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Shakespeare's Poetry

This documentary focuses exclusively on the life and poetry of the greatest poet of all time. An in-depth look at the sonnets and narrative poems of the man known simply as the bard.

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Great Directors, The: The Making of 21st Century Hollywood

This five part series features the directors that are making the mega-franchise blockbusters. Host and veteran actor Erick Avari showcases the great directors that have led the way to the supercharged Hollywood of the 21st Century.

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Length: 145 minutes (5 programs 29 minutes each)
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Hollywood's Greatest Directors

Hollywood's Greatest Directors presents a chronological series of snapshots that highlights not only the achievements of the greatest directors but the story of the genius of the American system that turned filmmaking into a worldwide industry.

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Length: 145 minutes
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Eisenhower's Secret War

Eisenhower's path to presidency and, how his national security policies and tactics kept a divided world at peace during the 1950s. Hosted by journalist and author Evan Thomas.

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Length: 120 minues
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Great Authors of the British Isles

This series introduces the extraordinary body of English literature with such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot, J. K. Rowling and more.

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Length: 3 Hours & 52 Minutes
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Human Geography: Making Sense of Planet Earth

As the human population marches toward 10 billion people, understanding where people live, how they are connected, and how they are shaping different parts of the planet is essential.

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Length: 232 minutes
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Physical Geography: Making Sense of Planet Earth

Explores the dramatic discoveries of the forces shaping the planet Earth, open the door to a whole new way of seeing and making sense of the world we find ourselves in. Shot in HD.

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Length: 236 minutes
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Civilization: Is the West History?

Niall Ferguson explores how Western civilization - a clear minority of mankind - secured a lion's share of the world's resources, and examines whether the West is about to be overtaken by the rest.

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Length: 6 x 48 minutes
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Atom

From the BBC a program about the atom... fundamental to studies in chemistry, physics and general science.

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Length: 180 minutes (3 X 60)
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Railroads in U.S. History (1830-2010)

The exciting saga of America's Railroads and how they empowered America to become the greatest industrial nation on the planet.

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Length: 4 discs x thirty minutes each
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A History of Jewish American Achievement

Actress Mare Winningham narrates this chronicle of extraordinary Jewish American achievement. A unique history of greatness, service to country, humanitarianism, and love of education.

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Length: 229 minutes (series)
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A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch, The BBC series, A History Of Christianity will reveal the true origins 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.

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Length: 6 discs X 60 minutes each
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21st Century Turning Points in U.S. History (2000 - 2009)

21st Century Turning Points in U.S. History (2000-2009) examines the most significant events in America since the turn of the century.

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Length: 4 programs approx. 27 minutes each
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A History of Chinese American Achievement

The incredible story of Chinese American Achievement, from the first wave of immigrants in California's gold fields to the entrepreneurs of the 21st century's Information Age.

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Length: 240 minutes
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A History of American Indian Achievement

Eight half-hour shows chronicle the story of American Indians ... Their magnificent civilizations and accomplishments. Presented by Tyler Christopher.

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Length: 4 hours
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Great American Authors: Since 1650

Featuring such greats as Poe…Dickinson…Twain…Alcott…Hemingway..Wolfe…Steinbeck...Vonnegut and Morrison, this eight part series presents the lives and literary output of over 60 of America's most read authors.

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Length: 240 minutes
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Mysterious Human Heart, The

Each of the three programs that make up THE MYSTERIOUS HUMAN HEART focuses on a different aspect of what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart.

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Length: 180 minutes
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Global Warming: The Rising Storm

In the last half of the 20th century, scientists began understanding that industrialization and the effects of explosive population growth were affecting the fundamental structure and composition of earth's atmosphere. Man's ever-increasing thirst for energy, quenched by the burning of fossil fuels, has dramatically increased greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere.

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Length: 114 minutes
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Connections 1

As the Sherlock Holmes of science, Burke tracks through 12,000 years of history for the clues that lead us to eight great life changing inventions-the atom bomb, telecommunications, the computer, the production line, jet aircraft, plastics, rocketry and television.

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Length: 500 minutes
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Global Warming: Science and Solutions

This series takes you through the Science of Global Warming and the Solutions. We need only to trust the science and work together to implement these solutions... solutions we can no longer afford to ignore.

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Length: 116 minutes
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A History of Hispanic Achievement in America

"A History of Hispanic Achievement in America" is a rich history that started 500 years ago when Christopher Columbus stepped ashore in the new world.

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Length: 216 minutes
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Ascent of Man, The (Digitally Remastered)

An American Film Festival Award winner, this 13 volume series attempts a massive survey of science, from flint tools to the theory of relativity.

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Length: 676 minutes
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America's National Monuments: Legacy of the Great Plains

In 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt created the nation's first National Monument designation. The purpose of this designation was to preserve for all Americans significant pieces of the country's history, ecology, geology and beauty for all Americans.

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Length: 118 minutes
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A History of Women's Achievement in America

The unique and independent American woman: adventurer... pioneer... poet... mother... educator... artist... freedom fighter. A History of Women's Achievement in America examines the 400-year history of American women's inspiring accomplishments and victories.

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Length: 216 minutes
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Miracle Planet

Miracle Planet is a five-part series that recounts the profound and gripping story of Earth's mysterious evolution.

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Length: 248 minutes
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A DVD History of the U.S. Constitution

In this series we shall see how this document has protected the American people from the abuses of power and tyranny and how for over two centuries the principles set forth by the U.S. Constitution have empowered Americans to excel and aspire to greatness.

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Length: 224 minutes
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A History of Black Achievement in America

This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events.

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Length: 216 minutes
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Complete DVD History of U.S. Wars: 1700-2004, The

War has always been part of the American experience. From the time the first colonists set foot upon North America's shores, they were in conflict with the Native inhabitants. One hundred years later the colonies suddenly found themselves an extension of the conflicts in Europe. Less than a century later, the Revolutionary War freed the fledgling United States from its British overlords and European entanglements. Born and nurtured in war, America grew in strength and power until at the beginning of the 21st century it was the foremost military power in the world.

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Length: 224 minutes
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Shakespeare: The Animated Tales

Already enjoyed in fifty countries, with two US Primetime Emmy Awards, and New York Festival Gold Award to its credit, Shakespeare - The Animated Tales has won a vast, new audience with its skillful, short adaptations of the Bard's best loved plays. The series includes the voices of Huge Grant, Brian Cox, Alec McCowen, Linus Roache, Zoë Wanamaker, and many more...<

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Length: 300 minutes
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20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History

20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History is an eight-part series designed to provide a clear overview of the people and events that distinguished the 20th century at specific points in time that were significant pivotal points in history.

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Length: 216 minutes
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Burt Wolf - What We Eat

Christopher Columbus introduced the two old worlds and created a new world. The exchange of plants and animals altered the way people ate and that transformed the planet.

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Length: 364 minutes
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18th Century Turning Points in U.S. History

As the 18th century dawned on the North American continent, four powers, the French, the Spanish, the British and the Native Americans were competing to see who would control this remarkable land.

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Length: 198 minutes
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19th Century Turning Points in U.S. History

This series of eight programs is chaptered into 55 stand-alone segments that highlight significant historical events, scientific milestones and cultural achievements.

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Length: 184 minutes
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Triumph of the Nerds

It happened more or less by accident; the people who made it happen were amateurs; and for the most part they still are. From his own Silicon Valley garage, author Bob Cringely puts PC bigshots and nerds on the spot, and tells their incredible true stories. Like the industry itself, the series is informative, funny and brash.<

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Length: 150 minutes
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History's Turning Points II

Fly with the Wright Brothers, storm the Bastille, learn how television was created and what it meant to the war in Vietnam.

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Length: 325 minutes
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History's Turning Points

Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic core, and whose unique personalities influenced the outcome of events.

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Length: 325 minutes
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Living Planet, The

This is the ultimate guided tour of planet earth. A video expedition that educates as it entertains, led by one of the world's foremost natural scientists.

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Length: 720 minutes
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BBC Shakespeare Plays - DVD

Shakespeare is rightly called the world's greatest playwright for the soaring beauty of his language, for his profound insight into human nature, for the truths he dramatized and for the realism of the characters he created. He was, and remains, a superb entertainer.

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Length: 37 Plays (times vary)
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