"Teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in everyday situations with native speakers and introduces the cultures, accents, and dialects of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico"--Container.
This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center.
[Buster Baxter, cat saver] When Buster rescues a cat stuck in a tree he is treated like a hero, but when he begins to enjoy his celebrity a little too much, his friends devise a plan to bring him back to his old self. [D.W. all wet] D.W. bosses her brother Arthur into carrying her on his shoulders at the beach because she maintains that she hates the water, until she gets a big wet surprise. [The big blow-up] Francine and the Brain butt heads.
Looks at the scientists striving to understand the forces at work behind last year's tornado outbreak. Could their work improve tornado prediction in the future? Nova also talks to people whose lives have been upended by these extreme weather events in an effort to learn how we all can protect ourselves and our communities for the future.
Picking up from this winter's Costa Concordia disaster and looking both back to the Titanic disaster a century ago, and into the future of sea travel, Nova looks at questions about cruise ship safety and the science of the ships' buoyancy.
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed...
Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. Frontline goes inside the Vatican to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Frontline gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.
A shriveled mummy that has lain neglected on a dusty museum shelf could be the remnants of a long-lost Egyptian pharaoh. Archaeologists use the latest imaging and DNA techniques in hopes of confirming the body's hidden identity.
The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs.
"Growing up in the 1990s, Abdurahman Khadr's playmates were the children of his father's longtime friend, Osama bin Laden. How Khadr was raised to be an Al Qaeda terrorist -- and how he ultimately found himself working for the U.S. -- is the focus of FRONTLINE's "Son of Al Qaeda." Through interviews with Khadr as well as his mother and siblings, the documentary recounts his incredible journey from terrorist upbringing to CIA informant, offering a...
Mighty, elemental forces, fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space molded North America. This spectacular road trip through our nation's tumultuous past sets out to answer three fundamental questions: How was the continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has its spectacular landscape shaped human lives and destinies?
Explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
"When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried. However, life began to bloom again, and biologist Charlie Crisafulli has been documenting the return of plant and animal life. Also the mountain, like the wildlife, is coming back to life. Nova presents a pioneering look at the interplay between biology and geology that may help scientists predict future volcanic eruptions"--Publisher.
Maggie Sheridan is a semi-retired, former '60s rock singer. She seems resigned to a life lived on a crumbling country estate, ruminating about her past. Everything changes when a botched robbery leaves her friend Sir Charles Stafford dead and one of his prized pantings missing. Determined to retrieve the masterpiece and find the killer, Maggie plunges into the dark underworld of the art trade. Posing as a wealthy Polish countess, she sets off on a...
At the start of World War II, 14-year-old Carrie and her younger brother Nick are separated from their mother and evacuated from war-torn London to a rural village in Wales, where they now live with a puritanical shopkeeper and his spinster sister.
This special collection of six original black-and-white episodes of The French Chef from the 1960s brings Julia into the kitchen to teach cooks of all abilities how to prepare some of her favorite French classics.
Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Deep in a South African cave, a special team of experts has brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family. The film describes the 2013 discovery,...