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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

Summary: Kentucky is home to some of the greatest country stars of all time. Still today, inspired Country, Gospel, Bluegrass and Mountain music echo from every hollow. Follows country music to its very roots, searching out local national treasures who live for the music they play. Set against the backdrop of the Kentucky countryside, seamlessly weaving wonderful music and intimate stories.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distribured by PBS Home Video 2007

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC RHY

Summary: Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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

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

Summary: Part 1 details the building of the Bridge, the involvement of the Roebling family in its construction and the many engineering innovations and difficulties involved. Part 2 discusses the Brooklyn Bridge as a symbol of strength, vitality, ingenuity, and promise in American culture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 1995

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Summary: Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD Video 2002

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

Summary: "No modern politician has captured the American imagination as has the Kingfish--Huey Long. Two years in the making, Ken Burns' documentary traces Long's spectacular career from the 1920s when he burst out of Louisiana's red clay hills to smash the state's power structure under the banner "Every Man a king"--Publisher's website.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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

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Summary: 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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2009

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

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

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Summary: Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2004

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

Summary: "At the tiny Greenwood School in the small New England town of Putney, Vermont, its roughly 50 students, boys from the ages 11 to 17 are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. This would be a daunting assignment for any student, but the boys at Greenwood all suffer from learning differences that have made their personal, academic and social progress extremely challenging. As the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: 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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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