Reel South: Shake 'Em On Down - The Blues According to Fred McDowell
Delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-'60s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and many others.
Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race
The 1929 Women’s Air Derby - which included Amelia Earhart - was flown from Santa Monica to Cleveland, kicking off the National Air Races. Follow the female pilots of the 2014 Air Race Classic racers as they make their way across the country, while telling the story of the first women's cross-country air race, known as the Powder Puff Derby.
Penny: Champion of the Marginalized
How does one trailblazing woman overcome the odds to become a top criminal trial attorney, all while keeping her sense of humor? The compelling story of Penny Cooper: celebrated criminal defense attorney, philanthropist, art collector, mentor, social and moral activist, and protector of the underdog.
Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers
Elizabeth Black was a Pittsburgh artist who sketched charcoal portraits of American soldiers across Europe during World War II. Explore efforts to find homes for soldiers’ sketches found among Elizabeth's memorabilia. From Philadelphia to San Francisco, Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers features encounters with amazed and appreciative families.
Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor
Despite her premature death at age 39, Flannery O’Connor left behind one of the most haunting and strikingly original bodies of work in 20th Century literature. Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor traces the people and events that shaped her remarkable career, as well as the important role that Catholicism played in her writing.
Life on the Line: Against All Odds
For the Purcells, their fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. The Purcells are set to fight this deadly disease and explore every treatment option they could find. Little do they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor risked his entire career to pioneer a new cancer treatment using protons.
Life on the Line: The Lasting Impact
Wilber "Wil" Alexander has sat at the bedside of the sick and the dying for the last 40 years, inviting the wounded to tell their stories. This story follows Wil as he uniquely cares for sick, wounded, and terminal patients by walking alongside them and aiding in their search for meaning and healing in their time of unique vulnerability.
Life on the Line: It's About the Journey
After a snowboarding accident, Andre’s athletic life completely changed when his left leg was amputated. But he hasn’t let that slow him down. Andre becomes a triathlete and finds himself training for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. Through years of hard work and dedication, Andre learns that life is not about the destination, but about the journey.