---»   2012: Science or Superstition
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
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Duration: 78 min
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ActorsAnthony F. Aveni, Walter Cruttenden, Benito Venegas Duran, Graham Hancock, John Major Jenkins, Lawrence E. Joseph, Jim Marrs, Alonso Mendez, Daniel Pinchbeck, Douglas Rushkoff, Alberto Villoldo

Description:
Directed by filmmaker Nimrod Erez, this captivating documentary explores the widely debated prediction that -- based on the ancient Mayans' Long Count Calendar -- the world will end in the year 2012. Collecting input from noted authors, anthropologists and professors, Erez and company strive to determine if the calendar portends a time of great spiritual transformation -- or the complete and utter destruction of mankind.

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 ---»   9/11
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Jules Naudet, Gedeon Naudet, James Hanlon
Duration: 130 Min
Resolution: DVD
ActorsTony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi, Joseph Casaliggi, Robert De Niro, James Hanlon, Gedeon Naudet, Jules Naudet, Joseph Pfeifer, Tom Spinard, Dennis Tardio, Gedeon Naudet

Description:
This heartfelt documentary was created by award-winning French filmmakers Jules and Gedeon Naudet, who simply set out to make a movie about a rookie NYC fireman and ended up filming the tragic event that changed our lives forever. The program includes additional footage and interviews with the heroic firefighters, rescue workers and the Naudet brothers, providing exclusive insight to their extraordinary firsthand experience of the day's events.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   A&E - Biography: Dwight D Eisenhower; Commander in Chief
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 86 min
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Description:
Dwight D. Eisenhower's extraordinary military and political career comes into sharp focus with this authoritative profile. Recordings of Eisenhower and insightful interviews with family members and luminaries -- including Sen. John McCain, Tom Brokaw, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Sen. Bob Dole and Walter Cronkite -- help tell the story of the complex man and his hard-fought journey from the battlefields to the White House.

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 ---»   A&E - Biography: Joseph Stalin; Red Terror
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 50 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Joseph Stalin ranks as one of the greatest tyrants of all time, responsible for the deaths of 20 million of his own countrymen. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the extent of Stalin's atrocities has been revealed, and he has taken his place alongside Hitler as one of the most reviled leaders of the century. This comprehensive portrait revisits the life of "Uncle Joe" via Soviet archival film and an astonishing collection of interviews.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   A&E - Newt Gingrich and the Republican Revolution
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 100 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
This A&E special documents the Republican Party's 1994 rise to power as part of the Republican Revolution, one of the most sweeping political shifts in American history. Fueled by Newt Gingrich and his "Contract with America" -- as well as cutthroat politicking on behalf of party leaders -- Republicans gained House and Senate seats, wresting control from their Democrat colleagues and winning the right to set the agenda.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   ABC - War with Iraq: Stories from the Front
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 352 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Gripping, never-before-seen footage documents the experiences of embedded reporters as they travel into the heat of combat with U.S. soldiers in Iraq. Find out what life is like on war's front lines with Ted Koppel, Bob Woodruff, Mike Cerre, Don Dahler, Stephanie Gosk, Tamala Edwards, Jim Sciutto, John Berman, Ron Claiborne and Matt Frucci. Includes an introduction by Peter Jennings.

Disk #01 - This disc includes the following segments: U.S. Army: "3rd Infantry Division," "101st Airbourne Division," "Special Forces" and "32nd Patriot Missile Battery." U.S. Air Force: "332nd AEW."
Disk #02 - This disc includes the following segments: U.S. Marines: "1st Lar," "Fox 2-5" and "The 3-2." U.S. Navy: "USS Abraham Lincoln" and "Truman Battle Group."

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   America: Freedom to Fascism
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Aaron Russo
Duration: 105 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsAaron Russo, John Turner, Joe Banister, Sherry Peel Jackson, Charlie Beall, Peter Gibbons, G. Edward Griffin, Bob Schulz, Catherine Austin Fitts, Phil Hart, Larken Rose, Irwin Schiff, Vernice Kuglin, Tom Selgas, Edwin Vieira

Description:
Acclaimed filmmaker Aaron Russo directs this thorough investigation into the creation of the Federal Reserve and the controversial legislation (or lack thereof) that requires all American citizens to pay income taxes. Through revelatory interviews with key members of Congress, a former IRS Commissioner, tax attorneys, agents from the IRS and FBI, and various authors, Russo demystifies federal income tax and the creation of money.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   American Drug War: The Last White Hope
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Kevin Booth
Duration: 118 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsJoe Arpaio, Jello Biafra, Jeff Blackburn, Curt Booth, Kevin Booth, Chico Brown, Celerino Castillo III, Paris Chong, Tommy Chong, Sergeant Lou Daigle, John Duetch, Dr. Gary Fisher, Gary Gardner, Judge James Gray, Dr. Charles Grob, Ice-Burg, Jan Irving, Dr. Claudia Jensen, Gary Johnson, Kosmo, Dennis Kucinich, Mack Lindsey, Barry McCaffrey, Todd McCormick, Cynthia McKinney, Dr. Robert Melamede, Joe Moore, Ralph Nader, Jona Napier, Ron Paul, Joe Pietri, Jacki Raines, Frank Regan, Tom Rhodes, Darryl Lucky Rodgers, T. Rodgers, Joe Rogan, Ronaldo, Angela Ross, Freeway Ricky Ross, Craig X. Rubin, Michael Rupert, Mike Ruppert, Pam Sakuda, Paul Scott, Halena Shendo, Sherm, Robert Steele, Michael Veiling, John Walko, Tayngy Washington

Description:
With commentary from soldiers on both sides of the conflict, filmmaker Kevin Booth's incisive documentary wades into the murky waters of the American war on drugs, the longest and costliest war in U.S. history. Taking viewers from prisons and inner-city streets to the halls of Congress and his own kitchen, Booth attempts to sort out the intricacies of the national drug policy -- and the reasons for its unmitigated failure.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Angels and Demons Revealed
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
This documentary claims to uncover the truth behind the shadowy and ultra-secretive Illuminati, an organization that acts behind the scenes of global politics in an effort to control the world. Reportedly, the Illuminati wishes to eliminate the Vatican for purposes of revenge and because of the immense power wielded by the church. Inspired by Dan Brown's controversial novel Angels & Demons, the film is hosted by Patrick Macnee.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

 

 ---»   Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Collection 1
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 13 Episodes / 43min
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ActorsAnthony Bourdain

Description:
Best-selling author, chef and outspoken character Anthony Bourdain travels the world in search of gastronomic novelties and unique adventures in this fascinating series. Highlighting everything from the Americana of his native New Jersey to exotic explorations in Iceland and a Vietnamese island resort owned by the mysterious Dr. Sang, Bourdain's running commentary and culinary discoveries always provide a colorful experience.

Episode #01 - Paris
Episode #02 - Iceland
Episode #03 - New Jersey
Episode #04 - Vietnam
Episode #06 - Malaysia
Episode #07 - Las Vegas
Episode #08 - Uzbekistan
Episode #09 - New Zealand
Episode #10 - China
Episode #11 - Miami
Episode #12 - Peru
Episode #13 - Osaka

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 ---»   BBC - Attenborough in Paradise
 
 
Year: 1996
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 56 min
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ActorsDavid Attenborough

Description:
Renowned naturalist David Attenborough takes viewers on journeys through some of the world's most fascinating and vivid natural wonders in this collection of seven of his television specials. Attenborough's captivating quests include tracing a piece of amber through time, tracking the history of a wooden figure back to 18th-century Easter Island, observing the outrageous mating rituals of birds in New Guinea's jungles and much more.

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 ---»   BBC - Earth; The Biography
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 250 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
From the BBC comes this momentous documentary that uses satellite images and compelling narration to chart our planet's intriguing history, exploring Earth's unique and diverse features while stressing the importance of protecting it for the future. Combining time-lapse photography and computer-generated imagery, the video shows how our world -- forged by volcanoes, the atmosphere, glaciers and oceans -- has teetered between disaster and renewal.

Disk #01: Includes the episodes: "Volcano," "Atmosphere" and "Ice."
Disk #02: Includes the episodes "Oceans" and "Rare Earth."

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Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.77:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   BBC - Life in the Undergrowth
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 250 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsDavid Attenborough

Description:
In this landmark five-part documentary, renowned naturalist David Attenborough uncovers a microscopic hidden world bustling with life and death, where remarkable creatures live on a grand scale -- despite their diminutive size. Thanks to astounding technological advances, you'll get up close and personal with antler moths, cicadas, desert locusts, glowworms, silk-spinning spiders and a swarm of other invertebrates.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   BBC - Planet Earth
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 550 Minutes (5 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsDavid Attenborough

Description:
Narrated by David Attenborough, this Emmy-winning series transports nature lovers from the Himalayan Mountains to the depths of the ocean and everywhere in between, exploring the planet's most fascinating wildlife and challenging environments. Bioluminescent squid, vibrant birds of paradise and the nearly extinct Siberian Amur leopards are just a few of the captivating creatures featured in this collection of exquisitely shot episodes.
Disk #01 - "From Pole to Pole," "Mountains" and "Fresh Water."
Disk #02 - "Caves," "Deserts" and "Ice Worlds."
Disk #03 - "Great Plains," "Jungles" and "Shallow Seas."
Disk #04 - "Seasonal Forests" and "Ocean Deep."
Disk #05 - "Planet Earth: The Future."

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Subtitles:
English SDH, Spanish, French

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   BBC - The Blue Planet: Seas of Life
 
 
Year: 2001
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 384 min (8eaEpisodes)
Resolution:  
ActorsDavid Attenborough

Description:
Part 01:
Open Oceans & The Deep
David Attenborough narrates these two episodes of the BBC's acclaimed nature series, featuring new discoveries and photographic breakthroughs in this amazing look at undersea life. "Open Ocean" travels thousands of miles of "marine desert," where many of the ocean's most spectacular predators live. "The Deep" explores a world of perpetual night, mountain ranges, extreme pressures and cold, and spotlights some of the planet's strangest life forms.
Episode #01 - Open Oceans:
The constant predator-prey struggle is played out in the ocean, where it's a dolphin-eat-fish world. See the feeding and living habits of marlin, yellowfin tuna, dolphins, pilot whales and more.
Episode #02 - The Deep:
In the pitch-black abyss of the depths of the seas lie alien-like creatures and other species just waiting to be discovered. You'll find an octopus with ears, fish with teeth so large they can't close their mouths, the angler fish, with a light bulb attached to its forehead and much more.

Part 02:
Ocean World & Frozen Seas:
From frigid polar waters to the tropics, from turbulent surfaces to mysterious depths, this BBC series narrated by David Attenborough beautifully showcases the opulent grandeur of the sea and earned praise for its stunning underwater photography. Included here are two episodes: "Ocean World," which explores life underwater, and "Frozen Seas," which examines life in the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.
Episode #03 - Ocean World:
Get a fascinating look at the underwater world of the vast ocean, teeming with life and mystery. Follow the largest animal on earth -- the blue whale -- discover rarely seen creatures that dwell on the ocean's floor, and witness the aquatic food chain in action.
Episode #04 - Frozen Seas:
Most animals retreat to warmer temperatures when the frigid winter, with temperatures at -50 degrees, sets in in the Antarctic and Arctic regions. But some creatures -- like the emperor penguin, Weddell seal, polar bear and beluga whale -- choose to stick it out and fight for survival.

Part 03:
Seasonal Seas & Coral Seas
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life reveals the sea and its various communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Part 3 of this TV documentary series includes the following episodes: "Seasonal Oceans," detailing the challenges faced by ocean creatures when the seas get colder and rougher in winter; and "Coral Seas," showing the rich oasis of life that exists on a coral reef.
Episode #05 - Seasonal Seas:
With the turn of seasons come the shifting habits of sea creatures as they adjust to changing water temperatures. Witness the largest herd of grey seals gathering in frigid waters to breed; female lobsters trudging through cold depths to warmer waters in July to incubate their eggs; and dolphins at play in autumn.
Episode #06 - Coral Seas:
Coral reefs seem indestructible, cemented to the seabed, but they're indeed fragile and susceptible to damage by sea creatures, natural phenomena and humans alike. See coral's development from birth to death, whether by fish that can bite through it or a storm that can wipe it out.

Part 04:
Tidal Seas & Coasts:
The Blue Planet: Seas of Life reveals the sea and its various communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Part 4 of this TV documentary series includes the following episodes: "Tidal Seas," detailing the effects of strong tides on sea creatures and landscapes; and "Coasts," a glimpse into the life of turtles, sea lions and other creatures that retreat to the coast during breeding season.
Episode #07 - Tidal Seas:
The gravitational pull of the sun and moon cause the ocean waters to come and go, and sea creatures have timed their comings and goings to the tides as well. See how land and sea animals take advantage of the changing levels of water, such as raccoons that feed on crabs at low tide and finback whales that feed on herring at high tide.
Episode #08 - Coasts:
Several sea animals make long treks to coasts around the world to feed, breed or lay eggs. These peculiar migrations leave us to wonder why thousands of green turtles travel thousands of miles to perform the ritual of laying their eggs, or why killer whales venture near the beach to catch sea lion pups for prey.

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 ---»   BBC - The Life of Birds
 
 
Year: 1998
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 493 min (10eaEpisodes)
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ActorsDavid Attenborough

Description:
Presented by world-renowned broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough, this arresting documentary series is the definitive film exploration of the most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted creatures on earth. To create it, researchers traversed the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining more than 300 species of birds using a variety of techniques, including infrared, slow motion and computer-enhanced effects.

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 ---»   BBC - The Nazis: A Warning from History
 
 
Year: 1997
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 300 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Through archival footage and interviews with those who survived Adolph Hitler's reign -- including unrepentant Nazis -- this comprehensive documentary series sheds new light on the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. Chapters reveal how the Nazi state compelled ordinary people to commit atrocities, the order and disorder within the German army, and Hitler's propensity for getting his minions to do his work, among other enlightening facts.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Billabong Odyssey
 
 
Year: 2003
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Philip Boston
Duration: 87 min
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ActorsKen Bradshaw, Ken Collins, Mike Parsons, Shawn Barron, Layne Beachley, Brad Gerlach, Bill Sharp

Description:
This surfing documentary follows some of the world's best big-wave "tow surfers" (surfers who are brought out to the big waves by boats, jet-skis or water skis) as they travel around the world searching for the elusive 100-foot wave, the tallest the oceans have to offer. At stake is a prize for the surfer who rides the tallest wave each year ($1,000 per foot of height), with an extra $500,000 grand prize if that wave is actually over 100 feet

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 ---»   Birth of the Federal Reserve
 
 
Year: 1999
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 50 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
This provocative documentary posits that the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 wasn't just a move to centralize banking in the United States; it was also a deliberate attempt to clean out the country's private bank vaults. A team of undercover journalists reveal the surprising origins of the Federal Reserve and trace the heavy influence of the world's richest families on its creation.

Other features:
Color; interactive menus; scene access.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Marty Callaghan
Duration: 112 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
The events of World War I that laid the groundwork for today's conflicts in the Middle East are detailed in this fascinating history. After the 1918 demise of the Ottoman Empire, the Treaty of Versailles paved the way for political instability in the region. At the same time, Western powers took note of the area's rich oil reserves, initiating a campaign of economic, diplomatic and military intrusion that continues to this day.

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Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Bonhoeffer
 
 
Year: 2003
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Martin Doblmeier
Duration: 90 min
Resolution:  
ActorsKlaus Maria Brandauer, Martin Doblmeier, Richard Mancini, Adele Schmidt, Eberhard Bethge, John de Gruchy, Geffrey Kelly, Desmond Tutu, Ruth Alice von Bismarck

Description:
This poignant documentary traces the life of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was one of the first to speak up against Adolph Hitler throughout Hitler's rise to power. Bonhoeffer organized the Confessing Church, the only structured revolt against Hitler, and turned to his roots as a devout Christian for the strength to take a political stand for Jews everywhere.

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 ---»   Burning the Future: Coal in America
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 89 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
David Novack directs this compelling documentary that explores the effects the nation's coal dependency has on the residents of the Appalachian states, a region plagued by toxic water, devastating floods and disappearing mountain ranges. Novack's cameras observe as West Virginian activists mount a seemingly impossible battle against the U.S. government-backed coal industry to save their families, their communities and their way of life.

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Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Bush Family Fortunes; The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre:  
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Director:  
Duration: 61 min
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Description:
Musician and staunch Democrat Moby lends his music to this documentary by Greg Palast, a reporter and filmmaker who tailed the political clan, especially George W. Bush, from the highly contested 2000 presidential election win in Florida to the purported influence they exerted on behalf of the bin Ladens. Palast also treads on the same ground that the iconic Michael Moore covered, connecting the dots between the Bushes and the House of Saud.

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 ---»   Bush's Brain
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 78 min
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ActorsJoseph Mealey, Michael Shoob

Description:
Based on a book by James C. Moore and Wayne Slater, this documentary examines how Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's closest advisor, has shaped the policies of our nation, charting the role Rove has played in Bush's rise to the top. Feared and admired by Republicans and Democrats alike, Rove's remarkable political influence raises a disturbing question for Americans: Who really runs the country?

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 ---»   Celsius 41.11
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Kevin Knoblock
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMadeleine Albright, Ayad Allawi, Yasser Arafat, Frederic W. Barnes, Michael Barone, Osama Bin Laden, Tony Blair, Tom Brokaw, George W. Bush, Laura Bush, Dick Cavett, Chevy Chase, Dick Cheney, Jacques Chirac, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barbara Comstock, John Edwards, Alice Fisher, Rudolph W. Giuliani, Al Gore, Tipper Gore, John Gotti Jr., Katherine Harris, Orrin G. Hatch, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Mansoor Ijaz, Peter Jennings, Hamid Karzai, John F. Kennedy, John Kerry, Ayatollah Khomeini, Charles Krauthammer, Jessica Lange, Patrick Leahy, Michael Ledeen, Joseph Lieberman, Chris Matthews, John McCain, Michael Medved, Michael Moore, Joshua Muravchik, Richard Nixon, John O'Neill, Natalie Portman, Colin Powell, Dan Rather, Ronald Reagan, Condoleezza Rice, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Bill Sammon, Al Sharpton, Joseph Stalin, Fred Dalton Thompson, Victoria Toensing

Description:
Celsius 41.11 counters what producers Lionel Chetwynd and Ted Steinberg deem to be lies and deceptions presented in Michael Moore's controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. The title alludes to "the temperature at which the brain deteriorates from heat -- in this case, from Moore's left wing rhetoric," according to Chetwynd. Includes appearances by Fred Thompson, Charles Krauthammer, Fred Barnes, Michael Medved and many others.

Comments:
Celsius 41.11: The Temperature at Which the Brain.. Begins to Die

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Widescreen 1.85:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   CIA: The Shocking Stories Behind the Headlines
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 312 minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
In an effort to discover the truth behind some of the most fascinating stories of the past 100 years, documentary filmmakers gained access to CIA files at the agency's Langley, Virginia headquarters. From historical events in Vietnam, Moscow, Cuba and Iran, and from historical figures such as the Pope and Che Guevara, learn the riveting details that didn't make headlines in these captivating stories.

Other features:
Color; interactive menus; scene access.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

 

 ---»   Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Greg Barker, William Cran
Duration: 360 Minutes (3 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsTony Benn, David Ogden Stiers

Description:
Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, based on the best-selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, confronts head-on critical concerns about the new interconnected world. The three parts -- "The Battle of Ideas," "The Agony of Reform" and "The New Rules of the Game" -- take an in-depth look at globalization and how it will affect our society's future.

Other features:
Color; interactive menus; scene access; author interview; filmmakers' Q&A; excerpt from companion book; list of interview subjects; Web access to extensive special features

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Core of Corruption - In the Shadows
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Jonathan Elinoff
Duration: 139 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Core of Corruption is a documentary film series which details a comprehensive investigation into clandestine intelligence operations and conspiracies. The project is surfacing exclusive whistle blowers, insiders and critical evidence for the very first time. Over 2,000 hours of credible network news clips have been surfaced for this ground breaking event, most of which have never been seen since they aired and have never been available on the internet. Some of the video news segments for this project, when requested from the networks, were denied access to and corporate representatives would say that the information sought does not exist or has been misplaced. Someone doesn’t want the public to see these stories, that when put together, establish a conspiracy of the magnitude that could change the way one views the world. Countless millions of people are being manipulated and lied to by a network of individuals within government that work on behalf of private interests. The individuals were involved in the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Many of those same figures are are connected to historical events that have shaped our understanding of government crime. For instance, the Iran Contra affair involved many figures that showed up in the 9/11 attacks.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Cracking the Maya Code
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: David Lebrun
Duration: 116 min
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ActorsDr. Michael D. Coe, Ian Graham, Dr. Nikolai Grube, Peter Mathews, CCH Pounder

Description:
The cryptic hieroglyphs of the ancient Maya civilization have fascinated -- and puzzled -- many brilliant minds for years. Traveling deep into the jungles of Central America, "Nova" follows the struggles of these tenacious code breakers. The long road to discovery includes an interview with David Stuart, whose startling breakthrough made just after high school helped make him the youngest-ever recipient of the MacArthur "genius" grant.

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LtBx 716 x 360 (1.99:1)
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 ---»   Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment
 
 
Year: 1963
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 53 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsJohn F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, George Wallace

Description:
At once intimate and engaging, Crisis is the first and only film ever shot candidly that features a U.S. president (Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Bobby) making decisions during a crisis. With a revolutionary new filmmaking style that allowed for multiple hand-held cameras, documentarian Robert Drew and his four-team crew captured one of the most astonishing Civil Rights confrontations of the 20th century.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Crude
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Joe Berlinger
Duration: 104 min
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Actors 

Description:
Filmmaker Joe Berlinger's provocative documentary explores the ongoing battle waged by 30,000 indigenous Ecuadorans and their lawyers against Chevron for dumping billions of gallons of toxic oil waste into the Amazon. Berlinger examines the environmental catastrophe -- dubbed the "Amazon Chernobyl" -- from all sides, following the drama as it moves from the contamination site to the courtroom and beyond, even landing on the cover of Vanity Fair.

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 ---»   Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Basil Gelpke R, Ray McC McCormackcCormack
Duration: 83 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Produced by award-winning filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, this documentary examines the world's dependency on oil and the impending chaos that's sure to follow when the resource is depleted. Straight from the headlines, this hot-button topic may represent the world's most dire crisis. Through expert interviews, the film spells out in startling detail the challenge we all face and underscores our desperate need for alternative energy.

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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 5.1

 

 ---»   Darfur Now
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Ted Braun
Duration: 92 min
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ActorsAhmed Mahammed Abaka, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamad Abakar, Hawa Abaker, Hejewa Adam, Kalatumh Adam, Xabier Aguirre, Sam Brownback, Don Cheadle, Hillary Rodham Clinton, George Clooney, Essa Faal, Vanessa Haas, Nimeri Issa, Asha Abdal Khaleeq, Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen, John McCain, Jason Miller, Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Adebowale Omofade, John Prendergast, Pablo Recalde, Hawa Saleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Musa Sharif, Adam Sterling, Dana Sterling, Wayne Sterling, James Sweeney, Jennifer Trone

Description:
A gripping insight into the tragic genocide in Darfur, this documentary highlights the work of six individuals who have taken a role in trying to stop the killings and help the millions of suffering residents of the region. Filmmaker Ted Braun spotlights actor Don Cheadle, a politically active UCLA student, a refugee camp leader, an international prosecutor, an Ecuadorian working to feed starving victims and a young female armed rebel.

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 ---»   Darwin's Nightmare
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Hubert Sauper
Duration: 107 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsElizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni, Sergey Samarets, Jonathan Nathanael, Msafiri 'Safiri' Habat, Dima Rogonov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jura Biriuchev, Stanislav Ivanchenko, Jakob Maiseli, Lalit Malhotra, Shadard Mkono, Cleopa Kaijage

Description:
Only the fittest survive in this moving documentary by Hubert Sauper about hard-scrabble life in Tanzania. While hungry Tanzanians are left to fend for themselves on whatever they can get their hands on -- fish heads, scraps -- their waters are emptied of perch that's imported to wealthier nations. Weapons are brought in far more often than food and clothing for the needy, as the country teeters on the brink of devastation.

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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

 

 ---»   Deadline
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Katy Chevigny, Kirsten Johnson
Duration: 90 min
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ActorsAnthony Amsterdam, Stephen Bright, Donald Cabana, Tom Cross, Gary Gauger, Cornelia Grumman, Lawrence Hayes, Grayland Johnson, Elaine Jones, Robert Jones, David Keaton, Larry Marshall, Steve Mills, Maurice Possley, George Ryan, Donald Schneble, Bryan Stevenson, Scott Turow, Robert Warren

Description:
On January 11, 2003, in a gesture rare in the annals of jurisprudence, outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan granted clemency to all 156 inmates on the state's death row. Death sentences previously imposed on almost all the inmates automatically became sentences to "life in prison without the possibility of." This documentary addresses the literal issue of "life and death" that Ryan faced and how he came to make his historic decision.

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 ---»   Decisions That Shook the World
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 140 Minutes
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Bold decisions by three 20th-century U.S. presidents are the focus of this three-part documentary. The film examines the global effects of Lyndon Johnson backing civil rights legislation, Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" defense system and Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to arm Britain before America joined World War II. The program includes rare footage and interviews with Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and newsman Walter Cronkite, among others.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Discovery Channel - When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary, History
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 408 Minutes (4 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsGary Sinise, Jim Lovell, Eugene Cernan, Jay Barbree, John Young, Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman, Christopher Kraft, Neil Armstrong

Description:
Follow the 20th century's space race all the way to the moon -- and beyond -- in this incredible, comprehensive six-part documentary series narrated by Gary Sinise. Chronicling America's space program from the early days of the Mercury project to the era of the space shuttle, the sensational series features eye-popping footage from a host of various missions, plus in-depth interviews with NASA astronauts and engineers.

Disk #01 - "Ordinary Supermen" and "Friends and Rivals."
Disks #02 - "Landing the Eagle" and "The Explorers."
Disk #03 - "The Shuttle" and "A Home in Space."
Disk #04 - This disc includes bonus footage of original NASA films: "Freedom 7," "Friendship 7: John Glen," "Proud Conquest: Gemini 7 & 6," "Apollo 8 Debrief" and "The Flight of Apollo 11."

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Screen Formats:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 5.1

 

 ---»   Drug Wars
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
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Duration: 156 min (2eaEpisodes)
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Description:
This fascinating film sheds light on the drug wars being fought in just about every corner of the world, from South America and Asia to Europe and the Middle East. Special features include "underground" footage taken from notorious gang hangouts, interviews with drug vigilantes and a special short about the execution of Pablo Escobar, the Colombian drug lord who became one of the richest men in the world by smuggling cocaine.

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 ---»   Drug Wars: Silver or Lead
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 82 min
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Director Rusty Fleming's graphic documentary depicts the drug wars waged in Juarez, Mexico's most violent city, where kidnappings, torture and executions are commonplace and brazen narco-terrorist gangs are funded by cartel businessmen. The film examines the situation from the viewpoints of the gangs and their victims and includes disturbing images of the conflict in this violence-crippled city located just across the border from El Paso, Texas.

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 ---»   Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Alex Jones
Duration: 174 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsJim Tucker, Daniel Estulin, Alex Jones, Michael Coffman, Col. Arthur Peterson, Ron Paul, Hank Gilbert, James Wolfensohn, David Rockefeller, Richard Holbrooke, George Pataki, Queen Beatrix, H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands

Description:
Filmmaker Alex Jones details his theory that once the global elite have firmly cemented the "new world order," they'll hold onto their power by exterminating 80 percent of the population and enslaving the rest. Jones explores the faction's rumored plan to use advanced technology to live forever; the imminent collapse of the United States; the formation of the North American Transportation Control Grid; and the activities of the Bilderberg Group.

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Alex Gibney
Duration: 109 min
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ActorsPeter Coyote, Gray Davis, David Freeman, Bethany McLean, Ken Lay, John Beard, Jeff Skilling, Andrew Fastow, Amanda Martin-Brock, Lou L. Pai

Description:
Based on the book of the same name by Peter Elkin, director Alex Gibney's documentary takes a behind-the-scenes look at the powerful energy company whose downfall forever changed the landscape of the business world. With a blend of fascinating footage, fast-paced interviews and a wealth of information, this film is a serious lesson in the potential trappings of dishonesty and unethical behavior dogging corporate America.

Comments:
Rating: R
Language and some Nudity..??

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 ---»   Fact or Fiction - 911: In Plane Site
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: William Lewis
Duration: 72 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsDave von Kleist

Description:
This provocative documentary probes the theories behind the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, focusing on live video footage captured that day that aired only once on TV and was never shown again. The film examines alternative causes of the crash on the Pentagon and questions whether the damage was inflicted by a 757. The documentary also asks if explosives might have been already present in the World Trade Center and aboard United Airlines Flight 175.

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Fahrenheit 9/11
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 122 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMichael Moore, Debbie Petriken, George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Britney Spears, Lila Lipscomb

Description:
Michael Moore's hard-hitting documentary addresses the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, outlining the reasons the U.S. has become a target for hatred and terrorism. Criticizing President George W. Bush's response to the attacks and reinforcing his theory that the Bush Administration used the tragic event to push its agenda, Moore also traces alleged dealings that connect two generations of the Bush family with Osama bin Laden's clan.

Comments:
..the description is inaccurate, its neither hard hitting nor informative and m.moore is a fecee with glasses..

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 ---»   Flow: For Love of Water
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Irena Salina
Duration: 84 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMaude Barlow, Shelly Brime, Anthony Burgmans, Dr. Kent Butler, Michel Camdessus, Charles-Louis de Maud'huy, Ashwin Desai, Siddharaj Dhadda, Shripad Dharmadhikary, Ashok Gadgil, Peter H. Gleick, Tyrone Hayes, David Hemson, Penn Jillette, Ronnie Kasrils, Gigi Kellett, Jean Luc-Touly, Anna Debwese Mape, William E. Marks, Patrick McCully, Fatima Meer, Gerard Mestrallet, Bob Nameng, Sunita Narain, Marcela Olivera, Oscar Olivera, Erik D. Olson, Jim Olson, Rod Parsley, Medha Patkar, Julian Perez, Boone Pickens, Mary Anne Rennet, Jim Schultz, Paul Schwartz, Vandana Shiva, Rajendra Singh, Holly Wren Spaulding, Achim Steiner, Terry Swier, Teller, James Wolfensohn

Description:
Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause.
From both local and global perspectives, this documentary examines the harsh realities behind the mounting water crisis. Learn how politics, pollution and human rights are intertwined in this important issue that affects every being on Earth. With water drying up around the world and the future of human lives at stake, the film urges a call to arms before more of our most precious natural resource evaporates
..see also http://www.flowthefilm.com/takeaction

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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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English: Dolby Digital 5.1

 

 ---»   Food, Inc.
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 94 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Drawing on Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation and Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma, director Robert Kenner's documentary explores the food industry's detrimental effects on our health and environment. Kenner spotlights the men and women who are working to reform an industry rife with monopolies, questionable interpretations of laws and subsidies, political ties and rising rates of E. coli outbreaks.

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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

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English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Hearts and Minds
 
 
Year: 1974
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Peter Davis
Duration: 112 min
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ActorsGeorges Bidault, Clark Clifford, George Coker, Kay Dvorshock, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Daniel Ellsberg, Randy Floyd, J. William Fulbright, Brian Holden, Robert Muller, Khanh Nguyen, Walt Rostow, William C. Westmoreland, Ngo Dinh Diem, Chi Minh Ho, Bob Hope, Lyndon Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ngoc Loan Nguyen, Richard Nixon, George S. Patton IV, Thi Kim Phuc Phan, Ronald Reagan, Maxwell Taylor, Nguyen Van Thieu

Description:
An Academy Award-winning documentary that casts a sharp eye toward the U.S. government's costly -- in terms of lives, budget and honor -- all-out effort during the Vietnam War. Director Peter Davis uses his own war footage, newsreels, presidential speeches and interviews with the likes of Robert Kennedy, Gen. William Westmoreland and Daniel Ellsberg to provide a compelling argument against war.

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 ---»   History Channel - Ape to Man
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 91 min
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Description:
From the 1856 discovery of Neanderthal man's ancient bones in Germany to elaborate hoaxes and theories ahead of their time, this History Channel video examines key breakthroughs in the quest to determine humanity's origin. For more than 150 years, scientists have sought the missing link, and this documentary chronicles the search fueled by Charles Darwin's controversial hypothesis, stunning archaeological finds and compelling scientific data.

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 ---»   History Channel - Blood Diamonds
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 50 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsLuc Berlin-Unkap, Hope Olaide Wilson, Jeffrey Wright

Description:
This sobering program illuminates the harsh realities behind a system where enslaved workers in the African nation of Sierra Leone are forced to mine diamonds that are used to finance wars, genocide and terror. Until 2000, the U.N. had not formally denounced this trade, but awareness is growing. Here, viewers learn from firsthand accounts the horrors and true cost of the system and its impact on individuals as well as the international community.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - Egypt: Engineering an Empire
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 91 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsPeter Weller

Description:
Peter Weller takes audiences back 5,000 years to meet the world's first structural engineers -- the architects of Egypt's great pyramids. By examining these engineering feats through the prism of the personalities behind them -- the pharaohs who had them built -- this presentation provides a revealing look at the world's first superpower. Cutting-edge digital graphics and interviews with Egyptologists bring an ancient civilization to life.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - Empires of Industry: Andrew Carnegie and the Age of Steel
 
 
Year: 1997
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 46 min
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Description:
Detailing the ascent of America's iron and steel businesses and the rise of crafty Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie, this one-hour documentary examines the industry's good, bad and ugly facets. Iron and steel became the Industrial Revolution's backbone, providing the material that facilitated the growth of other commerce. See how Carnegie went from rags to inconceivable riches, U.S. Steel's birth and the industry's ultimate struggle to survive.

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 ---»   History Channel - Empires of Industry: Black Gold; The Story of Oil
 
 
Year: 1998
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 50 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
From ancient China to the empires of Andrew Mellon and John D. Rockefeller to the Gulf War, oil has played a major role in human history. Precious petroleum has affected nations' policies in ways subtle and obvious; it has created vast fortunes, and it has caused misery. Through interviews with historians and industry insiders, this History Channel documentary provides a defining look at the oil industry and black gold's history.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - Empires of Industry: Cola Wars
 
 
Year: 2000
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 50 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Sold in cans, bottles and fountain style, soda is available just about everywhere on the planet, with the industry's two corporate giants -- the Coca-Cola Co. and Pepsico Inc. --duking it out for supremacy. Featuring commentary from noted cola experts, this installment of "Empires of Industry" traces the companies' ongoing battle for market share and their insistence on spending billions to hawk their products.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - Iran: The Next Iraq
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 50 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Long seen as a potential threat to American security, the Islamic Republic of Iran has become an even greater concern since the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. This program explores the current situation in Iran and assesses what danger it poses. After a decline in power, Iran has caught the attention of the world's superpowers by developing its nuclear capabilities and making bold threats. But what risks are real and which merely rhetoric?

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Closed Captioned

 

 ---»   History Channel - Israel: Birth of a Nation
 
 
Year: 1997
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 89 min
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Author Sir Martin Gilbert hosts this account of Israel's first years as an independent nation. On May 14, 1948, one day after Israel declared sovereignty, the nation was invaded by Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, Egypt and Iraq. Through rare footage, photographs and interviews with those who participated in the War of Independence, this program chronicles the struggles -- and captures the harsh realities -- of a fledgling nation at war.

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 ---»   History Channel - Lincoln
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Vikram Jayanti
Duration: 139 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsHarold Holzer, Andrew Solomon, Gore Vidal, Jacob Cowley, Bob Creager, Eli Harris, Robert Lavery

Description:
Despite the admiration many Americans feel for him, Abraham Lincoln was said to have called himself "the loneliest man in the world." Relying on analysis from Lincoln biographers (including Gore Vidal, Andrew Solomon, Jan Morris and Harold Holzer), as well as words from the president himself, Oscar-winning producer Vikram Jayanti paints a portrait of one of the most private public figures in U.S. history.

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Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - Nixon: A Presidency Revealed
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: David C. Taylor
Duration: 94 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsRichard Nixon, Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger, H.R. Haldeman

Description:
More than three decades after the notorious political scandal that ended his career, this revealing documentary explores the legacy of President Richard Nixon. Newly released audio and never-before-seen footage shed light on Nixon's administration, from the heights -- his historic trip to China and the end of conflict in Vietnam -- to the shocking lows that made his name synonymous with political deception.

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial
 
 
Year: 1995
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 46 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsAdolf Hitler, Hermann Goring, Rudolph Hess, Alfred Jodl

Description:
Held in a courtroom in Germany as the world watched in horror, the Nuremberg Trials revealed the full scope of the Nazis' atrocities during World War II and ended in the execution of many of the party's cruelest leaders -- including Rudolph Hess and Hermann Goering. This A&E program follows the historic procedures from beginning to end, talking to the men who prosecuted the case and defined the concept of "crimes against humanity."

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - Targeted: Osama Bin Laden
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 100 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMark Bowden, Steve Coll, Phillip Smucker, Simon Reeve

Description:
The international manhunt for Osama bin Laden is chronicled in this exhaustive documentary special, filmed in 10 countries and featuring top CIA agents, soldiers, Washington bigwigs and acclaimed authors. The film follows bin Laden from his early battles in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union to his later status as the world's most wanted man. Interviewees include Black Hawk Down writer Mark Bowden and Ghost Wars scribe Steve Coll.

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 180 Minutes
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Taking on the gargantuan task of chronicling two centuries of conflict, this fascinating documentary begins in 1096 A.D. -- the year Christian soldiers seized the city of Jerusalem from Muslim forces. The program follows the Crusades through the 13th century via a stunning blend of theatrical reenactments, computer-generated imagery and on-location footage. Produced by the History Channel, the show is thought provoking and educational.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Dark Ages
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Christopher Cassel
Duration: 90 min
Resolution:  
ActorsDavid Quilter, Grigorij Strelec

Description:
Beginning with Rome's fall in the fifth century, this History Channel presentation sheds light on the Dark Ages, covering the continent-wide chaos, including raids by Vikings, Vandals and Visigoths, bubonic plague, famine, civil unrest and more. The program takes viewers from the darkest of times to the dawn of a new beginning as the turmoil besieging Europe gives rise to the Crusades, the Enlightenment and the Renaissance.

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 ---»   History Channel - The French Revolution
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Doug Shultz
Duration: 100 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsGeorge Ivascu, Rodica Lazar, Phillip Levine

Description:
Driven by idealism and a society in crisis, the French Revolution erupted a little more than a decade after the American Revolution. This vivid documentary brings to life France's bloody 1789 uprising, which became a struggle to stamp out feudalism and to cultivate progressive politics, diplomacy and equality. Journey back in time to meet such renowned figures as Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI and the fanatical Maximilien Robespierre.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Iraq War
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 357 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
This series of programs from the History Channel explores various aspects of the Iraq War, investigating the conflict from both political and military perspectives. Interviews with politicians, journalists and military experts shed light on the controversial war, and weapons used for the first time -- such as the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and Stryker combat vehicles -- are examined.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Louisiana Purchase
 
 
Year: 2003
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 45 min
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ActorsCarrie Collins, Jon Kukla, James E. Lewis Jr., Tim L. Smith

Description:
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson's emissaries brokered the greatest real-estate deal in history, purchasing the vast Louisiana Territory from the King of France -- doubling the size of the United States with the stroke of a pen. This enlightening documentary chronicles the $15 million land acquisition that reshaped and transformed the fledgling nation, forever altering the course of the country and the world.

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 ---»   History Channel - The Men Who Killed Kennedy
 
 
Year: 1988
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 205 min (4eaEpisodes)
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This six-part documentary is perhaps the definitive analysis of the events surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination. It offers stunning evidence through interviews and comprehensive accounts of this American tragedy, backing up theories that the President's own brother, Robert, may have inadvertently caused Kennedy's death and that phony autopsy pictures were used to prove that his death was caused by a single shooter.

Episode #01 - The Coup D'etat
Episode #02 - The Forces of Darkness
Episode #03 - The Cover-Up
Episode #04 - The Patsy

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 ---»   History Channel - The Presidents
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Ken Burns
Duration: 360 Minutes (3 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsGeorge Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Calvin Coolidge, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Warren G. Harding, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, Edward Herrmann, Lyndon Johnson, Zachary Karabell, John F. Kennedy, William McKinley, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Harry S. Truman, Blythe Danner, Ossie Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Potts, Sam Waterston

Description:
Based on the book To the Best of My Ability, this series profiles those who've held office as president of the United States across a 215-year span. Featuring presidential archives and commentary from leading scholars, the program chronicles the stories of the diverse group of past presidents who've governed America. From Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase to Reagan's Revolution, the trials and triumphs of those who've held office are highlighted.
Disk #01 - "Washington to Monroe: 1789-1825," "John Q Adams to Polk: 1825-1849" and "Taylor to Lincoln: 1849-1865."
Disk #02 - "Andrew Johnson to Arthur: 1865-1885," "Cleveland to Taft: 1885-1913" and "Wilson to Franklin D. Roosevelt: 1913-1945."
Disk #03 - "Truman to Ford: 1945-4977" and "Cater to Geaoge W. Bush: 1977-Present." Bonus features includes "All the Presidents' Wives."

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Universe: Season 1
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 705 Minutes (4 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Travel through the galaxies and explore extraterrestrial phenomenon with this sweeping examination of the universe from The History Channel, which uses state-of-the-art computer technology to take viewers up close to distant planets and stars. Topics include black holes, comets, alien galaxies, star deaths, the moon, the interior of the sun and much more. All 13 episodes from the first season are included, plus the bonus episode "Beyond the Big Bang."
Disk #01 - "Secrets of the Sun," "Mars: The Red Planet," "The End of the Earth: Deep Space Threats to Our Planet" and "Jupiter: The Giant Planet."
Disk #02 - "The Moon," "Spaceship Earth" and "The Inner Planets: Mercury & Venus."
Disk #03 - "Saturn: Lord of the Rings," "Alien Galaxies," "Life and Death of a Star" and "The Outer Planets."
Disk #04 - "The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe," "Search for ET" and "Beyond the Big Bang." A behind-the-scenes featurette is also included.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Universe: Season 2
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 846 Minutes (5 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Journey into the final frontier with this second season of the captivating documentary series created for the History Channel. Our own solar system, alien worlds and distant galaxies spring to life via cutting-edge computer-generated imagery. Included are episodes about the enigma of dark matter, the future of space travel, secrets of the moon, the composition of the Milky Way, constellations and the search for life on Mars.
Disk #01 - "Alien Planets," "Cosmic Holes," "Mysteries of the Moon" and "The Milky Way."
Disk #02 - "Alien Moons," "Dark Matter," "Astrobiology" and "Space Travel."
Disk #03 - "Supernovas," "Constellations," "Unexplained Mysteries" and "Cosmic Collisions."
Disk #04 - "Colonizing Space," "Nebulas" and "Wildest Weather in the Cosmos."
Disk #05 - "Biggest Things in Space," "Gravity" and "Cosmic Apocalypse."

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Universe: Season 3
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 564 Minutes (4 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
The final frontier continues to beckon in the third season of this History Channel science series. Fusing astronomy and history, the series attempts to explain the mysteries of the universe through computer re-creations, animations and interviews with scientists and explorers. Together, they provide insights into topics such as sex in space, cosmic collisions, parallel universes, space disasters, light speed and more.
Disk #01 - "Deep Space Disasters," "Parallel Universes" and "Light Speed."
Disk #02 - "Sex in Space," "Alien Faces" and "Deadly Comets and Meteors."
Disk #03 - "Living In Space," "Stopping Armageddon" and "Another Earth."
Disk #04 - "Strangest Things," "Edge of Space" and "Cosmic Phenomena."

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   History Channel - The Vietnam War
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 346 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Using rare footage from the CBS News archives along with interviews with historians and combatants, this extensive History Channel presentation provides a thorough examination of one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history. From the arrival of U.S. advisers to Vietnam in 1959 to the emergency airlift from the American embassy in 1975, the program shines a light on the people and events that shaped the war.

Disk #01 - "America Enters the War," "Tet in Saigon and Hue War," "Ringing Down the Curtain" and "The End Game."
Disks #02 - "LBJ and Vietnam: In the Eye of the Storm," "Command Decisions: Tet Offensive" and "Unsung Heroes: The Battle of Khe Sanh."

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 78 min
Resolution:  
ActorsMatt Damon, Howard Zinn, Daniel Berrigan, Alice Walker, Tom Hayden, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Marian Wright Edelman

Description:
Matt Damon narrates this biographical portrait of historian and activist Howard Zinn, author of the pivotal A People's History of the United States, who's been at the forefront of progressive thought in America for decades. The documentary chronicles his commitment to social change through archival materials, commentary from Zinn and interviews with contemporaries Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Tom Hayden and Alice Walker, among others.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 700x480 (1.45:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   Hype: The Obama Effect
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Alan Peterson
Duration: 102 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsSaul Alinsky, Bill Ayers, Michael Barone, William J. Bennett, Ken Blackwell, John Bolton, Barbara Boxer, Tucker Carlson, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Jerome R. Corsi, Katie Couric, Ellen DeGeneres, Richard Durbin, Louis Farrakhan, David Freddoso, Muammar Gadaffi, Frank Gaffney, Jim Geraghty, Charles Gibson, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, Emil Jones, Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Ronald Kessler, Nikita Khrushchev, Larry King, Henry Kissinger, Joseph Lieberman, Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell, Dick Morris, Richard Nixon, Robert D. Novak, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama Sr., Keith Olbermann, Patrick O'Malley, Alice Palmer, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Pfleger, Steve Rauschenberger, Ronald Reagan, Tony Rezko, Tim Russert, Rick Santorum, Charles Schumer, Jill Stanek, Shelby Steele, Mao Tse-Tung, Chris Wallace, Joe Watkins, Armstrong Williams, Brian Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Jeremiah Wright, Byron York

Description:
Delving beneath the hype of Barack Obama's historic bid for the U.S. presidency, this documentary takes a close look at Obama's work in the Illinois state senate, his record in the U.S. Senate and his words on the campaign trail. Featuring interviews with numerous Washington insiders, media experts and politicians, the film scrutinizes Obama's record on taxes, immigration, energy, health care, abortion, foreign policy, Iraq and more.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   I.O.U.S.A. - One Nation, Under Stress, In Debt
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Patrick Creadon
Duration: 85 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsRobert Bixby, Humphrey Bogart, Warren Buffett, George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Kent Conrad, Ander Crenshaw, Bing Crosby, Douglas Durst, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Alan Greenspan, Judd Gregg, Yoni Gruskin, Kay Harms, Sue Herrera, Chrissy Hovde, John F. Kennedy, Steve Kroft, George Miller, Richard Nixon, Paul O'Neill, Chris Parnell, Ron Paul, Peter G. Peterson, Ronald Reagan, Diane Rehm, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Robert Rubin, Donald Rumsfeld, Tim Russert, Scott Spradling, Mike Tully, David Walker, Brian Williams

Description:
With the country's debt growing out of control, Americans by and large are unaware of the looming financial crisis. This documentary examines several of the ways America can get its economy back on the right track. In addition to looking at the federal deficit and trade deficit, the film also closely explores the challenges of funding national entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   IMAX - Amazon
 
 
Year: 1997
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 38 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsKieth Merrill

Description:
This enthralling IMAX presentation lets you explore the Amazon River and experience the vitality and magical wonder of the Amazonian rain forest, which is fast disappearing because of unchecked clear-cutting and burning. Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Linda Hunt, the film also chronicles an amazing collaboration between an American scientist and a tribal medicine man on a mission to find a rare root with curative powers.

Comments:
Screen formats
Full Screen 1.33:1
Widescreen 1.85:1

Language and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Coral Reef Adventure
 
 
Year: 2003
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Greg MacGillivray
Duration: 46 min
Resolution:  
ActorsLiam Neeson, Howard Hall, Michele Hall, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Rusi Vulakoro, Richard Pyle, Tracey Medway, Maria Joao Rodriguez, Rob Barrel, Cat Holloway

Description:
By way of IMAX technology, be transported below the ocean's surface to an amazing underwater world, as explorers Howard and Michele Hall dive on a coral reef in the pristine waters of the South Pacific. With Jean-Michel Cousteau, deep reef scientist Richard Pyle and Fijian diver Rusi Vulakoro, the team explores and captures on film one of the most beautiful places on Earth ... in all its fragile splendor. Liam Neeson provides narration.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 480 (1.49:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Deep Sea
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 41 min
Resolution:  
ActorsJohnny Depp, Kate Winslet

Description:
Narrated by Academy Award nominees Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and produced by the makers of the IMAX movie Into the Deep, this stunning film is an exploration of the world beneath the sea and its bizarre and exotic inhabitants. From translucent jellyfish to giant octopuses to scorpion fish, viewers will be introduced to a host of unique creatures, all completely dependent on one another for their survival.

Comments:
MKV Details:
1280x720 (1.78:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1
WideScrn 1.85:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 48 min
Resolution:  
ActorsJohn Stratton, Robert Novotny, Sam Morgan, Charles Powell, Harald Winter, Michel Perron

Description:
Experience the thrill of flying at 800 mph over the Nevada desert. This riveting program takes you along for the ride as fighter pilots endure the intense Red Flag training, the ultimate endurance test for U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel. Featuring thundering displays of aerial acrobatics, this edge-of-your-seat experience captures students as they attempt the most challenging flights of their careers.

Comments:
MKV Details:
1280x720 (1.78:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Mummies; Secrets of the Pharohs
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Keith Melton
Duration: 40 min
Resolution:  
ActorsChristopher Lee

Description:
Filmed in the eye-popping IMAX format and narrated by the great Christopher Lee, this fascinating film opens the lid on the tombs of the pharaohs for an in-depth look at the meaning behind the mystery of the mummies. The secrets locked within the pyramids have much to tell us about how our ancestors lived, but they also offer surprising clues about where modern medicine could be headed -- as long as we don't ignore our past.

Comments:
MKV Details:
1280x720 (1.78:1)
DVD / BRD Details:
WideScrn Anamorphic 1.78:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Mystery of the Nile
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Jordi Llompart
Duration: 48 min
Resolution:  
ActorsGordon Brown, Pasquale Scaturro

Description:
By following expedition leaders Pasquale Scaturro and Gordon Brown on a grueling, 114-day journey down the world's most dangerous river, Spanish filmmaker Jordi Llompart captures the first successful attempt in history to travel the Blue Nile from source to sea. Along the way, the intrepid explorers and their crew encounter all manner of intimidating obstacles, including treacherous rapids, a well-armed militia and a cranky crocodile.

Comments:
MKV Details:
1280x720 (1.78:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Roving Mars
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: George Butler
Duration: 40 min
Resolution:  
Actors 

Description:
While we may be decades away from putting a human on Mars, this engrossing IMAX adventure produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Frank Marshall offers a sneak peek at what it will be like when we do. With director George Butler serving as your guide, you'll walk the rugged terrain of the red planet's surface via the panoramic eyes of Spirit and Opportunity, the twin robotic rovers sent into space in 2003.

Comments:
MKV Details:
1440x1080 (1.33:1)
DVD Details:
WideScrn 1.78:1
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Stormchasers
 
 
Year: 1995
Genre:  
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 38 min
Resolution:  
ActorsHal Holbrook, Surindra Bhandari, Howard Bluestein, Robert Sheets

Description:
Witness the method behind the madness as scientists and meteorologists risk their lives to study natural weather phenomena. In this documentary, scientific storm chasers drive hundreds of miles to get up close and personal with a tornado in the Midwest, fly a plane into Hurricane Emily and hunt for monsoons in India. Breathtaking IMAX footage captures the awesome power and undeniable beauty of storms.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 480 (1.49:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - The Discoverers
 
 
Year: 1994
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 39 min
Resolution:  
Actors 

Description:
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Daniel J. Boorstin, this stunning film relives some of mankind's greatest moments of discovery, including Magellan's expedition to find the Northwest Passage and a recreation of Sir Isaac Newton's workshop. Visually striking images allow viewers to experience the joy of these exhilarating moments by putting them alongside those who journey fearlessly into the unknown.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 480 (1.49:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - The Living Sea
 
 
Year: 1995
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Greg MacGillivray
Duration: 40 min
Resolution:  
Actors 

Description:
Meryl Streep narrates this Oscar-nominated documentary, which explores the world's oceans, traveling to Palau, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Alaska, Nova Scotia and the Red Sea. Celebrating the vast variety of life and activity found in the exotic depths, The Living Sea takes viewers face to face with creatures such as humpback whales, golden jellyfish and giant clams, illuminating the deep's mysteries with stunning cinematography.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 370 (1.92:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Under the Sea
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Howard Hall
Duration: 41 min
Resolution:  
Actors 

Description:
Dive in and explore some of the most captivating and complex underwater ecosystems in the world -- including those found off the South Australia coast, the Indo-Pacific region and New Guinea -- with this visually stunning IMAX documentary. Helmed by Howard Hall, the arresting film brings viewers face to face with many of the planet's most fascinating creatures and examines the impact global climate change has had on the world's oceans.

Comments:
MKV Details:
1280x720 (1.78:1)
DVD / BRD Details:
WideScrn 1.85:1

 

 ---»   IMAX - Volcanoes of the Deep Sea
 
 
Year: 2003
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Stephen Low
Duration: 44min
Resolution:  
ActorsEd Harris

Description:
Narrated by Ed Harris, this scientific journey takes advantage of a cutting-edge lighting technology that allows viewers to travel 12,000 feet below the ocean's surface into an exciting and rarely explored area of hydrothermal volcanoes. This perpetually erupting rift known as the Azores reveals an ecosystem of almost alien sea creatures that thrive in pitch darkness, extreme pressure and boiling temperatures.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 360 (1.99:1)
DVD Details:
WideScrn 1.85:1

 

 ---»   In Debt We Trust
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Danny Schechter
Duration: 98 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsNina Adams, Amelia Martin

Description:
Filmmaker and former journalist Danny Schechter (WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception) investigates Americans' ongoing love affair with credit cards and the staggering level of personal debt it's created, paying special attention to the relationship between Congress and the credit card industry. In a modern society that's increasingly "financialized," consumer debt is so common that extending credit has become highly lucrative.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Stephen K. Bannon, Tim Watkins
Duration: 110 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsRonald Reagan

Description:
Actor and 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan is honored in this profile based on Peter Schweizer's book Reagan's War. The program chronicles Reagan's unwavering stance to end the Soviet domination and the Cold War, beginning with a look at the political events leading up to Reagan's presidential term. Also examined are Reagan's involvement in the invasion of Granada, and U.S. actions in El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: DTS 5.1 Surround

 

 ---»   In the Shadow of the Moon
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 100 Min
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Discover the history and glory behind the Apollo space program through interviews with the brave astronauts who lived through this landmark chapter in world history. Devoted to President John F. Kennedy's goal of sending a man to the moon, the NASA project pushed the envelope of what was humanly possible. Although successful, the program also experienced several failures, one of which resulted in the tragic deaths of three astronauts.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 5.1

 

 ---»   Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Robert Greenwald
Duration: 75 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsShereef Akeel, Hassan Al-Azzawi, Al Haj Ali, Scott Allen, Keith Ashdown, Mark Benjamin, Doug Brooks, Henry Bunting, George W. Bush, Ben Carter, Joshua Casteel, Pratap Chatterjee, Dick Cheney, Bud Conyers, Charlie Cray, Aidan Delgado, Marie de Young, Christopher Dodd, Jim Donahue, Byron Dorgan, Kelly Dougherty, Chris Farrell, Alan Grayson, Bunnatine Greenhouse, Scott Helvenston, Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Hollie Hulett, Duncan Hunter, Peter Jennings, April Johnson, Kim Johnson, Janis Karpinski, Anthony Lagouranis, Patrick Leahy, Chris Lehane, Charles Lewis, James Logsdon, David Mann, Marwan Mawiri, Geoffrey Millard, Bill Peterson, Ralph Peters, Shane Ratliff, Massie Ritsch, Edward Sanchez, Rick Santorum, Stewart Scott, John Warner, Henry Waxman, Donna Zovko, Jozo Zovko, Tommy Zovko

Description:
Private contractors are getting rich while everybody else is suffering: This is the point director Robert Greenwald makes -- passionately -- in this 2006 documentary. Using whistleblower testimony, firsthand accounts, financial records and classified documents, Greenwald levels charges of greed, corruption and incompetence against private contractors and shows the subsequent devastating effect on Americans and Iraqis.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Iraq in Fragments
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: James Longley
Duration: 94 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMohammed Haithem, Suleiman Mahmoud

Description:
Play Preview Honored with an Oscar nod, director James Longley's striking portrait of a nation divided presents a collage of images and commentary by ordinary Iraqi citizens coping with the effects of war, political unrest, religious feuds and an unclear future. The film moves beyond the abstract, powerfully capturing the indelible humanity of those living in a battle-scarred country that finds itself defined by conflict.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles:
English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese
Language and Sound:
Arabic: Dolby Digital 5.1
Kurdish: Dolby Digital 5.1

 

 ---»   Islam: What the West Needs to Know
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Bryan Daly G Davisvis
Duration: 98 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsRobert Spencer, Walid Shoebat, Abdullah Al-Araby, Serge Trifkovic, Bat Ye'or

Description:
Claiming that Islam is inherently violent and seeks to destroy all other faiths, cultures and systems of government, this provocative film presents Islamic writings to prove that fanaticism is not limited to just a few misguided souls. In interviews, noted experts on Islam refute mainstream media, diplomats and officials who have described Islam as a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name represent a radical fringe.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   King Corn - You Are What You Eat
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Aaron Woolf
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsEarl L. Butz, Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis

Description:
In Aaron Woolf's thought-provoking documentary, friends Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis move back to America's Corn Belt to plant an acre of the nation's most-grown and most-subsidized grain in an attempt to follow their crop into the U.S. food supply. What they discover about genetically modified seeds, powerful herbicides and the realities of modern farming calls into question government subsidies, our fast-food lifestyle and the quality of our food.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Lessons of Darkness
 
 
Year: 1992
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Werner Herzog
Duration: 50 min
Resolution:  
ActorsWerner Herzog

Description:
Acclaimed director Werner Herzog went to Kuwait in 1992 to document the aftermath of the first Gulf War, focusing on the devastating oil fires set by retreating Iraqi soldiers that transformed the country's beautiful landscape. Herzog, who also made the films Aguirre, The Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, crafts a moving and mostly silent presentation accompanied by classical music and moments with Kuwaitis lamenting the devastation of the war.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 480 (1.49:1)
DVD Details:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

 

 ---»   Life and Debt
 
 
Year: 2001
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Stephanie Black
Duration: 86 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsBelinda Becker, Buju Banton, Horst Kohler, Michael Manley, Stanley Fischer, Michael Witter, David Coore, Bill Clinton, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Yami Bolo, Kathy Owen, Jerry J. Rawlings

Description:
This searing documentary examines how the policies of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other aid organizations have changed the Jamaican economy over the past quarter of a century, leaving the local people to struggle in poverty and work in sweatshops. Author Jamaica Kincaid narrates with Belinda Becker to a reggae soundtrack that includes songs by Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Mutubaruka and Peter Tosh.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 99 Min
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Filmmaker Dylan Avery takes a sobering walk through the most infamous events in history, from Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s to the tragedy of September 11, 2001, in this provocative documentary. Could such disasters have been prevented? Informed by new 9/11 footage, interviews with experts and explosive new evidence, Avery argues that we haven't heard the full truth behind the terrorist attacks and urges citizens to demand accountability from our government.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: James D. Scurlock
Duration: 87 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsBeth Naef, Mike Hudson, Louis C.K., Catherine Brown, John Brown, Robin Leach, Luke McCabe, Dave Ramsey, Chris Barrett, Elizabeth Warren, Brandie Broersma, Will Broersma, Bud Hibbs, Janne O'Donnell, Mark Mumma

Description:
Investigating both the personal and the national debt owed by Americans, this thought-provoking documentary explores the staggering financial burden we live with every day and exposes how the contemporary financial industry is set up in ways that can harm unwitting customers. With both sobering facts and black humor, Maxed Out unveils the consequences of our debt addiction, including its contribution to the vanishing of the American middle class

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.85:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Naqoyqatsi
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 89 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Completing the trilogy begun with Koyaanisqatsi ("life out of balance") and then Powaqqatsi ("life in transformation"), Naqoyqatsi chronicles the most significant occurrence of the last 5,000 years -- the transition from a natural environment to a "new" nature, a technological reality. The Hopi term naqoy means war, qatsi means life -- but this is not the war of the battlefield, it is the war of ordinary daily living.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 5.1

 

 ---»   NASA Unauthorized: Unrevealed Secrets of Space
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 71 min
Resolution:  
Actors 

Description:
Get an inside look at NASA with this journey into the history of space exploration. The program examines past, present and future projects and features previously unreleased footage of the Apollo Moon Mission, special footage of the Mars Mission, extraordinary telescopic photos of space, commentary on the Challenger and Columbia space shuttle disasters and future NASA projects, and a look at what lies ahead for the International Space Station.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 700x480 (1.45:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Guns, Germs and Steel
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Jared Diamond
Duration: 180 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Why is life on Earth inequitable? After journeying to the four corners of the world to answer to that query, Prof. Jared Diamond came up with a straightforward explanation: People's fortunes hinge on their geography and their contact with guns, germs and steel. Interlacing science, anthropology and historical reenactments, this insightful documentary based on Diamond's best-selling book brings to life his intriguing hypothesis.

Comments:
..the book is much better, More Data.. Facts, Figures, Maps etc..
and as it turns out Diamond is a Ham..
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Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.78:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - In the Womb
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Revolutionary ultrasound imaging techniques allow this two-hour National Geographic documentary to enter the wondrous world of a human fetus -- inside the womb. You'll follow the incredible journey of a growing embryo from its inception as a single-celled organism to the beginning of brain activity to the first heartbeat. Soon the baby's senses start developing, leading to a grand finale that's a real eye opener.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - In the Womb; Animals
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
Actors 

Description:
Take an amazing journey inside the womb with this incredible National Geographic production. Using the most advanced special effects available, this program tracks the development of elephants, dolphins and dogs from conception to birth and explains how a cluster of cells becomes a living, breathing animal. Ultrasound imagery and computer graphics are combined to create video clips of a remarkable and rarely seen process.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Inside 9-11: Commemorative Edition
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 200 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
National Geographic's powerful, comprehensive documentary examines one of the darkest days in American history. Film footage, phone recordings, FAA "chatter" and interviews tell the story of the horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001. The program explores the rise of Islamic fundamentalism; the history of al-Qaida; the events leading up to September 11; and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, including the investigation of the government response.

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Inside American Power: Air Force One
 
 
Year: 2001
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Peter Schnall
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsGeorge Bush Sr., George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Jack Valenti

Description:
Reigning as the only superpower in a post-Cold War world, the United States has managed to run its government with a veiled secrecy that extends even to the press briefings and State of the Union addresses. This feature from National Geographic will take you deep inside the president's personal airplane, Air Force One.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Inside American Power: The Pentagon
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Nancy LeBrun
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsDonald Rumsfeld, Richard B. Meyers

Description:
The Pentagon is the military nerve center of the United States, reaching out to far-flung battlefields with information, technology and a culture that permeates more of America and the world than many realize. This film depicts the Pentagon's 58-year history, taking viewers into the restricted inner workings of the Pentagon, and includes coverage of the response following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Inside American Power: The White House
 
 
Year: 1996
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: John B. Bredar
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMorgan Freeman

Description:
Reigning as the only superpower in a post-Cold War world, the United States has managed to run its government with a veiled secrecy that extends even to the press briefings and State of the Union addresses. This feature from National Geographic will take you on an in-depth tour of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue -- The White House.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Inside Hurricane Katrina
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
After tearing a path through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, Hurricane Katrina was declared the most destructive and costliest natural disaster in United States history. Using government audiotapes, personal interviews and round-the-clock news coverage, this in-depth National Geographic special seeks to answer a long list of questions -- among them, why were emergency personnel so woefully unprepared? And could it occur again?

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Widescreen 1.78:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Inside the Living Body
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Martin Williams
Duration: 100 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsHoward Ward, Ellie-Jo Brooks, Malcolm Davey, Robyn Evans, Sharon Fifer, Rich Lewis, Oliver Marsh, Olivia Murrell, Pam Phillips, Lydia Summons, Vicky Vautier

Description:
Take a fascinating journey inside the bizarre world of a living human being with this compelling documentary from National Geographic, where microscopic cameras and other state-of-the-art technologies reveal perspectives that will blow your mind. Tracking the body of a female from infancy to old age, viewers will observe the digestion of a meal, the development of the cardiac system and other mesmerizing aspects of the body's inner workings.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Inside the U.S. Secret Service
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 92 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
With unparalleled access to one of the world's most protective and enigmatic government organizations, National Geographic takes you to a place few outsiders have been: inside the United States Secret Service. In the inner sanctum, you'll witness what it takes to protect the president of the United States from all enemies -- foreign and domestic. It's a huge job that blends technological sophistication with just plain street smarts.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - Journey to the Edge of the Universe
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 90 Min
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
This National Geographic program takes you on an epic, uninterrupted voyage through the cosmos, beginning on Earth and traveling outward through the solar system and the Milky Way, past distant galaxies and to the very limits of the universe. Images from the Hubble telescope and innovative computer graphics make possible the single, long traveling shot that comprises this journey, and unobtrusive narration explains the sights along the way.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - The Incredible Human Machine
 
 
Year: 1975
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Irwin Rosten, Ed Spiegel
Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsE.G. Marshall

Description:
Take a fantastic voyage through the human body and explore the fascinating inner workings of the organs and physiological functions with this awe-inspiring documentary from National Geographic. Through the use of tiny cameras, X-rays, microscopes and groundbreaking CGI technology, this amazing journey offers a glimpse into the "human machine" like no other. One particularly vivid segment captures rocker Steven Tyler's vocal cords in action.

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Widescreen 1.85:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   National Geographic - World's Most Dangerous Drug
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 82 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Cheap, powerful and highly addictive, methamphetamine -- or meth -- has been called the world's most destructive drug. National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling shows why in this documentary charting meth's impact across America -- and the world. From rural communities and sleepy suburbs to major metropolitan areas, Ling travels the globe, talking to those who've been affected by the potent pharmaceutical and examining its devastating power.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Nazi Medicine / The Cross and the Star: Double Feature
 
 
Year: 1997
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: John Michalczyk
Duration: 54min / 52min
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Description:
Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime and the Third Reich's virulent anti-Semitism are coupled in this pairing of documentaries directed by John Michalczyk. Nazi Medicine looks at the bizarre, inhuman theories and practices carried out by Nazis like Dr. Mengele during the Holocaust, while The Cross and the Star examines the anti-Semitic teachings from various religions that helped pave the way for the Nazi party's hatred.

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 ---»   Nietzsche and the Nazis
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 165 min
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Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party drew upon the works of famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to justify their World War II atrocities and quest for power. In this documentary, professor Stephen Hicks explores Nietzsche's teachings and determines whether the Nazis correctly interpreted their meaning. History buffs and philosophy enthusiasts alike will appreciate the thorough examination Hicks conducts of this controversial topic.

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 ---»   No End in Sight - Iraq's Decent into Chaos
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Charles Ferguson
Duration: 102 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsCampbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki, Robert Hutchings, Paul Hughes, Marc Garlasco, George Tenet, James Bamford, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, Samantha Power, Feisal Istrabadi

Description:
This in-depth, Oscar-nominated documentary from filmmaker (and former Brookings Institution fellow) Charles Ferguson examines the decisions that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the handling of the subsequent occupation by President George W. Bush and his administration. Featuring exclusive interviews with central players and detailed analysis, the film pulls no punches as it chronicles the twists and turns America took on the path to war.

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Widescreen 1.78:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Noam Chomsky in Our Times: Power and Terror
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: John Junkerman
Duration: 71 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsNoam Chomsky

Description:
Play Preview This in-depth interview with Noam Chomsky, intercut with clips from his 2001-02 U.S. lecture tour, finds the outspoken intellectual blasting U.S. foreign policy decisions related to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Chomsky, a respected linguist who gained a wider reputation as a left-wing political analyst and best-selling writer, criticizes how the Bush administration and previous administrations have exercised U.S. power in the world arena.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Noam Chomsky: Imperial Grand Strategy
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 120 Min
Resolution: DVD
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In two lectures and a 45-minute interview, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky -- credited as the father of modern linguistics -- delivers an unabashed criticism of the Bush administration's record on terrorism, framing the president's invasion of Iraq as part of an "imperial grand strategy." Filmed in 2003, this collection of Chomsky's personal views also provides an effective overview of the global political climate.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital Mono

 

 ---»   Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause
 
 
Year: 2003
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 75 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
MIT professor and respected political analyst Noam Chomsky speaks his mind on sober issues including the U.S. war on terrorism, anti-American sentiment, media manipulation, the after-effects of 9/11, and social activism at high-profile gatherings. The film also features interviews with his wife, activists, fans and critics, and examines the truths and myths surrounding the anti-capitalist and longtime advocate of liberty and justice.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Wayne Kopping
Duration: 77 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsNonie Darwish, Alan M. Dershowitz, Steven Emerson, Brigitte Gabriel, Martin Gilbert, Caroline Glick, Alfons Heck, Glen Jenvey, John Loftus, Prof. Salim Mansur, Itamar Marcus, Prof Khaleel Mohammed, Daniel Pipes, Tashbih Sayyed, Walid Shoebat, Khaled Abu Toameh, Prof. Robert Wistrich

Description:
Featuring clips from Arab-world television and interviews with a range of personalities, including guerilla fighters and self-styled terrorists, this film chronicles the fanaticism arising in extremist wings of modern Islamic fundamentalist groups. In a documentary that is both provocative and unflinching, filmmakers Wayne Kopping and Raphael Shore explore topics such as "The Culture of Hatred," "Jihad in the West" and "Media of Terrorism."

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   One Day in September
 
 
Year: 1999
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Duration: 94 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMichael Douglas

Description:
In 1972, eight Palestinian terrorists interrupted the Munich Olympics by taking 11 Israeli athletes hostage. Besides footage taken at the time, we see interviews with surviving terrorist Jamal Al Gashey and various officials detailing how the German police, lacking an antiterrorist squad and turning down help from the Israelis, botched the rescue operation. Michael Douglas narrates this fascinating documentary.

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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

 

 ---»   Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts
Duration: 76 min
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ActorsAdam Anderson, Jason Anderson, Jonathan Barbee, Ronald Barbee, Roger Boyes, Lee Cleveland, Blake Cooley, Karl Wilhelm Freiherr Von Plettenberg, Kevin Garrett, Clint Glass, Berthold Goerdeler, Dr. Rainer Goerdeler, Brian Gurley, Gunther Habermann, Allan Hall, Jack Heidt, Prof. Dr. Peter Hoffman, Allen Kennemur, Ian Kershaw, Dr. Ekkerhard Klausa, Dr. James V. Koch, Dr. Christine Korenke, Ellen Moman, Roger Moorhouse, Casey Niederman, Johanna Rahtgens, Mitch Resler, Matthew Rose, Rudy Rosenburg Sr., Clemens Schaeffer, Jordan Schlief, Dr. Axel Smend, Brett Trimble, Don Trimble, Dr. Johannes Tuchel, Dr. Cajetan Von Aretin, Countess Sophie Von Bechtolsheim, Philip Baron Von Boeselager, Prof. Friedrich Wilhelm Von Hase, Alfred Von Hofacker, Prof. Klemens Von Klemperer, Countess Maria Von Stauffenberg, Countess Nina Von Stauffenberg, Ivo Von Trotha, Karin Von Trotha, Rudiger Von Voss, Peter Voss, Michael Wall

Description:
Produced in collaboration with the German resistance organization Forschungsgemeinschaft 20 Juli 1944, this fascinating documentary recounts the story behind the plot led by Claus von Stauffenberg to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944. Combining expert interviews, dramatizations and even home movies shot by Hitler's girlfriend, Eva Braun, the program offers a definitive account of the events surrounding this captivating chapter from World War II.

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 ---»   Our Brand Is Crisis
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Rachel Boynton
Duration: 85 min
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ActorsMauricio Balcazar, James Carville, Tad Devine, Stan Greenberg, Carlos Mesa, Carlos D. Mesa Gisbert, Carlos Morales, Evo Morales, Henry Oporto, Manuel Rocha, Jeremy Rosner, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, Robert Shrum, Tal Silberstein, Manfred Reyes Villa, Amy Webber

Description:
Following members of a political consulting firm to Bolivia, where they've been hired to help controversial candidate Gonzalo "Goni" Sanchez de Lozada reclaim the presidency, filmmaker Rachel Boynton reveals the manipulation and orchestration involved in big-time political campaigning. With only a few weeks before the election, consultants Jeremy Rosner, Stan Greenberg and James Carville work their magic, shaping Goni into the ideal candidate.

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 ---»   Our Daily Bread
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Duration: 92 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Bypassing the human factor, Nikolaus Geyrhalter's provocative documentary offers an intensely clinical look at the machinery of industrial food production. Geyrhalter focuses his lens on high-tech aspects of agriculture, using a rich mix of film techniques to capture machines in action. Humans, animals and crops appear incidentally, with droning conveyor belts, automated crop dusters and other machinery in starring roles.

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Widescreen 1.85:1

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Silent: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   Out of Balance
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Karl Bardosh
Duration: 65 min
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ActorsLuís Fernando Petzhold, Jessica Barth, Dita de Leon, Jay Maxwell, Noreen Maloney, Benn Perry, James Cichiewiez, Hélio Costa, Raquel Da Costa, Sarah Steinfeld, Rusty Allison, Chris Vaida, Callie Glow, Andre Luis Oliveira, Colleen R. Rydland, Paul Viola, Mara de Almeida, Helinho da Costa, Leandro Develly, Cynthia B. Santos, Jair de Almedia, Barry Sexton, Dale Johnson, Janelle Johnson, Patrice Destin, Maynard Pittendreigh, Jozsef Lowy, Richard A. Koby, Roberto Piccoli

Description:
Documentarian Tom Jackson turns his lens on some inconvenient truths about energy titan Exxon Mobil and its effect on climate change. Spotlighting the company's efforts to fund skewed media campaigns and support global-warming skeptics, Jackson builds his case in interviews with leading writers and scientists in the field of climatology. The film also explains the science behind global warming, as well as offering up some solutions to the crisis.

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 ---»   OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Robert Greenwald
Duration: 114 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsJeff Cohen, Bob McChesney, Chellie Pingree, Jeff Chester, David Brock, George W. Bush

Description:
Finally, a no-holds-barred documentary on Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, which has been criticized in some quarters as running a "race to the bottom" in television news. Offering an in-depth look at the dangers of burgeoning corporations that take control of the public's right to know, the film explores Murdoch's ever-expanding media empire and its impact on society. Media experts such as Jeff Cohen and Bob McChesney are interviewed.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - 400 Years of the Telescope
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Kris Koenig
Duration: 56 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Looking back on the telescope's long history, this thought-provoking documentary weighs in on the instrument's influence on the study of astronomy and the ways in which the apparatus has evolved over the past four centuries. Included are interviews with astronomers and other experts at Harvard University, the Anglo-Australian Observatory, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and the European Southern Observatory.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - American Experience: Alexander Hamilton
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Brian F. O'Byrne, Karl Walling
Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsBrian F. O'Byrne, Karl Walling

Description:
Tony Award-winning actor Brian F. O'Byrne portrays Alexander Hamilton -- America's first treasury secretary and the second most influential person in young America after George Washington -- in this insightful documentary that explores Hamilton's life and untimely death in unprecedented detail. Hamilton founded the Coast Guard, saved the new republic from bankruptcy, founded what would become Wall Street and helped develop the Constitution.

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Screen Formats:
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - American Experience: Civilian Conservation Corps
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Robert Stone
Duration: 52 min
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ActorsHarley Jolley, Vincente Ximenes, Clifford Hammond, Houston Pritchett, Jonathan Alter, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Description:
This edition of PBS' "American Experience" series celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of the most successful and ambitious projects advanced by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. The program gives us an intimate view of the enduring accomplishments made by the CCC -- a group of 3 million men put to work in the nation's forests and parks, planting trees and maintaining roads and trails.

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 ---»   PBS - American Experience: Nixon
 
 
Year: 1990
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 170 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
This video biography traces the life and career of one of America's most colorful and ambitious presidents, from his rise to power on an anti-communist platform, to his groundbreaking overtures to China, to his final disgrace over Watergate. Archival footage of key speeches and penetrating interviews with the movers and shakers of the time combine to help unravel the legacy and enigma of Richard Milhous Nixon.

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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - American Experience: The Bombing of Germany
 
 
Year: 2010
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Zvi Dor-ner
Duration: 51 min
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The little-discussed aerial bombing campaign carried out by the Allies against Germany during World War II is the focus of this gripping entry in PBS's award-winning "American Experience" series. Is it ever ethical to bomb civilian targets? Or was it a greater moral imperative for the Allies to win the war? Historians, ethicists and military personnel discuss these questions and more as the debate about the nature of warfare continues.

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DVD Not Availible to Date

 

 ---»   PBS - American Experience: The Living Weapon
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 61 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Shortly after the United States entered World War II, Franklin Roosevelt launched a secret biological weapons program. As Hitler's threat of such weapons increased, a U.S. response became crucial to keeping pace with the changing face of warfare. Explore the history, development and ultimate fate of this little-known chapter in American history.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - American Experience: The Rockefellers
 
 
Year: 2000
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Adriana Bosch
Duration: 210 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsDavid Ogden Stiers

Description:
The name is synonymous with immense wealth. But with prosperity came a tarnished legacy. This edition of PBS's Emmy Award-winning documentary series chronicles four generations of Rockefellers. From the unethical business practices that built their huge oil empire to the struggle to reconcile the controversial profits with an unwavering philanthropic commitment, it's a fascinating look at one of America's most influential families.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - Art & Copy
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 88 min
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ActorsLee Clow, Cliff Freeman, Jeff Goodby, David Kennedy, George Lois, Charlie Moss, Hal Riney, Phyllis K. Robinson, Ed Rollins, Rich Silverstein, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden

Description:
Explore the fascinating and sometimes mysterious world of advertising with this compelling documentary from filmmaker Doug Pray that features a host of interviews with some of the biggest names in the business. Meet the talented minds who created taglines forever embedded in the American psyche, including "Just Do It," "Where's the Beef?" and "Got Milk?" Hal Riney, Ed Rollins and many others share their insights.

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 ---»   PBS - Benjamin Franklin
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer
Duration: 210 min
Resolution: DVD
ActorsRichard Easton, Dylan Baker, Colm Feore, Gerry Bamman, Matthew Bentley, Michael Bentley, Carol Berkin, Blair Brown, Kathleen Chalfant, Anthony Cochrane, John Curless, Peter Donaldson, Jennifer Dundas, Peter Gerety, Daniel Gerroll, Ronald Guttman, Anthony Heald, John Christopher Jones, Simon Jones, Eddie Korbich, Roberta Maxwell, Jefferson Mays, Edmund Morgan, Martin Rayner, Sebastian Roche, Natacha Roi, Andrew Seear, Josef Sommer, Jim True-Frost, Michael Zuckerman

Description:
This compelling PBS miniseries follows Benjamin Franklin's impressive career, from scientist and revolutionary to founding father and American diplomat. Drawing on Franklin's own writings and those of his contemporaries, the narrative is set against a backdrop of breathtaking events in which Franklin played a central role: the age of Scientific Discovery, the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary war and the Constitutional Convention.

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Widescreen 1.85:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Closed Captioned

 

 ---»   PBS - Blue Gold: World Water Wars
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Narrated by Malcolm McDowell, this award-winning documentary from director Sam Bozzo posits that we're moving closer to a world in which water -- a seemingly plentiful natural resource -- could actually incite war. As water becomes an increasingly precious commodity, corrupt governments, corporations and even private investors are scrambling to control it … which leaves everyday citizens fighting for a substance they need to survive.

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - Building the Alaska Highway
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 54 min
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How did the United States' 49th state become habitable? This insightful documentary explores Alaska's late 19th- and early 20th-century highways, railroads, bridges and trestles and the people behind them. Other topics include the region's gold and silver mines and the 1896 Klondike Gold Rush, the vast impact of North America's biggest earthquake in 1964 and Japan's World War II invasion. Former governor Sarah Palin is interviewed.

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 ---»   PBS - China from the Inside
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 240 Minutes
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Get an unprecedented look inside the history, contemporary life and political realities of China with this fascinating PBS documentary. As China's global power grows, much of its culture remains veiled from the rest of the world -- and conflicts between economic policies and the Communist agenda have grown. The four episodes include "Power and the People," "Women of the Country," "Shifting Nature" and "Freedom and Justice."

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Full Screen 1.33:1

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English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - Cosmos: The Complete Collection
 
 
Year: 1980
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 782 Minutes (13 Episodes)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsCarl Sagan

Description:
Renowned astronomer and author Dr. Carl Sagan explores the mysteries of the universe in this award-winning series. From the big-bang theory to early civilizations and purported UFO abductions, Sagan takes viewers on an educational and entertaining intergalactic journey. With a focus on mankind's place in the grand scheme, Sagan presents fascinating and controversial insight into astronomy, biology, religion, evolution and more.

- Episode #01 - The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean (60 Minutes)
Acclaimed astronomer, author and series host Carl Sagan ponders Earth's age and size in comparison to the universe. With the help of special effects, he explores deep space and later returns to terra firma to visit the ancient Library of Alexandria.
- Episode #02 - One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue (60 Minutes)
Through the theory of evolution, Carl Sagan explores the origins of life on Earth, from proteins in a prehistoric puddle of goo to 20th-century humans. Later, he contemplates the concept of intelligent design.
- Episode #03 - The Harmony of the Worlds (58 Minutes)
Carl Sagan pays tribute to great scientists light years ahead of their time such as Isaac Newton, Copernicus and Galileo. Sagan also looks at the life of modern astronomer Johannes Kepler, the world's first science-fiction novelist.
- Episode #04 - Heaven and Hell (61 Minutes)
Carl Sagan speculates about the universe's age. As a consultant on Voyager's interplanetary exploration, Sagan likens the vessel's missions and priceless discoveries to those of early Dutch adventurers who boldly sailed into parts unknown.
- Episode #05 - Blues for a Red Planet (61 Minutes)
Mars has fascinated humans ever since H.G. Wells' sci-fi masterpiece The War of the Worlds was published in 1898. Host Carl Sagan treats viewers to photographs of Mars and imagines how we may someday colonize the red planet.
- Episode #06 - Travellers' Tales (61 Minutes)
In 1632, Galileo's scientific theories condemned him as a heretic. Centuries later, Carl Sagan points out Galileo's major influence on modern science. Sagan also covers Voyager II and explains how the vessel transmitted images back to Earth.
- Episode #07 - The Backbone of Night (58 Minutes)
Carl Sagan explores history's repression of science and how it once thrived in ancient Samos. Later, he "kicks it old school" when he returns to his public elementary school in Brooklyn, N.Y., and teaches kids about the universe.
- Episode #08 - Travels in Space and Time (61 Minutes)
Join host Carl Sagan for a look at how the spacecrafts of tomorrow may master light speed. Then, he ponders the prospects of time travel and the effects it could have on humanity's past, present and future.
- Episode #09 - The Lives of the Stars (59 Minutes)
Carl Sagan crams a star's multibillion-year lifespan into a single episode and proves there's literally a star inside all of us. With the aid of special effects, a star's birth, fiery evolution and destructive death are illustrated.
- Episode #10 - The Edge of Forever (63 Minutes)
Looking to Hindu cosmology for enlightenment regarding the big bang theory, Carl Sagan travels to India. Later, he enters a computer-generated black hole and materializes at New Mexico's Very Large Array, where he hears the sounds of outer space.
- Episode #11 - The Persistence of Memory (58 Minutes)
Carl Sagan takes viewers on his most bizarre journey yet as he goes inside the human brain. You'll tag along with a thought on its trip through our miraculous grey matter and see how careless human behavior affects other intelligent creatures.
- Episode #12 - Encyclopedia Galactica (60 Minutes)
If the truth about extraterrestrials is out there, Carl Sagan is determined to find it. He considers true believers' ostensible evidence of alien life and looks at how communication with beings from another planet could occur.
- Episode #13 - Who Speaks for Earth? - 62 Minutes
In the documentary series' finale, Carl Sagan reflects upon civilization's greatest blunders and ponders how to avert human threats of planetary Armageddon and enjoy a prosperous, peaceful future across the cosmos.

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 ---»   PBS - e2: Design: Season 1
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 180 Minutes
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Brad Pitt narrates this PBS series on the economies of going green in our building designs. In episodes on eco-friendly skyscrapers, design as salve in regions experiencing humanitarian crises, Chicago's drive to go green, the transformation of Boston's Big Dig, Steven Holl's Beijing project and the changing face of architecture and environmentalism, viewers learn about the leaders and technologies driving sustainable design.

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 ---»   PBS - e2: Design: Season 2
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 180 Minutes
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The second season of this fascinating PBS documentary series continues to focus on sustainable architecture, featuring designers who are actively working to blend green design with visual flair. Episodes examine a school in the Himalayas designed with cutting-edge environmental techniques; sustainable urban planning in Bogota, Colombia; Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne's design of the San Francisco Federal Building and more.

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 ---»   PBS - e2: Design: Season 3
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 180 Minutes
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Description:
Discover how environmental needs engender design innovation in the third season of this PBS series. Each episode profiles a site in which architects and civil engineers have created groundbreaking sustainable spaces. Subjects include a park carved into central Cairo, Egypt, the challenges of post-Katrina New Orleans, the rehabilitation of downtown Melbourne, Australia, and the fusion of form and function in a San Francisco museum.

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 ---»   PBS - e2: Energy
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 180 Minutes
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Oscar winner Morgan Freeman narrates this thought-provoking examination of an environmentally friendly future through the lens of policy, technology and innovation. Segments cover California's accomplishments in emission control; inefficiencies in transportation; ethanol in Brazil and its future in the United States; solar energy used to fight poverty in Bangladesh; wind power in Minnesota; and the future of coal and nuclear power.

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 ---»   PBS - e2: Transport
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 180 Minutes
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With gas prices drifting ever higher -- and global economies faltering as a result -- this PBS series provides a well-timed examination of sustainable transportation. In the episodes presented here, viewers learn about a Paris mayor's initiative to get residents to relinquish cars for bikes and public transportation; the restoration of the Cheonggyecheo Stream area of Seoul, Korea, in an effort to reduce traffic; and more.

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 ---»   PBS - Empires: Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
 
 
Year: 2000
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 165 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsLiam Neeson

Description:
Tackling a subject no less daunting than the beginning of Western civilization, this PBS-produced TV documentary examines ancient Greece from 500 B.C. through the destruction of the empire. Through dramatic reenactments, interviews with prominent scholars and footage of architecture and artifacts, this Liam Neeson-narrated program brings the ancients back to life, providing insight into how Greek philosophy has transformed modern civilization.

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 ---»   PBS - Empires: Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Margaret Koval
Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsSalome Jens

Description:
This SBS-TV production examines the life of Peter and Paul and how they weathered persecution as they led the rise of Christianity, born thousands of years ago when Jesus preached his good word and was nailed to the cross for it. His believers kept his teachings alive in spite of the oppressive Roman Empire, which worked to kill the commitment of the faithful. Instead, the Empire failed and Christianity lives on.

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 ---»   PBS - Empires: Queen Victoria's Empire
 
 
Year: 2001
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 140 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsDonald Sutherland

Description:
Donald Sutherland narrates this intriguing series on the life of Britain's Queen Victoria and her 64-year reign that saw the nation become an industrial superpower and expand its influence across the globe. Through personal accounts and dramatic reenactments, the four episodes create a vivid portrait of the queen, the times and the people who were influential in shaping British imperialism, including Victoria's husband, Prince Albert.

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 ---»   PBS - Empires: The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance
 
 
Year: 2003
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Justin Hardy
Duration: 220 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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This installment of PBS's educational "Empires" series focuses on the Medici, one of European history's most influential merchant families and patrons to some of the greatest artists in the Italian Renaissance -- including Leonard da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. Movers and shakers from the 14th century onward, the Medici used any means necessary, whether it be money or merciless tactics, to leave a lasting impression on art and science.

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 ---»   PBS - Empires: The Roman Empire in the First Century
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Margaret Koval Lyn Goldf, Lyn Goldfarbarb
Duration: 219 Minutes
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This PBS-produced documentary sweeps through history as the Roman Empire reigns in the 1st century. But for the Romans, being in control meant dealing with a spate of social problems: coups, power struggles and crimes. Out of the ashes of disorder, however, rose a Phoenix-like empire even stronger than its original version -- thanks to the work of thinkers, fighters, noblemen and peasants.

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 ---»   PBS - Frank Lloyd Wright
 
 
Year: 1998
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Ken Burns
Duration: 160 min
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Often touted as the most influential and important American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright is the subject of this acclaimed documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns (Baseball, The Civil War). Rare footage and illuminating interviews, along with an in-depth look at Wright's body of work from his 92 years, come together to bring his unforgettable -- and frequently turbulent -- story to life.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: A Death in Tehran
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 41 min
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PBS's influential documentary series "Frontline" tackles a heartrending subject in this exploration of the death of Neda Agha Soltan, an Iranian woman killed while watching a protest of the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential election. Soltan's death was filmed on a camera phone and uploaded to the Internet, documenting the extent of the political turmoil in Iran and how new methods of communication are changing the way news is reported.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Bad Voodoo's War
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 Minutes
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For many civilians, military conflict is an abstract concept; this powerful documentary brings the personal drama of the Iraq war right into viewers' homes. At the height of America's military presence in Iraq in June 2007, director Deborah Scranton gave cameras to Bad Voodoo Platoon, a National Guard infantry unit, so they could tell their own stories, conveying intimate first-person accounts of the progress of their dangerous mission.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Black Money
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsLowell Bergman, David Leigh, Louis Freesh, Mark Mendelsohn, Timothy Bell

Description:
Slush funds, front companies and secret payments are just a few of the illegal tactics multinational companies are using to fatten their wallets -- and increasingly, investigators are on to them, as this special edition of "Frontline" illustrates. Investigative journalist Lowell Bergman shows how the U.S. Justice Department is working with allies around the world to crack down on the billion-dollar business that international bribery has become.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Breaking the Bank
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 min
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ActorsWill Lyman, Jim Gilmore, Michele Davis, Jeb Hensarling, Simon Johnson, Ken Lewis, John Thain, Elizabeth Warren

Description:
With an eye on the financial crisis that sent Wall Street reeling in the midst of the 2008 presidential election, this penetrating edition of "Frontline" investigates what went wrong, who's to blame and how long it will take to repair the damage. Specifically, the program looks at the role of so-called "superbanks" and other players in the housing market's soaring fortunes -- and its ultimately devastating decline.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Bush's War
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Michael Kirk
Duration: 270 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
This definitive documentary, produced to mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, analyzes in detail controversial topics surrounding the war, including Sept. 11, al-Qaida, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, weapons of mass destruction and Fallujah. For years, the Peabody Award-winning series "Frontline" has brought viewers the real story of Afghanistan, Iraq and the dramatic political intricacies at the highest levels of the U.S. military.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero
 
 
Year: 2002
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Helen Whitney
Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsJay Charan

Description:
Faith was shaken on September 11, 2001, but exactly how did that day's tragic events affect the religious beliefs of Americans? This program explores that issue, through interviews with attack witnesses, survivors, friends and family of victims, and a cross-section of religious leaders. Agnostics, atheists, priests, rabbis and Islamic scholars share how the events of September 11 affected their spiritual and religious belief systems.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Ghosts of Rwanda
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 120 Minutes
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A decade after the genocide in which Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Rwandans, PBS's Frontline takes a hard look at how such an atrocity occurred. The program examines the social, political and diplomatic conditions at the time of the genocide, provides firsthand accounts of the situation through interviews with officials, relief workers, U.N. peacekeepers, diplomats and survivors, and explores whether a similar situation could occur again.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Heat
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 116 min
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"Frontline" producer Martin Smith investigates the environmental impact of big business. For years, corporations fought against compliance. That all changed when investors, advocacy groups and governments pressured companies into responsibility. But going green isn't necessarily the norm in developing countries, as Smith reveals in his journey around the world to learn how businesses everywhere are dealing with the issue.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Inside the MeltDown
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Michael Kirk
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsJim Gilmore, Peter Haydu, Will Lyman, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke

Description:
Shining a light on the economic meltdown that changed the mood of the 2008 presidential election, this edition of "Frontline" offers an inside look at what caused the crisis and who -- if anyone -- could have stopped it. Segments focus on the failures of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and AIG; the U.S. government bailout costing taxpayers $700 billion; and the roles of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve in repairing the damage.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Karl Rove - The Architect
 
 
Year: 2005
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Michael Kirk
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsKarl Rove, Ken Mehlman, Mark McKinnon, Matthew Dowd, David Broder

Description:
The acclaimed PBS show "Frontline" takes on Karl Rove, so to speak, in this insightful profile of the man dubbed the architect of President George W. Bush's return to the White House. As chief adviser and strategist, Rove has been a controversial figure in Washington. Get to know the very private politico largely believed to be one of the most powerful men of the Republican party, and see how he made his way to the top of the political chain.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: News War
 
 
Year: 2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director:  
Duration: 270 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsWilliam Safire, Pat Buchanan, Eric Schmidt

Description:
The PBS public affairs program turns its famously critical eye on its own world: modern American journalism. Tracing the evolution of the U.S. press from the Nixon era to the Iraq War, "Frontline" interviews key figures in print and electronic media. With interviewees including columnist William Safire, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the program examines the myriad factors that shape the news.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Obama's War
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 min
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Compelling interviews with commanders on the ground, reports from embedded journalists and analysis from home combine to provide a thoughtful examination of the war in Afghanistan in this installment of PBS's "Frontline" series. As the war continues under the Obama Administration, producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria look at the U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan and consider the costs of the continuing conflict.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Poisoned Waters
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsHedrick Smith, Vicki Blazer, Robert Lawrence, Chris Gregoire, Mike Racine, William Ruckelshaus

Description:
Turning a critical eye toward the growing problem of water pollution, this sobering installment of "Frontline" examines the conditions that lead to water contamination and the danger it poses to human health. The program exposes the worsening conditions of Puget Sound on the West Coast and Chesapeake Bay on the East Coast, pointing to the threat of continued runoff from development, agriculture and industry.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Sick Around America
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Director: Jon Palfreman
Duration: 55 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Few Americans in the early years of the 21st century would argue that the country's healthcare system is healthy; however, fewer still would be likely to agree about how to fix it. This "Frontline" special attempts to find some answers. Traveling around the country, going inside insurance companies and taking a hard look at one state's failed efforts at healthcare reform, the program tackles one of the toughest issues of modern times.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Sick Around the World
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Jon Palfreman
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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With the U.S. health care system needing urgent care, "Frontline" looks to other leading capitalist democracies to see how their health care systems operate and whether those systems might be a model for much-needed reform at home. But are Americans willing to accept taxation or socialized medicine? Will U.S. insurance providers undermine change? Correspondent T.R. Reid examines systems in the U.K., Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: Ten Trillion and Counting
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 55 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsForrest Sawyer, Newt Gingrich, David Wessel, David Rodgers, Allan Hubbard, Paul O

Description:
What do you do when you're hundreds of billions of dollars in debt and still counting? That's what "Frontline" seeks to find out in this episode that explores the impact of the growing national deficit on President Obama's plans for this country. Enlisting commentary from financial experts and government finance insiders, the program explains why our national debt has soared and offers solutions for reducing it.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Al Qaeda Files
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 420 Minutes (2 Disks)
Resolution: DVD
ActorsWill Lyman, Jessica Savitch, Judy Woodruff

Description:
Made over a span of five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, this collection of reports from the "Frontline" series investigates the inner workings of al-Qaida and the group's link to America's war on terror. The two-disc set examines the rise of Osama Bin Laden, U.S. intelligence failures, the history of Muslim fundamentalism, the story of ill-fated FBI agent John O'Neill, the arrest of a sleeper cell, al-Qaida's activities in Europe and more.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Card Game
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Lowell Bergman, Oriana Zill de Granados
Duration: 54 min
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PBS's award-winning investigative series "Frontline" examines how the banking and credit industries are reacting to new regulations guiding how Americans obtain the credit that so frequently turns out to be a curse rather than a blessing. How can credit card companies position themselves to continue making massive profits while encouraging fiscal responsibility and a stable U.S. economy? Politicians, lobbyists and consumer advocates respond.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Choice 2008
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsJohn McCain, Barack Obama

Description:
Originally aired in Oct. 2008 -- during the final sprint of the longest presidential race in history -- this anniversary edition of "Frontline" gives an even-handed look at the two men at the center of the battle: John McCain and Barack Obama. Examining these iconic figures' political and personal histories, the program includes interviews with advisors, friends and associates of the candidates as well analysis from political commentators.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Dark Side
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Michael Kirk
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsWill Lyman

Description:
This gripping "Frontline" report dissects Vice President Dick Cheney's actions as chief architect of the war on terror, and his battles with CIA director George Tenet over control of America's intelligence community. Interviews with more than 40 key participants shed light on the political infighting, from the moments after Sept. 11 to the administration's feverish run-up to the Iraq War and the indictment of Cheney adviser Lewis "Scooter" Libby.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsHugo Chavez, Will Lyman, Frank Rodriguez

Description:
With Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's weekly show "Alo Presidente" as a backdrop, "Frontline" producer Ofra Bikel examines the controversial politician's life and chronicles his rise to power. Interviews with Chavez's associates, former public officials and average citizens offer insights into his personality, policies and shrewd use of the media. But these telling accounts also expose fissures in his anticapitalist agenda.

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English

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Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Madoff Affair
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Martin Smith
Duration: 56 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsMichael Bienes, Harvey L. Pitt, Diana Henriques

Description:
Sentenced to 150 years in federal prison, Bernie Madoff perpetrated the largest financial fraud in history. PBS "Frontline" correspondent Martin Smith takes you inside the web of deception that snagged investors for $65 billion. Following a timeline dating back to the late 1960s, Smith talks with ex-CPA Michael Bienes, former SEC Chairman Harvey L. Pitt, New York Times reporter Diana Henriques and others to outline Madoff's global Ponzi scheme.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Medicated Child
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 Minutes
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This fascinating program from PBS's "Frontline" series explores the realities and controversies surrounding the increasingly frequent prescription of behavior-modifying medication for children as young as 2 years old. Numerous experts, including psychiatrists, government regulators and scientific researchers, discuss both the dangers and the benefits of the various drugs being used to treat children with behavioral problems and mental illnesses.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Merchants of Cool
 
 
Year: 2001
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Barak Goodman
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsDouglas Rushkoff

Description:
The award-winning "Frontline" television show trains its investigative lens on marketing moguls who conduct endless surveys and focus groups sampling the tastes, attitudes and aspirations of American teens to determine exactly what they want. As Hollywood and Madison Avenue craft tailored versions of teenage life in movies, TV, music and advertising, just how far will they go to reach the hearts -- and wallets -- of American youth?

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Meth Epidemic
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Carl Byker
Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
ActorsWill Lyman

Description:
"Frontline" and The Oregonian team up to investigate the big business behind crystal meth, and the destructive wake the drug has left on individuals, families and communities across America. The incisive report traces the epidemic's roots as a fad among West Coast motorcycle gangs, its national growth, lawmakers' responses and the struggles to regulate meth's essential ingredient, which is sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Persuaders
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Barak Goodman
Duration: 90 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
PBS's long-running television series "Frontline" examines the inner workings of advertising and public relations and the men and women -- dubbed "persuaders" -- whose job it is to influence the buying habits of today's consumers. See how they research the preferences of shoppers, pique their interest, entice them to part with their hard-earned money, and get their own messages across in an increasingly complicated and tech-savvy world.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Storm
 
 
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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"Frontline" producer-correspondent Martin Smith chronicles the Hurricane Katrina disaster in this hour-long special, examining the government's failure to protect thousands of Americans before and after the storm. Drawing on footage of the devastation and suffering that left more than 900 people dead, the documentary highlights the inadequate federal response and the catastrophic relief efforts aimed at the people of New Orleans.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The War Briefing
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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The winner of the 2008 presidential election will face a foreign policy situation like no other in American history. This episode of PBS' "Frontline" examines how current global crises will affect the new president and how he might deal with them. Military strategists and diplomats discuss how the next administration will have to address an unstable Middle East, a military stretched thin and shaky relationships with our allies.

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 ---»   PBS - Frontline: The Warning
 
 
Year:  
Genre: Documentary
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Duration: 60 min
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ActorsWill Lyman, Jim Gilmore, Brooksley Born, Gary Gensler, Michael Greenberger, Arthur Levitt, Joseph Stiglitz

Description:
A detailed look at the roots of America's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, this "Frontline" documentary exposes why government officials refused to regulate emerging derivatives markets that later ruined global financial systems. Director Michael Kirk focuses special attention on the intriguing story of Brooksley Born, the head of a little-known regulatory agency who fought in vain for the increased oversight of derivatives sales.

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Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 360 (1.99:1)
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FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   PBS - Ken Burns America - Empire of the Air
 
 
Year: 1991
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 114 min
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ActorsJason Robards, Garrison Keillor, David Sarnoff, Lee De Forest, Edwin H. Armstrong

Description:
Master documentary filmmaker Ken Burns turns his lens to a decidedly nonvisual medium -- radio -- and pulls it off with aplomb using newsreels, interviews and historical footage. Jason Robards narrates this journey to pre-television days where viewers meet the titans of the airwaves: David Sarnoff, Lee de Forest and Edwin Howard Armstrong. See how radio served as the medium that informed and entertained Americans during much of the 20th century.

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Streaming Details:
716 x 480 (1.491:1)
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FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   PBS - Ken Burns America - The Congress
 
 
Year: 1988
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Ken Burns
Duration: 90 min
Resolution:  
ActorsDavid McCullough, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields, John C. Stennis, Alistair Cooke, Cokie Roberts, David Broder, George Tames, James MacGregor Burns, Jerome Dempsey, Shelby Foote, Ronnie Gilbert, Julie Harris, Derek Jacobi, Garrison Keillor, Walt MacPherson, Arthur Miller, Christopher Murney, Paul Roebling, Wendy Tilghman, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Douglas Turner Ward

Description:
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns directs this look at the most important and least understood branch of American government -- the U.S. Congress. The film takes an in-depth look at the popularly elected Legislative branch of our government and explores how it functions, outlining its past and present strengths and weaknesses. You'll also learn about some of its famous historical figures, as well as contemporary members and events.

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Streaming Details:
716 x 480 (1.491:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   PBS - Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
 
 
Year: 1997
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Ken Burns
Duration: 207 min
Resolution:  
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Description:
Sent by President Jefferson to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Lewis and Clark led the most courageous and important expedition in American history. It was the United States' first exploration of the West and one of the nation's most enduring adventures. Journey with them across a breath-taking landscape for an experience that explores the history -- and the promise -- of America.

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Streaming Details:
716 x 480 (1.491:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   PBS - Life Beyond Earth
 
 
Year: 1998
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 108 min
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ActorsPaul Butler, France Cordova, Freeman Dyson, Gerald Edelman, Timothy Ferris, Richard Gott, Stephen Jay Gould, Dave Grinspoon, Paul Horowitz, Stuart Kauffman, Geoff Marcy, Norman Pace

Description:
Are we alone in the universe? In this captivating PBS documentary, science writer Timothy Ferris examines the research aimed at answering the age-old question. The film contains startling visual effects; interviews with astrophysicists and other experts who provide insights about the probability of life elsewhere in the cosmos; and a segment about the radio transmissions used to try to contact intelligent life beyond our solar system.

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Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 370 (1.92:1)
DVD Details:
WideScrn 1.85:1

 

 ---»   PBS - Meeting Osama Bin Laden
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Those who have met Osama Bin Laden speak of their face-to-face encounters with the religious extremist and terrorist in this documentary. First-person accounts with more than a dozen people provide insight into Bin Laden's life story. Interviews include Robert Fisk, the first Western journalist to interview Bin Laden; Brian Fyfield-Shayler, Bin Laden's grade school teacher; and Essam Deraz, who fought with Bin Laden in Afghanistan.

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Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - Nova: Absolute Zero
 
 
Year: 2008
Genre:  
Rating:
Director: David Dugan
Duration: 101 min
Resolution:  
ActorsIain Agnew, Neil Ross, Marinus Smit, Henk Van Rooyen

Description:
Discover the mysteries of cold in this "Nova" special covering four centuries of scientific achievement, including the ice trade, the development of refrigeration and air conditioning and the early efforts to create liquid helium and nitrogen. The program also explains just what makes something cold and how atoms begin to change as they approach absolute zero, the coldest possible temperature in the universe.

Comments:
Streaming Details:
LtBx 716 x 360 (1.99:1)
DVD Details:
FullScrn 1.33:1

 

 ---»   PBS - Nova: Cracking the Code of Life
 
 
Year: 2001
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 120 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Robert Krulwich lends a lighthearted touch to genetic science in this provocative two-hour NOVA special that takes you inside the amazing, complex and contentious race to decode the human genome. Now armed with the genetic code, medical pioneers are making astonishing breakthroughs that will change medicine as we know it. Could these discoveries eventually lead to cures for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's?

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Widescreen 1.78:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - Nova: Hubble's Amazing Rescue
 
 
Year: 2009
Genre: Documentary
Rating:
Director: Rushmore DeNooyer
Duration: 52 min
Resolution:  
ActorsJohn Grunsfeld, Mike Massimino, Scott Altman, Andrew Fenstel, Michael Good, Gregory Johnson, Megan McArthur

Description:
After logging more than 20 hours in orbit, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was about to be scrapped because repairs would prove too dangerous. This episode of "NOVA" follows the determination of the team that finally did fix this remarkable instrument. Follow the 12-day mission's five spacewalks by shuttle Atlantis astronauts, who explain the tough conditions they face in space, and witness the perilous work it took to restore the Hubble.

Comments:
Mp4(H.264) 720x480/60
Screen formats
Widescreen 1.85:1

 

 ---»   PBS - Nova: Mars Dead or Alive
 
 
Year: 2004
Genre: Documentary
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Director:  
Duration: 54 Minutes
Resolution: DVD
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Description:
Go behind the scenes at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory run by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Pasadena, California, and meet the scientists who have brought the $820 million Mars Exploration Project to fruition. Learn about the mission that proved a smashing success, bringing twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity to the surface of Mars, from where they sent rarely seen images back to Earth.

Comments:
Screen Formats:
Full Screen 1.33:1

Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

 

 ---»   PBS - Nova: Origins
 
 
Year: 2004