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Contents: Credits: Admiral Chester Nimitz (1:18) -- Supremacy of the Pacific (2:16) -- Young Chester Nimitz (2:20) -- Rise of Chester Nimitz (1:46) -- Challenge at Coral Sea (1:13) -- The Battle of Midway (1:57) -- Battle of Leyte Gulf (3:08) -- Price of Battle (2:42) -- Invasion of Okinawa (2:42) -- End of WWII (1:28) -- Welcome Home (2:31) -- Retired Life of an Admiral (1:33) -- Credits:Admiral Chester...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: With half of American marriages ending in divorce, why does 90 percent of the nation still enter into matrimony? Is the Western notion of permanent, monogamous marriage entering a new phase, a more flexible and adaptable one, or is it becoming obsolete? Are there alternatives that make sense? This film presents an eclectic mix of couples (both male-female and same-sex) who discuss how and why...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Contents: WWII Guns (8:35) -- WWII Grenades (3:02) -- WWII Battlefield Tactics (4:11) -- Mock Battle (4:47) -- Credits: 'American Soldiers of WWII' (0:20)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Utilizing the principles of Universal Design for Learning, this program takes viewers into classrooms where low- to mid-tech AT solutions are helping students with disabilities to become confident, independent learners. The video covers auditory process supports (interactive white boards, Inspiration software, and FM Classroom Amplification systems); fine-motor and writing supports (AlphaSmart,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: This program focuses on General Stilicho, who, as guardian of the young Emperor Honorius, became the de facto commander-in-chief of the Roman armies in the West.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: From its pre-Roman origins to its 21st-century status as a truly global city, Barcelona has given birth to an array of beautiful landmarks. This program gives students an information-rich tour of the Catalonian capital. With visually dynamic footage devoted to the buildings of Antoni Gaudi, the program introduces viewers to Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Parq Guell, and other works. Explorations...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Contents: Introduction: Barn Restoration (3:00) -- Barn Deconstruction (4:11) -- Barn Reconstruction (3:50) -- Barn Raising (2:59) -- Dairy Barn Conversion (6:43) -- Credits: 'Barn' (0:20)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Comparing sports with religion only goes so far, but in early-20th-century America, the reverence accorded baseball and its players resembled the trust and respect a priest might elicit from his parishioners. This program examines the life of the game between 1910 and 1920-the decade in which a godlike figure named Babe Ruth first appeared and the Black Sox scandal threatened, in the words of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: It was the decade that saw the rise of the American counterculture, and baseball was not immune to radical change itself. This program looks at events that transformed the sport during the 1960s, including the emergence of televised baseball, an increase in expansion teams, and the building of multipurpose stadiums that many saw as robbing the game of its intimacy. Among other developments,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: From player salaries to performance-enhancing drugs, baseball's latter days have seen more than their share of controversy and confusion. This program covers the period from the 1994 player strike through the 2009 Major League season. Ample attention is given to the steroid problem, with a focus on Barry Bonds-both his stellar career and the scandal in which he became embroiled. But the film...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: The Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, at Franklin, Tennessee, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War. It was one of the worst disasters of the war for the Confederate States Army. Confederate Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee conducted numerous frontal assaults against fortified positions occupied by the Union forces under Maj. Gen. John...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Miami Airport, December 7, 2005: a jet passenger begins yelling about a bomb threat and bolts for the door. Refusing to comply with two U.S. marshals, he is eventually shot to death. The cause of his outburst - bipolar disorder, not terrorism - comes to light soon after, proffering another tragic example of how volatile and misunderstood the disease is. This program examines the lives of people...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Contents: A Tale of Two Men at War (1:44) -- Defense of Remagen (1:49) -- The Rhine (2:17) -- Allied Troops Advance to Remagen (3:41) -- Allied Troops Across the Rhine (3:47) -- Travesty at the Ludendorff Bridge (2:13) -- Soldiers in France (2:56) -- After the Bridgehead at the Rhine (1:06) -- Credits: Bridgehead at the Rhine (1:06)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: The mark of a professional health care worker is a caring attitude and a desire to be of service. This program offers a combination of tips on how to enhance caregiver/patient interactions and thought-provoking questions to help caregivers develop or improve their patient-centric behaviors. An informative staff-development tool for nursing home, hospital, and even homecare settings-anywhere...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2002

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Summary: I don't go all out to destroy the environment, but I don't really think about the ozone layer and recycling? Charlotte loves geography but the earth-friendly job her advisors suggest just doesn't appeal, especially because rock music might be her true destiny. In this program a career specialist and a life coach introduce Charlotte to opportunities in both fields, but with its low pay and lack...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: To top off the Chippendale-style Low Boy, next comes a tall seven-drawer chest to make the High Boy complete. Scott Phillips uses rare, air-dried figured cherry for the tall chest with special new dovetail jigs to complete the drawer assembly. Scott also offers tips on the how to use the right finish for any project.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program profiles CO2 Zero, an eco-friendly housing development in the UK, focusing on its use of recycled plastics and FSC-certified wood. The architect built with renewable and reclaimed resources, and took into account how all parts of the houses would be disposed of at end-of-life, thus minimizing the carbon footprint of this unique living space. Although the countertops are made from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: I was born for the stage but I also like accounting. In this program a career specialist and a life coach arrange for Christopher to land a very unglamorous role in a local dinner theater production and then work as an accountant to determine which profession might be right for him. Christopher loves numbers, but he's hooked on the thrill he gets from being on stage. Is he enough of a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In 1871, Chicago burned to the ground, and from the ashes of the old city a new kind of metropolis rose up. This program shows the restless spirit embodied in the skyscrapers of American cities (as well as in the Statue of Liberty) but it also addresses new social problems, such as poverty and organized crime, that came with growing urbanization. Worker uprisings, immigration, and the expansion...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: This overview of Confucius' biography and philosophy from the Famous Authors series contextualizes Confucius' life during the Zhou Dynasty, relaying the Chinese values of family and ancestor-worship, history and record-keeping, and spirituality. This time saw many intellectual developments and the concepts of morality and peace were emerging, and the video demonstrates the major influence...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Once the largest city in Europe and the center of Islamic culture and scholarship, Cordoba now presents a richly textured urban landscape combining old and new. This program offers an informative itinerary through the city's monuments, religious buildings, and historic water routes. Visiting the Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral, the Medina Azahara, the Synagogue, and the Fortress of the Christian...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Contents: Cracker Corn Crib (1:55) -- Corn Crib Log Replacement (2:05) -- Corn Crib Roof Replacement (2:19) -- Old Growth Timber (6:36) -- Cracker Porch Construction (6:51) -- Credits: 'Cracker Home' (0:20)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Like Earth, most of the worlds that orbit the Sun are made of rock, but, geologically speaking, any kinship among the interplanetary legion largely ends there. Some of our neighbors are alive, as it were, while others are frozen artifacts of a long-vanished era. This program visits subjects in the solar kingdom that still show a pulse and examines the factors that have kept them active....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: A few centuries ago, state-sanctioned killing was thought of mainly as a control mechanism, a deterrent to crime. Thus, a person could be hanged not just for murder but for minor offences such as petty theft. But with the emergence of the police force as a civic institution, some began to view capital punishment as the sordid appeasement of our communal thirst for vengeance, and today it is a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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