Janis Joplin: Her Final Hours
Janis Joplin is the undisputed queen of rock and roll. It’s a fact that there had been no female superstar of rock before Janis came along. Her rule of thumb was if it feels good do it. Janis also hides her self-destructive, darker side. She was a very troubled girl and a genius and at the same time she was looking for some kind of relief to not have to be Janis. A blast of nearly pure heroin will end her short, dazzling career. This is the analysis on the life and death of Janis Joplin, the undisputed...
Bloomberg Game Changers: Jay-Z
His rise to global fame and fortune is even more inspiring when one takes into account the awesome obstacles he has had to overcome. Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, BLOOMBERG GAME CHANGERS follows his meteoric rise from the projects to business success, highlighting the unorthodox business style and entrepreneurial instincts that contribute to his creative genius. This 30 minute profile reveals the many layers and complexities that go to make Jay-Z – the Hip Hop cash...
Jim Morrison: His Final Hours
Jim Morrison was one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He was also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison was at war with his own dark demons. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, this documentary details the last hours of Morrison’s life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris. Whether or not you are interested in The Doors and their music there is no doubt that lead singer and chief songwriter Jim Morrison was a fascinating...
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Seeking Elvis
American humorist Dave Barry said it best: "Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis". In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since Elvis Presley's death in 1977, the "King of Rock and Roll" lives on to profit, both for the owners of "Dead Elvis", Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), but also for others who seek to live off the many products and derivatives of this dead entertainment icon. Shot mostly at Elvis' former Chino Canyon home in...
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Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune
As the United States continues to embroil itself in foreign wars, Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune is a timely and relevant tribute to an unlikely American hero. Over the course of a meteoric music career that spanned two turbulent decades, Phil Ochs sought the bright lights of fame and social justice in equal measure - a contradiction that eventually tore him apart. From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arch of Ochs' life paralleled that of the times, and the anger, satire and righteous indignation...
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OJ Simpson the Untold Story
This program is an in depth investigation into new evidence that has been found surrounding the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Who did kill OJ's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman? This is still a gripping tale. It may be five years on but this story hasn't lost its heady mixture of violence, race, sex and Hollywood glitz. Five years ago, the world watched spellbound as OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder. And interest in the case remains as great as ever. Why, asks the BBC's former...
Warren Buffett Revealed
Now in his eighties, Buffett has – for decades – held an unparalleled position in American finance. He is not only a legendary investor with an astounding success rate, and a billionaire forty times over; he is also – by far – the most respected businessman in America. He is primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. On April 11,...
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Keith Moon: Final 24: His Final Hours
Final 24 documents the final moments of this rock star’s life. This compelling documentary series unlocks the hidden secrets, psychological flaws and events that result in the tragic deaths of famed notorious and the iconic. Every episode maps out the final 24 hours of a different famous person’s life. The series weaves the star’s back-story with events from their last day, which lays bare the threads of fate that led inextricably from childhood to the moment of death. These are no ordinary biographies....
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Game: Life After The Math
The Game spits the truth about his rise from the streets of Compton on camera and on stage with insights on a chaotic childhood, the drugs, the shootings that almost killed him, the falling out with G-Unit, his infamous beef with 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and his rebirth as a multi-platinum powerhouse. The Game delivers with previously unseen concert footage, shocking interviews, and original...