Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson is profiled, from his youth in Lexington, Ky., to his founding of the Christian Broadcasting Network in 1960 to his failed presidential bid in 1988. Robertson is interviewed, along with his wife Dede.
A profile of Tammy Faye Bakker, the former wife of televangelist Jim Bakker. Included: Bakker's rise in Christian broadcasting and ultimate fall in disgrace when Jim was convicted of fraud; their divorce; Tammy's marriage to Roe Messner.
A profile of former televangelist Jimmy Swaggart recalls his Louisiana childhood; his relationship with cousin Jerry Lee Lewis; and his 1980's sex scandals. Among those commenting are Tammy Faye Messner and Jerry Falwell.
A profile of Nat “King” Cole traces the high---and low---points of his career, including his 1956-7 TV show on NBC, and a racially motivated physical attack he suffered during a 1956 Alabama performance. Interviewees include musicians John Collins and Lee Young; Cole's wife, Maria; and his brother, Freddy.
Profiling the Carpenters, from the singing duo's childhood in Connecticut and California, to stardom in the '70s, to Karen's death in 1983. Also: photographs; TV clips; and interviews, including Richard Carpenter and k.d. lang.
Recalling the life and accomplishments of Lowell Thomas, the journalist who specialized in covering adventures. Included: how Thomas revealed the story of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in a 1924 biography.
Newsman Charles Kuralt (1934-97), whose “On the Road” series celebrated stories of common folk across the country. Included: interviews with Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Andy Rooney, and family members.
TV-news icon David Brinkley looks back on his career with NBC and ABC. Also reminiscing: Walter Cronkite; former NBC executive Julian Goodman; “This Week with David Brinkley” colleagues Sam Donaldson (who also narrates), George Will and Cokie Roberts.
Profiling long-time CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace, TV's “Grand Inquisitor.” Notes Wallace's son Chris: “He's the cop on the beat.” Among those interviewed are colleagues Morley Safer and Don Hewitt.
Profiling four-time Tony-winner Angela Lansbury, who was an Oscar nominee for her film debut in 1944's "Gaslight," before the greater acclaim of Broadway's "Mame" and TV's "Murder, She Wrote." Included: film clips, archival footage and interviews with the star and her colleagues.
A profile of actress Jaclyn Smith follows her early desire to become a dancer, her early TV career, and her stardom in the 1970s series “Charlie's Angels” and “Sidney Sheldon's 'Rage of Angels'.” Also: her family life and marriages.
Examining the career of Angie Dickinson, the 1960s sex symbol and 1970s TV star. Included: her marriages to Gene Dickinson and Burt Bacharach; her relationship with Frank Sinatra and friendships with other Rat Packers; and her role in “Police Woman.”
Profiling actor Tony Randall, an all-media veteran of more than 50 years in show business, from radio soaps in the 1940s to his 1970s fame with TV's “The Odd Couple.” Included: details of his marriages, fatherhood in his 70s.
A profile of Peter Graves surveys his acting career and features clips and interviews with cast members of his TV shows, (including “Mission: Impossible” and “Fury”) and his movies (including “Airplane”).
Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995), daughter of actor Robert Montgomery, is profiled. Montgomery's personal life and her success in “Bewitched” are chronicled. Interviewed: husbands William Asher and Robert Foxworth, two of her children and author Dominick Dunne.
Recalling the life and mysterious death of actor Bob Crane (1928-78), who was found murdered in his Arizona apartment. Included: his careers as a disc jockey and comedic actor; his secret interest in filming pornography.