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Alda, Alan

Summary: One of America's most recognizable and acclaimed actors, the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing, Alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances. The son of a popular actor and a loving but mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood backstage in the erotic and comic world of burlesque and went on, after early...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2005

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Alda, Alan

Summary: The actor and founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science traces his personal quest to understand how to relate and communicate better, from practicing empathy and using improv games to storytelling and developing better intuitive skills.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 ALD

Alda, Alan

Summary: The popular actor looks back to reassess the meaning of his own life and the paths he has taken, from the turbulent 1960s to the tragedy of September 11, and to answer such questions as "What do I value?" and "What, exactly, is the good life?"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 792.02 ALD

Summary: Until very recently the vast area under the world's ocean surfaces was virtually unknown and unreachable by humans. However, groundbreaking technologies and cutting edge research have opened the doors to the deepest and most well-kept secrets of the sea. In Beneath the Sea, a part of the PBS Scientific American Frontier series, viewers will take stock in the big unknowns of the sea and see how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2002

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Summary: Will replacing a body part be as easy as replacing a light bulb some day? In Body Building, a part of the PBS Scientific American Frontiers series, host Alan Alda journeys behind the scenes with MIT's Robert Langer for a remarkable window into the current scientific advances in repair and replacement of damaged human body parts. The program follows scientists and researchers as they experiment...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2002

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Summary: Hydrogen may be the fuel of the future, but what would it take to safely and efficiently make the transition from fossil fuels? In this program from the Scientific American Frontiers series, host Alan Alda takes a look at two ways to use the Sun's energy to extract hydrogen; meets with Stan and Iris Ovshinsky, inventors of a hydrogen storage method involving a solid metal alloy; and makes a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Join the staff of the 4077th as they try to cope with the stress of war with fun and humor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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Summary: More adventures for the doctors and nurses of the 4077th unit during the Korean War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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Summary: A bored Manhattan housewife becomes convinced her next-door neighbor has committed a murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MAN

Summary: Erik Kernan is an up-and-coming sports reporter who rescues a homeless man only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect the Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RES

Summary: Follows the life of Howard Hughes as the twentysomething millionaire, having already made a fortune improving the design of oil-drilling bits, who comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business. It doesn't take long for Hughes to jump from producer to director of his first major film project, a World War I air epic. The film was a massive hit, and the eccentric...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD AVI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD AVI RATED PG-13

Summary: A man who thinks he's God's gift to women reconsiders when he suddenly can hear what they're really thinking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Video 2001

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie What 2000

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Summary: Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shuns him. Ignored,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Flash 2009

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF FLA

Summary: "In a quest to find his biological parents, Mel Coplin (Ben Stiller)--joined by his wife (Patricia Arquette) and a sexy adoption counselor (Téa Leoni)--embarks on a cross-country search for his 'roots.' Yet as he careens from one outrageous situation to another, Mel finds himself tempted by the seductive counselor--even as his wife starts a flirtation of her own! By the time they meet up with...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2004

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Summary: The star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LON

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Summary: The entire first season of this historic television comedy / drama.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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Summary: A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA NOT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Nothing 2009

Summary: They were the 4077 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital unit, stationed three miles from the front during the Korean War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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Summary: Laughter is the best medicine. This classic comedy continues its tour of duty as the complete 8th season premieres. Including an emotional farewell to Radar.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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Summary: Queens native Josh Kovacs has managed one of the most luxurious and well-secured residences in New York City for more than a decade. Under his watchful eye, nothing goes undetected. In the swankiest unit atop Josh's building, Wall Street titan Arthur Shaw is under house arrest after being caught stealing two billion from his investors. The hardest hit among those he defrauded? The tower...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY TOW

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE TOW

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Summary: Could lab-grown organs and body parts one day become a common solution for eliminating disease and rejuvenating the body? This classic episode of Scientific American Frontiers examines methods for re-engineering human anatomy, including not only artificial organ cultivation and retinal implants but also advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. Host Alan Alda looks at nerve...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2001

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Summary: James Donovan is a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertaiment 2016

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRI RATED PG13

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BRI

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Summary: A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hen's Tooth Video 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV FRE

Summary: Explores the day-to-day lives of the people who live and work at the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) stationed three miles from the front during the Korean War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Ma

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MAS