In 1976, reggae icon Bob Marley survived an assassination attempt as rival political groups battled in Jamaica. But who exactly was responsible?
Interviews with scholars and dramatic reenactments bring to life the origins and history-making achievements of the world's greatest ancient empires.
In 1960, Israeli spies undertake a daring mission to capture notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and bring him to justice. Based on real eve...
Two filmmakers explore an urban legend from their own childhoods: a rash of child abductions that struck Staten Island, N.Y., in the 1970s and 80s.
Explore the history and future of the Freemasons, a fraternal order steeped in both secrecy and tradition.
Explore the history and philosophies behind one of the world's most beloved and successful soccer franchises: FC Barcelona.
This colorful documentary explores the origins and impact of He-Man, a character whose power stretched well beyond a toy line and children's TV show.
Three of Ireland's top chefs Derry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio and Paul Flynn gather at opulent country manors to re-create banquets from the past.
A London writer bonds with the colorful residents of Guernsey as she learns about the book club they formed during the WWII German occupation.
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.
On the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, thousands of enthusiasts reenact the epic clash. But there can only be one Napoleon.
Epicureans and experts trace the migration of Italian cuisine and its evolution in the Americas, delving into the ideas of origin, diaspora and her...
Contemporary event planners draw inspiration from extravagant events throughout history from ancient Rome to America's Gilded Age.
Ambitious Boleyn sisters Anne and Mary compete for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VIII in this opulent historical drama.
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...
When a controversial cult leader builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.
Mothers, nurses, soldiers and deportees these women fought against persecution for freedom and survival amid the turbulence of World War II.
Just when her life seems to be falling apart, a Korean art historian discovers an old text detailing the life of Joseon era's renowned female artist.
Previously unseen footage is shaped into a fresh and timely retelling of the 1992 Rodney King trial and the verdict that sparked civil unrest.
Guy Martin assists in preparing the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for a farewell tour while revealing the stories behind the iconic aircraft.
Via reenactments and first-person accounts, this documentary series details the many assassination plots that were launched against Hitler's life.
This documentary series tries to get at the root of some of the most heinous crimes ever committed by deranged, cold-blooded criminals.
Firsthand accounts, re-enactments and computer-generated graphics retell in detail Thailand's biggest news stories from the past.
When the Nazis invade Poland, Warsaw Zoo caretakers work with the underground resistance to save Jews from the horrors of the Third Reich.
Surviving power struggles, betrayals and plots, Hitler's inner circle of Nazi leaders seizes control of Germany and designs its disastrous future.
A historical drama about British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's 96 hours before the D-Day landing in World War II.
A child whose innocence and devotion set him apart from the other children of his village grows up to be one of the foremost saints of India.
This in-depth biopic portrays groundbreaking South African leader Nelson Mandela's fight against political oppression and virulent racism.
Witnesses recount the shocking 1996 hostage crisis in Lima, Peru, where rebels held scores of high-level figures captive at an ambassador's residence.
Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history's front lines.
Guided by survivors' testimonies, this documentary explores the history and meaning of the numbers tattooed on the bodies of Auschwitz prisoners.
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."
This documentary series takes us to the mythic landscapes of Europe to explore some of most enduring legends produced by European culture.
Hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Here, 22 survivors share their stories.
This documentary chronicles NASA's 1977 launch of twin space probes, sent to capture images of remote planets and bear messages from Earth.
This documentary chronicles simmering tension and broken trust between L.A.'s black community and police in the decade before the Rodney King riots.