With McGee Media (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, CeCe Moore, Ty Burrell, Anderson Cooper

Votes: 582

2. Reconstruction: America after The Civil War (2019– )

Documentary

7.8
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A comprehensive and compelling history of the United States immediately following the Civil War.

Stars: Mark Lund, Andia Winslow, Henry Louis Gates

Votes: 82

3. First in Human (2017)

Documentary

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The show the tracks 4 patients in which standard medical treatment has not worked for their illnesses. They are receiving experimental treatment at the NIH building 10 in Bethesda Maryland.

Director: John Hoffman | Stars: Stephanie Goff, Jim Parsons

Votes: 48

4. This Emotional Life (2010– )

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary

8.1
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This 3-part series opens a window into real lives, exploring ways to improve our social relationships, cope with emotional issues, and become more positive, resilient individuals. Each ... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Gilbert, Dallas Malloy, Kenneth Siddons, Thomas Bradbury

Votes: 135

5. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013)

TV-PG | Documentary

8.3
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Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Bernard E. Powers Jr., Peniel E. Joseph, David Levering Lewis

Votes: 172

6. Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (2016)

TV-PG | 240 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary with host Henry Louis Gates Jr. chronicles the triumphs, struggles and contradictions of the last fifty years in African American History.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Jesse Jackson Jr., Nas, Cornel West

Votes: 46

7. Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 61 min | Documentary

7.7
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[HBO] HD. A vivid portrait of Gloria Steinem whose career as a journalist and a pivotal member of the feminist movement has left an indelible mark.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Gloria Steinem, Phyllis Schlafly, Hugh Hefner, Chet Huntley

Votes: 115

8. Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Our American Stories exploring the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Becoming American - exploring the many journeys to becoming ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, Mario Batali, Stephen Colbert, Louise Erdrich

Votes: 85

9. African American Lives (2006–2008)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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This 4 part PBS series attempts to trace the roots of 8 guests using genealogy, oral history, family stories, and DNA analysis.

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Pamela Arkin, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 115

10. MAKERS: Once and for All (2015)

72 min | Documentary

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"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 ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Epstein, Dyllan McGee

11. Looking for Lincoln (2009 TV Movie)

Biography

6.9
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Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s quest to piece together Lincoln's complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C. and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln... See full summary »

Directors: John Maggio, Muriel Soenens | Stars: Lerone Bennett, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Henry Louis Gates

Votes: 17

12. Teddy: In His Own Words (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Teddy Kennedy passed away in 2009 but not after a lengthy career in the US Senate and the last of the Kennedy Brothers in politics. Here is the acclaimed HBO documentary Teddy In His Own ... See full summary »

Votes: 22

13. Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Director: Graham Judd | Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Oprah Winfrey

Votes: 9

14. Benjamin Latrobe: America's First Architect (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Michael Epstein | Star: Paul Goldberger

15. Reconstruction: America after The Civil War (2019– )
Episode: Episode dated 9 April 2019 (2019)

Documentary

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Star: Mark Lund

16. Reconstruction: America after The Civil War (2019– )
Episode: Part 1, Hour 1 (2019)

Documentary

8.0
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After the Civil War, efforts to realize a "new south" begin. Whites offered share cropping to blacks, but agreements were not understood (due to lack of literacy skill) and insurmountable ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Louis Gates, Mark Lund, Andia Winslow

Votes: 10

17. Reconstruction: America after The Civil War (2019– )
Episode: Part 1, Hour 2 (2019)

Documentary

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Votes: 8

18. Reconstruction: America after The Civil War (2019– )
Episode: Part 2, Hour 1 (2019)

Documentary

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Star: Andia Winslow

Votes: 8

19. Reconstruction: America after The Civil War (2019– )
Episode: Part 2, Hour 2 (2019)

Documentary

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Votes: 7

20. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: A Way Out of No Way (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode two continues to trace the guests' lineages back through the late 1800s to the Civil War, featuring such stories as that of Chris Rock's great-great-grandfather, a black Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Asako Gladsjo | Stars: Maya Angelou, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Henry Louis Gates

21. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: The Past Is Another Country (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode four presents fascinating discoveries about participants' lineages, thanks to DNA analysis, including a groundbreaking study linking Professor Gates to a powerful medieval Irish ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Judd | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman

22. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: The Road Home (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode one focuses on stories of participants' ancestors in the early 20th century, including the tragic account of Tom Joyner's great-uncles, who were executed in 1915 for a crime that ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Youngelson | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman

23. African American Lives (2006–2008)
Episode: We Come from People (2008)

TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History

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Episode three reveals stories of participants' ancestors during the early years of the United States, including a riveting account of life in slavery by Morgan Freeman's great-grandmother, ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Sweet | Stars: Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman

24. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Awakening (2013)

TV-14 | 58 min | Documentary

7.8
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The story of the birth of the modern Women's Movement, filled with the spirit, humor and courage of a revolutionary generation.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Kathrine Switzer, Arnie Briggs, Tom Miller

Votes: 12

25. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Changing the World (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary

7.6
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The Women's Movement begins to break out of the campuses and urban centers where it originated to affect nearly every man, woman and child in America.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Marlo Thomas, Bobby Riggs, Billie Jean King

Votes: 15

26. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Charting a New Course (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary

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A focused look at the workplace, where individual women crashed through the glass ceiling, and to the courts, where they waged a battle against the "hidden injuries" of battery, harassment and rape.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Susan Douglas, Sally Ride, Brenda Berkman

Votes: 14

27. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Women in Comedy (2014)

TV-14 | 54 min | Documentary

8.0
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From PBS - Track the rise of women in the world of comedy.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Beth Lapides, Ashley Brooke Roberts

Votes: 6

28. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Women in Space (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

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From PBS - Trace the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program.

29. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Women in Business (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

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From PBS - Hear about the exceptional women -- past and present -- who have taken the world of business by storm.

Director: Jamila Wignot | Star: Julianna Margulies

30. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Women in Politics (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

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From PBS - View profiles of women in public office who were "firsts" in their fields.

31. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Women in Hollywood (2014)

TV-14 | 54 min | Documentary

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From PBS - Follow women of showbiz as they influence one of the country's biggest commodities: entertainment.

Stars: Lena Dunham, Jane Fonda, Shonda Rhimes, Linda Woolverton

32. Makers: Women Who Make America (2013– )
Episode: Women in War (2014)

TV-14 | 54 min | Documentary

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From PBS - Look at American women's increasing participation in war--from Vietnam to the present--as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Star: Christiane Amanpour


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