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PEOPLE Review: Why Weiner Is the Craziest Documentary You'll See This Year

PEOPLE Review: Why Weiner Is the Craziest Documentary You'll See This Year

Originally posted 05/20/2016 01:30PM

A politician with a sex scandal is hardly worth the batting of eyelashes these days. One with two sex scandals? Eh, it's been done before. But a politician who lets cameras keep filming him, his high-powered political wife and their baby son while the second wave of his scandal breaks—and all in the middle of a New York mayoral election? That's a guy you need to see.

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Katie Couric on Why She's Passionate About Gun Control: 'Everybody Agrees That Violence Needs to Be Reduced'

Katie Couric on Why She's Passionate About Gun Control: 'Everybody Agrees That Violence Needs to Be Reduced'

Originally posted 05/13/2016 12:50PM

Katie Couric is passionate about putting an end to gun violence.

At the premiere of her new documentary Under the Gun, the long-time journalist told reporters: "I've covered these mass shootings for many many, many years. Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook. For me, Sandy Hook was a moment where the entire country said, 'Something has to stop.' "

"After nothing got done following Sandy Hook, I just couldn't understand how 90 percent of the population favored universal background checks, and yet our elected officials couldn't get that done. And I wanted to understand why, and that's why I made this film," she adds.

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O.J.: Made in America: Watch the Exclusive Trailer for ESPN's 7-and-a-Half-Hour Doc

Originally posted 04/08/2016 08:50AM

The public thirst for all things O.J. Simpson – thanks to FX's remarkable American Crime Story, which concluded its 10-week run on Tuesday – is strong. And ESPN is striking at just the right time with a long-in-the-works documentary that takes an even deeper dive into the life and times, and rise and fall, of Simpson himself.

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Controversy Still Swirls Around Anti-Vaccine Documentary After Robert De Niro Pulls It from Tribeca Film Festival

Controversy Still Swirls Around Anti-Vaccine Documentary After Robert De Niro Pulls It from Tribeca Film Festival

Originally posted 03/30/2016 09:35AM

Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert De Niro decided to pull a controversial documentary linking vaccines with autism from the upcoming festival's lineup, but the storm surrounding the film, Vaxxed, continues to swirl.

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Gloria Vanderbilt Shares 'All Our Secrets' with Son Anderson Cooper in Touching Trailer for New Documentary

Originally posted 03/23/2016 04:35PM

Gloria Vanderbilt is pulling back the curtain on her remarkable life.

In a poignant new trailer for Nothing Left Unsaid, her upcoming documentary with son Anderson Cooper, the famous heiress looks back at her life and reflects on her expansive career, fascinating love life and experiences with both tragedy and success.

"Growing up, it didn't really have any reality for me, that whole Vanderbilt side of the family," Cooper, 48, says in the trailer of his mother, who was born into one of the wealthiest and most famous families in American history.

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Adam Driver, Gary Sinise and More Salute the Troops with GI Film Festival

Adam Driver, Gary Sinise and More Salute the Troops with GI Film Festival

Originally posted 03/10/2016 03:30PM

Often called "Sundance for the troops," the GI Film Festival on April 7 will present two documentaries with special appearances by Adam Driver, Gary Sinise and Danny Trejo.

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VIDEO: The Transgender Man Who Fought in the Civil War: The Amazing Life and Tragic End of Albert Cashier

Originally posted 03/01/2016 02:00PM

Albert Cashier hid his identity to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Years later, however, his role in the war – and as a man – came under fire.

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VIDEO: The Transgender Heroines Who Started a Revolution: Video Series Explores Activists' Hidden History – and a Possible Murder

Originally posted 03/01/2016 02:00PM

For years, transgender voices have struggled to be heard. But for Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two transgender women who participated in the Stonewall Riots in 1969, keeping quiet was not an option.

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Chelsea Handler Annoys Robot, Learns About Social Media from Khloé Kardashian in Teaser for New Netflix Series

Originally posted 01/05/2016 01:10PM

[YOUTUBE "TG1NZFz_vEM" "auto"] Chelsea Handler wants to understand how things work. So, the comedian hilariously hit up Silicon Valley.

In a trailer for her upcoming, four-part Netflix documentary series, Chelsea Does, the comedian heads to the California start-up capital to delve into all things tech.

"My whole reason for doing, like, a documentary on tech is because I don't know anything about it and it makes me so frustrated I want to throw s--- all the time," Handler says in the one-minute teaser released Tuesday.

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