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The true story of Trevor Noah's childhood growing up in South Africa.
Despite having no tennis background, Richard Williams overcomes tremendous hardship, skepticism and his own troubled past to raise two of tennis' greatest players, Serena and Venus Williams.
Robert F. Kennedy transforms from the younger brother in the shadow brother President John F Kennedy to a strong national leader in his own right before he is gunned down in 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel.
Anita Moorjani battles against cancer for four years. Overwhelmed by malignant cells, her body begins shutting down. As her organs fail, she enters into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realizes her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, her condition improves. Within three days, 70% of her cancer is gone. Shortly after, she is declared cancer free.
The story centers on the romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayme, Jazz Age icons whose courtship and marriage was riddled with jealousy and acrimony. Fitzgerald used their relationship as material for h is novels, and Sayre, who ended up being admitted to a sanitarium, did the same.
In the 1920s, Dr. Perry Baird, who was born in Texas and educated at Harvard, begins his career ascent in the field of medicine. Over time, he grows more and more interested in the cause of manic depression. Sadly
Drafted by the Dodgers and touted as a potential star, Glenn Burke gets off to a flying start when he becomes the only rookie to start in the 1977 World Series. While his adversity is nothing compared to what Jackie Robinson faced when he broke baseball's color barrier, Burke’s decision to come out of the closet hastens his demise. He is surprisingly traded to Oakland in 1978, but gets injured and retires in his second season there. Burke is diagnosed with AIDS in 1994 and dies a year later at age 42.
Explores the life of the legendary composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein.
While in diapers, Ryan Patterson stuffs knives into electrical sockets and learns the power of electricity the hard way. He goes on to win 2001's "Intel International Science and Engineering Fair," which lands him a job working in aerospace robotics for Lockheed Martin.
A former J. Walter Thompson executive finds himself down and out when he is downsized out of a job. In his 60s and in a personal dilema because of an affair that ended his marriage, he sees his luck change when he enters a Starbucks and walks out with a job offer from the store's manager, giving his life new purpose.
Lynsey Addari travels to war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq and wins the MacArthur Fellowhip in 2008. Her work in dangerous locales include her being kidnapped by pro-Quaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. She is part of the N.Y. Times team which wins a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for International Reporting for her work in Waziristan.