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    • Great speeches then and now
      Great speeches then and now

      Explore the greatest orators throughout history and relive their most memorable speeches, both for the brilliance of their words and for how they defined that particular moment in history. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama are the focus in the first volume. Their words are truly inspirational both then and now. Onscreen pop-up facts add context, deeper understanding, historical perspective and fun trivia to keep young viewers engaged.
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    • Shark week 2013 [videorecording] : fins of fury
      Shark week 2013 [videorecording] : fins of fury
      produced by Shark Entertainemnt, Big Wave Productions, Nutopia Inc., CBS Eye Too Production, Inc., Gurney Productions.
      An annual series of investigations into the characteristics and habits of the dangerous and often misunderstood marine predator. It is also cable television's longest-running programming event since 1988!
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    • Art journaling live
      Art journaling live

      Four artists teach classes on using various media to create art journals.
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    • I am divine [videorecording]
      I am divine [videorecording]
      Automat Pictures presents a film by Jeffrey Schwartz
      The dynamic, fun, and often poignant portrait of the legendary Divine. Learn about his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth, and his rise to fame as an internationally recognized drag superstar.
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    • No mas [videorecording]
      No mas [videorecording]
      ESPN Films presents a Live Star Entertainment production
      In the midst of boxing's contemporary golden age stood two fighters who established a captivating rivalry. Their pair of bouts within a span of just over five months in 1980 had all the trappings of instant classics. Sugar Ray Leonard, who had become a household name after a Gold Medal-winning performance at the 1976 Summer Olympics, versus Roberto Duran, the toughest, some said meanest, fighter of all time.
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    • Insomnia
      Insomnia
      Erik Skjoldbjrg.
      Stellan Skarsgard plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the death of a teenage girl. As he digs deeper into the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll.
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    • America's test kitchen. Season fourteen.
      America's test kitchen. Season fourteen.

      Join Christopher Kimball and the cast of America's test kitchen to learn the basics of great home cooking. Learn recipes that will work the first time you try them, thanks to the dozens of test cooks who develop, refine, and test recipes again and again until they arrive at the very best versions. Learning to become a better cook has never been this foolproof or fun!
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    • Against the grain : the year mother nature struck back.
      Against the grain : the year mother nature struck back.

      An exciting and entertaining program that tells the dramatic and remarkable saga of farming families who are managing their harvest through the most challenging growing seasons in modern history. Now see the worst that Mother Nature has conjured up, and the very best examples of true American determination.
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    • Argo : the secret story.
      Argo : the secret story.

      Showcases Argo, the top-secret CIA mission created to rescue six Americans who escaped from the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran during 1979. The program analyzes the Iran Hostage crisis, revealing the actions taken by the escapees to seek safety with Canadian diplomats in Tehran. After learning of the six escapedAmericans, CIA agent Tony Mendez devises a cunning plan to rescue the group of diplomats by disguising them as a Hollywood film crew.
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    • Big joy : the adventures of James Broughton
      Big joy : the adventures of James Broughton
      produced & directed by Stephen Silha & Eric Slade.
      James Broughton was at the center of San Francisco when the city exploded with artistic expression. His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco renaissance, his escape to Europe during the McCarthy years, the acclaim he recieved for his films and poetry, finding his soul mate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a highly revered figure in the sexual liberation movement.
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    • A Brony tale.
      A Brony tale.

      Canadian voiceover artist Ashleigh Ball has been the voice of numerous cartoon characters. However, when she was hired as the voice of Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash on the fourth generation installment of Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic series, she had no idea she was about to become an Internet phenomenon and voice celebrity among a very unique type of fan, the Bronies.
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    • Call me Kuchu
      Call me Kuchu
      Cinedigm in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures
      In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia. But one year into filming and just three weeks after a landmark legal victory, David is brutally murdered. This depicts the last year in the life of a courageous man whose wisdom, achievements and memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.
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    • Day of days June 6, 1944 : American soldiers remember D-Day.
      Day of days June 6, 1944 : American soldiers remember D-Day.

      It commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing by bringing together American D-Day veterans to share their experiences from that fateful day, with their testimony yielding long-buried and often painful, vivid memories. They recount their transformations from boys to men, reveal their uneasiness with the term 'hero, ' and grapple with why they survived when so many others did not.
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    • Dear Mr. Watterson [videorecording] : [an exploration of Calvin & Hobbes]
    • Elaine Stritch : shoot me
      Elaine Stritch : shoot me
      Sundance Selects and Smart Broad Films present
      A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend still belting out Sondheim numbers at age 87, the documentary tribute showcases the brash, uncompromising Tony and Emmy winner both on stage and off. The film captures her immeasurable charm, acerbic wit, and impressive accomplishments with candid footage and interviews with friends and collaborators, including Sondheim, Tina Fey, and Nathan Lane.
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    • Empire
      Empire
      produced by First Television, Engine Room, and John Joseph Productions
      The Empire State Building is perhaps the most recognizable building in the world. Now, as the Empire State Building nears its 80th anniversary, a new building is rising above Manhattan to join it in defining the New York skyline: Tower One of the World Trade Center. Sitting next to the footprints of the fallen Twin Towers, this building will also have a strong emotional symbolism for Americans. Empire tells the fascinating story behind these two steel giants.
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    • GMO OMG
      GMO OMG
      Submarine Deluxe
      "Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can't gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family's table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what's on your plate?--Film's website.
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    • Guns at school
      Guns at school
      producer, TMW Media.
      Gun violence is a growing problem among teens in America. One of the most frightening trends over the last several years has been the rise of gun-related violence at school. A number of reasons have been cited for the emergence of this disturbing phenomenon. Some of these include the widespread availability of guns, escalating levels of violence in video games and media violence, and rising levels of teen alienation and rage. The program discusses the causes of violence in schools.
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    • The hooping life.
      The hooping life.

      Hula-hooping is back. From South Central to South Africa, witness the rise of an infectious new subculture at the intersection of fitness, art, spirituality, and entrepreneurship. Introduced by hooper Shaquille Ob2sNeal with a score by Basement Jaxx, follow eight pioneers of the movement who sometimes left an established career to make a living as hoop-makers, performers, and teachers. The film alternates between performance footage and interviews, self-filmed video diaries and street practice.
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    • The labyrinth [videorecording] : the testimony of Marian Koodziej = Labirynt : swiadectwo Mariana Koodzieja
      The labyrinth [videorecording] : the testimony of Marian Koodziej = Labirynt : swiadectwo Mariana Koodzieja
      a December 2nd production
      Memory, art, love, and hell collide as an Auschwitz survivor finally confronts the horrors of his past after 50 years of silence. Marian Koodziej was on one of the first transports to enter Auschwitz. He was given number 432. He survived and never spoke of his experience for 50 years. After a serious stroke in 1993, he began rehabilitation by doing pen and ink drawings depicting the experiences he and others endured in the concentration camp. These drawings, in their skeletal detail, are a gripping depiction of the pain, death, and horrors of the camp. While most of the drawings represent the memories of a young man's hellish experiences in Auschwitz, some tell stories of small acts of kindness and dignity. Marian's story of survival, of persistence, of life before, during, and after Auschwitz are a testament to the human spirit. Marian's drawings and art installations, which he called The Labyrinth, fill the large basement of a church near Auschwitz and draw visitors into the horrific reality of the Holocaust. In 'The labyrinth', Marian takes the audience on a journey through his drawings and art installations. Through the blending of his testimony and the graphic drawings, we explore the memories and nightmares of a man, who like so many others buried experiences deep within. Why would a confrontation with death late in life, trigger the need to record his long-suppressed memories? And why in this graphic, metaphorical way? This documentary raises these questions in a visually stunning way.
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    • Partly fiction.
      Partly fiction.

      A portrait of iconic actor Harry Dean Stanton. The film explores the actor's life through some film clips from his 250 movies, his renditions of American folk songs, and other intimate moments.
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    • Project Nim [videorecording]
      Project Nim [videorecording]
      Roadside Attractions, HBO Documentary Films, BBC Films and UK Film Council present a Red Box Films production in association with Passion Pictures
      The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.
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    • Theatreland
      Theatreland
      a West Park Pictures production in association with Uppercut Films for Sky Arts Programs
      The first ever observational documentary series to look behind the scenes at one of London's premiere West End venues, the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The series follows the Theatre's busy daily life, from front of house to the production team's back stage, working to get a new production up and running. This also includes the arrival of a new artistic director Sean Mathias and his first production, Waiting for Godot which features two legends of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
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    • Valentine road [videorecording]
      Valentine road [videorecording]
      HBO Documentary Films presents a BMP film in association with Eddie Schmidt Productions.
      "In 2008, eighth-grader Brandon McInerney shot classmate Larry King at point blank range. Unraveling this tragedy from point of impact, the film reveals the heartbreaking circumstances that led to the shocking crime as well as the aftermath"--Movie Web site.
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    • The way he makes them feel [videorecording] : a Michael Jackson fan documentary
      The way he makes them feel [videorecording] : a Michael Jackson fan documentary
      director, Todd Lamps
      From all over the world, meet fans of all ages, religions, backgrounds, and races who found solace and inspiration from one man - Michael Jackson. Discover the unexpected ways he influenced people's lives beyond his power as a pop star. This insightful documentary reveals how people discovered him and are impacted by him, not only in his life, but also after his death. Their stories and sentiments will reveal not only an artist, humanitarian, and musical innovator, but simply a man, seen through the eyes of those that loved him the most in so many diverse ways, his fans.
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    • Baby Prodigy. Baby preschool, shapes, colors and games [videorecording]
      Baby Prodigy. Baby preschool, shapes, colors and games [videorecording]
      the Baby Prodigy Company
      Join in the fun and laughs with Dookie Duck, his little sister Dottie, the Barber Shape Quartet, and the Shoe Box Theater while little ones learn about shapes, colors, cause and effect, reasoning, and early developmental problem solving. Based upon recent studies, brain development and happiness inspire a child's imagination and creativity. Demonstrated here are stimulating activities for parents and their children to play together using everyday objects.
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    • World history. Great women rulers in world history
      World history. Great women rulers in world history

      Examines the lives of women leaders and their effect in history. Shares the triumphs and tragedies of fascinating women who led nations, fought in battle, and made life and death decisions for the sake of their people. Spans more than three thousand years and three continents. Biographies begin in ancient Egypt with Queens Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra. Medieval rulers include Eleanor of Aquitaine, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, and Queen Elizabeth I.
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    • The rise of the Nazi Party
      The rise of the Nazi Party
      directors, Chris Lethbridge [and others].
      How did Adolf Hitler and his small band of criminal conspirators persuade the German people to follow them into a nightmare of brutality, genocide, and military defeat? The documentary chronicles how Hitler rose to power by exploiting the economic turmoil of the time. Through archival film footage, interviews, and dramatic reconstructions, it's the true story of the rise and fall of the Nazis, from Hitler's recovery in a hospital at the end of WWI to his dramatic final days in a Berlin bunker.
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    • Discover Microsoft Excel 2013
      Discover Microsoft Excel 2013

      Excel users have been crying out for new, more functional features that will eliminate workarounds and give new solutions to old problems. Excel 2013 has the answers and pulls back the curtain on what makes this new version so special, shows viewers whatb2ss new and explains how the revamped tool options can simplify workloads by improving number crunching and upgrading data presentation.
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    • Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : charts & graphs.
      Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : charts & graphs.

      With its 2013 version, Excel proves again thereb2ss so much more to it than processing data. Descriptive and dazzling graphic options, integrated animation, Sparkline text, even the new Excel App; so many possibilities to make data come alive and make an impact. An easy-to-understand, concentrated video training tool focuses on the most critical concepts needed to know to turn boring spreadsheets into expressive and informative charts and graphs.
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    • Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : shortcuts.
      Discover Microsoft Excel 2013 : shortcuts.

      The top ten Excel shortcuts of all time, dozens of additional time-saving techniques, and insider tips. From eliminating keystrokes with Flash Fill to the untapped power of Fill Handle and PivotTable Reports, these surprisingly simple actions will change how work is done. It lets viewers pick the speed, and focus, of the lessons.
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    • Discover Microsoft Word 2013 : basic & advanced skills.
      Discover Microsoft Word 2013 : basic & advanced skills.

      Word has gone through such a major makeover with its 2013 version and here is a DVD tour guide. New tools to streamline workloads and power-up documents. Tracking changes, time-saving formatting, embedding videos, adding richer comments, using reading mode and so much more, Word documents are in for a heavy-duty upgrade!
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    • Heroes and Legends : the most influential characters of literature
    • MMA sambo. Vol. 2 [videorecording]
      MMA sambo. Vol. 2 [videorecording]
      I-Prod presente
      Shares simple techniques taken from sambo and achievable in MMA.
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    • Under the sea [videorecording]
      Under the sea [videorecording]
      Warner Bros. Pictures and Imax Filmed Entertainment
      Transports you to some of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea, and others in the Indo-Pacific region and allows you to experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious and stunning creatures of the sea.
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    • Qi gong
      Qi gong

      This 2-Disc Set is a comprehensive guide to understanding and learning the 4,000-year-old techniques of Qi Gong, the Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. Qi Gong is now practiced throughout China and worldwide, and is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's true nature.
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    • Yoga body. Fat burning workout
      Yoga body. Fat burning workout

      Are you ready for a yoga workout that will stimulate your metabolism to burn more fat? Stacy has designed a yoga series that will invigorate your system and dissolve unwanted pounds. Uses sun salutations linked with standing postures, seated postures including twists, core strength, back bends and finishing poses.
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    • How to read and understand Shakespeare
      How to read and understand Shakespeare
      Marc C. Conner
      For over 400 years, Shakespeare's plays have enthralled, moved, and enriched each new generation of readers and theatergoers. This lecture series builds the skills that allow you to reach your own understanding of the plays, to deeply comprehend Shakespeare's transcendent poetic language, the spellbinding world of his great characters and stories, and his revelatory reflections on human experience. The tools you learn are yours for years of enjoyment of these monumental treasures of our culture.
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    • Jones vs. Teixeira
      Jones vs. Teixeira

      Jon Jones defends his title for the seventh time against Glover Teixeira.
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    • Money in the bank, 2014.
      Money in the bank, 2014.

      The fifth annual Money in the Bank pay-per-view is sure to bring lots of excitement as someone will win the opportunity to cash in a briefcase that contains a contract for a world title match anytime in the following twelve months. And for the first time this year, with the titles now unified, there will only be one opportunity to win a contract!
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    • OMG! The top 50 incidents in WCW history
      OMG! The top 50 incidents in WCW history
      World Wrestling Entertainment.
      Volume two will be just WCW history. Relive iconic moments such as Hulk Hogan joining the n.W.o., Magnum T.A. and Tully Blanchardb2ss infamous 'I Quit Match, ' the Horsemen assaulting Dusty Rhodes and dozens of others in this countdown. Hear stories from the men who lived these moments, Tony Schiavone, Booker T, Vince Russo, Big Show, DDP, Dusty Rhodes, Kevin Nash and more.
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    • The wubbulous world of Dr. Seuss. Cat's adventures [videorecording]
      The wubbulous world of Dr. Seuss. Cat's adventures [videorecording]
      Jim Henson Company.
      The Cat in the Hat's first-day: In the Cat's Playhouse, Terrence tries to fly for the first time, and does; The Cat in the Hat's flower power: In the Cat's Playhouse, Terrence is having trouble with his flower, a purple and pink happiola; Oh, the people you'll meet: It's moving day, and no one is more upset than Julian Jeremy Jalloo.
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    • D-Day's sunken secrets
      D-Day's sunken secrets
      written, produced and directed by Doug Hamilton.
      On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. D-Day's Sunken Secrets unfolds an account of the tumultuous events and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to the ambitious and risky military operation.
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