New Biography Series Takes Unique Approach
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Some of recent history’s most interesting people are known for their words – quotes that have made a real impact on our world. That’s the inspiration for the new series we’ll be airing called In Their Own Words, which premieres at 9pm Tuesday, September 1, on CET and ThinkTV16.
This new biography series explores a diverse trio of extraordinary subjects: three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer Muhammad Ali, Muppets creator Jim Henson and Britain’s long-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
Each chapter in these programs is inspired and marked by some of the most memorable words spoken by these world icons. These memorable quotes keynote the storytelling, as each sequence sheds new light on key moments in our subjects’ lives — illuminating their fascinating personalities and spotlighting their profound cultural and historical impact. The majority of the narrative is carried by deeply personal interviews with those who know the subjects intimately: family, co-workers, colleagues, biographers, etc.
In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II
Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 9pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years. Preview: http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365540784/.
In Their Own Words: Muhammad Ali
Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics. Preview: http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365540786/.
In Their Own Words: Jim Henson
Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 8pm on CET and ThinkTV16
Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances, his breakthrough with Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, his fantasy films and his sudden death in 1990. Preview: http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365540788/