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1. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,084

2. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creators: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 890

3. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.7
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Rex Reed, Truman Capote

Votes: 335

4. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 418

5. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 579

6. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology. The series has focused (among other things) on wonders of ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Nash | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,350

7. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 637

8. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 514

9. Trump: What's the Deal? (1991)

83 min | Documentary

8.0
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Donald Trump is one of the richest and most famous men in America, but on what foundation has his success been built? From accusations of harassment to repeated flirtations with bankruptcy,... See full summary »

Writer: Jesse Kornbluth | Stars: Jonathan Alter, Gary Belis, Jimmy Breslin, Graydon Carter

Votes: 24

10. Broadway: The American Musical (2004 TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

Votes: 280

11. Playdate (1961–1964)

60 min

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Stars: Gillie Fenwick, Jack Creley, Drew Thompson, Ed McNamara

12. Moving Pictures (1990– )

40 min | Documentary

6.6
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Award winning in-depth arts journalism series reporting on cinema around the globe.

Stars: Howard Schuman, Peter Bogdanovich, Andrew Yule, Richard Branson

Votes: 12

13. Would You Kindly Direct Me to Hell?: The Infamous Dorothy Parker (1994 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

4.7
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Writers: Vickie Karp, Robert Yuhas | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Heywood Hale Broun, Randy Sue Coburn, Brendan Gill

Votes: 33

14. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: City of Tomorrow (1929-1941) (2001)

Documentary, History

7.9
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Writers: Ric Burns, James Sanders | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Bella Abzug, Marshall Berman, Philip Bosco, Calvin O. Butts III

Votes: 10

15. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: Cosmopolis (1919-1931) (1999)

Documentary, History

8.1
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Writers: Ric Burns, James Sanders | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Philip Bosco, Robert A. Caro, Daniel Czitrom, Keith David

Votes: 10

16. Moving Pictures (1990– )
Episode: Episode dated 19 February 1995 (1995)

Documentary

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Stars: Paul Attanasio, Hilyard M. Brown, Stanley Cortez, Ralph Fiennes

17. Charlie Rose (1991– )
Episode: Episode dated 22 May 1996 (1996)

56 min | News, Talk-Show

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An panel on `Gotcha' Journalism

Stars: Charlie Rose, Jonathan Alter, Kurt Andersen, Brendan Gill

18. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)
Episode: Episode dated 29 December 1971 (1971)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Dick Cavett, Hal Holbrook, Brendan Gill, Jerry Lee Lewis

19. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Give My Regards to Broadway: 1893-1927 (2004)

Documentary, Music

9.1
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At the beginning of the twentieth century, Broadway was dominated by two names: George M. Cohan and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.. Cohan wrote and starred in his own shows. Ziegfeld pioneered the ... See full summary »

Writers: Marc Fields, Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, Martin Starger | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Nancy Kathryn Anderson, Julie Andrews, Mary Ellen Barrett, Irving Berlin

Votes: 11

20. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: I Got Plenty o' Nuttin': 1929-1942 (2004)

Documentary, Music

7.6
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The Great Depression ushered in a new era of the Broadway musical. Gone were the frothy, nonsensical shows of the 1920s. Broadway musicals were now either reflective of the harsh times (... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Kantor, Martin Starger | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Julie Andrews, Fred Astaire, Hank Azaria, Mary Ellen Barrett

Votes: 8

21. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis: In a Class of Her Own (1995)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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Stars: Oleg Cassini, Brendan Gill, John F. Kennedy, Luis Muñoz Marín

Votes: 51

22. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Lindbergh (1990)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

4.9
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Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Arnold Forster, Brendan Gill, Stacy Keach, Max Lerner

Votes: 15

23. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Murder of the Century (1995)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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A documentary chronicling the events surrounding the murder of famed architect Stanford White by millionaire Harry Thaw over the affections of showgirl Evelyn Nesbitt in New York in 1906.

Writer: Carl Charlson | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Brendan Gill, David Lowe, Suzannah Lessard

Votes: 16

24. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part 6 - The City of Tomorrow (1999)

114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Reveals the immense new forces that were unleashed in New York.

Writer: Emma Lazarus | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Bella Abzug, Marshall Berman, Philip Bosco

Votes: 17

25. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part 7 - The City and the World (1999)

137 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Episode seven chronicles the history of New York from the end of the Second World War to the present.

Writers: Ric Burns, James Sanders | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Bella Abzug, Marshall Berman, Philip Bosco

Votes: 18

26. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part I - The Country and the City (1999)

112 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Episode one begins in 1609 and chronicles the arrival of the Dutch.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Thomas Bender, Carol Berkin, Calvin O. Butts III

Votes: 35

27. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part III - Sunshine and Shadow (1999)

111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Episode three turns the spotlight on greed and wealth.

Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Ruth J. Abram, Philip Bosco, Robert A. Caro

Votes: 23

28. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part IV - The Power and the People (1999)

114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Episode four follows New York into a new century.

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Ruth J. Abram, Joan Allen, Marshall Berman

Votes: 22

29. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part V - Cosmopolis (1999)

114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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Episode five tells the African-American experience and the birth of the new media industries.

Writer: Ronald Blumer | Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Ruth Abram, Joan Allen, Thomas Bender

Votes: 20

30. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin': 1943-1960 (2004)

Documentary, Music

8.6
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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II - a newly formed songwriting team due to Lorenz Hart's ill health - ushered in a new era of the Broadway musical with the revolutionary production ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Starger, JoAnn Young | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Cris Alexander, Julie Andrews, Jack Benny, Irving Berlin

Votes: 7

31. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )
Episode: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004)

Documentary, Music

6.6
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It is fitting that "The Producers", an homage to the making of Broadway musicals, is one the biggest hits to end this era of Broadway musicals as the producer once again comes to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Kantor, Laurence Maslon, Martin Starger | Director: Michael Kantor | Stars: Cindy Adams, Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 13

32. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898) (1999)

Documentary, History

8.6
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This period in New York's history covers many local characters and the corruption but also the building of the Brooklyn bridge and the erection of the Statue of Liberty.

Writers: Ric Burns, James Sanders | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Ruth J. Abram, Philip Bosco, Robert A. Caro, Caleb Carr

Votes: 8

33. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Astors: High Society (1996)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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Their name is synonymous with wealth and glamour. Their saga is marked by five generations of tragedy, family feuds and philanthropy.

Stars: John Jacob Astor, Mrs. Vincent Astor, Nancy Astor, Winston Churchill

Votes: 27

34. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: The City and the World (1945-2000) (2001)

Documentary, History

7.7
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Writers: Ric Burns, James Sanders | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Bella Abzug, Marshall Berman, Philip Bosco, Calvin O. Butts III

Votes: 6

35. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: The Country and the City (1609-1825) (1999)

Documentary, History

8.7
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The first of 8 shows of the history of New York City. This one starts with the first Europeans and how the city started to grow.

Writers: Ric Burns, James Sanders | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Thomas Bender, Carol Berkin, Calvin O. Butts III, Caleb Carr

Votes: 11

36. Playdate (1961–1964)
Episode: The Day the Money Stopped (1963)

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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Brendan Gill | Director: Melwyn Breen | Stars: Darren McGavin, Susan Chapple, Frank Perry, Aileen Seaton

37. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: The Empire State Building (1994)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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This program focuses on the symbolic and historical aspects of the Empire State Building rather than its architecture and technology. The world's tallest building was preceded but a ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Nash | Director: Andrew Thomas | Stars: Irwin G. Cantor, Brendan Gill

Votes: 17

38. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: The Power and the People (1898-1918) (1999)

Documentary, History

8.5
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This episode covers the period from 1898 to 1914, and documents the rise of Al Smith to governer after he enacted laws to protect working people in the state of New York after the terrible ... See full summary »

Writers: Ric Burns, James Sanders | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Ruth J. Abram, Joan Allen, Carol Berkin, Philip Bosco

Votes: 8

39. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story (1990)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Biographical portrait of one of Broadway's most brilliant songwriters. Told through the use of archival material and interviews with the rich and famous that knew him, this portrait concentrates on his career and his public life events.

Writer: Allan Albert | Director: Allan Albert | Stars: Bobby Short, Richard Adler, Fred Astaire, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 72