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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July 21, 2024

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Biography

Andre the Giant: Larger Than Life

Tale of the poor French farm boy who became the most famous professional wrestler in the world. Due to a disorder that produces continual growth, Andre was 7'5" tall and weighed 450 pounds.

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5:00P

1:00A

Biography

Stone Cold Steve Austin

Portrait of the nice little boy who grew up to be the hated superstar "bad boy" of professional wrestling. Follows Steve's long and injury-filled rise to the top, and features the rare sight of Steve talking as himself and not his violent character, giving viewers the chance to know the real man behind the performer

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6:00P

2:00A

Biography

Mick Foley: Madman Unmasked

The career of the famed pro wrestler, whose incredibly violent performances have made him a top star. Follows Foley's life from his middle-class teenage days, when he ate worms and mutilated himself, to his bizarre multiple personas in the ring and his legendary "Hell in a Cell" bout.

11:00A

7:00P

3:00A

Biography

Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh

A Biography Special. In his all-too-brief career, Chris Farley connected viscerally with audiences, creating hilarious characters that have stood the test of time. Beginning in the Midwest, Farley moved his way through the Chicago improv and sketch comedy scene at IO and Second City. He broke through as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and later starred in several iconic big screen comedies. However, behind the over-the-top stage presence were insecurities that were deeply tied to his addictive personality. We'll examine Farley's tragically short life, both the amped-up force of nature in front of the camera and shy, childlike figure people knew behind the scenes. The special will utilize rare personal photos and videos, and feature new interviews with John Goodman, Al Franken, Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Bobby Moynihan, Joel Murray, Kevin Farley, Brian Stack, Holly Wortell and Fred Wolf.

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9:00P

5:00A

Biography

Jeff Foxworthy: Stand-Up Guy

A Biography Special. Jeff Foxworthy became one of comedy's biggest success stories by subverting Southern stereotypes and giving self-proclaimed "rednecks" permission to laugh at themselves. His brand of relatable humor has made him a household name, yet his personal life and story remains obscured from those outside his inner circle. This profile will bring Foxworthy together with his close friends of more than 30 years--fellow comedians Kathleen Madigan, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy--for an informal conversation about his life and how his family, friends and faith helped him get to where he is today. The one-hour special will feature rarely seen photos and videos from Foxworthy's personal archive and additional interviews with his manager Larry Burns and Jay Leno.

2:00P

10:00P

6:00A

Biography

Jeff Dunham: Talking Heads

A Biography Special. Jeff Dunham has entertained millions of people across the globe through his record setting comedy specials and mega-popular live performances. He has legions of loyal fans, millions of views on his YouTube channel and has single-handedly done the seemingly impossible: made ventriloquism hip again. While he's lived most of the past 30 years in the spotlight, the man dubbed as "America's Favorite Comedian" has led a life that few have been privy to. This special provides an intimate and in-depth portrait of a man whose drive, perseverance and competitive spirit has kept him at the top of his game for decades. Dunham himself will bring viewers on the road with him in a new interview in his hometown while his family, friends and other insiders will sit down to discuss the man behind the success. Features exclusive photos and performance video from Dunham's personal archive and interviews with Howie Mandel and Jay Leno.

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