Peabody Award Winning MLK: The Assassination Tapes


Network: Smithsonian Channel

In March 1968, sanitation workers in Memphis shut the city down when they went on strike over better pay and working conditions.  Dr. Martin Luther King joined their cause – only to be gunned down by an assassin.  The MLK Assassination Tapes uses news footage of these events to tell this story in real-time, as it happened.

The Conspirator: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill


Network: National Geographic Channel

In the last days of the Civil War, an epic conspiracy nearly toppled the United States government with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.  Those responsible were brought to trial and four were hanged.  One was a woman named Mary Surratt, whose involvement in the plot has always been in question.  The documentary film, The Conspirator:  Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Lincoln, tells the story of how Mary became entangled with those who wanted to destroy the Union and examines whether or not she deserved to hang

Taking Down The Mob


Network: MSNBC

This may be the biggest Mob story of them all.  It has everything you need –money, violent crooks, killings and the betrayal of two cops who were supposed to be working for the NYPD but were actually feeding information to the Mafia. This story is 18 years in the making.  It involves the stealing of nearly $300 million in cash, jewels, and goods. It includes at least a dozen known murders and involves all five New York Mafia families.  Most importantly it involves a group of Mafia detectives that worked the case from start to finish – guys who normally don’t go public.  Guys who have until now never told their story. They use sophisticated surveillance tools combined with New York street smarts to beat the bad guys.

Out Of Left Field: The Making of The Chinese Baseball Team


Network: PBS

Welcome to Out of Left Field – a rollicking documentary that follows the stories of the Chinese Olympic Baseball Team, their American coaches and their journey to make sports history. China has never had an Olympic baseball team, but in 2008 it’s guaranteed – the host nation does not have to qualify its teams to participate in a sport. Out of Left Field is a remarkable glimpse into this world – a first-of-its-kind opportunity to see the emergence of a sport in a nation that once considered baseball “cultural pollution.” Jim Lefebvre, former player and coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, is in charge of turning Chinese players with limited skills into Olympic-caliber athletes. Along with a handful of other retired pros – and with the cooperation of Major League Baseball – they are helping to bring America’s game to a nation with one-fifth of the world’s population.

Frozen in Time: Our History in 3D The Age of Industry


Network: 3NET – Discovery, IMAX, and Sony Studios

It was a time when all things seemed possible — the magical age between the United States Civil War until World War 1.  No other time in history saw so much change — the world literally reinvented itself, how people lived, worked, traveled and did business.  In less than 40 years, people went from riding horses to flying in planes and driving cars.  It was a time of amazement — and it was all captured in vivid 3D photography.  Now, for the first time, we can experience the wonders of the age as if we were actually there.

Frozen In Time: Our History in 3D The American West


Network: 3NET – Discovery, IMAX, and Sony Studios

The images of the American West are iconic the world over.  But those images have always been seen through the images of photographers using two-dimensional film and photographs.  For the first time, hundreds of actual three-dimensional photographs taken during the days of the cowboys, Native Americans and prospectors come to vivid life, portraying the life of the American West in a way no one has ever seen before.

Frozen In Time: Our History in 3D World War I


Network: 3NET – Discovery, IMAX, and Sony Studios

In the spring of 1914, Europe, Asia and North Africa erupted into a bloody war — the war to end all wars — World War 1. It was supposed to end quickly, but wound up being four years of hellish stalemate. Now, for the first time, the inner-workings of that conflict can be seen in three-dimensional photography — pictures taken at the time in actual 3D. It is like stepping onto the battlefields of “no man’s land” to experience first-hand what it was like to be part of one of the most tragic chapters in human history.

Defending Casey Anthony

Network: MSNBC

They are the defense team for the most-hated woman in America. Now, for the first time, Jose Baez, his co-counsels, his investigators and his experts will give first-hand details of what happened inside the eye of the storm that was the murder trial of Casey Anthony. This two-hour special documentary grants access to previously untold information, never-before-seen images, the investigators, and behind the scenes details.  This program will be the defining summation of what happened during the most contentious trial since the O.J. Simpson case.

Ted Bundy: The Death Row Tapes

Network: MSNBC

Ted Bundy: The Death Row Tapes is a one-of-a-kind production that gives a glimpse inside the mind of one of the nation’s most infamous killers.  For nearly a decade, Bundy sat on Florida’s death row.  During that time he did hundreds of hours of interviews with a handful of authors and investigators. Some of those interviews were made public; many were not – until now.  This is a story of not just what Ted Bundy said in those taped interviews, but how these men got Ted to talk – and how it still affects them to this day.

Sky Soldier


Network: 3NET – Discovery, IMAX, and Sony Studios

The Vietnam War is one of the most photographed in history.  It was believed that all the images taken during the war were only in 2D — until now.  A recently discovered archive of rare 3D photographs has been found and is now featured in the new documentary, Sky Soldier.  The photos were taken by Joel Glenn, a young helicopter pilot from Florida who had a passion for taking pictures in three-dimensions.  Sky Soldier documents Joel’s time growing up on his family farm, his two tours in Vietnam and his battle with cancer caused by his exposure to the chemical Agent Orange.  Joel Glenn’s remarkable collection contains the only know 3D photos taken of American troops fighting in Vietnam.  His story — and his pictures — bring the war in Vietnam to life in ways never before seen.