NonfictionFor the very first time, Leah and Mike meet with former members of a different organization--the Jehovah's Witnesses. In this special 2-hour episode, a panel of contributors open up and share their personal stories of growing up in this secretive organization. Our hosts will hear stories of tragedy and loss including: family members who died from refusing blood transfusions; siblings and parents lost to suicide; families torn apart by the practice of disfellowshipping (shunning); the belief in women's inherent inferiority; and the alleged failure to punish child abusers or even to believe in claims of abuse. Our audience w
NonfictionTyson interviews the late renowned chef, writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain. He’s joined in the Hall of the Universe by comedian co-host Sasheer Zamata, along with Guy Crosby and Yvette d’Entremont, to discuss the science of food as it relates to taste, cooking and climate change. Natalia Reagan weighs in from the Heatonist hot sauce shop in Brooklyn, where she tries one of the hottest sauces in the world.
NonfictionIn 1998, a gifted Philadelphia graduate student is found murdered in her bed. The hunt for her killer forces police to reevaluate a series of unsolved crimes, turning the city upside down. Will her killer be caught or will he strike again?
NonfictionThe crew heads to San Francisco to investigate the historic Westerfeld House, which played host to satanic rituals performed by underground occultist filmmaker Kenneth Anger and Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey.
NonfictionExperience an exciting journey through the 75 year history of the Marvel Universe, from its humble beginnings as Timely Comics in 1939 to the birth of The Marvel Age in the 1960s, and finally the cinematic blockbusters of today.
NonfictionSophia Putney-Wilcox is excited to start her senior year of high school after ending her abusive relationship with her boyfriend Adam. Unable to take the rejection, Adam breaks into her house with a bottle of gasoline and a lighter.
NonfictionFor decades, Korea and its people labor under Japanese imperialist rule. But in 1912, in a small town outside Pyongyang, a child is born — Kim Il Sung — coinciding with an omen of imperialism’s doom. Kingdom of the Kims explores the story of how an unknown guerrilla fighter rises to power, takes complete control of his country and makes himself a god in the eyes of his people.
NonfictionThe Ghost Adventures crew faces unprecedented paranormal energy as they conduct a live investigation inside Zak Bagans' Haunted Museum. Expedition Unknown's Josh Gates guides viewers through the action as the night unfolds.
NonfictionIt was a state-of-the-art commuter plane making a simple one-hour flight from Taipei to a Taiwanese island off the coast of China. But within minutes of takeoff, TransAsia Flight 235 plunged into the Keelung River, killing all but 15 people on board. To determine the cause of the crash, investigators examine stunning footage captured by the dashcam of a passing car and uncover shocking evidence about the captain and even the airline itself.
NonfictionAlton "reloads" his classic fondue show with some cheesy science and a completely new recipe, because he really didn't like the first one that much anyway. The Lady of the Refrigerator returns and boy, is she mad!
NonfictionIn this eight-part series, Leah Remini, along with high level former Scientology executives and Church members, delves deep into shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences.
NonfictionIn rural Indiana, the badly burned body of a young woman is found in an open field. Soon, investigators discover a harrowing tale that leads back to witchcraft, a cast of troubled teens, and a surprising love triangle that was cursed from the start.
NonfictionA mix-up means five gifted cookie makers must hack Halloween cookie cutters into classic Christmas cookies. Then they have to make cookie advent calendars with surprises hidden behind each day.
NonfictionThe Son of God tracks the decline of Kim Il Sung and the rise of his son, Kim Jong Il. Jong is an unlikely successor to his father. He is not a military man — he is obsessed with cinema, particularly James Bond films. This is the story of how he uses filmmaking and propaganda to win his father’s approval — and power.
NonfictionA fire chief's wife is found burned to death in her home. An autopsy reveals the cause of death was not the fire, but a gunshot to the head, shocking this small Louisiana town. This arson turned homicide leaves a killer to be found.
NonfictionA couple custom-built their dream home on a large, private lot, but it doesn't work for them anymore. Hilary thinks a renovation will ease Theresa's concerns, while David is sure that a smaller home will solve all their problems.
NonfictionA wave of horror strikes the wealthy enclave of Aspen, Colorado, when heiress Nancy Pfister is found brutally murdered in her mountain home. As police work to untangle a twisted web of suspects, a shocking confession puts a sudden end to the investigation. But with millions on the line, does the confession tell the whole story?
NonfictionModern vampires come in many guises, but they all address our fascination with sex and death. From the ghastly Count Orlok to the glam vampires of True Blood, thirsty fiends are endlessly appealing.
NonfictionFacebook’s response to charges of promoting “fake news” and disrupting American politics. Dozens of interviews and rare footage show the company’s role sowing division worldwide and the challenges facing the powerful social media platform.
NonfictionFour remaining chefs take Thanksgiving classics to new heights. In round one, they turn sweet pies into a holiday side and in round two, they tackle leftovers. One chef will be eliminated as the final three get closer to $25,000.
NonfictionAfter receiving reports from a Zimbabwe crocodile expert that a giant renegade crocodile named Bizmark is terrorizing villages along the Zambezi River, wildlife expert Casey Anderson packs his bags and heads to Africa.
NonfictionEarly warnings about Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy in the U.S. and around the world. Dozens of original interviews and rare footage show how the company faced claims of misuse while becoming an unprecedented global power.
NonfictionAnthony Bourdain's unique perspective and voice altered the world of food, travel and culture and in the process reinvented how audiences watched television and engaged intimately and actively with the world around them.
NonfictionHow state governments and Wall Street led America’s public pensions into a $4-trillion hole. FRONTLINE investigates the consequences for teachers, police, firefighters, and other public servants and who will be held accountable?
NonfictionModern-day China has been built on the traditions and innovations of the past. In this aerial journey, explore the sprawling nation from a whole new perspective. See how nature has served as both an enemy and an ally, and meet people who have built lives in the unlikeliest of places, from steep river valleys to harsh desert landscapes. It’s a coast-to-coast tour of a vast and varied nation, where ancient customs continue to shape the landscape and the people.
NonfictionThe world's biggest car program is back with a brand new, two-part special in which Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take three V8-engined sports cars on a grueling 1600 journey through the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia.
NonfictionMichael Wood goes back to the beginnings of Chinese history to find clues to today's China. Starting with a family reunion, when 300 relatives gather to worship their ancestors on 'Tomb Sweeping Day,' Michael explores ancient myths and archaeological sites to uncover the origins of the Chinese state; he examines the first Chinese writing, and tells the dramatic tale of the bloodthirsty First Emperor, before an amazing climax with a million pilgrims at a festival on the Yellow River.
NonfictionThe crew travels to St. Anthony, ID, to investigate a former school with a dark history of suicide and death. The guys capture paranormal activity that proves the children who lost their lives are still trapped on the grounds.
NonfictionA shadow puppet performance provides an entry into understanding Indonesia, a country comprised of thousands of islands whose people endured political turmoil, and one in which, Bourdain discovers, food is the great unifier.
NonfictionThe 1999 murder of a 17-year-old sends shockwaves across a rural Kentucky community. When the police investigation stalls, her family vows to solve it themselves. But in their long hunt for justice, they discover that evil is sickeningly close to home.
NonfictionSeasoned expats agree on the area of London they want to live in, but their similarities end there. She wants a second bedroom to host visiting loved ones, while his priority is closeness to public transportation.
NonfictionFive of the country's most creative chefs put their spin on every food lover's favorite holiday. They must reinvent one classic Thanksgiving side and make a Turkey dinner in just one hour. At the end, only four chefs will remain.
NonfictionDoris Angleton is shot 13 times in her home, and cops assume it's connected to her husband's huge bookmaking business. But Doris has her own secrets - like an affair that started in the unchartered territory of AOL chatrooms.
NonfictionIn a tale of fantastic geographical sweep, Michael Wood conjures up China's first great international age, the Tang Dynasty. From picturesque old cities on the Yellow River he travels to the bazaars of the Silk Road in Central Asia, and on to India in the footsteps of the Chinese monk who brought Buddhist texts to China. He uncovers the coming of Christianity, sails the Grand Canal, and tracks the spread of Chinese culture across East Asia, an influence 'as profound as Rome on the Latin West’.
NonfictionFollow Alton Brown on his mission to throw off the dry turkey curse that's haunted his family for ages. Can he unlock the secrets to a juicy turkey that cooks in just two hours before being overrun by meddling kinfolk?
NonfictionFour repeat champs are back for the chance to win $50,000. The first basket has a seafood delicacy that requires thoughtfulness, and the two remaining chefs face off in a dessert round with a basket that is fittingly difficult.
NonfictionZombies are the monsters of the 21st century, and America's major contribution to horror. What set off zombie fever? All roads lead to George Romero, who made zombies a metaphor for social ills.
NonfictionThe fear that demons will enter our bodies and make us do terrible things has inspired some of the most frightening films ever made, including the masterpieces Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist.
NonfictionGordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to Bella Gianna’s, a family-owned Italian restaurant located in Congers, NY. After intense investigation and surveillance, Ramsay and his team discover the owner’s temper has caused tension in the workplace and within his own family. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours. Watch, as the clock ticks down and Ramsay and his team transform this restaurant with a spectacular renovation, a fresh new menu and hope for the future.
NonfictionA couple wants to set down roots in Provence, France, to enjoy the vineyards, olive fields and mild climate. But this expensive southern region of France may be out of reach on their tight budget.
NonfictionJungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive place on earth. Flooded forests are home to caiman hunting jaguars and strange dolphins that swim amongst the tree tops, while in the dense underworld, ninja frogs fight off wasps and flying dragons soar between trees.
NonfictionIn part two, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continue in their quest to take three V8-engined sports cars on an epic journey through Patagonia to the southernmost city in the world. Along the way they encounter stunning landscapes, mechanical meltdowns and torturously unpaved roads before a terrifying turn of events brings their adventure to a heart-stopping climax.
NonfictionIn recent years, our knowledge of life beneath the waves has been transformed. Using cutting-edge technology, One Ocean takes us on a journey from the intense heat of the tropics to our planet's frozen poles to reveal new worlds and extraordinary never-before-seen animal behaviors.
NonfictionIn the second part of the Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their epic African Odyssey. Having survived insane traffic, lethal mud slides and some distinctly dubious map reading, the trio and their ailing estate cars reach the climax of their quest to find the definitive source of the Nile.
NonfictionIn the first of an all-new two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. In order to do so, they must first drive across a country that has been largely closed to Westerners for over 40 years: Burma. The trio must make this trip in three trucks that have been bought for a limited budget. What follows is an epic journey of beautiful scenery, regular adversity, ongoing malfunction, and constant bickering between the three hosts.
NonfictionBourdain joins the throngs of locals as he motorbikes through Vietnam's capital and indulges in its singular cuisine with president Barack Obama, who, over a dish of Bun Cha, shares personal stories and reflects on his own international travels.
NonfictionAn inside look at the secret protocols, elite security and hidden history of the world's most public of private residences. What is the most secret room in the White House and what makes it so powerful? What secret visitors have been to the White House--invited or not? What kind of background checks are needed to work at the White House? What security measures go into effect if the White House is under attack? For over 200 years, the White House has functioned as a Presidential residence, Executive Office and national command center. But more guarded than the White House itself--are its secrets. Secrets that have remained
NonfictionMore than three decades after the debut of Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking and iconic series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” it’s time once again to set sail for the stars. Host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to discover earth’s Cosmic Address and its coordinates in space and time. Viewers meet Renaissance Italy’s Giordano Bruno, who had a spiritual epiphany about the infinite expanse of the universe. Then, Tyson walks across the Cosmic Calendar, on which all of time has been compressed into a year-at-a-glance calendar, from the Big Bang to the moment humans first make
NonfictionBourdain digs deep into the proud, often misunderstood culture of West Virginia, as he traverses a 5,000 foot mine, observes the demolition derby-like sport of rock-bouncing and dines on signature Appalachian dishes.
NonfictionAnthony Bourdain explores Shanghai by savoring classic, home-style cuisine at restaurants that include Chun and Fuchun Xiaolong and converses with locals who give their take on their country's booming economy and expanding global influence.
NonfictionWhat Burroughs called "Interzone", where artists like Burroughs, Bowles, Rimbaud, Verlaine, the Rolling Stones sought escape from Western moral prohibitions and the possibilities of great empty spaces. But what is it like now?
NonfictionEx-Scientologists Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue their mission to expose and give voice to the victims of Scientology practices. Mirriam and Saina, two women raised together inside the Church of Scientology's now defunct Cadet Org, share heartrending stories of abandonment and sexual abuse. With Leah's moral support, they both take a courageous step toward achieving justice.
NonfictionUnspoiled paradise or microcosm for the end of times? With acclaimed film director Darren Aronofsky (Noah, Requiem for a Dream, The Black Swan, Pi) as his travel companion, Bourdain explores this island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. Starting the journey in the chaotic, crowded capital city Tana, Bourdain samples the cuisine of legendary Malagasy chef Mariette Andrianjaka, including a goose specialty and and broth with chicken and ginger.
NonfictionThe story of Thanksgiving, with its costumed Pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkin pie, zigzags through American history with some surprising twists. At the iconic Thanksgiving feast of 1621--no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce was served, and that event was wiped from the history books for 200 years! In the 19th Century, some southern states thought Thanksgiving was an abolitionist plot and refused to celebrate it. Thanksgiving didn't become an annual national holiday until World War II. What started as a somber Puritan day of prayer is now about football and food. How did we get there?
NonfictionA couple moves to Waco, TX, and wants to find a historic house that can be turned into their dream home. While their choice has tons of potential, Chip and Jo will have their hands full drawing out the home's charming elements.
NonfictionDive beneath the sea in search of the Tulsamerican, a B-24 bomber that crashed at the height of World War II. Join a team of archaeologists on a dangerous mission to recover the fallen airmen and identify their remains.
NonfictionMusician Mike Herrera and his wife, Holli, are moving to Waco and want a home with lots of space and a large studio. But when Chip finds serious structural issues, they realize they may not finish the project in time.
NonfictionChip Gaines has always dreamed of opening a restaurant. After Jo walks the Elite Cafe property that's for sale and hears his vision for a modern breakfast joint, she jumps on board and agrees to help make Chip's dream a reality.
NonfictionJoe and Shawndrea follow up on a handful of "Phoenix sightings," since her disappearance and begin to question whether she'd been lured into a new life more dangerous than she could have anticipated. A surprising lead takes us to an unexpected locale.
NonfictionAfter cutting ties with Death Row Records and Suge Knight, Dr. Dre starts Aftermath Records, (an imprint under Interscope) and discovers Eminem, producing him to international success. Though Jimmy Iovine and Dre continue to produce a top-tier roster of talent, structural changes in the music industry force them to innovate their business model, leading to the creation of Beats Electronics and their flagship product, Beats By Dr. Dre.
NonfictionAfter a long delay on a hot July evening in 1996, TWA Flight 800 leaves John F. Kennedy Airport carrying 230 passengers and crew en route to Paris. Minutes after takeoff, the Boeing 747 jumbo jet suddenly explodes without warning, killing everyone aboard. Was it a bomb? A missile? A design flaw? To find the answer, the NTSB must attempt the unthinkable: rebuild the entire plane, piece by shattered piece.
NonfictionJonathan and Drew help a pair of soon-to-be empty nesters transform their bland five-bedroom home into a showpiece so they can downsize to the perfect single-story retirement property near Nashville.
NonfictionAt the southern end of the Andes, in the remote reaches of Patagonia, everything must adapt to constant upheaval, invasion, and explosive change. Cold winds swirl around the Torres del Paine, while one of the most southerly rainforests in the world bursts with natural treasures. See how the Andes’ wild and untamed creatures like pumas, frogs, beavers, and more navigate a world of active volcanoes, ice fields, and prehistoric trees.
NonfictionIna Garten is sharing her tips for sensational salads for every season. For an all-in-one spring dinner, her Crispy Mustard Chicken and Frisee Salad is unbeatable, and Tarragon Shrimp Salad is an easy and delicious summer lunch.
NonfictionToni Henthorn, M.D is a brilliant surgeon and mother with a seemingly perfect home life. When a romantic getaway weekend turns tragic, the question is whether she's the victim of an unfortunate accident...or the target of a black-hearted master plan worth millions.
NonfictionIn the wetlands of Asia, fishing cats have adapted to an aquatic lifestyle. High in the forest of Central America, a female margay leaps from tree to tree, slow-motion footage revealing her acrobatic skills.
NonfictionBarbara Gooding's life is torn apart when her son, 18 year-old Keoin Gooding, dies in her arms. It's up to Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick to read Keoin's bullet wounds to determine who shot the teenager... leaving the entire community stunned.
NonfictionDuring the beet harvest, Molly Yeh makes Chocolate Doughnuts with Coffee Glaze to keep the farmers going. For her end-of-harvest supper party, she makes Goulash with Bread Dumplings and a Spiced Apple Pie.