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In Their Own Words

Using a fresh and innovative combination of interview, archive and animated content, "In Their Own Words" is an intimate journey into the lives and minds of some of the world’s most compelling men and women.

Elon Musk

51m 16s

Elon Musk was a multi-millionaire by the time he reached the age of 31. He is one of a new breed of what the New York Times called "thrillionaires," high-tech entrepreneurs who are using their newfound wealth to help turn science-fiction dreams into reality. His story is about a thrilling 21st century "Iron Man" come alive.

Episodes

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    Elon Musk

    S2 E5 - 51m 16s

    Elon Musk was a multi-millionaire by the time he reached the age of 31. He is one of a new breed of what the New York Times called "thrillionaires," high-tech entrepreneurs who are using their newfound wealth to help turn science-fiction dreams into reality. His story is about a thrilling 21st century "Iron Man" come alive.

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    Jimmy Carter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jimmy Carter

    S2 E4 - 54m 18s

    Explore this intimate and inspiring story of a long-shot outsider who beat the odds against him again and again and never looked back in his quest to better the lives of millions. Jimmy Carter’s journey from poor, rural peanut farmer to become the 39th president of the United States will be revealed to be a story of faith, determination and humanity.

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    Princess Diana

    S2 E3 - 54m 5s

    Meet those closest to Princess Diana and follow her story as she grew from a shy, aristocratic schoolgirl into a dynamic force for change. This is a journey from the inside of her life, and the story of a woman who defied expectations and evolved into one of the most impactful icons of our time.

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    Chuck Berry

    S2 E2 - 52m 20s

    Take a riveting ride on the Chuck Berry train exploring the life, the legend, the music, and the man who is regularly credited as the father of rock and roll. We will meet the family who loved him, the players who were there for the rise, and the stars who bow to his inspiration and credit him for their own success.

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    Pope Francis

    S2 E1 - 52m 59s

    On March 13, 2013, at the age of 76, Jorge Bergoglio was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Taking the name Francis, he is the first pope from the Americas, the first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named pope. In Their Own Words delves deeper into his story, revealing the experiences and influences in his life that led him to the highest office in the Catholic church.

Extras + Features

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    Episode 6 Preview | Angela Merkel

    S2 E6 - 30s

    One of the most enigmatic and inscrutable world leaders of our time, Angela Merkel’s life story reveals the woman behind the veil. Explore how experiences that began in her childhood shaped her politics and ultimately, the face of modern Europe.

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    Episode 5 Preview | Elon Musk

    S2 E5 - 30s

    Elon Musk was a multi-millionaire by the time he reached the age of 31. He is one of a new breed of what the New York Times called "thrillionaires," high-tech entrepreneurs who are using their newfound wealth to help turn science-fiction dreams into reality. His story is about a thrilling 21st century "Iron Man" come alive.

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    Childhood in the South

    S2 E4 - 2m 57s

    Born in 1924 in the rural town of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter comes of age during an era inflicted by de jure racial segregation. Despite having a father known for his reputation as a white supremacist, Jimmy seeks moral guidance from many of the Black sharecroppers who work on his father’s peanut farm.

  • Episode 4 Preview | Jimmy Carter: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 4 Preview | Jimmy Carter

    S2 E4 - 30s

    Explore this intimate and inspiring story of a long-shot outsider who beat the odds against him again and again and never looked back in his quest to better the lives of millions. Jimmy Carter’s journey from poor, rural peanut farmer to become the 39th president of the United States will be revealed to be a story of faith, determination and humanity.

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    Faith in Redemption

    S2 E4 - 4m 54s

    After losing his first election campaign for Georgia governor, Carter sets out on two Baptist missions to rekindle his relationship with his faith. Realizing his potential to still serve as a politician, Carter runs again for governor, this time winning. However, what Carter announces at his inauguration leaves his constituents shocked.

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    The Beginning of the End

    S2 E4 - 4m 27s

    In 1979, the U.S. embassy in Iran is invaded and occupied with the American citizens inside taken as hostages. President Carter decides to ignore the advice of military action against Iran, and instead attempts to wait out the situation, much to the damaging effect on his image as president.

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    A Fairytale Wedding: Diana and Charles

    S2 E3 - 4m 42s

    A young Lady Diana captures the world stage when her courtship with Prince Charles is made public. She proves to be a charming candidate for the future role of Queen Consort. Soon after dating, Charles proposes to the 19-year-old Diana. Their fairytale wedding attracts the adoration of millions around the world.

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    Growing Tensions in the Marriage

    S2 E3 - 4m 41s

    After the joyous birth of their son William, Charles and Diana set out on their tour of Australia in 1983. What they find when they arrive there, however, is an overwhelming desire for Diana — leaving Charles spinning in jealousy of her praise. Meanwhile, in London, the British media's deference towards the royal family has diminished, resulting in an encroachment on Diana and Charles' lives.

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    Bringing Attention to AIDS

    S2 E3 - 2m 59s

    See how Princess Diana actively used her platform to increase awareness of the AIDS epidemic, an effort that significantly helped to break the stigma surrounding AIDS patients.

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    The Release of Princess Diana's Book

    S2 E3 - 5m 2s

    After the release of her biography, the world learns of Diana's battle with bulimia and her secret struggles living as a member of the royal family. In 1996, despite Diana and Charles carrying out their duties to the public, albeit separately, Queen Elizabeth II at last orders for Charles and Diana to divorce.

  • Episode 3 Preview | Princess Diana: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview | Princess Diana

    S2 E3 - 30s

    Meet those closest to Princess Diana and follow her story as she grew from a shy, aristocratic schoolgirl into a dynamic force for change. This is a journey from the inside of her life, and the story of a woman who defied expectations and evolved into one of the most impactful icons of our time.

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    Tragedy in Paris

    S2 E3 - 4m 55s

    After her divorce from Prince Charles, Diana's romance with Dodi Fayed, the heir to the Harrod's fortune, breaks headlines. However, on August 31, 1997, tragedy strikes when Diana and Dodi are killed in a car crash in Paris — leaving the world mourning for the loss of a beloved princess.

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