Documentaries

This image released b HBO shows a scene from the documentary "United Skates," premiering Feb. 18, 2019 on HBO. (HBO via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 12:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First-time documentary filmmakers Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler lugged their cameras to Central Park in New York one day to capture the last few people still passionate about roller skating. Rinks across the country were gone. The activity seemed dead. "We were shooting a piece about...
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February 08, 2019 - 6:23 am
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Six people have been arrested and released on bail in connection with last month's killing in Ghana of an undercover journalist who exposed a high-ranking official at FIFA as corrupt, police said on Friday. David Eklu, director general of police public affairs, said the arrests...
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November 10, 2018 - 11:33 am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Akron Public Schools has approved a deal with a New York City production company to document the first year of the I Promise School. The school...
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Japanese film director Naomi Kawase speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Kawase was named to make the documentary film about Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics. She said she hoped to focus partly on reconstruction efforts in the northern Fukushima region of Japan, which was devastate by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 and a resulting nuclear disaster. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 23, 2018 - 6:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese director Naomi Kawase has been commissioned to make the documentary film about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Kawase was introduced Tuesday by the local organizing committee. She said she hoped to focus partly on reconstruction efforts in the northern Fukushima region of Japan,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, stuntman Eddie Braun sits in the cockpit of the "Evel Spirit", a steam-powered rocket, at the team's shop in Twin Falls, Idaho. The new documentary titled "Stuntman", backed by the production company of action star Dwayne Johnson, is a nearly 90-minute film about Braun's career as a stuntman and his successful jump over the Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket cycle on Sept. 16, 2016. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP, File)
September 20, 2018 - 4:14 pm
Before climbing into the cockpit of his steam-powered rocket and blasting off across the Snake River Canyon, daredevil Eddie Braun scribbled two things on his bare chest in marker. Blood type: O positive. Allergies: Penicillin. Useful information for the paramedics — in case his jump on Sept. 16,...
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This image provided by Common Pictures shows the 1955 Orlando Kiwanis little league baseball team. In 1955, one of the most significant games in American history took place in Orlando, Fla, but hardly anyone knows about it. For the first time, an integrated Little League Baseball game, a group of white kids playing a team of African-American youngsters, was held in the Jim Crow South. The new documentary "Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story" has brought this amazing snippet in the American experience back to life. (via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 2:44 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — It was a seminal moment in the civil rights movement. In hindsight, one of the most significant games in American history. Yet most people have never heard the baseball story. Not even Hank Aaron, who is all too familiar with this nation's resistance to racial equality. "I didn't...
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FILE - This May 23, 1941, file photo shows Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. A new film explores the life of baseball legend Williams who struggled with his Mexican-American heritage and his volatile relationship with his family and the press. The upcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the former Boston Red Sox slugger uses rare footage and family interviews to paint a picture of a complicated figure that hid his past but later spoke out and defended black players. (AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2018 - 5:43 pm
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski (3) runs onto the field with his teammates before an NCAA college football game against Idaho, in Pullman, Wash. The family of the Washington State University football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that's been linked to concussions from playing the sport. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a suicide note on Jan. 16. Mark and Kym Hilinski told NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, that the Mayo Clinic did an autopsy of their son's brain.(AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)
June 26, 2018 - 1:09 pm
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The family of the Washington State football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that's been linked to concussions from playing the sport. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a...
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April 02, 2018 - 11:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anyone who has seen Kristen Bell break down in (happy) hysterics over a sloth knows the actress' affinity for animals, especially those of the cute and cuddly variety. So when the people behind the new IMAX original film "Pandas" asked "The Good Place" star if she would consider...
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Kobe Bryant, winner of the award for best animated short for "Dear Basketball", poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2018 - 10:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local): 7:15 p.m. If they were giving out Oscars for the most popular arrival in the Oscar backstage press room, the hands-down winner would be Kobe Bryant...
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