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01/28/2015 - 5:01pm

Art21: art in the twenty-first century. Season seven Cover
Season seven features twelve artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, in locations as diverse as a New York City public housing development, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden, a ceramics factory in Germany, and an activist neighborhood in Mexico.
709.73 Art
Jan 12, 2015
The Internet's own boy Cover
Brian Knappenberger
Lincoln Else
Scott Sinkler
Bryan Storkel
Michelle Witten
Aaron Swartz was a programming prodigy who helped shape the digital landscape of today. He helped develop the internet protocol RSS and was a co-founder of Reddit. Chronicling his pioneering efforts crusading for open access and free speech and the resulting legal nightmare and tragedy that ensued, the documentary is a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant tech millionaire who renounced the values of Silicon Valley startup culture and used technology to tirelessly fight for social justice.
005.1092 Int
Jan 28, 2015
Enemy of the reich: the Noor Inayat Khan story Cover
Char Gardner
Jeremy Morrison
Grace Srinivasan
In 1943, Noor Inayat Khan was recruited as a covert operative into Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, she was an extremely unusual British agent. After her network collapsed, Khan became the only surviving radio operator linking the British to the French Resistance in Paris, coordinating the airdrop of weapons and agents, and the rescue of downed Allied fliers.
327.12 Ene
Jan 14, 2015
Navy SEALs: their untold story Cover
Gary Sinise
Carol L. Fleisher
PBS Distribution (Firm)
The history of the US Navy Seals from WWII to Afghanistan today, through never-before-told stories and never-before-seen footage.
359.984 Nav
Jan 8, 2015
Rickover: the birth of nuclear power Cover
Joan Allen
Michael Pack
Hyman G. Rickover built the world's first commercial nuclear power plant at Shippingport, PA. Rickover's achievements made him into a national celebrity, and he appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Many questioned Rickover's goal of an all nuclear navy, and others questioned his creation of a technocratic elite, his own navy within the Navy.
359.0092 Ric
Jan 28, 2015
Teenage Cover
Matt Wolf
Jon Savage
Ben Howe
Kyle Martin
Jena Malone
Examines the history of modern youth culture and the evolution of the idea of the "teenager", from the late 19th century to the beginning of the post-War period. Consists of archival film footage, diary entries, and dramatic recreations.
305.235 Tee
Jan 28, 2015
A sloth named Velcro Cover
Ana Salceda
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
In 2000, Ana Salceda, a young journalist, moved from her native Spain to explore the wilds of Panama. She became the caregiver for a tiny orphaned baby sloth named Velcro. This is the story of Ana's return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers.
599.31 Slo
Jan 14, 2015
Dinosaur 13 Cover
Todd Douglas Miller
Peter Larsen
Kristin Donnan
The incredible true story of the largest, most complete tyrannosaurus Rex ever found, and the battle with the U.S. government after federal agents seized it.
567.9129 Din
Jan 8, 2015
Invasion of the killer whales Cover
Ben Wallis
Brian Leith
A remarkable new story is unfolding in the Arctic. As the ice melts and polar bears struggle to survive, another animal is taking over the polar bear's once dominant role as top predator. An ever-increasing number of killer whales are appearing in Arctic waters. As the polar bear's world is shrinking, the orca's is growing.
599.53 Inv
Jan 28, 2015
Burt's buzz Cover
Jody Shapiro
Isabella Rossellini
Burt Shavitz
Shapiro takes us into the reclusive backwoods world of beekeeper Shavitz, still committed to living off the land in Maine, as he has since the 1970s, in a renovated turkey coop with no running water. Shapiro explores Shavitz's peculiar relationship with the company he co-founded with Roxanne Quimby. The birth of Burt's Bees and its emergence as a lucrative brand may be the stuff of legend, but it's also contentious: Shavitz sold his shares decades ago, reaping virtually nothing from the company.
638.1 Bur
Jan 28, 2015
Under our skin 2: emergence Cover
Andy Abrahams Wilson
Justin Melland
Seven years after the acclaimed documentary Under our skin, the filmmakers catch up with the people and controversies from the original movie. We witness the emerging epidemic of Lyme disease as infection and education spread globally. We watch as the truth emerges about the disease's persistence and reach, about promising new research, and about medical collusion and conflicts of interest that continue to impede progress
616.9246 Und
Jan 12, 2015
Beyond the edge Cover
Edmund Hillary
enzing Norkey
In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth's great challenges. Standing at over 29,000ft, the world's highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest, it was an event that stunned the world and defined an era.
796.522 Bey
Dec 29, 2014
Great estates of Scotland Cover
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
It tells the stories of ambitious landowners who have acquired some of the most beautiful tracts of land in Scotland, areas ranging in size from a handful of acres to tens of thousands.
728.81 Gre
Jan 12, 2015
Keep on keepin' on Cover
It depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, having played in both the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands. He broke racial barriers on American television and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, but his most unlikely friendship is with Justin Kauflin, a 23-year old blind piano prodigy. Justin, fighting a debilitating case of stage fright, is invited to compete in a prestigious competition.
781.65 Kee
Jan 20, 2015
The manners of Downton Abbey Cover
Alastair Bruce
What goes on behind-the-scenes to get the manners of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey? Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants, and above all why they behaved as they did. Includes revealing interviews with leading cast members.
791.4572 Man
Jan 28, 2015
The rise of ISIS Cover
Martin Smith
Linda Hirsch
John E. Low
In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq--seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and drawing recruits from an estimated 80 countries. With ISIS continuing to take and hold territory in Iraq and Syria despite U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and President Obama's foreign policy legacy hanging in the balance, The Rise of ISIS is the definitive account of how the U.S. has reached this point.
956.054 Ris
Jan 20, 2015
Wild Congo Cover
National Geographic Films
There's a reason Africa's most powerful and mysterious river is called the Heart of Darkness. Up to eight miles wide with towering ten-foot waves, the Congo pulses through dangerous terrain and serves as the lifeblood to an incredible variety of species; from forest elephants to elephant fish.
916.751 Wil
Jan 28, 2015
The mystery of Agatha Christie Cover
David Suchet
David Suchet, an English actor well-known for his portrayal of Hercule Poirot, travels throughout Great Britain and Turkey to provide a new perspective on the amazing life of bestselling British murder myster writer Agatha Christie.
B Chr
Jan 12, 2015
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709.73 Art
Jody Shapiro
Isabella Rossellini
Burt Shavitz
638.1 Bur
Brian Knappenberger
Lincoln Else
Scott Sinkler
Bryan Storkel
Michelle Witten
005.1092 Int
Andy Abrahams Wilson
Justin Melland
616.9246 Und
Char Gardner
Jeremy Morrison
Grace Srinivasan
327.12 Ene
Edmund Hillary
enzing Norkey
796.522 Bey
Gary Sinise
Carol L. Fleisher
PBS Distribution (Firm)
359.984 Nav
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
728.81 Gre
Joan Allen
Michael Pack
359.0092 Ric
781.65 Kee
Matt Wolf
Jon Savage
Ben Howe
Kyle Martin
Jena Malone
305.235 Tee
Alastair Bruce
791.4572 Man
Ana Salceda
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
599.31 Slo
Martin Smith
Linda Hirsch
John E. Low
956.054 Ris
Todd Douglas Miller
Peter Larsen
Kristin Donnan
567.9129 Din
National Geographic Films
916.751 Wil
Ben Wallis
Brian Leith
599.53 Inv
David Suchet
B Chr