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Biography

Season 1992 1992
TV-PG

  • 1992-07-29T00:00:00Z on A&E
  • 60 mins
  • 2 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

Biography is a documentary television series. Originally produced by CBS in 1962 and hosted by Mike Wallace, the A&E Network later re-ran it and has produced new episodes since 1987. The series has featured biographies on such people as Elvis Presley, Plácido Domingo, Pope John Paul II, Enrico Caruso, Diego Rivera, Mick Foley, Mao Zedong, and Queen Elizabeth II, and fictional characters like The Phantom, Superman, and Santa Claus. The program ended up profiling enough figures, that in 1999 A&E spun the program off into an entire network, The Biography Channel.

4 episodes

1992x01 Muhammad The Prophet

  • Season Premiere

    1992-07-29T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

He was a humble merchant who received revelations from the angel Gabriel. But the religion he founded is now viewed by many as an enemy of the Western world. One of the most influential figures in human history, Muhammad is a figure of inspiration and enlightenment to billions of people the world over. Yet countless others see the religion he created as a source of evil and instability. Go far beyond the headlines and into the sands of history with this thoughtful, probing portrait. Travel the lands where he is said to have walked, and hear from renowned scholars and spiritualists who illuminate the man at the heart one of the world's great faiths.

Tracing Meriwether Lewis and William Clark's nearly 8000-mile round-trip expedition from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean, through what is now the Northwestern U.S. Included: excerpts from the pair's diaries and comments from historians.

Born Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey) on August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio, the woman who would be known as Annie Oakley developed her superb marksmanship abilities as a teen, earning enough to pay off the mortgage for her mother's home. She married fellow marksman Frank Butler in 1876 and would later become a star attraction for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for years, renowned for unparalleled shooting tricks. A revered global figure, Oakley retired in 1913 and died in Ohio on November 3, 1926.

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