Interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments bring to life the origins and history-making achievements of the world's greatest ancient empires.
French soccer fans, celebrities and athletes retrace the exhilarating events of July 12, 1998, as France earned a historic win in the World Cup final.
Explore the history and philosophies behind one of the world's most beloved and successful soccer franchises: FC Barcelona.
In the wake of the plane crash that claimed the lives of 71 people, the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense seeks to rebuild the team that made history.
Ken Burns presents an epic 10-part, 18-hour chronicle of the Vietnam War, featuring the soldiers, protesters, politicians and families that lived it.
Months into the Korean War, U.S. troops at North Korea's Chosin Reservoir engaged in a bloody winter battle that would change the conflict's course.
In late-1800s Boston, a vision for the first subway in the U.S. overcomes opposition and technical setbacks, setting a bold precedent for other cit...
Inventor and genius Nikola Tesla, whose ideas revolutionized the use of electricity, envisioned technology that became indispensable decades later.
Historic footage and leading voices of the era examine the �Bobby Phenomenon� of the 1960s and the legacy of the man who helped redefine the country.
Mothers, nurses, soldiers and deportees these women fought against persecution for freedom and survival amid the turbulence of World War II.
Via reenactments and first-person accounts, this documentary series details the many assassination plots that were launched against Hitler's life.
Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history's front lines.
This documentary reenacts the experiences of late activist Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a survivor of both atomic bombings on Japan in 1945.
This documentary explores a bold World War II operation in which an MI5 agent infiltrated a fascist network to intercept stolen documents.
This docudrama tells the dramatic story of the monk who took on the Catholic Church, tracing his life before and after the contentious "95 Theses."
Race car driver, designer and innovator Bruce McLaren rose from humble beginnings to forever change the world of motorsport.
In this genre-bending tale, Errol Morris explores the mysterious death of a U.S. scientist entangled in a secret Cold War program known as MK-Ultra.
Hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Here, 22 survivors share their stories.
Featuring interviews, insights and archival footage, this documentary aims to reveal how historical events shaped the music of John Coltrane.
Trace the history of Hitler's armored private train, a 15-car mobile headquarters boasting state-of-the-art communications and anti-aircraft cannons.
This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.
In 1981, an imprisoned Irish Republican Army soldier went on a hunger strike that galvanized his movement and made him a controversial global icon.
This documentary examines the story of the Panama Canal and the motives behind the transfer of the canal from the United States to Panama.
This true crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false.
This documentary examines Britain's royal family phenomenon, showcasing its role in English life through interviews with those in the know.
Combining archive footage with present-day interviews, this documentary explores how Apollo's mission control helped change the course of history.
Footage of the most dramatic moments from World War II is restored in color and high definition for this historical documentary series.
Decades after her release from prison for the shooting death of her jazz musician husband Lee, Helen Morgan reflects on his legacy and their lives.
Compelling new evidence drives this examination of the drug kingpin's death, including possible involvement of the Colombian and U.S. governments.
Starting in 1881, this film describes how the personal battle between the royal Romanovs and Lenin's Ulyanov family led to the Russian Revolution.
Writer, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar hosts this musical trip down memory lane, revealing untold stories behind India's best songs of 1950-75.
Rachael Stirling narrates this multifaceted portrait of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her younger sister, Lee Radziwill.
Explore how Caesar, Napoleon, Mussolini, Hitler and modern-day dictators consolidated their considerable power through bold and brazen coups.
This program examines new questions and doubts raised by recent DNA and ballistic evidence about Adolf Hitler's death and final resting place.
Chronicling a 1980 Titan II missile accident, this sobering documentary weighs the balance of power and safety involving weapons of mass destruction.
Cultural and intellectual luminaries offer varied insights into Pope John Paul II's role in bringing down Europe's Eastern Bloc.