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The Reagans: Part 1

Part 1 – The Hollywood Myth Machine. The rise of Ronald Reagan from liberal movie star to an unlikely conservative politician who shocked the nation by capturing the governorship of the largest…

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OBJECTS ALSO DIE: The Last Days of the Ambassador Hotel

Produced, directed, photographed and edited by Doug Magnuson. A meditation on the general allure of decay, “Objects Also Die” is a visual and literary evocation of the recently demolished Los Angeles landmark Ambassador Hotel. Seen through the prism of Myron…

Original Cut of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ was three hours

BY TOBIAS CARROLL John Hughes’s film Planes, Trains and Automobiles has, over the years, earned a reputation as a classic American comedy. Besides that, it’s one of the most memorable films to be set around Thanksgiving, and it features all-time great performances by…

David Bowie on the Impact of Internet

David Bowie told the BBC in 1999 that the internet was going to have a bigger role in society than people could even imagine. (Source: BBC)

Barry Gibb: The Last Bee Gee

When the Bee Gees put the Fever into Saturday Night, they became one of the most successful pop groups in history. Born in England but raised in Queensland, this band of brothers – Barry, Robin and Maurice – were musical…

A Master Chef at his Jamaican-Chinese Restaurant

At Patois in Toronto, chef Craig Wong takes the techniques he learned cooking at three-Michelin-starred French restaurants and applies them to the flavors he grew up within Jamaican-Chinese dishes. Aided by his right-hand-man chef Nicholas Beckford, the two create dishes…

How Did John Connelly Die?

In December 2001, the Connelly family of Ottawa was given the worst possible news that their 22-year-old son John, a third-year university student, was dead. Police told them that their John Connelly had taken his own life by jumping off…

Putin rival Alexey Navalny speaks out about how he was poisoned with a nerve agent

“60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl previews the first U.S. TV interview with Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny since he was poisoned with a nerve agent two months ago, and shares how he’s recovering in Germany after the incident. (Source: 60…

‘Magic of the White City’: Chicago World Fair 1893

Narrated by Gene Wilder, Magic of the White City brings the Chicago World’s Fair to life. Experience the world of 1893 through a cinematic visit to Chicago’s Columbian Exposition. Nearly 28 million people visited the Fair. Dubbed the “White City,”…

Breonna Taylor’s Boyfriend Speaks Out

In this exclusive broadcast interview, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, shares the details of the night she was fatally shot. In her own home by the police with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King. From the knock on the door…

New ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Arrive in Time for Halloween

By Gregory Crofton There’s a deadly pandemic shutting us in and it’s almost Halloween, so now is the perfect time to be spooked by the new batch of “Unsolved Mysteries” set to premiere Monday October 19th. Rebooted by Netflix in…

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