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Stanley Tucci: Searching for ItalyStanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
CNN, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Cooking/Food, Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

A six-part docuseries that follows Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country's regional cuisines. Viewers will go along with him as he enjoys the luxurious creamy carbonara of Rome, the delicious simplicity of Sicily's pasta à la Norma, the saffron-infused silkiness of risotto in Milan, the crispy tenderness of bistecca à la fiorentina, the perfect classic ragu à la bolognese and the world's best pizza in Naples. Tucci comes prepared with a bottomless appetite for it all, showing us how the diversity of Italian cooking offers a gateway through which you can glimpse Italy's history and culture.


Anthony Bourdain Parts UnknownAnthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
CNN, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Travel, Cooking/Food, Reality | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Renowned chef, bestselling author and Emmy winning TV host Anthony Bourdain is a trailblazer and outspoken commentator who provides unique insights into food, current events, and cultures around the world.


United Shades of AmericaUnited Shades of America
CNN, 2016 On Hiatus | Reality, Documentary, Short | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Follow comedian and political gadfly W. Kamau Bell as he explores the far corners of our country and its various groups and subcultures.


The MoviesThe Movies
CNN, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

The new six-part CNN Original Series explores American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution. Combining archival footage and interviews with leading actors, directors, producers, critics and historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture.


History of the SitcomHistory of the Sitcom
CNN, 2021 On Hiatus | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

This docuseries reunites audiences with the television friends, families, and co-workers they grew up with while introducing cutting-edge comedies that are sure to be your next binge-watch. Featuring over 180 original interviews with sitcom icons the series breaks down how sitcoms have helped generations of Americans navigate an ever-shifting cultural landscape.


The History of ComedyThe History of Comedy
CNN, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, History, Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Explore the evolution of comedy and its impact on society and politics. From slapstick to satire, discover how laughter has shaped our world. Featuring interviews with legendary comedians and insights from experts, this series delves into the power of humor throughout history.


The NinetiesThe Nineties
CNN, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

The Nineties follows in the footsteps of previous CNN decade series The Sixties, The Seventies and The Eighties. Executive produced by Emmy®-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman in association with HBO and Emmy-winning producer Mark Herzog, the eight-part series will highlight cultural and political milestones, from the birth of the internet to President Bill Clinton's impeachment that defined the decade.


This Is Life with Lisa LingThis Is Life with Lisa Ling
CNN, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Interview, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling takes us on a gritty, breathtaking journey to far corners of America. Here, Ling introduces us to sub-cultures and communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous; often getting people to share things that they haven't shared with their closest friends or even family members. Each hour-long episode, in the eight-part series, gives a raw and honest look into unconventional lifestyles that exist in our own backyard.


The Last Movie StarsThe Last Movie Stars
CNN, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

The Last Movie Stars: this epic 6-chapter film chronicles Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's iconic careers and decades-long partnership. Director Ethan Hawke brings life and color to this definitive history of their love, lives, and philanthropy.


The EightiesThe Eighties
CNN, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | History, Reality, Documentary
Rating: 3/5

The third installment from executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, following in the footsteps of critically-acclaimed series "The Sixties" and "The Seventies," tackles 10 years shaped by exceptionalism and excess. Like its predecessors, "The Eighties" intersperses rare archival newsreel footage, interviews, and comments by historians, journalists, politicians, celebrities and others, painting a perspective-rich picture of a vibrant decade. Episodes examine the age of Reagan, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the evolving TV and music scene, and everything in between.


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