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Kings on the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men

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Talks about the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues, the great players who didn't have a chance to show how they would stack up against the all white major leaguers of the time, and the ending of segregated baseball which cased the demise of the institutions that were a major source of black pride. Stresses the Pennsylvania teams, the Grays and the Crawfords, and their great players.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Dear Dr. Spencer: Abortion in a Small Town

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(Producer) From the early 1920s until his death in 1969, Dr. Robert Douglas Spencer practiced medicine in a small town in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania. Dr. Spencer treated colds, set fractures, and provided basic medical care. He also performed illegal abortions. After he did his first abortion in 1923 for a poor coal miner's wife, the doctor's reputation spread. Soon he was receiving letters from women across the country, asking for his help. This tape features interviews with the doctor's wife, local townspeople, and women who traveled from all over seeking help.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Girls Like Us

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This documentary explores female teenage experiences of sexuality and pregnancy. An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt and testify about their lives. Filmed in South Philadelphia over a period of four years and following its protaganists from age 14 to 18, it brings into sharp relief the conflicts of growing up female, exposing the impact of class, sexism and violence on the dreams and expectations of teenage girls.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Julie Bargmann

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A segment of the CNN Time program dealing with the reclamation of land from the coal mines in Vintondale, Pennsylvania. The project, Acid mine drainage and art, is developed by Julie Bargmann and others.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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How We Build: Panel Discussion

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A presentation by James L. Brown on rebuilding the inner city of Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania including a panel discussion by members of the PHPC.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Casting the First Stone

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This documentary draws complex portraits of individuals on both sides of the abortion controversy in a small town in Pennsylvania where very different life experiences have shaped conflicting values and beliefs.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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The Badlands ; Hooked

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Drug trade in a neighborhood in North Philadelphia and interviews with two heroin addicts.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
9.

The Johnstown Flood

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The true story of one of the most devastating disasters in American history, the 1889 dam break that killed more than 2000 people in Johnstown, Pa.
VHS
1991; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Meltdown at Three Mile Island

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Discusses the events of March 28, 1979, when a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated. Employs news footage and first-person interviews in relating the efforts made to avoid a catastrophic meltdown.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
11.

The Bombing of West Philly

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The bombing of West Philadelphia by the police as a response to the MOVE situation is graphically portrayed. The ensuing fires, the deaths of members of MOVE, and the impact on the community are presented through film footage and conversations with community residents.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)
12.

The Valley Green

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Shows areas of unspoiled beauty in the valley surrounding Wissahickon Creek in Pennsylvania, and examines the valley's complex interrelationship with urban and suburban Philadelphia. Shows the destruction wrought by the byproducts of housing and industrial development in some areas of the Wissahickon Valley, and tells of efforts to preserve the remaining areas of natural beauty in the region.
VHS
1981
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Harrisburg

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An impressionistic account of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island that captures the confusion, contradictory statements, and anxiety that characterized the incident. Uses television, radio, and newspaper coverage from the period immediately following the accident.
VHS
1980
Ivy (By Request)