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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February 5, 2023

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Biography

Barack Obama

When he called himself "a skinny kid with a funny name" at the 2004 democratic national convention, his political star was already on the rise. By the time he decimated the competition in 2004 race for the illinois senate, he was the bona fide golden child of a democratic party desperately in need of a winner.

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Story Feature

The 44th President: In His Own Words

Comprised of two interviews with President Barack Obama conducted both before and after the 2016 Presidential election, The 44th President: In His Own Words is the President's first-hand account of his time in office.

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Frederick Douglass

The life of the great abolitionist who escaped slavery in 1838 and used his talents as a writer and orator to fight for emancipation. Douglass edited an abolitionist newspaper, recruited black regiments during the Civil War, and advised President Lincoln.

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Biography

Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All

Profile of the crusading attorney and civil rights activist who led the fight against school desegregation and became the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Biography

Harlem Globetrotters: America's Court Jesters

Tale of the "Clown Princes of Basketball", who, for nearly 75 years have brought laughs and ball-handling wizardry to fans in 114 countries. Traces their early days, when owner Abe Saperstein dubbed them the "Savoy Big Five", to the Trotters' halcyon days, when Goose Tatum and Curley Neal ranked among the world's best players.

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Biography

Tiger Woods

An exploration of the career of Tiger Woods.

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Biography

Dave Chappelle

This profile of the young comic traces Chappelle's story from his hometown of Yellow Springs, Ohio to his 2005 escape to South Africa. Find out how the young boy who once idolized the comedy of Bill Cosby became famous for racially provocative and envelope-pushing comedy.