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Episodes (13)

  1. 1. Albert Einstein
    October 8, 2004
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Born in Germany in 1879, Albert Einstein was a surprisingly poor student. How did he become one of the 20th century's most important minds and recognizable faces?
  2. 2. Michelangelo: Artist And Man
    April 2, 1996
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Follow the life and work of the great artist Michelangelo from his apprenticeship to the call to Rome by Pope Julius II to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
  3. 3. Vincent Van Gogh: A Stroke Of Genius
    November 28, 1997
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Learn the tragic story of the immortal artist whose works are among the world's most treasured masterpieces today, but who was almost completely ignored in his own lifetime.
  4. 4. Maria Callas
    November 23, 2004
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Explore the life and career of the opera star known for her glorious voice, dramatic gifts, stormy temperament, and romance with Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
  5. 5. Confucius: Words Of Wisdom
    August 9, 1998
    44min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Born into chaotic times, K'ung Fu-tzu developed a radical plan to end suffering of the Chinese people. Explore the life of the sage renowned for his serenity and wisdom but whose own life was filled with turmoil.
  6. 6. Thomas A. Edison: Father Of Invention
    August 5, 1996
    45min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Hear Thomas Edison's assistant from his most prolific days of invention describe the man who revolutionized the worlds of communications and entertainment.
  7. 7. Helen Gurley Brown: The Original Cosmo Girl: Host: Karen Stone
    January 25, 1997
    50min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    From tragic childhood in the Arkansas Ozarks to the uproar caused by her most famous book "Sex and the Single Girl," discover how a publishing legend became the toast of Manhattan.
  8. 8. Mark Twain: His Amazing Adventures
    November 21, 1996
    46min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Follow American author Mark Twain's irresistible odyssey from steamboat pilot to miner to failed inventor to acclaimed lecturer.
  9. 9. Jules Verne, The Extraordinary Journeys Of: Host: Tara Carnes
    May 13, 1996
    44min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Discover the life of the French author of such fanciful travel and science fiction tales as "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Around the World in 80 Days."
  10. 10. Charles Dickens: A Tale Of Ambition And Genius
    May 8, 1997
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Genius and fame could not keep one of the most prolific writers of Victorian England from the ghosts that haunted him until his death. Find out how Charles Dickens' early pain fueled his ambition.
  11. 11. Mary Kay
    December 15, 2006
    45min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Discover how Mary Kay Ash turned a $5,000 investment into a multi-national company with over $2 billion in annual sales - and helped women on her sales force to realize their own dreams of success.
  12. 12. Sigmund Freud: Analysis Of A Mind
    August 9, 1996
    44min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Explore the youth of the founder of modern psychology, his use of cocaine, his irrational fears, and the psychological detective story that led him to his greatest discoveries.
  13. 14. Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery Of: Host: Peter Graves
    October 31, 1996
    44min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Edgar Allan Poe is the all-time master of the macabre, but the story of his life was more bizarre than the tales he told. For Poe was a man both greatly blessed and supremely cursed.

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1996
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