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04/16/2015 - 2:20pm

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
A path appears Cover
Joshua Bennett
Maro Chermayeff
Nicholas D. Kristof
A unique and essential 4.5-hour documentary series addressing the roots of gender inequality, the devastating impact of poverty and the ripple effects that follow, including: sex trafficking, teen-pregnancy, gender-based violence, child slavery and the effective solutions being forged to combat them. An edge-of-your-seat dramatic encounter which travels across the United States and to Haiti, Colombia and Kenya.
362.88082 Pat
Mar 30, 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
Earth: a new wild Cover
M. A. Sanjayan
Nicolas Roether Brown
Matthew Dyas
National Geographic Studios
Take a stunning new look at our wild planet by turning the cameras around to show the world as it really is, with humans in the picture. Dr. M. Sanjayan journeys to the frontiers of where man and animal meet to discover how our relationship with the greatest natural history events on the planet can provide a key to preserving our present and enriching our future.
304.27 Ear
Apr 6, 2015
Food chains Cover
Lekha Singh
David Damien Figueroa
Smriti Keshari
Hamilton Fish
A powerful true story of one small group of workers overcoming corporate greed to end slavery and abuse in America's fields.
331.281 Foo
Apr 16, 2015
In between songs Cover
Joshua Bell
James Cromwell
Djalu Gurruwiwi
Dhanggal Gurruwiwi
Mandawuy Yunupingu
In the remote Northwestern Territory of Australia, the Galpu clan, an Aboriginal family led by famed didjeridu craftsman and player, Djalu Gurruwiwi, struggles to maintain their ancestral traditions at the face of modern pressures. When Djalu's son displays little interest in the clan's legacy and the effects of nearby Rio Tinto bauxite mine begin to take its toll, he and the clan elders must devise a strategy to preserve their cultural identity, while staying connected to the modern world.
305.89915 In b
Mar 30, 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
Pay 2 play Cover
John Wellington Ennis
Robert B Reich
John Nichols
Lawrence Lessig
Noam Chomsky
If our political system is like a game of Monopoly, how can outsiders have a voice when only money speaks? John Ennis documents comical corruption, follows political newcomers, and uncovers intrigue in this colorful journey that connects the dots of Big Money in our ever-challenging election process.
320 Pay
Apr 15, 2015
Suze Orman's financial solutions for you Cover
Suze Orman
In the program, Suze insightfully covers a wide range of topics that will resonate with viewers, including how to invest; whether to buy a home or not; saving for retirement; life insurance; wills and trusts; student loans; and more.
332.024 Suz
Apr 6, 2015
The unknown known Cover
Errol Morris
Robert Fernandez
Amanda Branson Gill
Donald Rumsfeld
Danny Elfman
Former United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses his career in Washington, D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
352.293 Unk
Apr 6, 2015
Watchers of the sky Cover
Edet Belzberg
Amelia Green-Dove
Kerry Propper
Benjamin B. Ferencz
RaphaelLemkin
With his provocative question, 'why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?' Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man's perseverance, this examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.
304.663 Wat
Apr 6, 2015
Big bang machine: searching for the Higgs Boson particle Cover
On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass. Now CERN's scientists are preparing to restart the history-making collider, hoping to find the next great discovery.
539.721 Big
Mar 30, 2015
The loons on Golden Pond Cover
Never before has the life of the common loon been filmed so dramatically close, beautifully, and memorably. Be with a loon pair, mated for life, when they court, bathe, dive, and hunt fish. Stay with them as they patiently incubate their two eggs. See how they carefully roll each egg in the nest and how they protect them from danger. Thrill to their mournful calls and wild laughter in the wilderness night. Listen to a loon chick being called from the nest, and watch as fledglings learn to fly.
598.442 Loo
Mar 30, 2015
Fat, sick & nearly dead. 2 Cover
Kurt Engfehr
Joe Cross
Amy Badberg
Joel Fuhrman
Kurt Engfehr
This reconnects Joe with his followers from the first film to catch viewers up on how the impact of juicing has changed their lives. With help from friends, family and the medical communit, he not only shows viewers were he is now, but also continues to educate viewers about the critical role that family and community support play in maintaining this healthy lifestyle.
616.398 Fat
Apr 3, 2015
Give me shelter Cover
Katie Cleary
Kristin Rizzo
A film that raises awareness for important animal issues around the world. It uncovers the work that many different individuals and animal organizations do in a way that has never been done before. The film illustrates what is really going on with the underground black market trade of wild and exotic animals, puppy mills, poaching, animal abuse and neglect, conservation, the food we consume, the fur industry, the pet industry and so on.
636.0832 Giv
Mar 30, 2015
The forgotten plague Cover
Chana Gazat
Kristina Cafarella
Kathryn Lord
Michael Murphy
American Experience Films
By the dawn of the nineteenth century, tuberculosis had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country, It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. The story is told through the remembrances of those who lived - and were cured - at tuberculosis sanatoriums, along with historians and scientists.
616.995 For
Apr 8, 2015
20,000 days on earth: Film 4, Corniche Pictures, Pulse films and the British Film Institute present ; in association with Phi Films and Goldin Films ; a Pulse Films Cover
Iain Forsyth
Jane Pollard
James Wilson
Dan Bowen
Nick Cave
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Featuring appearances by longtime Cave collaborators Ray Winstone, Blixa Bargeld, Warren Ellis and Kylie Minogue, 20,000 Days on Earth fuses drama and reality by weaving the journey of a fictional day in the life of the rock star with an intimate portrayal of his artistic process.
781.66 Twe
Apr 16, 2015
El Capitan Cover
Fred Padula
Glen Denny
Gary Colliver
Richard McCracken
Lito Tejada-Flores
A chronicle of a three-day trek by four climbers on the face of Yosemite Valley's famed El Capitan. They successfully complete the 3000-feet vertical ascent of The Nose.
796.5223 El C
Apr 6, 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
The last play at Shea : a documentary film Cover
Paul Crowder
Nigel Sinclair
Mark Monroe
Alec Baldwin
Billy Joel
Two New York icons meet for one final time. Academy Award-winning documentary writer Mark Monroe chronicles the intersecting histories of the landmark Shea Stadium and the legendary performer Billy Joel. An engaging look at the highs and lows of the New York Mets and the music career of Joel. Monroe interweaves interviews with players and performers with exclusive concert footage from the goodbye performances in July 2008.
796.068 Las
Mar 30, 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
Finding your roots. Season 2 Cover
Henry Louis Gates
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out who we are and where we come from.
929.1 Fin Season 2
Mar 30, 2015
Putin's way Cover
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Frontline investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, Putin's Way reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.
947.086 Put
Apr 8, 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 Alps from above: a symphony of summits Cover
The motion-stabilized Cineflex camera brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this unique cinematic expedition from the peaks of Mont Blanc to the Dolomites traces the history and geography of the Alps.
949.47 Alp
Apr 6, 2015
August Wilson: the ground on which I stand Cover
Explore the life and legacy of August Wilson, the playwright some call America's Shakespeare, who chronicled the twentieth-century black experience. Features James Earl Jones, Phylicia Rashad, Laurence Fishburne, Viola Davis, new dramatic readings, and rare footage.
B Wil
Mar 30, 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
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Nadav Schirman
Mosab Hassan Yousef
Gonen Ben-Itzhak
Hassan Yousef
248.246 Gre
Katie Cleary
Kristin Rizzo
636.0832 Giv
Joshua Bennett
Maro Chermayeff
Nicholas D. Kristof
362.88082 Pat
Chana Gazat
Kristina Cafarella
Kathryn Lord
Michael Murphy
American Experience Films
616.995 For
Jesse Stephen Freeman
Cindy L. Abel
Barbara J. Rubin
Kathy Webb
Kate Brown
306.766 Bre
Iain Forsyth
Jane Pollard
James Wilson
Dan Bowen
Nick Cave
781.66 Twe
M. A. Sanjayan
Nicolas Roether Brown
Matthew Dyas
National Geographic Studios
304.27 Ear
Fred Padula
Glen Denny
Gary Colliver
Richard McCracken
Lito Tejada-Flores
796.5223 El C
Lekha Singh
David Damien Figueroa
Smriti Keshari
Hamilton Fish
331.281 Foo
Chiemi Karasawa
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger
Elaine Stritch
792.7028 Ela
Joshua Bell
James Cromwell
Djalu Gurruwiwi
Dhanggal Gurruwiwi
Mandawuy Yunupingu
305.89915 In b
Paul Crowder
Nigel Sinclair
Mark Monroe
Alec Baldwin
Billy Joel
796.068 Las
Kristin Beck
Mark Herzog
Christopher Cowen
Sandrine Orabona
CNN Films (Firm)
306.768 Lad
Grant Gee
Sarah Caddy
Gareth Evans
Di Robson
Jonathan Pryce
833.912 Pat
John Wellington Ennis
Robert B Reich
John Nichols
Lawrence Lessig
Noam Chomsky
320 Pay
Henry Louis Gates
929.1 Fin Season 2
Suze Orman
332.024 Suz
PBS Distribution (Firm)
947.086 Put
Errol Morris
Robert Fernandez
Amanda Branson Gill
Donald Rumsfeld
Danny Elfman
352.293 Unk
Rick Steves
914.04 Ric
Edet Belzberg
Amelia Green-Dove
Kerry Propper
Benjamin B. Ferencz
RaphaelLemkin
304.663 Wat
949.47 Alp
539.721 Big
B Wil
598.442 Loo
Cesar Millan
National Geographic Films
B Mil
Kurt Engfehr
Joe Cross
Amy Badberg
Joel Fuhrman
Kurt Engfehr
616.398 Fat
Clare Beavan
Nic Stacey
Jennifer Beamish
Patrick Sammon
Paul Sen
B Tur