History


New! Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands (American Masters) 113 min.

Explore the life, career, art and legacy of the African American contralto and civil rights pioneer Marian Anderson. Anchored by key performances in her career, Marian Anderson: The Whole World in Her Hands shows how her quiet genius and breathtaking voice set the stage for Black performers in classical music, and a louder voice for civil rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Last Days of Pompeii (Secrets of the Dead) 56 min.

What were the last days in Pompeii like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago? In 2021, for the first time, an ornate four-wheeled ceremonial chariot was discovered in the ruins of Pompeii, offering new insights into the lives of wealthy, high-ranking landowners who lived in villas on rich farmland outside the city.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Michael Flynn's Holy War 54 min.

Lt. General Michael Flynn: from elite soldier overseas to waging “spiritual war” in America. With the Associated Press, examine how Flynn emerged as a leading conspiracy theorist, from QAnon to “Stop the Steal” and his ties to Christian nationalism.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Putin's Road to War 54 min.

The inside story of what led to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine. The events that shaped the Russian leader, the grievances that drive him, and how a growing conflict with the West exploded into war in Europe.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes 112 min.

Discover the life and music of jazz luminary Ron Carter, the most recorded bassist in history. Featuring original concert footage and candid interviews with jazz legends such as Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and Jon Batiste, Finding the Right Notes is a vibrant portrait of one of America's great musical trailblazers.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies 120 min.

Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad travel across Egypt, hoping to answer some of the many questions surrounding the life and death of Tutankhamun. They speak with leading scholars, enjoy exclusive access to the tomb British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered 100 years ago in the Valley of the Kings, and visit several active dig sites--they even see the face of the pharaoh!

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies - Episode 1 54 min.

El Shazly and Rashad speak to leading scholars at the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, which houses Tutankhamun’s treasures, enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, and visit several active dig sites across Egypt, including Saqqara and Luxor. Featuring insight from Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr.Mostafa Waziry and more.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies - Episode 2 53 min.

El Shazly and Rashad continue their investigation into the boy king's life, looking closely at his advisors as he sought to reverse his infamous father’s religious and cultural revolution, and the factors surrounding his untimely death. Featuring commentary from leading Egyptologists Dr. Zahi Hawass, Fayza Haikal, Salima Ikram and more.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Zelenskyy: The Man Who Took on Putin 26 min.

This documentary charts the rise of the comedian, actor and entertainer who became the improbable wartime leader. Explore the man behind the series of game-changing media appearances which have encapsulated the defiant response of a nation. What motivates him? How did he transform from joker to leader and what is the next chapter of his story?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! The Soviet Union 135 min.

The Soviet Union was officially formed in 1922, a country, a political experiment, an ideal, a great scar across history. Officially known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the USSR was a one-party state, governed, controlled, and tormented by a single party rule. That of the Communist Party. No nation has inflicted such destruction on its own population in the name of progress. Power co...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022