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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 American science documentary television series. The show is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan on the Public Broadcasting Service and is considered a milestone for scientific documentaries. This series was developed to bring back the foundation of science to network television at the height of other scientific-based television series and films. The show is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who, as a young high school student, was inspired by Sagan. Among the executive producers are Seth MacFarlane, whose financial investment was instrumental in bringing the show to broadcast television, and Ann Druyan, a co-author and co-creator of the original television series and Sagan's wife. The show is produced by Brannon Braga, and Alan Silvestri composed the backing score.

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Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country is a Netflix documentary series about the controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho), his one-time personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela, and their community of followers in the Rajneeshpuram community located in Wasco County, Oregon. It was released on Netflix on March 16, 2018, after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

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60 Minutes

60 Minutes is an American news magazine and television program broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked at No. 6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and in 2013, it was ranked #24 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time. The New York Times has called it "one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television".

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Surviving R. Kelly

Surviving R. Kelly is a six-part Lifetime documentary detailing sexual abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly. It aired over three nights, from January 3 to January 5, 2019. Filmmaker and music critic dream hampton served as executive producer and musicians Chance the Rapper, John Legend and Stephanie "Sparkle" Edwards appeared in the documentary. Its premiere episode on January 3, 2019, was Lifetime's highest-rated program in more than two years, with 1.9 million total viewers.

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Gogglebox

Gogglebox is a British reality programme that has aired on Channel 4 since 7 March 2013. The programme features a number of families and groups of friends from different places around the United Kingdom who react to British television programmes from their own homes. The programme won a BAFTA award in 2014 and a National Television Award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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Evil Genius (TV series)

Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist is a 2018 true crime documentary series about the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the "collar bomb" or "pizza bomber" case. It was released on Netflix as a four-part series on May 11, 2018.

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The Jinx (miniseries)

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst is a 2015 HBO documentary miniseries about New York real estate heir Robert Durst, an accused murderer. It was written by Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, and Zachary Stuart-Pontier.

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Up (film series)

The Up series is a series of documentary films produced by Granada Television for ITV that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. So far the documentary has had nine episodes spanning 56 years all of which were broadcast on ITV, apart from the 6th episode which was broadcast on BBC One.

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Chef's Table

Chef's Table is the first original Netflix documentary series. Each episode of the series profiles a single world-renowned chef. Creator David Gelb considers it a follow-up to his critically acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

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Roman Empire (TV series)

Roman Empire is an American/Canadian docuseries based on historical events of the Roman Empire. The series comprises two miniseries:

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Mayday (Canadian TV series)

Mayday, also known as Air Crash Investigation in Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, Asia, and some European countries, and until 2008 Air Emergency and Air Disasters in the United States, is a Canadian documentary television program investigating air crashes, near-crashes, hijackings, bombings, and other disasters. Mayday uses re-enactments and computer-generated imagery to reconstruct for its audiences the sequence of events leading up to each disaster. In addition, aviation experts, retired pilots, and crash investigators are interviewed explaining how these emergencies came about, how they were investigated and how they could have been prevented. It premiered 3 September 2003 on Discovery Channel Canada.

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Genius (American TV series)

Genius is an American anthology period drama television series developed by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller which premiered on April 25, 2017 on National Geographic.

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Cold Case Files

Cold Case Files is a reality legal show/documentary on the cable channel A&E Network. It is hosted by Bill Kurtis and produced by Tom Golden. The show documents the investigation of many long-unsolved murders through the use of modern forensic science, and criminal psychology, in addition to recent breakthroughs in the case(s) involving previously silent witnesses.

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The World at War

The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. It was at the time of its completion in 1973, at a cost of £900,000, the most expensive factual series ever made. It was produced by Jeremy Isaacs, narrated by Laurence Olivier and included music composed by Carl Davis. The book, The World at War, published the same year, was written by Mark Arnold-Forster to accompany the TV series.

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Hip-Hop Evolution

Hip-Hop Evolution is a four-part Canadian music documentary series, which aired on HBO Canada in 2016. Hosted by Canadian rapper and broadcaster Shad, the series profiles the history of hip-hop music through interviews with many of the genre's leading cultural figures. The series is produced by Russell Peters, Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn and Nelson George. It won the 2016 Peabody Award, and the 2017 International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming.