In this 3-part series, eight British personalities from various faiths attempt the ancient Via Francigena pilgrimage. The group travel the ancient roads largely on foot, endure pain, sweat and, at times, tears but forming an indelible bond through shared experience and conversation. Part 1 of 3.
In this episode, the pilgrims are beginning to realize how important the simple life is to the pilgrim experience. Highlights include stops at Roman baths; talks about faith between Greg, a lapsed Jehovah's Witness, and Brendan, an atheist; and a pilgrim blessing from the deacon of the Church of the Pilgrim. Part 2 of 3.
In the final episode, the pilgrims are on the tenth day of their journey, with 65km to go before they reach Rome. Highlights include walking through an isolated wood; visiting Sutri, a medieval town with a magnificent Roman amphitheater and an ancient Etruscan church; and, at journey's end, an extraordinary invitation from the Vatican. Part 3 of 3.
This program traces Dorothy Day's journey from a young communist journalist, to a Catholic convert, to the co-founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper and the first "houses of hospitality," which sheltered New York City's homeless during the Great Depression.
While Terry works to charm Hannah and the locals, George gets editorial pressure from Big Mac to put celebrity chef Terry on the front page of the paper. George's warnings of his brother's murky past fall on deaf ears.
Leaks from the Swedish police prove to be from someone working on the Task Force. Ingvar and Inger Johanne determine that they cannot trust anyone but each other. At the same time, their private lives are really put to the test as Warren once again worms his way into Inger Johanne’s life.
Originally known as "Defiance," Glenwood Springs was once populated by a rowdy crowd of gamblers, gunslingers, and garish gals. This episode takes a look at the town's seedy history, saddles up at the bar at the historic Doc Holliday's Saloon, and visits Iron Mountain Hot Springs for some Colorado-style relaxation.
Erik Weihenmayer (pictured at The Sherpa House in Golden) became the first blind man to summit Mount Everest. In this program, he shares his journey from outdoor-enthusiast to sought-after motivational speaker and what it means to live a life with "No Barriers," the non-profit he created which works directly with people who are disabled mentally or physically.
This program profiles Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to a U.S. Presidential cabinet. In her 12 years as Labor Secretary under FDR, Perkins created the Social Security program, a federal minimum wage, the 40-hour work week and unemployment compensation, and ended the legal use of child labor.
In this special, Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe – taking millions of people with it. Steves traces fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I – including the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated the anger of the masses – to the horrific consequences of World War II.
At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, John Denver was the most popular singer in America. Yet this man who brought happiness to millions, was filled with insecurity, suffered from depression, and was savaged by the music critics. Exploring Denver's private life and public legacy, this intimate profile includes exclusive accounts from those closest to him.