First In Human: The Trials of Building 10 (Discovery)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Season Four (PBS)In subsequent seasons of Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. continues his quest to understand our collective American identity, bringing to life the family histories of African American, Asian, Greek, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, and Latin American guests alike. List of season Six guests coming soon!
MAKERS: Once And For All (Oath)In September 1995, the UN Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, China. More than 47,000 outspoken activists and impassioned leaders hailing from almost every country, religion, and culture on earth came together in Beijing—and at the parallel NGO Forum—making it the largest gathering of women's advocates in history. "MAKERS: Once And For All" is a feature film presented by AOL that tells the story of the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995 as a watershed event in the global struggle for women's rights. With original interviews with subjects, including Hillary Clinton, and archival footage, the film captures the suspenseful months leading up to Beijing and the high-stakes drama of the event itself. Through the eyes of global leaders and grassroots women, it offers a window into Beijing's historic days, its impact, and its unfinished legacy. The feature documentary will memorialize this unprecedented moment in time and reignite momentum for lasting change.
Reconstruction (PBS)Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the definitive history of one of the least understood chapters in American history. In the aftermath of the Civil War, the nation, devastated by death and deconstruction, endeavored to reunite North and South while granting citizenship rights to newly free African Americans. But the dream of an interracial democracy was short-lived, and the broken promises of the Reconstruction era haunt us in the present day.
Rancher, Farmer, FishermanRancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland conservation heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water.The film is a tribute to people like Justin Knopf, a fifth-generation Kansas farmer revolutionizing industrial scale agriculture to rebuild the fertility, biodiversity and resilience of his soil, and Dusty Crary, a fourth-generation Montana rancher who forged alliances between cattlemen, federal agencies, hunters and environmental groups to protect the Rocky Mountain Front.Based on a book by best-selling author Miriam Horn of Environmental Defense Fund, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman was directed by Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Susan Froemke and Emmy winner John Hoffman, and narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw.The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and debuted on the Discovery Channel in August 2017.
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (PBS)In his new four-hour series, Black America Since MKL: And Still I Rise, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state.
MAKERS Conference (Oath)Each year, MAKERS gathers over 500 change-makers from private, public, education, and not-for-profit sectors to set an agenda for helping women advance in the workplace. Sessions explore a wide range of topics from comedy to policy, and sports to workplace harassment, with an emphasis on actively solving problems, rather than simply talking about them. Past participants include actress Jennifer Aniston, activist Gloria Steinem, astronaut Mae Jamison, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, fashion designer Diane von Fustenberg, FDNY Firefighter Regina Wilson, actress Eva Longoria, former White House CTO Megan Smith, and many others.
First In Human: The Trials of Building 10 (Discovery)Though unknown to nearly everyone who does not work there, the anonymous “Building 10” is uniquely situated at the very forefront of cutting edge medical developments. Nicknamed “America’s Hospital,” this particular structure, the largest research-only hospital in the world, houses a medical facility specializing in advanced clinical trials, as well as the Undiagnosed Disease Program. Patients from all over the world apply to be treated at the Undiagnosed Disease Program as a last resort when no other doctor can determine what is wrong. Some of the most innovative and revelatory medicine being practiced today takes place inside Building 10, but the public has had almost no insight into the facility. Until now.
TechMAKERS (Oath)TechMAKERS is an initiative designed to help women break through the Silicon Ceiling and empower the next generation of female innovators. Produced in association with Melinda Gates, TechMAKERS highlights five extraordinary women making cutting-edge developments in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics and aerospace engineering.
Africa's Great CivilizationsThis six-hour documentary series chronicles 200,000 years of Africa's untold history, beginning with the origin of man and the formation of early human societies. Hosted by Emmy Award-winning Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., the series details significant historical events, including the rise of African kingdoms and the growth of trade networks with the Middle East, Europe and China. The series also traces the roots of agriculture, writing, artistic expression and iron working.
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