N.Y.) WNET (Television station : New York
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.
David Starkey examines the story of the English crown from the fall of Rome to the 1660s. Starkey covers nearly 250 years, from Charles II to Victoria. Replete with infidelities, betrayals, and rivalries, English history emerges as a compelling family saga.
Land of the falling lakes: Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, a hidden wonder of 16 crystal-clear lakes, waterfalls, rare and remarkable creatures. Ireland - Portrait of the Emerald Isle, with rare plants, legendary animals, and vistas.
From 1905 to 1930, Paris was the magnetic center for radical innovation and experiment, the Mecca for creative talents. On-camera, dramatic and historic moments are recalled by participants in these legendary events e.g. Marc Chagall, Igor Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau, Aaron Copland, and many more. Traces who came to Paris and why, whom they met, what they made there, and how being in Paris transformed them and their work.
6) Cry for help
Takes a critical look at the issues surrounding teen depression and suicide. Takes an imtimate look at the efforts of two high schools to identify adolescents at risk. It examines the difficult transition from high school to college through a first-person account.
An inside look at the environments of both Hawaii and Cuba in this two-episode disc. 'Violent Hawaii' delves into how forces of nature have created a tropical paradise. 'Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean' takes an unprecedented look at Cuba's wildlife.
Tells the compelling story of the author's life. Through dramatic reenactments and interviews with top Mitchell scholars, Margaret Mitchell emerges as a complex and fascinating woman who had much in common with her iconic creation, Scarlett O'Hara.
Each of the three programs that make up "The mysterious human heart focuses on a different aspect of what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart. This material is presented through the real-life dramas of people who suddenly learn that a normal, functioning heart is not something that can be taken for granted. In Episode 1. we examine the heart as a muscle - pumping more than 100,000 times a day,...
Traces the evolution of cats from their beginnings on the Asian continent to their introduction into the Americas, taking an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the evolutionary tricks and adaptions that truly make a cat, a cat.
This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only learn startling new truths about the brain, they will voyage...
14) Faces of America
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. turns again to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned celebrities including Meryl Streep and Queen Noor. Looking to the wider immigrant experience, Professor Gates follows the threads of his guests' lives back to their origins. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers illuminate the American experience.
Written by Woody Guthrie in 1940, "This land is your land" is one of the United States' most famous songs. Its Oklahoma-born author, Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie, was a complex, multi-talented man whose songs would come to exemplify that strain of American music. Yet his life was a tangle of unresolved contradictions: an indifferent guitar player yet an accomplished musician; three times married, but a perennially unfaithful husband; distant or...
Tells stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub, a giant tortoise snuggling with a baby hippo, a black crow parenting a meerkat. Looks at these remarkable relationships first hand, and through caregivers, biologists, and animal behaviorists. Explores what these cross-species relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
Part 1, The rise of the dog, examines the relationship between dogs and humans, from their initial domestication to the present day. Part 2, Dogs by design, examines the many different breeds of dogs, and how modern technology is changing the science of dog breeding.
This documentary looks at the plight of chimpanzees that have been used in research (specifically in space travel and medical testing). Goes into the problems various shelters have had with creating and maintaining sanctuaries for these chimpanzees, including the perceived risk to the public of having HIV chimpanzees in the neighborhood as well as trying to get a handle on the personalities and history of the chimpanzees themselves.