An in-depth profile of the comic who has accomplished a seemingly impossible feat--he's made ventriloquism hip again. So hip, in fact, that for the past two years, Jeff Dunham has been the top-grossing touring comedian in the world with more than a quarter-billion hits on YouTube to his credit. This two-hour special includes rare performance footage, home videos, original interviews with Jeff and those who know him best, as well as sold-out performances featuring Walter, Peanut, Achmed, Jose, and the rest of his cast of characters. And, for the first time ever, we'll go behind-the-scenes to see Jeff create, build, and perform a brand new character, Achmed Junior.
Sir Richard Burton was a British explorer and linguist. He translated The Arabian Nights, and wrote extensively about his travels in Asia, Africa and America.
British navigator James Cook discovered and charted New Zealand and Australia's Great Barrier Reef on his ship Endeavor, and later disproved the existence of the fabled southern continent Terra Australis. His voyages provided the first accurate map of the Pacific.
Hernando de Soto was a Spanish explorer and conquistador who participated in the conquests of Central America and Peru and discovered the Mississippi River.
Giovanni da Verrazzano was an Italian explorer who chartered the Atlantic coast of North America between the Carolinas and Newfoundland, including New York Harbor in 1524. The Verrazano–Narrows Bridge in New York was named after him.