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Old 05-29-2019, 11:10 AM
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Let's hear it. It could be a news show, a full-blown movie or a miniseries. Some that stick with me are:

American Experience: Command and control, it's about a US ICBM that exploded due to a dropped wrench.

Frontline: The Doctors, follows some Harvard Dr students through their carrier from med school to established professionals

Kidnapped in plain sight, NetFlix story about a little girl kidnaped by a family friend who was brainwashed into believing that an alien wanted him to get her pregnant. More twists and jaw-dropping turns in this one than I could have imagined.

Apocalypse World War 1, mini-series on WWII, very well done I thought.

Business Wars Rand corp vs IBM, thought a podcast series, I really enjoyed this one.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:18 AM
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Thin Blue Line is a classic. Got an innocent guy released from death row.
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The Rise and Fall of ECW

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Old 05-29-2019, 11:24 AM
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Vietnam in HD
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Tom Dowd. One of the largest influencers of classic rock that nobody knows about.

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The King of King is great. Some of you Floridians might just know Billy Mitchell...
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:32 AM
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I like the work David Abel does. Pulitzer Prize winning documentary filmmaker...and friend. I appreciate the way he presents the films and work he does.
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Marjo won the Academy Award in 1972, I believe. Awesome movie but some might not like its portrayal of evangelicals...
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:41 AM
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The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs

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Cocaine Cowboys is outstanding as well.

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Old 05-29-2019, 11:43 AM
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Saw one about Jimi Hendrix. Bootsie Collins narrated as if it was Jimi speaking. Was very interesting.
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Anything by Billy Corben. [The U!] His documentaries are as fun as they are educational.

IDK the name, but there was a documentary about transplanting juvenile elephants into another African park that was bereft of any elephants. What happened a few years later, and why, taught me more about HUMANS than all of my psychology classes in high school and college combined.

I learned why it takes a family, not a village. I learned exactly what happens when there is no mother present to nurture her young or no father around to discipline the teenage male elephants hopped up on the elephant version of testosterone. Elephosterone???

I will give you a hint: you get poorly adjusted teenagers who do terrible things. Sound familiar?

Do you know how theses murderous elephants got fixed? By getting their asses kicked, kicked, kicked, and kicked again. In other words, discipline.

I can think of several subjects worthy of a documentary that have none. Are you paying attention, "history" channel?

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A little older but really a good one

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Old 05-29-2019, 12:50 PM
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Anything by Billy Corben. [The U!] His documentaries are as fun as they are educational.

IDK the name, but there was a documentary about transplanting juvenile elephants into another African park that was bereft of any elephants. What happened a few years later, and why, taught me more about HUMANS than all of my psychology classes in high school and college combined.

I learned why it takes a family, not a village. I learned exactly what happens when there is no mother present to nurture her young or no father around to discipline the teenage male elephants hopped up on the elephant version of testosterone. Elephosterone???

I will give you a hint: you get poorly adjusted teenagers who do terrible things. Sound familiar?

Do you know how theses murderous elephants got fixed? By getting their asses kicked, kicked, kicked, and kicked again. In other words, discipline.

I can think of several subjects worthy of a documentary that have none. Are you paying attention, "history" channel?

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I saw this, don't remember what it was named but it was great. Thanks for reminding me.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:55 PM
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Man on Wire

Doc on the guy that strung high wire across World Trade Center buildings. The later movie was pretty good but the doc was much better. Dude had a big set.
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I'd have a hard time picking out my FAVORITE documentary because I love so many.

But along those lines, how many folks in here regularly watch "Aerial America" on the Smithsonian Channel?

I could watch HOURS of that! I call it "Vacation by drone" and used to tell the wife and kids, "Hey lets watch this and save ourselves the trip!"

REALLY well done series. here!

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The Seven Five: It's about the most corrupt police precinct in NYC from the 80's. The most corrupt cop in the precinct actually is interviewed along with his fellow officers who all went to prison. It's pretty wild. It also talks about NYC in the 80's and how it was basically a warzone in some places.

Restrepo/Korengal: About a US Army outpost in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Pretty crappy situation for all stationed there.

Druglords (Netflix): Docuseries with some in person interviews with famous drug lords.
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