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“Tiananmen: The People Versus the Party” premieres tonight on PBS

Source:  The New York Times Earlier this month thousands of Hong Kong residents began protesting against a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China. The timing of the demonstrations makes them ever more potent: This month marks the 30th anniversary of the...

Acclaimed “Apollo 11” premieres tonight on CNN

Source:  collectSpace Acclaimed documentary "Apollo 11," which features newly-discovered, large format footage of the first moon landing mission, premieres tonight on CNN with limited commercial interruptions. Assembled primarily from archival footage and more than...

Meet the 23-year-old woman who pioneered investigative journalism

Source:  The Atlantic “In my time, women usually had their life stories written for them.  But I didn’t like the story I was given, so I wrote a new one.” That’s Nellie Bly, the nom de plume of Elizabeth Cochrane.  The story she wrote—in a newspaper in 1887, and,...

“The Cold Blue” is a superb tribute to a powerful World War II film

Source:  Los Angeles Times Fans of classic war stories and aerial action are in for a stirring mix of audio and visuals in Erik Nelson’s “The Cold Blue.” The handsome, lovingly reconstructed, if brief, documentary is based on unearthed footage shot by director William...

“KOREA: The Never-Ending War” premieres tonight on PBS

Source:  AP To escape the poverty of south Texas migrant camps, Homer Garza joined the U.S. Army.  Months later he and his company found themselves surrounded in South Korea by an invading North Korean force. Garza’s story is one of many shared in the PBS documentary...

Watch this forgotten documentary about the history of Oklahoma

Source:  NonDoc “Oklahoma: A Past Preserved” is a 12-minute film about the history of Oklahoma. Made in 1975 by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the film captures nearly 30,000 years of the state’s history.  It was surprisingly ahead of its time in many ways....

“Apollo 11” is a Masterpiece

Source:  Rolling Stone It's easy to think that there’s nothing left to be said, and even less to be seen, about the flight that took place on July 16th, 1969 — one that took three men hundreds of thousands of miles away from earth and let two of them step foot on the...

“Who Will Write Our History” is a vital Holocaust documentary

Source:  The New York Times “Who Will Write Our History” recounts a bold story of Nazi resistance. And inside that one story are countless others, each immensely important. After German forces imprisoned hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a band of...

National Geographic acquires global rights to “Avenging Angel”

Source:  Realscreen National Geographic has acquired the global rights, excluding the UK and Ireland, to "Avenging Evil." The documentary tells the story of a small group of Holocaust survivors who attempted in 1946 to carry out the indiscriminate murder of six...