Genius

Continuing / 7:00pm National Geographic 50 min.
The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.

Season 4

2 Episodes

Feb 01 2024
Feb 01 2024

Season 3

8 Episodes

Despite significant emotional losses, including a second divorce and the death of her father in 1984, Aretha pushes herself artistically and triumphs.
Mar 24 2021
As the Queen of Soul enters the age of disco, Aretha will do anything to remain relevant�including stealing an opportunity from her sister Carolyn. She receives a GRAMMY nomination but is ultimately snubbed from winning the award.
Mar 24 2021
Aretha records her best-selling live Gospel album �Amazing Grace� in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, ignoring her sibling�s pleas to record instead at New Bethel with their father, C.L. Franklin.
Mar 23 2021
Aretha, inspired by Angela Davis and the Soledad Brothers, records her protest album �Young, Gifted and Black� in 1970. Despite Jerry Wexler�s uncertainty, the album is a success. Barbara Franklin makes a decision that has a devastating effect on Little Re in 1951.
Mar 23 2021
Aretha is featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1968, but she�s devastated when the article focuses on the scandalous details of her personal life. Barbara Franklin and Young C.L. Franklin struggle to establish themselves in Memphis in 1941, before Little Re is born.
Mar 22 2021
Aretha juggles her music career and her commitment to the civil rights movement, led by Martin Luther King Jr., in 1967 and 1968. Meanwhile, Little Re leaves behind her newborn child to return to the Gospel Circuit in 1955, meeting with music legends James Cleveland and Little Sammie Bryant.
Mar 22 2021
Struggling to find her sound, Aretha catches the attention of Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1966. Meanwhile, Little Re has her first touring experience on the Gospel Circuit in 1954 with C.L. Franklin and meets her idol, Clara Ward.
Mar 21 2021
Desperate for a hit, Aretha travels to Muscle Shoals in 1967 to record her first album with Atlantic Records. After suffering the loss of her surrogate mother, Little Re braves her first solo in 1953, in her father�s, C.L. Franklin, church.
Mar 21 2021

Season 2

10 Episodes

After leaving Picasso Fran�oise Gilot struggles to escape his shadow and make it on her own. Picasso finds companionship with Jacqueline Roque, but secludes himself from the world, determined to paint the perfect painting.
Jun 19 2018
Fransoise Gilot defies Picasso and pursues her artistic goals. Meanwhile a young Dora Maar strives to meet Picasso.
Jun 12 2018
Pablo meets his first wife, a ballerina, while designing a ballet. Older Picasso struggles to manage his complex family.
Jun 05 2018
After WWII, Picasso joins the Communist Party. He is haunted by a tragic love affair.
May 29 2018
Picasso takes Franoise Gilot on vacation. Young Pablo starts cubism with Georges Braque, but is accused of stealing the Mona Lisa.
May 22 2018
Picasso tries to convince Franoise to move in with him, while Young Pablo is challenged by the radical genius of Matisse.
May 15 2018
As older Picasso juggles two love affairs, Young Pablo strives to create a masterpiece that will signal his arrival as a great artist.
May 08 2018
Picasso meets his great love Franoise Gilot. Young Pablo begins his Blue Period after the suicide of his friend.
May 01 2018
Picasso's relationship with Dora Maar is strained by war. Young Pablo succeeds by imitating the masters, but struggles to be original.
Apr 24 2018
Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.
Apr 24 2018

Season 1

10 Episodes

After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.
Jun 20 2017
Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.
Jun 20 2017
Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.
Jun 13 2017
In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein�s closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.
Jun 06 2017
Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.
May 30 2017
Einstein begins to experience the academic life he coveted, but he falters in his familial responsibilities. He is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.
May 23 2017
Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.
May 16 2017
Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.
May 09 2017
After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.
May 02 2017
The life of the 20th century�s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein, was full of passionate, volatile relationships.
Apr 25 2017