A Conversation With Teddi – Hollywood’s Cinema Cowgirl is a short documentary about a woman who is a legendary Hollywood screenwriter named Teddi Sherman. The film is about her four decades working in Hollywood and her perspectives about how the world of entertainment has changed. When it comes to entertainment, Teddi Sherman has done it all. For seven decades Teddi has worked as a writer, actor and producer. The movies and television are in her blood – and we’re all better off for it.
This Feature documentary is about the lives of Louis Brunke and Vladimir Fissenko who rode on horseback from the southern tip of Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. It took them five years to cross 14 countries — and they filmed it all.
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
Aired: September, 2011
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.
Aired: August, 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aired: July, 2012
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.
Aired: November 25, 2012
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.