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03/18/2015 - 9:45am

The green prince Cover
Nadav Schirman
Mosab Hassan Yousef
Gonen Ben-Itzhak
Hassan Yousef
Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.
248.246 Gre
Mar 17, 2015
Breaking through Cover
Jesse Stephen Freeman
Cindy L. Abel
Barbara J. Rubin
Kathy Webb
Kate Brown
Openly LGBT elected officials at all levels and from across the country - including the first gay US Senator, Tammy Baldwin - share their stories of self-doubt and triumph over multiple barriers ranging from race and poverty to gender and sexual orientation, revealing a deeply personal, rarely-seen side of politicians and LGBT people.
306.766 Bre
Mar 18, 2015
Code black Cover
Ryan McGarry
Joshua Altman
Linda Goldstein Knowlton
In his vivid and thought-provoking filmmaking debut, physician Ryan McGarry gives an unprecedented access to America's busiest Emergency Department. Amidst real life-and-death situations, McGarry follows a dedicated team of charismatic young doctors-in-training as they wrestle with both their ideals and the realities of saving lives in a complex and overburdened system.
362.18 Cod
Mar 6, 2015
Crisis hotline: veterans press 1 Cover
Ellen Goosenberg Kent
HBO Documentary Films
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Today, more military members are lost to suicide than on the battlefield. After serving their country overseas, many veterans in their darkest moments turn to the unique services of the Veterans Crisis Line to help with traumas like post-traumatic stress, depression, homelessness and drug dependence. The 40-minute documentary is an intimate look at the vital work of several responders who provide life-saving intervention and desperately needed referrals through the 24-hour Veterans Crisis Line.
362.86 Cri
Mar 2, 2015
Dare not walk alone Cover
Jeremy Dean
An emotional march from past to present combining the rarely seen news footage from 1964 with present day testimony to tell the true story of troubled times in the historic tourist town of St. Augustine, Florida.
323.0973 Dar
Mar 2, 2015
Lady Valor: the Kristin Beck story Cover
Kristin Beck
Mark Herzog
Christopher Cowen
Sandrine Orabona
CNN Films (Firm)
Former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristin's journey in search of the American ideals that she protected has a whole new meaning as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. After a lifetime of service, Kristin has learned that her fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness did not end on the battlefield.
306.768 Lad
Mar 17, 2015
Sweet revenge: turning the tables on processed food Cover
Barbara Kram
Robert H. Lustig
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Dr. Lustig explains that the problem is the quality and not the quantity of food people eat. The real culprit is processed food, loaded with added sugar and stripped of its natural fiber and nutrients. He is leading the groundswell to expose the high sugar content in processed food, and the dangers and costs to our health.
362.1963 Swe
Mar 2, 2015
Terms and conditions may apply Cover
Cullen Hoback
Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies are connected to every website. This film explores the intent hidden within these unread and ignored agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from people and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking "I accept."
323.448 Ter
Mar 2, 2015
The presidents' gatekeepers Cover
Gedeon Naudet
Jules Naudet
Kevin Bacon
These intimate interviews of the former chiefs themselves, along with two former presidents, provide an unprecedented look behind the closed door of the Oval Office and the annals of history that have unfolded there over the years. Spend almost three hours with the most powerful advisors and closest confidants of presidents past and discover the closely guarded secrets to being the president's gate keeper.
352.237 Pre
Mar 2, 2015
Wagonmasters Cover
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Station wagons were America's 'workhorses on wheels.' Today, they conjure images of outdated family photos, over-sized hairdos and unfashionable wooden siding. In 2011, Volvo, the leading premium wagon manufacturer, discontinued the sale of its last wagon model in the United States.
388.342 Wag
Mar 2, 2015
Of oozies and elephants: saving the Asian elephant Cover
Following an international team of scientists whose findings are crucial to saving these elephants from extinction, learn how it may be possible to save not just these but the whole species of Asian elephants. In the process viewers learn how Myanmar's use of elephants for tree-by-tree logging also preserves one of the largest remaining forest habitations on earth.
599.676 Of
Mar 2, 2015
Penguins: spy in the huddle Cover
Philip Dalton
John Downer
David Tennant
British Broadcasting Corporation
The use of Penguincams (super-realistic animatronic cameras disguised as penguins, chicks, and eggs) gives viewers an inside look at all the drama and challenges various species of penguins experience throughout the year. An up close look at the freezing Antarctic and the emperor penguin, the Humboldt of South America's deserts, and the Rockhopper of the Falkland Islands.
598.47 Pen
Mar 2, 2015
Elaine Stritch: shoot me Cover
Chiemi Karasawa
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Elaine Stritch
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.
792.7028 Ela
Mar 17, 2015
Fifi howls from happiness Cover
Mitra Farahani
Marjaneh Moghimi
Yannick Kergoat
Suzana Pedro
Pershang Shafigh
Mitra Farahani's lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohassess had a conflicted relationship with his homeland-- revered by elites in the art scene and praised as a national icon, only to be censored later by an oppressive regime.
750.1 Fif
Mar 5, 2015
Royal rumble 2015 Cover
Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar
John Cena
Thirty of WWE's biggest and brightest superstars do combat in an over-the-top-rope Royal Rumble, with the winner advancing to a main event match at WWE's biggest event of the year: WrestleMania. Greats like the Rock, John Cena, and Hulk Hogan have all won the Royal Rumble and gone on to main event. Who will be the one this year?
796.8123 Roy
Mar 2, 2015
The kingdom of dreams and madness Cover
Mami Sunada
Nobuo Kawakami
Hayao Miyazaki
Toshio Suzuki
Isao Takahata
A look inside the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli. Follows director Hayao Miyazaki, producer Toshio Suzuki, and director Isao Takahata for a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki's The Wind Rises and Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
791.4334 Kin
Mar 2, 2015
The Queen's garden Cover
Daniel Stewart
With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.
712.60942 Que
Mar 13, 2015
The story of women and art Cover
Amanda Vickery
Award-winning author and historian Amanda Vickery hosts this engrossing look into an often-overlooked subject: the life and work of female artists. The series offers a comprehensive examination of women artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the early twentieth century.
704.042 Sto
Mar 2, 2015
Through a lens darkly: black photographers and the emergence of a people Cover
Thomas Harris
Deborah Willis
Ann Bennett
Don Perry
Paul Carter Harrison
Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in black, Through a lens darkly casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens.
770.8996 Thr
Mar 2, 2015
Under the electric sky Cover
Dan Cutforth
Jane Lipsitz
Beginning in 1997 with a few thousand revelers in Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival has become the largest dance music event in North America. Known for its displays of pyrotechnics, world-class artists, costumed theatrical performers, interactive art installations, full scale carnival rides and state-of-the-art lighting and sound production, the 2013 festival in Las Vegas attracted 345,000 attendees from June 21-23, 2013.
780.7873 Und
Mar 11, 2015
Patience (after Sebald): a walk through The rings of Saturn Cover
Grant Gee
Sarah Caddy
Gareth Evans
Di Robson
Jonathan Pryce
Comprising elements of travelogue, history lesson, biography, critical analysis, psychological study, and fan testimonial, this documentary explores the work and influence of German writer W.G. Sebald, via a long walk through coastal East Anglia, retracing the steps he took in his most famous book, The rings Of Saturn. Includes interviews with writers, artists, and filmmakers.
833.912 Pat
Mar 17, 2015
Shakespeare uncovered. Series 2: the stories behind the bard's greatest plays Cover
Morgan Freeman
Joseph Fiennes
David Harewood
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Six episodes combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis and the personal passion of its celebrated hosts, to tell the story behind the stories of Shakespeare's greatest plays.
822.33 Sha
Mar 2, 2015
Idaho: the movie Cover
Tom Hadzor
Jennifer Isenhart
Tim Woodward
Wide Eye Productions
Video tours the state of Idaho to showcase its scenery and natural wonders including the lakes of northern Idaho, Craters of the Moon, the Snake River, the Salmon River, the Palouse, Payette Lake and many other features.
979.6 Ida
Mar 2, 2015
JFK: a president betrayed Cover
Morgan Freeman
Cory Taylor
Darin Nellis
Nicole Corbin
Michael Gittelson
Narrated by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, the film uncovers new evidence on how John F. Kennedy reversed years of U.S. policy by leading back-channel peace efforts with Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, and other U.S. enemies. This riveting documentary highlights how President Kennedy was subverted by top U.S. officials and resented by military advisors, all the while considering how the world may be different had he lived.
973.922 JFK
Mar 2, 2015
Return to the wild: the true and iconic story of Chris McCandless's solo trek to Alaska Cover
Jeanmarie Condon
Ann Prum
Andrew Wegst
Corey Carthew
Paula Bolivar
A journey in the footsteps of the enigmatic young American named Chris McCandless, who vanished and ultimately perished in the Alaskan wilderness. New interviews and never before released letters probe the mystery behind the best-selling book and movie 'Into the Wild.'
917.98 Ret
Mar 2, 2015
Rick Steves' Europe: 12 new shows 2015-2016 Cover
Rick Steves
Rick Steves takes you off-the-beaten-path of some of his favorite European cities.
914.04 Ric
Mar 18, 2015
The Italian Americans Cover
Through extensive archival materials and interviews with scholars and notable Italian-Americans, viewers will learn the story of those who played vital roles in helping to shape a unique Italian-American identity.
973.0451 Ita
Mar 2, 2015
The Panama deception Cover
Barbara Trent
David Kasper
Joanne Doroshow
Nico Panigutti
Elizabeth Montgomery
Offers a view of the 1989 invasion of Panama that was not given by the American media. Presents evidence of mass burials of civilian casualties and internment of homeless civilians which was concealed by the U.S. military or went unreported. Also claims to reveal President Bush's "secret agenda" behind the invasion: to keep U.S. military bases in Panama after the year 2000 in defiance of canal treaties.
972.87053 Pan
Mar 5, 2015
The sixties: the decade that changed the world Cover
The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural, and social liberation. Looking through the lens of television, this production weaves together the events and personalities that influenced and dominated the 1960s in America, sketching a portrait of this remarkable decade that is both entertaining and illuminating.
909.826 Six
Mar 2, 2015
Bing Crosby rediscovered Cover
Bing Crosby
Robert Trachtenberg
Stanley Tucci
Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century, pulling audiences in with his intimate, laid-back voice and innate charm. Narrated by Stanley Tucci and directed by Robert Trachtenberg, this film explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a personality far more complex than the image the public had only thought they'd known.
B Cro
Mar 2, 2015
Cesar Millan: the real story Cover
Cesar Millan
National Geographic Films
Follow Cesar Millan's rise from impoverished illegal immigrant to celebrity dog trainer to international superstar. Join Cesar as he embarks on his live world speaking tour, films his new television series in Spain, and leads thousands of dogs and owners on a Pack Walk in Washington, D.C. Cesar reflects on his humble past, his family life, and his ever-evolving philosophy, which inspires people to improve their relationship with their dogs while becoming the pack leader of their own lives.
B Mil
Mar 17, 2015
Codebreaker: the story of Alan Turing Cover
Clare Beavan
Nic Stacey
Jennifer Beamish
Patrick Sammon
Paul Sen
The remarkable and tragic story of one of the 20th century's most important people. Alan Turing set in motion the computer age and his World War II codebreaking helped turn the tide of the Second World War. Instead of receiving accolades, he faced terrible persecution. In 1952, the British Government forced him to undergo chemical castration as punishment for his homosexuality. In despair, Turing committed suicide. He was only 41 years old.
B Tur
Mar 17, 2015
Richard Pryor: omit the logic Cover
Marina Zenovich
Sara Hutchison
P. G. (Peter G.) Morgan
Chris A. Peterson
Marina Zenovich
Recounting the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds. Includes never before seen interviews, archival footage, and more.
B Pry
Mar 2, 2015
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Nadav Schirman
Mosab Hassan Yousef
Gonen Ben-Itzhak
Hassan Yousef
248.246 Gre
Amanda Vickery
704.042 Sto
Jesse Stephen Freeman
Cindy L. Abel
Barbara J. Rubin
Kathy Webb
Kate Brown
306.766 Bre
Thomas Harris
Deborah Willis
Ann Bennett
Don Perry
Paul Carter Harrison
770.8996 Thr
Ryan McGarry
Joshua Altman
Linda Goldstein Knowlton
362.18 Cod
Dan Cutforth
Jane Lipsitz
780.7873 Und
Ellen Goosenberg Kent
HBO Documentary Films
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
362.86 Cri
Grant Gee
Sarah Caddy
Gareth Evans
Di Robson
Jonathan Pryce
833.912 Pat
Jeremy Dean
323.0973 Dar
Morgan Freeman
Joseph Fiennes
David Harewood
PBS Distribution (Firm)
822.33 Sha
Kristin Beck
Mark Herzog
Christopher Cowen
Sandrine Orabona
CNN Films (Firm)
306.768 Lad
Tom Hadzor
Jennifer Isenhart
Tim Woodward
Wide Eye Productions
979.6 Ida
Barbara Kram
Robert H. Lustig
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
362.1963 Swe
Morgan Freeman
Cory Taylor
Darin Nellis
Nicole Corbin
Michael Gittelson
973.922 JFK
Cullen Hoback
323.448 Ter
Jeanmarie Condon
Ann Prum
Andrew Wegst
Corey Carthew
Paula Bolivar
917.98 Ret
Gedeon Naudet
Jules Naudet
Kevin Bacon
352.237 Pre
Rick Steves
914.04 Ric
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
388.342 Wag
973.0451 Ita
599.676 Of
Barbara Trent
David Kasper
Joanne Doroshow
Nico Panigutti
Elizabeth Montgomery
972.87053 Pan
Philip Dalton
John Downer
David Tennant
British Broadcasting Corporation
598.47 Pen
909.826 Six
Chiemi Karasawa
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Elaine Stritch
792.7028 Ela
Bing Crosby
Robert Trachtenberg
Stanley Tucci
B Cro
Mitra Farahani
Marjaneh Moghimi
Yannick Kergoat
Suzana Pedro
Pershang Shafigh
750.1 Fif
Cesar Millan
National Geographic Films
B Mil
Seth Rollins
Brock Lesnar
John Cena
796.8123 Roy
Clare Beavan
Nic Stacey
Jennifer Beamish
Patrick Sammon
Paul Sen
B Tur
Mami Sunada
Nobuo Kawakami
Hayao Miyazaki
Toshio Suzuki
Isao Takahata
791.4334 Kin
Marina Zenovich
Sara Hutchison
P. G. (Peter G.) Morgan
Chris A. Peterson
Marina Zenovich
B Pry
Daniel Stewart
712.60942 Que