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.


October 1, 2023

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Nancy McKeon

She became a star when she was just 14 on The Facts of Life, but she quickly learned that life can be tough. This profile of Nancy McKeon follows the popular performer's career through all its triumphs and disappointments. McKeon had a difficult transition from child star to adult actor, struggled with two sitcom failures, and just missed being cast as Monica Geller on Friends. But strong performances in TV movies helped keep her in the public's eye, and she enjoyed a four-year run in The Division. Now married with two children, McKeon plays Demi Lovato's mom on the popular Sonny with a Chance.





Farrah Fawcett Forever

A Biography Special. A celebration of the life of actress Farrah Fawcett, an American icon whose influence on pop culture has been underestimated. After moving to Los Angeles, she found success as a model and began acting. Her career exploded when she landed a starring role in one of the biggest TV hits of the '70s, Charlie's Angels, and released her iconic bathing suit poster. Fawcett shocked the industry when she pursued roles against type in serious movies like The Burning Bed. She continued to defy expectations, becoming a sculptor and showing it was possible to be sexy at 50. She lived life on her own terms, documenting her most important moments as she fearlessly battled cancer. Features interviews with Alana Stewart, Jaclyn Smith, Suzanne de Passe, Robert Duvall, Sherry Lansing and Cicely Tyson. Includes never-before-seen family photographs and footage of Fawcett's art project with sculptor Keith Edmier, as well as intimate film footage of her cancer battle.





Mackenzie Phillips

Life of the troubled actress who starred as a teenager in American Graffiti and in TV's One Day at a Time, but whose career crashed when she got hooked on alcohol and drugs. Follows her road back from addiction and looks at her comeback role in the series So Weird.





Carmen Electra

Profile of the "Baywatch" babe and reality show star who's made the leap from sex kitten to pop culture icon. We'll recall the wild events that have kept Carmen's name in the headlines.





Reese Witherspoon

A look at the career of the privileged daughter of a surgeon and a nurse/college professor who started out in local commercials in Nashville but quickly graduated to Hollywood. Early roles established her as a starlet unafraid to take on edgier parts, and her winning performances in Election, Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama made her a bankable star. Then Witherspoon became true Hollywood royalty when she brought home the Oscar for her memorable portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line.





Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

The story of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, teenage twins who conquered the entertainment and business worlds. They starred in the TV series EM Full House /EM and a successful home-video series; their Mary-Kay and Ashley brand includes a fashion and lifestyle product line, children's book collection, and video game franchise; they're the youngest producers in Hollywood history; and their first big movie opened in May 2004. Already worth $150 million--each, we talk to the sisters and co-star Bob Saget.





Britney Spears

Chronicles the startling rise and well publicized descent of the pop star's career. Still in her mid-twenties, Spears is one of the best-selling female recording artists in history, with over 70 million discs sold worldwide. She got on the show biz fast track when she was 8, and her early career took off with the release of her debut single, "Hit Me Baby One More Time." In the next few years, Britney sold boatloads of albums but displayed increasingly risqu behavior, and became the paparazzi's favorite target. Her increasingly bizarre behavior has left her estranged from family and business associates and threatened to destroy her career. But Britney may not be down for the count quite yet.