Behind the Great Heist —The Loomis Fargo Robbery (21 minutes, 2014)

Posted on May 22nd, by admin in Crime. No Comments

A look behind the 1997 robbery in South Carolina that netted $17.3 million, the second biggest heist in U.S. history. The money led to a trip to Cancun and the purchase of a mansion. Michelle Boudin, reporter from the NBC Charlotte bureau, brings us the story.

Ueli Steck: The Swiss Climbing Machine (7 minutes, 2010)

Posted on April 30th, by admin in Biography, Sports. No Comments

Ever heard of big mountain speed climbing? Ueli Steck pretty much invented it. He died on Mount Everest this weekend. (Source: Mountain Hardwear)

Welcome to the Jungle (44 minutes, 2017)

Posted on April 12th, by admin in Environment, Health, Travel. No Comments

The first episode of a new docu-series from director Ondi Timoner about an upstart town being built in the middle of the Panamanian jungle.

Darlene Chronicles (57 minutes, 2009)

Posted on February 24th, by admin in Biography, Environment, Family. No Comments

This award-winning documentary chronicles the life of a destitute Appalachian family. Darlene, the housewife, conducts her daily routine: carrying water, fueling a coal stove, disciplining her children, and making ends meet. A personal record of poverty. (Source: WPSU)

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (113 minutes, 2016)

Posted on February 23rd, by admin in Biography, Writers. No Comments

This unprecedented film weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon. (Source: American Masters)

Austin City Limits Interview with Margo Price (7 minutes, 2017)

Posted on February 2nd, by admin in Biography, Popular Music. No Comments

Margo Price speaks with Terry Lickona about her debut record and the artists who’ve inspired her. Our episode featuring Margo Price and Hayes Carll aired January 21, 2016 on PBS. (Source: Austin City Limits)

Civil Rights Movement Begins in Nashville (12 minutes, 1960)

Posted on January 17th, by admin in Civil Rights. No Comments

Listen to U.S. Representative John Lewis and others speak about the first lunch counter Civil Rights Era sit-ins that began in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 13, 1960.

De La Soul is Not Dead: The Documentary (29 minutes, 2016)

Posted on December 18th, by admin in Hip Hop. No Comments

De La Soul Is Not Dead takes it all the way back to Amityville, Long Island — a suburban hip hop mecca where three highly creative individuals and high school classmates linked up with DJ Prince Paul and shopped a demo tape to Tommy Boy Records. The label that brought the world “Planet Rock” would soon have another smash hit on their hands with “Me Myself and I” and De La Soul, the so-called “Hippies of Hip Hop.” But little did they know what the future would hold.

Many of De La Soul’s early classics are difficult to find … Read More »

Rebranding White Nationalism: Inside Richard Spencer’s Alt-Right (11 minutes, 2016)

Posted on December 18th, by admin in Biography, History, Politics. No Comments

Richard B. Spencer greeted an audience of more than 200 at an alt-right conference in Washington D.C. last month with the cry, “Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” He was met with enthusiastic cheers and Nazi salutes, and The Atlantic’s clip made headlines. In this documentary, we go further inside Spencer’s ethnocentric worldview to understand what his plans are for the so-called alt-right—namely, to bring white nationalism out of the shadows. “I don’t see myself as a marginal figure who’s going to be hated by society. I see myself as a mainstream figure,” he said. Spencer and … Read More »

HARD SHIP: A Really Great Big Story (23 minutes, 2016)

Posted on December 7th, by admin in Environment, Sports, Travel. No Comments

Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges — a 750-mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. With no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish.

This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. (Source: Really Great Big Story)