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America: The Story of Us
rating:4.2

America: The Story of Us

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Narrated by Liev Schreiber, this miniseries highlights momentous events in American history, including the arrival of the Pilgrims, the American Revolution, the Civil War and the incredible lunar landing.

Directed by:

  • Nick Green
  • Marion Milne
  • Andrew Chater
  • Jenny Ash
  • Clare Beavan
  • Renny Bartlett
  • rating:4.2 4.2 Average Rating

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    Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas
    rating:4.1

    Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    It's a holiday adventure the Duncans won't soon forget as Teddy and Amy get separated from the family upon their flight to Palm Springs -- and soon learn that the next flight isn't scheduled until after Christmas.

    Directed by:

  • Arlene Sanford
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    How Smart are Animals?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:4.1

    How Smart are Animals?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Astrophysicist and ubiquitous smart guy Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts this fascinating installment of "Nova scienceNOW" that explores the depth of animal intelligence, proving that non-human species are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. Highlights include a dog that knows more than 1,000 words, a school of dolphins that take teamwork to a whole new level, and a talking parrot with a knack for reason.

    Directed by:

  • Alexis Bloom
  • Julia Cort
  • Rushmore DeNooyer
  • Irene Pepperberg
  • Joshua Seftel
  • Dana Rae Warren
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    A Walk to Beautiful
    rating:4.1

    A Walk to Beautiful

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In Ethiopia, a country with few hospitals and even fewer roads that lead to them, three women are on a journey to rebuild their lives after suffering devastating losses in childbirth. When the women survive but their babies do not, they are summarily shunned by their families. Now, they must make their way to a hospital in Addis Ababa, where they hope to receive treatment for fistula, a condition caused by obstructed labor during childbirth.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Olive Smith
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    How Does the Brain Work?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:4.1

    How Does the Brain Work?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson takes viewers on a head trip, examining questions about how the brain works in this NOVA special. Tyson visits with Penn Jillette and Teller to examine magic and the mind. Elsewhere, he explores the work of synesthesia researcher and neuroscientist David Eagleman, posing questions like, "What exactly is artificial intelligence?" and "How can the mind be controlled by magnets?"

    Directed by:

  • Michael Bicks
  • David Eagleman
  • Sarah Holt
  • Terri Randall
  • Joshua Seftel
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Can We Live Forever?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:4.0

    Can We Live Forever?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson poses questions about longevity in this episode of NOVA's series on the mysteries of science, asking, for instance, whether or not human beings could hibernate. Consulting computer scientists and bioengineers, Tyson investigates the possibility of extending human life indefinitely and if the principles that keep a Volvo running could be applied to our own biology.

    Directed by:

  • Elizabeth Arledge
  • David Chmura
  • Sarah Holt
  • Joshua Seftel
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    The Life of Birds
    rating:4.0

    The Life of Birds

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    David Attenborough presents a series that gives insight into the evolution and behaviors of birds. Discover their remarkable strategies for finding food, their complex social systems and their ingenious and often bizarre ways of mating and breeding.

    Directed by:

  • Joanna Sarsby
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Between the Folds
    rating:4.0

    Between the Folds

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmaker Vanessa Gould takes you on a provocative odyssey into the mesmerizing world of modern origami, where artists and scientists use the ancient art form to craft works of delicate beauty and to model cutting-edge mathematical theories. Pushing the envelope of origami to include caricatured portraits and elaborate abstract designs, these experts examine how paper folding can reveal the profound connection between art, science and philosophy.

    Directed by:

  • Vanessa Gould
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Egypt's Golden Empire
    rating:3.9

    Egypt's Golden Empire

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This program tracks the development of Egypt's New Kingdom, a majestic era marked by the rise of powerful rulers, the birth of a sophisticated civilization, and advances in art, culture and politics that would influence the world for years to come.

    Directed by:

  • Richard Bradley
  • James Hawes
  • Ciara Byrne
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Women of Brewster Place
    rating:3.9

    The Women of Brewster Place

    1989Runtime:0 minutes
    Booted out of her parents' house after refusing to identify her unborn baby's father, Mattie Michael moves to a run-down housing project on Brewster Place, where she joins a group of strong-minded women battling poverty, bigotry and other woes.

    Directed by:

  • Donna Deitch
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
    rating:3.9

    Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    As Europeans worked to extend their reach across the globe, the people of Japan were decidedly isolationist. This documentary spotlights 16th- and 17th-century Japan as seen through the eyes of the samurai, the artist, the foreigner and many others.

    Directed by:

  • Lyn Goldfarb
  • Deborah Ann DeSnoo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW
    rating:3.9

    Can We Make it to Mars?: Nova scienceNOW

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Host Neil deGrasse Tyson escorts viewers on an examination of the questions surrounding humans' ability to survive a roundtrip journey of up to three years to Mars. Can astronauts survive that long without gravity? How will their food be kept palatable? Scientists and engineers discuss advances in radiation-defying, skin-tight space suits, exercises to keep bones healthy, the preservation of foodstuffs, and plasma-powered, super-fast spaceships.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Holt
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    National Geographic: Volcano: Nature's Inferno
    rating:3.9

    National Geographic: Volcano: Nature's Inferno

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    An erupting volcano is perhaps the most devastating force in all of nature. This film from the celebrated National Geographic television series takes a look at these natural wonders, particularly two legendary structures -- Mount Unzen in Japan and Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Volcanologists are consulted as they predict eruptions and attempt to save lives.

    Directed by:

  • Gail Willumsen
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Frontline: A Death in Tehran
    rating:3.8

    Frontline: A Death in Tehran

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    PBS's influential documentary series "Frontline" tackles a heartrending subject in this exploration of the death of Neda Agha Soltan, an Iranian woman killed while watching a protest of the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential election. Soltan's death was filmed on a camera phone and uploaded to the Internet, documenting the extent of the political turmoil in Iran and how new methods of communication are changing the way news is reported.

    Directed by:

  • Monica Garnsey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Through Deaf Eyes
    rating:3.8

    Through Deaf Eyes

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Emmy-winning actress Stockard Channing narrates this documentary that chronicles the history of deaf culture in America from the 19th century to the present day. Interviews with actress Marlee Matlin, community leaders and other deaf Americans provide an up-front and diverse perspective of this segment of society. Short films created by deaf artists are interspersed throughout the in-depth program.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Garey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Frontline: Facing Death
    rating:3.8

    Frontline: Facing Death

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This powerful installment of the long-running PBS series takes a look at the complex -- and often agonizing -- end-of-life decisions that must be made by physicians, those facing the prospect of death and their loved ones. Doctors, patients and families discuss key issues such as when to disconnect a breathing tube, when to continue treatment, when to bring in hospice and the affordability of the mounting costs associated with end-of-life care.

    Directed by:

  • Miri Navasky
  • Karen O'Connor
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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