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Season 2008 2008

  • 2008-01-05T01:00:00Z on A&E
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 13 hours, 56 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.

51 episodes

2008x18 Jamie Foxx

  • 2008-03-20T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

A notorious, underworld organization labeled "The Syndicate" executes mob hits that result in the murders of an estimated 1, 000 people across the U. S before ultimately meeting its demise at the hands of strong government opposition.

2008x19 Scott Baio

  • 2008-05-29T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

He was a teen idol best known for his characters Chachi Arcola on Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi and Charles on the hit 1980s sitcom Charles in Charge. Scott Baio's good looks, charm and wit helped him maintain success "post-Chachi" as an actor, producer and director...but fame like that of "Chachi" is hard to come by twice. A playboy, who virtually haunted Hugh Hefner's mansion, dating countless centerfolds in addition to blonde bombshells Pamela Anderson and Heather Locklear, Baio has made a comeback with the reality show, Scott Baio is 45...and Single.

2008x21 Randy Couture: Ultimate Fighter

  • 2008-08-07T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

He's the five-time champ of America's fastest growing sport. His fights sell out arenas and millions of fans in 36 countries worldwide tune in to telecasts weekly and pay top dollar for exclusive pay-per-view events. He's Randy Couture: the Ultimate Fighting Champion. The simple title belies the near inhuman strength it has taken to kick, choke and claw his way to the top of professional fighting. From early days on his high school wrestling team to the Army and Olympics, this Washington native has built a career on years of training--perfecting his signature style referred to as the "ground and pound." Losses on and off the mat take their toll, but also drive Couture to cement his title as "the best fighter of all time."

2008x26 Pink Floyd

  • 2008-12-26T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

With the release of 1973's The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd abruptly went from a moderately successful acid-rock band to one of pop music's biggest acts. The recording, in fact, remained on Billboard's Top 200 album chart longer than any other release in history. Along with 1979's The Wall, it established Pink Floyd as purveyors of a distinctively dark vision. Experimenting with concept albums and studio technology and breaking free of conventional pop-song formats, Pink Floyd prefigured the progressive rock of the '70s and ambient music of the '80s.

2008x27 The Rolling Stones

  • 2008-12-20T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

They began calling themselves the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band" in the late '60s, and few disputed the claim. The Rolling Stones' music, based on Chicago blues, has continued to sound vital through the decades, and the Stones' attitude of flippant defiance, now aged into wry bemusement, has come to seem as important as their music.

Chronicling the life of U.S. senator Ted Kennedy. Among the topics: his privileged upbringing, relationship with his father, personal tragedies, including the deaths of four siblings; and legislative career. Interviewed: Kennedy, Sen. Orrin Hatch, cousins Joe Gargan and Kerry McCarthy, and Bobby Kennedy, Jr.

2008x36 Genesis

  • 2008-12-24T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

This A&E Biography of "Genesis" covers the band from the Peter Gabriel era all way into the "When in Rome" tour of 2007. However, please note that this is a biography that contains no actual Genesis music.

2008x38 Selena

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2008x47 The Who

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2008x50 Witches

  • 2008-10-31T00:00:00Z — 60 mins

The episode will focus on the history of witchcraft, spanning from ancient times to the modern day Wicca movement, and explore the facts and fiction surrounding witches. The program begins by traveling back 2000 years before Christianity when witches were considered great healers who prayed to the forces of nature.

2008x51 The Kinks

  • 2008-12-15T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

British rock group The Kinks, who emerged during the British Invasion in the '60s, are profiled.