CNN Swoops in to Buy 4-Hour Eagles Documentary

By Chris Ariens 

CNN just added to your snowmageddon II (or is it snowzilla?) binge-watching.

In the wake of the death this week of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, the network just acquired the rights to broadcast History of the Eagles, the Alex Gibney-produced documentary about the band’s rise to superstardom, their break-up, and reunion. CNN will air both parts tomorrow night, from 8 p.m. ET. – Midnight.

The film, directed by Alison Ellwood, first debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. It has also been airing this week on Showtime and SHO2.


CNN Films is at Sundance this week looking for other acquisitions for the CNN Films banner.