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Fire Wars
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
...summer of 2000 -- one of the worst wildfire seasons on record, with more than six million acres destroyed. The season erupted with a supposedly controlled burn...
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The House of Josiah Henson
Part of the Series: Time Team America
PBS
... Episode 1 - The Search for Josiah Henson, MD. Time Team America plunges the viewer into the grime and glory of real-life archaeology: epiphany and exhaustion...
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Awakening
Part of the Series: NOVA - Australia's First 4 Billion Years
PBS
...its fiery birth. Hidden in the red hills of Australia are clues to the mysteries of when the Earth was born, how life first arose, and how it transformed...
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Arctic Ghost Ship
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
... NOVA presents an exclusive breakthrough in the greatest unsolved mystery in Arctic exploration. In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set off to...
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Life Explodes
Part of the Series: NOVA - Australia's First 4 Billion Years
PBS
How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues in Life Explodes . Half a billion years ago, Australia was still part of the super-continent Gondwana. The ocean were teeming with weird and wonderful…
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Deadly Messengers
Part of the Series: Rx for Survival
PBS
Since the plague killed millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages, vector-borne diseases -- those that rely on insects and animals to spread infectious agents -- have posed a serious threat to public health. Today, the most dangerous vector on…
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Strange Creatures
Part of the Series: NOVA - Australia's First 4 Billion Years
PBS
In the wake of the catastrophic asteroid impact believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs, Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage across southern seas. With host Richard Smith, NOVA travels the walkabout continent to uncover how it became…
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Back to the Basics
Part of the Series: Rx for Survival
PBS
Ever since sailors noticed that scurvy could be prevented with citrus fruits, it has been clear that illness could be caused by a lack of certain nutrients. While nutrient-enriched products have reduced diseases caused by vitamin deficiency in the developed…
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Oh Fatal Ambition!
Part of the Series: Liberty!
PBS
The "united" states need funds and military support. Benjamin Franklin goes to France in hopes of creating an alliance that will provide both. He charms the French, but fails to loosen their purse strings. Meanwhile, John Burgoyne's British army marches…
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The Melting Pot
Part of the Series: Finding Your Roots
PBS
Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives -- and America's cuisine. Tom Colicchio of "Top Chef" learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town…
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Panama Canal
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers and firsthand…
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1964
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice…
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Nerdland
Aspiring actor JOHN (Paul Rudd) and wannabe screenwriter ELLIOT (Patton Oswalt) are slacker best friends who have seen their dreams of super-stardom fizzle. With their 30th birthdays looming and desperation growing, they decide that in this 24/7, celebrity-obsessed world of…
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Klunkerz - A Film About Mountain Biking
...entrepreneurs who are directly responsible for the global popularization off-road cycling. Klunkerz includes interviews with those present at the embryonic...
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Militainment, Inc. - Militarism and Pop Culture
Militainment, Inc. offers a fascinating, disturbing, and timely glimpse into the militarization of American popular culture, examining how U.S. news coverage has come to resemble Hollywood film, video games, and "reality television" in its glamorization of war. Mobilizing an astonishing…
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Normal is Over - Innovative Solutions to Global Decline
An award-winning documentary about humanity's wisest responses to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion, income inequality, and the connection between these issues. A look at the financial and economical paradigm underlying our planetary problems, while offering various solutions to reverse…
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Genius Within: The Inner Life Of Glenn Gould
Peter Raymont's documentary humanizes the legend of pianist Glenn Gould, weaving together an unprecedented array of unseen footage, private home recordings and diaries, as well as compelling interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers.
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The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)
Episode 8 of The Vietnam War
PBS
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war.
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