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In Their Own Words

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Using a fresh and innovative combination of interview, archive and animated content, "In Their Own Words" is an intimate journey into the lives and minds of some of the world’s most compelling men and women.

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Explore the lives and impact of the most transformative figures in modern history. Being a gamechanger is journey filled with determination, ambition, success, failure and drama. These powerful biographies capture the pivotal events of our subject's lives through the eyes of those closest to them and people most impacted by their actions. All while hearing from our featured icons directly through meaningful and impactful and consequential quotes they've made throughout their life.

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Using a fresh and innovative combination of interview, archive and animated content, "In Their Own Words" is an intimate journey into the lives and minds of some of the world’s most compelling men and women.

Season 2

Episode 1 | Pope Francis

Learn what experiences led Jorge Bergoglio to the highest office in the Catholic Church. Taking the name Francis, he is the first pope from the Americas, and the first non-European and first Jesuit priest to be named pope.

Episode 2 | Chuck Berry

Take a riveting ride on the Chuck Berry train, exploring the life of the man behind the music. By blending "hillbilly" music with R&B and writing impactful lyrics, Berry birthed a renaissance in popular music we now call rock and roll.

Episode 3 | Princess Diana

See how Diana defied expectations and evolved into one of the most impactful icons of our time. Look back on her life through a contemporary lens that credits her choices, suffering and triumphs as the ultimate disrupter for a generation of women.

Episode 4 | Jimmy Carter

Hear the inspiring story of a long-shot outsider who fought his way to the top office in the world, beat the odds against him again and again, and never looked back in his quest to better the lives of millions.

Episode 5 | Elon Musk

Revel in the life story of a thrilling 21st century Iron Man come alive. See how Musk went from bullied boy to young innovator to self-taught rocket scientist, ultimately becoming one of richest men in the world.

Episode 6 | Angela Merkel

Follow Merkel's meteoric rise from pastor's daughter to Time Person of the Year. As a young woman emerging from East Germany, she successfully navigated the male-dominated sphere of German politics to become first female Chancellor of Germany.

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