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1. Promised Land (1996–1999)
Episode: Saving Grace: Part 2 (1998)

Drama

9.9
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Nathaniel is kidnapped by the woman whose family was killed in a car accident involving Joe, Nathaniel's father, who selfishly and recklessly drove drunk. Sandra Mills is an alcoholic and ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips, Austin O'Brien, Sarah Schaub

Votes: 7

2. Promised Land (1996–1999)
Episode: The Homecoming: Part 2 (1996)

Drama

9.7
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The Greenes visit the same town where Julia (The Homecoming Part 1) moved. The child adopted by the Greenes is Julia's son.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Gerald McRaney, Wendy Phillips, Austin O'Brien, Sarah Schaub

Votes: 10

3. B.L. Stryker (1989–1990)
Episode: Blues for Buder (1989)

Mystery

9.4
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A young boy who has radical religious ideas seems totally lost, no one knows how to deal with him. Both his parents disappeared. Then BL is asked to look into it, and it seems that there's much more to his situation.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis, Elizabeth Ashley, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 112

4. 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: 3,061

5. The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.1
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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical people, as well as important historical events.

Stars: Russell Johnson, Van Heflin, Kent Smith, Eddie Little Sky

Votes: 83

6. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Remembering Me: Part 2 (2002)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

9.1
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Monica's pain at witnessing Tess' helplessness handicaps her both in her assignment and in trying to help Tess.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli

Votes: 19

7. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

9.0
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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City. His boss is Frieda Hechlinger, and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 109

8. Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003)

Documentary

9.0
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Director: LisaGay Hamilton | Stars: Beah Richards, Bill Cobbs, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Votes: 65

9. Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Eve (2001 Video)

Unrated | 46 min | Music

8.9
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When a young girl finds herself sleeping in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, the Christmas spirits living there come to life just long enough to help her find her way through music.

Director: Hart Perry | Stars: Michael Crawford, Ossie Davis, Jewel Kilcher, Allie Sheridan

Votes: 48

10. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Saving Grace: Part 1 (1998)

TV-PG | 46 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.9
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After Russell Greene's brother Joe caused the death of a father and son, the widow started to drink, neglect her living son, and send threatening letters to Joe. Joe leaves town to work on ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 19

11. Purlie (1981 TV Movie)

142 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

8.8
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In the early days of the civil rights movement, a Southern plantation owner holds his sharecroppers in virtual slavery. Purlie comes home as a preacher who will shake things up and bring freedom to his people.

Director: Rudi Goldman | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Sherman Hemsley, Rhetta Hughes, Melba Moore

Votes: 79

12. Slattery's People (1964–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

Stars: Richard Crenna, Paul Geary, Tol Avery, Robert Stevenson

Votes: 64

13. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: A National Heirloom (1994)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.8
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The 1920s begin with America trying to recover from World War I and baseball trying to recover from the scandal of the 1919 World Series.

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

Votes: 82

14. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)
Episode: Graveyard (1966)

60 min | Drama, War

8.8
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Two black U.S. soldiers guarding enemy POWs on an island help Gallagher and his wounded after they bail out, but the good medic in charge, may be hiding a secret.

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Paul Burke, Frank Overton, Chris Robinson, Ossie Davis

Votes: 11

15. 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: 60

16. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: Promised Land (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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A family is down to its last dollar, traveling by trailer to a new town, hoping for a job and home. The angels try to restore the father's faith and inspire him to help others who are down on their luck just like he has been.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 25

17. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: The Homecoming: Part 1 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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Monica, Tess, and Andrew help a down-on-her-luck prostitute who stays drunk more than anything else. While getting cleaned up, she must confront her past which caused her to become a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Ossie Davis

Votes: 24

18. Touched by an Angel (1994–2003)
Episode: The Road Home: Part 1 (1997)

TV-G | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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Joe Greene returns to his brother Russell's home where his son is living. On the drive, he causes an accident that kills two people and puts a child in the hospital. He does not tell anyone. Part 2 is finished on The Promised Land.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Ossie Davis

Votes: 21

19. XXI Century (2003– )

385 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Curt Goering, Howard Zinn, Reed Brody, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 53

20. Unstoppable: Conversation with Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks, and Ossie Davis (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.6
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Director: J. Gregory Lewis | Stars: Ruby Dee, Nelson George, Julie Dash, Reginald Hudlin

Votes: 8

21. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

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

Votes: 1,181

22. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 108

23. Teacher, Teacher (1969 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

8.5
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Hamilton Cade is an alcoholic teacher striving to put his life back together. He accepts a job tutoring an "exceptional child" only to find that young Freddie is mentally retarded (an ... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: David McCallum, Ossie Davis, George Grizzard, Billy Schulman

Votes: 34

24. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: The Capital of Baseball (1994)

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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Americans are on the move. Moving to the suburbs. Moving across the country. They are, it seems, restless. Of course, if you're a baseball fan in New York, you don't want to move. You're in baseball heaven.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: John Chancellor, Bob Costas, Billy Crystal, Mario Cuomo

Votes: 71

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

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

8.5
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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: 82

26. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Wish (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.5
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Hoss takes two months of leave. He sees a little black boy steal a candle. He learns the boy wants the candle to make a wish. As he gets to know the boy and his family, he decides to try to help the family.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Ossie Davis

Votes: 41

27. 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: 2,566

28. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.4
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,793

29. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 1,096

30. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 116

31. Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love (1991 Video)

103 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, David Canary, Leslie Landon, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 29

32. Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (1994 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.4
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"Arthur Ashe: citizen of the world celebrates the life of a man who could have achieved immortality on the strength of his tennis accomplishments aloneleading the U.S. Davis Cup team to its... See full synopsis »

Director: Julie Anderson | Stars: Maya Angelou, Arthur Ashe, Donald Bell, Dot Cunningham

Votes: 9

33. Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Fillmore (1999 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.4
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A documentary chronicling the remarkable story of San Francisco's Fillmore District. Remembered today mainly for its rock-and-roll auditorium, the Fillmore District is one of the great ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Butler | Stars: Ossie Davis, Peter Coyote

Votes: 5

34. The Emperor Jones (1955 TV Movie)

Drama

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Star: Ossie Davis

Votes: 5

35. Voice of the Voiceless (2001)

50 min | Documentary

8.4
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A documentary presenting the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, an award-winning journalist on death row, whose conviction for murder has inspired a worldwide appeal for a new trial. Featured ... See full summary »

Director: Tania Cuevas-Martinez | Stars: Yasiin Bey, Chuck D, Kathleen Cleaver, Ossie Davis

Votes: 5

36. Baseball (1994–2010)
Episode: Our Game (1994)

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

8.4
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In New York City, in the 1840s, people need a diversion from the "railroad pace" at which they work and live. They find it in a game of questionable origins.

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

Votes: 115

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

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

8.4
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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: 99

38. 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: 84

39. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 227

40. Queen (1993)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1993)

94 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Part 1 develops the relationship between James Jackson, Jr., a rich plantation owner's son, and Easter, a slave.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

Votes: 13

41. The West (1996– )
Episode: Fight No More Forever (1996)

86 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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By the 1870s, only a few groups resisted the nation's push to conquer the West.

Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Stephen Ambrose, Jo Allyn Archambault

Votes: 46

42. Car 54, Where Are You? (1961–1963)
Episode: Here Comes Charlie (1963)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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The boys of the 53rd Precinct attempt to help rehabilitate chronically drunk Charlie by finding him a job where he won't be tempted to drink, but the officers'regular visits to check up on ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Prager | Stars: Joe E. Ross, Fred Gwynne, Larry Storch, Al Lewis

Votes: 25

43. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Paul Robeson: Here I Stand (1999)

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director: St. Clair Bourne | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Tony Benn, Stephen Bourne, Ossie Davis

Votes: 106

44. 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: 83

45. Evening Shade (1990–1994)
Episode: The Thanksgiving Show (1991)

Comedy

8.3
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Wood's black-sheep, ex-con cousin Alvin comes for Thanksgiving.

Director: Charles Nelson Reilly | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Marilu Henner, Hal Holbrook, Michael Jeter

Votes: 6

46. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

8.2
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This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Votes: 749

47. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A father and son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 277

48. The Shari Lewis Show (1960–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.2
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The Shari Lewis Show is an American Saturday morning color television program for children which appeared on NBC from 1960 to 1963, which took over the time slot after the conclusion of the Howdy Doody program

Stars: Shari Lewis, Margaret Hamilton, Pierre Olaf, Ronald Radd

Votes: 65

49. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: A Game of Violence (1966)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Bryan attends the championship bout of his old friend, and is surprised to see him pass out unexpectedly. Of course, a mysterious large wager with unsavory characters raise questions about ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Carol Lawrence, Ossie Davis, Tige Andrews

Votes: 9

50. Third Watch (1999–2005)
Episode: Journey to the Himalayas (2000)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Davis learns of his father's corruption. Matty gets into trouble while trying to apologize to a former girlfriend. Bobby finds his brother covered in someone else's blood.

Director: Kenneth Fink | Stars: Michael Beach, Coby Bell, Bobby Cannavale, Eddie Cibrian

Votes: 49