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Worried Sick [electronic resource]

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This program shows the body's physiological reaction to stress. Host Alan Alda meets researchers who are exploring the ill effects of stress on health and aging, and how relaxation can help lessen the damage.
Online
2005; 2003
402.

You Can Make It on Your Own [electronic resource]

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Includes segments on the use of computers in creating and writing music, invention of new musical instruments, computers that record the daily life of their wearers, and a mechanical engineering contest at M.I.T.
Online
2005; 2003
403.

The Secret Life of the Brain: Episode 1 the Baby's Brain: Wider Than the Sky [electronic resource]

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First in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode examines how the brain builds itself from conception through the first year of life. Neurobiologists study the intricate relationship between genes and the environment, and a study is done to find out if the difficulties premature babies have paying attention and learning later in life can be overcome by providing an environment that imitates the womb.
Online
2005; 2001
404.

The Secret Life of the Brain: Episode 2 the Child's Brain: Syllable From Sound [electronic resource]

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Second in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode shows that nowhere is learning more dramatic than in the way a child learns language. Examines this process, particularly the role of the left versus the right brain centers, and what can happen when the left hemisphere is damaged by disease. Tells the story of Michael Rehbein, who had to have the left hemisphere of his brain removed to control seizures caused by a rare brain disease. Dana Boatman at Johns Hopkins University, who has been testing Michael ever since his operation, wants to know how the right side of his brain has compensated.
Online
2005; 2001
405.

The Secret Life of the Brain: Episode 3 the Teenage Brain: A World of Their Own [electronic resource]

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Third in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. In this episode, research has shown that during puberty, when the brain begins teeming with hormones, the pre-frontal cortex, the center of reasoning and impulse control, is still a work in progress. Discusses the problems of the adolescent brain and also special risks, including addictive drugs or alcohol, with emphasis on the chaos of schizophrenia and research that is being done to understand and alleviate it.
Online
2005; 2001
406.

The Secret Life of the Brain: Episode 4 the Adult Brain: To Think by Feeling [electronic resource]

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Fourth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode looks at the adult brain. Explores the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that handle them goes awry. Because of a stroke, Marvin Bateman has lost his ability to connect with other people and has difficulty making decisions. Another man, Johny Cortez, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has panic attacks. Writer and psychologist Lauren Slater has been plagued with life-long depression, but believes that abuse suffered as a child made the condition worse.
Online
2005; 2001
407.

The Secret Life of the Brain: Episode 5 the Aging Brain: Through Many Lives [electronic resource]

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Fifth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode presents recent studies which indicate that the normal aging process leaves most mental functions intact, that we do not lose brain cells as we age, and that the aging brain is far more resilient than previously believed. Shows U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz at age 95, still writing poems and reading to a live audience. At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, neuroscientist Edward Taub has developed an innovative form of therapy that helps stroke patients overcome years of paralysis by reviving the damaged circuits in their brains. Scientists have discovered that elderly brains continue producing new neurons. At Harvard Medical School, neurologist Jeffrey Macklis is trying to find out whether [...]
Online
2005; 2001
408.

Killer Flu [electronic resource]

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Discusses the 1918 flu pandemic, its deadly consequences and the possibility that a similar strain could occur today.
Online
2005; 2004
409.

The Journey of Sacagawea [electronic resource]

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This film documents Sacagawea's importance to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Online
2005; 2003
410.

The Shakers [electronic resource]: Hands to Work, Hearts to God

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Documentary about the lifestyle of the Shakers, an American religious sect, their handiwork, celibacy, self-sustenance and religious fervor
Online
2005; 1984
411.

Stephen Hawking's Universe: Vol. 1 Seeing Is Believing the Big Bang [electronic resource]

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"Presents the latest advances in cosmological thought, including the mathematics of astronomy, the Big Bang theory of creation, the nature of matter, the discovery and implications of dark matter, quasars and black holes, and the question of how the Big Bang began."
Online
2005; 1997
412.

Stephen Hawking's Universe: Vol. 2 Cosmic Alchemy on the Dark Side [electronic resource]

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Examines what the universe is made of by utilizing particle accelerators to glimpse fragments of the explosive process believed to have generated stars and planets. Cosmic alchemy features the basics: "fire", "water," "air, " and "gas, " in addition to more complex findings of elements and matter from the creation of the Periodic Table to Einstein's famous theory of relativity. On the dark side covers the discovery of "dark matter" which fills the space between stars and galaxies.
Online
2005; 1997
413.

Stephen Hawking's Universe: Vol. 3 Black Holes and Beyond an Answer to Everything [electronic resource]

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'Black holes and beyond' focuses on Hawking's specialty, black holes. With the invention of radio astronomy over 50 years ago many astronomical discoveries came to light including ultraluminous quasars, wormholes, black holes and singularities. It was discovered that quasars, bizarre objects billions of light years away with a power output greater than all of the stars in our galaxy put together, shine brightly as matter is sucked into a black hole and heats up due to friction. Such discoveries seem to allow for travel over millions of miles of space or even time travel and have even led to SETI--the search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence--looking for stray alien communications. 'An answer to everything" asks the question: how did the Big Bang begin? Stephen Hawking is joined by o [...]
Online
2005; 1997
414.

The Sixties [electronic resource]: The Years That Shaped a Generation

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This documentary features interviews with the prominent figures of the era including: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Messe III and Bobby Seale.
Online
2005
415.

Suze Orman for the Young, Fabulous & Broke [electronic resource]

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Suze Orman offers advice to the "Generation Broke" - those people in their twenties and thirties who have graduated college with a mountain of student loan debt and are stuck with one of the weakest job markets in recent history. The goals of their parents' generation-- buy a house, support a family, send kids to college, retire in style seems improbable. They live off their credit cards, may or may not have health insurance, and come up so far short at the end of the month that the idea of saving money is a joke. This generation has it tough, and but they are painfully aware of the urgent need to take matters into their own hands.
Online
2005
416.

The Road to Wealth [electronic resource]

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0 Suze Orman, best-selling author and one of America's most trusted personal finance experts, brings passionate, practical and up-to-the-minute advice in this new special based on her latest book, The Road to Wealth. Using a question-and-answer format, Orman tackles the issues of utmost importance to ordinary men and women struggling to manage debt, maximize their hard-earned money, gain a profitable return on their investments and ensure a comfortable retirement
Online
2005; 2003
417.

She Says [electronic resource]: Women in News

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Ten women in positions of power in the news industry describe how women in news are changing the news agenda, the culture of the newsrooom and the culture itself. Among the women featured in the program are: Judy Woodruff, prime anchor and correspondent, CNN; Helen Thomas, dean of White House correspondents, Hearst, formerly UPI; Anna Quindlen, Newsweek columnist, former Op Ed page columnist, New York Times; Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent, NPR, Carole Simpson, anchor World News Tonight Sunday, ABC News; Geneva Overholser, Washington Post; Judy Crichton, first women producer of CBS Reports; Paula Madison, Vice President and General Manager, KNBC, Los Angeles. The women describe their early experiences in the business and tell specific news stories that women in decision-m [...]
Online
2005; 2001
418.

The Statue of Liberty [electronic resource]

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Ken Burns explores the history of America's premier symbol and the meaning of liberty itself. Features rare archival photographs, paintings, drawings, readings from diaries, letters, and newspapers of the day -- a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants.
Online
2005; 1985
419.

Surviving Columbus [electronic resource]: The Story of the Pueblo People

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Chronicles the Pueblo Indians' 450 years of contact with Europeans and their long, determined struggle to preserve their culture, land and religion. Using stories of Pueblo elders, interviews with Pueblo scholars, archival photographs and historical accounts, this program shows that the survival of the New Mexico Pueblo Indians was the result of a lengthy fight to control their own lives. The program begins with the emergence of a flourishing Pueblo culture at sites such as Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde and concludes with a look at the Pueblo peoples of today.
Online
2005; 1992
420.

The Congress [electronic resource]

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Explores the history and promise of one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. The film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of Congress.
Online
2005; 1988