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Sesame Street: Elmo's World: Summer Vacation
rating:2.8

Sesame Street: Elmo's World: Summer Vacation

2008Runtime:0 minutes
Toddlers and young children will enjoy hearing all about Elmo's summer vacation in this highly entertaining and educational video featuring everyone's favorite furry red Sesame Street character, set at the beach. With some upbeat music and the help of his goldfish, Dorothy, Elmo teaches children how to put their towel down in the sand, how to take a photograph and even how to scratch their own backs.

Directed by:

  • Victor di Napoli
  • Ken Diego
  • Jim Martin
  • Ted May
  • Lisa Simon
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Truth About Cancer
    rating:2.8

    The Truth About Cancer

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Using her husband's struggle with cancer as a case in point, filmmaker Linda Garmon explores the status of the fight against the devastating disease and looks at the lives of the medical professionals dedicated curing it. Interweaving personal testimony with science, this compelling documentary also includes a panel discussion with cancer experts led by broadcast journalist and cancer survivor Linda Ellerbee.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Garmon
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Shadow of the Tower: The Rise of the Tudor Dynasty
    rating:2.8

    The Shadow of the Tower: The Rise of the Tudor Dynasty

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    This lavish BBC miniseries recounts the accomplishments of Henry VII (James Maxwell), who began the Tudor dynasty after winning the Battle of Bosworth Field and ending the devastating War of the Roses. Henry's eventful reign signaled the end of the Middle Ages. Married to Elizabeth of York (Norma West), Henry fathered the future Henry VIII and amassed a personal fortune while extending Great Britian's peace, prosperity and diplomatic ties.

    Directed by:

  • Moira Armstrong
  • Joan Kemp-Welch
  • Peter Moffatt
  • Keith Williams
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    How to Be a Gentleman
    rating:2.8

    How to Be a Gentleman

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Inspired by John Bridges's bestselling etiquette guides, the inaugural season of this sitcom follows prim-and-proper advice columnist Andrew Carlson as he gets much-needed lessons in real life from a charmingly vulgar personal trainer.

    Directed by:

  • Pamela Fryman
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation
    rating:2.7

    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Bill Moyers combines the insights of internationally recognized scholars, scientists and religious leaders in this program about the primeval flood, the creation of Adam and Eve, and other stories from the Book of Genesis.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Tatge
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Sleep Room
    rating:2.7

    The Sleep Room

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Nicola Cavendish, Macha Grenon and Eric Peterson star in this spellbinding adventure tale about a little-known CIA experiment in which 150 unwitting subjects are brainwashed in a mind-control scheme that strips them of their privacy and independence. Determined to seek justice and make their anguish known, nine of the program's "graduates" conspire to take the lid off the clandestine research project and demand reparations from the government.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Wheeler
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Plastic Disasters
    rating:2.7

    Plastic Disasters

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner offer a sobering look at cosmetic surgery gone horribly wrong. The documentary tells the shocking story of Mona, whose bowel was punctured during liposuction, resulting in the loss of her legs. Then there's Tony, whose nose job ended up causing permanent damage to his bones, and Lucille, whose operations left her with breathing problems -- and looking 20 years older.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Davis
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Savage Planet: Extremes
    rating:2.7

    Savage Planet: Extremes

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    From the snowy avalanche-prone peaks of Utah, Washington and France to the below-sea-level furnace of Death Valley, this Stacy Keach-hosted PBS presentation explores some of the world's most extreme landscapes and the people drawn to them. Survivors' accounts and news footage of avalanches combine with visual evidence of the mysterious sliding stones in Death Valley's Racetrack Playa to showcase opposite ends of the environmental spectrum.

    Directed by:

  • Emma Hawley
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    John Paul II: The Millennial Pope
    rating:2.7

    John Paul II: The Millennial Pope

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Karol Wojtyla, known all around the world as Pope John Paul II, has led the Catholic Church for more than two decades. This episode of the award-winning public television series "Frontline" examines the pope's pre-Vatican life, his views on faith and religion and his relationships with Jews and modern Catholics.

    Directed by:

  • Helen Whitney
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Brilliant But Cancelled: EZ Streets
    rating:2.7

    Brilliant But Cancelled: EZ Streets

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis, this critically lauded TV drama follows the disparate but interconnected lives of a ruthless mob boss (Joe Pantoliano), a hardworking detective (Ken Olin) and a struggling ex-con (Jason Gedrick). Haggis and company produced only a handful of episodes before the innovative series -- which featured intricate scripts and complex characterizations -- got the ax.

    Directed by:

  • Paul Haggis
  • Anita W. Addison
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Barney: Furry Friends
    rating:2.7

    Barney: Furry Friends

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and the rest of the gang take on a purrfectly furry pet project when they set out to learn all they can about animals -- from appreciating the important jobs service dogs perform to knowing the difference between cat breeds. The kids also learn the basics of animal care, shake paws with neighborhood dogs Bingo and Pilgrim, and sing their way through several rounds of "B-I-N-G-O."

    Directed by:

  • Fred Holmes
  • Martha W. Chang
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Little Pim: French
    rating:2.6

    Little Pim: French

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This highly effective program features Little Pim, an animated panda bear whose fun on-screen adventures immerse babies, toddlers and preschoolers in the French language, teaching them almost 200 common vocabulary words and basic grammar. Short segments about food, playtime and waking up in the morning, along with clips of real kids at play, help young viewers begin expressing their thoughts aloud in French.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Pimsleur Levine
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    See How They Run
    rating:2.6

    See How They Run

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    This witty look at San Francisco's mayoral runoff between Willie Brown, Tom Ammiano and Clint Reilly provides a candid look at the mudslinging and scandal that seem to accompany all political races. Direct in its delivery, this documentary holds very little back and includes appearances by Bill Maher, Sean Penn, Jesse Jackson, Arianna Huffington and more.

    Directed by:

  • Emily Morse
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Sunday Morning Shootout: The Best of Season 1
    rating:2.5

    Sunday Morning Shootout: The Best of Season 1

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    In this fascinating series, Peter Guber (chairman and CEO of the Mandalay Entertainment Group) and Peter Bart (editor in chief of &NFi;Variety&NFi_;) sit down with an impressive roster of celebrities to ask the tough questions. Among them: Do today's movie stars measure up to the screen legends of Hollywood past? Who should get final cut, studios or directors? Who really gets hurt when a movie goes bust? And, should Hollywood stay out of politics?

    Directed by:

  • Stephanie Medina
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation
    rating:2.5

    Bill Moyers: Genesis: A Living Conversation

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    Three of the world's major religions draw deep spiritual and literal meaning from the stories related in the Book of Genesis, including the primeval flood, the creation of Adam and Eve, and God's fateful summons to Abraham. Bill Moyers combines the insights of internationally recognized scholars, scientists and religious leaders in this PBS program about the text that has held people in sway for thousands of years and continues to do so today.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Tatge
  • rating:2.5 2.5 Average Rating

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    Through a Child's Eyes
    rating:2.5

    Through a Child's Eyes

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Through words, artwork and music, this enthralling documentary records what it was like for children to experience the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. The interviewees are children ages 2-11 who hail from New York, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., as well as children living in America with roots in Afghanistan, Burma and Burundi. Music and children's artwork is used throughout this engrossing film.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Schatz
  • rating:2.5 2.5 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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