What’s known about Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, or ISIS? How did he become an important figure in the group? And who engineered his rise to power? FRONTLINE’s Martin Smith talks to Richard Barrett, a counterterrorism expert with the Soufan Group. You can watch this entire episode of Frontline here.
The Rolling Stones on the road at the European leg of the ’76 tour. Interviews with Bill Wyman, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts (in these interviews you can see some indications that he doesn’t really love what he’s doing), plus some interview with the roadies and the crew who make all happen.
A short documentary report about women of Kurdistan who defend their land from ever-growing ISIS, or the “Islamic State,” in Iraq and Syria.
“HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT,” directed and produced by Jeff Krulick and John Heyn, is considered one of the greatest rock and roll movies of all time. Filmed in 1986 at a Maryland concert arena parking lot before a Judas Priest show, this short documentary is an unvarnished anthropological study of American metalheads in their mid-’80s glory.
Watch The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Today there is Edward Snowden, the defense contractor who revealed that the U.S. government was spying on its citizens. First there was Daniel Ellsberg and his release of the Pentagon Papers regarding our failing war in Vietnam.
(From Chevrolet) The best summer of her life is only the beginning for 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo’ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. She embodies the spirit that drives an athlete to push further, work harder, and overcome challenges.
(From Noisey) Rehearsals and interviews to in-stores and playbacks, Noisey documents the story of our Liam Gallagher as he and his Beady Eye attempt to prove that they are more than the sum of their parts and that this record will take them in a new direction. In Liam’s own words “I wouldn’t put it out if I was nervous. I hope people like it. If they don’t they can go fuck themselves.”
20/20 aired a full-hour report on the death of Elvis Presley at the age of 42. Did he die of a heart attack or a drug overdose? Geraldo Rivera reports the story.
Washington Post editor, Ben Bradlee, who was best known for leading the paper during its breaking of the Watergate scandal, died Tuesday at 93 in his home in Washington. By publishing the most controversial reports of the 1970s, Bradlee ushered the Post’s transition from a struggling local paper to a nationally revered publication. Judy Woodruff remembers Bradlee with members of Washington media.
Historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”
One of the most memorable crime dramas of our time: the murder of 27-year-old Laci Peterson at the hands of her husband, Scott, on Christmas Eve 2002.
Out Of Print from John T. Woods on Vimeo.
A film by Julia Marchese, a former manager of the New Beverly Cinema, about the value of 35mm films. Marchese was demoted (she then quit) by the New Beverly after Quentin Tarantino, the theatre’s new owner, asked her to sign a gag order and she refused.