Episode 2 explores the bravery of the French Resistance as its members aided Allied troops and helped escaping POWs flee Nazi capture.
This story of the mother of Jesus looks at what is known of her life, and how historians and the faithful have regarded her through the centuries.
The irresistible life story of the author who gave the world Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Follows the odyssey of Samuel L. Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) from... Read More
The life of the great abolitionist who escaped slavery in 1838 and used his talents as a writer and orator to fight for emancipation. Frederick Douglass edited... Read More
Story of the folk hero who was far more than a simple woodsman in a coonskin cap. Chronicles his political career in Tennessee, where he championed squatters'... Read More
Conclusion of a 2-part look at Lincoln's personal life including the turmoil of the Civil War and his assassination and its aftermath.
A major political player for over 25 years, Elizabeth Dole served as a Democrat under President Johnson, an Independent under President Nixon, and as a Republican... Read More
The triumphant and tragic story of the great poet, short story writer, and master of the macabre. Blessed by a genius that brought him many successes as a writer... Read More
Profile of the World War II leader who took command of a shattered navy and led US forces to victory over often superior Japanese forces.
Story of President Franklin Roosevelt's leadership during the momentous years of World War Two and his controversial international policies that helped shape... Read More
Check out BIO’s original video series, American Freedom Stories, about the historic events of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, and the leaders and everyday heroes who fought to make racial equality a reality. Watch videos.
The Emmy Award-winning Education Department of A&E Television Networks develops educational resources for teachers. Check out some fascinating BIO BLOG articles by the education team.
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