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American Experience: The Kennedys
rating:3.4

American Experience: The Kennedys

1992Runtime:0 minutes
The cult of Camelot is demystified in this fascinating PBS documentary featuring interviews with Kennedy family members and friends, archival footage, never-before-seen photographs and other documents. What comes across is a detailed portrait of a political dynasty that figured prominently in American history and continues to do so in the new millennium. The documentary ncludes an interview with historian Robert Dallek.

Directed by:

  • Marilyn H. Mellowes
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner
    rating:3.4

    30 for 30: The House of Steinbrenner

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Yankees owner George Steinbrenner proved to be as iconic to the team as its pinstripes. Through all the ups and downs of his reign, "the Boss" managed to link the legends and legacy of Yankees past to Yankees present.

    Directed by:

  • Barbara Kopple
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Vanished: Season 1
    rating:3.4

    Vanished: Season 1

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When the wife (Joanne Kelly) of Sen. Jeffrey Collins (John Allen Nelson) goes missing at a swank event held in her honor, FBI agents Graham Kelton (Gale Harold) and Lin Mei (Ming-Na) are charged with finding her. First, however, they must get to the bottom of the many secrets surrounding her. Esai Morales and Penelope Ann Miller also star in this drama told through the eyes of the FBI, family members and a tenacious reporter (Rebecca Gayheart).

    Directed by:

  • Stephen Cragg
  • Fred Keller
  • Helen Shaver
  • Dwight Little
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    One Nation Under God
    rating:3.4

    One Nation Under God

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This documentary explores the humorous techniques -- including theory from psychiatry and religion -- proposed to "cure" homosexuals. Through interviews and footage from the annals, the argument is made that homosexuality is nothing short of an affliction that can be treated. "Former" lesbian women are featured getting beauty tips, while "former" gay men take to the football fields to prove their masculinity.

    Directed by:

  • Teodoro Maniaci
  • Francine Rzeznik
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Naked Brothers Band
    rating:3.4

    The Naked Brothers Band

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Real-life siblings Nat and Alex Wolff and the rest of their bandmates wrestle with the pitfalls of success in this rockumentary for kids. As the band wins fans, the guys struggle with an addiction to soda and other youthful indiscretions.

    Directed by:

  • Polly Draper
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Mary Pickford: American Experience
    rating:3.4

    Mary Pickford: American Experience

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    America's first film sweetheart, Mary Pickford, possessed a winsome way of acting that entranced audiences. She was also a shrewd businesswoman who played a pivotal role in shaping the media of the 20th century. (Pickford, along with husband Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, William S. Hart and others, formed United Artists.) This program features footage, stills, original audio interviews with Pickford and clips from her movies.

    Directed by:

  • Sue Williams
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Luther Vandross: Journeys in Black
    rating:3.4

    Luther Vandross: Journeys in Black

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Black Entertainment Television presents a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life and work of soul singer Luther Vandross. Born in Harlem, Vandross developed a love for music after seeing performances at the Apollo Theater as a child. It was time well spent, as his inimitable rhythm and blues vocal stylings have become the "sound of love" for more than 20 years.

    Directed by:

  • Stephanie Frederic
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Friends First: Win or Lose

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. When Sarah arrives with her horse, Scarlet, the other kids make assumptions about her because they know she's wealthy in "You Can't Judge a Girl by her Limo." Then, in "The Competition," everyone becomes ultracompetitive when Horseland needs to pick one rider to participate in an important junior national contest.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Horseland: Taking the Heat
    rating:3.4

    Horseland: Taking the Heat

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Take a trip to Horseland, a giant ranch where horse lovers join together for fun and adventure in this animated television series. After skipping practice sessions, overconfident Alma gets an unpleasant surprise in the fence-jumping event in "Win Some, Lose Some." Then, in "Fire, Fire Burning Bright," Chloe and Zoey don't take their responsibilities seriously on a trail ride, and their actions lead to consequences that put everyone in danger.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Hyden
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
    rating:3.4

    Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Helen Whitney explores the practice of forgiveness and how the reality of atoning can diverge from idealized concepts of it. Can bygones really be bygones, no matter the severity of the infraction?

    Directed by:

  • Helen Whitney
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks
    rating:3.4

    Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    The exuberant atmosphere of the Broadway blockbuster is captured in Recording the Producers: A Musical Romp With Mel Brooks, a new 85-minute film from the Emmy Award-winning director Susan Froemke and Maysles Films. The film candidly captures the excitement of translating the show into a complete experience for the recording's audience.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Froemke
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Barbershop Series
    rating:3.4

    The Barbershop Series

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on the hit Barbershop films, this original series from Showtime chronicles the continuing misadventures of Calvin (Omar Gooding), the somewhat reluctant inheritor of his father's business, and his motley crew of employees, associates and hangers-on. With a deft comic touch, the series confronts issues of racial identity, the struggles of the small businessman in an increasingly corporate world and what it means to be a man in modern America.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Mendoza
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Terminus
    rating:3.4

    Doctor Who: Terminus

    1983Runtime:0 minutes
    Turlough, with the Black Guardian's help, damages the TARDIS, but the Doctor manages to get it under control. Meanwhile, Nyssa is trapped and about to be killed when the Doctor instructs her to enter a nefarious-looking door on a worn-out spaceship. Then, while the Doctor and his team are searching for Nyssa, pirates and ghostly figures threaten their rescue mission. Now, the threat of Lazar's Disease is imminent.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Ridge
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Wild Thornberrys Movie
    rating:3.4

    The Wild Thornberrys Movie

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    The Thornberry clan is on safari, and things are shaping up the way they usually do: Debbi (voiced by Danielle Harris) is annoyed; Nigel (Tim Curry) and Marianne (Jodi Carlisle) are wrapped up in their work; Donnie (Flea) is doing his wild-boy thing; and Eliza (Lacey Chabert) is chatting with her chimpanzee buddy. But when a poacher snatches one of the cheetah cubs Eliza and Darwin (Tom Kane) are traveling with, it's time for a daring rescue.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Malkasian
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Vampire Secrets
    rating:3.3

    Vampire Secrets

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Learn the terrifying truth about vampires in this historical study that explains the cultural impact of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, traces the origin of common superstitions and reveals the connection between several ancient vampire myths.

    Directed by:

  • Diana Zaslaw
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani
    rating:3.3

    Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    The Doctor (Colin Baker) arrives in 19th-century England hoping to observe the historic meeting of brilliant inventors that led the way to the industrial revolution. But along the way, he stumbles into an evil plot. His archnemesis, the Rani (Kate O'Mara), has been harvesting brain chemicals from the local miners, a process that turns them into violent thugs, and she's planning to tap the minds of everybody who attends the all-important confab.

    Directed by:

  • Sarah Hellings
  • rating:3.3 3.3 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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