Some say that to embrace one's greatest talent is to make the world a better place. Others see a grown man spinning a 17-foot hula hoop and snicker about trivial obsessions. Breaking world records is a mysteriously seductive tradition, alternatively inspiring, reckless, and bizarre. Follow a joggler, a grape catcher, and a man who cycles nowhere as they battle the odds--and their respective nemeses--in pursuit of global dominance. Since when is it trivial to dream?
Explore the life of Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novelist Philip Roth. He steadily earned his reputation as a man of letters, commanding ownership of the Jewish-American novel and making Newark, New Jersey, a literary destination, while practically inventing the genre of factual-fictional autobiography.
An epic love story that spans childhood into adulthood, the film follows Heathcliff, an outsider taken in and given a home by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Catherine, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his rough-hewn son, Hindley. Years later, when Earnshaw dies, the young adults must finally confront the intense feelings and destructive rivalries that have developed between them.
A stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions.
The Powerbroker tells the story of Whitney Young, who biographer Nancy Weiss Malkiel called 'the inside man of the black revolution.' A social worker who became the executive director of the National Urban League from 1961 to his death in 1971, he was denigrated by black power advocates, but by challenging America's business and political communities directly, Young was able to make in-roads where other civil rights leaders could not.
Exposé of the power struggle inside the Texas State Board of Education, the government body that determines what students learn in Texas public schools and, due to the buying power of their system, often the entire country. Showcases how public education has become the latest battleground in a new wave of cultural, religious, and ideological clashes, with Texas education board members advancing agendas of Creationism and other religious issues in public schools.
Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to America's financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Street's leaders have escaped prosecution.
Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth.
Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave. Scientist J.C. Cahill reveals an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war.
After a dancer's warm up, you will sculpt your entire body with isolated exercises. Then open your mind and you will have a blast performing the dance cardio routine. Exercise plays a critical component in stress reduction and maintaining a healthy emotional balance for type AB. The exercises performed in the workouts: walking. dance, stretching, low impact aerobics and strength training will get you results fast.