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This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who boldly founded the Democratic Party -- yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon.

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by Nelson Mandela
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As Nelson Mandela prepares to step down as president of South Africa, FRONTLINE presents a deeply personal biography of one of the great figures of the 20th century.

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The Day After Trinity (a.k.a. The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb) is a 1980 documentary film directed and produced by Jon H. Else in association with KTEH public television in San Jose, California.

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by Robert Anton Wilson
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This feature-length documentary is a hilarious and mind-bending journey into the multi-dimensional life of Robert Anton Wilson, one of the foundations of 20th Century Western counterculture and author of the Illuminatus! Trilogy.

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Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948 is a 1968 documentary biography film, detailing the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

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by Alan Watts
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Alan Watts is widely considered the West's foremost interpreter of Eastern thought. Distills a great teacher's insight on: The Mood of Zen, Zen and Now, Buddhism, Man and Nature, and the Art of Meditation.

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by WGBH History Unit
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American Experience, television's most-watched history series, brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form our nation.

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After Saddam Hussein's capture by US forces in 2003, FBI Agent George Piro interrogated the fallen leader - this is the Inside story.

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by Hunter S. Thompson
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Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, also known as Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision, is a documentary film produced by BBC Omnibus in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch.

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One of the most comprehensive collection of cinema retrospectives and biographies ever compiled.

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