EVERY SUNDAY Biography

Meet the trailblazers, trendsetters, and architects of change. It’s the remarkable story of real people who made a real impact, from small towns to around the globe.

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September 25, 2022

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Albert Einstein

A profile of one of the 20th century's most important minds and recognizable faces--his very name a synonym for genius. Born in Germany in 1879, Albert Einstein was a surprisingly poor student, and failed his first entrance exam to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. We look at the long road to recognition, his brilliant theories, including relativity, his Nobel Prize in Physics, and his lifelong work for and devotion to international peace and world government.

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Henry Ford

An American success story unfolds with newsreels and Ford family home movies, capturing the man who changed the world with the invention of the gas-driven buggy. Interviewees include great-granddaughter Charlotte Ford, great-grandson Edsel Ford II, and several retired Ford employees.

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The Great Ziegfeld

Explores the life of legendary showman Florenz Ziegfeld, from his family's conservative Chicago Musical College to his lavish and scandalous Ziegfeld Follies of the 1920s.

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Thomas A. Edison: Father of Invention

Story of the genius who revolutionized communications and entertainment. Includes an interview with Frances Jehl, Edison's assistant during his most prolific days of invention.

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Alexander Graham Bell: Voice of Invention

The remarkable life story of the man whose driving passion--to enable the deaf to communicate--led to the invention of the telephone. Includes a look at his interest in speed boating and how he saved the "National Geographic" from financial ruin.

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Sir Isaac Newton: The Gravity of Genius

Chronicles the life of the scientific genius who laid the foundations for calculus and defined the laws of gravity, but who lived a lonely and unhappy personal life.

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Andrew Carnegie: Prince of Steel

The life and career of the great 19th-century industrialist and philanthropist. the son of a poor Scottish immigrant, Carnegie built an empire in steel manufacturing before being bought out by US Steel.

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Lucky: The Story of Charles Lindbergh

Explores the triumphs and tragedies of Charles Lindbergh, conqueror of the Atlantic by air and reclusive hero. Includes a look at the kidnapping and murder of his son, as well as his questionable politics prior to America's entry into WWII.