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Old New World: Episode 2

Historian Lucinda Lambton tours America in search of the traditions and heritage that have survived into the 21st century. America's European past has survived, sometimes in dramatic fashion, to reveal the social and cultural heritage of its communities. Examples include an English settlement in Massachusetts, an early-German meeting house in Maine, a Greek soda fountain in Indiana, and an Irish-American bar in Manhattan. Meanwhile, the Anhauser Busch Brewery in St Louis and Virginia's Shirley Plantation also display strong European origins.
Online
2019; 2001
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Old New World: Episode 1

Lucinda Lambton tours America in search of the traditions and heritage that have survived into the 21st century. Destinations include a working 18th-century nail factory in Massachusetts, the oldest country store in Kentucky, the Mohonk Mountain House on the Hudson River, a preserved 1840s department store in Memphis, and the garden district of New Orleans. There's also a trip to a wedding ceremony in Nottaway, ironically the largest plantation house in Louisiana.
Online
2019; 2001
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Old New World: Episode 3

Concluding historian Lucinda Lambton's tour of America. She discovers how the "b" in Lambton became a "p." She travels to Missouri, Connecticut, New York, Kentucky, and Mississippi, and finds that Mark Twain, the father of American literature, was a Lampton, and that the Livingstone family, who signed the U.S. Constitution, were also family members.
Online
2019; 2001
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All of Me =: Llévate Mis Amores

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Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and third world. Thousands of migrants expose themselves to every danger as they travel north on a train called The Beast. That's where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by.
DVD
2017; 2014
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The Rideau Canal, Canada: A Romance Between Nature and Technology

The Rideau Canal—a monumental early-19th-century construction covering 202 km of the Rideau and Cataraqui Rivers, from Ottawa south to Kingston Harbor, on Lake Ontario—was built primarily for strategic military purposes at a time when Great Britain and the United States vied for control of the region. The site, one of the first canals to be designed specifically for steam-powered vessels, also features an ensemble of fortifications. It is the best-preserved example of a slackwater canal in North America, demonstrating the use of this European technology on a large scale. It is the only canal dating from the great North American canal-building era of the early 19th century to remain operational along its original line with most of its structures intact.
Online
2017; 2010
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Operation Arctic: Episode 3

A team of intrepid presenters travels to the edge of the Arctic – and beyond – to find out what life is like on top of the world. Discover the polar bears of Hudson Bay, in Canada, as they wait for the sea ice to form so they can begin their winter hunt. Meet the citizens of the tiny town of Churchill – the “polar bear capital of the world.”
Online
2017; 2016
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Hawaii, United States: Home of Pele, Goddess of Fire

This site contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world: Mauna Loa (13,681 feet high) and Kilauea (4,101 feet high), both of which tower over the Pacific Ocean. Volcanic eruptions have created a constantly changing landscape, and the lava flows reveal surprising geological formations. Rare birds and native species can be found there, as well as forests of giant ferns.
Online
2017; 2006
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Quebec, Canada: The French Heart of North America

Founded by the French explorer Champlain in the early 17th century, the former capital of Nouvelle-France came under English rule from the middle of the 18th century until the middle of the 19th century. Its upper town, built on the cliff, has remained the religious and administrative center with its churches, convents and other monuments such as the Citadel, the Parliament and Chateau Frontenac. Together with the lower town and its ancient quarters, it forms an urban ensemble which is one of the best examples of a fortified colonial town.
Online
2017; 1999
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New York: America's Busiest City—Episode 3

The final part of this three-part series exploring what it is like to live in America's biggest and busiest city. Anita Rani, Ade Adepitan, Ant Anstead and Dan Snow are in New York. From their base in Central Park, they reveal the hidden systems and organizational miracles that keep the world's busiest urban park clean and green. They meet the behind-the-scenes team who look after all 843 acres. Ade heads to Harlem and meets residents who are benefiting and suffering at the hands of gentrification. The price of a townhouse there has gone from $50,000 to over $4 million in 30 years. Ant is at Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, where an entirely new district is being built on top of a functioning rail depot. It is an innovative building solution to the island's lack of land. D [...]
Online
2017; 2016
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Saguaro

Visit one of America's newest national parks - the Saguaro Desert in Arizona, where more species reside than any other desert in North America.
Online
2017; 2011
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Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump, Canada: The Bison Precipice

In southwest Alberta, the remains of marked trails and an aboriginal camp and a tumulus where vast quantities of buffalo (American bison) skeletons can still be found are evidence of a custom practiced by indigenous peoples of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. Using their excellent knowledge of the topography and of buffalo behavior, they killed their prey by chasing them over a precipice; the carcasses were later carved up in the camp below.
Online
2017; 2003
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Operation Arctic: Episode 2

A team of intrepid presenters travels to the edge of the Arctic—and beyond—to find out what life is like on top of the world. Discover the polar bears of Hudson Bay, in Canada, as they wait for the sea ice to form so they can begin their winter hunt. Meet the citizens of the tiny town of Churchill—the “polar bear capital of the world.”Expert presenters also head to the oil-fields of Alaska, round up reindeer with the Swedish Sami, and reveal what it takes to keep a Russian icebreaker afloat. Throughout it all, the bears battle to survive. What happens if the ice continues to melt? And what wider implications does this have for us all?
Online
2017; 2016
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Grand Canyon

Millions visit the Grand Canyon each year, but few know of the hidden wonders between rim and river. See the Grand Canyon as you never have before.
Online
2017; 2011
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Big Noise Dispatches No. 3

Dispatches No. 3 looks at the battle for control of Basra, manmade disaster in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Chevron/Texaco vs. Ecuador's rainforest, and more.
Online
2017; 2007
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Mesa Verde, United States: The Spirit of the Anasazi

A great concentration of ancestral Pueblo Indian dwellings, built from the 6th to the 12th century, can be found on the Mesa Verde plateau in southwest Colorado at an altitude of more than 8,500 feet. Some 4,400 sites have been recorded, including villages built on the mesa top. There are also imposing cliff dwellings built of stone and comprising more than 100 rooms.
Online
2017; 2002
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Taos Pueblo, United States: Native American Culture on the Rio Grande

Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement consists of dwellings and ceremonial buildings representing the culture of the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico.
Online
2017; 2002
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Operation Arctic: Episode 1

A team of intrepid presenters travels to the edge of the Arctic—and beyond—to find out what life is like on top of the world. Discover the polar bears of Hudson Bay, in Canada, as they wait for the sea ice to form so they can begin their winter hunt. Meet the citizens of the tiny town of Churchill—the “polar bear capital of the world.”
Online
2017; 2016
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The Rocky Mountains, Canada: A Journey Back to the Ice Age

Studded with mountain peaks, glaciers, lakes, waterfalls, canyons and limestone caves, the contiguous national parks of Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho, as well as the Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks, form a striking mountain landscape. The Burgess Shale fossil site, well known for its fossil remains of soft-bodied marine animals, is also found there.
Online
2017; 2001
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Palenque, Mexico: Ruined City of the Maya

A prime example of a Mayan sanctuary of the classical period, Palenque was at its height between 500 and 700 A.D. and had a great influence in the entire basin of the Usumacinta River. The elegance and craftsmanship of the construction, as well as the lightness of the sculpted reliefs illustrating Mayan mythology, attest to the creative genius of this civilization.
Online
2017; 1996
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Everglades National Park, United States: A Dying Paradise

This site at the southern tip of Florida has been called "a river of grass flowing imperceptibly from the hinterland into the sea." The exceptional variety of its water habitats has made it a sanctuary for a considerable number of birds and reptiles, as well as for threatened species such as the manatee.
Online
2017; 2001