Nelson Mandela is a shining example of what one man can do to change the world. Born into an oppressive regime, he fought to overcome prejudice and hate to unify a nation. Nelson Mandela's dedication resulted in his inauguration as the first black President of South Africa; his award of the Nobel Peace Prize and ultimately, his role in overthrowing the Apartheid regime.
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As Michelle Obama dutifully followed her husband on the campaign trail, she began making headlines of her own with her impeccable style. Mixing bold colours and clean lines with funky accessories, Obama has brought a sense of fun to corporate clothing. Featuring graphics that highlight her iconic outfits, and packed with interview footage from designers, fashion commentators, and stylists, this is a fun, fresh, fashion fest!
In this intriguing documentary, we examine the life and career of Britain’s first female Prime Minister - Margaret Thatcher. After 1990, Lady Thatcher (as she became) remained a potent political figure and went on to contribute in other ways. In our programme we present a portrait of an intensely controversial figure. Critics claim that her economic policies were divisive socially, that she was harsh or ‘uncaring’ in her politics, and hostile to the institutions of the British welfare state.
Interested in humanitarian causes, politics and the arts, the Clinton's have been a pioneering family who have supported and driven each other in their unrivaled careers. Although they have one of the most dissected marriages in America, Bill and Hillary Clinton have kept their marriage together in spite of rough times, complicated and busy schedules, and lack of privacy.
The Clintons are nothing if not the ultimate survivors. Nearly two decades after they burst onto the national stage, they are still dominating it, with Hillary mounting an extraordinary comeback to the extent that she now polls as America’s most admired political figure, while Bill virtually runs a parallel United Nations from his Manhattan offices.
Henry Hudson was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century. Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northwest Passage to Cathay via a route above the Arctic Circle. In 1609, he embarked on a third voyage funded by the Dutch East India Company that took him to the New World and the river that would be given his name. On his fourth voyage, Hudson came upon the body of water that would later be called the Hudson Bay.
The Kennedy family is one of the most famous families in the world,but their history has been plagued by tragedies commonly know as The Kennedy Curse. The wealth, glamour and photogenic quality of the family members, as well as their extensive and continuing commitment to public service, has elevated them to iconic status over the past half-century and has led to their reputation as “America’s Royal Family”.
Americans are fascinated by the royal status of the Kennedy’s, and their dynasty that has mesmerized generations. To this day, their legacy lives on. The Kennedy family has long been plagued by tragedy and scandal. Despite this, the Kennedy’s have long been thought of as America’s “Royal Family”.
There are few figures that can evoke polarizing emotions like Fidel Castro. Hailed by some as a national hero and champion of socialism, while otherssee him as violent dictator who impoverished the country's economy. Discover the public and personal lives of Fidel Castro through his education,upbringing, marriage as well as the beginning of his dissent through revolution, prison and alleged assassination attempts against his life that led to the man history knows today.
Osama bin Laden: War on Terror is at times an unnerving, dramatic and powerful re-telling of the events leading up to and surrounding the death of the worlds most wanted man. This one hour special includes a profile piece on Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda Mastermind; details of the bold military operation that found, hunted and killed bin Laden in Pakistan, just north of the capital; the angry reactions from bin Laden supporters and the denial to news of his death; and details on the mystery courier.
Answering the decades-old mystery of who really assassinated President John F. Kennedy this explosive documentary features a shocking confession from James Files, the man who claims to be the killer. The film presents compelling forensic and eyewitness evidence, previously unavailable to the public, supporting Files’ contention that he, and not Lee Harvey Oswald, fired the fatal shot at America’s 35th president.