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Summary: In this chronicle of San Francisco in the 1970s, the carefree chaos revolves around the funky old apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane where landlady Anna Madrigal welcomes tenants by taping homegrown joints to their doors and presides over their lives with an almost maternal affection.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2002

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

Summary: The Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that homo sapiens came to inhabit. Now, join an international team of scientists as they climb to the world's highest tombs to unearth secrets of the people who settled these extreme environments.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: The life and work of artist Thomas Hart Benton as shown through his paintings, through old newsreels, and through interviews with people who knew him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD Video 2002

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

Summary: What holds up the Astrodome? Why did the Romans leave a hole in the roof of the Pantheon? Tour the world and trace the 2000-year history of domes with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay. From Houston's astrodome to Rome's St. Peter's Cathedral, to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this video introduces ingenious designers, recounts rarely told...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2004

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

Summary: Discover the latest thinking from solar enthusiasts and skeptics as it investigates cutting-edge research developments. The program introduces viewers to the scientists and businesspeople who are racing to make solar power practical.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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

Summary: Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. Towards zero: Eyebrows arch when the dashing Wimbledon tennis star Nevile Strange arrives with his attractive new wife, even though the first wife is also attending. Miss Marple observes the tightly wound group as they holiday by the sea, sensing the sexual tensions and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Acorn Media 2007

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

Summary: Part one follows the trail of a medical mystery which began in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. Traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. Reveals the astounding spread of the infection to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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

Summary: This documentary focuses attention on the United States' aging population and the many adult children who are undertaking the primary care for their aging parents, underscoring today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings and social, cultural and economic issues. Immediately followed by a 30-minute panel discussion with medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene which offers...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Video 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.8084 CAR

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: Changing the course of rivers has changed the course of history. Award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay goes to extremes to bring you an unprecedented look at the power of dams. From the banks of the Nile to the top of the Hoover Dam, you'll meet the courageous and ambitious builders, relive the deadly disasters, and discover the little-known personal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBS Boston Video 2000

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

Summary: "[This program] looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement -- from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller 'Silent Spring' to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Distribution 2010

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

Summary: Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England in the series pilot, where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. Lewis barely makes it out of the airport before falling into his first murder investigation. But even if he solves the case, will his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

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Summary: The new series picks up where the last story ended - with Havers shot in the line of duty, and Lynley estranged from his wife Helen. How will these traumas affect their ability to do their jobs?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2006

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

Summary: Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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

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

Summary: Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park and must navigate a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

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

Summary: Set in Victorian London, fearless young Sally Lockhart has a mind for numbers and for sleuthing. Recently orphaned Sally is armed with a pearl-handled pistol and her keen mind, uncovers the secrets of her father's death aboard the sunken schooner Lavinia, discovers hidden cursed jewels, and faces England's deadliest villains with bold courage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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

Summary: Acclaimed director Steve James tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves, and their bank's legacy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: While global warming has been heating up the world, recently scientists were stunned to discover that the sun has actually been growing dimmer, with less and less sunlight reaching earth's surface. Nova unravels this baffling climate detective story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2006

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

Summary: Uncertain of her future but unwilling to sacrifice her freedom, Bathsheba rejects the proposal of Gabriel Oak only to become his employer. Still in love, Gabriel can only watch as Bathsheba flirts with her neighbor, Mr. Boldwood unleashing a passionate obsession within the reserved Boldwood. Both men forsake their hearts, however, upon the arrival of the dashing soldier Frank Troy. Despite...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2012

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

Summary: Among the stars in the night sky wander the eight-plus worlds of the solar system, each home to truly awe-inspiring sights. Volcanoes three times higher than Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, cyclones larger than Earth lasting hundreds of years. Each of our celestial neighbors has a distinct personality and a unique story. In this five-part series, NOVA will explore the awesome beauty...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: DCI Ross Tanner is a great detective with excellent powers of observation. While leading a high-profile investigation, however, he begins to lose his vision. At first defiant about the diagnosis, he cannot escape it, and terrified, tells no one. Ambitious DI Tully soon guesses Tanner's secret and makes a deal: she will be his eyes, if he agrees to further her career. To keep working, Tanner...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BFS Entertainment & Multimedia Ltd. 2009

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

Summary: In a laboratory, a team of engineers create a replica of Beijing's Forbidden City to uncover the secrets underlying its ability to withstand earthquakes over the centuries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: As the Ebola epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, NOVA reports from the hot zone, where courageous medical teams struggle to cope with a flood of victims, to labs where scientists are racing to test vaccines and find a cure. Surviving Ebola includes chilling firsthand interviews of what it's like to catch and survive this terrible affliction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2014

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

Summary: How can animals be studied when the researcher cannot get close to it? Camera traps and drones are revolutionizing wildlife biology by recording the secret lives of animals, from whales and tigers to giant armadillos, all without disturbing them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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

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