Animal Homes

Animals build homes to provide a safe and stable place to raise a family. The three-part series investigates how animals build their amazing homes and the intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around them. Ecologist Chris Morgan serves as our guide and real estate agent, evaluating and dec…

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Foodmatters

With nutritionally depleted foods, chemical additives, and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. Food matters sets about uncovering the trillion-dollar worldwide 'sickness industry' and gives people some s…

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The Final Year

A chronicle of the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy team and the events of Obama's final year in office.…

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Tea with the Dames

Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of the time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable awards between them. They are also longtime friends who invite viewers to join them for a weekend in the country as …

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Vietnam : the Ten Thousand Day War

Traces the history of United States involvement in Vietnam.…

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

As one of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind the show, persona, and personality that helped define what it meant to be a good person and be a part of a healthy commun…

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The Underground Railroad

"Traces the journey to freedom taken by countless slaves, showing how they were guided, protected and pursued along the way. The extraordinary story is told through historical documents, visits to important sites, interviews with the descendants of noted abolitionists and commentary from experts"--Container.…

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Dance Workout for Dummies

Two 20-minute dance workouts to burn off extra calories and improve your fitness level.…

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The March : the Story of the Greatest March in American History [videorecordin

Witness the compelling and dramatic story of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King gave his stirring "I Have a Dream" speech. This watershed event in the Civil Rights Movement helped change the face of America. Recounts the events when 250,000 people came together to form the largest demonstration …

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The Black Panthers : Vanguard of the Revolution

"The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelso…

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Washington D.c. .

Enjoy the National Mall and Memorial Parks, and over 65 other attractions scattered around and within the District of Columbia.…

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Command and Control

The film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster.…

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Hawaii to the Max : : Maui & the Big Island, Oahu & Kauai

Rudy visits Maui's twisting road to Hana with its cascading waterfalls, The Big Island's most active volcano, Honolulu's fabulous Waikiki Beach, Kauai's Waimea Canyon.…

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William S. Burroughs : a Man Within

An in-depth look at the troubled and brilliant world of American author William S. Burroughs, one of the first writers to cross the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s. Features never-before-seen archival footage and exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, I…

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Understanding Art : Impressionism

Today Impressionist art is found on T-shirts and mugs, but it wasn't always popular. London Sunday Times art critic Waldemar Januszczak hosts a lively guide to these revolutionary and influential artists, visiting their studios and the rustic vistas that inspired them. It's a super introduction to Monet, Manet, Degas, …

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Rumble : the Indians Who Rocked the World

"This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Ca…

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Ww Ii in Hd

The only people to see the war like this were the ones who lived it. Until now. Seventy years in the making. Three thousand hours of color footage few knew existed. The first documentary to show original color footage of World War II in immersive HD, the world premiere History series WWII in HD uses the journals and ac…

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Titanic at 100 : Mystery Solved

A fascinating feature-length documentary, 'Titanic at 100' will take viewers on a journey to the bottom of the North Atlantic where they will investigate the remains of the most famous ship in history. Produced in conjunction with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and RMS Titanic, Inc., this special provides the m…

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The 1930s

In 1929, there were few critics of a stock market seeming to rise without limits. Presidents and economists alike confidently predicted that America would soon enter a "New Era" when everyone could be rich. Ultimately the promise of an economic boom disappeared almost overnight.…

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Take Every Wave : the Life of Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the worldb2ss mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close p…

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The 3 Tenors in Concert, 1994

"Recorded live on stage on the eve of one of the world's greatest sporting events, The 3 tenors in concert, 1994 re-unites four of classical music's premier and most popular talents."--Container.…

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Assault on Iwo Jima .

On February 19, 1945, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions stormed Iwo Jima's heavily defended shores in what was supposed to be a three or four day battle, instead, the siege went on for 36 days.…

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Transcendent Man

Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator; Blade Runner; Total Recall; The Matrix; and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil…

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Crime After Crime

In 1983, Deborah Peagler, a woman brutally abused by her boyfriend, was sentenced to 25 years-to-life for her connection to his murder. Twenty years later, California passed a law allowing incarcerated domestic violence survivors to reopen their cases. This documentary follows two attorneys who take Debbie's case and s…

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A Newsreel History of the Third Reich. Volume 15 Allied Aerial Attacks [videorec

Shows the events of WWII from the viewpoint that was presented to the ordinary German people by the Nazi propaganda machine. This volume deals with the third part of 1943 and covers events from the Home front to meetings with German allies.…

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The Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite. Volume 3

The third segment in a 3-part film history of the Vietnam War, as chronicled by Walter Cronkite and other CBS News correspondents. America pulls back looks at the war during the last days of U.S. involvement. It is a shocking story of poor morale, drug use and innocent victims of a brutal war. The end of the road: As A…

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Secrets of the Titanic

Armed with sophisticated equipment, Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and his team of researchers become the first humans to see and photograph the Titanic since its sinking more than 70 years ago.…

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Reel Injun

"An entertaining and provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, Reel Injun journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Traveling through the heartland of the U.S., to the Black Hills and Monument Valley, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has …

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Excel 2007. Level 4

Sections in this level include: Analyze Your Data; and Work with Macros and the Web. Each section is followed by a quiz to measure your progress.…

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Ansel Adams : a Documentary Film

Few American artists have reached a wider audience or enjoyed more widespread popularity in their own lifetime than Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams had a profound impact on how Americans see the majesty or their continent and helped transform how people think and feel about the meaning of the natural world. A visionary photog…

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Secrets of Lost Empires. Colosseum ; Stonehenge

Television programs on the history of the Colosseum and Stonehenge. Nova sent archaeological teams to each site to test their hypotheses using traditional building techniques.…

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Vietnam Homecoming .

Intimate interviews with Vietnam war veterans and their families help to illuminate 'Operation Homecoming,' a rare gathering of 250,000 Vietnam veterans that took place in Branson, Missouri in June 2005, a reunion 35 years in the making.…

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Ancient China : a Journey Back in Time

Using 3D graphics, this program highlights China's architectural achievements including The Great Wall of China, the terracotta army of the First Chinese Emperor, a Chinese village from seven thousand years ago and Beijing's Forbidden City.…

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The Tempest

This play revolves around an enchanted island, an exiled duke, young lovers and a framework of conspiracy as they affected dramatic and emotional romances.…

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Sweatin' to the Oldies 5

Low impact aerobic exercises are made enjoyable by Richard Simmons and his selections of rockin' oldies.…

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Islam, Empire of Faith

Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.…

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Passage

In 1845, celebrated British explorer Sir John Franklin, along with his crew of 128 men, set sail from England in search of a fabled passage west. None of them were ever seen again. A search party found no evidence of any crew or wreckage. The mystery was eventually solved by John Rae, and they were so horrific that a p…

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Pick of the Litter

Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil, five spirited puppies who, from the moment they're born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It's a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cu…

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A History of Scotland :

A compelling and comprehensive series that charts the birth and growth of the Scottish nation. Each of the ten thought-provoking episodes brings a fresh perspective to Scotland's past and challenges many of the perceived notions of Scottish history. With stunning, award-winning cinematography and mesmerizing narrative,…

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Ellis Island

Immigrants of every ethnic background recall their extraordinary adventures, historians explore the sometimes insensitive national policies, and the Ellis Island Oral History Project reveals what the immigration experience was actually like. Features rare photographs and film.…

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The Alamo

"Remember the Alamo": New research dispels some long-held beliefs about what really happened in the showdown between Santa Anna's army and Davy Crockett, William Barret Travis, Jim Bowie, and their group of American volunteers. "Real west: the battle of the Alamo" : Host Kenny Rogers focuses on the strained collaborati…

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The Iraq War

Examines the key military and political decisions that have determined the course of the Iraq war, from President Bush's "Axis of Evil" declaration through negotiation, invasion, "Mission Accomplished" and beyond. Experts analyze the design of the war plan and the new technology used in combat such as the F-117 Nightha…

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The Best of the Original An Evening at the Improv

Chosen from the first 52 original hours of the television series, this collection features twelve hours of stand-up comics performing their routines before live audiences at the Improv Club in Los Angeles, California. Also includes introductions and short bits by guest hosts as well as several musical performances.…

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Secrets of Lost Empires. Pyramid ; Obelisk

Television programs about the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza and the construction of Egyptian obelisks. Archaeological teams test construction hypotheses using traditional building techniques.…

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Man, Moment, Machine. The Red Baron & the Wings of Death

Provides a concise biographical recounting of the military life of Manfred Richthofen, commonly referred to as the Red Baron. Examines the aircraft and military tactics employed by both English and German pilots during the aerial dogfights of WWI. A number of the baron's most daring and harrowing missions, including th…

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Enemy of the Reich : the Noor Inayat Khan Story

In 1943, Noor Inayat Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, she was an extremely unusual British agent. After her network collapsed, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French …

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Free Solo

Follows free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares mentally and physically to climb the 3200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite without a rope or safety gear.…

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The 1930s

Seabiscuit. Despite his boxy build, stumpy legs, scraggly tail and ungainly gait, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. His fabulously wealthy owner Charles Howard, his famously silent and stubborn trainer Tom Smith, and the two hard-bitten, gifted jockeys who rode him to glory t…

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Native Spirit and the Sun Dance Way

In Native Spirit, Cree Indian actress Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves), transports the viewer to the days of Red Cloud when, "Our old men talked with spirits and made good medicine. Our young men herded the horses and made love to the girls. In this way we lived and were happy". The voices of Plenty Coup, Fools Cro…

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Painters Painting

Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Larry Poon…

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Pearl Harbor

"In Japanese, tora means "tiger." In December of 1941, "tiger, tiger, tiger" was the code phrase that unleashed one of history's most devastating surprise attacks. But the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor also awakened the "sleeping giant" of American military might, and in the process, sealed Japan's fate"--Container.…

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A Whisper to a Roar

The documentary focuses on the current struggles for democracy in Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe. Viewers will have a front row seat to history forging revolutions the filmmakers captured and had no idea that they would erupt mid-production of the making of this film. Democracy has always come at a p…

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Wild China : : a Land of History, Mystery and Extraordina

Journey across China from the peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe, the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands, through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see a dazzling array of mysterious, beautiful, wild and rare creatures.…

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National Parks Collection

Ten-disc expanded edition of National Geographic's National parks collection that explores the natural history and wildlife of America's national parks.…

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The Sixties

The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarka…

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Crossfire Hurricane

"[T]ells the story of the Rolling Stones' unparalleled journey from blues-obsessed teenagers in the early sixties to their undisputed status as rock royalty. All of the Rolling Stones have been newly interviewed and their words form the narrative arc that links together the archive footage of performances, news coverag…

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Storm over Everest

As darkness fell on May 10, 1996, a fast moving storm of unimaginable ferocity trapped three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest. The climbers, exhausted from their summit climb, were soon lost in darkness, in a fierce blizzard, far from the safety of High Camp at 26,000 feet. World-renowned climber and …

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Forks over Knives

This documentary "examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods"--Container.…

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Native America

Explores the world created by America's first peoples. The series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.…

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Richard Iii

Richard, Duke of Gloucester through a set of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward.…

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Cezanne in Provence

This program explores the link between the famous artist, Paul Cezanne, and his beloved home in Aix-en-Provence, France. Some of Cezanne's paintings are also shown.…

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60's Blast-off

Richard Simmons conducts a 30-minute dance workout with popular dance music of the 1960's.…

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Yoga for Your Week : Feel Great, Lose Weight & Increase F

Look good and feel great in just twenty minutes a day. Five different yoga practices bring five different benefits: focus, energy, flexibility, strength and relaxation.…

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Over the Limit

Elite rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun is soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. This documentary "looks at the grueling Russian system for training athletes and the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics"--Container.…

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I Like Killing Flies

With more than 900 items on its menu, all made from scratch in a tiny kitchen humming with improvised Rube Goldberg-like contraptions, Shopsin's has long been a quirky gem of New York food culture. Follows Kenny Shopsin, his family and customers as the restaurant looks for a new place to go.…

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Manufacturing Consent : Noam Chomsky and the Media

Explores the political life and times of the controversial author, linguist, and radical philosopher Noam Chomsky. Focuses on Chomsky's analysis of the hidden use of ideological manipulation in democratic societies.…

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Snow Babies

Wildlife footage provides an intimate and playful look at the first year of adorable baby animals raised in ice and snow. Animals include emperor penguins, snow monkeys, polar bears, arctic foxes, and reindeer.…

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Yoga Journal. Desk Yoga Essentials .

Desk Yoga Essentials is designed to make you feel better at work in five short minutes a day. Doctors and physical therapists agree: taking regular breaks/stretches at work will improve your posture and help you feel good in your body. This DVD includes two to three minute stretches to cultivate healthy alignment, stre…

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Shackleton : the Greatest Survival Story of All Time

True story of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic adventures. Bound for Antarctica in 1914, Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, was trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea. Ten months later, the ship sank, stranding Shackleton and his crew of 27. Based on the diaries and first person accounts of expedition members, the film…

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Carrier

Documentary following a core group of subjects from the Admiral of the strike group to the elite fighter pilots to the junior enlisted as they navigate personal conflicts around their jobs, family, faith, patriotism aboard the USS Nimitz deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.…

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A Newsreel History of the Third Reich. Volume 10, Bombing of Paris [videorecordi

Follow the second part of the year 1942, covering events on all the German fronts including the home front as Hitler attends Day of Commemoration in Berlin; Western Front-the RAF bombing of Paris; and more.…

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy : a Tale of Billionares

"When Donald Trump says, 'This election is rigged'--he should know. His buddies rigged it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans' dark operation C…

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Iris

An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values an…

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The 1930s

Surviving the Dust Bowl. In 1931 the rains stopped and the "black blizzards" began. Less well-known than those who sought refuge in California, typified by the Joad family in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the Dust Bowlers stayed and overcame an almost a decade of unbelievable calamities and disasters, endurin…

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The Roosevelts : an Intimate History

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Rooseve…

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I Am Chris Farley

A documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley's off…

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John Denver : Country Boy

The definitive documentary explores the private life and public legacy of John Denver. Exclusive accounts from those closest to him reveal the man behind the music in an intimate profile to mark the anniversary of his 70th birthday. Featuring pivotal people in Denver's life, from his former managers to his son, brother…

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The Great British Baking Show. Season 5

Amateur British bakers compete in a series of weekly baking challenges, with each episode introducing a new technical skill and a challenge in each of three categories: Sigature Bake, to test creative flair and basic baking ability; Technical Bake, in which contestants are given basic recipes consisting of an ingredien…

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The Best of the Original An Evening at the Improv

Four DVD box set features the best and funniest comedians to have performed at the iconic Improv Club in Los Angeles including the likes of; Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel, Jim Carrey, Phyllis Diller, Leslie Nielsen, Jackie Mason, and 67 other outstanding comedians. Twelve hours of classic comedy chosen from the first 52 …

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Shark Week. Disc Three. : 20th Anniversary Collection

Explore the science, myths and mystery of this fearsome predator in favorite Discovery Channel programs from Shark Week-- the series that has been exciting fans for 20 years.…

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Fly Fishing the World

Join John Barrett and celebrity guests as they fish the most bountiful waters the planet has to offer in pursuit of bonefish, trout, redfish, and dorado.…

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The 1930s

The Hoover Dam reflected the engineering genius and design philosophy of the time. the was called "the greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand of man." Working conditions were dangerous and the pay was low, but in the midst of the great depression the workers were grateful to have a job.…

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The Wolfpack

The six Angulo brothers have grown up in their Manhattan apartment, home schooled by their parents, rarely if ever leaving their apartment. Their only connection to the outside world is television and the movies they watch and act out, complete with homemade costumes, in the apartment. When one of the brothers sneaks o…

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Jazz. Episode Seven, Dedicated to Chaos

When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York, Billie Holiday is unoff…

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Fahrenheit 11/9

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. --…

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World War I : : American Legacy

Tells the many forgotten stories of the men and women who served in the Great War from the summer of 1914 to November 1918, reminding Americans of their impact on our country that can still be felt today.…

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The 1940s House

One modern family takes on the challenge of domestic life on Britain's home front in 1940s house, a re-creation of a World War II household. This time-travel experiment covers the period from the outbreak of war in 1939 to Victory Day in 1945, compressing the events of six wartime years into two months. Though the mili…

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Magnificent Desolation : : Walking on the Moon

Transports you to the lunar surface, where you can walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, and felt. Features rarely seen NASA footage, newly released photographs, CGI and actual live-action renditions of the lunar landscape.…

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Jason Becker : Not Dead Yet

The year is 1989, and 19-year old Jason Becker from Richmond, California has just been offered the biggest rock guitar job on the planet. He's on the cover of every guitar magazine and is being hailed by critics as a genius and the next greatest rock guitarist in the world. Jason's dream will turn into a nightmare when…

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Paris : : City of Light

This intimate exploration of the world's most glorious city traces Paris' history and culture through its architecture, monuments, museums, artists and most notable citizens, including DVD bonus features on the music of Paris.…

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Globe Trekker. Uruguay & Paraguay .

Globe Trekker's Holly Morris discovers two South American countries that share a similar name but couldn't be more different, Uruguay and Paraguay. In Uruguay's capital Montevideo, Holly discovers its colonial Spanish history and charm and tries the local cuisine. She travels down to the beach to get a taste of the ann…

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Spokane's 21st Century Fox : [the Resurrection of an Art

Spokane's Fox Theater has been "the place to go" since it opened in 1931, where lines formed around the block to view the latest Hollywood feature. Usherettes wore evening gowns and famous performers graced its stage. Even during the declining years as a discount theater, it retained vestiges of elegance in it's faded …

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Samsara

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70…

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Big Yoga. Beginners Hatha 1

Big Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga designed for plus-size people who want to try yoga but might feel reluctant to go to a regular class because of their size.…

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The Queen's Sister

A biopic of the flamboyant Princess Margaret from the days after her father's death in 1952 through the 1970s.…

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Vietnam : the Ten Thousand Day War

Written by Pulitzer Prize winning CNN correspondent Peter Arnett, Vietnam: The Ten-Thousand Day War is a comprehensive, balanced look at the Vietnam war, tracing the entire course of the conflict, from the closing days of World War II to the fall of Saigon in 1975. This superb award-winning series of programs re-examin…

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Paris City Guide 2

In this second look at the city of light, love and culture Adela Ucar and Justine Shapiro spend a week enjoying the museums, romance, food and entertainment of Paris.…

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New Zealand to the Max : : North Island, South Island

Rudy gets a crash course in Maori bone carving, braving white-water rapids, and a hot air ballon ride on New Zealand's South Island. On the North Island, kayaking the coastline and visiting the site where locals signed a treaty with European settlers.…

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25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts .

This videodisc features live and previously unseen performances, and includes the 2009 celebration of the Hall's silver anniversary, marked by two all-star New York Concerts that aired on HBO. Features U2 performing with Fergie and Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen with John Fogerty, Metallica, Aretha Franklin, and more.…

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Bobby Fischer Against the World

In the '70s, Chess was a Cold War sport. Since the end of WWII, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had been locked in mortal combat for supremacy of just about everything, and Bobby Fischer was America's hope. Chess prodigies aren't that rare, but Bobby Fischer made chess sexy, an almost impossible task. He captured the world's…

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Romeo and Juliet

Presents the Franco Zefferelli production of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives.…

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Castle Ghosts of the British Isles

Features four complete programs that explore the legends, myths, and mystery of the haunted castles in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Castle Ghosts taps into the energies and aura of the supernatural.…

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Transcontinental Railroad

Go behind-the-scenes of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of a transcontinental railroad across the United States. Completed in six years by entrepreneurs, brilliant engineers, and legions of dedicated workers.…

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Report from the Aleutians ; Hook Down, Wheels Down

Report from the Aleutians: Documents the daily lives of soldiers manning a remote outpost on the Aleutians during World War II. Shows the bad weather, boredom, and loneliness endured by the men, as well as a bombing raid on Japanese held Kiska Island. Hook down, wheels down: Aircraft carriers and their flight crews.…

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Diarmaid Macculloch's a History of Christianity

"Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in its scope the series will reveal how a small Jewish sect that preached humility became the biggest religion in the world."--Container.…

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The Americans in the Bulge

Tour the frozen Ardennes Forests to Malmedy, St. Vith and Bastogne and see how the surprise Nazi plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies was foiled by the actions of U.S. forces. Visit the frozen foxholes and fog-shrouded hills of the battlefield, listen to veterans who fought there and learn how they pushed the…

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Bikes Vs. Cars

Cars would seem to provide the lure of freedom, but in many places, traffic is so bad that drivers spend hours every day just going short distances. The bike is a great tool for change, but powerful interests who gain from the private car invest billions each year to lobby and advertise to protect against the encroachm…

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For the Love of Spock

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek through a personal, intimate look at the life and career of Leonard Nimoy and the enduring appeal of his alter ego, Mr. Spock, as told by his son, Adam Nimoy.…

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Agatha Christie's Garden : Murder & Mystery in Devon

We discover the history of Greenway, which provides a rare insight into the life of Agatha Christie, including an exclusive interview with Christie's only grandson Matthew, and also interviews with Janet Morgan, Agatha's biographer, and the Agatha Christie expert and crime writer Baroness P.D. James. Also featured is s…

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The 1930s

In 1933 President Roosevelt sent legislation to Congress aimed at providing relief for the 1 out of every 4 American workers who were unemployed. This included a proposal for the Civilian Conservation Corps, which over the next decade put millions of young men to work, planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting …

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Can I Eat That?

Looks at some of the scientific aspects of food, including the chemistry involved in cooking a turkey, the nutritional benefits of cooking, and how taste works. Profiles Nathan Myhrvold, a scientist responsible for creating new foods in a laboratory.…

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Supermensch : the Legend of Shep Gordon

Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends.…

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The Story of Ireland

The Story Of Ireland is a five-part landmark history of Ireland presented by Fergal Keane. Ireland is living through a significant period in its cycle of history, since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the island has been at peace.…

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T'ai Chi for Health and Fitness .

Get a detailed overview of the basic philosophical principles, components, and techniques inherent in this controlled form of human movement.…

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Just Eat It : a Food Waste Story

To help combat the problem of the waste of edible food, filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer endeavor to forego grocery shopping and eat only what is discarded during the various steps that food travels from farm to table.…

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Creatures of Light

NOVA and National Geographic take a dazzling dive to explore how and why so many of the ocean's creatures light up, revealing a hidden undersea world where creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer, or simply glow.…

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Jazz. Episode Six, Swing, the Velocity of Celebration

In the late 1930s, as the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. The saxophone emerges as an iconic instrument of the music; this segment introduces two of its masters, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Young migrates to Kansas City, where a vibrant music scene is prospering with musicians such as trumpeter Harry "Swe…

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Inventing Our Life : the Kibbutz Experiment

Set against the backdrop of its glorious 100-year history, Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's modern kibbutz movement as a new generation struggles to ensure its survival. Can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitalist reality? How will painful reforms…

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