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    Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

    Tells the story of the friendship and work of suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

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    Slavery and the making of America

    Episode one opens in the 1620s with the introduction of 11 men of African descent and mixed ethnicity into slavery in New Amsterdam. Working side by side with white indentured servants, these men labored to lay the foundations of the Dutch colony that would later become New York. There were no laws defining the limitations imposed on slaves at this point in time. Enslaved people, such as Anthony d'Angola, Emmanuel Driggus, and Frances Driggus could bring suits to court, earn wages, and marry. But in the span of a hundred years, everything changed. By the early 18th century, the trade of African slaves in America was expanding to accommodate an agricultural economy growing in the hands of ambitious planters. After the 1731 Stono Rebellion (a violent uprising led by a slave named Jemmy) many colonies adopted strict "black codes" transforming the social system into one of legal racial oppression.

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    Slavery and the making of America

    Episode 2. From the 1740s to the 1830s, the institution of slavery continued to support economic development. As the slave population reproduced, American planters became less dependent on the African slave trade. Ensuing generations of slaves developed a unique culture that blended elements of African and American life. Episode two follows the paths of several African Americans, including Thomas Jefferson's slave Jupiter, Colonel Tye, Elizabeth Freeman, David Walker, and Maria Stewart, as they respond to the increasingly restrictive system of slavery. At the core of this episode is the Revolutionary War, an event which reveals the contradictions of a nation seeking independence while simultaneously denying freedom to its black citizens.

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    African American lives

    A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.

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    Citizen King

    "In exploring the last few years of his life, this ... American experience production traces King's efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the civil rights movement, by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Tapping into a rich archive of photographs and film footage and using diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of fellow activists, friends, journalists, political leaders and law enforcement officials, this film brings fresh insights to King's impossible journey, his charismatic leadership and his truly remarkable impact."--Container.

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    The murder of Emmett Till

    The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began. Uses archival and current footage.

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    Saved by the sun

    Asks the question "Can solar power help save the Earth from the ravages of global warming?" A provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential provide some answers.

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    Design e2. the economies of being environmentally conscious

    The first season of this series examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design. The first program, The green apple, uses New York City, particularly One Bryant Park and the Solaire, to demonstrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can be a model of environmental responsibility. The second episode, Green for all, features architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he works to provide design solutions to regions suffering from social and humanitarian crises. Shows projects in East Austin, Tex. and with the Yaqui Indians in Mexico where architecture students are helping residents build low-cost, environmentally-friendly homes using local materials. The third program, The green machine, follows Mayor Richard M. Daley as he strives to make Chicago "the greenest city in America" with numerous LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified buildings, a solar-powered public transportation system, and many green roofs, including one on Chicago's City Hall. The fourth episode, Gray to green, takes the notion of the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) to grand proportions by turning Boston's "Big Dig" steel and concrete waste into spectacular residential design. The fifth program, China : from red to green? depicts a rapidly urbanizing country at its tipping point and finds a sustainable solution in Steven Holl's Beijing project, which will have the largest geothermal heating/cooling and greywater recycling system in the world upon completion. The sixth program, Deeper shades of green, presents three visionaries who are changing the face of architecture and environmentalism and features some of their projects. Focuses on Ken Yeang and his "bio-climatic" National Library of Singapore, Werner Sobek and R128, his energy-efficient, steel and glass box house, and William McDonough and his model sustainable village of Huangbaiyu, China.

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    The presidents the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States

    The lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States, featuring insight from journalists, scholars, and politicians, as well as rare and unseen photographs and footage.

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    The presidents the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States

    The lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States, featuring insight from journalists, scholars, and politicians, as well as rare and unseen photographs and footage.

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    The presidents the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States

    The lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States, featuring insight from journalists, scholars, and politicians, as well as rare and unseen photographs and footage.

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    World in the balance

    In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up examines China's booming economy and the impact its having on the environment.

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    Venus unveiled the Magellan space probe

    Travel with the Magellan as it flies near Venus to capture the planet's true face, one of the most bizarre in the solar system.

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    Animal odd couples

    Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding tiger cub, a giant tortoise snuggling with a baby hippo, a black crow parenting a meerkat. Look at these remarkable relationships first hand, and through caregivers, biologists, and animal behaviorists. Explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.

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    The life of birds

    David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, revealing their patterns of behavior.

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    The Story of Gospel Music: The Power in the Voice

    Looks at the origins of gospel music. Includes vintage recordings and modern performances.

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    Citizen Kane

    An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominant publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it.

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    Hughes' dream Harlem

    "Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance and is often referred to as Harlem's poet laureate. This film shows how Hughes successfully fused jazz, blues and common speech to celebrate the beauty of Black life by presenting a vision of the esteemed poet in present-day Harlem among the hip-hop and spoken-word scenes, making an important case for Hughes' impact on the spoken-word community. This multi-layered documentary consists of spoken-word sessions, roundtable discussions and a tour of Hughes' Harlem hang-outs."--Container.

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    The lost vikings

    Civilization in legend and lore, a colony of Vikings in Greenland left no clues to their sudden and mysterious disappearance. Or did they? On a desolate coast of Greenland, an international team of archaeologists, forensic anthropologists, entomologists and botanists set out to investigate clues in a complex chain of events that may have led to the demise of a Viking colony.

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    The 50 years war Israel and the Arabs

    Begins with the 1947 U.N. decision to partition Palestine and charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiations. Includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Episodes on the first disc cover Israel's struggle for statehood, including the victories against Arab armies in 1948 and 1967, and the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The concluding program looks at the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Camp David peace accord in 1978, the start of the Palestinian "Intifada" uprising in 1987, the Oslo agreement in 1993, and the current attempts to consolidate a shaky reconciliation.

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    Vietnam a television history / a co-production of WGBH Boston, Central Independent Television/UK and Antenne-2, France, in association with LRE Productions

    An eleven-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives. Each episode is approx. 60 minutes.

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    Palenque metropolis of the Maya

    Palenque was a majestic city of the Mayan empire, the pre-Columbian superpower that dominated Central America. It flourished as a center for government, arts, trade and ceremony for centuries.

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    Liberty! The American Revolution

    Liberty! is a exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. It chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    The decades collection

    Twenty videodiscs cover the 20th century by decades using History Channel programs to help document the defining moments of each period.

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    Summer of love

    A look into the hippie revolution of San Francisco during the '60s, and how the free love and music turned into a life of drug use, violence, and broken dreams.

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    The Appalachians

    The Appalachian mountains have been called America's "first frontier." The story of the brave poineers who settled this great wilderness is the story of America: immigration, settlement, the Revolution and the Civil War, the growth of industry and the use and abuse of land. In addition, Appalachia has had a powerful impact on American music, folklore and culture, giving birth to what we know today as country music. Appalachia has always played a critical role in American history. It has been closely tied to the nation's economic fate--in particular, the roller-coaster cycles of boom and bust with coal, timber and steel. In every era, life in the mountains was reflected in song. --from back cover.

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    Black in Latin America

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    Black in Latin America

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America. He examines the shared legacy of colonialism and slavery in a region that imported ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. Gates finds that the influence of people of African descent has had a massive influence on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, despite sometimes being forgotten or ignored.

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    Black in Latin America

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico and Peru to discover the African influence on Latin America. He examines the shared legacy of colonialism and slavery in a region that imported ten times as many slaves as the United States, and kept them in bondage far longer. Gates finds that the influence of people of African descent has had a massive influence on the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, despite sometimes being forgotten or ignored.

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