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Summary: Explore the mind boggling construction of the Panama Canal through historic film footage, rare archival photographs, and insightful narration from David McCullough.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Eductional Foundation 2004

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

Summary: The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. This program highlights the ingenious breakthroughs that cracked the code, unleashing a flood of dramatic new insights about the ancient civilization.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2008

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

Summary: Presents archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God--the foundation of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2009

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

Summary: With soaring prices at the pump and worries about the global greenhouse, it's no laughing matter. But the car guys turn an expert, comic eye on the promise and pitfalls of tomorrow's auto tech.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

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

Summary: In the 1950s, American women discovered they could earn thousands, even millions of dollars, from bowls that burped. "Tupperware ladies" fanned out across the nation's living rooms, selling efficiency and convenience to their friends and neighbors through home parties. The secret behind Tupperware's success: the women of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds who discovered they could move up in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2004

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

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: Tal Ben-Shahar shares principles from his popular "positive psychology" course at Harvard University in this program designed to help viewers bring more happiness and satisfaction into their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2009

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

Summary: A look at the lives of three Ethiopian women, rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, who leave home in search of seeking treatment for obstetric fistula. The program follows them walking for hours on their journey to transportation to a special hospital in Addis Ababa where they find solace for the first time in years, and stays with them as their lives begin to change.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Video 2008

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

Summary: "Will ease you into the world of yoga-whatever your age or ability-and can become your personal at-home trainer. ... discover how easily yoga can be incorporated into your daily routine and how quickly you'll see the benefits for your body and spirit."--Container

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.7046 Yog

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Exe Y

Summary: Although the fighting lasted for only six days in June of 1967, the effects of the Six Day War are still apparent today. On its 40th anniversary, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was then. For Israel, the 1967 war was a military success. But it also redrew the map of the Middle East and mired the region in a never-ending cycle of occupation, terrorism...

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 SIX

Summary: "Thomas Lynch, 58, is a writer and a poet. He's also a funeral director in a small town in central Michigan where he and his family have cared for the dead -- and the living -- for three generations. For the first time, Lynch agreed to allow cameras inside Lynch & Sons, giving FRONTLINE producers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor rare, behind-the-scenes access -- from funeral arrangements to the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2007

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

Summary: Explore how William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create a myth that endures even today. Features the life of the master showman who became part of American history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2008

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

Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: In the late 19th century, as America's teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston, a city of so many firsts that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: An exciting new investigation of the Red Baron's death presents newly discovered documents that overturn the conventional theory of von Richthofen's demise. Featuring thrilling re-enactments of hair-raising duels between fragile fighters of World War I.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2003

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

Summary: Join yoga teacher Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates movements to use at home to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.7046 YOG

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Exe Y

Summary: "An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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

Summary: Investigates the death of Michelle O'Connell, found dead in 2010 by her boyfriend, Jeremy Banks, a St. Augustine, Florida deputy sheriff on the night that she broke up with him. Follows an investigation into the cause of death, originally ruled a suicide.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors, but new evidence is being unearthed that may help rewrite history. Uncovered remains of those who died in battle along with recently discovered documents suggest that even after forming military alliances with thousands of Indian mercenaries, it took the Spanish many years to defeat the Inca Empire.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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

Summary: In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917, a six-hour documentary presented over three nights, explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, it tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GRE
1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV GRE

Summary: Author and counseling psychologist Nancy K. Schlossberg shows us how to prepare for a successful and fulfilling retirement, addressing the common problems and emotional challenges that can occur, such as loss of purpose and changing relationships.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH 2007

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Summary: In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2008

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

Summary: A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2007

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

Summary: Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud".

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2001

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CIT