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Summary: Set in England in the years leading up to the First World War, Downton Abbey tells the story of a complicated community. The house has been home to the Crawley family for many generations, but it is also where their servants live, and plan, and dream, and they are as fiercely jealous of their rank as anyone. Some of them are loyal to the family and committed to Downton as a way of life, others...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Tour the best Ireland and Scotland have to offer with Public Television's most famous traveler, Rick Steves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Back Door Productions 2009

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Summary: The Navajo Tribal Police investigate the murder of a medicine man. At the crime scene is a partially completed pictograph. One clue sends a chill through a young officer: the arrow used in the killing has a tip of human bone, a sign that a Navajo spirit - a "skinwalker"--Is at work.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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Summary: This five-part series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations, and cultural innovation. It is a timely, clear-eyed look at the vital role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation. Their stories are a celebration of the grit and resilience of a people that reflects the experience of all Americans.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

Summary: A film that seamlessly blends mission audio from Apollo 11's historic journey featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive, and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: "They were charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. For hundreds of years, Native American leaders from Massasoit, Tecumseh, and Tenskwatawa, to Major Ridge, Geronimo, and Fools Crow valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. Sometimes, their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2009

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

Summary: The world of penguins: Presents the life of penguins and how they solve the problem of living in two worlds, in the sea where they spend most of their lives swimming and feeding, moving so gracefully, and their return to land each year to breed and to moult. A sea otter story: warm hearts and cold water: The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a haven for orphaned otter pups where the staff teaches these...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2005

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

Summary: Discover how the 1900 outbreak of bubonic plague set off fear and anti-Asian sentiment in San Francisco.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: Started in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt as part of the New Deal, the CCC was used as a way to not only help unemployed Americans, but to help conserve some of the country's forests and parks. Over the next ten years it would employ over 3 million men who planted trees, fought fires, and helped their families financially. Features interviews and archived footage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2010

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

Summary: Examines immigration policy under both the Trump and Obama administrations, investigates the origins of zero tolerance, and reveals the journeys and voices of children who were separated from their parents.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

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Summary: Ken Burns chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, rising from the experiences of remarkable people in distinctive regions of the nation. From its roots in ballads, hymns, and the blues to its mainstream popularity, viewers will follow the evolution of country music over the course of the twentieth century as it eventually emerged to become America's music. Features...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

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

Summary: Renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. weaves together genealogical detective work with cutting-edge DNA analysis to trace the ancestry of a diverse array of trailblazing public figures. The result is a captivating cross-section of history, illustrating that diversity is both America's strength and its constant.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: "From acclaimed scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Gospel explores Black spirituality through sermon and song. From the blues to hip-hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. But, while musical styles come and go, there is one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage, and wisdom. It is a message that resounds from the pulpit to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: Examines the life of Muhammad Ali in and out of the boxing ring, covering his ties with the Nation of Islam, his political postions, including his refusal to be drafted during the Vietnam War, his role as a symbol of Black masculinity, and life after boxing.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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

Summary: Join Bill Moyers for conversations that touch on pressing issues in our post-9/11 world: the increasing politicization of faith, the perceived gulf between science and religion, the tension between tolerance and free expression, and more. Original voices such as Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, and Mary Gordon add a personal dimension as they talk openly about their most heartfelt...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Athena 2010

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

Summary: Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis's Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son as he showcases the architect's body of timeless work, which continues to inspire amongst renewed interest in 20th century architects and artists who exploded the constraints of the past to create a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: An epic labor strike that devastated Michigan's Copper Country in 1913 haunts the American labor movement to this day. Among the notable elements of that strike was the death of 73 children at a union Christmas party, a tragedy immortalized by Woody Guthrie in his ballad "1913 Massacre", performed in the film by Steve Earle. The event remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in U.S. history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

Summary: Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2013

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

Summary: Ruby Ridge is a riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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Summary: In 1977, NASA launched the Voyager missions as a way of exploring the solar system's outermost planets, capturing images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their moons. "The farthest" documents Voyager's journey, including first-hand accounts of the men and women who built the ships and guided their missions. Bonus film "Second genesis" explores the scientific quest to find life, or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: The year is 1921. While communism and prohibition are debated in speakeasies, society will never be the same, and crime has never had it better. A new age calls for a new kind of detective and the women of Drake Private Detectives fit the bill.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV FRA

Summary: The show follows Margaret and Helen Schlegel, two intelligent, idealistic sisters living together in Edwardian London with their hypochondriac brother, Tibby. Their loving but interfering Aunt Juley tries to keep the siblings in line after the death of their parents, but a series of events push the sisters to lead unorthodox lives full of romance, tragedy, and drama.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2020

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HOW

Summary: The intricate dance of life continues in this heartwarming drama series about two long-lost childhood sweethearts and the 60 years of baggage they bring to their better-late-than-never marriage. How will newlyweds Alan and navigate a startling revelation about Alan's past? And how will their adult daughters, Gillian and Caroline, deal with happiness and tragedy in their even more complicated...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2015

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LAS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LAS NOT RATED

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV La 3

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Summary: Mary Berry shares her ultimate Christmas feast with all the trimmings, packed with tips to plan and get ahead for the big day. Chefs Angela Hartnett and Monica Galetti join her to share favorite festive recipes from their heritage and Mary and TV host Rylan try and convert some kids to Brussels sprouts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAR
1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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