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Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy

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Brian Sewell follows the footsteps of young 18th century British aristocrats undertaking a grand tour through Italy, exploring art, architecture, manners and mores with erudition and wit. He journeys through Rome, Florence, Venice, Naples, Siena, and Milan showcasing cathedrals, palazzos, paintings and sculptures while giving insight into the travels and travails of tourists past.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cracking the Maya Code

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"The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on monuments and painted on pottery and bark books ... [This program] highlights the ingenious breakthroughs that cracked the code, unleashing a flood of dramatic new insights about the ancient civilization"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Meaning of Food

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"Food is much more than just something good to eat. Everything about it - including what we eat, where we got it, who prepares it, and who's at the table - is a form of human communication. Hosted by award-winning New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, THE MEANING OF FOOD travels across America exploring who we are through what and how we eat" -- Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Craft in America: Season Two

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"Explores the themes of origins and process as part of the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in America, and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity, and originality of the handmade, the film highlights artists and institutions."--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet's Oceans

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"Investigates the health and sustainability of the world's oceans, with a special emphasis on climate change and issues affecting marine reserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems" -- Container.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bergman Island: Ingmar Bergman on Fårö Island, Cinema and Life

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Filmed over several weeks, "Bergman Island" is an impressively intimate look at the waning hours of one of cinema's true legends. Granted unprecedented access to the man himself, Marie Nyreröd captures stories from Bergman that cover his entire life to that point. Bergman is remarkably candid, whether he's discussing his abusive father or his last directorial effort, Saraband. Even those not particularly interested in Bergman's cinema will find something interesting in a man who has lived so long, triumphed in as a director in radio, television and on stage, whilst completely mastered the medium of film, leaving a legacy for the ages.
DVD
2009; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Playing Shakespeare

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John Barton guides members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in nine intensive acting workshops, demonstrating how the Company makes Shakespeare's classic plays accessible to modern audiences without compromising the text's integrity.
BookDVD
2009; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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Secrets of the Samurai Sword

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Nova travels deep into Japan's ancient foundries, following the craft of the traditional sword-smiths and attending Samurai fighting school to reveal the art and science behind making what many call the perfect sword.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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1-800-INDIA

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"Over the past decade, India has emerged as the leader in the global market for outsourced white-collar jobs, one reason for the nation's rapid economic growth. This WIDE ANGLE case study explores the experiences of emerging Indian professionals who have been recruited into positions requiring long hours, late-night shifts, and Westernized work habits. The program reveals the human and cultural impact of a controversial yet essentially unstoppable global economic trend, examining its effect on Indian family life, on the evolving landscape of urban India, and on the aspirations and daily lives of young Indian citizens, especially women, as they enter the work force. In addition, anchor Daljit Dhaliwal discusses social, political, and economic development in India with Michael Elliott, [...]
DVD
2006; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Universe The Complete Season One: Explore the Edges of the Unknown

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Disc 1: Tour the surface of Earth's life-giving star. Mars may be the future of humanity - uses data collected from probes and robotic rovers. Scars on the planet's surface and in its fossil record illustrate the threat posed by meteorites, comets, and asteroids that routinely collide with Earth. Two and a half times the size of all the other planets in the solar system combined, and half a billion miles from Earth, Jupiter is a colossal riddle.; Disc 2: Our closest celestial neighbor, the moon is the only cosmic body on which human beings have ever set foot. Learn how the place we call home formed in one of the most volatile regions of the Milky Way. Circling around the Sun in speedy orbits, Mercury and Venus are rocky, dense, and intensely hot.; Disc 3: Famous for its striking ring [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

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An in-depth and engrossing look into the making of Francis Ford Coppola's epic Apocalypse Now, as filmed by his wife Eleanor.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Wounded Platoon

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"On November 30, 2007, 24-year-old Kevin Shields went out drinking with three Army buddies from Fort Carson, Colo., a base on the outskirts of Colorado Springs. A few hours later, he was dead -- shot twice in the head at close range and left by the side of the road by his fellow soldiers. Shields' murder punctuated a string of violent attacks committed by the three, who are now serving time in prison for this and other crimes, and it contributed to a startling statistic: Since the Iraq war began, a total of 17 soldiers from Fort Carson have been charged with or convicted of murder, manslaughter or attempted murder committed at home in the United States, and 36 have committed suicide. In The Wounded Platoon, Frontline investigates a single Fort Carson platoon of infantrymen -- the 3r [...]
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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1939, Total War

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Eyewitnesses from Britain, Germany, Russia, Korea, Japan, and the United States tell the story of the civilians - children, sisters, brothers - who suffered and died in the Second World War.
DVD
2006; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
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Last Stand of the 300

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An examination of the Battle of Thermopylae, in which 300 Spartan soldiers held off the entire Persian military for seven full days. Uses digital animation and live reenactments to explain the tactics that allowed the outnumbered Greeks to stall their mighty foes.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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SuperCroc

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This program details the discovery of the fossil of a 40-foot crocodile who lived 110 million years ago.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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In the Womb: Cats & Dogs

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Presents an inside look at the in-utero development of dogs and cats. Includes 2 programs: In the womb: cats and In the womb: dogs.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Quick Guide to Ben Franklin

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Inventor, writer, businessman, scientist, diplomat, and the face gracing the hundred-dollar bill - this stately figure is the Benjamin Franklin history has taught us to remember. Reveals the man behind the myth.
DVD
2010; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pole to Pole

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Michael Palin takes viewers on a voyage from pole to pole, visiting seventeen countries, including Greenland, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Ukraine, Cyprus, and Chile.
DVD
2007; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Chuck Jones: Extremes & Inbetweens, a Life in Animation

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"A lineup of best-loved Warner Bros. cartoon superstars joins a cast of Hollywood heavyweights for this warm celebration of one of the most creative talents in animation history. As engaging as the characters he created and/or shepherded on the screen, Chuck Jones offers insights on his animated menagerie (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote and more) and timeless shorts"--Container.
DVD
2002; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Makers: Women Who Make America

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"MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, an [...]
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)