Facing darkness

  • 20 September 2017
cover imageAs the Ebola pandemic was sweeping across West Africa in the spring of 2014, one organization was willing to step up and fully commit its people and resources to provide comfort, compassion, and care to the hurting people of Africa; all in the Name of Jesus. When the deadly virus infected one of its own medical personnel, the epic crisis truly hit home for Samaritan's Purse and its leader Franklin Graham.

Mummies alive.

  • 20 September 2017
cover imageMummies are everywhere, and they are turning up in the most unexpected places. Most are in astonishingly good condition, and all have astonishingly good stories to tell. Discover their secrets as cutting-edge virtual autopsies are conducted to solve ancient cold cases and get unprecedented looks into lost civilizations.

Let it be

  • 20 September 2017
Videodisc release of the 1970 TV special. Originally it was entitled as Get Back, showing the Beatles rehearsing, jamming and performing their new songs. This is the only documentary film released officially and then changed its name to Let It Be. It marks the ending of the career of the Beatles. ... It shows the making of the Let It Be album. This was at a time when the Beatles were all fighting with each other, so it really showed how the Beatles were breaking up, rather than only their creative process. --Container.

Before 1776

  • 19 September 2017
cover imageBetween 1500 and 1800, the world was transformed. The peoples of Europe, Africa, and America, brought together in an often violent colonial process, created a New World and transformed the old. These lectures examine the relations of the colonies with the native people, the relations between the British colonies and the colonial outposts of Spain, France, and the Netherlands, and how British attempts at colonial governance led, ultimately, to resistance, rebellion, and revolution.

The era of the Crusades

  • 19 September 2017
cover imageHistory of the Crusades, from its origins to the final Muslim victory over the Crusaders in 1291. Lectures presented by Professor Kenneth W. Harl, Tulane University.

The Living Bible.

  • 19 September 2017
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The rise and fall of the British Empire

  • 18 September 2017
cover imageProfessor Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University, delivers lectures on the history of the British Empire.

Great battles of the ancient world

  • 18 September 2017
cover imageWhat were ancient battles really like? What weapons, tactics, armor, training, and logistics were used? And what were the crucial factors that could turn the tide of battle, giving one side victory and consigning the other to slaughter, capture, or, at best, escape to fight another day? To answer these questions the course describes and discusses in some of the most notable battles fought in the Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the 4th century A.D.

Masters of war

  • 18 September 2017
cover image"Military strategy matters. Civilizations with the greatest strategists-often coupled with the greatest resources-have had a powerful edge over competing civilizations. From Napoleon's revolutionary campaigns to the way insurgency, terrorism, and nuclear weaponry have defined the nature of warfare in the 21st century, the results of military strategy have changed the course of history. Masters of War: History's Greatest Strategic Thinkers gives you an inside look at both the content and historical context of the world's greatest war strategists. Taught by Professor Andrew R. Wilson, these 24 lectures will instill in you a new appreciation for the subtleties and complexities of strategy."--"The Great Courses" website descritpion.

Introduction to nanotechnology

  • 17 September 2017
cover imageProfessor Sargent begins the course with a series of lectures that orient you to the nanoscale and then cover some of the most significant developments in electronics that have made use of nanotechnology in computers, communications, and imaging. Then Professor Kelley delivers a sequence of lectures on her specialty: the biological applications of nanotechnology, especially to medicine. Since the biology of life happens at the nanoscale--in proteins and DNA--research in this area holds great promise for new diagnostic techniques and treatments. The two professors combine for a lecture on their respective research teams, giving a fascinating glimpse of the collaboration between scientists and engineers as they probe and create the nanoworld. Professor Sargent follows with a look at the beautiful and distinctive shapes revealed at the nanoscale, as well as a sustained investigation of developments that are transforming the way we produce, store, and use energy. The course concludes with each professor giving a lecture on more futuristic examples of nanotechnology, from biologically based nanorobots to smart dust and invisibility cloaks.

Churchill

  • 17 September 2017
cover imageExamines the life of Sir Winston Churchill, prime minister of Great Britain during World War II.

The Dead Sea scrolls

  • 17 September 2017
cover imageThe discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls in the caves of Qumran could be considered the most remarkable archaeological find of the past century. This course explores the archeology, publication, content, and interpretations of the historical period of the scrolls.

Turning points in modern history

  • 16 September 2017
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Mr. Lincoln

  • 16 September 2017
cover imageA tour of Lincoln's life, from his forebears' arrival in America through an evaluation of how his legacy lives on for us today.

Myth in human history

  • 16 September 2017
cover image"In 36 half-hour lectures, this course explores myths from around the world, focusing in particular on myths outside the Greco-Roman world..."--Guidebook.

Erich Leinsdorf in rehearsal

  • 15 September 2017
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World War II

  • 15 September 2017
cover imageA set of thirty lectures examing the greatest conflict in human history, the Second World War.

Great minds of the western intellectual tradition

  • 15 September 2017
cover imagePresents lectures by Darren Staloff. These lectures are based on the seminar course at Columbia University on Western intellectual history augmented by additional lectures by selected "guest" lecturers. Gives a guided tour through 3,000 years of Western thought.

ABBA

  • 14 September 2017
cover imageThe Definitive collection features every official ABBA video in one package for the first time, including three Spanish clips that have never been commercially released before. Two additional bonus selections from ABBA's television appearances have also been included: When I kissed the Teacher, and a performance of Dancing Queen at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm. All clips have been digitally remastered from the original negatives and synchronized with 24 bit remastered sound, making them look and sound better than ever before. The Definitive Collection is an amazing journey through ABBA's string of hits, and a wonderful celebration of their timeless appeal. Sit back and enjoy!

Song from the forest

  • 14 September 2017
Musicologist Louis Sarno returns to the Bayaka pygmies of the Central African rainforest, discusses their music and culture, and brings his adopted Bayaka son Samedi back to New York for a stay, where they are joined by filmmaker Jim Jarmusch.

Secrets of body language

  • 14 September 2017
cover imageExamines political icons from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to 2008 presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain. Shows how politicians and celebrities use subtle body language to persuade masses; establish power; and advance careers.

The Kentucky fried movie

  • 13 September 2017
cover imageSkits satirize movies, television programs and other features of modern day life.

The talk

  • 12 September 2017
cover imageA two-hour film about "the talk' that parents have with their children of color (primarily boys) to teach them how to act around the police in order to remain safe.

Cowspiracy

  • 11 September 2017
cover imageExamines the contributions of cattle and the cattle industry to global warming, resource consumption and environmental degradation.

Hitchcock Truffaut

  • 10 September 2017
cover imageIn 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting, used to produce the mythical book, Hitchcock/Truffaut, this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock's incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today's leading filmmakers. Includes audio excerpts from the Hitchcock-Truffaut interviews, clips from Hitchcock and Truffaut films, and behind-the-scenes footage.

O.J.

  • 9 September 2017
cover imageAn essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals how he first became a football star, why America fell in love with him off the field, what happened in the trial for his ex-wife's murder, and finally, why he is now sitting in jail for another crime 20 years later.

30 minutes to fitness.

  • 5 September 2017
cover imageTwo 30 minutes workouts that incorporate dumbbells, barbells, and a punching bag intended to improve overall fitness and burn calories.

16 for '16

  • 4 September 2017
cover imageEvery four years, bold men and women declare themselves the MVP uniquely deserving of America's highest office. Among the many contenders, there can only be one winner. This documentary series presented by OZY Media examines 16 of the most unforgettable candidates from the past 50 years of election history and demonstrates how previous elections still influence the American political landscape today.

The mama sherpas

  • 4 September 2017
cover image"From executive producers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, this topical new documentary by Brigid Maher examines a growing shift in the birthing industry: the rise of Caesarean sections. With C-section rates dangerously over 30% in America, are midwives the solution? In recent years, the idea of a 'collaborative care' practice where doctors and midwives manage women's care together has begun to gain traction. Research has demonstrated that collaborative care models produce better outcomes for mother and baby, including fewer C-sections. This moving and urgent film provides an intimate lens into how midwives across the country work within and better the hospital system, redefining how the US looks at the birthing process"--Package.

Walt Disney

  • 3 September 2017
cover imageWalt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new film examines Disney's complex life and enduring legacy. Features rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, interviews with biographers and animators, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.

Motown 25

  • 3 September 2017
cover imageIt's a fast-paced, all-star reunion that spotlights performances by the biggest acts ever to come out of Detroit, including vintage footage of the groups from the Sixties and Seventies, a look behind the scenes at the songwriters who brought the Motown sound to fame, and a moving tribute to the man who started it all, Barry Gordy.

The marketing of madness

  • 3 September 2017
cover image"This is the story of the high-income partnership between psychiatry and drug companies that has created an $80 billion psychotropic drug profit center."--Container.

Buena Vista Social Club

  • 2 September 2017
cover imageIn 1996, Ry Cooder went to Cuba, rediscovering talents of Cuba's foremost musicians and making a recording with them that sold millions and earned a Grammy Award. Cooder now returns to Cuba with filmmaker Wim Wenders to reveal the stories, personalities, and music of the performers who collaborated on that recording. Includes live performances in Amsterdam and at Carnegie Hall.

Everyday engineering

  • 2 September 2017
cover imageLook around you. Great masterpieces of engineering are everywhere. As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, you are putting centuries of scientific and mechanical ingenuity to use. So familiar are these structures, inventions, and services that they are all but invisible. Yet they are just as remarkable as great works such as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, and the Panama Canal. Everyday Engineering: Understanding the Marvels of Daily Life is an indispensable guide to the way things work in the world around you. Conducting this eye-opening tour is Professor Stephen Ressler of the United States Military Academy at West Point, an award-winning civil engineer and a nationally honored leader in engineering education. In 36 half-hour lectures, richly illustrated with instructive physical models, computer animations, and graphics designed by Professor Ressler himself, you start by learning how a house is put together with all its subsystems. Then you move outside to trace the origin and route of water, power, and telecommunications networks. Finally, you hit the road to discover how automobiles function and how roads and highway bridges are engineered. Along the way, Everyday Engineering investigates power plants, dams, aqueducts, railroads, communication satellites, home energy efficiency, simple machines around the house, recycling, and many other topics. No background in science or engineering is needed to follow this riveting presentation, which gives you deep insight into the underlying simplicity of the complex systems that enhance our lives. -- Publishers description.

The Holy Land revealed

  • 2 September 2017
cover imageNow, comb through these and other remains for yourself with The Holy Land Revealed, an unforgettable experience that will add new dimensions to your understanding of the millennia-long narrative of this dynamic place. Delivered by archaeologist and award-winning Professor Jodi Magness of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who has spent her career excavating at sites in and around Israel, these 36 lectures give you an insider's look at how archaeology helps us relive and encounter firsthand life during this formative period of human civilization. And it's a chance to get up close and personal with ruins, artifacts, murals, documents, and other long-buried objects that will take you deep beneath the pages of the Bible.

I am Heath Ledger

  • 2 September 2017
cover imageThe documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey. It was his creative energy and unshakable willingness to take risks that instilled such an extraordinary deep love and affection in the people that entered his life.

Doodlebeads

  • 2 September 2017
cover image"Join seed-bead expert, editor, and designer Leslie Rogalski for the best, most visually comprehensive lessons in seed beading yet! ... You'll learn: even-count peyote stitch, odd-count peyote stitch, tubular peyote stitch, circular peyote stitch, flat herringbone stitch, tubular herringbone stitch, flat brick stitch, circular brick stitch, flat right-angle weave, circular netting, flat square stitch, spiral rope."--Container.

Doodlebeads.

  • 2 September 2017
cover image"Dive into 10 fun seed-bead stitches with Leslie's up-close, step-by-step tutorials. See how the stitch works with Leslie's signature thread-path diagrams - for each stitch, she draws exactly the path the thread travels."--Container.

Beadwork

  • 2 September 2017
cover image"Join artist and author Melinda Barta in 6 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step by step how to create jewelry with one of beaders' favorite seed bead stitches: peyote. Master flat, circular, and tubular peyote basics and learn how to step them up a notch with advanced variations and embellishments to add texture, trim, and more! ... Plus! Learn Melinda's tricks to seed beading made easy with how-tos on adding thread mid-project, conquering those stubborn first rows, and more!"--Container.

How to photograph your jewelry

  • 2 September 2017
cover imageGet expert tips and tricks on how to photograph jewelry. Join Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist photographer Jim Lawson for an in-depth look at capturing professional-looking photos of handmade jewelry. Discover different ways to accentuate a variety of materials and types of jewelry. From sparkling faceted beads and highly polished copper to natural stone pendants and sanded sterling silver, Jim covers how to make pieces look their best.

George Carlin double feature

  • 2 September 2017
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Craft in America.

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageVisits with five American artisans and artists who celebrate nature and the American landscape in their work: Patrick Dougherty, creator of large-scale installations that address environmental issues; Michelle Holsapfel, woodcarver and sculptor of boxes, bowls, and trompe l'oeil pieces; Mary Merkel-Hess, a fiber artist who makes sculptural works with paper, reed, and paint; Preston Singletary, a glass artist whose designs reflect his Tlingit heritage; and Catherine Alice Michaelis, a book artist whose works can be described as finely crafted paper sculptures.

Craft in America.

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageThe finely crafted handmade instruments and the world renowned artists who play them, demonstrating the perfect blend of form and function. By exploring how various instruments are perfected, and a unique journey through our country's past, detailing the contributions of jazz and Appalachian roots music to the American cultural landscape, as well as the intersection of the guitar and political activism, and how the legacy of West African instruments is embedded in the American banjo.

The story of cats

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageTraces the evolution of cats from their beginnings on the Asian continent to their introduction into the Americas, taking an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the evolutionary tricks and adaptions that truly make a cat, a cat.

Rocky Mountain express

  • 1 September 2017
cover imagePropels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and highlights the adventure of building a nearly impossible transcontinental railway.

Gala des étoiles, Teatro alla Scala

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageGala performed as part of Milan's Expo 2015.

The totally unscientific study of the search for human happiness

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageArmed with self-deprecating wit and the scientific method, Paula Poundstone dutifully reports on the keys to a better life.

How to stitch beaded bezels

  • 1 September 2017
cover image"Join artist and author Melinda Barta in 6 watch-and-learn lessons as she shows you step by step how to set cabochons, rivolis, buttons, and more. Boost your skills in peyote, herringbone, netting, and more with expert tips and tricks made easy."--Container.

Blue Collar comedy tour

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageThe 'Blue Collar' boys are back, live on stage.

Favre 4 ever

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageIncludes personal interviews reliving events of the NFL legendary player: his near-fatal car accident, his disastrous rookie season, his triumph over addiction to painkillers, and glorious victory in Super Bowl XXXI, plus much more.

The Welk stars

  • 1 September 2017
cover imagePresents a salute to the entertainers who have been a part of Lawrence Welk's Musical Family during its 50-year history. Includes photos from the stars' own albums and scrapbooks, and reminiscences by the film's host, Mary Lou Metzger.

Bayou Maharajah

  • 1 September 2017
cover imageExplores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as 'the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.' Lily Keber's roller coaster portrait traces Booker's life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, to his star-studded years touring and playing as a sideman, through his outrageous solo career in America and Europe.

The Mayo Clinic guide to pain relief

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageLearn the science-based lifestyle choices that could reduce your chronic pain.

Metallica

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageThe film combines a spectacular concert performance by the band created exclusively for the film and a suspenseful narrative to produce a bracing, raw and visceral cinematic experience. Emerging young star Dane DeHaan portrays Trip, a young roadie sent on an urgent mission that turns into a surreal adventure, while the rock group performs its most iconic songs during a roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena.

O.J.

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageAn essential examination of the rise and fall of Orenthal James Simpson, and parallels between his incredible story with that of race in America. This critically-acclaimed documentary series reveals how he first became a football star, why America fell in love with him off the field, what happened in the trial for his ex-wife's murder, and finally, why he is now sitting in jail for another crime 20 years later.

The wolf that changed America

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageDocuments the story of Lobo, the legendary leader of a band of cattle-killing wolves that had been terrorizing cattle ranchers and their livestock, and bounty hunter Ernest Thompson Seton, who set out to exterminate this 'super-wolf.' Bonus program: White Falcon, White Wolf which follows two families, a breeding pair of gyrfalcons and a pack of Arctic wolves.

Graveyard of the giant beasts

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageA mining operation in Colombia opened a window into an unknown period of the Earth's history where a world with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of them all was Titanoboa, a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived. New discoveries suggest that Titanoboa's rule was challenged by a giant crocodilian. Experiments reveal unmatched hunting prowess. So which one was the apex predator 58 million years ago?

Oklahoma City

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageIt traces the events that led McVeigh to that day and recounts the stories of the survivors, first-responders, US Marshals, FBI investigators, and journalists who covered the events. The film provides an in-depth and provocative exploration of the white supremacist, extremist militia movement that rose to prominence in the early 1990s and still makes news today.

An inconvenient truth

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageA passionate and inspiring look at former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to expose the myths and misconceptions of global warming, and to create public awareness on the subject.

The story of China

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageMichael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four thousand years.

Contemporary color

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageIn the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an arena concert event in Brooklyn, New York, to celebrate the creativity of high school color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as 'the sport of the arts'. Byrne invited performers Lucius, Nico Muhly & Ira Glass, Nelly Furtado, St. Vincent, Devonte Hynes, and others to join him in creating original compositions to accompany ten color guard teams' performances.

Plastic paradise

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageInvestigates the problem of the Midway Atoll, otherwise known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a small land mass in the Pacific Ocean that collects the plastic refuse from three continents. Presents arguments against single-use plastic containers, which do not biodegrade.

The fish on my plate

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageJournalist and author Paul Greenberg (Four Fish; American Catch) spends a year eating only fish. From farmed fish in Norway to the biggest wild fishery in the world off Peru, he travels to investigate the health of the ocean, as well as his own.

Impossible dreamers

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageImpossible Dreamers is an inspirational documentary that follows a number of Senior Athletes, ranging from ages 60-94. The Emmy award-winning filmmakers spent over three years capturing the ups and downs that define the human spirit.

Seed

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageFew things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. Seed: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 percent of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.

As one

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageTraces the journey of ten children with autism and their families as they struggle and triumph by participating in a theatrical and musical program in the United Arab Emirates.

Food

  • 31 August 2017
cover imageDr. Michael Mosley and botanist James Wong celebrate the physics, chemistry, and biology hidden inside every bite of a next meal. Learn how the hidden chemistry of food keeps bodies fit and healthy; take a global culinary adventure to reveal the science that makes food taste delicious; and discover how the chemistry in food affects the brain and creates the deepest cravings.

Introduction to paleontology

  • 30 August 2017
cover imageJoin the Smithsonian to explore the latest paleontological discoveries and what they reveal about life on Earth.

Citizenfour

  • 30 August 2017
cover imageWith unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald's remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.

In rehearsal, John Eliot Gardiner

  • 30 August 2017
cover imageDocumentary film of John Eliot Gardiner rehearsing Bach's Cantata BWV 63 (Christen, ätzet diesen Tag) at London'a Abbey Road Studios; features an interview with Gardiner.

Valéry Gergiev

  • 30 August 2017
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Leopold Stokowski

  • 30 August 2017
cover imageTwo live performances from 1969 by the renowned conductor are presented: Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet overture-fantasy performed by the RTSI Orchestra; and Beethoven's Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92 performed by the International Youth Orchestra, St. Moritz during their premiere season.

The concert in Hyde Park

  • 30 August 2017
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You on a diet workout

  • 30 August 2017
cover imageJoel Harper leads viewers through a set of exercises designed to help them firm, tone, and lose weight. Includes three 18-minute workouts.

The biggest loser, the workout

  • 30 August 2017
cover imageViewers can join Biggest Loser trainer Bob, plus show contestant winners and finalists, and learn to rev up their fat-burning furnace and experience dramatic weight loss in less time.
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