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The Girl of Sugar Beach is the most watched documentary in television history-a riveting, true-life mystery that unfolds over twelve weeks and centers on a fascinating question: Did Grace Sebold murder her boyfriend, Julian, while on a Spring Break vacation, or is she a victim of circumstance and poor police work? Grace has spent the last ten years in a St. Lucian prison, and reaches out to filmmaker Sidney Ryan in a last, desperate attempt to prove...
2) The war
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.
Unforgettable Elephants - Martyn Colbeck shares his spectacular footage, that stole his heart. Rhinoceros - Chronicle of the world's five species of rhino, each struggling for their continued survival.
4) Planet Earth
Explores parts of Earth featuring rare footage of animals, natural habitats and behaviors, and discusses the need for ongoing conservation worldwide.
It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson will tackle one of science's major challenges in each video, framed as a simple question that ordinary people wonder and worry about. Neil will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery. Episode includes: 1) How Smart Are Dogs? - Meet an extraordinary boarder collie and other dogs changing our view of canine intelligence. 2) How Smart Are Dolphins?...
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment.
"Gain a fascinating, engagingly intimate glimpse behind the iconic images on the marble busts and the noble faces gazing out from our dollar bills and pocket change. And discover the remarkable, unseen private sides of the men who risked their reputations, fortunes, and lives for the cause of American independence"--Container.
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and...
This program examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development.
Explores the architectural and engineering legacies of some of the world's most powerful empires from the past.
A complete guide for the layman to modern thinking in all areas of astronomy and cosmology.
"Forty-foot waves, freezing temperatures, swinging 700-pound crab pots, a nearly 100-percent injury rate-- but also the chance to earn enough money for a family to live on for a year for just a few days' work. Welcome to one of the world's deadliest jobs: the Alaskan crab fisherman."--Container.
15) The Secret
"...Leading scientists, authors, and philosophers will reveal The Secret [The Law of Attraction] that utterly transformed the lives of those who lived it ... Plato, Newton, Carnegie, Beethoven, Shakespeare, Einstein."--Container.
Transports viewers to places we didn't know existed a year ago. From death stars to ringed planets, star clusters to space wars, The Universe uses new discoveries and more advanced CGI to help explain the mysteries of space.
Car experts test the newest automobiles and compete in various racing and technological challenges around the world. Contains seven episodes.
The tale of the Trojan War has fascinated and intrigued people for thousands of years. But is there any truth to Homer's epic poem. Michael Wood brings to life the heroes and the romance of the Bronze Age in this award winning archaeological story.
19) Arctic tale
Follow Nanu the polar bear cub and Seela the walrus pup through exciting and often dangerous struggles for survival, with only their natural instincts and mothers' guidance to help them face the challenges of a world that is melting around them.
The series returns for a second high-tension season, but this time around, the job takes them even farther north, 100 miles inside the Arctic Circle. The adventure takes off in Inuvik, a small town where freak blizzards, polar bears, and more are common.
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