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11/19/2014 - 12:30pm

Rise of the hackers Cover
Kate Dart
British Broadcasting Corporation
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious, and cybercriminals want it. From the sleuths who decoded the world's most advanced cyber weapon to scientists who believe they can store a password in your unconscious brain, NOVA investigates how a new global geek squad is harnessing cutting-edge science, all to stay one step ahead of the hackers.
005.8 Ris
Oct 29, 2014
How we got to now Cover
Peter Lovering
Michael Jackson
Jane Root
Steven Johnson
Diene Petterle
Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about, and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered.
338.064 How
Oct 29, 2014
Nefarious: merchant of souls Cover
Benjamin Nolot
John Samuel Hanson
Matthew Dickey
Steve Wills
A peek between the glossy surface of sophisticated 21st-century society reveals a chilling revelation--the enslavement of more than 27 million people worldwide. Look deeper still and you will uncover an industry that brutalizes and debases these individuals, many of them young girls, through sex slavery. Finally, you come face to face with the manifold atrocities surrounding the industry, from the deceptive recruitment and kidnapping of the victims to their working and living conditions and their physical, mental, and spiritual torment, oftentimes under the umbrella of government complicity and societal neglect. Filmmaker Benjamin Nolot travels through 19 countries, across four continents, into dingy Cambodian brothels, Thai karaoke bars, Amsterdam's infamous red-light district, Moldovan orphanages, legal Nevada brothels, and the street corners and alleyways of metropolises worldwide.
306.362 Nef
Nov 7, 2014
Rich Hill Cover
Rich Hill, Missouri (population 1,393) could be any of the countless small towns that blanket America's heartland. But to teenagers Andrew, Harley and Appachey, it's home. They are like millions of other boys coming of age the world over, but face unfortunate circumstances an imprisoned mother, isolation, instability, and parental unemployment. Adolescence can be a day-to-day struggle just to survive.
362.77569 Ric
Nov 7, 2014
Animal misfits: odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures Cover
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that seem ill-equipped for survival. Somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Revealing some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their environment.
591.38 Ani
Nov 17, 2014
My wild affair Cover
Blink Films
Newroad Media (Firm)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Animal Planet Canada
Discovery Networks Europe
Tells the moving stories of animals that formed an unlikely bond with a human. These rare relationships cross the divide between the species and provide a glimpse of the inner life of the creatures who share the world. Each animal's story is a lesson from the recent past with the power to change the modern view of their species.
590 My
Oct 29, 2014
The gathering swarms: bats, butterflies, and more Cover
John Downer
Stuart Napier
Will Gregory
Stuart Gordon
Stephen Faux
A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers, sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Some gather to breed, migrate, for protection, or simply to keep warm. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.
591.5 Gat
Oct 29, 2014
Ballin' at the graveyard: the game is only half the story Cover
Basil Anastassiou
Paul Kentoffio
Jarming White
Gerald Malcolm
This gritty, eye-opening film takes viewers deep inside the intricate culture of urban pickup basketball and its players. By shining an unflinching light on one court and the lives of five men who play there, Ballin' at the Graveyard vividly reveals the heart, humor and brotherhood forged on the court and beyond. This surprising documentary knocks down stereotypes and challenges assumptions, offering a perspective on African American men--as fathers, mentors and community-minded leaders.
796.323 Bal
Oct 30, 2014
Country roads: the heartbeat of America Cover
Marieke Schroeder
Justin Townes Earle
Caitlin Rose
John Carter Cash
Kevin Costner
Marieke Schroeder embarks on a search for the authentic America, a country at a turning point. It is a search for the substantial: the morale, the pioneering spirit that holds the nation and its population together in crisis. Meet the young generation of American singer-songwriters who consider themselves successors of Country-rebels such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Steve Earle.
781.642 Cou
Nov 5, 2014
Craft in America. Service Cover
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This episode of the PBS series Craft in America looks at the relationship between craft and the military, and profiles five practicing artisans who either were veterans or whose work honors them. Artisans covered in the program are: Ehren Tool, Gulf War veteran, who makes clay cups that draw attention to the realities of war and its consequences; Judas Recendez, Iraq War veteran who practiced ceramics at the Army Arts and Crafts Center and went on to get a BA in Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art + Design; Peter Voulkos, celebrated ceramic artist, who served in World War II, and earned his art degree through the G.I. Bill; Pam DeLuco, who created a book that presents the experiences of women veterans; Eugene Burks, Jr., a member of "the Old Guard", the Army's oldest active duty regiment, who makes leather horse tack for the caissons that transport the remains of fallen soldiers to Arlington National Cemetery.
745.5 Cra
Nov 19, 2014
SuperMensch: the legend of Shep Gordon Cover
Mike Myers
Beth Aala
Shep Gordon
Recounts the career and times of talent manager and Hollywood insider Shep Gordon, told through interviews with Shep Gordon himself as well as Alice Cooper, Emeril Lagasse, Michael Douglas, Anne Murray and many of his other clients and friends.
792.028 Sup
Nov 6, 2014
The punk singer: a documentary film about Kathleen Hanna Cover
Sini Anderson
Rachel Dengiz
Erin Owens
Gwen Bialic
Alan Oxman
A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.
781.66 Pun
Nov 10, 2014
Choctaw code talkers Cover
Valerie Red-Horse
Gale Anne Hurd
Stacy Mahoney
Red-Horse Native Productions
Valhalla Motion Pictures
During World War I Choctaw Indians were recruited for duty as communication specialists. The Choctaws used a code based on their language to transmit battlefield messages in Europe.
940.403 Cho
Nov 14, 2014
Dick Cavett's Watergate Cover
John Scheinfeld
Dick Cavett
This offers a unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history. From 1972 to 1974 the Watergate scandal unfolded on The Dick Cavett Show, as Cavett interviewed nearly every major Watergate figure, even non-political guests expressed their opinions. Dick Cavett's Watergate documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it.
973.924 Dic
Oct 29, 2014
The last of the unjust: Le dernier des injustes Cover
Claude Lanzmann
In 1975 Rome, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only 'Elder of the Jews' not to have been killed during the war. From Nisko in Poland to Theresienstadt, and from Vienna to Rome, the film provides an unprecedented insight into the genesis of the Final Solution. It reveals the true face of Eichmann.
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Nov 10, 2014
Dorothea Lange: grab a hunk of lightning Cover
Dyanna Taylor
Roberta Grossman
Elizabeth Partridge
Jami Sieber
Evan Schiller
Profiles American photographer Dorothea Lange, who came to the the attention of the world with her photographs documenting the Great Depression, and achieved lasting fame in the post-War years.
B Lan
Oct 29, 2014
James McNeill Whistler: the case for beauty Cover
Karen Thomas
Anjelica Huston
Kevin Kline
Best known for the groundbreaking portrait of his mother, James McNeill Whistler was the original art star. But beneath the high gloss, the struggle of this genius to find his own voice resulted in a breakaway style that moved painting towards abstraction and would revolutionize the art world in his time-and beyond. Dramatic re-creations, art, graphics, and interviews combine to profile this fascinating character.
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Oct 29, 2014
Syndicate content
Kate Dart
British Broadcasting Corporation
PBS Distribution (Firm)
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Peter Lovering
Michael Jackson
Jane Root
Steven Johnson
Diene Petterle
338.064 How
Mike Myers
Beth Aala
Shep Gordon
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Benjamin Nolot
John Samuel Hanson
Matthew Dickey
Steve Wills
306.362 Nef
Sini Anderson
Rachel Dengiz
Erin Owens
Gwen Bialic
Alan Oxman
781.66 Pun
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Valerie Red-Horse
Gale Anne Hurd
Stacy Mahoney
Red-Horse Native Productions
Valhalla Motion Pictures
940.403 Cho
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
591.38 Ani
John Scheinfeld
Dick Cavett
973.924 Dic
Blink Films
Newroad Media (Firm)
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Animal Planet Canada
Discovery Networks Europe
590 My
Claude Lanzmann
940.5318 Las
John Downer
Stuart Napier
Will Gregory
Stuart Gordon
Stephen Faux
591.5 Gat
Dyanna Taylor
Roberta Grossman
Elizabeth Partridge
Jami Sieber
Evan Schiller
B Lan
Basil Anastassiou
Paul Kentoffio
Jarming White
Gerald Malcolm
796.323 Bal
Karen Thomas
Anjelica Huston
Kevin Kline
B Whi
Marieke Schroeder
Justin Townes Earle
Caitlin Rose
John Carter Cash
Kevin Costner
781.642 Cou