F. Murray Abraham
In the fall of 1893, an adventurous young man rode out from the salons of New York to the wilds of New Mexico. He went to kill a wolf. Not just any wolf, but an outlaw, the leader of a marauding, cattle killing pack. But by the time Ernest Thompson Seton finally met the renegade Lobo, the wolf had become a hero in his eyes. He would write a tale of that encounter that captured the essence of the vanishing wilderness and led both to the establishment...
In the 1960s, the bald eagle was on the brink of extinction caused by the pesticide DDT and other human pressures. Once declared an endangered species, the eagle has come soaring back, yet most people know little about the eagle beyond its striking appearance. From the pristine wilderness of Alaska to the Upper Mississippi River Valley, go behind the scenes to discover the eagle's surprisingly tough struggle to survive in the wild.
A carjacking by Bronx black teenagers resulting in the death of a white suburban woman becomes a cause celebre when feelings of prejudice and injustice boil to the surface. A circus atmosphere pervades the case in this powerful, provocative drama that speaks to our time.
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We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z is the only record of the plague years.
This is the story of how the remarkable and enduring relationship between dogs and humans began, and why dogs have earned a unique and fundamental place in the human heart.
Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; some of them of his own making. The film was inspired by the story of folk singer Dave Van Ronk.
"Honeybees first appeared on earth around 80 million years ago, and from the beginning have played a key role in our survival. Most fruit trees and vegetable species are entirely dependent on bees to produce, and there is no commercially viable artificial replacement for natural pollination. In the past year up to 80% of the honeybees in the US have vanished. The massive die-offs, first reported in November of 2006, are now the subject of emergency...
Relates the early years of Gus & Call when they first enlisted as Texas Rangers; Gus meets Clara, the unforgettable love of his life, but adventures with Indians & their attempt to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans comes between.
Andes, the dragon's back - A look at 5,000 miles of intensive terrains, extreme temperatures and diverse wildlife. Life In Death Valley - An exploration of a land both exquisite and brutal.
Investigating the deaths of two monks, a visiting brother discovers a secret library containing rare books considered lost to the world and dangerous to the Catholic faith.
Documents the story of Lobo, the legendary leader of a band of cattle-killing wolves that had been terrorizing cattle ranchers and their livestock, and bounty hunter Ernest Thompson Seton, who set out to exterminate this 'super-wolf.' Bonus program: White Falcon, White Wolf which follows two families, a breeding pair of gyrfalcons and a pack of Arctic wolves.
Romulus Whitaker, renowned reptile expert and conservationist, puts a bit of history together with documented science and some compelling contemporary reports, and sets off to find out the truth about dragons.
A documentary film which examines the behavior of hummingbirds.
A mutually beneficial friendship develops between a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has lived for forty years as an eccentric recluse and a young Black writer whose athletic skills have enabled him to attend a Manhattan prep school.
The world's most active volcano is on Hawaii's Big Island. Its latest eruption began in 1983 and it hasn't stopped since. Filmmaker Paul Atkins finds himself getting a shot few have ever filmed: the cataclysmic meeting of 2,000-degree lava and 75-degree ocean water, a true sight to behold. Bonus program: Violent Hawaii. Documents a place of idyllic beauty that is also a land of volcanic fury, raging mountaintop blizzards, dangerous rockslides, monster...
Dramatization of the story of Esther, a Jewish woman loved by King Ahasuerus, who persuades him to show her people mercy, thus averting a planned genocide of the Jews by the King's right-hand man Haman.
The story of Mozart during his time in Vienna, as seen through the eyes of his jealous rival Antonio Salieri. Includes music from Don Giovanni, The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute, as well as his unfinished Requiem.
Everyone in Auburn is talking about Joshua, a woodcarver who has come to the village and seems to be able to perform miracles.
Experience the wildlife of the Okavango Delta, an oasis and lush paradise in Southern Africa that connects a wide array of creatures. Lions chase elephants, who chase hippos, who chase crocodiles.
20) Beautiful birds
(Hummingbirds): "Hummingbirds represent one of nature's most interesting paradoxes-they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. Stunningly beautiful high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities help us to understand the world of hummingbirds as we never have before."-- (Birds of the gods): "The...
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