The one I saw was longer than 1.5 hours...part of the American Experience series. It wasn't that great. I've seen much better bios, but this one had interesting moments. AMong others, they interviewed his siblings, including the brothers that sold him out, Yusuf Shaw (I wanna choke that guy), Ossie Davis and Elijah Muhammad's son. That was the first time I'd heard him talk about Malcolm X.
I think other programs have done a much better job of showing his emotional turmoil and internal struggles. This piece seemed to gloss over his experience in Harlem, prison time, fall-out with the Nation, and Hajj in a kinda ,matter-of-fact way. I guess that's the result of relying so much on interviews with others, including people that either didn't know him well or that sold him out. I was surpised to see how little of his own words/speeches were used.
It seemed more like a History Channel show. The viewer got a lesson on the life of Malcolm X but not really what he was all about.