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Season 2006 2006

  • 2006-07-15T00:00:00Z on A&E
  • 60 mins
  • 11 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.

16 episodes

2006x01 TV Game Shows

  • Season Premiere

    2006-07-15T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

For decades, we've watched countless contestants on TV answer trivia, perform stunts, and challenge lady luck. We've jumped for joy when they won and were crushed when they lost. Many a host has mesmerized us with their ear-to-ear grins, humorous banter, and exceedingly charming personalities. The games may have gotten more elaborate, the ideas more inventive, and the stakes higher, but one thing hasn't changed...TV Game Shows are as popular as ever. This 2-hour quirky special doesn't just look at the history of TV Game Shows, it celebrates the entire genre in a fun, light-hearted trip down memory lane. Filled with hilarious clips, amusing interviews, and hilarious commentary, it's fast paced, campy, and funny.

2006x02 Dave Chappelle

  • 2006-08-01T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

Dave Chappelle began making appearances in films such as Robin Hood: Men In Tights and Half Baked in the mid-1990s. In 2003, Chappelle landed his own show on Comedy Central, Chappelle's Show. He received two Emmy Award nominations for the wildly popular and controversial show, which frequently addressed race relations. In 2006, he abruptly quit the show and moved to a farm in Ohio.

Recalling the last days of Marilyn Monroe, who died in 1962 at the age of 36.

2006x06 Bobby Fischer

  • 2006-08-29T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

World chess champion Bobby Fischer becomes a recluse after losing his title.

2006x07 Jason Priestley

  • 2006-12-06T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

A profile of actor Jason Priestley, who rose to fame during the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” and suffered serious injuries during a car crash in 2002 when his race car hit a wall at the Kentucky Speedway.

2006x10 Bea Arthur

  • 2006-11-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Biography remembers the actress and comedienne with the heart of gold in this 6 part special.

2006x11 Barack Obama

  • no air date — 60 mins

At the second day of the 2004 Democratic National Convention, an unknown and untested speaker took the stage as the keynote speaker for the event. 4 years later, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.