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An urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer's disease. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer's is also a major and rapidly growing public health crisis. This high-profile PBS documentary powerfully illuminates the social consequences for America unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.
Experience what makes America a land of unshakable faith. Shot in breathtaking high definition this film will make your spirit soar with gospel music and inspirational sights that define the American spirit.
Presents the phenomenon of the polar lights from various aspects. The film crew for this international production shot in Norway, Greenland, Canada, Alaska and New Zealand.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African-American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole.
Explore the secret world of the bodyguards who risk their lives to protect the rich, famous, and powerful.
Callanetics is a series of small, gentle, precise motions consistently applied that quickly tighten hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, flatten the tummy, lift the bust, firm underarms, tone the entire body, and dramatically improve posture. Unlike other exercise programs that stress hard jerking motions, the Callanetics exercises are truly no-impact.
Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.
When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. The film follows Taryn's crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.
A mining operation in Colombia opened a window into an unknown period of the Earth's history where a world with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of them all was Titanoboa, a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived. New discoveries suggest that Titanoboa's rule was challenged by a giant crocodilian. Experiments reveal unmatched hunting prowess. So which one was the apex predator 58 million years ago?
In 1971, graduate student Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko. What started out as a scientific experiment evolved into an intimate friendship, which for almost half a century has challenged the way we think about animals and changed the course of many lives.
Join Elizabeth McGovern as she takes an in-depth look at the young American heiresses whose real life stories inspired the drama Downton Abbey. This series takes you from the late 1800s, when daughters of America's new industrial millionaires marry into the money-strapped British aristocracy, to the 20th century, when a new kind of American Princess wields power not through wealth, but through character, style, and wit.
Told through the eyes of filmmaker Justin Arana, this film documents his personal journey to answer the echoing call of his Holocaust-surviving grandfather's question. Embarking on a lengthy journey of self-discovery, re-evaluation, and reflection, he ventures through New Zealand, Indonesia, the Himalayas, the Sahara, and eventually Mozambique in search of meaning through adventure, interaction, and observing the human condition.
The bottom decks of the USS Arizona have not been visited since the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. An expedition team using state-of-the-art imaging technology now has the means to explore the unexplored, and relive the events of a day that has lived in infamy since 1941.
In the late 19th century, as America's teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation. Ultimately, it was Boston, a city of so many firsts that overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to construct America's first subway.
Often called the mother of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson rocked the world in 1962 with her book Silent Spring, which warned the American public of the impact of pesticides on the environment and unleashed an extraordinary national debate about science and safety. At the center of that firestorm stood Ms. Carson, a strong, intensely private woman who balanced her love of the natural world and passion for writing with personal strife.
The Story of Australia captures the stunning landscapes and people of contemporary Australia. Experience everyday Australian life through the eyes of people working on the ground including a wildlife ranger in Kakadu, a rodeo riderin New South Wales, a marine biologist on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, and an architect in cosmopolitan Melbourne.
John Pilger's epic portrayal of Earth's oldest continuous human culture, Aboriginal Australians, and his investigation into Australia's suppressed colonial past and rapacious present.
Rock n' roll promoter and expert swordsman Paul Shull is on a mission to unearth the wildest weapons of historic warfare in. Helping him is a loosely knit, highly secretive group of eccentric historians, battlefield-sleuths and arms collectors. Together they revive war relics and get them battle-ready. From sword fights to tank battles, Shull puts himself in harms way to feel the impact these weapons had and to discover how they revolutionized warfare.
The name Kitty Genovese became synonymous with urban apathy after news that she was stabbed to death while 38 witnesses did nothing. Fifty years later, her brother uncovers a lie that transformed his life, condemned a city, and defined an era.
A black ops cyber attack launched by the US and Israel on an Iranian nuclear facility unleashed malware with unforeseen consequences. The Stuxnet virus infiltrated its pre-determined target only to spread its infection outward, ultimately exposing systemic vulnerabilities that threatened the very safety of the planet. Delve deep into the bourgeoning world of digital warfare in this documentary thriller from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney.