History

In Their Own Words

This unique and stylish new biography series explores an elite few of the 20th century's greatest figures. Each chapter in these artfully-crafted episodes is inspired by some of the most memorable words spoken by these world icons. "In Their Own Words" sheds light on key moments in their lives, illuminating their fascinating personalities and spotlighting their profound significance.

Jim Henson

54m 38s

Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances, his breakthrough with "Sesame Street" and “The Muppet Show,” his fantasy films and his sudden death in 1990.

Episodes

  • Jim Henson: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jim Henson

    S1 E3 - 54m 38s

    Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances, his breakthrough with "Sesame Street" and “The Muppet Show,” his fantasy films and his sudden death in 1990.

  • Muhammad Ali: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Muhammad Ali

    S1 E2 - 54m 40s

    Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.

  • Queen Elizabeth II: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Queen Elizabeth II

    S1 E1 - 54m 40s

    Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.

Extras + Features

  • Childhood & TV Dreams: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Childhood & TV Dreams

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    Jim Henson grew up in rural Mississippi and had a boyhood passion for drawing and building and an admiration for ventriloquist Edgar Bergen. When Jim’s dad was reassigned from Mississippi to Maryland in 1948, 12-year old Jim became attracted to the new medium of television — kindling his desire to work in the industry.

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    Jim Henson | A Unique Creative Collaboration with Frank Oz

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    Explore the early years of the unique creative partnership of Jim Henson and puppeteer Frank Oz from the time they first met in 1960 when Oz was just 17-years old. Oz joined Muppets Inc. in 1963, leading to the duo's pioneering work in early 1960s television, including the network variety series, The Jimmy Dean Show.

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    Shocking and Sudden Death

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    Family members, friends and close colleagues recount the events leading up to Jim Henson’s shocking, sudden death on May 16, 1990 of organ failure resulting from streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. An emotional memorial service was held five days later at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.

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    Episode 3 Preview | Jim Henson

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    Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances, his breakthrough with Sesame Street and “The Muppet Show,” his fantasy films and his sudden death in 1990.

  • The Making of Cassius Clay: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Making of Cassius Clay

    S1 E2 - 3m 5s

    Cassius Clay’s professional boxing career begins with his signing by The Louisville Sponsoring Group. His unorthodox boxing style and the development of his bold, witty, poetic and abrasive public persona, endeared him to a younger generation of boxing fans and earned him the enmity of some established boxing writers.

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    Polarizing Social and Religious Views

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    Explore how Muhammad Ali’s views on religion and racial integration in 1965 were polarizing during the mid-1960s civil rights movement. In November 1965, Ali fought against former champion Floyd Patterson, who cast his bout with Ali as a social, political and religious battle.

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    The Legendary Boxing Comeback Begins

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    After a 3-year exile for refusing induction into the Army during the Vietnam War, Muhammad Ali’s epic boxing comeback begins with an easy victory in Atlanta, Georgia over Jerry Quarry in October of 1970, followed by a knockout of Oscar Bonavena in New York City in December, which set up the first Ali-Frazier fight.

  • Episode 2 Preview | Muhammad Ali: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 2 Preview | Muhammad Ali

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    Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.

  • Introduction: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Introduction

    S1 E2 - 1m 56s

    Watch the highlights of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s life and career, from his boyhood in Louisville, Kentucky to his stunning upset of Sonny Liston, his exile from boxing for refusing induction into the U.S. Army to his epic, triumphant comeback.

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    Introduction

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    Watch a brief overview of Queen Elizabeth II’s long life and reign including her royal childhood, her coming of age during World War II, her sudden accession to the throne, her personal and family challenges and the fulfillment of her vow to dedicate her entire life to the Commonwealth.

  • Coming of Age During WWII: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coming of Age During WWII

    S1 E1 - 3m 6s

    Elizabeth comes of age during WWII, as Britain endures the deadly German aerial bombardment known as “The Blitz.” The King and Queen escape injury when Buckingham Palace is bombed, and their steadfast resolve and dedication to duty make an impression on Elizabeth, who serves her country as a truck mechanic.

  • The King Is Dead — Long Live the Queen!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The King Is Dead — Long Live the Queen!

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    Upon the death of her father, King George VI, in January 1952, 25-year old Elizabeth II becomes Queen. Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, are in Africa when they learn of the King’s passing and return to London for the state funeral. The coronation takes place after a period of mourning, on June 2, 1953.

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