Archive for August, 2012

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Friday, August 3rd, 2012

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9/11: THE DAYS AFTER

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Produced for History
2011
The world would never be the same after 9/11 . . . but before it could be anything else, the rubble had to be cleared. This film returns us to that time of chaos, documented in a visceral patchwork of news coverage and home video. The emotional distress was high and the physical tasks daunting as everyone worked to put the fragments of the world back together. But how do you cope if you can’t? The urgency of those days was marked with valor, kindness, and unprecedented camaraderie. But also with fear, panic, anger and blame; Patriotism blooms, but so does prejudice. This film takes us back to the beginning of the world we now live in, offering a glimpse into how it was remade.

THIRD REICH: THE RISE AND FALL

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

This four-hour special tells the story of Hitler’s Third Reich as recorded by the people who lived it.  Constructed from more than 1200 hours of professional and never-before-seen archive, viewers are immersed in the tumultuous landscape of Nazi Germany through the images and accounts of the families who experienced the infamy firsthand. At once harrowing and humanizing, this intimate, authentic portrait provides a rare look inside the darker pages of world history.

TREK NATION

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Produced for Science
November 2011
This one hour special  journeys with Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek  creator Gene Roddenberry, as he explores his father’s legacy. Rod’s quest takes him boldly beyond the pointy ears to a deeper understanding of one of the most influential sci-fi entities of all time.  Behind the scenes of The Original Series, backstage at the first Trek convention, through the lens of Gene’s home movies, and the words of his contemporaries, with Ron as our guide, we discover the powerful world of philosophy, morality, and fan-dom inspired by his father’s creation.

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IT’S GOOD TO BE THE PRESIDENT

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

This two-hour documentary special explores the enormous perks, immense pressure, and ominous perils of being the President – from the point of view of the Presidents themselves.  Weaving together rare archival footage, incisive interviews and highly stylized original images the film brings us beyond the grandeur and pageantry of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and into the everyday life of the man who is President.

9/11 THE DAYS AFTER

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

NOMINEE: Emmy, Outstanding Achievement in Editing, Documentary and Long Form
" If I were going to recommend only one of these programs, it is History Channel’s 9/11 The Days After. It does not tell you what to think or how to feel . . . and puts you, as much as possible, into the place and time. It’s hard to watch and impossible to turn off." LA TIMES

"Easily my favorite viewing experience in everything I watched . . . A unique tapestry of the feel and movement of Sept. 11 and the week that followed." Washington Post

"A remarkable documentary you should not miss . . . has added immeasurably to the chronicle of this period of History." Entertainment Weekly

THIRD REICH: THE RISE AND FALL

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

NOMINEE: Banff Award, for Outstanding Historical Production
NOMINEE: Emmy, Outstanding Historical Production, Long Form
” Excellent . . . highly recommended . . . although Hitler and The Third Reich has been has been examined countless times, I have never seen a documentary quite like this one before . ” ~BlogCritics