Tyson is acclaimed indie director James Toback's stylistically inventive portrait of a mesmerizing Mike Tyson. Toback allows Tyson to reveal himself without inhibition and with eloquence and a pervasive vulnerability. Through a mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs, a startlingly complex, fully-rounded human being emerges. The film ranges from Tyson's earliest memories of growing up on the mean streets of Brooklyn through his entry into the world of boxing, to his rollercoaster ride in the funhouse of worldwide fame and fortunes won and lost. It is the story of a legendary and uniquely controversial international athletic icon, a figure conjuring radical questions of race and class. In its depiction of a man rising from the most debased circumstances to unlimited heights, destroyed by his own hubris, TYSON emerges as a modern day version of classic Greek tragedy.
The family histories of well-known Americans are unearthed with genealogical and genetic tools.
When a man finds he has no way to pay for a life-saving operation for his son, he takes desperate measures.
Jimmy Fallon's monologue from Tuesday, October 7. Part 1 of 2.
Jimmy and Kristen Stewart lighten the mood after talking about her dramatic role in Camp X-Ray by playing Ring Around the Nosey.
In light of the launch of new social network Ello, Jimmy weighs the good and bad of joining the anonymous Facebook.
Jimmy chats with Artie Lange about his Comedy Central special, Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure, and the bet Artie won at a Rolling Stones concert.
Jimmy talks to Kristen Stewart about her movie Camp X-Ray, and how she found her latest furry friend.
Music guest Jason Aldean performs "Just Gettin' Started" for The Tonight Show audience.
Jimmy Fallon's monologue from Tuesday, October 7. Part 2 of 2.
Jimmy shares some games you should avoid playing at all costs, including Ring Around the Nosey.
From PBS - The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of Season 2 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, African American Lives, African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and the first season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates finds new ways to, as he says, "get into the DNA of American culture."
The rise and fall of former Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.
The most ferocious boxer to ever step inside the ring, MIKE TYSON was at age 20 the youngest heavyweight champion in history. But within a few short years, the baddest man on the planet was himself on the ropes, the victim of his own rage and fear. Told exclusively through the compelling words and commentary of Iron Mike himself, Tyson is a powerfully frank and provocative look at one of the mo...
The most ferocious boxer to ever step inside the ring, Mike Tyson, was at age 20 the youngest heavyweight champion in history. But within a few short years, the baddest man on the planet was himself on the ropes, the victim of his own rage and fear. Told exclusively through the compelling words and commentary of Iron Mike himself, TYSON is a powerfully frank and provocative look at one of the most controversial and misunderstood sports figures of all time.
Ends 12/31/15. His talent took him from a poverty-stricken childhood on the mean streets of Brooklyn to fame--and unimaginable fortune--as the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history. Mike Tyson was on top of the world until bad advice--and his own personal demons--turned his American dream into an American nightmare. Newcomer Michael Jai White plays Mike Tyson in this riveting film.
Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Denzel Washington ("Training Day," "American Gangster") stars as John Q. Archibald, an ordinary man who works at a factory and takes care of his family. But when John Q.'s young son needs an emergency heart transplant -- an operation that he can't afford and his health insurance won't cover -- John Q. will do anything to keep his son alive. As time and options run out, a desperate gamble becomes the only hope for John Q, as he takes an unwitting group of people hostage in the hospital emergency room. Now as many in the ER need medical care themselves and John Q. faces off with veteran police hostage negotiator and quick-tempered police chief, can a nonviolent end be found to a desperate situation?
Denzel Washington stars as John Q, a man whose young son needs an emergency heart transplant. When he discovers his insurance won't cover it, he will do anything to keep his son alive.
From PBS - Learn how the ancestors of Ben Affleck, Khandi Alexander and Ben Jealous fought for freedom.
The Tonight Show plays host to Kristen Stewart, Artie Lang and Jason Aldean.
From PBS - Learn how the lives of forebears of Ken Burns, Anderson Cooper and Anna Deavere Smith intersected.
From PBS - Examine the ancestral origins of athletes Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo.
From PBS - Join Gates to uncover the paternal ancestry of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney Vance.
Ends 04/03/15. Guests: Paul Watson, Nas, Tom Davis, Carrie Sheffield, Alex Wagner.
Nas performs a song from his new album, "Life is Good."
Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier and Linda Chavez all share Spanish colonial roots, yet each views their own identity very differently. In this episode we ask what it means to be Hispanic-and find that the answer lies in the tangled histories of European, Native American and African peoples. Crisscrossing Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and the Southwest, Professor Gates reveals stories of ancestral Conquistadors, Indian rebels, and "Crypto-Jews" (Spanish Jews who converted to Catholicism to survive the Inquisition, yet continued to practice their religion in secret) - showing that the American experience has been shaped by people who were in the New World long before the Mayflower.
From PBS - In this episode we ask what it means to be Hispanic-and find that the answer lies in the tangled histories of European, Native American and African peoples.
Most African Americans struggle to trace their ancestors beyond Emancipation; slavery erased names and family ties with brutal efficiency. But what about the descendants of the handful of free black people who evaded bondage during that terrible time? Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the extraordinary stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about, while Professor Gates himself and his 98-year-old friend Margarett Cooper delve into the mysteries shrouding the free people of color in their family trees.
From PBS - Most African Americans struggle to trace their ancestors beyond Emancipation; slavery erased names and family ties with brutal efficiency. But what about the descendants of the handful of free black people who evaded bondage during that terrible time?
The three guests in this episode are all children of first- or second-generation immigrants and share the peculiar burdens of that heritage. In an episode that crisscrosses the planet, from India to Korea to Poland, catch a glimpse of three distinct yet oddly overlapping experiences of families leaving their homes and becoming American.
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