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Summary: This explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC P

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRO

Summary: The definitive documentary of America's pastime, baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth, informative, and enthralling look...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BAS

Summary: Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV THO

Summary: It tells the astonishing, heartbreaking, inspiring, and largely-untold story of Native Americans in the United States military. Why would Indian men and women put their lives on the line for the very government that took their homelands? The film relates the stories of Native American warriors from their own points of view, stories of service and pain, of courage and fear.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WAR

Summary: This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: 363.41 Prohibition 2011

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Explores almost 200 years of Deaf life in America and presents a broad range of perspectives on what it means to be deaf. The film is propelled by the stories of people, both eminent and ordinary, and sheds lights on events that have shaped Deaf lives: the creation of schools for deaf students, the debate about American Sign Language, the campaign for a deaf-friendly telephone (the TTY), the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV THR

Summary: Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WES

Summary: Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NOT

Summary: A portrait of one of the pre-eminent artists of the 20th century, and the inventor of an art form, the mobile. Shows Calder at work in his studio, includes archival films and photographs, and features interviews with contemporaries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ALE

Summary: The game of baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it. Players and owners wage a battle over money and power; Cal Ripken becomes the game's new Iron Man; sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds do things that have never been done before; the Yankees build a dynasty, while their arch rivals, the Red Sox, stage the greatest comeback in history. In September...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BAS

Summary: In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Vi 2

Summary: Traces the history of the Medal of Honor from its inception during the Civil War through the Iraq War. Focuses on the stories of a valiant few: Sgt. Paul Smith who died protecting his company at the Baghdad Airport; a Holocaust survivor who single-handedly defends a hill during the Korean War; a Navy SEAL, a veteran of the Vietnam War, who swam for two hours in the ocean, carrying his wounded...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MED

Summary: They called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them Shakers. Through diaries, archival photographs, music and stunning cinematography, Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this group.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SHA

Summary: 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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WAR RATED NR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc W

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WAR

Contents: Disc One -Episode one: A necessary war -- Disc Two -Episode two and three: When things get tough; Deadly calling -- Disc three -Episode four: Pride of our nation -- Disc four -Episode five: Fubar -- Disc six-Episode seven: World without war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 DVD War 2007

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Explore the transformative power of education through the eyes of a dozen incarcerated men and women trying to earn college degrees, and a chance at new beginnings.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV COL

Summary: Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CAN

Summary: Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CEN
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CEN

Summary: "In this elegant, penetrating and moving portrait of the United States Congress, filmmaker Ken Burns profiles an American institution whose ideals and actions affect us all. Narrated by David McCullough, the program employs historic film footage and interviews with insiders" including David Broker, Alistair Cooke and Cokie Roberts to detail the personalities, events and issues that have...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CON

Summary: John James Audubon's story is dramatic and surprising. He was not born in America, but saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive. His growing apprehension about the destruction of nature became his prophecy. As an artist and naturalist his achievements were monumental. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature creates a meaningful portrait of Art and Science in the first...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV JOH

Summary: Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and many others.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD Gold 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAR

Summary: In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Vi 1

Summary: In an immersive narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV VIE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD VIE NOT RATED

Summary: Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRA

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