episode 679:

    The Hustons: Hollywood's Maverick Dynasty

    The Hustons: actor Walter, writer/director John and actress Anjelica.

  • Biography - Halston: All-American Chic (Episode 678)
    Episode 678:

    Halston: All-American Chic

    Fashion designer Halston's client list includes many celebrities.

  • Biography - Burt Reynolds (Episode 677)
    Episode 677:

    Burt Reynolds

    Profile of actor Burt Reynolds includes insights into his rise to stardom, financial struggles and comeback.

  • Biography - Buster Keaton (Episode 676)
    Episode 676:

    Buster Keaton

  • Biography - Clare Boothe Luce: Hell on Heels (Episode 674)
    Episode 674:

    Clare Boothe Luce: Hell on Heels

    Journalist and congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce finishes up her career as U.S. ambassador to Italy.

  • Biography - Grace Kelly (Episode 672)
    Episode 672:

    Grace Kelly

    American actress Grace Kelly weds a prince.

  • Biography - Blake Edwards (Episode 670)
    Episode 670:

    Blake Edwards

    The prolific director guided Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffany's" before turning to slapstick with "The Pink Panther" films.

  • Biography - Andre Agassi (Episode 669)
    Episode 669:

    Andre Agassi

    Tennis champion Andre Agassi leads a colorful life on and off the court.

  • Biography - Debbie Harry (Episode 667)
    Episode 667:

    Debbie Harry

    Pop star Debbie Harry soars to the top of the charts with the band Blondie.

  • Biography - Connie Francis: Sweetheart of Song (Episode 665)
    Episode 665:

    Connie Francis: Sweetheart of Song

    Pop icon Connie Francis deals with mental illness after a rape and addiction to diet pills.

  • Biography - Dinah Shore (Episode 664)
    Episode 664:

    Dinah Shore

    A profile of singer and talk-show host Dinah Shore includes interviews with former President Gerald Ford, actress Angie Dickinson, family members and friends.

  • Biography - Jack Nicholson (Episode 663)
    Episode 663:

    Jack Nicholson

    Jack Nicholson becomes one of the most successful actors in Hollywood history.

  • Biography - Doris Day (Episode 663)
    Episode 663:

    Doris Day

    The life and career of actress Doris Day are explored through film clips, songs and rare photographs. Includes interviews with band leader Les Brown and actor James Garner.

  • Biography - Carmen Electra (Episode 662)
    Episode 662:

    Carmen Electra

    "Baywatch" and reality-show star Carmen Electra makes the leap from sex kitten to pop-culture icon.

  • Biography - Hedda Hopper (Episode 662)
    Episode 662:

    Hedda Hopper

    Profile of gossip columnist Hedda Hopper includes interviews with actress Janet Leigh, entertainer Steve Allen and fellow columnists Liz Smith, James Bacon and Bob Thomas.

  • Biography - Gordon Ramsay (Episode 661)
    Episode 661:

    Gordon Ramsay

    The profile of the superstar chef; rising from his rough childhood with no signs of slowing down.

  • Biography - Enrico Caruso: Voice of the Century (Episode 661)
    Episode 661:

    Enrico Caruso: Voice of the Century

    Tenor Enrico Caruso boosts opera's popularity; interviews with Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo.

  • Biography - Betty Ford: One Day at a Time (Episode 660)
    Episode 660:

    Betty Ford: One Day at a Time

    Betty Ford speaks out about breast cancer, drug dependency and alcoholism.

  • Biography - Al Gore (Episode 659)
    Episode 659:

    Al Gore

  • Biography - Elizabeth: The Reluctant Monarch (Episode 658)
    Episode 658:

    Elizabeth: The Reluctant Monarch

    Profiling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II through archival film and pictures.

  • Biography - Drew Peterson (Episode 657)
    Episode 657:

    Drew Peterson

    Drew Peterson, a former cop, is awaiting trial for the murder of his third wife.

  • Biography - Adam Sandler (Episode 657)
    Episode 657:

    Adam Sandler

    Comic Adam Sandler rises to fame after joining the cast of "Saturday Night Live."

  • Biography - Annie Oakley (Episode 657)
    Episode 657:

    Annie Oakley

    After working for Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show and befriending Sitting Bull, sharpshooter Annie Oakley sues William Randolph Hearst for libel and advocates female troops in World War I.

  • Biography - Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling With Life (Episode 656)
    Episode 656:

    Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling With Life

    Mariel Hemingway narrates a profile of her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway, filmed at locations related to his work.

  • Biography - Claus von Bulow: A Reasonable Doubt (Episode 655)
    Episode 655:

    Claus von Bulow: A Reasonable Doubt

    A profile of Claus von Bulow, who was accused and acquitted twice of the attempted murder of his wife.

  • Biography - Angela Lansbury (Episode 653)
    Episode 653:

    Angela Lansbury

    This profile of actress Angela Lansbury, star of stage, screen and television, includes interviews with actors Carol Channing, Van Johnson and Tom Bosley.

  • Biography - The Facts of Life (Episode 652)
    Episode 652:

    The Facts of Life

    Cast members of 1980s sitcom "The Facts of Life" reminisce.

  • Biography - Geraldo Rivera: Pushing the Envelope (Episode 652)
    Episode 652:

    Geraldo Rivera: Pushing the Envelope

    Profile of talk show host Geraldo Rivera includes interviews with actor Cheech Marin and colleague Hugh Downs.

  • Biography - Blondie (Episode 651)
    Episode 651:

    Blondie

    As a rock and roll story, Blondie had it all; luck, timing, love, talent, excess, drugs and redemption.

  • Biography - Condoleezza Rice (Episode 651)
    Episode 651:

    Condoleezza Rice

    National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice has a busy schedule.

  • Biography - Don Imus: Mouthing Off (Episode 651)
    Episode 651:

    Don Imus: Mouthing Off

    A profile of radio talk show host Don Imus includes insights into his past personal struggles and his rise to fame as a morning shock jock.

  • Biography - Fallen Beauty Queens (Episode 649)
    Episode 649:

    Fallen Beauty Queens

    Recent stories of beauty queen scandals involving drugs, alcohol, kidnapping, assault and porn.

  • Biography - Dan Ackroyd (Episode 649)
    Episode 649:

    Dan Ackroyd

    Dan Ackroyd, the gifted and popular comic actor was once set on a career with the police.

  • Biography - Eugene Levy (Episode 648)
    Episode 648:

    Eugene Levy

    Eugene Levy toils for 25 years before hitting it big in "American Pie."

  • Biography - Billie Jean King: Rebel With a Racket (Episode 648)
    Episode 648:

    Billie Jean King: Rebel With a Racket

    Tennis champion Billie Jean King promotes the cause of feminism.

  • Biography - Brad Pitt (Episode 647)
    Episode 647:

    Brad Pitt

    Tracing Brad Pitt's road to fame from his humble birthplace in Oklahoma to his star turns in movies and his marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston.

  • Biography - Christopher Plummer (Episode 647)
    Episode 647:

    Christopher Plummer

    Christopher Plummer struggled for 30 years to step out of the shadow of Captain Von Trapp before finding out stage acting and making Oscar-winning movies are just a few of his favorite things.

  • Biography - Ed Asner: Lovable Grouch (Episode 647)
    Episode 647:

    Ed Asner: Lovable Grouch

    Ed Asner's acting abilities have endeared him to audiences, but his political views have angered politicians.

  • Biography - Brendan Fraser (Episode 645)
    Episode 645:

    Brendan Fraser

    Brendan Fraser made a name for himself playing kooky comedic characters before becoming an action superstar in "The Mummy."

  • Biography - David Cassidy (Episode 644)
    Episode 644:

    David Cassidy

    David Cassidy becomes a teen idol on the hit TV series "The Partridge Family."

  • Biography - Billy Joel (Episode 643)
    Episode 643:

    Billy Joel

    The original piano man; a singing icon for more than 40 years.

  • Biography - Catwoman (Episode 643)
    Episode 643:

    Catwoman

    Many beautiful femme fatales portray the character "Catwoman.".

  • Biography - Helen Thomas: First Lady of the Press (Episode 643)
    Episode 643:

    Helen Thomas: First Lady of the Press

    Journalist Helen Thomas.

  • Biography - The Captains of the Final Frontier (Episode 642)
    Episode 642:

    The Captains of the Final Frontier

    Relive, analyze and shed new light on the triumphs and failures of the most legendary leaders in Starfleet history.

  • Biography - Ed Gein (Episode 642)
    Episode 642:

    Ed Gein

    A sales receipt leads police to the home of serial killer Ed Gein.

  • Biography - Ellen DeGeneres (Episode 641)
    Episode 641:

    Ellen DeGeneres

    From a Christian scientist to a stand-up comic to hosting her own talk show; Ellen DeGeneres.

  • Biography - Diana's Rock (Episode 638)
    Episode 638:

    Diana's Rock

    Diana's controversial "rock", Paul Burrell, presents his side of the story in a video diary charting his turbulent court case; brutally honest, often surprising, and always compelling.

  • Biography - Denzel Washington: The Preacher's Son (Episode 638)
    Episode 638:

    Denzel Washington: The Preacher's Son

    A profile of actor Denzel Washington includes insight into his religious upbringing and clips from "Glory" and "Malcolm X.".

  • Biography - Harrison Ford (Episode 637)
    Episode 637:

    Harrison Ford

    Actor Harrison Ford's big break comes when director George Lucas notices him doing carpentry work and asks him to read for "Star Wars."

  • Biography - Ann-Margret (Episode 634)
    Episode 634:

    Ann-Margret

    A profile of actress Ann-Margret, the sexy, red-haired starlet of the '60s who overcame alcohol dependency and depression.

  • Biography - Gene Hackman (Episode 632)
    Episode 632:

    Gene Hackman

    Not until age 30 does Gene Hackman begin seriously to pursue an acting career.

  • Biography - Frank Sinatra: The Voice of the Century (Episode 630)
    Episode 630:

    Frank Sinatra: The Voice of the Century

    A profile of actor-singer Frank Sinatra includes interviews with colleagues Henry Mancini, Cleo Laine and others.

  • Biography - George Bush: A Sense of Duty (Episode 629)
    Episode 629:

    George Bush: A Sense of Duty

  • Biography - Frank Sinatra: His Way (Episode 629)
    Episode 629:

    Frank Sinatra: His Way

    Frank Sinatra's life and career.

  • Biography - Gabrielle Roy (Episode 628)
    Episode 628:

    Gabrielle Roy

  • Biography - Barry Goldwater: Conscience of the Conservatives (Episode 627)
    Episode 627:

    Barry Goldwater: Conscience of the Conservatives

  • Biography - Ernie Kovacs: Please Stand By (Episode 627)
    Episode 627:

    Ernie Kovacs: Please Stand By

    Zany television comic Ernie Kovacs fights to keep his children.

  • Biography - Donna Reed (Episode 626)
    Episode 626:

    Donna Reed

    An Iowa girl becomes actress and political activist Donna Reed.

  • Biography - Della Reese: Outspoken Angel (Episode 624)
    Episode 624:

    Della Reese: Outspoken Angel

    Actress Della Reese's faith helps her to overcome adversity.

  • Biography - Bette Midler (Episode 623)
    Episode 623:

    Bette Midler

    Bette Midler rises from humble beginnings in the Hawaiian Islands to the top of the show-business world.

  • Biography - Don Adams (Episode 622)
    Episode 622:

    Don Adams

    Comic Don Adams portrays a bumbling spy on TV's "Get Smart."

  • Biography - Andy Warhol: A Life at the Edge (Episode 622)
    Episode 622:

    Andy Warhol: A Life at the Edge

    A profile of pop artist Andy Warhol, whose death during a routine operation still remains a mystery. Includes interviews with actor Dennis Hopper and singer Debbie Harry.

  • Biography - Dwight D. Eisenhower (Episode 620)
    Episode 620:

    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    A profile of Eisenhower recalls his journey from Abilene, Kan., to become the Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and later the 34th president of the United States.

  • Biography - Camilla Parker-Bowles: The Other Woman (Episode 619)
    Episode 619:

    Camilla Parker-Bowles: The Other Woman

    Prince Charles has a long-standing affair with Mrs. Camilla Parker-Bowles.

  • Biography - Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil (Episode 618)
    Episode 618:

    Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil

  • Biography - Christina Onassis (Episode 618)
    Episode 618:

    Christina Onassis

    Profile of Christina Onassis, the daughter of billionaire Aristotle Onassis, whose battles with depression and drug abuse ended with her death at age 37.

  • Biography - Craig David (Episode 617)
    Episode 617:

    Craig David

    Soul and R&B artist, Craig David.

  • Biography - Charlie Chaplin (Episode 615)
    Episode 615:

    Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin made over 80 films but was also blighted by scandal, insanity, personal tragedy and exile.

  • Biography - Danny DeVito (Episode 614)
    Episode 614:

    Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito; actor, director, and producer.

  • Biography - The Darkness (Episode 613)
    Episode 613:

    The Darkness

    This spandex-clad quartet didn't wait for "Permission to Land", but took the music world by storm with riff-heavy glam rock; what's next in store for Lowestoft's forces of The Darkness.

  • Biography - Blur (Episode 611)
    Episode 611:

    Blur

    Despite its insistence that "Modern Life Is Rubbish", Blur remains one of the most innovative bands around.

  • Biography - Courtney Love (Episode 609)
    Episode 609:

    Courtney Love

    Those who know her talk about singer Courtney Love.

  • Biography - Barbara Mandrell: Country's Do-Right Woman (Episode 609)
    Episode 609:

    Barbara Mandrell: Country's Do-Right Woman

    A car accident nearly destroys singer Barbara Mandrell's career.

  • Biography - Hank Williams: The Lonesome Heart of Country (Episode 608)
    Episode 608:

    Hank Williams: The Lonesome Heart of Country

    Profile of singer-songwriter Hank Williams includes interviews with his son Hank Williams Jr. and fellow country music artists.

  • Biography - Greta Garbo: The Mysterious Lady (Episode 607)
    Episode 607:

    Greta Garbo: The Mysterious Lady

    A profile of legendary actress Greta Garbo, who slipped into a hermit-like lifestyle after a self-imposed retirement.

  • Biography - Ariel Sharon (Episode 606)
    Episode 606:

    Ariel Sharon

    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon walks a political tightrope.

  • Biography - Erin Brokovich Story (Episode 604)
    Episode 604:

    Erin Brokovich Story

  • Biography - Diana: The True Story (Episode 604)
    Episode 604:

    Diana: The True Story

    Diana, Princess of Wales.

  • Biography - Fatty Arbuckle: Betrayed by Hollywood (Episode 603)
    Episode 603:

    Fatty Arbuckle: Betrayed by Hollywood

    Rape and murder charges destroy screen comic Fatty Arbuckle.

  • Biography - Charlie's Angels (Episode 600)
    Episode 600:

    Charlie's Angels

    Farrah, Kate and Jaclyn charmed TV audiences in the 70's with a mixture of crime fighting, catsuits and shiny hair, but bitter rivalries and infighting made the angels set hellish.

  • Biography - Friends (Episode 597)
    Episode 597:

    Friends

    The television series "Friends" captivates the viewing public for 10 seasons.

  • Biography - Ida Lupino: Through the Lens (Episode 597)
    Episode 597:

    Ida Lupino: Through the Lens

    Actress, director, screenwriter and producer Ida Lupino.

  • Biography - David Berkowitz (Episode 596)
    Episode 596:

    David Berkowitz

    Serial killer David Berkowitz claims to have acted at the urging of his neighbor's dog.

  • Biography - Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero (Episode 595)
    Episode 595:

    Gary Cooper: The Face of a Hero

    Clips from "High Noon" and "The Pride of the Yankees" illustrate the strong, silent persona of Gary Cooper.

  • Biography - George C. Scott: Power and Glory (Episode 592)
    Episode 592:

    George C. Scott: Power and Glory

    Profile of actor George C. Scott includes film clips and interviews, and recounts his refusal of an Oscar in 1970.

  • Biography - Bill Robinson: Mr. Bojangles (Episode 589)
    Episode 589:

    Bill Robinson: Mr. Bojangles

    A profile of dancer Bill Robinson includes film clips, newsreels and rare photos of the man who danced with Shirley Temple in several films.

  • Biography - David Seaman (Episode 588)
    Episode 588:

    David Seaman

    Famed goalkeeper David Seaman.

  • Biography - Art Buchwald: The Wit of Washington (Episode 585)
    Episode 585:

    Art Buchwald: The Wit of Washington

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Buchwald; with Frank Gifford; Mike Wallace; Ben Bradlee.

  • Biography - The Hussein Family (Episode 584)
    Episode 584:

    The Hussein Family

    Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's wives, late sons, daughters and other immediate family members.

  • Biography - Frankie Dettori (Episode 583)
    Episode 583:

    Frankie Dettori

    Frankie Dettori becomes a star both in and out of horse racing.

  • Biography - Danielle Steel (Episode 582)
    Episode 582:

    Danielle Steel

    With a life as compelling as any of her best-sellers, Danielle Steel has had a roller coaster ride of professional success and personal tragedy.

  • Biography - Criss Angel (Episode 581)
    Episode 581:

    Criss Angel

    Criss Angel the magician, illusionist, musician,escapologist, mystifier and stunt performer.

  • Biography - Diana (Episode 580)
    Episode 580:

    Diana

    Interviews with Diana's family and friends reveal a lonely existence for the Princess of Wales.

  • Biography - The Coors: A Family Brew (Episode 580)
    Episode 580:

    The Coors: A Family Brew

    Interviews with family members and biographer Russ Banham help profile the controversial Coors family, known for its signature beer.

  • Biography - Diana (Episode 579)
    Episode 579:

    Diana

    Diana's sense of betrayal and rejection begin during her childhood and worsen in her adult life.

  • Biography - The Flying Wallendas: Legends of the High Wire (Episode 579)
    Episode 579:

    The Flying Wallendas: Legends of the High Wire

    Profile of the Wallenda family, whose high-wire act has dazzled crowds of all ages and sometimes turned deadly.

  • Biography - Black Sabbath (Episode 578)
    Episode 578:

    Black Sabbath

    Profile of Ozzy Osbourne's band whose macabre fantasies gave birth to the heavy metal genre. The band saw 22 different members before it fell to the demons of drugs and alcohol.

  • Biography - Calvin Klein: A Stylish Obsession (Episode 577)
    Episode 577:

    Calvin Klein: A Stylish Obsession

    Fashion designer Calvin Klein.

  • Biography - Alan Parker (Episode 576)
    Episode 576:

    Alan Parker

    Alan Parker goes from advertising copywriter to cinematic legend.

  • Biography - The Carpenters (Episode 576)
    Episode 576:

    The Carpenters

    Interviews with Richard Carpenter and his sister Karen's best friends help tell the story of the musical duo whose rise to the top of the charts ended tragically.

  • Biography - Charles Kuralt: A Life on the Road (Episode 572)
    Episode 572:

    Charles Kuralt: A Life on the Road

    The life and career of newsman Charles Kuralt.

  • Biography - Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet (Episode 568)
    Episode 568:

    Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet

    An interview with actor Richard Gere helps profile Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama and spiritual leader of Tibet.

  • Biography - Cinque: Freedom Fighter (Episode 563)
    Episode 563:

    Cinque: Freedom Fighter

    In 1839 Joseph Cinque leads a successful revolt aboard the Spanish slave ship La Amistad.

  • Biography - Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Psychic (Episode 562)
    Episode 562:

    Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Psychic

    Profile of psychic Edgar Cayce, known for his outstanding predictions made in a self-induced sleep state.

  • Biography - Ed O'Neill (Episode 557)
    Episode 557:

    Ed O'Neill

    Actor Ed O'Neill appears in many films and TV shows including "Modern Family" and "Married... With Children."

  • Biography - J.C. Penney (Episode 557)
    Episode 557:

    J.C. Penney

    The golden rule is the foundation for J.C. Penney's retail empire.

  • Biography - Bruce Springsteen (Episode 556)
    Episode 556:

    Bruce Springsteen

    Freehold, N.J., native Bruce Springsteen bought his first guitar at a pawnshop for $18.

  • Biography - Diana: The People's Princess (Episode 556)
    Episode 556:

    Diana: The People's Princess

    A portrait of Princess Diana includes film-clips from her funeral.

  • Biography - Anastasia: Her True Story (Episode 553)
    Episode 553:

    Anastasia: Her True Story

    Data helps to unravel the mystery of Anastasia, youngest daughter of Czar Nicholas II.

  • Biography - The Cole Porter Story (Episode 552)
    Episode 552:

    The Cole Porter Story

    The remarkable life of America's beloved song writer.

  • Biography - Edward R. Murrow (Episode 552)
    Episode 552:

    Edward R. Murrow

    Interviews and film clips profile journalist Edward R. Murrow.

  • Biography - Baby Face Nelson: Rebel With a Tommy Gun (Episode 551)
    Episode 551:

    Baby Face Nelson: Rebel With a Tommy Gun

    A profile of bank robber Baby Face Nelson includes an interview with the widow of an FBI agent he killed.

  • Biography - Hap Arnold: The Sky Warrior (Episode 551)
    Episode 551:

    Hap Arnold: The Sky Warrior

    A profile of Henry Harley Arnold, an aviation pioneer who helped build the U.S. Air Force and became a five-star general during World War II.

  • Biography - Adolf Eichmann: Hitler's Master of Death (Episode 550)
    Episode 550:

    Adolf Eichmann: Hitler's Master of Death

    Interviews and film clips profile Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

  • Biography - Christine Jorgensen (Episode 549)
    Episode 549:

    Christine Jorgensen

    A man has three sex-change operations and debuts as Christine Jorgensen.

  • Biography - Frances Collins and Craig Venter (Episode 548)
    Episode 548:

    Frances Collins and Craig Venter

  • Biography - Gloria Vanderbilt (Episode 548)
    Episode 548:

    Gloria Vanderbilt

    A profile of fashion mogul Gloria Vanderbilt includes interviews with designer Bill Blass, son Anderson Cooper, friends and historians.

  • Biography - Cheers (Episode 547)
    Episode 547:

    Cheers

    Actors and creators of television's "Cheers" reminisce.

  • Biography - Cybill Shepherd (Episode 546)
    Episode 546:

    Cybill Shepherd

    Actress Cybill Shepherd makes a career out of flouting the system.

  • Biography - The Fondas (Episode 544)
    Episode 544:

    The Fondas

    Interviews and film clips illustrate the lives of actors Henry, Jane, Peter and Bridget Fonda.

  • Biography - Hail Caesar: Justinian (Episode 542)
    Episode 542:

    Hail Caesar: Justinian

    Justinian struggles to reunite the Roman Empire.

  • Biography - Hail Caesar: Constantine (Episode 541)
    Episode 541:

    Hail Caesar: Constantine

    Constantine grants Christians freedom of worship.

  • Biography - Hail Caesar: Hadrian (Episode 540)
    Episode 540:

    Hail Caesar: Hadrian

    Emperor Hadrian strengthens Rome.

  • Biography - Hail Caesar: Nero (Episode 539)
    Episode 539:

    Hail Caesar: Nero

    Unstable Nero flees Rome in disguise and disgrace.

  • Biography - Jack London (Episode 538)
    Episode 538:

    Jack London

    Jack London gains fame for classic novels such as "White Fang" and "The Call of the Wild."

  • Biography - Hail Caesar: Augustus (Episode 538)
    Episode 538:

    Hail Caesar: Augustus

    Caesar Augustus stabilizes Rome; Pax Romana.

  • Biography - The Green River Killer (Episode 537)
    Episode 537:

    The Green River Killer

    Gary Ridgway confesses to the murder of 48 women in Washington state.

  • Biography - Hail Caesar: Julius Caesar (Episode 537)
    Episode 537:

    Hail Caesar: Julius Caesar

    Considered an upstart, Julius Caesar becomes the first Roman emperor.

  • Biography - Beck (Episode 536)
    Episode 536:

    Beck

    This talented performer has astounded and delighted critics with his unique output; the Mutations of his music mean audiences can expect to Sea Changes with each new album.

  • Biography - Andrew Cunanan (Episode 535)
    Episode 535:

    Andrew Cunanan

    Andrew Cunanan commits suicide on a houseboat in Miami.

  • Biography - Ayatollah Khomeini: Holy Terror (Episode 534)
    Episode 534:

    Ayatollah Khomeini: Holy Terror

    The Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran.

  • Biography - Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Mob (Episode 532)
    Episode 532:

    Frank Costello: Prime Minister of the Mob

    Mobster Frank Costello sees himself as a businessman, preferring diplomacy to violence.

  • Biography - Frank Serpico (Episode 531)
    Episode 531:

    Frank Serpico

    An in-depth profile of New York City detective Frank Serpico, who risked his life to expose police corruption.

  • Biography - Dorothy Stratten (Episode 530)
    Episode 530:

    Dorothy Stratten

    The shotgun slaying of the 20-year-old actress and Playboy Playmate by her manager/husband Paul Snider, who then committed suicide.

  • Biography - Dale Carnegie: Man of Influence (Episode 530)
    Episode 530:

    Dale Carnegie: Man of Influence

    Rare footage helps profile author Dale Carnegie, whose book ushered in an era of self-help publications.

  • Biography - Dutch Schultz: Menace to Society (Episode 529)
    Episode 529:

    Dutch Schultz: Menace to Society

    Courts cannot stop gangster Arthur Flegenheimer, alias Dutch Schultz.

  • Biography - Don Cherry (Episode 527)
    Episode 527:

    Don Cherry

    Don Cherry.

  • Biography - Errol Brown (Episode 527)
    Episode 527:

    Errol Brown

    Decades after the hits first began, Brown and his Hot Chocolateers have enjoyed a recent revival, thanks to the inclusion of "You Sexy Thing" in hit film "The Full Monty."

  • Biography - Alan Alda (Episode 526)
    Episode 526:

    Alan Alda

    The series "MASH" becomes a star vehicle for Alan Alda.

  • Biography - Andy Griffith (Episode 525)
    Episode 525:

    Andy Griffith

    Don Knotts, Ron Howard and more friends profile actor Andy Griffith.

  • Biography - Benny Hill (Episode 523)
    Episode 523:

    Benny Hill

  • Biography - Armand Hammer: A Life of Deception (Episode 522)
    Episode 522:

    Armand Hammer: A Life of Deception

    A profile of Armand Hammer, a man who profited from money-laundering schemes and oil and was later convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution.

  • Biography - Doris Duke: The Lonely Heiress (Episode 521)
    Episode 521:

    Doris Duke: The Lonely Heiress

    Claus von Bulow and others discuss tobacco heiress Doris Duke.

  • Biography - Dr. Seuss (Episode 518)
    Episode 518:

    Dr. Seuss

    Theodor Seuss Geisel pens beloved children's books.

  • Biography - Hillary Clinton (Episode 517)
    Episode 517:

    Hillary Clinton

  • Biography - Elizabeth Taylor (Episode 516)
    Episode 516:

    Elizabeth Taylor

    Actress Elizabeth Taylor becomes an unequaled media phenomenon.

  • Biography - Happy Days (Episode 516)
    Episode 516:

    Happy Days

    The cast of "Happy Days" remembers its years as one of America's favorite sitcoms.

  • Biography - Batman (Episode 515)
    Episode 515:

    Batman

    Actors Adam West and Burt Ward bring comic book heroes Batman and Robin to life in the campy 1960s TV show.

  • Biography - Carl Sagan: A Cosmic Celebrity (Episode 515)
    Episode 515:

    Carl Sagan: A Cosmic Celebrity

    Interviews with NASA colleagues and actress Jodie Foster help profile visionary scientist Carl Sagan.

  • Biography - Andy Williams (Episode 514)
    Episode 514:

    Andy Williams

    From humble beginnings, singer Andy Williams ascends to performing six days a week in his own theater in Branson, Mo.

  • Biography - Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star (Episode 513)
    Episode 513:

    Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star

    Interviews and film clips profile the life of Gloria Swanson, actress, fashion designer, writer, inventor.

  • Biography - Home Depot (Episode 512)
    Episode 512:

    Home Depot

    Before launching their business juggernaut, The Home Depot's co-founders work as a hypnotist and an accountant.

  • Biography - Gary Busey (Episode 509)
    Episode 509:

    Gary Busey

    Actor Gary Busey's career survives repeated hurdles.

  • Biography - Cher (Episode 508)
    Episode 508:

    Cher

    A profile of singer and actress Cher includes interviews and performances.

  • Biography - George Marshall: Soldier and Statesman (Episode 508)
    Episode 508:

    George Marshall: Soldier and Statesman

    Gen. George Marshall is a World War II soldier and statesman.

  • Biography - Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Speaking of Sex (Episode 507)
    Episode 507:

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Speaking of Sex

    A profile of Dr. Ruth Westheimer includes her early years in Germany and her rise to fame as a sex therapist.

  • Biography - Gwyneth Paltrow (Episode 506)
    Episode 506:

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    The career of Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow ("Shakespeare in Love").

  • Biography - Al Gore: A Burning Ambition (Episode 506)
    Episode 506:

    Al Gore: A Burning Ambition

    Vice President Al Gore runs hard for the presidency.

  • Biography - Bill Murray (Episode 503)
    Episode 503:

    Bill Murray

    Reputedly difficult and increasingly reclusive actor Bill Murray.

  • Biography - Daniel Craig (Episode 500)
    Episode 500:

    Daniel Craig

    Since 2006, Daniel Craig has been accepted as the immortal British super spy, James Bond; however, this was not an easy path for the skilled actor.

  • Biography - J. Edgar Hoover: Personal and Confidential (Episode 500)
    Episode 500:

    J. Edgar Hoover: Personal and Confidential

    Interviews and photos describe the personal and professional life of J. Edgar Hoover.

  • Biography - Halle Berry (Episode 499)
    Episode 499:

    Halle Berry

  • Biography - Hannibal: The General's General (Episode 498)
    Episode 498:

    Hannibal: The General's General

    Hannibal crosses the Alps in winter with a force of 50,000 men and 37 elephants to attack Rome.

  • Biography - Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (Episode 496)
    Episode 496:

    Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line

    Actress Barbara Stanwyck epitomizes the tough-as-nails "dame" in many of her roles.

  • Biography - Carrie Underwood (Episode 493)
    Episode 493:

    Carrie Underwood

    Country singer Carrie Underwood gets her start on "American Idol."

  • Biography - Edgar Cayce (Episode 490)
    Episode 490:

    Edgar Cayce

    Edgar Cayce gives medical advice and makes predictions of disasters.

  • Biography - Green Day (Episode 484)
    Episode 484:

    Green Day

    Formed in Rodeo, Calif. when the members were only 14, the band Green Day has since cemented its place in rock history.

  • Biography - Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen (Episode 483)
    Episode 483:

    Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen

    During the course of her 45-year reign, Elizabeth I defends her realm against pretenders and the Spanish Armada.

  • Biography - Bob Geldof and Band Aid (Episode 481)
    Episode 481:

    Bob Geldof and Band Aid

    Profile of the Boomtown Rats' singer and Nobel Prize nominee who admirably dedicated himself to famine relief, co-writing `Do They Know it's Christmas' and organizing Live Aid and Live 8.

  • Biography - Always Patsy Cline (Episode 481)
    Episode 481:

    Always Patsy Cline

  • Biography - George Clooney (Episode 480)
    Episode 480:

    George Clooney

    George Clooney, once a boy mocked by classmates, becomes a Hollywood power-player, and a political/social activist.

  • Biography - Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero (Episode 479)
    Episode 479:

    Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero

    Profiling actor Henry Fonda, who starred in such film classics as "The Grapes of Wrath" and "Mister Roberts.".

  • Biography - Eminem (Episode 476)
    Episode 476:

    Eminem

    Marshall Mathers rises to fame as hip-hop artist Eminem.

  • Biography - Eliot Ness (Episode 475)
    Episode 475:

    Eliot Ness

    "The Untouchables," based on his book, mythologizes treasury agent Eliot Ness.

  • Biography - Boyz II Men (Episode 474)
    Episode 474:

    Boyz II Men

    R&B group Boyz II Men attempts a come back after its swift ascent to fame in the '90s was followed by an equally quick fall into obscurity.

  • Biography - G. Gordon Liddy: Warrior With a Cause (Episode 474)
    Episode 474:

    G. Gordon Liddy: Warrior With a Cause

    Former FBI agent G. Gordon Liddy became an author and radio host after serving a prison sentence for Watergate.

  • Biography - All the Presidents' Kids (Episode 472)
    Episode 472:

    All the Presidents' Kids

    Luci Johnson; Steve Ford; Michael Reagan; John F. Kennedy Jr.; Amy Carter.

  • Biography - Ed Asner (Episode 472)
    Episode 472:

    Ed Asner

    Award-winning actor Ed Asner's political views have impacted his career.

  • Biography - All My Children (Episode 470)
    Episode 470:

    All My Children

    Daytime serial "All My Children" keeps fans glued to the tube since 1970.

  • Biography - Dutch Schultz (Episode 469)
    Episode 469:

    Dutch Schultz

    Courts cannot stop gangster Arthur Flegenheimer, alias Dutch Schultz.

  • Biography - Family Ties (Episode 468)
    Episode 468:

    Family Ties

    The genesis of "Family Ties," the lives of its cast and crew and the partisan politics of the Keaton household.

  • Biography - The Dixie Chicks (Episode 467)
    Episode 467:

    The Dixie Chicks

    Three women from Texas, Natalie Maines and sisters Marie and Emily Erwin, take the country music scene by storm as the Dixie Chicks.

  • Biography - Eliot Ness: Untouchable (Episode 467)
    Episode 467:

    Eliot Ness: Untouchable

    "The Untouchables," based on his book, mythologizes treasury agent Eliot Ness.

  • Biography - David Letterman (Episode 465)
    Episode 465:

    David Letterman

    David Letterman has overcome a stalker, emergency quintuple bypass surgery and several failed relationships to find happiness in marriage and fatherhood.

  • Biography - Beverly Hills, 90210 (Episode 464)
    Episode 464:

    Beverly Hills, 90210

    "Beverly Hills, 90210" invents the genre of primetime teenage soap opera and paves the way for a generation of imitators.

  • Biography - The Gambinos: First Family of Crime (Episode 463)
    Episode 463:

    The Gambinos: First Family of Crime

    The Gambino crime family comes to power when Carlo Gambino has Albert Anastasia shot; Paul Castellano; John Gotti.

  • Biography - Freddie Mercury (Episode 462)
    Episode 462:

    Freddie Mercury

  • Biography - Fidel Castro: El Comandante (Episode 462)
    Episode 462:

    Fidel Castro: El Comandante

    Profiling Fidel Castro, who emerged as a rebel from the Sierra Maestra mountains to become the dictator of Cuba.

  • Biography - Full House (Episode 461)
    Episode 461:

    Full House

    Former cast members of "Full House" reveal what it was like being a part of one of TV's most unconventional families.

  • Biography - David Gray (Episode 461)
    Episode 461:

    David Gray

    David Gray has been climbing his "White Ladder" to huge critical success; his self-financed album went seven times platinum in the UK and he's continuing to pick up the accolades.

  • Biography - Gary Gilmore (Episode 461)
    Episode 461:

    Gary Gilmore

    The story of murderer Gary Gilmore, who gained notoriety by demanding to be executed for his crimes in 1976.

  • Biography - Alice Cooper (Episode 460)
    Episode 460:

    Alice Cooper

    Shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper, whose on-stage antics caused outrage across the world; as he battled with drugs and alcohol, his career took a nosedive until the movie "Wayne's World" revived it.

  • Biography - Carmen Miranda (Episode 460)
    Episode 460:

    Carmen Miranda

    Profiling the life of singer-actress Carmen Miranda, from her early life of poverty in Brazil to her movie career and sudden death at the age of 46.

  • Biography - Arthur Godfrey: Broadcasting's Forgotten Giant (Episode 459)
    Episode 459:

    Arthur Godfrey: Broadcasting's Forgotten Giant

    Radio personality Arthur Godfrey enjoys enormous popularity during the 1950s.

  • Biography - Anthony Minghella (Episode 458)
    Episode 458:

    Anthony Minghella

    Since his "Truly Madly Deeply" debut, director Anthony Minghella has enjoyed Oscar-winning success with "The English Patient"; his actors reveal his methods of working and what makes him a hit.

  • Biography - Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth (Episode 458)
    Episode 458:

    Evita: The Woman Behind the Myth

    Eva Peron goes from third-rate actress to first lady of Argentina before dying of cancer at age 33.

  • Biography - Chevy Chase (Episode 457)
    Episode 457:

    Chevy Chase

    Chevy Chase rose to fame while dealing with the demons of his abusive childhood.

  • Biography - Doris Roberts (Episode 457)
    Episode 457:

    Doris Roberts

    Actress Doris Roberts spends years on Broadway and in television before landing the role of a meddling mother on the series "Everybody Loves Raymond."

  • Biography - Billy Crystal (Episode 456)
    Episode 456:

    Billy Crystal

    Documentary examines the life of the multi award- winning actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director whose box office hits include "When Harry Met Sally" and "City Slickers."

  • Biography - Alanis Morissette (Episode 456)
    Episode 456:

    Alanis Morissette

    This precocious child TV star got her first recording contract at 14 and had two albums under her belt before 1995's "Jagged Little Pill", which crowned Alanis Morissette the Queen of Angst.

  • Biography - Aerosmith (Episode 455)
    Episode 455:

    Aerosmith

    The impact of drug addiction and hard times in the '80s on the band Aerosmith.

  • Biography - Cameron Crowe (Episode 455)
    Episode 455:

    Cameron Crowe

    Ex-rock journalist Cameron Crowe is the director of "Jerry Maguire", as well as the Oscar-winning "Almost Famous" and "Vanilla Sky"; the latter starred Tom Cruise, who is featured in a look at Crowe's life and work.

  • Biography - Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door (Episode 455)
    Episode 455:

    Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door

    Roles in "Double Indemnity" and "The Caine Mutiny" let Fred MacMurray break from nice-guy typecasting.

  • Biography - Betty White (Episode 453)
    Episode 453:

    Betty White

    Emmy-winning actress Betty White, who was married to "Password" host Allen Ludden, made it big on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Golden Girls.".

  • Biography - Graham Nash (Episode 453)
    Episode 453:

    Graham Nash

    Musician Graham Nash gains fame in the '60s as a member of the Hollies, then for collaborations with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young.

  • Biography - David Crosby (Episode 452)
    Episode 452:

    David Crosby

    Musician David Crosby overcomes a series of personal crises.

  • Biography - Child Stars: Their Story (Episode 451)
    Episode 451:

    Child Stars: Their Story

    Former child stars share what it's like to deal with fame, pressure, money and the trauma of being washed-up at age 12.

  • Biography - Frederick Douglass (Episode 450)
    Episode 450:

    Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass, the son of a slave and a white man, escaped slavery in 1838 to fight for emancipation along with President Lincoln.

  • Biography - 1996 Presidential Victor (Episode 449)
    Episode 449:

    1996 Presidential Victor

  • Biography - David Brinkley: A Reporter's Life (Episode 447)
    Episode 447:

    David Brinkley: A Reporter's Life

    Journalists evaluate the career of colleague David Brinkley.

  • Biography - Emma Thompson (Episode 444)
    Episode 444:

    Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson.

  • Biography - Fatboy Slim (Episode 443)
    Episode 443:

    Fatboy Slim

    Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, talks frankly about his eclectic musical career and the pressures of work that has jeopardized his friendships, marriages and at times his sanity.

  • Biography - Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union (Episode 443)
    Episode 443:

    Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union

    The personal life of America's 16th president.

  • Biography - David Lynch (Episode 442)
    Episode 442:

    David Lynch

  • Biography - Diff'rent Strokes (Episode 440)
    Episode 440:

    Diff'rent Strokes

    The child stars of the popular NBC/ABC sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes."

  • Biography - Alice Faye (Episode 440)
    Episode 440:

    Alice Faye

    Private photographs, newsreels and film clips chronicle the life and career of actress-singer Alice Faye.

  • Biography - Danny Bonaduce (Episode 439)
    Episode 439:

    Danny Bonaduce

    The highs and lows of former child star Danny Bonaduce.

  • Biography - George Lucas (Episode 437)
    Episode 437:

    George Lucas

    George Lucas creates some of the cinema's greatest treasures.

  • Biography - Bruce Springsteen (Episode 436)
    Episode 436:

    Bruce Springsteen

    Freehold, N.J., native Bruce Springsteen bought his first guitar at a pawnshop for $18.

  • Biography - David Greenglass: Twice a Traitor (Episode 435)
    Episode 435:

    David Greenglass: Twice a Traitor

    Alleged spy David Greenglass reveals his story of espionage and betrayal.

  • Biography - Edward G. Robinson: Little Big Man (Episode 435)
    Episode 435:

    Edward G. Robinson: Little Big Man

    Edward G. Robinson escapes religious persecution in Romania to become a star of Broadway and Hollywood.

  • Biography - Bernie Mac (Episode 434)
    Episode 434:

    Bernie Mac

    Comedian Bernie Mac works hard to escape poverty.

  • Biography - Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (Episode 432)
    Episode 432:

    Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam

    Heidi Fleiss' call girls were rumored to have been of service to some of the world's most powerful men.

  • Biography - Coldplay (Episode 430)
    Episode 430:

    Coldplay

    The ex-public schoolboy intellectuals who scorn rock and roll excess, Coldplay has achieved musical gold with hits like "Yellow."

  • Biography - Carrie Fisher (Episode 430)
    Episode 430:

    Carrie Fisher

    Actress and author Carrie Fisher gains fame as Princess Leia in "Star Wars."

  • Biography - F. Lee Bailey: In Defense Of (Episode 430)
    Episode 430:

    F. Lee Bailey: In Defense Of

    Controversial lawyer F. Lee Bailey.

  • Biography - Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman (Episode 429)
    Episode 429:

    Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman

    Comic timing and versatility gain Jack Lemmon diverse roles and two Oscars.

  • Biography - Helen Gurley Brown: The Original Cosmo Girl (Episode 426)
    Episode 426:

    Helen Gurley Brown: The Original Cosmo Girl

    Author Helen Gurley Brown becomes the toast of Manhattan.

  • Biography - Amelia Earhart: Queen of the Air (Episode 426)
    Episode 426:

    Amelia Earhart: Queen of the Air

    Amelia Earhart disappears without a trace during an around-the-world flight.

  • Biography - Barbara Eden (Episode 425)
    Episode 425:

    Barbara Eden

    Actress Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie").

  • Biography - David Copperfield (Episode 425)
    Episode 425:

    David Copperfield

    At 16, David Copperfield teaches magic at New York University.

  • Biography - Albert Speer: The Nazi Who Said Sorry (Episode 424)
    Episode 424:

    Albert Speer: The Nazi Who Said Sorry

    Albert Speer, Hitler's minister of arms and munitions, apologizes.

  • Biography - Danny Thomas: Make Room for Danny (Episode 422)
    Episode 422:

    Danny Thomas: Make Room for Danny

    In gratitude for show-business success, Danny Thomas dedicates a children's hospital to St. Jude.

  • Biography - Alec Guinness (Episode 420)
    Episode 420:

    Alec Guinness

    Actor Alec Guinness is nominated for six Academy Awards.

  • Biography - Jack Benny: Now Cut That Out! (Episode 420)
    Episode 420:

    Jack Benny: Now Cut That Out!

    During Jack Benny's life, biographers decline to write about him.

  • Biography - Bo Derek (Episode 419)
    Episode 419:

    Bo Derek

    Actress Bo Derek leaves Hollywood to live on a ranch.

  • Biography - Hayley Mills: Seeing Double (Episode 419)
    Episode 419:

    Hayley Mills: Seeing Double

    The story of Hayley Mills, born into a legendary English acting family, who made it big as a child star in Disney films.

  • Biography - Elizabeth Hurley (Episode 416)
    Episode 416:

    Elizabeth Hurley

    Elizabeth Hurley.

  • Biography - Aileen Wuornos (Episode 414)
    Episode 414:

    Aileen Wuornos

    Aileen Wuornos is executed in 2002 Florida for killing seven men.

  • Biography - Alfred Kinsey (Episode 414)
    Episode 414:

    Alfred Kinsey

    Scientist Alfred Kinsey studies human sexual behavior.

  • Biography - Edmund Kemper: The Co-Ed Killer (Episode 412)
    Episode 412:

    Edmund Kemper: The Co-Ed Killer

    Edmund Kemper killed his grandparents at age 15.

  • Biography - Drew Carey (Episode 410)
    Episode 410:

    Drew Carey

    After serving eight years in the Marines, Drew Carey found a calling in comedy.

  • Biography - Howard Stern (Episode 407)
    Episode 407:

    Howard Stern

    Interviews with Dick Cavett and others present a surprising picture of the Howard Stern behind the "shock jock" image.

  • Biography - Geronimo, the Last Renegade (Episode 405)
    Episode 405:

    Geronimo, the Last Renegade

    A profile of Geronimo reveals the plight of American Indians in the last decades of the 19th century.

  • Biography - Genesis (Episode 404)
    Episode 404:

    Genesis

    Rock band Genesis perseveres through illness, marital strain and stage fright to sell 150 million albums worldwide.

  • Biography - Adolfo Constanzo: The Godfather of Matamoros (Episode 403)
    Episode 403:

    Adolfo Constanzo: The Godfather of Matamoros

    Adolfo Constanzo built a cult based on human sacrifice and drug trafficking, killing with impunity until he ordered his own death to avoid law enforcement.

  • Biography - Edward VIII: The Traitor King (Episode 401)
    Episode 401:

    Edward VIII: The Traitor King

    A profile suggests Edward VIII was forced from the throne for fascist sympathies instead of his romance.

  • Biography - Faye Dunaway (Episode 399)
    Episode 399:

    Faye Dunaway

    Actress Faye Dunaway declares her plans to be a star at an early age.

  • Biography - The Iglesias Family (Episode 398)
    Episode 398:

    The Iglesias Family

    Grammy-winning artist Julio Iglesias and his sons, Julio Jr. and Enrique.

  • Biography - Diane Keaton: On Her Own (Episode 398)
    Episode 398:

    Diane Keaton: On Her Own

    Highlights of her work and interviews with those who know her illustrate the life of actress Diane Keaton.

  • Biography - Audrey Hepburn (Episode 398)
    Episode 398:

    Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn charms audiences, sets fashion trends and, with UNICEF, brings international attention to the suffering of children.

  • Biography - Elizabeth II (Episode 396)
    Episode 396:

    Elizabeth II

    Archival footage, commentary from historians, and interviews with friends and associates present an intimate portrait of Elizabeth II.

  • Biography - The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Episode 393)
    Episode 393:

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Quasimodo, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

  • Biography - The Boston Strangler (Episode 392)
    Episode 392:

    The Boston Strangler

    F. Lee Bailey and others discuss Albert DeSalvo, the construction worker who confessed to being the Boston Strangler.

  • Biography - Edmund Kemper (Episode 391)
    Episode 391:

    Edmund Kemper

  • Biography - Henry VIII: Scandals of a King (Episode 390)
    Episode 390:

    Henry VIII: Scandals of a King

    Historians examine the infamous 40-year reign of Henry VIII, the man who changed England and Christianity forever.

  • Biography - Amy Winehouse (Episode 388)
    Episode 388:

    Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse's introduction to the American music scene was soon followed by tabloid coverage of her drug addiction.

  • Biography - Faberge: Imperial Jeweler (Episode 388)
    Episode 388:

    Faberge: Imperial Jeweler

    Alexander III commissions Peter Carl Faberge to make jeweled Easter eggs for the czarina.

  • Biography - David Bowie (Episode 387)
    Episode 387:

    David Bowie

    David Bowie's artistic achievements in music and other areas.

  • Biography - Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh (Episode 387)
    Episode 387:

    Carol Burnett: Just to Have a Laugh

    Comic-actress Carol Burnett began her career with a $1,000 loan and struggled for years before achieving success.

  • Biography - Hugh Hefner: American Playboy (Episode 385)
    Episode 385:

    Hugh Hefner: American Playboy

    Christie Hefner, Barbi Benton and others reminisce about Hugh Hefner, the man who spawned a revolution with his magazine for men.

  • Biography - Gwyneth Paltrow (Episode 383)
    Episode 383:

    Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Biography - Captain Bligh: Mutiny on the Bounty (Episode 383)
    Episode 383:

    Captain Bligh: Mutiny on the Bounty

    Fletcher Christian alleges Capt. Bligh was a tyrant; other sources say differently.

  • Biography - Abbott and Costello Meet Biography (Episode 381)
    Episode 381:

    Abbott and Costello Meet Biography

    Steve Allen and the Smothers Brothers are among those who recall Abbott and Costello.

  • Biography - The du Ponts (Episode 380)
    Episode 380:

    The du Ponts

    After establishing an industrial dynasty, the du Ponts branched into politics, charity and controversy.

  • Biography - Heath Ledger (Episode 379)
    Episode 379:

    Heath Ledger

    Actor Heath Ledger.

  • Biography - Carol Burnett (Episode 378)
    Episode 378:

    Carol Burnett

    Aspiring writer Carol Burnett gets a laugh in acting class and changes her career track.

  • Biography - George Burns: One Hundred Years of Laughter (Episode 378)
    Episode 378:

    George Burns: One Hundred Years of Laughter

    Interviews and film clips illustrate George Burns' career and life with Gracie Allen.

  • Biography - Hatfields & McCoys: An American Feud (Episode 376)
    Episode 376:

    Hatfields & McCoys: An American Feud

    Descendants tell of the Hatfield-McCoy feud, which began in 1878 with a hog theft and claimed 12 lives.

  • Biography - Elvis & June: A Love Story (Episode 375)
    Episode 375:

    Elvis & June: A Love Story

    Elvis Presley's first fiancee traces his early rise to fame.

  • Biography - Davy Jones (Episode 373)
    Episode 373:

    Davy Jones

    Davy Jones becomes famous as a member of TV's "The Monkees" in the 1960s and continues to sing and act.

  • Biography - Deborah Reed (Episode 372)
    Episode 372:

    Deborah Reed

  • Biography - The Great Ziegfeld (Episode 370)
    Episode 370:

    The Great Ziegfeld

    With their mix of high European style and lower-class vaudevillian humor, the Ziegfeld Follies reflected the spirit of the 1920s.

  • Biography - Hugh Jackman (Episode 369)
    Episode 369:

    Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman is a multi-talented star with amazing credentials both on stage and on screen.

  • Biography - David Caruso (Episode 368)
    Episode 368:

    David Caruso

    David Caruso.

  • Biography - Baader-Meinhof Gang (Episode 367)
    Episode 367:

    Baader-Meinhof Gang

    Baader-Meinhof Gang.

  • Biography - Arnold Schwarzenegger (Episode 367)
    Episode 367:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes a politically active movie star.

  • Biography - Chuck Barris: Dangerous Imagination (Episode 365)
    Episode 365:

    Chuck Barris: Dangerous Imagination

    Zany game-show host Chuck Barris claims to have been a CIA assassin in the 1960s.

  • Biography - Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach (Episode 365)
    Episode 365:

    Burt Lancaster: Daring to Reach

    Interviews with Earl Holliman, Virginia Mayo and Sydney Pollack recall the long and varied career of screen legend Burt Lancaster.

  • Biography - Bill O'Reilly (Episode 364)
    Episode 364:

    Bill O'Reilly

    Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" entertains viewers with hard-driving interviews, blunt commentary and ego.

  • Biography - Colin Farrell (Episode 363)
    Episode 363:

    Colin Farrell

    Actor Colin Farrell is introduced to American film audiences in "Tigerland," and quickly becomes infamous for his hard partying and womanizing lifestyle.

  • Biography - Annette Funicello (Episode 363)
    Episode 363:

    Annette Funicello

    Fellow Mouseketeers help review the life and career of Annette Funicello, including her fight with multiple sclerosis.

  • Biography - Hell's Angels (Episode 362)
    Episode 362:

    Hell's Angels

    Hell's Angels have become part of the American lexicon, but there's a dark side that most people never see.

  • Biography - Bill Gates (Episode 361)
    Episode 361:

    Bill Gates

    Profiling the life and business acumen of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates.

  • Biography - Christian Slater (Episode 360)
    Episode 360:

    Christian Slater

    Actor Christian Slater broke in to show business at the age of seven, rising toward major stardom before a series of run-ins with the law slowed his momentum.

  • Biography - Biography of the Year 2002 (Episode 360)
    Episode 360:

    Biography of the Year 2002

  • Biography - George Bush (Episode 360)
    Episode 360:

    George Bush

    Interviews and film clips profile President George H.W. Bush.

  • Biography - The Clooneys (Episode 359)
    Episode 359:

    The Clooneys

    The legacy of the Clooney family, from singer-actress Rosemary to her nephew George.

  • Biography - Gene Wilder (Episode 358)
    Episode 358:

    Gene Wilder

    Gene Wilder helped make "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" a cult classic and worked with Mel Brooks in "Blazing Saddles", Richard Pryor in "Stir Crazy" and Woody Allen in a string of hits.

  • Biography - Catherine Zeta-Jones (Episode 357)
    Episode 357:

    Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is a serious actress with impressive credentials and the respect of her colleagues.

  • Biography - Elvis: Return to Tupelo (Episode 356)
    Episode 356:

    Elvis: Return to Tupelo

    Elvis Presley's life, from his 1935 birth to 1956, when he firmly planted his feet on the world stage.

  • Biography - Elvis' Entourage (Episode 354)
    Episode 354:

    Elvis' Entourage

    Members of the Memphis Mafia recall the time they spent with Elvis Presley.

  • Biography - The Beatles Story (Episode 352)
    Episode 352:

    The Beatles Story

    A chronicle of the Beatles from their early days in Liverpool includes interviews with the "Fab Four."

  • Biography - Clive Owen (Episode 351)
    Episode 351:

    Clive Owen

    Clive Owen.

  • Biography - Colin Powell: A Soldier's Campaign (Episode 350)
    Episode 350:

    Colin Powell: A Soldier's Campaign

    A profile traces Gen. Colin Powell's career from the South Bronx to the Persian Gulf.

  • Biography - Gypsy Rose Lee: Naked Ambition (Episode 349)
    Episode 349:

    Gypsy Rose Lee: Naked Ambition

    The life of stripper Gypsy Rose Lee inspires the Broadway musical "Gypsy."

  • Biography - Donny and Marie Osmond (Episode 348)
    Episode 348:

    Donny and Marie Osmond

    Pigeon-holed as saccharine personas, entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond persevere and rebuild their careers.

  • Biography - Christian Bale (Episode 347)
    Episode 347:

    Christian Bale

    Welsh actor Christian Bale is one of the most-talented.

  • Biography - Billy Barty: Always Think Big (Episode 346)
    Episode 346:

    Billy Barty: Always Think Big

    Comedian and actor Billy Barty works to improve the lives of people with dwarfism.

  • Biography - Eddie Murphy (Episode 345)
    Episode 345:

    Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy is one of film and television's brightest stars.

  • Biography - Henry Kissinger: A Diplomat's Life (Episode 344)
    Episode 344:

    Henry Kissinger: A Diplomat's Life

    Young Henry Kissinger arrives in the United States a refugee from Nazi Germany and rises to become secretary of state.

  • Biography - Andy Gibb (Episode 343)
    Episode 343:

    Andy Gibb

    Singer and 1970s teen heartthrob Andy Gibb battled depression in the mid-1980s before dying in 1988.

  • Biography - Don Johnson (Episode 342)
    Episode 342:

    Don Johnson

    Actor Don Johnson vaults to pop stardom as detective Sonny Crockett in the ground-breaking TV cop drama 'Miami Vice.'

  • Biography - Freddie Mercury (Episode 341)
    Episode 341:

    Freddie Mercury

    The lead singer of the band Queen, Freddie Mercury, dies of AIDS in 1991 just hours after his public statement of having the illness.

  • Biography - Donald Rumsfeld: Top Gun (Episode 341)
    Episode 341:

    Donald Rumsfeld: Top Gun

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gains popularity after displaying his belief in the resilience of America following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11.

  • Biography - Gene Kelly: Song and Dance Man (Episode 340)
    Episode 340:

    Gene Kelly: Song and Dance Man

    Movie clips and interviews with former co-stars present an intimate portrait of Hollywood dance legend Gene Kelly.

  • Biography - The Chessboard Killer: Alexander Pichushkin (Episode 339)
    Episode 339:

    The Chessboard Killer: Alexander Pichushkin

    Alexander Pichushkin was convicted of 48 murders, failing to reach his goal of killing 64 and becoming Russia's most notorious serial killer.

  • Biography - Blackbeard the Pirate (Episode 339)
    Episode 339:

    Blackbeard the Pirate

    Blackbeard.

  • Biography - Jack Black (Episode 338)
    Episode 338:

    Jack Black

    Jack Black has found success in both his acting and music careers.

  • Biography - Charles Schulz: A Charlie Brown Life (Episode 338)
    Episode 338:

    Charles Schulz: A Charlie Brown Life

    Cathy Guisewite and Lynn Johnston examine the life and psyche of fellow cartoonist Charles Schulz, the creator of "Peanuts.".

  • Biography - H. H. Holmes and the Murder Castle (Episode 337)
    Episode 337:

    H. H. Holmes and the Murder Castle

    Dr. Harry Howard Holmes executed people in his Chicago hotel and sold the skeletons of his victims though medical school contacts.

  • Biography - Carlos Santana: Supernatural Journey (Episode 335)
    Episode 335:

    Carlos Santana: Supernatural Journey

    Rock guitarist Carlos Santana has achieved success against the odds, delivering a stunning performance at Woodstock and selling 13 million copies of his "Supernatural" album.

  • Biography - Edgar Bergen: His Many Voices (Episode 335)
    Episode 335:

    Edgar Bergen: His Many Voices

    Film clips and interviews profile ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.

  • Biography - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (Episode 334)
    Episode 334:

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

    The individual careers of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, and the experiences that brought them together as a couple.

  • Biography - Dr. Phil (Episode 334)
    Episode 334:

    Dr. Phil

    Psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw dispenses common-sense advice in his appearances on "Oprah Winfrey."

  • Biography - Buster Keaton: Genius in Slapshoes (Episode 334)
    Episode 334:

    Buster Keaton: Genius in Slapshoes

    Bill Cosby and other comics discuss the artistry and influence of silent film star and comedy pioneer Buster Keaton.

  • Biography - Carl Reiner: Still Laughing (Episode 333)
    Episode 333:

    Carl Reiner: Still Laughing

    Carl Reiner works with Sid Caesar, Dick Van Dyke and Steve Martin.

  • Biography - Bugsy Siegel: Gambling on the Mob (Episode 332)
    Episode 332:

    Bugsy Siegel: Gambling on the Mob

    Bugsy Siegel envisions gambling center Las Vegas.