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The last king Captures the dramatic, lust-filled saga of King Charles II, from his youthful exile in the Netherlands to his numerous sexual escapades during his tumultuous 25-year reign to his secret deathbed conversion to Catholicism.
Downton Abbey The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever.
Into the deep The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War.
Byron Byron charts the rise and fall of an irresistible and devastatingly handsome genius who had it all and threw it all away. It begins as Byron's struggle for acceptance as a poet is reversed by the publication of Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, which turns him into an overnight success and the toast of London society--the 19th century equivalent of a bad-boy rock star. While disdaining social conventions, he needs money, so marries wealthy pious Annabella Milbanke after becoming in-famous for his affairs with serving girls, society beauties, and his half-sister, leaving the landscape littered with illegitimate children. As his reputation spreads, it is permanently tarnished, so Byron abandons England for self-imposed exile in Venice, and dies after taking up the Greek struggle for indepen [...]
Cold War A sweeping look at nearly five decades of global history, a crystallization of a massive, three-year-long effort helmed by award-winning documentarian Jeremy Isaacs (The World at War). Isaacs's team shot more than 1,000 hours of original footage and gathered archival footage from all over the world to include historically important, and often emotionally stunning, images, many never before seen by an international audience.
Mad men Mad Men is back and plunges into the seductive and intriguing world of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Jon Hamm and the rest of the award-winning cast continue to mesmerize as they adapt to changing times, social revolution, and a radical world. Lust is back. Adultery is back. Deception is back.
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The dust bowl Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features.
Standing Bear's footsteps "In 1877, the Ponca people were exiled from their Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. To honor his dying son's last wish to be buried in his homeland, Chief Standing Bear set off on a grueling, six-hundred-mile journey home. Captured en-route, Standing Bear sued a famous U.S. army general for his freedom--choosing to fight injustice not with weapons, but with words. The Chief stood before the court to prove that an Indian was a person under the law. The story quickly made newspaper headlines-- attracting powerful allies, as well as enemies. Stirring a nation's conscience and challenging the meaning of freedom, Standing Bear's Footsteps chronicles an Indian chief's odyssey, ending in a battle for civil rights unlike any other in American history."
Hamlet This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play.
Secrets of Stonehenge Every year, a million visitors are drawn to the Salisbury Plain in southern England, to gaze upon a mysterious circle of stones. Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate. Who built Stonehenge? What was its purpose? How did prehistoric people quarry, transport, sculpt, and erect the giant stones? A new generation of researchers are tackling these questions.
Vietnam in HD This is the story of the men who came home from the Vietnam War and tried to forget. The men who represent a second silent generation. Covered is the time period from the initial massive troop build-up in 1965 to the fall of Saigon in 1975. Contains never-before-seen color footage transferred to high definition as well as a soundtrack filled with hits from the era. Includes narration from Josh Brolin, and and voice-overs by Blair Underwod, Zachary Levi, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The Gulf War On the fifth anniversary of the war with Iraq, an authorative history of the Persian Gulf crisis. Features in-depth interviews with the key political and military leaders on all sides of the war, as well as participants from the U.S., coalition, and Iraqi forces. Investigates what really happened behind the scenes during the months of diplomatic maneuvering, the air war, the ground assault, and the war's ragged ending.
TR Roosevelt embodied America at the turn of the century. He was a world authority on birds and large mammals, a cowboy, soldier, explorer, scientist ... and President by the age of 42. Born into wealth, Roosevelt took on his own class from the Oval Office, regulating big business and introducing sweeping social reforms. He built the Panama Canal, won the Nobel Prize for Peace and left a permanent legacy of national forest and parks. But behind all his unbridled confidence was a man haunted by grief.
With God on our side Traces the roots of the Religious Right (primarily conservative Protestant Christians) from the anxious "Christian anti-Communism" of the 1950s to the sophisticated politics of the Christian Coalition today.