The second and final part of our in-depth look at Barak Obama's first year in office. As the President wrestles with a daunting array of challenges on the world stage and a reeling economy at home, historian Simon Schama looks to American history to understand what is at stake and what the future might hold.
Take a chilling journey to Snowtown, the South Australian town where one of the world's most heinous crimes took place. A serial killing truly unique to all others for one reason - the perpetrators believed they were doing the right thing.
On 17 July 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family were murdered and buried in a nearby wood. For more than seventy years their whereabouts was unknown, but new material released from Russia now conclusively reveals their fate.
A huge construction project is under way to widen the Panama Canal which is close to suffocating with the growth of global sea traffic.
Get ready to witness the 20th Century's most damaging and outrageous assassination attempts, first-hand.
Australia's relationship with its enormous, vastly populated northern neighbour is complex. In an engaging, heartfelt and accessible style Indonesia: A Reporter's Journey follows respected Australian journalist Mike Carlton on a journey to explore the historical relationship between Australia and Indonesia through a contemporary prism.
Delves into the lives of Filipino container ship seamen who represent a quarter of the world's maritime industry workforce. It also looks at a seafarers' school in the Philippines where teenagers learn about military-like discipline and acquire their education.
PNG's voting system has traditionally been as primitive as its villages. In the 1930s, Australia, its colonial ruler, introduced a system of government and since then, virtually nothing's changed. It couldn't cope with the emerging needs and wants of voters that were intertwined with deep rooted tribal followings and vast language differences.
Although there had been two previous attempts to kill Hitler, including poisoning a bottle of Cointreau on his aircraft, the assassination attempt which nearly worked at his Prussian forest hideaway in Rastenburg resulted in the perpetrators being tortured.
Looks at how apple-picking is a good way for backpackers to earn money when travelling in Australia. French Charles and Nino, Japanese Junko and Korean Yunen work seasonal small jobs in Victoria to help finance their trips.
One of the most charismatic leaders in the struggle for Irish independence from British rule, Michael Collins came to realise that only compromise could secure southern Ireland's independence and peace. Many of his former colleagues disagreed and, on 22 August 1922, as newly-independent Eire lapsed into civil war, Collins was gunned down in an ambush.
On 30 March 1981, as US President Ronald Reagan was leaving the Washington Hilton Hotel, 25- year-old John Hinckley III fired six shots from a revolver. One of the bullets missed Reagan's heart by three inches. His famous quote to his wife was, 'Honey, I forgot to duck.' One of his top aides was not so fortunate.
Manfred Nowak is a special UN appointee given the mission of fighting torture. On his travels to countries around the globe he all too often finds clear evidence that torture is commonplace in today's world. As seen in The Torture Hunter Nowak's job is fraught with obstacles. He must confront representatives of some of the world's most powerful governments and struggle with a UN system with several member states that are very critical of his work.
Looks at Hong Kong's elite Marine Police who patrol the 253 islands that form the Hong Kong archipelago.
On September 27 1996, a group of parents, teachers and students attending a primary school surfing excursion huddled under a limestone cliff to keep out of the pouring rain. Suddenly and without warning, a portion of the cliff face collapsed. Five adults and four children were crushed to death in what became known as the Gracetown Tragedy. Was the cliff collapse a natural disaster or was it an accident that could have been prevented?
Follows the trials and tribulations of the villagers of Glod, Romania as they attempt to clear their name after being unkindly portrayed as incestuous relatives and friends of Borat in Sacha Baron Cohen's infamous 2006 film. Little, on the surface, has changed two years after Baron Cohen's crew departed. The village still has no sewerage or running water, and few of the residents have regular work, even after the 3 per head that locals were paid to participate.
On 6 October 1981, the Egyptian President was shot down by four uniformed men who machine-gunned him as he was watching an Egyptian Air Force fly-past. The conspirators killed five people, including foreign envoys attending the parade, and the entire assassination was recorded on film.
Venezuelan filmmaker Margot Benacerraf revisits the Araya salt mine, the setting of her 1959 prize-winning film Araya; and Round the World - French school kids learn about globalisation from Thalassa stories.
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