Set in Detroit during the Civil Rights Movement, "An American Girl Story - Melody 1963: Love Has to Win" examines the joyful life and troubled times of an irrepressible 10-year-old African-American girl whose vivid imagination and creativity reinforce her optimism. When shocking national events threaten her sense of security, Melody must find inner strength to restore her hope for a better world.
On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.
Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt's parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. They set off on a whirlwind tour of of disparate locations where they have friends or relatives, sampling not only different cities and climates but also different families. Along the way they realize that the journey is less about discovering where they want to live and more about figuring out what type of parents they want to be.
A jingoistic American short for American children, voiceover narration by an American narrator blustering over miscellaneous bits of American stock footage.
In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover?
In this special, writer Michael Wolfe documents his trip to Islam's holiest shrine for "ABC News Nightline."
Hair metal had gone the way of hair-crimping and spandex when VH1 resuscitated the genre for its 2005 album series METAL MANIA, which featured stripped-down, acoustic versions of hair-metal ballads and anthems like "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane." METAL MANIA was so successful that it spawned its own concert tour, Stripped Across America Live, captured here in this February 2005 concert recorded at the Hollywood Key Club and boasting UNPLUGGED-like acoustic performances from album contributors Don Dokken, Kip Winger, Warrant's Jani Lane, Ratt's Stephen Pearcy, and White Lion's Mike Tramp.
Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.
Take a step back in time aboard the Mississippi Queen, a riverboat that harkens back to Mark Twain's days and still paddles its way down the Mississippi River today. Passengers will get to explore a number of antebellum homes and gardens, plus the National Civil Rights Museum; Elvis's beloved home, Graceland; the headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers; a Natchez cotton plantation; a tour of perennially damp Baton Rouge; and more.
Louisiana football star Gavin Grey had it all. He was an All-American champion who married his high-school sweetheart, homecoming queen Babs Rogers, and who was a hero to his hometown. Yet after a failed professional career, Gavin realizes that fame and success have passed him by and that he no longer is the hero everyone keeps reminding him he should still be. His dissatisfaction with his life leads to strains in his marriage, and Gavin begins to wonder who he is, if he's not a hero anymore.
This is the story of Barry Seal. Could the assassinations and scandals that rocked America in the 60's and 70's have been perpetrated by the same people who caused the cocaine epidemic that swept this nation during the 1980s? See the results of a three-year investigation into the life and times of one of the most famous CIA agents and successful drug smugglers in America's history - Barry Seal.
Fourth 'Bring It On' movie is set at a cheerleader camp in Florida with a 'West Side Story' musical feel has the female captain of the West Side Sharks meeting and romancing a male member of the East Coast Jets amid their different team rivalries.
A year-long immersion into one of Chicago's most progressive and diverse public schools, located in suburban Oak Park. Both intimate and epic, exploring America's charged state of race, culture and education today with unprecedented depth and scope.