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1.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest of all American architects. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over 800 buildings. This program uses live cinematography, interviews, and rare archival footage to bring Wright's story to life.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Central Park Five

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Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5"--A group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.
DVD
2013; 2012
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The Truth About Lies

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Examines how deception has influenced some major events in the 20th century and how self-deception shapes our personal lives and the public mind. Investigates reasons why deception is used and recounts historical events to illustrate the consequences. Focuses on the Bay of Pigs, the war in Vietnam, Watergate, and the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.
DVD
1994
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Dust Bowl

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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.
DVD
2012
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Prohibition

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Explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. Raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality.
DVD
2011
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People Like Us: Social Class in America

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How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Forgiveness: A Time to Love & a Time to Hate

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Explores the act of forgiveness through a wide range of stories, from adultery and personal betrayal to the post-genocidal reconciliation of nations. It focuses on specific instances of affliction - one family torn apart by abandonment, the post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation hearings in South Africa, and the memories of '60s radicals coping with their violent acts of protest.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Paul Robeson

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"James Earl Jones stars in 'Paul Robeson, ' the television premiere of Phillip Hayes Dean's 1978 Broadway play. The drama is based on the life of the black singer, actor, athlete, and humanitarian who became a figure of controversy during the McCarthy era of the 1950s. The only supporting actor is musical arranger and pianist Burt Wallace, who appears - as in the stage play - in the role of Robeson's accompanist, Lawrence Brown."--1979 Peabody Awards entry form. This program was taped live before a studio audience in April 1979. It dramatizes the life of Paul Robeson who achieved distinction as a scholar, athlete, concert artist, and a stage and screen actor in 1930's and '40s. His outspoken views on racial injustices and his defense of the Soviet Union during the Cold War led to the [...]
DVD
1979
Clemons (Stacks)
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Baseball: Tenth Inning

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The game of baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it. Players and owners wage a battle over money and power; Cal Ripken becomes the game's new Iron Man; sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds do things that have never been done before; the Yankees build a dynasty, while their arch rivals, the Red Sox, stage the greatest comeback in history. In September of 2001, baseball offers the hope that things will one day return to normal.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Divided Highways

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Describes the impact of the Interstate Highway System through interviews, newsreels, and archival material. Explores the effect of the highways on community, culture, regionalism, and freedom, and considers the ideals, motives, and methods of its builders.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Struggle for the Soul of Islam: Inside Indonesia

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An inside look at how a fledgling democracy is struggling to control the rise of religious extremism.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

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Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, drove from San Francisco to New York City, in 1903 to became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent - a feat never before accomplished. It would mark the beginning of a new era in America and the end of another. It took Lewis & Clark over two years to go from the Atlantic to the Pacific - Horatio went the opposite direction, by means of the "Horseless carriage", in less than 3 months.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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America at a Crossroads: Campus Battleground

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"The film focuses on the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University in New York, where pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian students struggle over the competing claims of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism, over what history teaches and whether absolute demands can ever lead to honorable compromise." -- Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Africans: A Triple Heritage : A Commentary

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This series examines three major influences on the varied and complex continent of Africa, including indigenous heritage, Western culture, and the Islamic religion. Africa's geography, history, cultures, religions, and rich diversity are explored. Problems facing Africa, along with the causes, are also examined.
DVD
2006; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)
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The War

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Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
DVD
2007
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America at a Crossroads Jihad: The Men and Ideas Behind Al Qaeda

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Provides an in-depth look at the modern, radical Islamic groups, and the ideas and beliefs that inspire them, along with the challenges they pose for governments in the Middle East and the West. From the Muslim Brotherhood in the 1940s to Islamic organizations today, get an insightful perspectives of Islam from Western and Middle Eastern journalists, U.S. intelligence experts on the frontlines of the fight against al Qaeda, and friends and contemporaries of Sama bin Lden and his lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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America at a Crossroads The Case for War: In Defense of Freedom

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With the debate over the war in Iraq reaching a fever pitch, this program follows one of the advocates for the war against Saddam Hussein. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Richard Perle travels the globe articulating, defending and debating the neo-conservative case for an assertive American foreign policy.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Europe's 9/11

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Explores the phenomenon of homegrown Islamic terrorism in Europe through the lens of the bombings in Madrid, Spain and the connections between those bombers and Al Qaeda cell activities in Milan, Italy and the Van Gogh murder in the Netherlands. Looks at the situation of the 20 million Muslim immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and their children in Europe, particularly in Britain, Holland, Italy, Spain. Discusses the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist activities among Muslim youth who feel marginalized in European society and examines how European governments are working on identifying and locating potential terrorists in their own countries.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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America at a Crossroads: Kansas to Kandahar

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Explores the response of the U.S. military in the war on terror by chronicling the service of army reservists called for an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan. The stress of extended deployment is borne not only by the soldiers but also by their families.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)