The National Parks. Episode Six, The Morning of Creation (1946-1980) [videorecor

Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign: Mission 66 is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. A biologist named Adolph Murie introduces the revolutionary notion that predatory anim…

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Lewis & Clark : : Great Journey West

Relive an amazing tale of discovery and exploration as National Geographic brings to life the first crossing. Two hundred years after Lewis & Clark epic journey, go back in time and discover the adventure, danger, and beauty of the unmapped West.…

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Rick Steves' Europe : a Symphonic Journey

"Just as travel broadens one's perspective, so can music. People of every nation have music that sets their patriotic spirit soaring. In this hour-long concert special, Rick Steves teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra on a musical tour that begins in the USA, then touches down in seven different European countr…

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Henry V

Presents a dramatization of William Shakespeare's play entitled King Henry V.…

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The Topp Twins : Untouchable Girls

Tells the story of the world's only yodeling country singing and comedy lesbian sibling duo, the Topp Twins (Jools and Lynda Topp), who have inspired a generation with their politics and celebration of joy.…

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Journey of the Universe. Conversations

Hosted by Yale University historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker, this series integrates the perspectives of the sciences and the humanities into a retelling of our 14 billion year story. 'Conversations' with scientists, historians, and environmentalists explore the unfolding story of Earth, the universe, and the ro…

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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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Ping Pong

A documentary about eight competitors in the World Over-80 Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. They are all in their 80s and 90s; one Australian woman is a centurion. Most of the players have been athletes all their lives, but one woman took the sport up as an octogenarian after suffering a stroke. The advanc…

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The Inland Sea

In 1971, author and film scholar Donald Richie published a poetic travelogue about his explorations of the islands of Japan's Inland Sea, recording his search for traces of a traditional way of life as well as his own journey of self-discovery. Twenty years later, filmmaker Lucille Carra undertook a parallel trip inspi…

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Toni Morrison : the Pieces I Am

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagu…

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, inste…

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Red Trees

Traces Marina Willer's father's family journey from war-torn Prague to South America as one of only twelve Jewish families to survive Nazi occupation of their city.…

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Journey to the Edge of the Universe

The first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI technology. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope.…

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The Great British Baking Show. Season 2

British amateur bakers compete in a series of weekly baking challenges, 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 ingredients li…

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Chess for Anyone. Volume 2, Part 1, Beginning Tactics, Secrets of the Masters [v

Designed to teach the game of chess starting at the beginner level up to the advanced level.…

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Bad Reputation

It's true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but that's only part of the story. This documentary gives a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning's 70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are lace…

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Nine Months. Exercise During Pregnancy

"Nine months is a 13-episode television series on pregnancy. The series follows five women through the duration of their pregnancy and the birth of their child. Each program focuses on important issues of pregnancy, answers common questions and follows fetal development from conception through to birth. Includes interv…

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Racing Extinction

Academy Award-winning filmmakers expose the forces that are leading our planet to its next mass extinction, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. A never-before-seen view of an international wildlife trade, operating in the shadows, reveals how creatures that have survived for millions of years may …

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Alaska

A journey to Denali by rail on the Alaska Railroad gives travelers the opportunity to relax and enjoy the passing scenery of the rugged Alaskan wilderness.…

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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by an…

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Las Vegas .

Globe Trekker spends a week in Vegas, touring hotels, casinos, shows, and other attractions in the area.…

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Who Killed the Red Baron : a New Look at Who May Have Tak

An exciting new investigation of the Red Baron's death presents newly discovered documents that overturn the conventional theory of von Richthofen's demise. Featuring thrilling re-enactments of hair-raising duels between fragile fighters of World War I.…

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Country Music

Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth centu…

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The President's Book of Secrets

What secrets have been passed down to each United States president? The fascinating truths behind some of the most confidential secrets in American history. Interviews with former intelligence operatives, renowned historians and archivists show how classified information is treated in the highest circles of political p…

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Lewis & Clark : the Journey of the Corps of Discovery

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them.…

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Othello

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's play in which the evil Iago plants the seeds of doubt in Othello's mind about Desdemona's fidelity.…

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Pope Francis : a Man of His Word

"A Man of His Word' honors and celebrates the shock of a man of God who would rather make this life better than hand out empty promises about the next."--Boston Globe.…

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Mad Tiger

Documentary film following the relationship of two men, Peelander-Yellow (Kengo Hioki) and Peelander-Red (Kotaro Tsukada), who have been best friends, band mates, and business partners touring the United States in a performance-art punk band called Peelander-Z for the last fifteen years. When Red decides to quit the gr…

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Letters to an Unknown Daughter : a Mother's Story of Hope

"In the summer of 1974, 17-year-old Anita Keagy discovered that she was pregnant by her boyfriend. Having grown up in a loving but strict Christian home, Anita feared the disgrace it would bring on her family and considered abortion. Instead, with much prayer and courage, she gave her child up for adoption. Years later…

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The Wrecking Crew!

Profiles the group of Los Angeles studio musicians known as the Wrecking Crew--featuring Tommy Tedesco, guitar, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, drums, Carol Kaye, Joe Osborne, bass--who played on many rock and pop hits during the sixties. Gifted, versatile, and possessing the knack for turning a simple tune into something mem…

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Einstein's Big Idea ; Exploring Space : the Quest for Lif

"Exploring space, the quest for life" looks at scientific discoveries on Earth and how they bring us closer to answering some of life's cosmic questions, like "how did life begin?" and "is there life outside of Earth?"…

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American Epic

The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest song…

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Pope Francis : a Man of His Word

"It is a pleasure to watch the present-day Francis interact with people all over the world and articulate his hopes for improving the lot of the poor."--Hollywood Reporter.…

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Life in a Day

People from 192 countries submitted more than 80,000 videos to YouTube of personal events that happened in their lives on July 24th, 2010. Over 4,500 hours of contributed footage was sifted through to create this motion picture event.…

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Once Were Brothers : Robbie Robertson and the Band

Profile of Canadian rock musician Robbie Robertson, and the formation of the roots rock group the Band.…

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Treasures of America's National Parks. 2, Yellowstone .

Llama trekking, wolf watching and geyser gazing are just a few of the out-of-the-ordinary activities that await. Inside Grand Teton National Park, saddle up for a working dude ranch, feel the rush of whitewater rafting and more.…

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Einstein's Big Idea ; Exploring Space : the Quest for Lif

"Einstein's big idea" dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centuries helped lead to E=mcp…

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Pope Francis : a Man of His Word

Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.…

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The Wildlife Concert

Celebration of John Denver's music, with songs that have spanned his entire career, including his greatest hits and new songs. Also includes interviews and wildlife footage.…

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The National Parks. Episode Five, Great Nature (1933-1945) [videorecording (dvd)

To battle unemployment in the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a "golden age" for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pus…

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Macbeth (1948)

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship.…

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Incredible Human Machine

Brilliantly designed and marvelous in its mechanics, the human body is incredible. With stunning footage and powerful first hand accounts, take a fantastic journey through an ordinary day in the life of the human body. Witness striking feats of medical advancement, from glimpses of open-brain surgery to real-time views…

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David Crosby : Remember My Name

Singer-songwriter David Crosby shares his journey.…

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Shark Mountain

Explores the predatory marine life off the coast of Cocos Island.…

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Shakespeare Uncovered

Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passion of their celebrated hosts (Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant) to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.…

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Direct from the Moon

Nearly 40 years after Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin enthralled the nation when they became the first men to land on the moon, lunar exploration has returned to the headlines as new information is being uncovered about the birth of our solar system. Stunning footage from the Kaguya lunar orbiter has r…

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Pope Francis : a Man of His Word

"The interview sections are fascinating, and scenes of the pope's travels, during which he frequently washes the feet of those who come to him, are moving."--New York Times.…

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Macbeth : the Royal Shakespeare Company Production

When a trio of witches prophesy Macbeth's ascension to the throne, Lady Macbeth pushes her husband into a murderous spree. But once crowned king of Scotland, Macbeth sees ghastly visions, fueled by guilt and a new prophecy, that ensure his ultimate downfall.…

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Disneyland. Secrets, Stories & Magic .

All of the creative magic, operational know-how, and entertainment philosophies behind this landmark institution are revealed through rare archival footage, interviews, and Walt's own words.…

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Garbo the Spy

The Allies called him Garbo. The Nazis dubbed him Alaric. Both sides in World War II were sure Juan Pujol Garcia was their man. In reality, Pujol was a double agent, and his final allegiance was to the Allies. From the comfort of Lisbon, Garbo fed false information to the Nazis and fabricated a network of phantom agent…

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How Sweet It Was : the Sights and Sounds of Gospel's Gold

A best of the best compilation covering a span of over 40 years. Compiled by gospel music expert Anthony Heilbut, this exciting multi-faceted package offers great film of gospel icons, filmed in the 1960s, as well as many all-time classic music tracks from the 1940s-1960s on the accompanying CD. Also includes booklet w…

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A Midwife's Tale

The life of Martha Ballard, a frontier midwife in Maine during the decades following the American Revolution, is reconstructed through her diary.…

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