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WashingtonWashington
History, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Washington tells the story of how a fatherless young soldier full of personal ambition becomes a leader of men willing to sacrifice all for the common cause. How a once-loyal British subject rises to battle an empire in a liberty-or-death campaign to forge a new nation. And then how, at the zenith of his power, the victorious general voluntarily steps down, becoming what King George III would call "the greatest man in the world." Believing his public duty complete, he heads into retirement ready to be a farmer. But with the young country on the verge of collapse, he is once again called to lead, creating the most powerful and successful democracy in history. You may think you know George Washington, but there's more to our preeminent founding father than you've been told. Washington chips away the marble to reveal the man at the heart of our nation's story. You'll never look at George Washington, or the founding of our country, the same way again.


Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on TerrorTurning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror
Netflix, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary | ► Trailer

This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from Al Qaeda's roots in the 1980s to America's forceful response, both at home and abroad.


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.


Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United StatesOliver Stone's Untold History of the United States
Showtime, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Educational, History
Rating: 5/5

As Americans, do we really know and understand our shared and complicated history? How do we recall the small details and forgotten players that influenced some of the biggest events from America's past?


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.


Rise of the NazisRise of the Nazis
BBC Two, 2019 Running | History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

How did 20th Century Europe's most liberal democracy fall into the hands of fascists? From Hitler's political scheming that turned Germany's parliament into a House of Cards, his War on Truth leading to book burning, and his scapegoating of minorities, this series explores in extraordinary detail the events leading up to the outbreak of World War II.


Benjamin Franklin (2022)Benjamin Franklin (2022)
PBS, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Ken Burns's two-part, four-hour documentary, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th Century's most consequential and compelling personalities.


Lincoln's DilemmaLincoln's Dilemma
Apple TV+, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

This documentary is a fresh exploration of President Lincoln and the complex journey to end slavery. Narrated by Jeffrey Wright and featuring the voices of Bill Camp as Abraham Lincoln and Leslie Odom Jr. as Frederick Douglass, the series is a 21st century examination of a complicated man and the people and events that shaped his evolving stance on slavery.


The World WarsThe World Wars
History, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Military/War, History
Rating: 4/5

An assassination in Sarajevo sparks a global war. For the next 30 years, deadly fighting rages across Europe, Africa, China and the Pacific. Hitler. Churchill. De Gaulle. MacArthur. Patton. Stalin. Mussolini. We know them as legends. But they first learn what it will take to rise to greatness as young soldiers, fighting for their lives on the front lines. This is the story of a generation of men who come of age in the trenches of World War I, only to become the leaders of World War II. The lessons they learn on the front lines shape them as they rise to power-and haunt them as the deadly fighting breaks out again. Some become heroes, forged in courage under fire. Others emerge as the most infamous villains the world has ever seen.


Kennedy (2023)Kennedy (2023)
History, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Crime, History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 2.3/5

A chronicle of John F. Kennedy's life, including his youth, ascension into politics, presidency, and his lasting impact on history.


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