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Outsider artist Harald Olson and his eccentric patron Jimmy Olinkiewicz found each other on Shelter Island, NY, and teamed up to sell paintings roadside. The semi-homeless painter and the father of an autistic child were magically connected, and together took friendship to a new level when they secured a major gallery showing of Olson's unconventional work in NYC. An elegant, beautiful tale of how art, compassion and creativity can unlock hidden potential in unexpected places.

In the summer of 1970, several of the era's biggest rock stars, including Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buddy Guy, took to the rails for Festival Express. The show was a multi-artist, multi-city concert tour that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation. The entire experience was filmed both off-stage and on, but the extensive footage of the events remained locked away for decades, only recently having been restored.

It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan -- what some are calling "the perfect storm" -- slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mile-per-hour winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals.

Explores the challenges, gifts, and unique perspective of twelve adults on the autism spectrum. Discusses the many problems facing the autism community, from bullying to marginalization. The difficulties and experiences that have shaped these twelve individuals serve as an inspiration to anyone who marches to the beat of a different drummer.

When three close friends learn that the pastor who conducted each of their weddings neglected to file paperwork to make them official, they are faced with the decision to re-marry the men they now know or make a run for it.

Throughout the wild highlands and war-torn plains of Afghanistan and Central Asia lie traces of the ancient world. It was here, 2,300 years ago, that icon Alexander the Great became the first European to rule the East. In a major turning point in history, he crossed into Asia in 334 BCE, crushed the Persian Empire, and discovered a highly developed eastern civilization. In a six-part series, David Adams explores the footprints of an ancient world, today almost entirely erased.

Without Josephine, would Napoleon have ever become Emperor? In Search of Josephine reveals the life of an incredibly modern woman. From her childhood spent on the island of Martinique to her coronation as Empress at age 41, and finally to her strange death ten years later.

Takes the viewer on a historic journey throughout Israel, at the intersection of the world's three great religions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Peter Greenberg explore Israel as it has never been seen before, through the eyes of its leader.

The sold-out event, which was hosted by Jon Stewart, recognized Springsteen's extraordinary creative accomplishments as well as his significant charitable work and featured performances by Bruce Springteen and the E Street Band in addition to more than a dozen performances of Springsteen's work by other artists.

Tells the comedic story of aging partners Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart worked in a bar when they first met, but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of entertaining their frequent guests, making sure that their aged dog Balthazar is still breathing, and hurling caustic insults at each other.

Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.

Before Marv Albert, Bob Costas, and Mike Breen, there was Marty Glickman. The documentary chronicles the life and career of Glickman, a Jewish-American athlete turned broadcaster who pioneered many of the techniques, phrases, and programming innovations that are commonplace in sports reporting today. A multi-sport athlete with blistering speed, he was a teammate of Jesse Owens on the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team.

"Muslim belief and tradition specifies that there should be no depictions of God or the Prophet Muhammad. In religious contexts, this constraint on what artists can depict extends to human figures and other living creatures as well. These prohibitions have inspired a rich visual culture based on calligraphy, Arabesque floral designs, and geometry, all of which feature strongly in the art and design found throughout the Muslim world, including mosques. With the help of fine art and religious experts, host Rageh Omaar traces the effect of these beliefs over the centuries on the art and artists of the Islamic world and considers why depictions of pilgrims taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage have become part of the accepted tradition of Islamic art, including in work exhibited at the British Museum"--From publisher description.

Follow Steve Burrows and the Time Scanners team as they travel to Egypt. Using groundbreaking laser technology to scan the pyramids, they find out how these buildings evolved from simple mud-brick structures to some of the most impressive buildings in the world, and reveal secrets previously unknown.

An uplifting documentary featuring five severely wounded veterans from the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts, with injuries ranging from burns to multiple amputations, embarking on an exciting new mission: stand-up comedy. With help from their own comedy writer mentors, and coaching from A-List comedians: Zach Galifianakis, Bob Saget, B.J. Novak, and Lewis Black, they were guided in creating their own personal standup routines and fine-tuned until ready to perform at LA's top comedy clubs.

The largest masonry dome on earth, Florence's cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, is a masterpiece of ingenuity and a source of mystery. Historians and engineers have long debated how its architect kept the dome perfectly aligned and symmetrical as the sides rose and converged toward the center. To test the latest theories, a team of U.S. bricklayers will help build an experimental, mini-Duomo, using period tools and techniques.

Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.

From its hot molten core to the mega sized waves battering its coast, Hawaii is an untamed and very wild bit of paradise that continues to transform itself and challenge expectations.

Using exclusive interviews and spanning half a decade, The Cheshire Murders reveals the shocking police failures and untold personal dramas behind the notorious rape-arson-homicide case that shook Cheshire, Connecticut, in the summer of 2007. In this quiet bedroom suburb, Jennifer Petit and her two daughters, age eleven and seventeen, were killed in a home invasion gone horribly wrong; husband and father William Petit was the only member of the family who escaped alive.

NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of violent deaths of victims unearthed in bogs. A new theory suggests that they were ritually murdered kings, slain to assure the fertility of land and people.

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