• ‘Crazy, Not Insane’ doc targets origins of cold-blooded serial killers

    ‘Crazy, Not Insane’ doc targets origins of cold-blooded serial killers

    "It's kind of a cocktail for violence," one expert said of common characteristics found in serial murderers.
  • ‘Murder on Middle Beach’ director uncovers his family’s dark legacies in doc

    ‘Murder on Middle Beach’ director uncovers his family’s dark legacies in doc

    "When I called, she said, ‘Mom’s dead.’ She was crying. She said, ‘Someone killed her.’ ”
  • Actor Jimmie Walker says Freddie Prinze once tried to kill John Travolta

    Actor Jimmie Walker says Freddie Prinze once tried to kill John Travolta

    A new documentary reveals a bizarre anecdote in which actor Freddie Prinze allegedly tried to kill John Travolta with a crossbow. In the upcoming Showtime series “The Comedy Room,” Prinze’s pal Jimmie Walker recounted the tale, explaining that the “Chico and the Man” star became upset when Travolta took his place gracing the cover of …
  • The heroic true story of Flight 93 on 9/11

    The heroic true story of Flight 93 on 9/11

    Four commercial jets were hijacked on September 11. Only one did not meet its target. As chronicled in “History 9/11: The Final Minutes of Flight 93,” airing Friday at 8 p.m. on History, the bravery of passengers and crew aboard the United Airlines flight from Newark to San Francisco, prevented death, heartache, destruction. Heroic Americans, …
  • ‘Challenger: The Final Flight’ trailer explores 1986 tragedy

    ‘Challenger: The Final Flight’ trailer explores 1986 tragedy

    Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming docuseries that delves into the lead up to and aftermath of the 1986 Challenger shuttle disaster, “Challenger: The Final Flight.” The four-part series premieres Sept. 16 and will offer a comprehensive look at the events surrounding the catastrophe, with a particular focus on the shuttle’s crew. The …
  • A gut-wrenching glimpse inside a high school for recovering teen addicts

    A gut-wrenching glimpse inside a high school for recovering teen addicts

    At Northshore Recovery High School, students are greeted with hugs and “I love yous” from their principal. They text their teachers, telling them that they spent the night before smoking weed or popping pills. They have a bathroom specifically for taking drug tests. It’s all done to keep them alive. The Beverly, Mass., school for …
  • ‘Robin’s Wish’ looks at comedian Robin Williams’ tragic final days

    ‘Robin’s Wish’ looks at comedian Robin Williams’ tragic final days

    In summer 2014, Robin Williams’ death by suicide shocked the world. The comedic genius who voiced Aladdin’s genie in the Disney cartoon and donned drag for “Mrs. Doubtfire” — a beloved ball of positive energy — had been privately tormented. His fans didn’t see it coming. The legendary funnyman, who was 63 years old, was …
  • Robin Williams was ‘crumbling’ making final film, director says

    Robin Williams was ‘crumbling’ making final film, director says

    Robin Williams was emotionally “crumbling” while filming his final movie, 2014’s “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” according to the film’s director, Shawn Levy. “I would say a month into the shoot, it was clear to me — it was clear to all of us on that set — that something was going …
  • History plans documentaries, podcast looking at 9/11 attacks

    History plans documentaries, podcast looking at 9/11 attacks

    History plans two new hour-long documentaries and an original eight-part podcast devoted to coverage of the infamous events of Sept. 11, 2001. The two documentaries, “9/11: The Final Minutes of Fight 93” and “9/11: The Pentagon,” will debut Friday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. eastern, and will offer perspective on events that …
  • Inside the summer camp that grooms future presidents and governors

    Inside the summer camp that grooms future presidents and governors

    The Ivy League might be known for churning out US presidents and corporate CEOs, but many of our most powerful leaders are anointed years earlier, it turns out, at summer camp. Founded in 1935, Boys State is a national program put on annually in 49 states (not Hawaii) that simulates a small country for about …