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12/18/2014 - 4:06pm

Brain games. Season 4 Cover
Jason Silva
National Geographic Channel
This season returns with interactive tests designed to mess with your mind and reveal the mechanics of your brain. Hosted by Jason Silva, the show features mind-bending and illusion-shattering experiments to reveal the mysteries of your brain.
612.82 Bra Season 4
Book
Dec 18, 2014
Dark girls Cover
D. Channsin Berry
Bill Duke
Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from America to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.
305.896 Dar
Dec 18, 2014
Nuclear nation Cover
Atsushi Funahashi
Examines the tragedy of the huge tsunami that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011.
363.3494 Nuc
Dec 11, 2014
Ride for Lance Cover
Scott Mactavish
Dave Brown
Jeff Widenhofer
Jim Clemson
Jake Banta
The life and spirit of Lance Vaccaro, U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer killed in action, is honored in this documentary film of four riders who travel by motorcycle from Virginia Beach to Alaska and back.
359.984 Rid
DVD
Dec 18, 2014
Bigger than T. Rex Cover
Chad Cohen
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to walk the Earth: fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology, and paleobotany, this NOVA/National Geographic special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.
567.9 Big
Dec 18, 2014
Sand wars Cover
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Sand Wars is a surprising investigation into one of the most consumed natural resources on the planet. The planet's sand reserves are being threatened. Three-quarters of the world's beaches are in decline as victims of erosion or 'sand mafias.' But what will be the consequences of sand extraction on the environment and life on the planet?
553.622 San
Dec 3, 2014
Ben Franklin's balloons Cover
PBS Distribution (Firm)
A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot air balloon, will join a team to build a highly accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft using 18th century tools and materials. NOVA reveals the secrets of how the Montgolfiers invented flight, and evokes the thrilling and daunting prospect that the balloon pioneers faced as they left Earth for the first time. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador.
629.1332 Ben
Dec 4, 2014
Bound by flesh Cover
Leslie Zemeckis
Lea Thompson
Nancy Allen
Timothy Stack
Daisy and Violet Hilton were conjoined twins who rose to superstardom at the beginning of the twentieth century as sideshow attractions. Ruthlessly exploited by their managers, the sisters ultimately sued for their freedom, which they won at a terrible cost.
616.043 Bou
Dec 18, 2014
Citizen autistic Cover
William Davenport
Ari Ne'eman
Landon Bryce
Robyn Steward
Director William Davenport offers an inside look at the activists on the frontlines of the autism war: the fight for human rights and self-advocacy. He details the mounting battle between the neurodiversity movement and the 'cure mentality' of fundraising juggernaut Autism Speaks.
616.85882 Cit
Dec 18, 2014
First air war Cover
When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes. By the war's end, the blueprint of the modern fighter aircraft had emerged. To trace the story of this astonishingly rapid technological revolution, NOVA takes viewers inside The Vintage Aviator, a team of New Zealand-based aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back classic World War One fighters.
623.7464 Fir
Dec 4, 2014
First man on the moon Cover
PBS Distribution (Firm)
The story of Neil Armstrong.
629.45 Fir
Dec 18, 2014
Robin Williams remembered Cover
Robin Williams
PBS Distribution (Firm)
The film will feature one of Williams' last full-length interviews for the series, including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, along with clips from moments throughout his career.
791.43028 Rob
Dec 3, 2014
Six by Sondheim Cover
Stephen Sondheim
James Lapine
Liz Stanton
Leonard Bernstein
An intimate and candid look at the life and art of legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim, as revealed through the creation and performance of six of his songs. Told primarily in Sondheim's own words from dozens of interviews, the film includes archival performance footage and original staged productions created for the film. The documentary reveals how art and life have been intertwined for Sondheim since childhood, when his mother's friendship with the family of librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II would introduce the young Sondheim to a surrogate father and artistic mentor, ultimately starting him on the path to a career in the theater.
782.14092 Six
Dec 9, 2014
The Dave Clark Five and beyond: glad all over Cover
Dave Clark
Martin R. Smith
The broadcast comes 50 years to the month after The Dave Clark Five's first US single peaked on the Billboard charts. 'Glad All Over' had already knocked the Beatles out of the number one position on the UK charts. Following The Beatles' triumphant appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, The Dave Clark Five were actually the first 'British Invasion' band to make a concert tour in America starting in May 1964.
781.66 Dav
Dec 18, 2014
America and the holocaust: deceit and indifference Cover
Martin Ostrow
Hal Linden
Kurt Klein
David G. McCullough
Stephanie Munroe
A troubling picture of the U.S. during a time beset by anti-Semitism and a government that, due to complex social and political factors, delayed action and suppressed information and blocked efforts that could have saved hundreds of thousands of people.
940.5318 Ame
Dec 5, 2014
Central Japan Cover
Megan McCormick
Pilot Film and Television Productions
Megan explores Buddhist temples, world heritage sites, and bargains at the city's best flea market. She then learns the art of Zen meditation and visits the Gion distract, home to many of Kyoto's few hundred remaining Geisha. She then travels to bustling Osaka, and Iga-Ueno then continuing by train through the Japanese Alps and by ferry to the remote Sado Island. Finally, in Himeji, she witnesses a dramatic fighting festival.
915.2 Cen
Dec 18, 2014
Finnigan's war Cover
Conor Timmis
Mark Hamill
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, actor/filmmaker Conor Timmis sets out on a year long journey to honor his late grandfather and the heroes of America's forgotten war.
951.9042 Fin
Dec 5, 2014
Makers. Volume 2, Women in war, space, comedy, business, Hollywood, politics Cover
Leslie Mann
Julia Roberts
Jodie Foster
Christiane Amanpour
Julianna Margulies
Profiles women leaders in the fields of politics, business, military, space, motion pictures, and comedy.
920.72 Mak
Dec 18, 2014
Resurrecting Richard III Cover
Jay O. Sanders
PBS Distribution (Firm)
In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting fascinating experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity.
942.046 Res
Dec 3, 2014
Rise of the black pharaohs Cover
National Geographic Studios
PBS Distribution (Firm)
The Kushites were a little-known African civilization that rose up and overthrew the Ancient Egyptians. Egypt, and early archaeologists, wanted history to forget them, but National Geographic is finally revealing the truth about the mysterious Black Pharaohs.
932.015 Ris
Dec 5, 2014
Syndicate content
Jason Silva
National Geographic Channel
612.82 Bra Season 4
PBS Distribution (Firm)
629.45 Fir
D. Channsin Berry
Bill Duke
305.896 Dar
Robin Williams
PBS Distribution (Firm)
791.43028 Rob
Atsushi Funahashi
363.3494 Nuc
Stephen Sondheim
James Lapine
Liz Stanton
Leonard Bernstein
782.14092 Six
Scott Mactavish
Dave Brown
Jeff Widenhofer
Jim Clemson
Jake Banta
359.984 Rid
Dave Clark
Martin R. Smith
781.66 Dav
Chad Cohen
PBS Distribution (Firm)
567.9 Big
Martin Ostrow
Hal Linden
Kurt Klein
David G. McCullough
Stephanie Munroe
940.5318 Ame
PBS Distribution (Firm)
553.622 San
Megan McCormick
Pilot Film and Television Productions
915.2 Cen
PBS Distribution (Firm)
629.1332 Ben
Conor Timmis
Mark Hamill
951.9042 Fin
Leslie Zemeckis
Lea Thompson
Nancy Allen
Timothy Stack
616.043 Bou
Leslie Mann
Julia Roberts
Jodie Foster
Christiane Amanpour
Julianna Margulies
920.72 Mak
William Davenport
Ari Ne'eman
Landon Bryce
Robyn Steward
616.85882 Cit
Jay O. Sanders
PBS Distribution (Firm)
942.046 Res
623.7464 Fir
National Geographic Studios
PBS Distribution (Firm)
932.015 Ris