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    • Black history [videorecording] : a retrospective
      Black history [videorecording] : a retrospective
      Cine-O-Matic, Inc.
      Features the life, culture, and accomplishments of some of the most influential African Americans in history from the United States. From the oppression and hardship during the time of the Civil War to civil rights movements that paved the way to this country's first African-American president. A definitive retrospective of Black history in America.
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    • American moments
      American moments

      Through reenactment, witness Alexander Graham Bell inventing the telephone. Come to appreciate his prophetic vision of how the telephone would transform the world and get to know the man behind the invention, a man who spoke out against injustices and was highly respected, hard-working, and charitable. Then, leap forward through the decades to see the telephone connect a nation.
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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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    • The bear family and me.
      The bear family and me.

      In this absorbing series, renowned wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan learns how to 'walk with bears' with Lynn Rogers, a pioneering biologist, to get as close as can be to these often fearsome beasts. Over the course of a year, the pair follow cheeky young bear Lily, her mother June and their new cubs as they emerge from hibernation in the Minnesota Northwoods.
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    • Extreme bears
      Extreme bears

      Welcome to Alaska in the fleeting summertime, when the biggest gang of grizzlies on the planet gathers to gorge on salmon and the mate. The explosive action plunges you into the rough life of survival, defending your fishing spot with tooth and claw, and doing whatever you must to find a fertile partner. Beware: itb2ss not always pretty. Powerful players can have their way. But life is harder for a new mother and her cubs, and for young males who risk their lives to rival bigger, older bears.
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    • Noah and the great ark
      Noah and the great ark
      History.
      The truth behind one of the greatest stories of all time. A collection of three documentaries examines the legend, and the science, of history's most famous biblical hero and the Ark.
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    • A brief history of time [videorecording[
      A brief history of time [videorecording[
      directed by Errol Morris.
      Errol Morris (The Fog of War) turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of his limbs. An adroitly crafted tale of personal adversity, professional triumph, and cosmological inquiry, Morris's documentary examines the way the collapse of Hawking's body has been accompanied by the untrammeled broadening of his imagination.
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    • The freshman [videorecording]
      The freshman [videorecording]
      directed by Sam Taylor and Fred Newmeyer
      Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshmanb2ss careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle, and impress the sweet girl he loves, in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloydb2ss slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm.
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    • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid [videorecording]
      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid [videorecording]
      an Ark Media, American Experience, WGBH Boston
      Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. In the 1890s, their exploits robbing banks and trains in the West, and then seemingly vanishing into thin air, became national news and the basis of rumors and myth.
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    • Ai Weiwei [videorecording] : never sorry
      Ai Weiwei [videorecording] : never sorry
      Sundance Selects
      This is a documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. Follows Ai "from the close of the 2008 Beijing Olympics (for which he helped design the acclaimed 'Bird's Nest' stadium) to his arrest and 81-day detention in 2011" (container).
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    • Bridegroom [videorecording]
      Bridegroom [videorecording]
      A Virgil Films presentation
      Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years is killed and his family refuses him from attending the funeral.
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    • Forks over knives [videorecording]
      Forks over knives [videorecording]
      Monica Beach Media presents
      This documentary "examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods"--Container.
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    • Good ol' Freda [videorecording]
      Good ol' Freda [videorecording]
      Magnolia Pictures
      Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big--the Beatles. As many people came in and out of the band's circle, Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication as their secretary and friend.
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    • How to make money selling drugs [videorecording]
      How to make money selling drugs [videorecording]
      writers, Matthew Cooke, Grant Jolly
      An in-depth look at the high-stakes world of drug dealing and drug enforcement, featuring interviews with top-ranking government officials and such celebrities as Woody Harrelson, Susan Sarandon, The Wire creator David Simon, and rappers Eminem, 50 Cent, and Rick Ross.
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    • One direction
      One direction

      This program unleashes all the highs of the band's turbo-charged fame. From five individual hopeful singers taking part in Simon Cowell's British X Factor, the boys of One Direction have defied the odds, and their critics, by becoming the hottest British boy band in the world.
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    • Soul food junkies [videorecording]
      Soul food junkies [videorecording]
      a film by Byron Hurt
      Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find.
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    • Tintin : inside Herge's cartoon archives
      Tintin : inside Herge's cartoon archives

      In a fascinating and revealing program, cameras were given an unprecedented look inside creator Herge's archives of his world famous cartoon hero Tintin and his timeless cast of characters.
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    • Twenty feet from stardom [videorecording]
      Twenty feet from stardom [videorecording]
      Radius TWC
      They are the voices behind the greatest rock, pop and R&B hits of all time, but no one knows their names. Now, in this award-winning documentary, director Morgan Neville shines the spotlight on the untold stories of such legendary background (backup) singers as Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, and more. Includes behind-the-scenes footage, vintage live performances, and interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler.
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    • Active minds, resting minds
      Active minds, resting minds
      Baby Prodigy Company.
      In Volume One, help enhance the development of your baby's brain. Sensory experiences, like the kind found in this video, help stimulate your baby's young mind. Besides the innovative research behind each of the teaching lessons, the classical music was specially orchestrated for babies and toddlers by an Emmy Award winning composer. Each of the selections was carefully chosen to entertain and engage your child, time and again.
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    • Rachel & the TreeSchoolers. Incredible insects [videorecording]
      Rachel & the TreeSchoolers. Incredible insects [videorecording]
      Little Hands Productions
      The Treeschoolers learn how size doesn't determine how incredible insects really are. Even small ones can make a big difference in the environment.
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    • Brain & nervous system.
      Brain & nervous system.

      Viewers will learn about the three key components of the nervous system; the brain, spinal cord and nerves; all made up of special cells called neurons that transmit electrical impulses throughout the body. They'll discover the different types of neuron, sensory, motor and associative; each with a specialized function. Reflex actions are discussed, as well as an in-depth look at the three main parts of the brain: cerebrum, cerebellum and brain stem.
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    • "What's up, NASA?". 2.2014
      "What's up, NASA?". 2.2014

      Get ready for exciting up-to-the-minute video of what's happening at NASA. Whether it be the latest launch, mission, or new discovery, this video brings it to you with incredible picture and sound!
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    • Pompeii [videorecording] : the doomed city
      Pompeii [videorecording] : the doomed city
      A&E Networks Television, the History Channel.
      The Real Story from History, looks at one of the world's most devastating natural disasters and projects what would happen if Mt. Vesuvius erupted again today. Many scientists believe we are playing with fire and that Vesuvius will erupt soon, and question how the now three million residents could escape. In 79 AD Vesuvius exploded, burying the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples beneath layers of ash and pumice, killing thousands.
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    • The Vikings
      The Vikings

      Includes three stories. The Vikings: Voyage to America features a Viking ship sailing from Scandinavia to Newfoundland, proving that their expert maritime skills enabled them to reach America 500 years before Columbus; Leif Ericson: Voyages of a Viking, furthers the trail of the Vikings in America revealing Ericson's ancient settlement site in Newfoundland; Viking Underground goes deep below Dublin, Ireland to discover pagan burial tombs, tunnels, burial crypts and an underground river.
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    • Bedroom body
      Bedroom body

      "Core focused total body conditioning program that uses combination exercises to train your heart and tone your muscles. Three targeted workouts are included: Buff Body Blast, Booty Burner, and Core & Polvic Floor."
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    • Element. Yoga for strength & flexibility
      Element. Yoga for strength & flexibility

      Two yoga programs focused on two of the three most-desired yoga benefits: strength and flexibility. Ashley Turner is one of the premiere yoga teachers in Los Angeles.
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    • Peel off the pounds pilates
      Peel off the pounds pilates

      Kathy Smith has created a workout system that kicks the fat-burning power of Pilates into high gear. Her fat-burning workout, combined with upper- and lower-body toning routines, will reshape the arms, abs, hips, and thighs while maximizing weight-loss potential to reveal a leaner, stronger, healthier body: a Pilates body.
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    • R.I.P.P.E.D : the one stop body shock
      R.I.P.P.E.D : the one stop body shock

      Combining resistance, power, plyometrics, and endurance in an innovative interval system, R.I.P.P.E.D. is a plateau-proof fitness formula to help shape and tone the entire body. This high-intensity workout is a safe, fun, and effective way to achieve a strong, fit physique.
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    • 1 [videorecording]
      1 [videorecording]
      Exclusive Media presents a Spifire Pictures, Flat-Out Films, Diamond Docs production
      Placed in the golden era of Grand Prix Racing, it's the tale of a generation of drivers who gambled with their lives during Formula 1's deadliest period. These are the men who raced on the edge, changing the sport forever.
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    • Super Bowl XLVIII Champions : Seattle Seahawks
      Super Bowl XLVIII Champions : Seattle Seahawks

      Takes viewers down the sidelines, on the field, and into the locker room with exclusive access to all the vivid sounds and images of every game in the memorable 2013-2014 season of the championship.Team-coupled with exciting extra content detailing stores from the year, media day at Super Bowl XLVIII, and the thrilling Lombardi Trophy Presentation.
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    • Royal rumble 2014
      Royal rumble 2014

      One of the most hallowed traditions in sports entertainment, the Royal Rumble is back for its 27th edition! WWE kicks off WrestleMania with its annual 30-man, battle royal, where one Superstar will punch his ticket to New Orleans for a championship match at the Show of Shows. Last year, John Cena emerged to earn a second chance at a showdown with The Rock. This year, which who will add their name to the list of Royal Rumble winners along side such greats as Hogan, Stone Cold and Triple H?
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    • WrestleMania XXVI [videorecording]
      WrestleMania XXVI [videorecording]
      World Wrestling Entertainment.
      The biggest event of the year comes to the desert when WrestleMania XXVI explodes in Arizona! Every member of the WWE universe has eagerly anticipated WrestleMania and the biggest Superstars of WWE up their game when they perform on sports entertainment's grandest stage. Stars include: Shawn Michaels, Big Show, Undertaker, Triple H, Chris Jericho, John Cena, Edge, The Miz, and others. Contains all new Hall of Fame inductee interviews, and best matches.
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    • WWE extreme rules 2012 [videorecording]
      WWE extreme rules 2012 [videorecording]
      World Wrestling Entertainment.
      WWE goes EXTREME in this high octane pay-per-view event. Each of the matches have special stipulations as WWE Superstars battle for high profile championships and pride. The 2011 edition featured Street Fights, Steel Cage Matches, Strap Matches and more extreme antics. Who knows what lengths the Superstars of Raw and SmackDown will go to top last year's event?
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    • The best of WWE in your house [videorecording] : pay-per-view classics 1995-1999
      The best of WWE in your house [videorecording] : pay-per-view classics 1995-1999
      WWE Entertainment.
      A collection of pay-per-view professional wrestling matches in which the top superstars in WWE settle their scores.
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    • The Rock [videorecording] : the epic journey of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
      The Rock [videorecording] : the epic journey of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
      World Wrestling Entertainment presents.
      In the exciting buildup to Wrestle Mania XVIII, fans can, for the first time ever on DVD, relive the exciting life and times of the Rock. Packed with brand new interviews as well as a selection of the Rock's biggest career-spanning bouts, moments, and promos, this DVD set will electrify every member of Team Bring It.
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