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1. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 2,962

2. The Start of Dreams (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.2
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An award-winning stage director uses his influence to expose teenagers to the art of theatre through an intense Broadway monologue competition.

Director: Horne Brothers | Stars: Cherise Boothe, Bronner Brothers, Chris Chalk, Anthony Chisholm

Votes: 8

3. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

Documentary, Biography, History

8.9
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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,330

4. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 300,720

5. FDR: A Presidency Revealed (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary

8.8
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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Marian Anderson, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill

Votes: 43

6. The Century: America's Time (1999– )

Not Rated | 750 min | Documentary

8.7
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Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jennings, John Updike, Stephen Ambrose, Neil Simon

Votes: 59

7. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 6 - Blind with Weeping (2001)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 18

8. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: FDR: Part I (1994)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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Polio at age 39, president at age 50. Explore the public and private life of a determined man who steered this country through two monumental crises: the Depression and World War II. FDR ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Winston Churchill, David McCullough, Eleanor Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 103

9. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Fire of Life (1910-1919) (2014)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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FDR, now 28 years old, first sought and won elected office in 1910 when he ran for a seat in the New York state senate. He ran and won as a Democrat and his party did well in these midterm ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jonathan Alter, William Jennings Bryan, Keith Carradine, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 92

10. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Storm (1920-1933) (2014)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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Franklin Roosevelt was nominated as the vice presidential candidate for the 1920 election. He campaigned vigorously and was joined by Eleanor who, along with all other women, were going to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jonathan Alter, Keith Carradine, Kevin Conway, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Votes: 83

11. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 38,522

12. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Common Cause (1939-1944) (2014)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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After the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 Franklin Roosevelt assured the nation that the USA would remain neutral. The public generally agreed. He did ask Congress to authorize ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Meryl Streep, Patricia Clarkson, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 85

13. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The National Pastime (1994)

TV-PG | 148 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.6
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In Europe, in the Pacific, on the homefront, both African-Americans and whites fight to make the world safe for democracy. When the world ends, Major League Baseball becomes, in fact, what it has always claimed to be: the national pastime.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Arthur Ashe, Red Barber

Votes: 76

14. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: The Rising Road (1933-1939) (2014)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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By the time Franklin was inaugurated in March 1933, 5000 banks had failed and 9 million bank accounts were wiped out. He declared a 3 day bank holiday and went on the radio urging people to... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Peter Coyote, Meryl Streep, Patricia Clarkson, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 87

15. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.5
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 34,029

16. Pritzker Military Library Presents (2006– )

55 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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Stars: Ed Tracy, Kenneth Clarke, Aaron Pylinski, Jay Johnson

Votes: 14

17. The Ten Thousand Day War (1980– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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A comprehensive history of the American stage of the Vietnam War.

Stars: Joseph B. Anderson, Anthony Astuccio, Peter Braestrup, George R. Christmas

Votes: 198

18. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962) (2014)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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The war - and the resulting levels of work and security - had kept Franklin Roosevelt out of public sight. By the spring of 1944 however, he was seriously ill with bronchitis. This ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jonathan Alter, H.W. Brands, Patricia Clarkson, Blanche Wiesen Cook

Votes: 76

19. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 1 - Ambition (2001)

Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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Stars: David Morse, Holly Hunter, David McCullough, Jean Harvey Baker

Votes: 124

20. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Chapter 5 (2016)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.5
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The Butcher and her mob arrive at the house, with intent on killing Matt and Shelby, who are saved by an unlikely ally. The origins of the house are revealed.

Director: Nelson Cragg | Stars: Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lily Rabe

Votes: 2,108

21. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: In the Arena (1901-1910) (2014)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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Having boundless energy Teddy Roosevelt proved to be a president like no other. He set out to shift power from the Congress, which dominated at the time, to the executive branch of ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: H.W. Brands, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Peter Coyote, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 95

22. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,473

23. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,099

24. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: FDR: Part II (1994)

TV-PG | 69 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Polio at age 39, president at age 50. Explore the public and private life of a determined man who steered this country through two monumental crises: the Depression and World War II. FDR ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, King George V, David McCullough

Votes: 48

25. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Faith of Fifty Million People (1994)

TV-PG | 117 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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Before and after World War I, a steady stream of immigrants lands on the shores of America. They want instantly to become American. To pursue the American dream. To play the American game.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Adam Arkin, Red Barber, Keith Carradine

Votes: 79

26. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,248

27. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 15,094

28. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln, a House Divided Part 4 - The Dearest of All Things (2001)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 19

29. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
Episode: Get Action (1858-1901) (2014)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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The Roosevelt family originally migrated from Holland in the 17th century. They eventually became one of New York's most prominent families with a dedication to public service. Teddy ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Clay Jenkinson, George Will, David McCullough, Jon Meacham

Votes: 97

30. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: Shadow Ball (1994)

TV-PG | 122 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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In the period 1930-40, the Depression had a major impact on the game of baseball. Many teams were nearing bankruptcy with attendance dwindling and fan interest at its lowest ebb. The owners... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Red Barber

Votes: 77

31. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: Something Like a War (1994)

TV-PG | 103 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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In 1894, a sportwriter named Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson takes over a struggling minor league - the Western League - and turns it into a financial success.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 92

32. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Tenth Inning: Top of the Tenth (2010)

TV-PG | 118 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.3
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This latest entry covers the period from the early 1990's onward. Labor relations deteriorated badly in the early part of that decade leading to the players strike in August 1994. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Hank Aaron, Felipe Alou, Barry Bonds, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 119

33. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a possessed farmhouse, and a cult.

Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

Votes: 222,310

34. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided Part 2 - We Are Elected (2001)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: David Grubin | Stars: Jean Harvey Baker, David Herbert Donald, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Kevin R. Hershberger

Votes: 25

35. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided Part 3 - Shattered (2001)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 25

36. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Part 5 - This Frightful War (2001)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

Votes: 19

37. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: LBJ: Part 1 - Beautiful Texas (1991)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Award winning filmmaker David Grubin profiles one of the most controversial U.S. presidents, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who rose from obscurity to the pinnacle of power, only to suffer ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: David McCullough, Joe Cervetto, John Connally, Robert Dallek

Votes: 68

38. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: LBJ: Part 2 - My Fellow Americans (1991)

TV-PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Award winning filmmaker David Grubin profiles one of the most controversial U.S. presidents, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who rose from obscurity to the pinnacle of power, only to suffer ... See full summary »

Stars: Lyndon Johnson, George Ball, Larry Berman, William Bundy

Votes: 62

39. Overheard (2010– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Evan Smith, Lawrence Wright, Richard Linklater, Jonathan Alter

Votes: 6

40. Ask This Old House (2002– )

30 min | Reality-TV, Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Kevin O'Connor, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Roger Cook

Votes: 167

41. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
Episode: Doris Kearns Goodwin (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.9
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses last night's elections.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 13

42. The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990– )

278 min | Drama

7.8
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This sweeping mini-series profiling the Kennedy family ran three nights. The film chronicles 55 years in the lives of the family opening in 1906 with the marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Affleck, Cindy Baer, Deborah Bancroft, Paul Bronk

Votes: 105

43. The Daily Show (1996– )
Episode: Doris Kearns Goodwin (2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Jon is joined by author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Steve Bodow, Randall Christy, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 19

44. The Daily Show (1996– )
Episode: Doris Kearns Goodwin (2008)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 6

45. Spielberg (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 147 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Butler

Votes: 2,074

46. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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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: 729

47. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
Episode: Doris Kearns Goodwin (2006)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Director: Jim Hoskinson | Stars: Stephen Colbert, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 9

48. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)
Episode: Doris Kearns Goodwin (2008)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Stephen Colbert, Susan Eisenhower, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 6

49. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015– )

TV-PG | 62 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human, Jen Spyra

Votes: 6,435

50. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

90 min | News

7.6
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 414