Some of Australia's most prominent faces are all part of the mix in The Late Session, as five guests join host Waleed Aly in a thought-provoking and entertaining conversation. Tonight, it's this little thing about X and Y. It's been bothering us for... well, centuries actually.
Looks at roles given to women in Hollywood over the years and the development of 'chick flicks'. Writers, critics and studio executives including Nora Ephron, Molly Haskell and Linda Obst, discuss the rise of chick flicks.
Narrated by Magda Szubanski, this one-hour documentary is a warm, witty, affectionate and definitive look at one of Australia's most cherished TV stars, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. Everybody remembers Skippy! With 91 episodes sold in 128 countries, watched by hundreds of millions worldwide, the show put Australia firmly on the global map and for those of a certain generation, the heroic marsupial is synonymous with their childhood, often in more profound ways than they realise.
Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath. Balthazar can't do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler, as his reluctant protege. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners pit their powers against those of the fiercest - and most ruthless - villains of all time. It'll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl.
Part two looks at the phenomenon of talk show hosts and news reporters as celebrities. David Letterman emerges while Walter Kronkite retires. Women take their rightful place in all facets of presenting, journalism and production, while the civil rights movement reaches a crescendo. CNN launches and Australian newspaper mogul Murdoch dares to start Fox TV. Golden Girls is a massive hit, while reality TV raises a fairly ugly head, contrasted with the excesses of soaps such as Dynasty and The Colbys.
SBS pays tribute to the late Robin Williams in this touching documentary where stars and friends share their memories of the comedic legend. The one-hour special features Williams' last full-length television interview, including never-before-seen footage and Williams' stories from his early days as a stand-up comedian, his desire to be a dramatic actor and his efforts to entertain U.S. troops overseas.
This series tells the story of how American cinema, barely thirty years after its birth, having become the country's eighth largest industry and its most powerful medium, would play a unique role in the WW2 period of history.
Since announcing his candidacy, Donald Trump is everywhere. To him, it seems that nothing is taboo and no policy too outlandish to embrace. Somehow, this billionaire candidate has become the champion of the everyday American, with supporters travelling hundreds of miles just to see him.
On a quest to understand this phenomenon, Trumps campaign was followed over 200 days. His ex-employees, childhood friends, billionaire buddies, supporters and critics are all spotlighted to gain insight on what a Trump presidency would really be like.
This is an extended version of the April 5th episode of Dateline. To view this episode, visit SBS OnDemand.
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Answering President Roosevelt's call, Hollywood's eight major studios devoted their resources and their talents to the war effort. Drama, documentaries, cartoons: thousands of films were produced, meant either for the general public or for the different branches of the military.