When intrepid New York City TV news reporter Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) is assigned a story about a mysterious good samaritan who keeps leaving $100,000 cash gifts on citizens' doorsteps around the city, she's sure there's a catch. Kate sets out to identify the anonymous Good Samaritan, aka "Good Sam," and their true motives. As news of Good Sam sweeps across the country and the pressure mounts to uncover the truth, Kate's drawn down a surprising path that flips both her career and personal life upside down. As Kate unravels the surprising reasons behind the mysterious cash gifts, she opens her heart to a new love and the hope that selfless good is all around.
Thor Heyerdal is an explorer from Norway with an intriguing hypothesis. He believes that people from South America might have settled in Polynesia in the days before Columbus, and when his suggestion is met with great skepticism, he sets out to prove that it is possible. He does this by launching an expedition, which he intends to meticulously document. In 1947, Thor sets off on his journey with five men in a balsawood raft, knowing that he needs to make his trip in something that the South Americans of that time might have actually used. He faces many great challenges on his journey, which is set to take a little more than three months, but if he is successful, the world will applaud his tenacity.
Four Australian Aboriginal sisters, Cindy, Gail, Julie and Kay play witness to one of the most significant years in recent history - 1968. As the world suffers through major upheavals, including the Vietnam War, anti-government protests and the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., the girls' singing group is discovered by a talent agent, Dave, just as Aborigines are gaining significant rights in their homeland. Although Dave has not a musical bone in his body, he recognizes the sisters' talent and bills them as The Sapphires, the Australian version of The Supremes. To their surprise, Dave secures the group their first gig, flying to Vietnam to entertain the American troops. As they learn to deal with their newfound freedom and fame, the girls also come to gain a greater understanding of the world in which they now live and the importance of staying true to your family.
When a rebellious teen embarks on a solo summer journey to connect with her roots, she finds herself in a new world, geared up for the ride of her life, and discovers she had the drive in her all along.
Sean Porter is a supervisor as the Kilpatrick Detention Center in Los Angeles. Trying to find a way to reach his teenage inmates, Porter suggests they start a football team. He sees team sports as a way to teach discipline, respect and teamwork to the group, some of whom are from rival gangs. Malcolm Moore, a probation officer, joins Porter as an assistant coach and the two try to shape a group of young men who distrust each other into a cohesive, winning team while also improving their self-esteem and their futures.