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1. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

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

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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

2. John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 501 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

3. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

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True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Writers: Laura Hillenbrand, Gary Ross | Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

4. The Colbert Report (2005– )

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

8.7
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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

5. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

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The premiere television News magazine.

Creator: Don Hewitt | Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley

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

Documentary

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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, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Franklin D. Roosevelt

7. The Civil War (1990 TV Mini-Series)

680 min | Documentary, History, War

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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

8. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

9. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

10. Nova (1974– )

Documentary, Biography

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Science documentaries.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Neil Ross, Liev Schreiber

11. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, ... See full summary »

Writers: David McCullough, Thomas Rickman | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

12. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

13. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

14. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

58 min | Documentary, History

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This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Writer: Amy Stechler | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

15. Napoleon (2000– )

240 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Documentary about the rise and fall of one of the greatest military geniuses of modern times from his Corsican childhood to final exile in St. Helena.

Star: David McCullough

16. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

60 min | Documentary, History

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Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.

Writers: Ric Burns, Amy Stechler, Geoffrey C. Ward, Bernard Weisberger | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: James Baldwin, Tucker Burr, Ray Charles, Mario Cuomo

17. The Congress (1988 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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The U. S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions. Ken Burns tells the story behind this branch of government.

Writers: Ric Burns, David McCullough, Geoffrey C. Ward, Bernard Weisberger | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields, John C. Stennis

18. 1776

Drama, History, War | Announced

A look at how General George Washington led the war of independence against the powerful British army in 1776. Based on the book by David McCullough.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough

19. Huey Long (1985)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough, Jennings Randolph

20. The Century: America's Time (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 750 min | Documentary

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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, Joseph Stalin, John Updike, Stephen Ambrose

21. The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God (1984)

57 min | Documentary

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Ken Burns examines the American utopian 19th century religious sect known as the Shakers.

Writer: Amy Stechler | Directors: Ken Burns, Amy Stechler | Star: David McCullough

22. Founding Brothers (2002 TV Movie)

200 min | Documentary

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Writers: Joseph Ellis, Kelly McPherson, Melissa Jo Peltier | Director: Melissa Jo Peltier | Stars: Peter Coyote, Brian Dennehy, Joseph Ellis, Edward Herrmann

23. David McCullough: Painting with Words (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Mark Herzog | Stars: David McCullough, Rosalee McCullough

24. Save Our History (1998– )

Documentary

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Stars: Josh Binswanger, Steve Thomas, Edward Herrmann, Richard Moe

25. The Way West (1995 TV Movie)

360 min | Documentary

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Writer: Ric Burns | Director: Ric Burns | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Ambrose, Russell Baker, Charlotte Black Elk

26. Degenerate Art (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Writer: David Grubin | Director: David Grubin | Stars: David McCullough, Sander Gilman, Peter Guenther, Robert Hughes

27. The Day They Died (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

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The death of history's most fascinating figures is explored in this two-hour special. Profiled are 19 deaths, including George Washington (bled to death by his doctors) and Sigmund Freud (assisted suicide).

Writer: Gregory Orr | Director: Gregory Orr | Stars: Daniel Arasse, Lenore Barbian, Cris Dovich, Peter Gay

28. Smithsonian World (1984– )

60 min

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Stars: David McCullough, David Steadman, Lee Steadman, Andrew Wyeth

29. Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (1995)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary

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Troublesome Creek is the acclaimed story of the Jordan family's gamble to save their Iowa farm. From fighting the Crooked Creek Gang in 1867 to fighting off the bank today. An ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Directors: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan | Stars: Bob Blankenship, Dean Eilts, Marge Harold, James Jordan Jr.

30. The Messenger: Based on a True Story (2005)

Short, Adventure

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Based loosely on the true story of Thomas E. Jones, a 16-year old boy who was responsible for delivering the letter of surrender from the Japanese at the end of WW2.

Writer: Quincy Perkins | Director: Quincy Perkins | Stars: Hunter Bodine, Ben Campanella, David Drumm, George Fiderio

31. Seabiscuit: The Making of a Legend (2003 TV Movie)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: Adam Hauck, Daniel Soiseth | Stars: Robin Bissell, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Laura Hillenbrand

32. Seabiscuit: Racing Through History (2003 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Writers: Laurent Bouzereau, Adam Hauck | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Laura Hillenbrand, Tobey Maguire, Chris McCarron, David McCullough

33. Harry S. Truman: 1884-1972 (1997)

48 min | Documentary

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Writer: Charles Guggenheim | Director: Charles Guggenheim | Star: David McCullough

34. Character Above All (1996 TV Movie)

Talk-Show

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PBS panel discussion program about American presidential character.

Stars: Jim Lehrer, Stephen Ambrose, Michael Beschloss, Benjamin C. Bradlee

35. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: 'Seabiscuit': The Making of a Legend (2003)

Documentary

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Writers: Adam Hauck, Daniel Soiseth | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Laura Hillenbrand, Kathleen Kennedy

36. The Century: America's Time (1999– )
Episode: 1936-1941: Over the Edge (1999)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Stars: Peter Jennings, Marian Anderson, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill

37. Nova (1974– )
Episode: A Man, a Plan, a Canal, Panama (1987)

Documentary, Biography

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Writer: David McCullough | Director: Carl Charlson

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

Documentary

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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 »

Stars: Jonathan Alter, H.W. Brands, Patricia Clarkson, Blanche Wiesen Cook

39. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: A Very Bloody Affair (1862) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

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By 1862, both sides had 1 million men in uniform across a 1000 mile battle front ranging from Manassas, Virginia to Missouri. Battles had taken a horrendous toll in human lives on both ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris

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

Documentary, History

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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

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

Documentary, History

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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

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

360 min | Documentary, History

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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Stars: David Morse, Holly Hunter, David McCullough, Jean Harvey Baker

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

Documentary, History

8.1
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

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

Documentary, History

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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Holly Hunter, David McCullough, David Morse

46. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: America 1900 (1998)

120 min | Documentary, History

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Exploration of life in America in the first year of the 20th century, using archive film footage and photographs.

Writers: Judy Crichton, David Grubin | Director: David Grubin | Star: David McCullough

47. Save Our History (1998– )
Episode: America's Most Endangered 2003 (2003)

Documentary

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Stars: Roger Mudd, Nancy Nelson, Anna Winter, Craig Coy

48. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Barnum's Big Top (1991)

Documentary, History

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Story of P.T. Barnum and his role in developing the American Circus into a large business and a cultural force.

Writer: Rocky Collins | Director: Rocky Collins | Stars: Robert Lansing, David McCullough

49. 60 Minutes (1968– )
Episode: Belle Harbor/3 Million Open Jobs/McCullough (2012)

Documentary, News

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"Belle Harbor" interviews residents of New York City about the hurricane Sandy disaster. "Three Million Open Jobs" examines how millions in America remain unemployed while U.S. ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Pelley, Susan Brady, Brian Brady, Dennis Brady

50. The American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Big Dream, Small Screen (1997)

60 min | Documentary, History

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A biography of Philo Farnsworth, an inventor of the television.

Writer: David Dugan | Director: David Dugan | Stars: Philo T. Farnsworth, David McCullough, Liev Schreiber