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"Facing" is a limited series that reveals epic tales of opposition against some of the world's most powerful icons, from Pablo Escobar to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Explore the public figures' minds and motivations through rare archival footage and intimate interviews with their opponents: real people facing off against giants.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic Channel
1 Season, 5 Episodes
August 30, 2016
Documentary & Biography
6.8/10
Cast: Gloria Allred, Ann Coulter, Omarosa Manigault, Timothy L. O'Brien
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Facing Full Episode Guide

  • From bodybuilder to action star to politician, Facing Schwarzenegger is an unabashed look at the life of a man who followed his dreams. Hear from actor Lou Ferrigno; "Commando" co-star Rae Dawn Chong; action star Carl Weathers; producer and director Ivan Reitman; Schwarzenegger"™s former training partner Ric Drasin; and Rep. Tom McClintock, who ran against Schwarzenegger for California governor.

  • Straight outta Compton and into university on a football scholarship, Suge Knight's NFL dreams ended abruptly in 1982 with a gun incident that forever redirected his life. This event was the first of many turning points in the track star, rap mogul and accused murderer's remarkable life. Discover the promising boy beneath the complicated man who actively injected gangsterism into West Coast rap.

  • See Saddam Hussein, the "godfather of dictators," through the eyes of the people who survived his terror and experienced his love. Interviewees include journalist Dan Rather; Dr. Mowaffak Al-Rubaie, who oversaw Hussein’s execution; and Gen. Charles Horner, who commanded the U.S. air assault on Iraq during Desert Storm.

  • Follow the tale of drug lord Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, who built his cocaine empire on bribes, bodies and trust.

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