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World's Greatest Cemeteries

World's Greatest Cemeteries highlights hidden gems using actors, forensic scientists, historians and even horticulturists to share true stories of romance, war, espionage and intrigue. Each episode includes a thoughtful visual exploration of one of the world's greatest cemeteries, along with dramatized re-enactments of pivotal moments in the life of a historical individual buried at the site.

Season 1 Special

26m 46s

Host Roberto Mighty brings us inspiring stories from beyond the grave! This special episode of World’s Greatest Cemeteries digs into the lives of fascinating historical figures from London, Paris, New York, California, Cincinnati and Boston. A Chinese-American woman aviator, a dashing French author, a British musician, a family of civil war heroes and more.

Episodes

  • Season 1 Special: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Season 1 Special

    S1 E106 - 26m 46s

    Host Roberto Mighty brings us inspiring stories from beyond the grave! This special episode of World’s Greatest Cemeteries digs into the lives of fascinating historical figures from London, Paris, New York, California, Cincinnati and Boston. A Chinese-American woman aviator, a dashing French author, a British musician, a family of civil war heroes and more.

  • Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum

    S1 E105 - 26m 46s

    Host Roberto Mighty explores Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum — the 3rd largest cemetery in the USA and a National Historic Landmark. Experts show Champion Trees and check out water features. Historical Reenactments: Feminist firebrand Frances Wright; Abolitionist Levi Coffin and Landscape Architect Adolph Strauch. Visit the monument of formerly enslaved African-American inventor Henry Boyd.

  • Hollywood Forever Cemetery: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    S1 E104 - 26m 46s

    Host Roberto Mighty explores the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, visiting monuments and lives of screen/music legend Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Johnny Ramone, Herb Jeffries (“The Bronze Buckaroo”); Hattie McDaniel, the first African American woman to win an Oscar; Mel Blanc, the voice of “Bugs Bunny” and other beloved cartoon characters; and studio mogul Cecil B. DeMille.

  • Green-Wood Cemetery: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Green-Wood Cemetery

    S1 E103 - 26m 46s

    Brooklyn’s 478-acre Green-Wood Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark. Host Roberto Mighty and experts explore landscape, glacial ponds and paths containing one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Roberto visits the lives of composer Leonard Bernstein; modern artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; and Civil War era Black physician Thomas Joiner-White.

  • Highgate Cemetery: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Highgate Cemetery

    S1 E102 - 26m 45s

    London’s Highgate Cemetery contains some of the finest funerary architecture in Great Britain. Host Roberto Mighty shares Victorian-era attractions and visits the lives of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy; Mary Ann Evans/”George Eliot”, author of Silas Marner and Middlemarch; Black World War I hero Lt. Walter Tull; and discusses landscape architecture.

  • Mount Auburn Cemetery: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mount Auburn Cemetery

    S1 E101 - 26m 45s

    Mount Auburn Cemetery, founded in 1831, contains stunning landscapes, monuments and gardens drawing over 200,000 visitors per year. Host Roberto Mighty explores the lives of Dorothea Dix, a pioneering advocate for the mentally ill; and Edmonia Lewis, a renowned African-American/Native-American sculptor. Reenactments: escaped slave-turned philanthropist, a medical student’s sacrifice..

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