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Summary: George Orr is haunted by dreams that become reality. In a world where pollution has destroyed the ice caps and plagues rage unchecked, a psychiatrist sees Orr's power as a way for humanity to escape its bleak fate. But as each attempt to direct Orr's dreaming ends in failure, the doctor's obsession with playing God grows stronger.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Educational Broadcasting Corporation 2000

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI LAT

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Summary: An abridged production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute for television.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Opera 2006

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA MAG

Summary: This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influential cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

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

Summary: The story of an ill-fated love affair between an idealistic poet and a comsumptive flower-maker.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: EMI Classics 2008

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA BOH

Summary: Cuba's unspoiled tropical terrain, closed for decades by a U.S. trade embargo, escaped the commercialization of its Caribbean island neighbors. A title wave of hotels, asphalt, and pollution may be just ahead, if tourism experts are right. Look inside the long-closed paradise to see what the future holds for Cuba's unusual species of amphibians, reptiles, and fresh water fish.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2010

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

Summary: Takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family, to reveal who this dynamic little "devil" truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Summary: Carmen, a beautiful and sultry gypsy, woos the corporal Don José. Their relationship leads to his rejection of his former love, mutiny against his superior, and joining a gang of smugglers. His jealousy when she turns from him to the bullfighter Escamillo leads to murder.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 2010

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1 available in Opera DVDs, Call number: DVD OPERA CAR

Summary: From Wall Street to Washington Heights, down Fifth Avenue, over bridges, and across the grid, Visions of New York City celebrates the irresistible attraction of the little 25- by 2-mile island that is New York.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917 VIS

Summary: "The one-off specials featured here represent some of David Attenborough's most personal quests and passionate enthusiasms. 'Attenborough in paradise' represents a childhood dream come true as he visits the forests of New Guinea to record the spectacular courtship of the birds of paradise. A piece of amber given to him 60 years ago by a young refugee girl sparked a lifelong interest explored in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2007

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Summary: Genealogical investigations and DNA analysis help participants discover where they come from and who they are.

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 AFR

Summary: When celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a discussion about his life's work, the nation was captivated. The series brought Campbell's theories into popular culture and led to a bestselling companion book. Includes six episodes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Athena 2010

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

Summary: Ducks are true originals. There are more than 120 different species of ducks in all, a fantastical group of complex characters. Ducks have a talent for survival, and life stories filled with personality and charm. Each bird is more fun than the last, and will leave you wanting more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2012

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

Summary: Disc 1 is a look at the life and legacy of Julia Child. Discs 2 & 3 contain twelve episodes from the original "French chef" series.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5092 CHI

Summary: LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson -- Texan, Democrat, political virtuoso. He rises up out of the 1960s like a Colossus, like something from Shakespeare, filling the stage -- 10, 12 characters in one. He is admired and he is detested. But the real measure of a leader is what he gets done, the size of the problems he faces. Before Lyndon Johnson, we were essentially a segregated society. Inequality...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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

Summary: Biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson from his early life in Texas through his controversial presidency. Covers his early career as a supporter of the New Deal; the assassination of John F. Kennedy; the Civil Rights struggle, the War on Poverty; and the Vietnam War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Video 2010

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

Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

Summary: Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2007

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

Summary: Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness.

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 FRO

Summary: Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and contain 90 percent of life on earth, yet they remain the most treacherous and alien part of our environment. Through unparalleled underwater footage, up-to-date science and harrowing first-person accounts, Savage Seas probes the watery phenomena that hold both terror and allure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2007

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

Summary: Investigation of the health care crisis in America that follows a diverse group of uninsured individuals as they battle critical illnesses without proper care.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2008

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

Summary: Zoditch, a lonely minor functionary in a publishing house is given a diary to take home and read overnight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kultur 2002

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA JOU

Summary: Tells the story of the struggle for freedom by thousands of African-American ex-slaves who fled Southern plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. Follows their dream of a journey to freedom in bone-chilling Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. Features the stories of Englishman John Clarkson, a passionate advocate of the abolition of slavery, and two African men,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Video 2008

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

Summary: Chronicles the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day through a cast of historical characters, vivid storytelling, location photography, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Edgar Allan Poe: buried alive draws on the rich palette of Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. Featuring Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare, the film explores the misrepresentations of Poe as an alcoholic madman. It reveals the way in which Poe tapped into what it means to be a human in the modern and sometimes frightening world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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