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Gesamtbestand an Videos im Amerika-Haus Erschei- Titel/ Reihe Serientitel Beschreibung Dauer Format Signatur nungsjahr To newcomers in the early 1900s, the United States was a land of hopes and dreams, and Ellis Island was the gateway, offering new soil for their first step. This film documents in full detail the life of the way station. What started out as a modest outpost became a monumental processing center where, during its 62-year history, nearly 12 million people were poked, prodded, tested, and graded Ellis Island Volume 1 50 min 1997 D1 to see if they were fit for citizenship. Those with mental or physical illnesses were marked with chalk X's and sometimes shipped home. Rich with personal accounts and rare footage and photos, Ellis Island is a fitting tribute to the island and the era. It takes special care to document the anti-immigrant sentiment that led to quotas and, eventually, the island's ruin and closure in 1954. Ellis Island Volume 2: 50 min 1997 D2 Ellis Island Volume 3 50 min 1997 D3 1: Comrades 1917-1945, 2: Iron If anything defined the 20th century as the age of Cold War, Vol. 1 Curtain 1945-1947, 3: Marshall anxiety, it is the Cold War with its ultimate no-win 140 min. 1998 D4 Plan 1947-1953 nuclear endgame. While conflicts in Korea and Vietnam dragged on, providing the traditional 4: Berlin 1948-1949, 5: Korea images of modern warfare, some of the conflict's Cold War, Vol. 2 140 min. 1998 D5 1949-1953, 6: Reds 1947-1953 most dangerous battles were invisible - tactical, intellectual, and fought primarily in the minds and 7: After Stalin 1953-1956, 8: war rooms of U.S. and Soviet leaders: Kennedy, Cold War, Vol. 3 Sputnik 1949-1961, 9: The Wall 140 min. 1998 D6 Krushchev, Castro, Kissinger, Gorbachev, and 1958-1963 Reagan. This series, is a comprehensive history that examines the key events during the balance of terror between the two superpowers. It 10: Cuba 1959-1962, 11: includes accounts of eyewitnesses - from civilians Cold War, Vol. 4 Vietnam 1954-1968, 12: Mad to soldiers, from historians to politicians - and 140 min. 1998 D7 1960-1972 archival historical film footage. CNN's Cold War is a sweeping chronicle of one of the world's most fragile decades. 13: Make Love not War The Cold War, Vol. 5 60s, 14: Red Spring The 140 min. 1998 D8 Sixties, 15: China 1949-1972 16: Detente 1969-1975, 17: Cold War, Vol. 6 Good Guys, Bad Guys 1967- 140 min. 1998 D9 1978, 18: Backyard 1954-1990 19: Freeze 1977-1981, 20: Cold War, Vol. 7 Soldiers of God 1975-1988, 21: 140 min. 1998 D 10 Spies 1944-1994 22: Star Wars 1980-1988, 23: Cold War, Vol. 8 The Wall comes down 1989, 24: 140 min. 1998 D 11 Conclusion 1989-1991 Volume 1: Awakenings (1954- Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil When Rosa Parks said her firm and profoundly 1956) and Fighting Back (1957- 120 min each 1986 D 12 Rights Years significant "No" in 1955, it united the long-patient 1962) blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, in an almost Volume 2: Ain't Scared of Your volcanic show of solidarity. Parks had refused a Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Jail (1960-1961) and No Easy bus driver's order to give up her seat to a white 120 min each 1986 D 13 Rights Years Walk (1961-1963) rider. Throughout the South such degrading discrimination was common practice and, indeed, Volume 3: Mississippi: Is This the law. When Parks hung tough she was Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil America? (1962-1964) and arrested and charged with violation of a city 120 min each 1986 D 14 Rights Years Bridge to Freedom (1965) ordinance. Her simple act triggered a successful Volume 4: Power! (1966 - 1968) massive resistance among the black population Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil and The Promised Land (1967 - of Montgomery – a one-year-long boycott of 120 min each 1986 D 15 Rights Years public transportation - that eventually caught the 1968) attention of the whole country. Key events in the Volume 5: The Time has come history of the Civil Rights movement such as the Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil (1964 - 1966) and Two Montgomery Bus Boycott, the brutal murder of 120 min each 1986 D 16 Rights Years Societies (1965 - 1968) schoolboy Emmett Till, Little Rock, lunch counter sit-ins, and the freedom rides are recorded and Volume 6: Ain't Gonna Shuffle discussed in this documentary. Tracing the Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil No More (1964-19720 and A history of the Civil Rights Movement from its 120 min each 1986 D 17 Rights Years Nation of Law? (1968-1971) beginnings until the 1980s, this film chronicles not only how far the American rights movement has Volume 7: The Keys to the come but also shows how far it has yet to go. Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Kingdom (1974-1980) ; Included are interviews with Civil Rights activists, 120 min each 1986 D 18 Rights Years Back to the Movement (1979- politicians, television material and speeches. Mid 1980s) The Fifties Vol.1: The Fear and the Dream 90 min 1997 D 19 Hula hoops and poodle skirts, tail fins and television, saddle shoes and suburbia. In the Vol.2: Selling the American post-war boom of the Fifties, the American Dream The Fifties was born of innocence, prosperity and peace. Yet 50 min 1997 D 20 Dream beneath the surface, turbulent times were brewing. This documentary pulls back the veneer to uncover the people, places and events which The Fifties Vol.3: Let's Play House shaped this compelling era. Based on the best- 50 min 1997 D 21 selling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam, this film provides a stunning portrait of the decade. From its coverage of the The Fifties Vol.4: A Burning Desire McCarthy era, the baby boom, and the Civil 50 min 1997 D 22 Rights Movements, to the study of the growth of affluence as a national ideal, this documentary roots many of its themes through the ways 1950s culture came together as a visual spectacle. The Fifties Vol.5: The Beat: Included are contemporary accounts and rare 50 min 1997 D 23 footage of people who made history from Ike to Elvis, Oppenheimer to Nixon, McCarthy to Marilyn and from Jackie Robinson to Martin Vol.6: The Rage Within & The Luther King. The Fifties 100 min 1997 D 24 Road to the Sixties Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States, is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern democracy. He played a pivotal role during the revolutionary years and in the foundation of the United States. Contributing to the preservation of the new and fragile American government and doubling the size of the country Thomas Jefferson with the Louisiana Purchase. But at the same 3 hours 1996 D 25-26 time Jefferson has remained a controversial figure in American history. Jefferson was one of the most articulate voices for human liberty but was himself a lifelong owner of slaves. This two- part examination of the life of Thomas Jefferson concentrates on his political as well as on his private life and stresses the contradiction between these two sides of Jefferson. The arrival of Europeans in America marked the Native Americans: The Nations of beginning of the end of the way of life many 50 min 1994 D 27 the Northeast Indians had known for centuries. Waves of European explores, fur traders, missionaries, and settlers swept across the New World and threatened to annihilate Indian culture. The Conquistadores enslaved them, missionaries wanted to christianize them, and Manifest Destiny pushed them to the brink of extinction. In this documentary Native Americans recount the history of their ancestors. Special attention is paid Native Americans: The Natives of to document the challenge of maintaining an 50 min 1994 D 28 the Southwest ancient system of beliefs and a separate identity while coexisting in the modern world with peoples whose philosophy is very different. From New Orleans at the turn of the century to the booming nightspots in New York in the 1920s, America has always been the home of jazz. But how did jazz get started ? Who were its first musicians? And what was it about America that made it the birthplace of this music that has become an international craze? This documentary tackles these questions and others. It also chronicles the parallel rise, and pervasive The Story of Jazz The Story of Jazz 97 min D 29 influence of blues by exploring the seamless borders between the two idioms. Individual segments focus on the careers of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, and Sarah Vaughan - an impressive pantheon, to be sure, if necessarily an incomplete one. That's a minor reservation in context, however, given the savvy balance between astute reportage and absorbing performances. The Story of Jazz Bluesland 85 min D 30 Swinging' the Blues: Count The Story of Jazz 60 min D 31 Basie The Story of Jazz Sarah Vaughan 60 min D 32 The World According to John The Story of Jazz 59 min D 33 Coltrane Thelonius Monk - American The Story of Jazz 60 min D 34 Composer; The CIA was created as a government agency when the Iron curtain stymied conventional espionage in the early Cold War. Based on the critically acclaimed book, The Agency, by John Ranelagh, CIA: The Secret Files exposes some of the unwritten rules that have governed this vast organization. From interviews with past CIA directors to former CIA and KGB operatives the C.I.A. - The Secret Files 50 min 1992 D 35 - D 38 inner workings and paranoia of America's most notorious government agency are uncovered. Examining CIA activities such as unofficial military operations, providing secret aid to foreign political and military groups supporting U.S. interests, arranged coups, and plotted assassinations, this documentary gives a very critical and controversial view of the C.I.A. The West Episode 1 - The People This documentary chronicles the epic saga of 82 min 1996 D 39 America's most vast and turbulent region, beginning before European settlement and Episode 2 – Empire Upon the continuing into the 20th century . The numerous The West 84 min 1996 D 40 Trails ways in which the American psyche has been Episode 3 – The Speck of the defined by the myths of "The West", the The West "Frontier", "Manifest Destiny", and the trek 84 min 1996 D 41 Future westward, are examined. Using diaries, letters, The West Episode 4 – Death Runs Riot archival footage and more, the director provides a 84 min 1996 D 42 Episode 5 – The Grandest multi-layered history of this broad landscape. The West 84 min 1996 D 43 Enterprise Under God Furthermore, this film covers the costs and Episode 6 – Fight No More consequences of the settlement focusing on The West personalities, stereotypes, religious and racial 85 min 1996 D 44 Forever issues associated with this part of the country. Episode 7 – The Geography of Finally, spectacular footage of the mountains, The West 84 min 1996 D 45 Hope plains, rivers, and canyons of the West makes The West Episode 8 – Ghost Dance this documentary both a visual, as well as an 58 min 1996 D 46 informative treat. The West Episode 9 – One Sky Above Us 62 min 1996 D 47 This documentary follows the Democratic party from the 60's to the 90's; it shows the terms of Kennedy and Johnson and their efforts toward civil rights, " the Great Society", and the volatility of society as it underwent these drastic social changes in the 60's and 70's.A diverse group of Americans found a new voice in the democratic party during these decades and while this new diversity expanded the party, it also lent the party an image of chaos. Before the dust had settled The Democratic Party 1960- voters had lost confidence in Democratic America's Political Parties, Vol. 1 58 min D 48 1992 leadership. It wasn't until Jimmy Carter came along in the late seventies that another Democrat would win the presidency. But his troubled administration resulted in still more lost confidence in Democratic leadership and Republicans would win back and hold the presidency until 1992. At that time an ailing economy made conservatism seem harsh and unrealistic. Voters saw a happy medium in Bill Clinton and his new mix of moderate and liberal ideas. Opening with Barry Goldwater's famous 1960 convention speech, this documentary shows how the conservatives gained control of the Republican party. Goldwater added social and foreign policy conservatism to the party and influenced a generation of young Republicans including Reagan and Bush. While moderates like Nixon and Ford served in office, conservatives readied themselves to take control. The troubled The Republican Party 1960- Carter administration gave them their chance. America's Political Parties, Vol. 2 52 min D 49 1992 Voters were hungry for a change and liked Reagan's cowboy image and conservative positions on defense, foreign affairs, taxes, and social programs. However, when Bush took office with his "Read my lips, no new taxes" promise, the country's embrace on conservatism had begun to slip. The recession, inner-party conflicts, and the election of Bill Clinton left many Republicans to rethink the future of conservatism and the party. Disclosures about John F. Kennedy's private life and a revisionist critique of his political achievements in the past years have hardly affected the Kennedy myth. He is remembered as the youthful president who inspired America, the charismatic leader who gave the nation a sense John F. Kennedy: A Personal of pride and confidence. This documentary draws 100 min 1996 D 50 Story a rather nostalgic picture of Kennedy but nevertheless gives a good overview of the pivotal moments of Kennedy's life and presidency. It is also interesting for its detailed archival footage, interviews with White House staffers, journalists, and Hollywood actors. A tangled tale of politics, drugs, hostages, weapons, assassinations, covert operations and the ultimate plan to suspend the Constitution of the United States - the Iran Contra Affair had it all. This documentary starts where the televised hearings about the affair left off. It focuses on the Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Hostage Deal, the CIA involvement in the 72 minutes 1988 D 51 Affair international drug trade, arms sales, and assassinations, and Oliver North's plan for martial law. Uncovering the web of lies and deceit surrounding the Iran Contra Affair and related scandals, Cover Up offers a contrary view of U.S. foreign policy during the Reagan administration. The War Room gives an insight look behind the scenes of the machinations of Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign. At the center of the documentary are the two men who guided Clinton's ship form the beginning: James Carville who manages the campaign with a mixture of Southern charm and unrelenting energy and George Stephanopoulos who, as communications director, calmly but surely mobilizes his staff to take the presidency. This documentary shows how these two men organize and execute The War Room 96 min 1993 D 52 strategies for such events as the Democratic National Convention, the debates with George Bush and H. Ross Perot, and the final, nail-biting days leading up to the election itself, when it seemed less and less certain whom the voter would choose. The War Room is a compelling and enlightening adventure story about two remarkable men, and about the monumental effort and determination that is required to conduct - and win - a political campaign in the modern age. In 1957, when Robert Rich was announced as the winner of the Academy award for best screenplay, few realized that the name was a pseudonym. Robert Rich was the pen name of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a member of the so- called Hollywood Ten. The Hollywood Ten - a group of men employed in the movie industry - had been sentenced to varying terms in prison because they had refused to testify before the Hollywood on Trial House Committee on Un-American Activities. 90 min 1989 D 53 Furthermore, people who were real or suspected members of the communist party or sympathized with communist ideas were put on the Hollywood blacklist that prohibited from working openly in the movie industry. This documentary chronicles how McCarthyism's grip on Hollywood created an atmosphere of paranoia and triggered a witch- hunting that ultimately left their marks in the movie industry. Watergate has become the very symbol of government corruption and abuse of power. This documentary presents a chronicle of the entire scandal, from the bungled break-in to the cover- up that toppled a President. Director Mike Wallace follows the trail of conspirators and investigators alike, interviewing persons involved in the scandal. Along the way, he addresses Watergate - The Secret Story questions that have remained unanswered for 94 min 1992 D 54 years: What were the burglars after? Who was "Deep Throat?" What happened to the missing minutes of President Nixon's tape? Exhaustively researched and containing exclusive film footage and excerpts of Nixon's secret tapes, this documentary offers a stunning account of the scandal that eroded the trust in the integrity of the American political institutions. The inventor of Pop Art and a pop-cultural icon, Andy Warhol was both, one of America's most celebrated and most controversial artist. This documentary focuses on Warhol's work and the star-studded world in which he moved. It provides Superstar – The Life and Times of a glittering collage of media images, commentary 91 min 1990 D 55 Andy Warhol (1990) from the vast assortment of celebrities and scene-makers who knew Warhol (Lou Reed, Dennis Hopper, Roy Lichtenstein, to name a very few) and interviews with the enigmatic artist himself. Good music mixed with a serious look at what Rap is – from Gangsta Rap to Christian Rap - told from the mouths of those currently playing the game in L.A. This video not only features Rap: Soul of the Streets 50 min 1997 D 56 performances, and insights in Rap artists' lifestyle but also includes interviews with rap performers, break dancers, graffiti artists, radio DJs, and Rap music industry experts. They called themselves the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, but because of their ecstatic dancing, the world called them Shakers. Though they were celibate, they are the most enduring religious experiment in American history. They believed in pacifism and feminism, freedom from prejudice, natural health and hygiene, and for more than 200 years insisted that their followers should strive for The Shakers 58 min 1989 D 57 simplicity and perfection in everything they did. The Shakers put their "hands to work and their hearts to God," creating an exquisite legacy of fine furniture, glorious architecture, and beautiful music which will remain and inspire long after the last Shaker is gone. Through diaries, archival photographs, music and stunning cinematography, Ken Burns creates a fascinating portrait of this particularly American movement. For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. In this documentary, director Ken Burns explores the history and promise of this unique American institution. Using The Congress 90 min 1988 D 58 historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews, the film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of Congress and, in turn, the U.S. nation. The "Great East River Bridge" was the largest bridge of its era, a technical achievement of unparalleled scope, marked by enormous construction problems, equally ingenious solutions, and exceptional human achievement. In many ways, the Brooklyn Bridge captured the imagination of all Americans, and in the process Brooklyn Bridge became a symbol in American culture of strength, 58 min 1981 D 59 vitality, ingenuity and promise. In Brooklyn Bridge, Ken Burns captures the physical majesty of one of the great achievements of the industrial age, the dramatic story of the larger-than-life men who imagined and built it, and the immense charm this granite and steel structure has exerted on generations of city dwellers. His paintings are burly, energetic, and as uncompromising as the Midwestern landscapes and laborers they celebrate. Thomas Hart Benton depicted a self-reliant America emerging form the Depression. Today his works hang in museums. During his life, Benton preferred to hang them in saloons, where people could appreciate them in congenial surroundings. A fierce defender of the aesthetics of realism, Benton took on the art Thomas Hart Benton 86 min 1988 D 60 establishment and railed against abstraction. His reputation suffered the consequences as his star rose, fell and rose once again. While Benton failed to stem the tide of modernism, his influence can be seen in the works of his student, Jackson Pollack. Filmmaker Ken Burns uses long-lost footage, penetrating interviews and the magnificent art of Benton to tell the bittersweet story of an extraordinary American artist. He was a populist hero and a corrupt demagogue, hailed as a champion of the poor and reviled as a dictator. Louisiana's Huey Long built his remarkable career as Governor and U.S. Senator on a platform of social reform and justice, all the while employing graft and corruption to get what he wanted. Long's spellbinding personality and political machine might have taken him to the White House had he not been assassinated in Huey Long 1935. This finely crafted film by Ken Burns 88 min 1985 D 61 reveals a complex and comprehensive portrait of the man and the era, his politics and the power he so obsessively sought. Extensive archival footage and recollections by Louisianians who knew Long are juxtaposed with candid contemporary interviews with historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., journalist I.F. Stone and author Robert Penn Warren, whose novel "All the King's Men" was inspired by Huey Long’s life. For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants. In this portrait of the statue, both the history of America's premier symbol as well as the meaning of liberty itself, are explored. Featuring rare archival photographs, paintings and drawings, reading from actual Statue of Liberty diaries, letters and newspapers of the day, the 58 min 1985 D 62 fascinating story of this monument is told. In interviews with Americans from all walks of life, including former Governor Mario Cuomo, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski, The Statue of Liberty examines the nature of liberty and the significance of the statue to American life. For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first "mass medium". This film by Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity interacted in tragic ways. This is the story of Lee de Forest, a clergyman's Empire of the Air: The Men Who flamboyant son, who invented the audion tube; 120 min 1991 D 63 Made Radio Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor who pioneered FM technology; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the most powerful communications company in the U.S. Against the backdrop of radio's "Golden Age", this fascinating back-stage drama tells the history of radio through archival photographs, newsreels of the period, and interviews with well-known radio personalities. In contrast to Empire of the Air this documentary concentrates more on the entertaining side of early broadcasting. It focuses on the radio programs - the hilarious comedies, captivating news, enthralling adventure, and musical performances - and highlights the most successful shows such as Inner Sanctum, The Green Hornet, and Fibber McGee that Radio Days entertained young and old alike. It also features 71 min 1992 D 64 the glittering personalities who galvanized millions of listeners - Will Rogers, Orson Welles, Bing Crosby, Edward R. Murrow, Burns and Allen, and many more. Based on segments from originals broadcasts, archival photographs, as well as reminiscing interviews, this documentary provides an entertaining and nostalgic history of the golden days of radio. What would you do if hard times came to your hometown and made you mad as hell? If you're Michael Moore, you'd hold bingo-game fund- raisers every Tuesday night for three years. Sell your home and virtually everything in it. And sink nearly every penny into making Roger & Me, the Roger & Me darkly ironic documentary-style film about one 91 min 1989 D 65 man's attempt to track down General Motors chairman Roger Smith. The framework of the film is provided by Moore's efforts to meet Smith and persuade him to visit Moore's hometown and show him what Smith's factory closing did to the town where 40,000 jobs were lost. directed by Spike Lee. When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning in September 1963, it takes the lives of four black girls. By this racially motivated crime, not only four innocent children were killed but the entire nation was galvanized and the civil rights movement accelerated. Director Spike Lee focuses on the girls' friends, 4 Little Girls 102 min 1997 D 66 families, and the historic figures of the era. They have all grown up since the bombing but their memories haven't faded. The film presents the vital facts of the case - the troubled history of Birmingham, the court proceedings, friends' last run-ins with the girls - and, at the same time, it documents what it meant to live through the core era of segregation and racism. It was first called the "Presidential Palace". But from its construction in 1792, the White House has been the property of democratic people - as intimate and accessible as it is palatial. This film provides a historical tour of the White House, The White House from its slave-labor construction and subsequent 50 min 1994 D 67 burning at the hands of the British in 1814 to the modern additions such as theaters and bowling alleys. The White House gives an inside look at a building that is partly monument, partly command center and partly exclusive mansion. The Promised Land Volume 1 - Take Me to Chicago From Jim Crow laws to the advent of the 90 min each D 68 mechanical cotton picker - rural southern blacks The Promised Land Volume 2 - A Dream Deferred had plenty of reasons to listen to the traveling 90 min each D 69 blues musicians with their siren songs of far-off Chicago and the promise of a better, freer life. Volume 1 concentrates on the greatest peace- time migration that occurred when thousands of blacks moved up the Mississippi to Chicago at the turn of the century. Volume 2 focuses on the problems that arose when a primarily rural population became an urban one after settling in Chicago. Cultural and political gains were offset Volume 3 - Strong Men Keep A- by overcrowding and increasing ghettoization of The Promised Land African-Americans. Northern politicians ignored 90 min each D 70 Comin' On the ticking time bomb of resentment until it finally exploded in the sixties. Volume 3 deals with the effects of the great migration's coming of age. While integration bears fruit - Chicago gets its first African-American mayor and many families move out of the ghetto to middle-class success - others remain mired in a growing underclass. Those who made the journey examine what has been attained in the "Promised Land" and what it has yet to yield. The Amish with their horse-drawn buggies, old- fashioned way of dress, and separated settlements reject the twentieth century and live in a style that differs little from that of their The Amish - Not to Be Modern 57 min 1988 D 71 forefathers. Shot with the cooperation of the Amish community this documentary gives the viewer a vivid portrait of the lifestyle and very private world of the Amish. Renowned author and socio-ethnographer Terry Williams provided Harlem youths with notebooks and video cameras to tell the true story of their Harlem Diary: Nine Voices of lives. Hardworking students, single mothers, 100 min 1996 D 72 Resilience young offenders and hip-hop dreamers - they are all part of Harlem Diary. Straight from the "hood" these youths create an intimate portrait of their life in Harlem. The Mississippi has played a vital role in American history and culture. It provided a route for Spanish and French explorers in the 15th and 16th century and became a great transportation and trading route with the coming of the The Mighty Mississippi Vol.1: 100 min, Vol.2: 100 min 1998 D 73 steamboats in the 1800s. But the Mississippi is also surrounded by Native American legends, sagas of adventure, conquest, disaster and riches, the tales of Mark Twain and the chords of the blues. This documentary focuses on the growing trend toward interracial relationships and their effects on the American society. Does intermarriage contribute to interracial understanding or is it Volume 1: Interracial Story of a People merely an escape from ethnic identity? These 50 min each D 74 Relationships questions and others are answered through interviews with interracial couples, their children, their friends, their extended families, and their enemies. This documentary centers on youth gangs, sports, schools, and the hip-hop culture that has swept and influenced many aspects of American Story of a People Volume 2: Black Youth 50 min each D 75 culture. Young African Americans discuss their dreams, disappointments, frustrations, anger, and their hopes for the future. As the American controversy over family values continues, Story of a People looks at the African American family. Interviews with Black families from different socio-economic groups are Story of a People Volume 3 - The Black Family featured, along with a look at their lifestyles and 50 min each D 76 how they confront obstacles while trying to achieve their goals and dreams. Some of their views on the American Dream may come as a surprise. Affirmative action and its impact on society is the subject of this volume. This critical issue is examined through in-depth interviews with people form a variety of ethnic and economic groups. The program begins with a review of the many sides of the affirmative action debate and the imprint it has made on American society. Volume 4 - Affirmative Action Personal stories of individuals who say they have Story of a People 50 min each D 77 on Trial benefited from affirmative action are contrasted with those who say that they have been harmed by it. America's changing attitudes toward race, the issue of reverse discrimination, and the effect of affirmative action on women are also explored. The program concludes with a discussion of the future of this policy and some possible solution to its problems. At what age do children learn about racism? Youth of different racial and socio-economic background are interviewed in order to uncover the very roots of prejudice. The increasing racial Volume 5 - The Roots of Story of a People tensions on high school and college campuses, 50 min each D 78 Racism the disturbing emergence of youth hate groups such as the "skinheads", and what some groups are doing to create solutions to these problems are examined. Martin Luther King's words moved a nation with their gripping, passionate plea for racial justice. This documentary provides a chronicle of the The Speeches of Martin Luther electrifying speeches from the early days as a 60 min 1990 D 79 King young pastor in Montgomery, to the great march on Washington, including the final prophetic speech in Memphis just days before his tragic assassination. GV 2 is a follow-up to the multi-award winning documentary Graffiti Verite’. It features interviews with writers, street scenes and over 400 tags, Graffiti Verite’ 2 57 min 1998 D 80 throw-ups and pieces, and in addition the winning artwork of the First International Graffiti Art Competition. directed by Bob Bryan. Graffiti has been around since man encountered his first stone wall. Much of what we know of the world’s early history comes form pictures and symbols scrawled centuries ago. As humans grew more sophisticated and paper became the primary tool of communication, walls became sacrosanct and defiling them with words was viewed as a Graffiti Verite’ 45 min 1995 D 81 throwback to primitive times, which is surely why what we call graffiti has endured. As a way to pass unconventional views, mark turf, or just make a brightly colored mess, graffiti will never disappear. This documentary helps dispel the prejudices against Graffiti Art and draws the viewer into the world of Hip Hop through stunning visual imagery. In this documentary the first 40 years after the creation of the new American democracy are examined. During these years the original colonial boundaries were expanded beyond the Mississippi River and the institutions that Portraits of American Presidents, The Presidents of a New Nation undergirded a growing nation were developed. 70 min D 82 Vol. 1 1789-1829 The six Presidents of this period – George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams provided the nation with visionary power and direction These 72 years of presidential history witnessed a national struggle between men who favored the right to own slaves and those who opposed it. This issue recurred with the admission of each new state or territory. The struggle started with the Missouri Compromise during the James Madison presidency and festered during the Portraits of American Presidents, The Presidents of a National 1840s and ‘50s, exploding as the Civil War in 80 min D 83 Vol. 2 Struggle: 1829-1901 1861. Dissension over the slavery racked the nation for most of the century. The 19th century was also a time of instability in the office of the president. Harrison, Taylor, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley died or were murdered while in office. The built-up feelings and resentments of a divided union continued into the 20th century. In a little over 100 years of the American Presidency, the United States became a world power. As the 20th century began, Theodore Roosevelt devoted the presidency to promoting the United States to the nations of the world. Two other presidents, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, protected and promoted democracy both at home and abroad. Following World War II, America became entrenched in the Cold War, brinkmanship, the arms race, the Portraits of American Presidents, The Presidents of a World containment of Communism, terrorism, human 70 min D 84 Vol. 3 Power 1901-1992 rights, the environment and the emerging Third World nations. The United States had become the principal force behind the most important issues of our time, maintaining world peace and the preservation of the human race. At home, each president from Eisenhower to Bush had to face, head-on, issues arising from a volatile, heterogeneous society. Racial tensions, political unrest, protests, special interests and the ups and downs of a free economy. Sent by President Thomas Jefferson to find the fabled Northwest Passage, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the most important expedition in American History – a voyage of danger and discovery from St. Louis to the headwaters of the Missouri River, over the Continental Divide to the Pacific. It was the United States first exploration Lewis and Clark: The Journey of of the West and one of the Nation’s most 240 min 1997 D 85 the Corps of Discovery enduring adventures. This film tells the story of the entire Corps of Discovery – not just the two famous Captains, but the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark’s African- American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea, who brought along her infant son. The site of the first permanent military fort on the West Coast, Alcatraz became a federal prison in 1934, built to confine some of the most dangerous criminals in the United States. Closed in the 60s, Alcatraz once more received national prominence when it was occupied in 1969 by the ”Indians of All Tribes” in order to protest against Secrets of Alcatraz the Native American situation. This film is a full- 48 min 1992 D 86 length version of the official national Park service film shown to the many visitors who tour the prison. Included are descriptions of desperate escape attempts of those who sought freedom from ”America’s Devil’s Island” and home videos of Alcatraz’s correctional officers and their families’ lives on ”the Rock” A murder trial held in Massachusetts in 1921 attracted worldwide attention. The defendants were two Italian immigrants, Nicola Sacco, a shoemaker, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, a fish peddler. What weighed against them heavily during the trial, was that Sacco and Vanzetti were The True Story of Sacco and anarchists. The case itself became a travesty of 50 min 1998 D 87 Vanzetti justice displaying anti-immigrant sentiment and a hysterical fear of political radicalism. Although there was not enough evidence for conviction and despite international protest from prominent person, Sacco and Vanzetti were sentenced to death in 1927. The execution started a controversy that has continued until today. In April 1961, Cuban exiles sponsored by the CIA unsuccessfully tried to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs on the South coast. Fearing another direct U.S. invasion Cuban leaders turned to the Soviet Union and received military aid in form of nuclear weapons. When the U.S. learned that Cuba had Conflict in Cuba: Bay of Pigs & missiles in place that could be launched toward 100 min 1996 D 88 Cuban Missile Crisis American cities, President John F. Kennedy ordered a naval blockade to halt the further shipment of arms. He demanded that the Soviet Union remove all missiles from the island and dismantle the remaining missile bases. For days the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. Ronald Reagan’s election to the presidency in 1980 marked the convergence of two processes, neither of which would have seemed likely to most Americans even a few years earlier. One was Reagan’s transformation from a fading film actor into the dominant political figure in the nation. The other was the rise of a powerful conservative movement that profited not only from Reagan’s attractive personality but also from Ronald Reagan and the Rise of the a decade of popular disenchantment with politics 50 min 1996 D 89 Right and government. Reagan’s presidency coincided with, and contributed to, a long period of dramatic economic growth and the beginning of a momentous change in international relations. But it failed to address and in many ways intensified, a series of public dilemmas that had been developing for years before Reagan entered the White House and that continued to plague the nation for years after he left. In 1693, the village of Salem, Massachusetts, was overcome with superstitious hysteria. Several village girls had began to behave strangely. Suspicions of witchcraft soon led to the arrest of three women. More arrest followed including prominent people such as a former minister and the wife of the wealthiest merchant in the town of Salem. At the climax of the Salem Witch Trials madness, some 150 people were accused of 50 min 1998 D 90 being witches with 20 of them being killed. The history of the Salem witch trials still raises disturbing questions for our own time as the history of the twentieth century cannot leave us confident that social hysteria will not recur. At the beginning of the new millennium we face pressure every bit as intimidating as those that precipitated the explosion at Salem. This documentary tells how black artists triumphed over formidable odds. This documentary, narrated by actor Joe Morton, features more than 130 rarely seen paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by black artists, and even more rarely seen archival footage of those artists at work. The period of the1920’s and ‘30s known as the Harlem Renaissance encompassed an extraordinary outburst of creativity by African-American visual Against the Odds: The Artists of artists. Racial prejudice and segregation, 60 min 1994 D 91 the Harlem Renaissance however, not only kept them out of the mainstream museums and galleries where they could show and sell their art, but threatened the very core of their personal artistic expression. Rich archival footage, including newsreels and photographs, recalls the influential force of exhibitions, the vibrancy of Harlem in the roaring twenties, and the many significant personalities that shaped the movement, such as William E. Harmon and W.E.B. DuBois. The legendary ”Main Street of America” which begins in Chicago and ends in Los Angeles. Today, Route 66 has disappeared from the maps and been replaced by the more efficient Interstate Highway system. But Route 66 has never ceased to incite the imagination and this 2,400-mile Route 66: An American Odyssey ribbon of asphalt became an icon. Presented 1994 D 92 through a combination of historic and original footage and narrative segments, this documentary follows the Historic Route 66 which still exists aside from traffic: from the most spectacular stretches of open highway to the wigwam motels, dazzling neon and road cafes, Towards the end of the 16th century in a quiet corner of England well away from the mainstream of Elizabethan life, an apparently insignificant religious movement emerged: It was composed of a small band of largely anonymous people who believed in a simple form of worship away from the ritualized trappings of the established Church of the day. No one than could possibly have The Mayflower Pilgrims 43 min 1995 D 93 guessed what a huge impact these faithful Christians would have on world history. But when in 1620 after years of sacrifice and hardships they arrived on the shores of the New World in a tiny ship, they brought with them a set of beliefs which would form the bedrock values for a nation engendered by the idea of freedom and expression of religious belief. The Ties That Bind looks at the human drama behind current debate over U.S. immigration policy. The one-hour program roams both sides of the Texas-Mexico border to present the human face of immigrants and their families. Root causes of immigration are explored considering The Ties That Bind: Immigration 56 min D 94 the role of transnational corporations and their social and economic impact on Mexicans and North Americans. This documentary also addresses questions concerning present immigration policies and how immigrants are organizing themselves. In the 1860’s America was a divided nation. The Civil War tore the country’s spirit apart, and mountains, desert and wild rivers divided the country geographically. At a time when the nation desperately needed a symbol of unity, Congress authorized the building of a railroad that would make the country one. The Union Pacific built from the East. The Central Pacific built form the West. It was one of the most extraordinary Iron Road 60 min 1990 D 95 engineering events the country had ever seen. Construction crews built across hundreds of miles of desert, pushed into mountains as high as 8,000 feet and crossed one river alone 31 times. The Iron Road recounts the six years of harsh labor, searing heat, Indian attacks, and frontier lawlessness that railroad men endured in their quest to build America’s first transcontinental railroad. More Than Bows and Arrows documents the contributions of the American Indians to the development of the United States and Canada. From net fishing off cliffs over a Northwest river to prehistoric mounds that rival the pyramids of Egypt. From early mines and medicine men to the More Than Bows and Arrows 60 min 1994 D 96 ancient Hohokam irrigation canal system in Arizona. More Than Bows and Arrows tells an uncommon and unequaled story. Narrated by Scott Momaday, Pulitzer prize winning Indian author, the film has received numerous national and international awards for film excellence. This documentary captures the imagination as it explores the very nature of heroism and profiles two mavericks who left their indelible brands on history. The focus is on the great American Heroes and the Test of Time 58 min 1993 D 97 painter Thomas Eakins whose works were rejected until after his death and the fiery general George Custer whose death at Little Big Horn is still shrouded in controversy Midnight Ramble recounts the history of a remarkable film industry that produced close to 500 movies for African-American audiences between 1910 and World War II. This documentary centers its story around the career of the foremost of these early filmmakers, the controversial and prolific Oscar Micheaux. His movies were among the first to explore taboo subjects such as alcoholism, crime, morality, education, class conflict – even interracial relationships, racism and lynching. When the crash came in 1929, black-owned movie companies all but disappeared, but Micheaux Midnight Ramble: The Story of the hung on through the transition to ”talkies”. 60 min 1994 D 98 Black Film Industry Hollywood realized that there was money to be made in talkies with all-black casts, but continued to perpetuate the same stereotypes. Micheaux, never looking to Hollywood for backing, continued to make films through the 1940s incorporating his own values and vies. The integration of theaters following world War II ended the need for black theaters and spelled the end for race movies, but the exciting body of film produced by his generation of black filmmakers offers proof that the demeaning images of African-Americans portrayed in early films like D.W. Griffith’s birth of a nation did not go unanswered. American Pie is a thoroughly entertaining and enlightening celebration of the people, places, American Pie and institutions that are uniquely American - 57 min 1992 D 99 slices of life that define the American experience and character. This documentary traces the history of German immigration to North America, showing the unique traditions they brought with them, and who they are today. It is discussed when and why they emigrated from their native country, where they settled, which occupations they engaged in, and who the important leaders were within each German Americans 30 min 1993 D 100 community. Viewers take a special look inside the life of a family, meeting three generations of family members who share memories of their country of origin and their motivations for journeying to North America. Younger family members explore the importance of cultural identity, how it is maintained and how it changes. Known commonly as the creator of Huckleberry Fin and Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain’s rich and varied life is eloquently revealed in Mark Twain’s America. The story spans Twain’s career as prolific writer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, drama critic, publisher, and world traveler, while at the same time mirroring the rise of America from frontier days to world ower. In this documentary Twain’s life from boyhood until death is illustrated by photographs. Twain travels down the Mississippi to New Orleans, across the prairies to the Mormon kingdom of Salt Lake City, to San Mark Twain’s America Francisco and Hawaii, and finally the Egyptian 60 min 1993 D 102 Pyramids. There are exceptionally rich photos of the Gilded Age which evoke the corruption and bountiful living from which Twain was so alienated. With the arrival of the Twentieth Century and the commercialism he so despised, the author is pictured in his seventieth year, writing in bed before his death in 1910. The combination of compelling period images with the robust narration of playwright Howard Lindsay and the masterful orchestral score by Robert Russell Bennett create a powerful portrait of the America Twain knew and influenced. Jack Kerouac found his literary style in Thomas Wolfe and Walt Whitman and the beat of his free- flowing prose in jazz. An increasingly mystical figure, he searched for answers by bumming across the continent, traveling in Mexico and settling in San Francisco during the heyday of its literary renaissance, experimenting with drugs and Zen Buddhism. Kerouac’s life is examined through rare documentary footage, including Kerouac 73 min 1995 D 103 television appearances with Steve Allen and William Buckley, interviews with his contemporaries, and dramatized scenes form his life and works. Beginning with his impoverished Catholic boyhood, through his development as one of the most important modern American authors, to his self-destructive demise at the age of 49, Kerouac is both an accurately detailed documentary and a moving drama. Men left their homes, wives, children and their jobs, and raced West in a mad rush to find a pot- of-gold at the end of the rainbow. Towns sprang up overnight, banks, general stores, boarding houses, saloons, all filled with prospectors, hustlers, gamblers, and outlaws. Some came to mine gold. Others came to mine the miners. Men and women lived fast, full, often reckless lives, Touring America’s Ghost Towns 60 min 1988 D 104 and most moved on as rumors of new strikes attracted them to a better tomorrow. Left behind were empty buildings and silent streets. This video brings alive 11 ghost towns where the stories are as fascinating as any in American history. Many of these ghost towns are still standing. Some are deserted, other are too alive to qualify as ”dead”. This program examines the four-year period following the Civil War. During this time, railroads began to sprawl across the Great Plains, which became a threat to the buffalo ranges of Native American tribes like the Lakota and Cheyenne. A Vol.1: The Approach of counter-offensive began against the white The Way West 90 min 1995 D 105 Civilization 1865-1869 invaders and involved such figures as Custer, Crazy Horse, Red Cloud and Sitting Bull. In 1869, when the two ends of the transcontinental railroad finally joined up at Promontory Point in Utah, the fate of Native Americans across the West was sealed. This volume chronicles the colorful and frantic opening decades of expansion, for the 1840’s down through the Civil War. Fewer than twenty thousand white Americans lived west of the Mississippi River in 1845 – when the pioneer movement and then the Gold Rush sent hundreds of thousands of Americans rushing west across the continent to California and Oregon. That fateful burst of expansion Vol.2: Westward, The course of transformed the destiny of the continent and The Way West Empire Takes its Way, 1845- 90 min 1995 D 106 turned the world of Native Americans upside 1864 down. As key technological innovations like the telegraph began to bring the sprawling nation together, the conflict between Native Americans and whites increased. The ever-quickening pace of expansion led to a series of bloody confrontations between Native Americans and whites, culminating in the Minnesota Uprising of 1862 and two years later, the massacre at Sand Creek. This program chronicles the mammoth crackdown on Native American tribes that occurred in the wake of the Battle of Little Big Horn. It examines the surrender and last days of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion, and the terrible massacre at The Way West Vol.3: Ghost Dance, 1877-1893 Wounded Knee. By the turn of the century, 90 min 1995 D 107 Americans could see, that what was ”wild” about the West had been largely lost and won. But long before the frontier had closed, they were turning it all into fantasy and myth – cling to the past, but to the image of a future they thought they had once seen. This volume follows the dramatic sequence of events that led up to the battle of Little Big Horn in June of 1876. As buffalo by the million were exterminated from the great Plains, and as new railroads cut ever more deeply into the Indians’ dwindling domain, some Native Americans, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull among them, remained determined to hold on at all costs to their old way Vol.4: The War for the Black of life. By 1873, overbuilding on the Northern The Way West 90 min 1995 D 108 Hills, 1870-1876 Pacific Railroad brought on nationwide financial panic and depression – and spurred the United States to invade the Lakotas’ sacred Black Hills in search of gold. That treaty violation, together with the systematic extermination of the buffalo, sparked outrage among the Lakota and Cheyenne, and by 1875 the stage was set for a cataclysmic showdown between the United States Army and the tribes of the Northern Plains Native American prophecy foresees a people of the seventh fire, who will search the trail of life for forgotten memories of the earth and of their happiness. When people once again can feel earth’s rhythms, an eighths and final fire will ignite a time of balance, of sharing and loving one another. Filmed during a wilderness meeting of different North American native nations, People of People of the Seventh Fire the Seventh Fire addresses questions such as of 53 min 1995 D 109 how we must deal with environment and ourselves if we want to survive on this planet by bringing vivid testimony and a message of hope from the continent’s original people to the global human family. With its remarkable images and straight-forward eloquence, People of the Seventh Fire is a profound expression of heart and wisdom. The Fabulous 60’s Vol.1: 1960 60 min 1990 D 110 The Fabulous 60’s Vol.2: 1961 60 min 1990 D 111 The Sixties were an era of sharp contrast and a The Fabulous 60’s Vol.3: 1962 60 min 1990 D 112 tumultuous time – a time when there was war in The Fabulous 60’s Vol.4: 1963 the jungles of Vietnam, and there was war in the 60 min 1990 D 113 The Fabulous 60’s Vol.5: 1964 streets of Chicago. Yet peace and love reigned in 60 min 1990 D 114 the streets of San Francisco. It was a decade The Fabulous 60’s Vol.6: 1965 when blacks sought civil rights and the new youth 60 min 1990 D 115 The Fabulous 60’s Vol.7: 1966 culture sought power. There was Dylan, there 60 min 1990 D 116 was the Beatles. It was JFK’s time, it was Nixon’s The Fabulous 60’s Vol.8: 1967 60 min 1990 D 117 time. The Fabulous 60’s Vol.9: 1968 60 min 1990 D 118 The Fabulous 60’s Vol.10: 1969 60 min 1990 D 119 When Congress outlawed the sale of alcohol in 1919, organized crime broke out the booze and the guns. This volume gives a sobering look at Volume 1: The Prohibition how the 18th Amendment gave rise to the Jewish The Mafia: The History of the Mob Years, Birth of the American and Irish Mafias – the ethnic gangs that first 100 min 1993 D 120 in America Mafia cornered the lucrative bootlegging market. When Al Capone and Lucky Luciano tapped into the flow of hard liquor and cold cash, the new Italian Mafia became murder on the competition. This volume spans the decades from Prohibition to Camelot. Joe Kennedy - father of John and Bobby – was involved in bootlegging in Boston The Mafia: The History of the Mob Volume 2: The Kennedys and and had a neat little arrangement with mobster 50 min 1993 D 121 in America the Mob Frank Costello. But his sons showed little respect for Dad’s former business associates, and once inside the White House, put major heat on the Mafia. In union there is strength but the Mob gave the word ”teamster” new muscle. From Dopey Denny’s All Women Gang, armed with razor- The Mafia: The History of the Mob sharp hairpins, to Ford Motor Company’s private Volume 3: Unions and the Mob 50 min 1993 D 122 in America army of 3,000 security men, this volume looks at how organized crime infiltrated organized labor and wound up sparring with the Communists for control of blue-collar loyalties. When General Patton invaded Sicily, he had his pearl-handled revolver on his hip and mobster Vito Genovese by his side. This volume examines how the Mafia saw World War II as an The Mafia: The History of the Mob Volume 4: Empire of Crime extraordinary opportunity to cash in. In allied- 50 min 1993 D 123 in America occupied Italy, they became involved in the black market, and accelerated drug trafficking. At the same time, they expanded into legitimate businesses all over the U.S. A visual tour of one of the most romantic routes in history – the Santa Fe Trail. This tape takes the West to Santa Fe Vol.1: Overview 40 min D 124 viewer from Missouri to New Mexico, form historic sites to trail crossings, to forts and museums. West to Santa Fe Vol.2: ”West to Santa Fe” 40 min D 125 Telling the true story behind the fiction of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown, this fascinating documentary describes how William Mulholland ”delivered” a river to Los Angeles in 1913. Mulholland, who rose from ditchdigger to superintendent of the L.A. water system, found a solution to escalating water problems in a remote Cadillac Desert: Water and the Program 1: Mulholland’s valley 250 miles to the north. After the city 85 min 1997 D 126 Transformation of Nature Dream secured water rights to the valley’s Owens River, he spent six years building an aqueduct across the blistering Mojave Desert, a monumental engineering feat. The Program also recalls the shady land speculations behind the deal, how northern ranchers fought back, and the great disaster that destroyed Mulholland. This volume charts the Colorado Rivers’s 100- year transformation from a wild desert river to the most controlled, litigated, regulated, and over- allocated river in history. The first river to come under complete human control, the Colorado can now be turned off, down to the last drop. Is this an ecological disaster, the ultimate economic Cadillac Desert: Water and the Program 2: An American Nile folly, or the perfection of a technological ideal? 55 min 1997 D 127 Transformation of Nature Featuring Sierra Club’s David Brower, former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Floyd Dominy, this program recalls the opening of the West to settlers, the construction of the Hoover Dam, and the bitter political battles over the potential damming of the Grand Canyon. Fierce battle raged around the transformation of California’s Central Valley from semiarid desert, where 300 Native American tribes thrived, into the most productive and environmentally altered agricultural region in history. Beginning in the Cadillac Desert: Water and the Program 3: The Mercy of 1920s, when small farms began pumping ground 55 min 1997 D 128 Transformation of Nature Nature water, this volume illustrates the role presidents, governors, and giant agribusiness companies have played in the ebb and flow of water. The program follows the recent trend in which water is diverted away from agriculture and toward cities and wildlife. This documentary takes viewers abroad to investigate a new era of water scarcity. Visits to India and China illustrate how America’s large dams became examples for water projects overseas. In Mexico City, we follow the struggle Cadillac Desert: Water and the to provide water for 20 million people. The city is Program 4: Last Oasis 55 min 1997 D 129 Transformation of Nature sinking – up to 12 inches a year in some sections – because the aquifers are so overdrawn. A journey to the Middle East explores whether conflicts over water could lead to war. Back in the United States, Last Oasis looks to the future of water conservation and recycling. This documentary is a comprehensive look at women’s efforts to shape their own destinies and establish a system of justice for not only Vol.1: Sexuality and Social themselves, but for all Americans. The issues A Century of Women 95 min 1994 D 130 Justice touched upon range from the valiant Margaret Sanger’s crusade to provide all women a means of birth control to the Women’s Liberation Movement. ”Image and Popular Culture” explores the changing concepts of ”ideal beauty” and how Vol.2: Image and Popular women see themselves. From the silver screen to A Century of Women 95 min 1994 D 131 Culture television, through music, dance and art, the changing image of women is an important and entertaining part of the 20th century. This volume deals with the struggle of women trying to have it all – work, marriage and motherhood. The balancing act of labor and love is not an invention of the ‘90s. For many women, A Century of Women Vol.3: Work and Family in the early years of the century, it was a matter 95 min 1994 D 132 of life or death. From the founders of PTA to the early union leaders and First Ladies, this program details stories of women as wives, mother and workers. Some of the first images made in America resemble ancient ones. Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers feel that classicism lends the young nation power and authority. From heroic American Visions Vol.1: The Republic of Virtue 60 min each 1996 D 133 statues of George Washington to the architecture of Washington, D.C., the new republic adopts and transforms the classical style to serve a new, democratic ideal. Before there is an America, disparate bands of settlers strive to carve out an identity in a virgin land. In the west, Spanish missions use art to convert the natives to Catholicism. In the east, American Visions Volume 2: The Promised Land plain Protestant settlers are suspicious of art’s 60 min each 1996 D 134 pleasures. And in Virginia, an exiled aristocracy recreates its ideal of England. Early portraits of these settlers ask us to consider the emergence of this new person, this American. From the majestic primal America, there arises the idea of landscape as God’s fingerprint. Landscape painting holds deep religious and patriotic connotations; soon, the belief in Manifest Destiny is embodied in art. Traveling from Volume 3: The Wilderness and Yellowstone to the Hudson Valley, Hughes American Visions 60 min each 1996 D 135 the West explores the artists Albert Bierstadt, John James Audubon, Frederic Church, Frederic Remington and Thomas Cole. In their work he finds the conflicting impulses to worship the land and to conquer it, to create a myth of the West just as the frontier itself is closing. The many sides of America in the 19th century: the extravagant ”cottages” of Newport’s tycoons, the triumph of the Brooklyn Bridge, the haunting realism of Civil War photography, the elegant portraits of John Singer Sargent, the American American Visions Volume 4: The Gilded Age 60 min each 1996 D 136 Impressionism of James whistler and Mary Casatt. Together with a new breed of distinctly American artists like Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer, they mirror widely different experiences of the American Dream. Waves of immigrants in the early 20th century bring both their old culture and a thirst for the new. Their tenements are documented by photographer Jacob Riis and the socially conscious Ashcan School. Then, after the historic Volume 5: A Wave From the 1913 Armory show, artist like Joseph Stella, Paul American Visions 60 min each 1996 D 137 Atlantic Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe forge a modernism that is uniquely American. Some celebrate the industrial sublime. Yet nature is the inspiration that leads Frank Lloyd Wright to develop an organic architecture at the heart of modern design. The mythic images of the 1920s and 30’s are as urban as the skyscrapers rising up in New York and as rural as heartland idealized by Regionalists like Thomas Hart Benton. Iamu Noguchi, Lewis Hine and the artists of the WPA Volume 6: Streamlines and celebrate the worker as hero, Jacob Lawrence American Visions 60 min each 1996 D 138 Breadlines tells stories of black America, and ambitious New Deal projects like Hoover Dam project self- confidence in hard times. Which is the real modern America – the isolation painted by Edward Hopper, or the jazzy vitality captured by Stuart Davis? In the post-war era, America’s power is unrivaled, and its artists make an explosive break with the past. Hughes considers the impact of Hiroshima on art, traces the development of abstract expressionism and the life of Jackson Pollock, American Visions Volume 7: The Empire of Signs and explores how artists as different as James 60 min each 1996 D 139 Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns reacted to the new consumer culture. We end with the nation on the eve of divisive conflicts, as media images begin to overwhelm anything created by artists. Our final program explores how American art has reflected the upheavals of the last 25 years. Hughes traces the evolution of abstract art and minimalism and considers the spiritual richness of earth works, in which nature is the artist’s American Visions Volume 8: The Age of Anxiety 60 min each 1996 D 140 medium. He ends the series by profiling a wide range of contemporary artists. Using a diversity of mediums and approaches, Richard Serra, Susan Rothenberg, James Turrill and other continue to capture uniquely American visions. Human Arrival in North America; Native American Life; West Africa and Europe on the Eve of Three Worlds Meet: Origins – 1620 Contact; Age of Exploration; The Columbian 34 min 1996 D 141 Exchange and Ecological Interactions; Spanish Conquests. European settlers; European/Native American Interaction, Jamestown Settlement; Puritan Settlements and Society; Influence of the English and Changes in Native American Societies; The Era of Colonization 35 min 1996 D 142 Religious Diversity/Religious Freedom; Quakers in Pennsylvania; the Struggle for Control in North American; the French and Indian War; the Impact of Colonial Wars. The Atlantic World and Mercantilism; Cultivation and Trade of Sugar in the New World; Indentured Servitude and Chattel Slavery; the Impact of Slavery and Freedom 35 min 1996 D 143 Slavery on American Life and Values; Representative Governments and Political Rights; the Great Awakening. Causes of the American Revolution; England’s Imperial Policies; Resistance Leaders; Patriots and Loyalists; the Shot Heard ‘Round the World; The American Revolution 35 min 1996 D 144 Declaration of Independence, Rights of Man; Abolition of Slavery in the North; the War for Independence; Treaty of Paris. Inventing a New Form of Government; the Continental Congress; the Articles of Confederation, Northwest Ordinance; Shay’s A New Nation Rebellion, Constitutional Convention; the 35 min 1996 D 145 Ratification Debates; Bill of Rights; Political Factions and Two-Party System; Alien and Sedition Acts; the Marshall Court. Territorial Expansion and the Louisiana Purchase; Lewis and Clark Expedition; War of 1812; Native American Resistance; Tecumseh Expansionism 35 min 1996 D 146 and the Trail of Tears; Manifest Destiny; Oregon Trail; Mexican-American War; California Gold Rush. Jacksonian Democracy and the ”Common Man”; the Second Great Awakening; Temperance, Democracy and Reform Women’s Suffrage, Seneca Falls and the 35 min 1996 D147 Declaration of Sentiments; Institutional Reform; Utopian Movements; Abolition Movement Industrial North; Agricultural South and the Cotton Belt; Plantation Slavery, Black Resistance to Slavery; Nat Turner’s Rebellion; Ascent of the Republican Party; Free Blacks and the Abolition Causes of the Civil War Movement; Underground Railroad, Sectional 35 min 1996 D 148 Polarization; the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850, Popular Sovereignty; the Dred Scott Case; Abraham Lincoln; Secession of Southern States 1861 Crisis at Sumter; Rush to Arms; the Harsh Face of War; Oh, Freedom!; 1863 At Home; The Civil War Angels of the Battlefield; Gettysburg; Western 35 min 1996 D 149 Front; toward Union Victory; 1865 Conclusion at Appomattox. Assassination of Lincoln; Congressional Reconstruction; the Reconstruction Amendments; Reconstruction & Segregation: the Freedman’s Bureau; Republican Rule; the 35 min 1996 D 150 1865-1910 Rise of the Ku Klux Klan; Racial Caste System and Segregation; Sharecropping; Jim Crow Laws; ”Separate but Equal”. The Railroads; The Rise of Heavy Industry; The Modern Corporation, the Cattle Frontier; The Industrialization & Urbanization: Agricultural Revolution; the Rise of the Cities; 35 min 1996 D151 1870-1910 Pollution and the Destruction of Nature; Urban Pollution and Disease; The Dawn of a New Century. The New Immigration, Bosses, Unions, Agents; The Squalor of the Cites; Family and Community; A Melting Pot? A Clash of Generations; Closing Immigration & Cultural Change the Golden door; China; Closing the Golden 35 min 1996 D 152 Door: Europeans; That’s Entertainment; Take Me Out to the Ballgame; Start Spreading the News; American Dreams: Lost and Found. The Railroad Strike of 1877; the World of Capital and the World of Labor; Women and Children in A Nation in Turmoil the Workplace; the Rise of Organized Labor; 35 min 1996 D 153 Strikes and Labor Strife; the Populist Revolt, the Crash of 1893; the Election of 1896. The Roots of Progressivism; Settlement Houses, Clash of Cultures between Progressives and Immigrants; Muckrakers and City Bosses; The Progressive Movement Fighting the Trusts; Political Reform; New 35 min 1996 D 154 Nationalism vs. New Freedom; Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, Socialists and Wobblies; the Suffrage Movement. A Lost Way of Life, From Isolation to Empire; The Spanish-American War; the American Empire; U.S. & The World: 1865-1917 35 min 1996 D 155 America in the Caribbean; The Panama Canal; The United States and Latin America. American Neutrality and the Road to War; the Doughboys; the War Industries Board; the Great Migration; Espionage and Sedition Acts, the The Great War 35 min 1996 D 156 American Expeditionary Force in Europe; Wilson’s Fourteen Points; the Strikes of 1919; the Red Scare and the Palmer Raids Return to Normalcy; Automobile Culture; Flappers and the Revolution in Manners and Morals; the Consumer Revolution and Rise of The Roaring Twenties Advertising; Motion Pictures; the Harlem 35 min 1996 D 157 Renaissance and the Jazz Age; Social Polarization; Prohibition; Rebirth of the KKK; the Scopes Trial; the Golden Age of Sports. Causes of the Great Depression; the Stock Market Crash; Hard Times Across America; the The Great Depression & the New New Deal; the Dust Bowl; a Culture of Sight and 35 min 1996 D 158 Deal Sound, the New Deal; the Wagner Labor Act and the Growth of the Unions; the Birth of the Modern Welfare State. Upheaval in Europe and Asia; Lend Lease and the Road to War; Pearl Harbor; the Arsenal for Democracy, Industrial Mobilization and Rationing; World War II Americans on the Move; the Second Great 35 min 1996 D 159 Migration; Internment of Japanese Americans, the European and Pacific Theaters; the Beginnings of the Atomic Age. Post-War Prosperity and the Rise of the Consumer Society; the GI Bill; Truman and the Fair Deal; Suburbanization; the Baby Boom; the Birth of Television and the Influence of Post-War U.S.A. Advertising, Roles of Women and the Feminine 35 min 1996 D 160 Mystique; the Cold War; the Korean War; the Arms Race; the Red Scare and McCarthyism; the Early Civil Rights Movement; Teen Rebellion and Rock & Roll. In America, there was a time when textile was king. This volume chronicles the 200-year history of the textile industry, detailing how the abundant waterpower in the Northeast led to a proliferation Textiles: Birth of an American of mills, providing the infant nation with the Empires of Industry 50 min 1997 D 161 Industry material goods, it needed to win economic independence. This documentary introduces Lowell, Massachusetts, America’s first industrial city and examines why textile production migrated to the South following the Civil War. This documentary offers a stunning portrait of one of America’s longest lasting industries. Sawmills were among the first industrial buildings built in America, and today board is produced at an Empires of Industry Timber! 50 min 1998 D 162 extremely fast rate. However, forests are being threatened. People involved in the industry discuss how they deal with the challenges facing their industry today. Andrew Carnegie transformed the steel industry from production in small ironworks to massive mills that covered acres of land. This documentary explores how an industry was transformed as a modern America was built on a Andrew Carnegie and the Age skeleton of steel. Expert interviews, period Empires of Industry 50 min 1997 D 163 of Steel photographs and rare footage chronicle the evolution of steel into the pre-eminent American industry. Tycoons such as Carnegie pushed the industry to the top while facing strong international competition. The grim realities of the working conditions gave rise to social unrest. Featuring interviews with industry insiders and industrial historians, this program focuses on the oil industry. It examines how unrefined oil was used through history, from ancient China to the Crusades, and see how one man’s breakthrough Empires of Industry Black Gold: The Story of Oil 50 min 1998 D 164 gave birth to the industry we know today. See how oil has impacted the policies of nations. From the hills of Pennsylvania to the Arabian Desert and beyond, travel around the globe and hear the story of riches, power and petroleum. This documentary takes a comprehensive look at the coal mining industry featuring extensive interviews with labor leaders, company presidents Empires of Industry The Legacy of King Coal and historians who trace the impact of coal on the 50 min 1997 D 165 American economy. Examine the industry’s long history of labor unrest and relive some of the worst industrial disasters in history. Take a look into the tobacco industry from the Colonial era to the present day. Historians, politicians, health professionals and industry insider provide a comprehensive look at the Empires of Industry Leaves of Gold 50 min 1998 D 166 issues involved with the ultimate cash crop. Issues include: individual liberty versus the health of others, the welfare of farmers versus the interests of the medical industry, and more. This eye-opening movie serves up a dazzling hundred-year history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen. An assembly of footage from 120 films shows the changing face of cinema sexuality from cruel stereotypes to The Celluloid Closet 102 min 1996 D 167 covert love to the activist triumphs of the 1990s. Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Curtis, and Gore Vidal are just a few of the many actors, writers and commentators who provide funny and insightful anecdotes. One of this century’s most respected and admired figures, she was a humanitarian who transformed the place of women in society, and in the White House. Eleanor Roosevelt created the tradition of the activist First Lady. A pioneer among President’s wives, she formed a staff, held press conferences, and defined an agenda beyond that Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless of a homemaker. She fought for Civil Rights, 50 min 1994 D 168 Spirit women and the oppressed. Yet this towering public figure was also an orphan whose family was destroyed by alcoholism, the unhappy wife of a philandering husband, and a passionate friend. Experts and scholars finally succeed in connecting her public and private live in this unique and intimate portrait. The psychological portrait of former Fist Lady Nancy Reagan: President’s Nancy Reagan who was in the national spotlight 50 min 1996 D 169 Leading Lady for eight years during the presidency of her husband, Ronald Reagan. She brings a new kind of activism and involvement to her role as the President’s wife – and has become one of the most controversial First Ladies in White House history. Hillary Rodham Clinton has provoked strong reactions all her life. A Goldwater Girl from a conservative Hillary Rodham Clinton: Changing Illinois town who became a campus activist, she 50 min 1994 D 170 the Rules spurned prestigious job offers from elite law firms to follow her husband, Bill, to Arkansas. Here is her surprising and remarkable story, told through insightful interviews with friends and family members that explore the turning points of her life. This program reveals a portrait of a fiercely intelligent and committed woman. Indians of North America Pueblo This series is a fascinating study of North 30 min 1994 D 171 American Indians which accurately portrays their Indians of North America Iroquois history, culture and way of life today. Leading 30 min 1993 D 172 Indians of North America Cherokee native American scholars discuss the specific 30 min 1993 D 173 Indians of North America Navajo histories of each of the North American peoples 30 min 1993 D 174 and challenge many still-prevalent myths and stereotypes. Each program focuses on the unique history of a particular Indian community. Extensive location filming takes the viewer to Indians of North America Apache reservations where children and elders discuss 30 min 1993 D 175 what it means to be a Native American today. In addition, young adults will come to understand more about these cultures, through photographs, film footage, tribal music, crafts and ceremonies. In an era of innocence and prosperity the American landscape is set in motion for a new century of unimaginable change – a time when the promise of electricity, automobiles, moving pictures and air flight was just over the horizon. Volume 1: The Beginning World War I erupts and with it America suffers its The Century: America’s Time 135 min D 176 Through the ‘20s greatest physical and emotional losses since The Civil War. An energetic post-war mentality emerges and old traditions are challenged during the Roaring ‘20s. Women take bold steps toward equality threatening to upset the ”domestic balance” of the country. Causes and effects of the worst economic crisis in U.S. history – The Great Depression – are examined: The stock market crashes, plunging the nation into the economic depths of The Great Depression. For the first time, the country reflects The Century: America’s Time Volume 2: The ‘30s 90 min D 177 on a sobering question: Is there a limit to the ”American Dream”? As Adolph Hitler’s feared Third Reich cuts a deadly path through Europe. Americans must weigh the option of becoming involved in another bloody, global conflict. This volume chronicles America’s ascension out of the Depression as it enters the second world war of the century. For the first time in history, more civilians than soldiers are killed during wartime. From Nazi concentration camps to the blitz of London, to the atomic bombings of Japan, ordinary citizens come face-tot-face with he horrors of war. The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor The Century: America’s Time Volume 3: The ‘40s 160 min D 178 and force American industries to retool for the Allies’ war effort. As a result, the Great Depression lifts, making way for Southern blacks, and women, to enter the work force in record numbers. Victorious over the German and Japanese armies, America finds itself organizing the reconstruction of Europe under the ambitious Marshall Plan. Despite America’s renewed identity and prosperity, paranoia about Communism gives rise to the ”witch hunts” of McCarthyism. Highly charged ideals of the younger generation stand in stark contrast with those of the Establishment. Racial ethical and political views divide the nation, while the unpopular, protracted war in Vietnam causes many Americans to question their country’s direction. African-Americans stand up against their second-class citizenship. The Century: America’s Time Volume 4: The ‘50s and ‘60s President John Kennedy balances the explosive 135 min D 179 Cuban missile crisis while suppressing clashes between the races over equal rights at home. Kennedy emerges as the preeminent global power broker, but his assassination leaves an indelible wound on the American psyche. With no end in sight to the Vietnam War, the radical ”counterculture” erupts in violent protest. Political and cultural norms are challenged through music, literature and style, reflecting the country’s most turbulent era during the century’s second half. This volume examines America’s sense of betrayal when President Richard Nixon’s cover- up of the Watergate break-in forces him to resign in disgrace. The public’s faith in their government shatters with the disclosure of Watergate. Nixon becomes the first President in U.S. history to resign, as corruption and politics truly become The Century: America’s Time Volume 5: The ‘70s 90 min D 180 synonymous. The upheavals of the ‘60s and ‘70s now leave many confronting the emotional fallout, including forced interracial busing and women torn between their roles as housewives and breadwinners. As we move on through the 1970s, all Americans are forced to reassess their positions in the changing, multicultural society. This final volume witnesses the demise of what President Reagan called ”the evil empire” and the end of the Cold War. The Berlin Wall falls, while Wall Street’s greed rises. Still, America remains a The Century: America’s Time Volume 6: The ‘80s and ‘90s 90 min D 181 land of dreamers, creators, and optimists. With the hope of learning from the past and the promise of the future, we can only imagine what the next century may hold. In this documentary the story of the Mormon trail is examined. This conduit to the West was used by more than 70,000 emigrants – most of them migrating for religious reasons – on their journey Trail of Hope to the great Basin. The great majority of these 120 min 1997 D 182 pioneers made the trek on foot across windblown plains, sunbaked deserts, and frozen mountain valleys, each step a triumph in the face of tragedy, and a testament to unwavering faith. 1. Black on White/Pioneers! O These volumes are a journey through history – The Story of English and the modern world – which illustrates the 58 min 1986 D 183 Pioneers! evolution of the English language. Part travelogue, part linguistics course, this series is a unique blend of solid scholarship and engrossing entertainment. Black on White examines Black 2. Next Year’s Words: A Look English from its beginnings with American slaves The Story of English 58 min 1986 D 184 into the Future to today’s black ”rap”. ”Pioneers! O Pioneers!” evokes the spirit of American English as it evolved from 1776 to the 1920s. Next Year’s Words examines the global influence of English It had no rails, no phantom trains, no shadowy subterranean tunnels. But for those ”passengers” who successfully traveled what came to be known as the Underground Railroad, there was a very real destination: Freedom. For those who failed: a return to the living nightmare of slavery. This film documents the thrilling story of a 200- year struggle to break the bonds of slavery in the American South. A story of secret codes, hidden Underground Railroad way-stations and clandestine ”conductors”. A 100 min 1996 D 185 story not of a railway, but of a loosely organized network of runaway slaves, free blacks and anti- slavery whites, all willing to risk their lives in the name of liberty. With dramatic re-creations of escapes and acts of selfless heroism, this moving account also chronicles the achievements of legendary abolitionist figures such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman and William Lloyd Garrison. From Michael Moore, the creator of the critically- acclaimed hit Roger & Me, comes TV Nation. Armed with a TV crew and a wicked sense of TV Nation Volume 1 humor, Moore and his correspondents hilariously 120 min 1994 D 186 expose the excesses of corporate America and examine the absurdity of modern politics and popular culture. TV Nation Volume 2 120 min 1994 D 187 This compelling and incredibly informative documentary traces the history of the African- American church, from its origins as a seperate This House of Power 50 min. D 188 "Invisible Institution" among the slaves, to its present day role as a major force for social change . Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison has firmly established herself as one of the nation’s finest novelists and the leading chronicler of the black experience in America. In this thought-provoking program, Morrison discusses slavery and its appalling legacy with an approach that is at once warm, generous, intelligent, and knowledgeable. Toni Morrison We learn the true tale which inspired Morrison’s 52 min 1987 D 189 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved, the story of a mother who murders her baby rather than have her taken into slavery and is then haunted by the reincarnated child. The author elaborates on the challenges of dealing with such painful material and of writing about ordinary people whose experiences seem monumentally larger than life. Members of the Onondaga, Navajo and Lummi leadership are portrayed, including Audrey Shenandoah, clan mother, who categorically states that she has lived within the geopolitical boundaries of the U.S. but has never considered Winds of Change A Matter of Promises 60 min 1990 D 190 herself ”American”. Interviews with tribal members provide an overview of the growing concerns of these tribes, revealing that they maintain wary coexistence within the larger American culture. This program focuses on the Hopi nation, the oldest continuously inhabited community in America in an effort to understand their struggle to find their place in the modern world. Candid interviews with Hopi tribe members offer rare insights into the personal side of acculturation Winds of Change A Matter of Choice and assimilation. The survival of the Hopi and 60 Min 1990 D 191 hundreds of other sovereign Indian nations is threatened by the exodus of their youth to the cities. Viewers learn about the importance of identity to urban Indians, the growth of intertribal institutions such as the city powwow and Indian festivals. This documentary focuses on community development corporations that weave an The New Urban Renewal: interlocking web of physical and human support, 60 min 1997 D 192 Reclaiming Our Neighborhoods from new housing to business and social service, literally rebuilding communities from the ground up. Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest of all American architects. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over eight hundred Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, including such revolutionary structures 153 min 1998 D 193 as the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. This series is filled with historical information, historic graphics, maps and photos. State facts: United States History and Capitals Five volumes 35 min each 1998 D 194 - D 198 dates they entered the union, flags, flowers, birds beautiful landscapes and much more. No mere game can capture the excitement, the emotion, the passion that has stirred America’s Baseball heart for some 200 years. Indeed, it is more than 30 min 1994 D 199 a game, it is a symbol for the American way of life. P.T.Barnum pioneered the display of natural history, and at the same time wrote the book on P.T. Barnum entertainment. Part hokum. Part fraud. All 90 min 1996 D 200 showman. He built the tawdry ”freak show” into the greatest show on earth. This documentary presents an expansive, intimate portrait of Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, framed by the times in which she lived and informed by the people who knew her. The film traces the arc of Jackie’s extraordinary life, Jackie: Behind the Myth 120 min 1999 D 201 from her seemingly idyllic youth to her days as a beloved First Lady to her post-White House marriage and career, and finally to her valiant efforts to promote and preserve America’s cultural heritage. In the summer of 1931, across the Southern Plains, the rains suddenly stopped. Farmers watched their parched soil soar into the air and form walls of churning dust that blotted out the Dust Bowl 60 min 1998 D 202 sun. For nearly a decade, these “black blizzards” brought hardship and misery to thousands of families in what became known as the “Dust Bowl”, America’s worst ecological disaster. th The mid-19 century famine in Ireland set the Out of Ireland: The Story of Irish stage for one of the first big waves of European 111 min 1995 D 203 Emigration to America immigrants to America. They tested and profoundly changed America’s notion of itself. nd 42 Street is the very heart of New York: on A Walk on 42nd Street every block, it embodies the colorful, vivid, and 1998 D 204 insouciant spirit of New York City itself. This documentary tells the story of Lili’uokalani’s life, her embattled reign as the queen of Hawaii, Hawaii’s Last Queen 60 min 1997 D 205 and the ulimate betrayal that led to the loss of her kingdom. The Famous Authors Series William Faulkner 30 min D 206 The Famous Authors Series Mark Twain 30 min D 207 The Famous Authors Series Herman Melville 30 min D 208 The Famous Authors Series Ernest Hemingway 30 min D 209 The Famous Authors Series F.H. Fitzgerald 30 min D 210 The Famous Authors Series John Steinbeck 30 min D 211 The Famous Authors Series Henry James 30 min D 212 The Famous Authors Series Eugene O’Neill 30 min D 213 The Famous Authors Series Edgar Allan Poe 30 min D 214 The Famous Authors Series Walt Whitman 30 min D 215 On a hot summer day, there may be no better place on earth than a traditional amusement park. Great Old Amusement Parks A place where you can hop on a classic wooden 60 min 1999 D 216 coaster, reach for the ring as you whirl by on the merry-go-round, or cool down on the Caterpillar. She was a Native American princess who, at the age of twelve, saved the life of English explorer Captain John Smith. Before her death at 23, she Pocahontas: Her True Story 50 min 1995 D 217 had single-handedly forged an improbable peace between two nations: She was the legendary Pocahontas. ”The heart of everything that is.” These are the words which the Sioux Indians use to describe their ancestral homeland, the Black Hills of South Dakota. Those million acres form the spiritual The Spirit of Crazy Horse core of the Sioux culture, and it’s a land they 60 min 1990 D 218 have struggled to reclaim for a century. This documentary is an eye-opening vision of their quest, which has shaped the lives and destiny of the Sioux for six generations. Elisabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story for the better the lives of a majority of American of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and 3 hrs 30 min 1999 D 219 citizens. They firmly believed that equality was Susan B. Anthony the birthright of every woman and for more than half a century they led the fight to make that dream a reality. He is the father of American terrorism and an inspiration to the Civil Rights Movement. More than 150 years after his execution, questions John Brown‘s Holy War 90 min 2000 D 220 swirl around John Brown: Was he a madman or a martyr? A blood-thirsty fanatic or a great American hero? th This documentary chronicles the 19 -century quest for gold in frontier California and traces the Gold Rush epic saga of the adventurers who profoundly 1998 D 221 changed a young nation and redefined the American Dream. Much like its neighbor to the south, Canada is a country of history and diversity. Even eager and adventurous travelers may not be able to take in Canadian Journey 55 min 1996 D 222 the beauty and wonder that characterizes this nation. This video journey travels through all 10 provinces. From towering fjords and icebergs to warm sand dunes and long stretches of seashore - this video Canadian National Parks 60 min 1996 D 223 journey takes the viewer through 21 famous Canadian parks from East to West. This dramatic and lyrical first episode chronicles the rise of New York from its settlement by the Episode 1. 1609-1825: The th New York: a Documentary Film Dutch in the early 17 century through the 120 min each 1999 D 224 Country and the City explosion of commercial growth sparked by the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. The second episode chronicles the rise of New York from merchant city to industrial metropolis. Episode 2. 1825 – 1865: Order As the immigrant population explodes and social New York: a Documentary Film 120 min each 1999 D 225 and Disorder problems of every kind emerge on the streets of Manhattan, the outlines of a modern mass metropolis begin to appear. The third episode chronicles the history of New York during the giddy decades following the Civil Episode 3. 1865 – 1898: War – what Mark Twain called the “Gilded Age”. New York: a Documentary Film 120 min each 1999 D 226 Sunshine and Shadow During this period, New York grows at a staggering rate – Demographically, geographically, and financially. In this pivotal fourth episode, the forces of capitalism and democracy in New York come to a Episode 4. 1898 – 1918: The stunning crescendo, as the city’s tremendous New York: a Documentary Film 120 min each 1999 D 227 Power and the People industrial engine draws in people from around the world – tripling New York’s population in less than a single lifetime. Nearly a century and a half of capitalist growth and astonishing demographic and physical transformation comes to an extraordinary climax Episodes 5. 1919 – 1931: New York: a Documentary Film during the roaring twenties, as New York finishes 120 min each 1999 D 228 Cosmopolis assembling the components of a mass consumer society, and becomes the cultural capital of the world. The video tells the other side of history – the story of the European conquest as viewed by Surviving Columbus: the Story of America’s Pueblo People – told in their voices 120 min 1992 D 229 the Pueblo People and seen through their eyes. Captured in beautiful images, dramatic words and music, it is a story long overdue. What does it mean to be a Jew in Boston? Native son Leonard Nimoy narrates the vibrant story of The Jews in Bostson America’s sixth largest Jewish community, from 60 min 1996 D 230 its tentative roots to its rise in the twentieth century. Across two centuries, the Germans from Russia have endured and survived famine, wars, prairie fires, and the poverty of frontier life. From the Russian steppe to the grasslands of Argentina, from the American prairie to the tundra of Siberia, Schmeckfest - Food Traditions of this ethnic group's resourcefulness, particularly in 60 min. 2000 D 231 the Germans from Russia the growing and preparation of food for their large families, has become a rich legacy. In German- Russian life, "food was love", and prairie mothers who left no records of their lives are remembered daily in the recipes and rituals of food. Time travel through a Chicago where the Cubs Remembering Chicago were always winners, doors were left unlocked 60 min 1994 D 232 and the iceman delivered. See old friends from early Chicago television and rediscover hula hoops and yo-yos. Recall the Remembering Chicago Again days when ladies donned white gloves to go 60 min 1995 D 233 downtown, and men shined their shoes to go on a date. As a major war production center and a hub for Remembering Chicago & World soldiers on their way to and from battle, Chicago 65 min 1997 D 234 War II played a crucial role in the war. Geoffrey Baer, a docent for the Chicago Chicago’s Loop: a Walking Tour Architecture Foundation, shows you some of the 65 min 1996 D 235 city’s most celebrated architecture. Part 1. Unlikely Warriors: From Written, directed and narrated by: Donald Brittain. The Champions Pierre Elliot Trudeau and René Lévesque – their 57 min 1994 D236 the beginning to 1967 names are almost inseparable. For over twenty- Part 2. Trappings of Power: five years their careers overlapped and their The Champions 55 min 1994 D 237 1967-1977 philosophies criss-crossed. How did it happen? How did two men develop such different visions Part3. The Final Battle: 1977- of what our nation should be? And how did they The Champions 87 min 1994 D 238 1985 come to dominate and shape Canadian political life for so long? This 4-part series is an ideal overview of the functioning of all levels of governments, Government in Canada: Part 1. Democracy at Work – Parliament and the Constitution and the rights 24 min 1991 D 239 Citizenship in Action It’s Your Choice and responsibilities of citizenship. Part 1 explains how the political system works. Government in Canada: Part 2. Our Constitution – The Touches on key moments in the Constitution’s 28 min 1991 D 240 Citizenship in Action Law of the Land history. A young parliamentary page takes us behind the Government in Canada: Part 3. Our National Parliament scenes, acting as our guide to the inner workings 31 min 1991 D 241 Citizenship in Action – The Inside Story of the legislative branch of government. Part 4. Local & Provincial Government in Canada: Explores the relationship between various levels Governments – Working 37 min 1991 D 242 Citizenship in Action of government. Together Relive Election 2000 - from the drama of Election Night to the Florida recounts, from the intense war of words between the candidates' camps to the momentous legal actions in the U.S. and CNN Election 2000 Florida Supreme Courts. CNN reporters Judy 65 min. 2001 D 243 Woodruff, Bernie Shaw, Jeff Greenfield, Greta van Susteren, Bill Schneider and others reflect on the key events and what the outcome means for America's future. CNN anchor Bill Hemmer hosts. A riveting account of Canada’s history through the eyes of the people who lived it. As culled from the rich resource of native oral history and the diaries and letters of the people who were there, these are the stories of the men and women who Part 1. When the World Began: Canada – A People’s History shaped this country, in their own words. From the 120 min 2000 D 244 15,000 BC to 1800 AD rich resource of native oral history comes the stories of the first occupants of the territory that would become Canada: how dozens of distinct societies took shape, and their first contact with the Europeans. The search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery make the New World a destination for the Europeans in the Part 2. Adventures and 16th century. Champlain begins his legendary Canada – A People’s History 120 min 2000 D 245 Mystics: 1540 to 1670 journeys and the precarious beginnings of New France are established in an era of unprecedented alliances and devastating conflicts. In the late 1600s, New France’s growing populace includes shopkeepers, artisans, farmers, and fur-trading expansionists. But fast- Part 3. Claiming the paced growth leads to conflicts that threaten the Canada – A People’s History 60 min 2000 D 246 Wilderness: 1670 to 1755 new society. The heartrending deportation of Acadians is emblematic of the struggle to possess North America, which enters its final, decisive phase in the 1750s. Two decades of the mid 1700s shape Canada in profound ways. A conflict between England and Part 4. Battle for a Continent: France becomes a world war that engulfs the Canada – A People’s History 120 min 2000 D 247 1754 to 1775 continent. French troops encounter a British juggernaut, first at Louisbourg, then on a farmer’s field outside Quebec. In 1775, American rebels invade Canada, but the invasion fails when les Canadiens refuse to take up arms against British rule. The mass migration Part 5. A Question of Loyalties: of Loyalist refugees that follows creates an Canada – A People’s History 120 min 2000 D 248 1775 to 1815 English-speaking Canada virtually overnight. In 1812, American invaders are fought to a standstill at Queenston Heights and Chateauguay, setting boundaries that remain today. A one-hour special that takes the viewer behind the scenes of CBC’s innovative documentary series. This special describes the challenges of re-creating Canada’s past in the television age, Special Documentary Edition: and shows how historical research, extraordinary Making History 60 min 2000 D 249 Canada - A People's History cinematography and exceptional journalism converge to tell Canada’s story. Interviews and excerpts of the series provide a first-hand look at a national, bilingual production team of producers, historians and crafts people. It was an age of great daring and enterprise; of fur traders and trailblazers who opened up a continent. Flamboyant Pierre Esprit Radisson defies a governor to take New France’s fur trade into the interior an later founds an English trading empire; tough Dene chief Matonabbee leads Part 6. The Pathfinders: 1670 to Canada – A People’s History Samuel Hearne on a monumental trek into the 120 min 2000 D 250 1850 Barren Lands; Alexander Mackenzie’s dash to the Pacific makes him one of the most celebrated men of his age; and David Thompson, who comes to the forbidding shores of Hudson Bay as a 14-year-old apprentice, eventually unlocks the secrets of the West more than any other man. Fired with a passion for justice and liberty, Canadian reformers take on their colonial masters. Through their partisan newspapers, three charismatic reformers lead the charge. Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, Louis-Joseph Part 7. Rebellion and Reform: Papineau in Lower Canada and William Lyon Canada – A People’s History 120 min 2000 D 251 1815 to 1850 Mackanzie in Upper Canada openly mock the privileged and become magnets for the disgruntled. The rising discontent leads to bloody rebellion an disastrous defeat for the rebels, but in 10 short years, the long and arduous struggle for self-government is achieved. The remarkable story of confederation, its passionate supporters and its bitter foes is a story of risk, suspicion and seduction that unfolds against a foreboding backdrop of civil war in the Part 8. The Great Enterprise: United States and colonial disengagement in Canada – A People’s History 120 min 2000 D 252 1850 to 1867 Britain. The dawn of the photographic era provides a vivid portrait of the people of the new Dominion – railway magnates, socialites, crusaders, fugitives of the Underground Railway and a tide of Irish immigrants. On the heels of Confederation, John A. Macdonald and his powerful ally George-Étienne Cartier look westward for their next conquest but are severely tested. Canada blunders in seeking to take over the west without the consent of its inhabitants, especially the Métis of Red River and their leader, the charismatic Louis Riel. With an Part 9. From Sea to Sea: 1867 Canada – A People’s History audacious promise of a transcontinental railway, 60 min 2000 D 253 to 1873 the settlers of British Columbia and Prince Edward Island are more willing partners to the new Confederation. By 1873, Canada boasts a Dominion that extends from sea to sea but secret election funds lead to a scandal, with Macdonald and the Conservatives falling from grace and from power. Building on the themes and human dramas presented in Canada: A People’s History, this “Special Edition” contains additional CBC produced contemporary documentary footage that provides further background and perspective to several of the historical events chronicled. • Vol. 6: The Pathfinders - Excavating Edmonton (2 min); History of Science in Canada: David Thompson, Mapmaker (10 min), Riches beneath the Surface (22 min)• Vol. 7: Rebellion and Special Documentary Edition: Reform - 1837 Rebellion: Peter Matthews (5 min)• 88 min 2000 D 254 Canada - A People's History Vol. 8: The Great Enterprise - Confederation: The Way It Was 1867 (3:30 min), The British North American Act (2:30 min), “Whereas the provinces”: Restructuring the Constitution (5 min); Underground Railroad Remembered: Retracing the Routes (1:30 min), Preserving the Legacy (2:30 min), Buxton Homecoming (2:30 min), Quilting (5 min); History of Science in Canada: The Birth of Modern Medicine (22 min)• Vol. 9: From Sea to Sea - Manitoba’s Birthday (2:30 min), Recognizing Louis Riel (7 min) The video story of all fifty-three National Parks in two volumes. Of the 28 parks explored here, vol. 1: Adventurous and many offer opportunities for sporting activity and America’s National Parks 85 min D 255 Majestic Parks exploration. Among others, this volume presents the island parks of American Samoa and Virgin Islands, and Denali in Alaska. Among the two dozen National Parks presented here are Acadia, Badlands, Capitol Reef, vol. 2: America’s Historic and America’s National Parks Channel Islands, Kobuk Valley, Theodore 85 min D 256 Scenic Parks Roosevelt, Katmai, Gates of the Arctic and Death Valley. Las Vegas – The Reel Thing 53 min 2000 D 257 Canyonlands by Night & Day 22 min 1999 D 258 The Grand Circle encompasses parts of Arizona, Utah and Colorado. the Grand circle route The Grand Circle connects seven national parks – Grand Canyon, 60 min D 259 Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Arches and Mesa Verde. Mesa Verde National Park, 60 min D 260 Colorado Explore Colorado 60 min 1987 D 261 Experience Utah 60 min D 262 For over 400 years, the slave trade took black Africans from their homes to lives of cruelty and Ship of Slaves: The Middle service in Europe and the New World. Millions 50 min 1997 D 263 Passage died, and the most dangerous part of the ordeal was "the middle passage" the long journey aboard massive ships loaded with human cargo. The 1870s and 1880s are a time of trial for the young dominion of Canada. The country’s first Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, faces economic depression in the factories of the east and a new revolt in the west, led by his old nemesis, Louis Riel. The suppression of the Northwest Rebellion and Macdonald’s single- Part 10. Taking the West: 1873 Canada – A People’s History minded insistence that the French-specking 120 min 2000 D 264 to 1896 Catholic Riel must hang for treason threatens to tear apart the fragile bond between Quebec and English Canada. During the same era, debates over provincial powers and the Manitoba Schools Question rage, and a dream is realized: the Canadian Pacific Railway links the country and opens the prairies to new floods of immigration. A headlong economic boom, due to the growth of prairie agriculture and urban industry, and massive waves of immigration transform Canada between 1896 and 1915. those who shape the new society include peasants from Eastern Europe in search of free land, socialists who try to mobilize an emerging urban working class, and campaigners for temperance and women’s Part 11. The Great Canada – A People’s History suffrage. The dizzying pace of change also bring 120 min 2000 D 265 Transformation: 1896 to 1915 ethnic intolerance and racism, particularly against Asian immigrants. As well, growing tensions over Canada’s role in the British Empire help put an end to Sir Wilfried Laurie’s government in 1911. When World War I breaks out, a burst of enthusiasm in English Canada and resistance in French Canada foreshadows domestic conflict as wartime pressures grow. Canada’s heavy military role in World War I (60,000 dead in a population of 8 million) transforms its society, its politics and its place in the world. The horror, bravery and sacrifice of trench warfare are evoked in Canada’s great battles: Ypres, the Somme Vimy Ridge, Courcelette and Passchendaele. The domestic Part 12. Ordeal by Fire: 1915 to Canada – A People’s History consequences of Canada’s war effort are also 120 min 2000 D 266 1929 wrenching – the conscription crisis of 1917 marks a low point in English-French relations. After the war ends, labour revolts in Winnipeg and across the country raise feats of a Bolshevik insurrection, The return to stability in the mid-1920s lasts only briefly as the crash of 1929 plunges the country into economic chaos. Canada’s economy collapses during the 1930s, creating a prolonged political and social crisis In the context of the Dust Bowl, the relief camps such as William Aberhart, Maurice Duplessis, and Part 13. Hard Times: 1929 to Mitchell Hepburn capture national attention. Canada – A People’s History 120 min 2000 D 267 1940 Meanwhile, an increasingly menacing international climate sees the rise of fascism and mounting likelihood of another world war. then war does arrive, Canada finds itself fighting virtually alone at Britain’s side. • Vol. 10: Taking the West - History of Science in Canada: The Railway and Standardized Time (22 min), Who Stole the Bell of Batoche? Railway Memories (4:30 min), Rogers Pass Project (4:30 min), The Tory Quest (18 min) Special Documentary Edition: • Vol. 11: The Great Transformation - History of 131 min 2000 D 268 Canada - A People's History the Science in Canada: Early Telecommunications (22 min), Ukrainian Internment: Dreams Betrayed (20 min) • Vol. 12: Ordeal by Fire • Vol. 13: Hard Times - What’s Left (13 min), For Work and Wages (15 min) From the time he met President Kennedy when he was in high school, his eyes have always been firmly on the White House. With his victory in 1996, he became the first democrat since FDR to be elected to a second term in office. Bill Clinton has spent almost all of his life either running for or Bill Clinton 50 min D 269 serving in public office. In revealing interviews, aides and former staffers talk about their experiences with Clinton, while biographers and old friends explore the childhood experiences that shaped the future leader. A behind-the-scenes look and portrait of the President. The inventor of the Big Mac and the former head American Eats: History on a Bun of Nathan's hot dogs tell their fast-food stories in 100 min D 270 this heaping helping of Americana. Fifty years ago, Soviet forces blockaded all rail, road and water communications with West Berlin in an attempt to get the Western World to abandon their post World War II control of the As it Happened: Berlin Airlift – The city. For several days, the world teetered on the 100 min 1998 D 271 First Battle of the Cold War brink of war. Then the American Air Force commander in Germany, General Lucius Clay, organized a massive airlift to keep the city supplied Presented are the tricks of a persuasive trade in this sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes world of movie promoters. Understand the techniques The Art of Selling Hollywood 56 min 1998 D 272 that capture the public’s attention and manipulate viewer emotion as craftily as any methods used by actors or directors. Shunned and discriminated against, Chinese Chinatown: Strangers in a Strange immigrants nonetheless prospered, preserving 100 min 2000 D 273 Land ancient traditions and embracing the opportunities North America provided. This episode traces the emergence or roots music in America from its European and African Origins through its maturation into American music genres including spirituals, blues, country and gospel. Important turning points are explored Vol. 1: When First Unto This The American Roots of Music such as the popularization of African-American 60 min each 2001 D 274 Country spirituals by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the birth of country music with Ralph Peer’s recordings of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, the development of the Grand Ole Opry, and the creation of gospel music by Thomas A. Dorsey. This episode explores a period in which different strands of roots music become visible and commercialized through movies, television, radio and records. Concurrently, “folk music” is Vol. 2: This Land Was Made redefined to include newly-written music for The American Roots of Music 60 min each 2001 D 275 For You And Me songs that often deal with social causes. Roots music is influenced by the labor movement, WW II, urban migration, progressive politics and the McCarthy era. An evolution of roots genres is presented, particularly country. This episode traces the continuing emergence of American roots music through a national awareness catalyzed by the folk and blues revivals. Gospel music’s golden years are explored, from Mahalia Jackson, and the crossover successes of the Staple Singers and Vol. 3: The Times They Are A- Edwin Hawkins. Urban migration from the The American Roots of Music 60 min each 2001 D 276 Changin’ Mississippi Delta to Chicago fosters the electrification of the blues, producing such giants as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. During this period, folk music and the blues become intertwined with youth culture and social and political causes like the Civil Rights and anti-war movements. This episode focuses on the reassessment of diverse ethnic musics previously excluded from American “folk” music, and their inclusion in a redefined “American roots music.” It describes the Vol. 4: All My Children Of The flourishing of Cajun culture in southwest The American Roots of Music 60 min each 2001 D 277 Sun Louisiana, the popularization of tejano music in south Texas, and the evolution of Native American music forms. Episode Four also rounds up the series by exploring the state of American roots music today. This video features Dr. Steve Albrecht, President, Baron Center, Inc. San Diego and Dale Kelly Bankhead, Public Affairs Director, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties Is Compromising Civil Rights debating whether methods used by government 21 min 2002 D 278 Justified in the War on Terrorism? agencies to curb terrorism — including surveillance techniques and detention of potential terrorists — violate Americans' civil rights and whether such violation is justified. The Orphan Trains follows the story of the New York Children's Aid Society, created in 1853 to provide thousands of street children with homes in rural communities in the American midwest. The Orphan Trains, 1853-1929 This forerunner of modern foster care forever 60 min 1997 D 279 changed the lives of poor urban children-- sometimes providing them with great opportunity, sometimes bringing heartbreak and disappointment. 120 min each TOEFL in 3 volumes Vol. 1 An intensive review course covering: Listening D 280 vol. TOEFL in 3 volumes Vol. 2 comprehension; Structure & written expression; D 281 Vocabulary & reading comprehension TOEFL in 3 volumes Vol. 3 D 282 Part 1: How biased are you? Racism is easily recognized in its extreme forms, but racial prejudice infiltrates everyday life in subtle, often unintentional ways as well. Discover just how prevalent bias is as you watch real-life adults followed with hidden cameras as they interact with people of different races. Part 2: A Question A Question of Race 76 min 2001 D 283 of Race? Race is no longer a black and white issue. But was it ever? Or were these labels manufactured as a way to identify a sub-species that doesn’t really exist? Become a part of the debate questioning whether race is an accurate biological identification or a sub-category made up by humans to separate us. A 100 min-portrait of the genius who created some of the cinema's greatest treasures, including "American Graffiti" and the "Star Wars" series. Lucas's dream of becoming a race car driver ended with an accident, but he went on to build a film empire that includes Industrial Light George Lucas 100 min 2001 D 284 and Magic, the top special-effects company in the world. Features behind-the-scenes footage of past Star Wars movies as well as from the new Attack of the Clones. Interviews include Stephen Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, and Liam Neeson. Although originally planned as the next installment in a periodic Nightline series about different religions, this particular broadcast slightly alters its focus in light of the Oklahoma City bombing the previous month on April 19, 1995. In addition to examining the tenets of the Muslim faith, the special focuses on the hasty Muslims in America: The judgments made in connection to Muslims Misunderstood Millions; ABC whenever a terrorist act occurs anywhere in the 22 min 1995 D 285 News Nightline: Thursday, May 5, world. Several practicing Muslims candidly talk 1995 about what it is like to be Muslim in America, living daily with the stereotypes cast on them by the uneducated. It is asked why Americans as a whole are so ignorant about the Muslim faith. The basics of the religion are explained, pointing out the similarities and the differences between Islam, Judaism and Christianity. th Beginning in the 19 century, waves of German and Central European Jews spread out across America, founding most of the Jewish communities that exist today. While the most successful of this group rose to prominence as financiers and merchants, becoming known as “Our Crowd,” in fact the vast majority of the 250,000 Jews who arrived in the United States They Came for Good: A History of during this period earned their livelihood in small the Jews in the United States, 60 min 2001 D 286 retail businesses. 15,000 Jewish peddlers were 1820-1880. the main distribution system in rural areas for goods manufactured in the newly industrialized northern cities. This documentary chronicles the first major split in the practice of Judaism where conservative and reform movements vied for Jewish souls, while on the battlefields of the Civil War, Jews were profoundly divided along regional lines and took up arms on both sides. This documentary highlights the most dramatic moments of the civil rights movement – from Plessy vs. Ferguson to Jesse Jackson’s bid for the presidency, from Jim Crow laws and A History of the Civil Rights “separate but equal” facilities to the march on 30 min 1994 D 287 Movement Washington. The heroic efforts of ordinary men and women who risked their lives for equality are presented along with the most visible leaders and events of the era. A unique and compelling history of the segregated South, highlighted by riveting The Era of Segregation: A interviews with critically-acclaimed author Clifton 30 min 1993 D 288 Personal Perspective L. Taubert, a man who grew up in the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s and ‘50s. This astonishing documentary highlights some of the most famous scenes in motion picture history. From Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the Nicholas Brothers and Dorothy Dandridge to Lena Horne, James Earl Jones and Gregory Hines, this tribute Small Steps, Big Strides: The celebrates African American silver screen 56 min 1997 D 289 Black Experience in Hollywood legends. Included are fascinating interviews and rare footage documenting the kinds of roles black actors were first given, the challenges these talented performers met, and the real behind-the- scenes story of their acceptance and triumphs in Hollywood. The Presidents Collection Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. 1 & 2, 240 min 1997 D 290 The Presidents Collection FDR, Vol. 1 & 2 270 min 1997 D 291 The Presidents Collection Truman, Vol. 1 & 2 270 min 1997 D 292 The Presidents Collection Ike, Vol. 1 & 2 150 min 1997 D 293 The Presidents Collection LBJ, Vol. 1 & 2 240 min 1997 D 294 The Presidents Collection The Kennedys, Vol. 1 & 2 240 min 1997 D 295 The Presidents Collection Nixon, Vol. 1 & 2 190 min 1997 D 296 The Presidents Collection Reagan, Vol. 1 & 2 4,5 hours 1997 D 297 For about a year from 1933 to 1934, America was thrilled and terrorized by a man called John Dillinger. A desperado, a bank robber, a bad man no jail could hold, his reputation grew until he was named the country's first Public Enemy #1 and hunted by virtually every cop in America. Operating during a time of great hardship, John Dillinger became a mythic figure who struggled Public Enemy #1 against authority and garnered the support of 60 min 2002 D 298 many ordinary Americans, particularly those hardest hit by the Great Depression. Dillinger finally met his match in J. Edgar Hoover, who used the outlaw's celebrity to burnish his own reputation and that of his national law enforcement agency, the FBI. Hoover won the day making sure in the process that the moral of Dillinger's tale was "crime doesn't pay." Analogy questions test your vocabulary knowledge and your skill at logical thinking. This SAT 1 Analogies 120 min 1994 D 299 tape provides keys to unlock any analogy question. Sentence Completions test vocabulary, reading skill, and the ability to quickly untangle SAT 1 Sentence Completions 140 min 1994 D 300 complicated ideas. This tape reveals techniques that can help mastering them more easily. The video presents the coming of age of Iraq’s oppressive leader. It offers a rarely seen side of Saddam Hussein. “The Godfather” is his favorite movie and Hemingway’s “The Old man and the Behind the Headlines: The Real Sea” is his favorite book. He’s a Stalin buff, yet a 52 min 2002 D 301 Saddam sentimental fellow who cries easily. But the program also documents how Saddam learned to acquire, keep and use the power he so brutally wields This documentary from the Discovery Channel examines Iraq’s tumultuous history. Veteran network correspondent Forrest Sawyer uses his Behind the Headlines: unique perspective throughout this program to 52 min 2002 D 302 Understanding Iraq unravel the cutthroat politics that have shaped Saddam Hussein and the tribal rivalries of Iraq’s Kurds and the Sunni Shi’ia Muslims. This historically accurate documentary tells the story of the revolt aboard La Amistad, in which abducted Africans took over the slave ship on which they were held, only to end up in the The Voyage of La Amistad American judicial system. Court documents and 70 min. 1998 D 303 transcripts, news stories, letters; drawings and paintings, and character interpretations create a complete picture of the incident, which is rounded out with interviews of history scholar Cheryl Johnson-Odim, law professor Michael Higginbotham, and Clifton H. Johnson, director of Tulane University's Amistad Research Center. Film by Bertram Verhaag. Over the past 20 years, Jane Elliott, a former teacher in the mid-west USA, has committed herself to leading a fight against prejudice, ignorance and racism in society. She continues to practise the same philosophy which she began with her school class after Martin Luther King jun.’s death in 1968. Today her audience is much broader including teachers, students, firemen and even Blue Eyed: The new Jane Elliot the complete staff of a Bank. In her workshops 93 min. 1996 D 304 she devides people on the basis of to arbitrary physical properties – BLUE or BROWN EYES. She declares the latter to be better and more intelligent and grants them privileges, privileges she denies to the blue eyed, deemed to be worse, less intelligent and lower qualified. … What starts as a game turns into cruel reality which causes some participants’ emotions to erupt with unforeseen intensity … This critically acclaimed public television documentary captures the traditional lifestyles of Seasons of a Navajo the Navajo family and features striking 60 min. 1985 D 305 photography of Arizona's ancient Anasazi ruins and the spectacular monument valley. Drawing on first-person documents, interviews with historians, and lavish historical reenactments, THE DUEL evocatively recreates the collision between two political titans. Alexander Hamilton, an impoverished young immigrant from the West Indies, rose to become a framer of the U.S. Constitution and the architect The Duel: Hamilton vs. Burr 60 min 2000 D 306 of America’s political economy. Born to a distinguished family, the suave and charismatic Aaron Burr was the first modern American politician. Despite their differences, Burr and Hamilton moved in similar circles and sought the same position of power. The bitter rivalry between them would thwart the ambitions of both. America in the ‘40s Vol. 1, 1940-1942 It was the most momentous decade of the 3 hs total 1997 D 307 century: then years of triumphs and tragedies, America in the ‘40s Vol. 2, 1942-1945 heartaches and heroics, hopes and humor. Here D 308 are the fads, the fun, the hits, the headlines, the hometown life…and the decade’s best-loved America in the ‘40s Vol. 3, 1945-1949 stars from stage, screen, radio, records and early D 309 TV. Award-winning producers bring you powerful wartime footage never-before-seen home movies, and touching original stories. DUDE RANCH DAYS offers an historical overview of several of the most famous dude Dude Ranch Days 60 min 1998 D 310 ranches in the West and looks at present-day operations. High on a granite cliff in South Dakota’s Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents. Together they constitute the world’s largest sculpture. The massive tableau inspires awe and bemusement. Using home Mount Rushmore 60 min 2002 D 311 movies owned by the sculptor’s family, long- forgotten archival footage and still photographs, and beautiful original photography, MOUNT RUSHMORE tells a story that is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself. Featuring newly discovered archival sources from Russia, civil defense films, and recently declassified military footage, RACE FRO THE SUPERBOMB tells the story of a world at the brink of destruction. Edward Teller, who spurred the American project to build the Super, insisted that the bomb was a necessary deterrent to Race for the Superbomb 120 min 1999 D 312 Soviet attack. Other scientists, including Robert Oppenheimer and Enrico Fermi, thought the hydrogen bomb threatened civilization itself. And as Major General Curtis LeMay harnessed the air power needed to deliver a killing nuclear blow, Americans prepared for the terrifying possibility of ultimate war. In 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trials of the nine young men would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since Scottsboro: An American Tragedy 90 min 2001 D 313 the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and gave birth to the civil rights movement. Weaving together interviews of the last surviving witnesses, never-before-seen footage, photos, letters, diaries and newspaper accounts, SCOTTSBORO tells an extraordinary lost story. Drawing on remarkable film footage and photographs, and featuring commentary by David Copperfield, The Amazing Randy, and E.L. Houdini 60 min 2000 D 314 Doctorow, HOUDINI takes the viewer backstage to meet the man who made his living in an intimate dance with death. Deep in the vast American West lies a high, lonely land called the Colorado Plateau. Lying mostly in Utah, it extends south into Arizona and east into Colorado. In the very heart of the Canyonlands plateau lies a geological spectacle where millions 60 min 1999 D 315 of years of exposure to weather, and the chiseling force of the Colorado River have created a labyrinth of pinnacles, chasms, arches, gorges and canyons. Paul Schullery, acclaimed author and naturalist, is the guide through Yellowstone National Park where wolves and grizzly bears chase elk, and Yellowstone 60 min 2000 D 316 mountain lions play in the sunshine. Yellowstone isn’t just the world’s first National Park – it is living proof of our relationship with nature. Glacier Bay in southeast Alaska is an Eden of Glacier Bay land and sea. This documentary presents the 54 min 2000 D 317 breathtaking nature and wildlife of that region. Andrew Carnegie embodied the American dream: the immigrant who went from rags to riches, the self-made man who became a captain of industry, the king of steel. The documentary follows Carnegie’s life from his impoverished origins in Dunvermline, Scotland, through his business Andrew Carnegie: The Richest career, where he was on the cutting edge of the 120 min 1997 D 318 Man in the World industrial revolution in telegraphy, railroads, and finally, steel. Millions of dollars went to support education, a pension plan for teachers and the cause of world peace. Famous as a benefactor of libraries, he funded nearly 3,000 arbound the world. Mr. Miami Beach traces the remarkable story of Carl Fisher, a fast-living dreamer from Indiana. He discovered Florida and became obsessed by his vision of a seaside pleasure city. Fischer transformed a mosquito-infested swamp into a lush tropical paradise. To sell it, he imported a Mr. Miami Beach: The Remarkable polo team from Britain, bought a circus elephant 60 min 1998 D 319 Story of Carl Fisher and distributed pictures of young women in skimpy bathing suits – the first bathing beauties. Carl Fisher saw his wonderful creation boom – until a hurricane, the stock market collapse of 1929, and his own demons brought it all crashing down. Visionary yet enigmatic, brilliant yet manipulative, Marcus Garvey is one of the most controversial figures in American history. Both a powerful orator and a pompous autocrat, Garvey inspired the loyalty of millions of African Americans while infuriating many black leaders. He was a strong advocate of black self-help, yet was willing to Marcus Garvey 90 min 2001 D 320 collaborate with the Ku Klux Klan. And he inspired African Americans to support his economic enterprises, then lost their hard-earned money through mismanagement. This documentary uses a wealth of archival film, photographs and documents, as well as interviews with time witnesses. This documentary looks at America in the twentieth century through the stories of influential social scientists – their triumphs and failures, and the burning controversies they started. From Julia Lathrop’s data-driven crusade to reduce infant 3 hours on 2 The First Measured Century 2000 D 321 mortality to Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s tapes controversial analysis of the breakdown of the black family. The First Measured Century charts the rise of social science and its attempt to tell the story of “the people themselves.” In 1869, a one-armed civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell launched a perilous thousand-mile expedition through the uncharted canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Ten Lost in the Grand Canyon men in four boats left Green River, Wyoming on 60 min 1999 D 322 th May 24 . Ninety-nine days later, six men emerged from the Grand Canyon, half-starved, battered, and exhausted. They had survived one of the most daring journeys in American history. This documentary visits generations of Chinese families who came to the United States from the mainland, Taiwan, or Hong Kong and forged an American dynasty. The program explores how the traditions and customs of generations have been secured for the next generations. Further, it The Chinese Americans 90 min 1999 D 323 examines the roles Chinese schools, family associations, and religious organizations played in transforming Chinese immigrants into Chinese Americans while maintaining the traditions of the culture and celebrates our achievements in American arts, sciences and education. Senior Year, directed by David Zeiger and filmed by 6 young filmmakers, follows the journey of 15 kids in the class of 2000 as they navigate through their last year of high school. Filmed at Fairfax Senior Year 6 hours 2002 D 324 High in Los Angeles, a city and school at the epicenter of the explosion of diversity in America today, Senior Year is the story of a generation on the edge of a new world. 3 volumes, In this critically acclaimed “riveting portrait”, Hemingway is revealed through his tender and stormy relationships with each of his four wives; believer Hadley Richardson, D 325 vol.1, vol.2, Stacy Keach as Hemingway 5 hours 2001 glamorous Pauline Pfeiffer, journalist Martha vol.3 Gellhorn and devoted Mary Welsh. With each marriage a new phase of his life unfolds to provide deeper understanding of the man. Adapted from the Pulitzer Price-winning book by Laurel Ulrich, A Midwife’s Tale unfolds like a detective story – the true tale of the two women, 200 years apart, linked by the massive yet cryptic diary one of them left behind. The world of frontier wife Martha Ballard gradually takes shape as A Midwife’s Tale 88 min 1997 D 326 author and historian Laurel Ulrich pieces it together. A Midwife’s Tale unfolds in a small Maine town during the turbulent decades following the American Revolution – a time when social change and religious conflict are rife, and survival is a full-time job. In the predawn hours of March 28, 1979, a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, began to overheat. The lives of half a million people soon hung in the balance, as human error and Meltdown at Three Mile Island 60 min 1999 D 327 mechanical failure combined to create the worst nuclear accident in American history. Drawing on dramatic footage and first-person interviews, this video tells the story of a frantic race to avert nuclear disaster. F. Scott Fitzgerald’ recollects stormy courtship of Zelda Sayre in this classic story from 1924. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s: The Sensible Written the same year as The Great Gatsby, The 30 min 2000 D 328 Thing Sensible Thing is Fitzgerald’s struggle with a mannered, class-oriented society where social mores prelude passion. Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Corley Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride who was George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods feared as a racist demagogue and admired as a 2 Volumes 180 min 2000 D 329 on Fire politician who spike his mind. A lightening rod for controversy, Wallace vowed “segregation now, segregation forever”, yet spent his final days seeking forgiveness from those he had scorned. Miss America is the first major documentary film to go beyond the myths and stereotypes to explore how some of America’s most dramatic social and cultural transformations are reflected through the rich history of the Miss America Miss America 96 min 2002 D 330 Pageant. An honest, moving and funny look at one of our most popular cultural institutions, Miss America follows the story of the Pageant from its beginnings in 1921, while exploring what it means to be an “ideal” American woman. With unprecedented access to the family and its archives, The Rockefellers explores the paradoxical lives of this fabled dynasty. Using revealing home movies, archival footage and The Rockefellers 2 volumes 210 min 2000 D 331 photographs, and interviews with eight Rockefellers, their colleagues and friends, the film paints a vivid portrait of four generations of the family. A scientific and historical overview of the natural workings of the Tallgrass Prairie, North America’s most endangered ecosystem and the source of the soil that creates America’s breadbasket. The Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie surprising heroes of this important and imperiled 57 min 2001 D 332 ecosystem are modern-day ranchers following the lead of the Plains Indians, who used fire and grazing animals to maintain the prairie’s ecological balance. This episode of the acclaimed PBS-series The Newshour with Jim Lehrer focuses on the Debating Our Destiny: 40 Years of American tradition of Presidential Debates. The 120 min 1995 D 333 Presidential Debates last 40 years of this special form of campaigning for office are being analyzed. Troublesome Creek is a Midwestern. It’s the story of the Jordan family’s struggle to save their Iowa farm. From crossing the Mississippi in 1867 to Troublesome Creek 88 min 1997 D 334 driving to Daddy Date Night in 1967. Winner at the Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize and an Academy Award Nominee. In the spring of 1927 after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as Fatal Flood a thousand people and leaving more than half a 60 min 2001 D 335 million homeless. Fearing a permanent black exodus, some white planters prevented African American refugees from leaving the flood ravaged area. As America celebrates its first birthday of the new The Greatest American 4th of July millennium on Independence Day, witness the – A Navy Celebration in the New largest flotilla of tall ships, warships, submarines, 120 min 2000 D 336 York Harbor and other water craft from around the world ever assembled in New York Harbor. Few American artists have reached a wider audience, or enjoyed more widespread popularity in their own lifetime, than Ansel Adams. This is an Ansel Adams 100 min 2002 D 337 intimate portrait of a great artist, an ardent environmentalist and a pioneer in photographic technique. The Clinton Years chronicles the startling political ascent of Bill Clinton – from the governor’s mansion in Little Rock to his first shaky steps on a rocky campaign trail all the way to the Oval The Clinton Years 120 min 2001 D 338 Office. What emerges is a portrait not only of Bill Clinton, but also the staff members, advisers and confidantes who married their personal and professional fortunes to his administration. The documentary examines how the seeds of hatred were sown, not in Afghanistan, but in the lands of the two great U.S. allies in the Islamic world: Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Interviews with Frontline: Looking for Answers 60 min 2001 D 339 bin Laden sympathizers, members of fringe militant Islamic groups, and Egyptian and Saudi ambassadors and dissidents offer a deeper understanding of the roots of Anti-Americanism. Richard Nixon forged a career by battling Communism. By contacting China in February 1972, he risked destroying his own political career and damaging America’s tenuous relationship with the Soviets. It was the first high- Nixon’s China Game 60 min 2000 D 340 level political contact between the two nations since the Communist take over in 1949, and it was a culmination of a dangerous game of diplomacy that threatened to collapse at any moment. The birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster – and the most dazzling laboratory of mass culture the world has ever seen – Coney Coney Island Island and its three amusement parks, 60 min 1991 D 341 Steeplechase, Luna Park and Dreamland, delighted millions of visitors as the twentieth century dawned. Frontline examines the debate over fairness in college admissions in a program that looks at Frontline: Secrets of the SAT how the rise of American meritocracy has created 60 min 1999 D 342 a national obsession with test scores and a multimillion-dollar test-prep industry. For years there exited a rumor that Thomas Jefferson had a long-standing relationship and Frontline: Jefferson’s Blood several children by Sally Hemings, a woman who 60 min 1999 D 343 was his slave. Now, DNA tests all but prove the rumor true. This documentary explores the heated political debate over the reform of public education and Frontline: The Battle Over School investigates the spectrum of “school choice” 60 min 1999 D 344 Choice options – from vouchers to charter schools to for- profit academies – and their growing popularity in troubled inner cities. Following September 11, the nation’s top leaders gathered to decide the U.S. response. Explore a Frontline: Target America long-standing division about how to deal with an 60 min 1999 D 345 enemy that has been targeting America and Americans in decades. The box office is booming. New international markets are opening weekly. Yet there’s trouble Frontline: The Monster that Ate bubbling just below the surface in Hollywood 60 min 1999 D 346 Hollywood today as movie industry creative types struggle to adapt to new business realities. After 14 years on Florida’s Death Row, DNA testing cleared Frank Lee Smith of rape and Frontline: Requiem for Frank Lee murder charges. But the good news came too 60 min 1999 D 347 Smith late: 10 months earlier, Smith had died of cancer in his jail cell. How did Frank Lee Smith end up on Death Row for a crime he didn’t commit? Ten women in positions of power in the news industry describe how women in news are changing the news agenda, the culture of the newsroom and the culture itself. The women She Says: Women in the News 60 min 2001 D 348 describe their early experiences in the business and tell specific news stories that women in decision-making positions in the newsroom have influenced. This program explored the burgeoning population of the press corps, associations, corporate The Power Game: The Unelected headquarters and special interest groups who 60 min 1996 D 349 want to have their voices heard on Capital Hill in Washington, DC. What is the power of the President? What is the difference between running a successful presidential campaign and the actual process of The Power Game: The Presidency governing? This program reveals that the 60 min 1996 D 350 combination of certain factors is a stumbling block in the creation of substantive legislation and policies. Kids in Trouble examines the challenges of parenting troubled teens, how to spot early warning signs, and what families can do to get their children back on track. This program features an informative panel discussion with Dr. Straight Talk With Derek McGinty: David Arredondo, leading expert on treating 60 min 1998 D 351 Kids in Trouble children in the juvenile justice system; Dr. James Garbarino, recognized expert on children and violence; Dr. Stanley Greenspan, nationally- known child psychiatrist and author; and Dr. Ruth Peters, noted behavioral psychologist. An extraordinary “mirror” is being held up to the Old and New Worlds to reflect the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, together with the themes, institutions, The Buried Mirror – Reflections on beliefs, and symbols that have endured or Spain and the New World. 59 min 1991 D 352 changed through time. Hispanic immigrants Unfinished Business contribute a wealth of traditions: diverse cultural creativity in art, music, and dance, respect for family ties – distinct hallmarks of the Spanish- speaking world. This series goes to the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict, tracing the conflict’s history – from the first Israeli settlers to the peace initiative recently proposed by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah. From the Oslo Accords in 1993, to the Camp David accord in 2000, to the recent peace Behind the Hatred Vol.3. The Fight for Peace 52 min D 353 plan put forth by the Saudis, two themes provide the glue for this hour: the: the obstacles to peace – land issues, refugees and Jerusalem, among others – and the entrenched hatred and escalating violence that have dashed hopes for finding a peaceful solution. This series goes to the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict, tracing the conflict’s history – from the first Israeli settlers to the peace initiative recently proposed by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah. How do two peoples come to have a Behind the Hatred Vol.1. The Roots of Conflict: 52 min D 354 claim for the same land? Why did European Jews start emigrating to Palestine in the 1800’s? Why did the first settlers immediately clash with the Arab population? The episode examines these issues. This series goes to the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict, tracing the conflict’s history – from the first Israeli settlers to the peace initiative recently proposed by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdullah. Two lives, one history. Through duelling Behind the Hatred Vol.2. Mortal enemies 52 min D 355 biographies of Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, this episode examines the current battle between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen through the lens of the two men’s antagonism. Thomas L. Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize- winning New York Times columnist, tries to answer two of the most puzzling questions to come out of 9/11: What drove young, middle- Thomas L. Friedman Reporting: class Muslim men to give up their lives to murder 52 min 2003 D 356 Searching for the Roots of 9/11 almost 3,000 people? And – perhaps more important – why does their violent act elicit so much support from millions of ordinary Muslims throughout the world? Why The Towers Fell takes the viewer through the process by which the investigative team came to understand the hows and whys of one of America’s greatest tragedies. From a detailed Why the Towers Fell examination of the building’s original design to 60 min 2002 D 357 the relentless process of combing scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence, this was one of the most extensive and difficult disaster investigations ever undertaken. The fastest growing segment of the American population is Hispanic-Americans. High 20th Century With Mike Wallace: immigration and birthrates have made them a 50 min 1996 D 358 Hispanics in America social and political force. And their influence is only going to grow, by the year 2050, Hispanics will make up one quarter of the U.S. population. In August 1942, the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles. The tensions that had been building up for years between Mexican and white Los Angelenos boiled over. This charged yet little-known story Zoot Suit Riots follows a generation of young Mexican Americans 60 min 2002 D 359 who dared to challenge racial attitudes in Los Angeles during World War II. Their subjection to racial profiling and discrimination by a xenophobic society makes this story resonate with young people of color today. August 1991. Crown Heights, Brooklyn. A Hasidic man’s car jumps a curb and kills a seven-year-old black child. Hours later, a Hasidic student is stabbed to death in what appeared to be a Fires in the Mirror 87 min 2003 D 360 retaliatory act. A city riots, exploding in racial tension.Writer and Actor Anna Deavere Smith gives stunning performances as she sets course on an emotional re-telling of this tragedy. As World War II was raging, and the nation’s attention was turned towards events in Europe, Congress passed a law that would forever alter The G.I. Bill. The Law That American society. The G.I. Bill chronicles the 60 min 1997 D 361 Changed America history and impact of the famous bill that guaranteed education, housing and business loans to the 16 million Americans who served in World War II. This production combines the insight of American Political Science experts on the interpretation of The Constitution with live action and documentary photography to explain an amplify this extraordinary document. Volume 2 of that program, The Bill of Rights is laid out in very United States Constitution and Bill 2 volumes easy-to-understand language, with comments 100 min 1999 D 362 of Rights from noted experts from major universities who help interpret the language of this essential document. All subsequent amendments are also reviewed, including such important national issues as slavery, prohibition, and the extension of voting rights to all citizens. In this provocative three-part series, host extraordinaire Robert X. Cringely takes you on a journey through the Internet. Along the way, you’ll hear from industry big-wigs such as Marc Nerds 2.0.1 – A Brief History of the 2 Volumes Andreessen, Steve Case, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs 180 min 1998 D 364 Internet and Bob Metcalfe and many other personalities. Filles with humor, wit, inside gossip and hard facts, Nerds 2.0.1 explains the Internet so even the most web-shy will get it. Across 2,000 miles of border and hundreds of years of history, our Mexican-American story has been woven like a vibrant serape of timeless traditions and cultural connections. Actor Ricardo Montalban, comedian Paul Rodriguez, singers Vikki Carr and Tish Hinojosa, U.S. Secretary of The Mexican Americans 90 min 2000 D 365 Energy Bill Richardson, director Luis Valdez, activist Dolores Huerta, artists, politicians, journalists, community leaders and others from a broad spectrum of cultural experience share their personal stories in an exploration of Mexican culture north of the border. A six-year project from conception to completion, this video collection carefully analyzes the costs and consequences of this controversial but intriguing war. From the first episode, Roots of a Vietnam: A Television History 7 volumes War, to the last, Legacies, it provides a detailed 13 hours 1996 D 366 visual and oral account of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking on many military and foreign policy issues. This program brings the 150-year record of public education to life. While history tells us that Americans have great faith in public education, it also shows we rarely agree on exactly what The Merrow Report: In Schools We public schools are supposed to do. Teach the 60 min D 367 Trust basics? Inculcate the values of a democratic society? Train workers? Teach social tolerance? In Schools We Trust provides a useful context for understanding today’s arguments. Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune, hosts this examination of the emergence, perspective and practice of this relatively young education reform movement. Charter Schools That Work 60 min D 368 More than 15 years ago, the report “A Nation at Risk” revealed that America’s public schools are failing children especially in poorer neighborhoods. This is the story of the famous Grameen Bank and the small-business loans it makes to women only. This program describes the philosophy The Woman’s Bank of Bangladesh development, and function of the bank then 47 min 1996 D 369 follows the daily activities of three women who have taken out loans to fund their cottage industries. 1: The series begins in the summer of 1776, as the original 13 colonies stake everything on independence from England – and America’s chance for a new kind of freedom. The American Revolution, the Continental Congress, and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence begin the history of the United States. 2: Colonial Freedom: A History of US 1: Independence, 2: Revolution 60 min. 2003 D370 Americans fight to defeat the world’s greatest military power and strive to create a new kind of government that will live up to their high ideals. George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson take their turns as presidents; Lewis and Clark undertake their great expedition, and the American dream is born. 3: America is now a “free“ land, although at a terrible cost to Native Americans. In a look back to colonial days, we see the Pilgrims and the Puritans laying the groundwork for religious freedom, while the Salem witch trials recall superstition and intolerance. We follow the nation’s population westward in the early 19th 3: Liberty for all?, 4: Wake up, century; from the Wilderness Trail to the Trail of Freedom: A History of US Tears; and, finally, the Gold Rush! 4: The young 60 min. 2003 D 371 America nation is in love with progress. Innovations include steamboats, the Erie Canal, and the very first railroads. The industrial revolution brings some Americans leisure and personal freedom – but there is a dark side to the story for factory workers and women. Reformers begin to protest horrendous conditions, while women like Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton rally for equal rights. 5: While the Declaration of Independence states that „all men are created equal”, the nation’s slaves are a glaring exception. The colonial slave trade and brutal life for slaves on southern plantations spark the abolition movement and the Underground Railroad. This pivotal episode explores the role of Frederick Douglass, the Lincoln-Douglas debates over the meaning of the 5: A Fatal Contradiction, 6: A Declaration of Independence, and Abraham Freedom: A History of US 60 min. 2003 D 372 War to End Slavery Lincoln’s election to the presidency. 6: Heroic soldiers in blue and gray endure the bloodiest battle on American soil, as the country fights a civil war over the Union and slavery’s place in it. Grim battles unfold: Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg. Famous generals including Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee lead the war between the North and the South. Lincoln speaks eloquently at Gettysburg, and just a year and a half later is brutally assassinated at Ford’s Theatre. 7: After the Civil War, the Reconstruction era brings hope to the devastated South. But political turmoil continues, Reconstruction efforts fail, and a new era of segregation begins. With the Supreme Court decision, Plessy v. Ferguson, 7: What is Freedom?, 8: Whose “separate but equal” becomes the law of the land. Freedom: A History of US 60 min. 2003 D 373 Land is This 8: The nation seethes with racial conflict as immigrants increasingly become targets of prejudice, and settlers and soldiers massacre and force western Indians onto reservations. As European freedom-seekers continue to pour into America, the Supreme Court rules, in an important but little-known case, that non-citizens are due equal protection under the law. 9: As industrial progress continues and the gap between the rich and the poor widens, a new labor movement emerges to advocate for worker’s rights. The strike at Lawrence, Massachusetts is a victory for workers; Samuel Gompers emerges as influential labor leader; and 9: Working For Freedom, 10: Freedom: A History of US Susan B. Anthony paves the way for women’s 60 min. 2003 D 374 Yearning To Breathe Free right to vote. 10: The newly unveiled Statue of Liberty is a symbol of all that is best in America, inspiring a time of reform and compassion. Mother Jones brings the child labor issue to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness, and Jane Adams, America’s first social worker, creates Hull House. Ida Tarbell exposes the abuse of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company. 11: With help from the Wright brothers’ introduction of the airplane, the country begins to soar. Woodrow Wilson and America reluctantly join the fight in World War I, while on the home front, women at last get the right to vote. Even in 11: Safe For Democracy, 12: Freedom: A History of US the midst of Prohibition, the Twenties roar with 60 min. 2003 D 375 Depression And War personal freedom. 12: With the crash of the stock market, America enters the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt builds a New Deal, while oversees Adolf Hitler comes to power. After Pearl Harbour, the U.S. enters WWI. 13: In the postwar „free world“, America becomes the acknowledged leader, striving to rebuild democracies abroad. The Iron Curtain falls and the Cold War begins. Fear of communism spreads, and Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his communist witch-hunts at home. The U.S. 13: Democracy And Struggles, finally faces up to racial separatism when the Freedom: A History of US 60 min. 2003 D 376 14: Let Freedom Ring groundbreaking Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, outlaws segregation. 14: Civil Rights becomes the most effective social movement in U.S. history. During this era, Martin Luther King, Jr. marches on Washington, and Little Rock’s high school is integrated. John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as president of the United States. Cesar Chavez founds the National Farm Workers Association. 15: While the 1960s brings progress in the quest for freedom, this is an explosive decade that threatens to tear apart the fabric of society. President Kennedy is assassinated, and Lyndon B. Johnson pursues the war in Vietnam. Martin Luther King is assassinated, leaving behind a legacy of successful non-violent civil rights 15: Marching To Freedom Freedom: A History of US resistance. 16: America continues to make 60 min. 2003 D 377 Land, 16: Becoming Free tremendous strides through the prosperity of the 1980s, 1990s, and into the new millennium. But few pay attention as poverty increases at home and anti-Americanism spreads abroad. The nation’s mettle is severely tested by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but Americans rally together. American freedom becomes more important than ever before. Documentary about the life, films and contributions of Sidney Poitier, the only black American actor who received an Academy Award. With movies like Blackboard Jungle, A Raisin in the Sun, The Defiant Ones, Lilies of the s Field, and Guess Who` Coming to Dinner, he altered the racial perceptions held by motion picture audiences and Hollywood executives. American Masters presents an engaging look at the remarkable achievements of this Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light 60 min. 1999 D 378 accomplished actor, writer, director, critic, humanitarian, and diplomat. Directed and narrated by Lee Grant, who co-starred with Poitier in the ground-breaking film In the Heat of the Night, the retrospective explores the life and career of Sidney Poitier through his body of work and through the words of his colleagues and admirers. Interviewees include James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, Quincy Jones, and Robert Townsend. dir. Ken Burns. For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge for generations of immigrants. In this lyrical, compelling, and provocative portrait of the statue, Ken Burns explores both the history of America's premier symbol and the meaning of liberty itself. Featuring archival photographs, paintings and drawings, readings from actual diaries, letters and newspapers of the day, the The Statue of Liberty story of this universally admired monument is 65 min. 1985 D 379 told. Although this program is 18 years old, its style, content and quality, for programming purposes, is evergreen. In interviews with Americans from all walks of life, including former New York governor Mario Cuomo, the late congresswomen Barbara Jordan and the late writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski, The Statue of Liberty examines the nature of liberty and the significance of the statue to American life. This program takes some of the most colorful stories from public television series "Religion and Ethics News Weekly", stories about various religions, beliefs and practices in the United States and presents them in a framework that demonstrates America's religious diversity. New immigrants to America from all over the world have brought their religious traditions with them. America's New Religious We see that there are many ways of 60 min. D 380 Landscape understanding what we call God. Among a variety of religious faiths, we visit Buddhists (30% of American Buddhists come from the Jewish faith), an African-American Muslim going to the Haji in Saudi Arabia, Hasidic Jews in Crown Heights- Brooklyn, Hindus in northern Virginia, and three immigrant religious communities in the most diverse religious city in the world, Los Angeles. How religious are we, and how are we religious? This 90-minute VHS videotape, a series of five segments that aired on RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY in the spring of 2002, is based on a major national survey of religious tolerance, beliefs and practices in the United States today. The videotape presents survey data as well as stories on religious diversity, Protestantism, Catholicism, and spirituality in America that were produced across the country -- from Georgia to Chicago to the Pacific Northwest. Muslims and Exploring Religious America their neighbors in suburban Atlanta face the 90 min. 2002 D 381 challenge of religious tolerance; mainline Protestants in Virginia, evangelical Protestants in Georgia, and African-American Protestants in Indianapolis address the variety and changing influence of Protestant ideas and ideals; Irish- American and Hispanic Catholics in Chicago speak about the meaning of their faith; and spiritual seekers in the East and the West, both apart from and within organized religion, highlight the importance of spiritual experience in America. A panel of experts offers analysis and commentary on the survey results and the series. This documentary follows the history of the small West African country of Liberia from its hopeful beginnings in 1821 to its present state of poverty Liberia: America's Stepchild and despair. The country was named for liberty 90 min. D 382 and founded by free American blacks, but the struggle between the indigenous peoples and the colonizers created tensions that eventually erupted into tribal war. To see the world through Albert Einstein's eyes is to witness some of the 20th Century's major events from an amazing perspective, one much wider than you may think. Although Einstein was the greatest scientific genius of the century, this A. Einstein: How I See the World 56 min. 1995 D 383 portrait is as much about the humanity of the man as it is about his legendary accomplishments. Beautifully narrated by Oscar-winning actor William Hurt, this program chronicles how the world's most famous Nobel Prize winner became its most eloquent advocate for peace. Much is told in Einsteins own words, excerpted from his diaries, personal letters and writings. Bruce Herschensohn's documentary covers the remarkable 1,000 days of the JFK Administration and the day of the young president's burial. Along with domestic highlights such as Kennedy's White House speech to the first Peace Corps volunteers, the Civil Rights crisis and the space race, there are the dramatic international moments: the Cuban crisis, Berlin crisis — "if war begins, it begins in Moscow, not Berlin" — his journey to Costa Rica, his speech at JFK: Year of Lightning, Day of the Berlin Wall and his visit to the Kennedy ancestral home in Ireland. Interspersed between 85 min. 1966 D 384 Drums these segments are poignant scenes from the 1963 funeral. The sense of grief and hope lost is palpable. Gregory Peck's narration is at times stern, at times wistful: "History will pick up its cold pen and book, and write in chronological order the events of the day with the date and time and the city. But history will be wrong, for there wasn't one date, or time, or city." Produced by the United States Information Agency, Herschensohn's film is historically important as one can witness the process by which JFK the man becomes JFK the myth. She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades The American Experience: Eleanor and pushed through the first international charter 150 min. D 385 Roosevelt on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage to become one of the most admired women in America. California, here we come! A dazzling video tour of the Golden State. It's all here: the towering majesty of the redwoods, the charm of old San Francisco, the panoramic splendor of Big Sur, the AAA Travel Video Series: glamour and glitz of Hollywood plus the beauty of 60 min. 1991 D 386 California the desert country and mountain ranges. All this plus an insightful look at the state's rich history. Beautifully filmed, it's an exciting look at our most populous state that wil offer thrills for the entire family and become the perfect prelude for making the tour in person. Pandemic: Facing AIDS 42 min. D 387 Featuring expert commentary and a look at America's election history, this educational Just the Facts program presents an in-depth look at the election process in the United States. Covers the electoral college, how government officials The Election Process in America are elected, suffrage, disfranchisement and 50 min. 2002 D 389 lobbyists and political action committees. The program explores ways the election process might be improved, following the hotly contested Bush-Gore Presidential race, and examines how each individual can become involved in the workings of the government. 1. Native Voices Native Americans had established a rich and highly developed tradition of oral literature long before the writings of the European colonists. This program explores that richness by introducing Native American oral traditions American Passages: A Literary 1. Native Voices, 2. Exploring through the work of three contemporary authors: Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), Simon PAL D 390 Survey Borderlands Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), and Luci Tapahonso (Navajo). 2. Exploring Borderlands Chicana writer Gloria Anzaldúa tells us that the border is "una herida abierta [an open wound] where… the lifeblood of two worlds is merging to form a third country — a border culture." This program explores the literature of the Chicano borderlands and its beginnings in the literature of Spanish colonization. 3. Utopian Promise When British colonists landed in the Americas, they created communities that they hoped would serve as a "light onto the nations." But what role would the native inhabitants play in this new model community? 3. Utopian Promise, 4. Spirit of This program compares the answers of two American Passages PAL D 391 Nationalism important groups, the Puritans and Quakers, and exposes the lasting influence they had upon American identity. 4. Spirit of Nationalism The Enlightenment brought new ideals and a new notion of selfhood to the American colonies. This program begins with an examination of the importance of the trope of the self-made man in Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography, and then turns to the development of this concept in the writings of Romanticist Ralph Waldo Emerson. 5. Masculine Heroes In 1898, Frederick Jackson Turner declared the frontier as the defining feature of American culture, but American authors had uncovered its significance much earlier. This program turns to three key writers of the early national period — James Fenimore Cooper, John Rollin Ridge, and 5. Masculine Heroes, 6. Gothic Walt Whitman — and examines the influential American Passages PAL D 392 Undercurrents visions of American manhood offered by each author. 6. Gothic Undercurrents What was haunting the American nation in the 1850s? The three writers treated in this program — Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson — use poetry and prose to explore the dark side of nineteenth-century America. 7. Slavery and Freedom How has slavery shaped the American literary imagination and American identity? This program turns to the classic slave narratives of Harriet Jacobs and Frederick Douglass and the fiction of Harriet Beecher 7. Slavery and Freedom, 8. Stowe. What rhetorical strategies do their works American Passages use to construct an authentic and authoritative PAL D 393 Regional Realism American self? 8. Regional Realism Set in the antebellum American South, but written after Emancipation, Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains a classic of American literature. This program compares Twain’s depiction of Southern vernacular culture to that of Charles Chestnutt and Kate Chopin, and in doing so, introduces the hallmarks of American Realism. 9. Social Realism This program presents the authors of the American Gilded Age, such as Edith Wharton, and juxtaposes them with social realists like Anzia Yezierska. These writers expose the double world that made up turn–of–the–century New York: that of the elite and that of the poorest 9. Social Realism, 10. Rhythms of the poor. Which of these realities is the more American Passages PAL D 394 in Poetry truly American? 10. Rhythms in Poetry Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it new!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, ranging from T. S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This program explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes. What is modernism? How did these poets start a revolution that continues until this day? 11. Modernist Portraits Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway, American prose writers sought out the forbidden — the slang, the dialects, and the rhythms of the 11. Modernist Portraits, 12. American Passages folk and of everyday life. Writers such as PAL D 395 Migrant Struggle Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, crisp in its own cleanness. 12. Migrant Struggle Americans have often defined themselves through their relationship to the land. This program traces the social fiction of three key American voices: John Steinbeck, Carlos Bulosan, and Helena María Viramontes. 13. Southern Renaissance "My subject in fiction," Flannery O’Connor tells us, "is the action of grace in the territory held largely by the devil." One might do well to ask what, if not the devil, haunts the American South in this era between the wars. This program 13. Southern Renaissance, 14. uncovers the revisioning of Southern myths American Passages PAL D 396 Becoming Visible during the modernist era by writers William Faulkner and Zora Neale Hurston. 14. Becoming Visible This program guides the viewer through the works and contexts of ethnic writers from 1945– 1965. Starting with the works of Ralph Waldo Ellison, Philip Roth, and N. Scott Momaday, we explore the way writers from the margins took over the center of American culture. 15. Poetry of Liberation For many, the 1960s mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, 15. Poetry of Liberation, 16. but also helped create it. This program explores American Passages PAL D 397 Search of Identity the innovations made in American poetry in the 1960s by Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Adrienne Rich. 16. Search for Identity Even as the poets were fostering a rebellion, contemporary prose writers began creating a new American Tradition comprised of many strands, many voices, and many myths about the past. This program explores the search for identity by three American writers: Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and Leslie Feinberg. This program presents a broad overview of the world's second largest country, ranked \"the most livable country in the world\" by a 1992 United Nations survey. Rich in natural resources like petroleum and forests, Canada enjoys the world's second highest standard of living. While the U.S. and Canada drift closer together economically and culturally, Canada strives to preserve its The Canadian Way of Life 21 min. 1994 VHS D 400 distinct national identity. A lively and engaging media adjunct to World History and World Geography units on origins, social and cultural aspects of Inuit civilization; effects of physical and human geographic patterns and processes on events in the past and influence on current conditions, including the influence of physical features and environmental conditions on migration patterns; systems of government; cultural diversity and bilingualism. There are several segments in French. It is in the 17th century that the first European adventurers, known as " coureurs des bois ", appeared in New France. On a trip that takes us from Quebec to Montreal, then to the Great Lakes, we follow, beyond time and beyond Quebec: The Journeys of the seasons, the traces of these early trappers who 58 min. 2002 D 401 Trappers confronted great difficulties with courage, enabling them to get their cargo of fur pelts to Europe where they were so valuable. At the same time, as we get to know some colourful characters, the coureurs des bois' journey will take us through stunning countryside that inspires celebration and meditation. On the eve of the New Year, 1871, British Columbia put on her wedding dress and prepared to unite her destiny to that of the young country, Canada. The Prime Minister, the conservative, Sir Canada: Journey through the John A. MacDonald, obtained his bride-to-be's 58 min. 2002 D 402 Rockies consent by promising to build a railroad that will cross the country from East to West. The die is cast, the iron horse must cross the Rockies. This monumental task will unfurl in a mountain wilderness, and will be the starting point of tourism for Canadian Pacific. Canada's 10 Provinces, each a cultural stronghold, blend to forge the country's indentity. Much like it's neighbor to the south, Canada is a country of history and diversity. Even eager and adventurous travelers may not be able to take in the the beauty and wonder that characterizes this nation. Approximately 90 cultural groups, more than 25 million people, live in the world's second Canadian Journey largest country. This video journey travels 55 min. 1996 D 403 through all 10 provinces exploring the colorful sights and sounds of Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, and more.Also captured on video are Prince Edward Island, Madeline Islands, Lake St. Jean, Niagara Falls, Jasper, Banff, the "Calgary stampede," and the majestic Canadian Rockies. It's all here, the Canada you've always wanted to see. Explore Canada's wondrous diversity of culture and landscape... From quaint fishing villages in Rand McNally: Canada 38 min. D 404 Nova Scotia... To the sweeping farmlands... To the snow-swept Arctic tundra... To Vancouver's seaport sophistication. This feature-length documentary based on Pierre Berton's bestseller explores the kaleidoscope of wonders that is the history of Niagara Falls. From the days of the Native-Americans to the re-cast tourist industry today, it is a celebration of the characters that have been drawn to this amazing Niagara: A History of the Falls place and left their mark. Archival footage and 50 min. 1995 VHS D 405 photos show the Falls as they were in the past, when visitors stayed in luxury hotels but risked their lives on rickety staircases to get a good view of the awesome power of the waters. Spectacular cinematography provides a better view than visitors ever get. And experts, local residents and Niagara celebrities share their recollections with the cameras. The Amish emigrated from Europe to America in 1693 to find religious freedom. Devout Christians, they settled primarily in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but also now reside in Ohio, Indiana and parts of Canada. Service to God is the most important aspect of Amish life, and they believe that technological progress only increases worldly Multicultural Peoples of North temptation. Ironically, their simple way of life has The Amish spawned a multimillion-dollar tourist industry 30 min. 1993 VHS D 406 America rampant with commercialism. This program examines their values, their work ethic, their opinion of the tourists they attract and their ability to sustain their cultural and religious beliefs in a world different from their own. Part of the Multicultural Peoples of North America Video Series, a compelling collection that celebrates the heritage of different cultural groups in North America. The Huron, who called themselves the "Wendat," meaning "islanders," flourished in Southern Ontario, Canada. But when French Jesuit missionaries brought deadly smallpox and measles epidemics, thousands of tribe members died. Due to ongoing attacks and depleted food supplies, the Huron abandoned their homeland in 1649 and the tribe was scattered across Quebec, The Huron Indians of North America 30 min. 1994 VHS D 407 the Great Lakes region, the Midwest and parts of Oklahoma, causing the loss of many traditional customs. Originally farmers, the Huron became craftsmen, making moccasins, snowshoes and canoes for sale or trade. Today, a small Huron community in Canada still survives, manufacturing these same goods and maintaining the Huron heritage. Part of the multivolume Indians of North America Video Collection, each featuring the compelling history and culture of a particular Native American tribe. Canada comes of age in the anguish of World War II, with soldirs on the beaches at Dieppe and women in the industrial work force back home. Canada: A People's History, Series Vol. 14, The Crucible, 1940 - The country's military role and the domestic, 120 min. 2001 D 408, vol. 14 4 1946 social, and political consequences of the war are traced through poignant stories of Canadians on both sides of the Atlantic. The horrific global conflict steals the innocence of a generation but brings hope for a new future. The end of Second World War signals the end of years of social, political and economic upheaval in Canada. The post-war baby boom and government economic and social policies give rise to unprecedented prosperity and growth of Canadian communities. But in the midst of plenty, Canada: A People's History, Series Vol. 15, Comfort and Fear, 1946 growing fears of the Cold War and nuclear 120 min. 2001 D 408, vol. 15 5 - 1964 conflict create an unsettled atmosphere. Political leaders - including John Diefenbaker, Joey Smallwood, and Maurice Duplessis - create change and controversy. Saskatchewan's premier Tommy Douglas begins the fight for medicare. And throughout all this, Canada finds itself increasingly absorbed into the American military, economic and cultural orbit. The 1960s and 1970s are an era of turmoil. Youth movements across North America and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution challenge the status quo. Canada: A People's History, Series Vol. 16, Years of Hope and Canada raises a new flag and the country shines 120 min. 2001 D 408, vol. 16 6 Anger, 1964 - 1976 in the world spotlight with Expo '67. Some events threaten considerable upheaval: growing calls for Quebec sovereignty and the 1970 FLQ kidnappings. An electrifying politician becomes prime minister and Trudeaumania changes the face of Canadian politics irrevocably. Canada struggles in an era of political, economic and social uncertainties. Debate around Canadian unity continues with the Quebec referendum of 1980, patriation of the Constitution and the Meech Lake Accord. Canadian society Canada: A People's History, Series Vol. 17, In an Uncertain World, continues to be shaped by growing 120 min. 2001 D 408, vol. 17 7 1976 - 1990 multiculturalism, feminism and native activism. The country also faces new global realities. The world order and economic boom that had taken shape after the Second World War begins to unravel. Free trade, globalization, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the explosion of computer technology helps define Canada in the new era. Return to Ortona: A Battlefield Redeption; The Canada: A People's History, Series Eulogy of the Unknown Soldier; The History of Special Documentary Edition Science in Canada: The Atomic Age; The History 135 min. 2001 D 408, vol. 18 8 of Science in Canada: The Space Age; What Border? The Americanization of Canada; Pier 21: The Journey to New Beginnings Clear and Present Danger: The 55 min. PAL D 409 Evolution of Modern Terrorism 1984 National Conventions 1. Democrats, 2. Republicans, 3. Ronald Reagan, 120 min. 1984 D 410 George Bush 1984 Presidential Election - 120 min. 1984 D 411 Reagan - Mondale Debates 1. Debate 1., 2. Debate 2. The Democrats Debate, 1984 NBC covers the Democratic National Convention 111 min. 1984 PAL D 412 on June 3rd, 1984, featuring Jesse Jackson. Bentsen-Quayle/ Bush Dukakis D 413 Debate 1. Election 1988: Various excerpts from TV News covering the whole spectre of the 1988's elections. They include a short history of the elections since their beginning. Portraits - Election 1988/ Bush Robertson, Dole, Bush, Dukakis, Jackson. Super Tuesday, Blacks as voters. 2. Bush 175 min. 1988 D 414 Administration Administration: This Worldnet Dialogue was recorded at the very beginning of George Bush's presidency. Various experts try to make a prognosis of his presidential term, discuss his staff, and answer questions of reporters from all over the world. More than fifty ethnic groups complete the cultural mosaic of Western Canada. Many of these groups have made known their beliefs, customs and activities by various means. "An An Immigrant - An ethnic/ Immigrant" focuses on the Romanian pioneers historical documentary on who settled in the Province of Alberta at the turn 48 min. 1998/ 2003 D 415 Western Canadian immigrant of the 20th century, homesteading along with resettlement other ethnic groups who settled in the Wild West. Although its basic building block is occasionally combined with lyrical and suggestive montage, "An Immigrant preserves the integrity of time and space by maintaining a historically observant position. Bush - Dukakis Debate 1 90 min. 1988 D 416 1. Bush/ Dukakis, 2. Mediafight '88, 3. Headquarters, 4. Prominent Commentators, 5. U.S. Presidential Election 1988 20 min. 1988 D 417 Biography George Bush; 6. Biography Dan Quayle Inauguration Ceremony George Inauguration swearing in ceremony + 55 min. 1989 D 418 Bush Inaugurations parade Inauguration Ceremony Bill 1993 D 419 Clinton Election Special: Democratic Party 12 min. D 420 Presidential Candidates 3rd Presidential Debate 1992, 1992 D 421 Clinton - Bush Presidential Debate in East Lansing, MI 2nd Presidential Debate 1992, 1992 D 422 Clinton - Bush 1st Presidential Debate 1992, 1992 D 423 Clinton - Bush Campaign 1992 Commercials 8 Ads - Clinton, Bush; 9 Ads - Buchanan, Bush, Clinton, Perot; 6 ads - Senate races, Clinton; 1992 D 424 (Presidential & Senate Races) Clinton on Arsenio Hall Auslandsstudium; What is expected of graduate Student Life in the USA students; No longer stranger; Student life in the 142 min. NTSC D 425 USA, Education - Adjusting Varieties of American English Regional dialects; Social and specialized groups; 108 min. PAL D 426 Stylistic differences Nasa - Space Shuttle Columbia Space shuttle: Columbia; Post flight press 65 min. PAL D 427 conference; Nasa - Return to space Leonard Bernstein, Alvin Ailey, 162 min. NTSC D 428 Preservation Hall Jazz Band Jazz concerts. The American Cinema The Silent Era 19 min. PAL D 429 The American Cinema The Western/ The Musical 37 min. NTSC D 430 Three by Ballanchine/ Limon's Legacy/ Jennifer Muller u. "The 119 min. NTSC D 431 Works" Das Hobo-Abenteuer: Auf 47 min. 1990 PAL D 432 Güterzügen durch die USA Primaries: Super Tuesday Worldnet Dialogue on results of Super Tuesday 60 min. 1992 PAL D 433 Primaries, March 11th, 1992 Wer fränkisch hören will, so wie es vor 150 Jahren gesprochen wurde, der wird nicht im Fichtelgebirge oder im Spessart fündig, sondern in Michigan, USA. 4000 Einwohner zählt das von deutschen Siedlern gegründete Städtchen Frankenmuth heute. Die Gründer von Frankenmuth stammen aus Roßtal und Frankenmuth: Ein Stück Bayern in Neuendettelsau südlich von Nürnberg. Blanke Not und die strengen Gesetze bis hin zum 44 min. 1995 PAL D 434 America Heiratsverbot trieben die verarmten Handwerker aus der Heimat. Die neue Welt jenseits des Ozeans weckte Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben. Mit fränkischem Brauchtum, fränkischer Musik und fränkischen Spezialitäten - oder zumindest das, was Amerikaner dafür halten - haben die Nachfahren der Auswanderer ihren Ort zu einer Touristenattraktion ersten Ranges gemacht - zum fränkischen "Disneyland". 1. New World Encounters : Professor Miller introduces A Biography of America and its team of historians. The program looks at the beginnings of American history from west to east, following the first Ice Age migrations through the corn civilizations of Middle America, and the 1. New World Encounters; 2. Biography of America explorations of Columbus, DeSoto, and the 30 min. 2000 PAL D 435 English Settlement Spanish. 2. English Settlement: As the American character begins to take shape in the early seventeenth century, English settlements develop in New England and Virginia. Their personalities are dramatically different. Professor Miller explores the origins of values, cultures, and economies that have collided in the North and South throughout the American story. 3. Growth and Empire: Benjamin Franklin and Franklin’s Philadelphia take center stage in this program. As the merchant class grows in the North, the economies of southern colonies are built on the shoulders of the slave trade. Professor Miller brings the American story to 3. Growth and Empire; 4. The Biography of America 1763 with the Peace of Paris and English 30 min. 2000 PAL D 436 Coming of Independence dominance in America. 4. The Coming of Independence: Professor Maier tells the story of how the English-loving colonist transforms into the freedom-loving American rebel. The luminaries of the early days of the Republic — Washington, Jefferson, Adams — are featured in this program as they craft the Declaration of — and wage the War for — Independence. 5. A New System of Government : After the War for Independence, the struggle for a new system of government begins. Professor Maier looks at the creation of the Constitution of the United States. The Republic survives a series of threats to its union, and the program ends with the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826. 6. Westward Expansion: Biography of America 30 min. 2000 PAL D 437 At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the size of the United States doubles with the Louisiana Purchase. The Appalachians are no longer the barrier to American migration west; the Mississippi River becomes the country’s central artery; and Jefferson’s vision of an Empire of 5. A New System of Liberty begins to take shape. American historian Government; 6. Westward Stephen Ambrose joins Professors Maier and Expansion Miller in examining the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase — for the North, the South, and the history of the country. 7. The Rise of Capitalism: Individual enterprise merges with technological innovation to launch the Commercial Revolution — the seedbed of American industry. The program features the ideas of Adam Smith, the efforts of entrepreneurs in New England and Chicago, the Lowell Mills Experiment, and the engineering feats involved in 7. The Rise of Capitalism; 8. Chicago’s early transformation from marsh to Biography of America 30 min. 2000 PAL D 438 The Reform Impulse metropolis. 8. The Reform Impulse: The Industrial Revolution has its dark side, and the tumultuous events of the period touch off intense and often thrilling reform movements. Professor Masur presents the ideas and characters behind the Great Awakening, the abolitionist movement, the women’s movement, and a powerful wave of religious fervor. 9. Slavery: While the North develops an industrial economy and culture, the South develops a slave culture and economy, and the great rift between the regions becomes unbreachable. Professor Masur looks at the human side of the history of the mid-1800s by sketching a portrait of the lives of slave and master. 10. The Coming of the Civil Biography of America War: Simmering regional differences ignite an all- 30 min. 2000 PAL D 439 out crisis in the 1850s. Professor Martin teams with Professor Miller and historian Stephen Ambrose to chart the succession of incidents, from ‘Bloody Kansas’ to the shots on Fort Sumter, that inflame the conflict between North and South to the point of civil war. 9. Slavery; 10. The Coming of the Civil War 11. The Civil War: As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle — and the war. 12. Reconstruction: Professor Biography of America Miller begins the program by evoking in word and 30 min. 2000 PAL D 440 picture the battlefield after the battle of Gettysburg. With the assassination of President Lincoln, one sad chapter of American history comes to a close. In the fatigue and cynicism of the Civil War’s aftermath, Reconstructionism becomes a promise unfulfilled. 11. The Civil War; 12. Reconstruction 13. America at Its Centennial: As America celebrates its centennial, 5 million people descend on Philadelphia to celebrate America’s technological achievements, but some of the early principles of the Republic remain unrealized. Professor Miller and his team of historians examine where America is in 1876 and Biography of America discuss the question of race. 14. Industrial 30 min. 2000 PAL D 441 Supremacy: Steel and stockyards are featured in this program as the mighty engine of industrialism thunders forward at the end of the nineteenth century. Professor Miller continues the story of the American Industrial Revolution in New York and Chicago, looking at the lives of Andrew Carnegie, Gustavus Swift, and the countless 13. America at Its Centennial; workers in the packinghouse and on the factory 14. Industrial Supremacy floor. 15. The New City: Professor Miller explores the tension between the messy vitality of cities that grow on their own and those where orderly growth is planned. Chicago — with Hull House, the World’s Columbian Exposition, the new female workforce, the skyscraper, the department store, and unfettered capitalism — is the place to Biography of America 15. The New City; 16. The West watch a new world in the making at the turn of the 30 min. 2000 PAL D 442 century. 16. The West: Professor Scharff continues the story of Jefferson’s Empire of Liberty. Railroads and ranchers, rabble-rousers and racists populate America’s distant frontiers, and Native Americans are displaced from their homelands. Feminists gain a foothold in their fight for the right to vote, while farmers organize and the Populist Party appears on the American political landscape. 17. Capital and Labor: The making of money pits laborers against the forces of capital as the twentieth century opens. Professor Miller introduces the miner as the quintessential laborer of the period — working under grinding conditions, organizing into unions, and making a Biography of America stand against the reigning money man of the day, 30 min. 2000 PAL D 443 J. Pierpont Morgan. 18. TR and Wilson: Professor Brinkley compares the presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson — the Warrior and the Minister — in the first decades of the twentieth century. Professor Miller discusses American socialism, Eugene Debs, international 17. Capital and Labor; 18. TR communism, and the roots of the Cold War with and Wilson Professor Brinkley. 19. A Vital Progressivism: Professor Martin offers a fresh perspective on Progressivism, arguing that its spirit can be best seen in the daily struggles of ordinary people. In a discussion with Professors Scharff and Miller, the struggles of Native Americans, Asian Americans, and African Biography of America 30 min. 2000 PAL D 444 Americans are placed in the context of the traditional white Progressive movement. 20. The Twenties: The Roaring Twenties take to the road in Henry Ford’s landscape-altering invention — the Model T. Ford’s moving assembly line, the emergence of a consumer culture, and the 19. A Vital Progressivism; 20. culmination of forces let loose by these entities in The Twenties Los Angeles are all explored by Professor Miller. 21. FDR and the Depression: Professor Brinkley continues his story of twentieth century presidents with a profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Brinkley paints a picture of America during the Depression and chronicles some of Roosevelt’s programmatic and personal efforts to Biography of America help the country through its worst economic 30 min. 2000 PAL D 445 crisis. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is at FDR’s side and, in many respects, ahead of him as the decade unfolds. 22. World War II: America is enveloped in total war, from mobilization on the home front to a scorching air war in Europe. Professor Miller’s view of World War II is a personal essay on the morality of total war, and 21. FDR and the Depression; its effects on those who fought, died, and 22. World War II survived it, including members of his own family. : World War II is fought to its bitter end in the Pacific and the world lives with the legacy of its final moment: the atomic bomb. Professor Miller continues the story as veterans return from the war and create new lives for themselves in the Biography of America 23. The Fifties; 24. The Sixties '50s. The GI Bill, Levittown, civil rights, the Cold 30 min. 2000 PAL D 446 War, and rock 'n' roll are discussed. 24. The Sixties: Professor Scharff weaves the story of the Civil Rights movement with stories of the Vietnam War and Watergate to create a portrait of a decade. Lyndon Johnson emerges as a pivotal character, along with Stokely Carmichael, Fanny Lou Hamer, and other luminaries of the era. 25. Contemporary History: The entire team of historians joins Professor Miller in examining the last quarter of the twentieth century. A montage of events opens the program and sets the stage for a discussion of the period — and of the difficulty of examining contemporary history with true historical perspective. Television critic John Leonard offers a footnote about the impact of Biography of America 30 min. 2000 PAL D 447 television on the way we experience recent events. 26. The Redemptive Imagination: Storytelling is a relentless human urge and its power forges with memory to become the foundation of history. Novelists Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), Arthur Golden (Memoirs of a Geisha), and Esmeralda Santiago (America’s Dream) join Professor Miller in discussing the intersection of history and story. Kurt Vonnegut, 25. Contemporary History; 26. Jr., closes the series with a reflection on the The Redemptive Imagination power of the human imagination. Dokumentation über die Auseinandersetzung mit Die Amerikanische Lektion - dem Umerziehungsprogramm der Amerikaner 1995 PAL D 448 Reeducation nach dem 2. Weltkrieg, gedreht von Dietrich Wagner und Rolf Bickel. A special history on Saudi Arabia, its troubled Frontline: House of Saud relationship with America, and the challenges 120 min. NTSC D 449 confronting a nation where tradition and modernity are in a violent collision. A special one-hour program that looks at the Happy Holidays in Pittsburgh social, religious and ethnic activities that make 2002 PAL D 450 the end of the year and the start of a new one special times in Pennsylvania. Multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu, speaking a single word: "Rosebud". In an attempt to figure out the meaning of this word, Citizen Kane / Orson Welles a reporter tracks down the people who worked 119 min. 1941 S1 and lived with Kane; they tell their stories in a series of flashbacks that reveal much about Kane's life but not enough to unlock the riddle of his dying breath. Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, mastermind of the Holocaust, who has effectively erased his identity. Wilson The Stranger releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and 95 min. 1946 S2 follows him to Harper, Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in. directed by Orson Welles, with Orson Welles, Robert Arden, Paola Mori. Guy Stratten gets the order from Mr. Arkadin, to find out everything Mr. Arkandin about his past, because he lost his memory. 93 min 1955 S3 Stratten accepts, but when he finds out that all the persons he asked about Arkadin are getting killed, tries he to prevent Arkadin from killing him. directed by Orson Welles, with Anthony Perkins. Josef K wakes up in the morning and finds the police in his room. They tell him that he is on trial but nobody tells him what he is accused of. In order to find out about the reason of this The Trial 118 min 1963 S4 accusation and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial system. But since this remains fruitless, there seems to be no chance for him to escape from this Kafkaesque nightmare. directed by Orson Welles, with Charlton Heston. Mexico's chief narcotics officer, Mike Vargas, is in a border town on a quick honeymoon with his U.S. wife. Soon he must testify against Grande, a drug lord whose brother and sons are tracking him, hoping to scare his wife and back him off the case. When a car bomb kills a rich U.S. developer, Vargas embroils himself in the Touch of Evil 108 min 1958 S5 investigation, putting his wife in harm's way. After Vargas catches local legendary U.S. cop, Hank Quinlan, planting evidence against a Mexican national suspected in the bombing, Quinlan joins forces with the Grande family to impugn Vargas's character. Local political lackeys, a hard-edged whore, pachucos, and a nervous motel clerk also figure in the plot. directd by Carol Reed, with Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton. An American pulp writer arrives in post- WWII Vienna only to find that the friend who waited for him is killed under mysterious The Third Man 104 min 1949 S6 circumstances. The ensuing mystery entangles him in his friend's involvement in the black market, with the multinational police, and with his Czech girlfriend. directed by Laslo Benedek, with Marlon Brando. A gang of 40 motorcyclists, the Black Rebels, gatecrash a legitimate motorcycle race. They are eventually thrown out, but one of the gang steals the second prize trophy and gives it to their leader, Johnny. The gang then ride into Wrightsville, where they cruise up and down the The Wild One 79 min 1953 S7 main street, and pile into Bleekers - the local bar. The owner of the bar, the Sheriff, is happy to let the bikers spend their money, so does nothing to break up any disturbances. Johnny falls for the Sheriffs daughter, and tries to impress her with the trophy. When a rival gang ride into town, trouble is just around the corner. directed by Billy Wilder. Joe Gillis, bankrupt screenwriter, hides from car repossessors in the garage of a deserted-looking mansion which proves to be the grotesque home of Norma Desmond, retired silent screen star. Joe takes Sunset Boulevard refuge there, with a nominal job of rewriting 110 min 1950 S8 Norma's hopeless 'comeback' screenplay. Weeks pass; feeling more and more like a kept man, Joe grasps at reality in the form of a clandestine friendship with script reader Betty Schaefer, but it's too late... directed by Richard Brooks, with Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor. Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his 108 min 1958 S9 father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son. directed by Fred Zinnemann, with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra. It's 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield in Hawaii. His new captain, Dana Holmes, has heard of his boxing prowess and is keen to get him to represent the company. However, 'Prew' is adamant that he doesn't box anymore, so Captain Holmes gets his subordinates to make his life a From Here to Eternity 118 min 1953 S 10 living hell. Meanwhile Sargeant Warden starts seeing the captain's wife, who has a history of seeking external relief from a troubled marriage. Prew's friend Maggio has a few altercations with the sadistic stockade sargeant 'Fatso' Judson, and Prew begins falling in love with social club employee Lorene. Unbeknownst to anyone, the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor looms in the distance. directed by Otto Preminger, with James Stewart, Lee Remick. Laura Manion returns home to tell her husband she's been raped. Lt. Manion kills the rapist and then claims crime of passion as a Anatomy of a Murder 161 min 1959 S 11 defense. At least that's his story. Paul Biegler agrees to defend him and must unravel a case in which the motivations of the murder, his wife, and the victim are all in question. directed by Mike Nichols, with Dustin Hoffman. A young man just out of college doesn't know what The Graduate 106 min 1967 S 12 to do with his life. But being involved with a young woman AND her mother probably wasn't it. directed by Arthur Penn, with Arlo Guthrie. Arlo Guthrie's song is converted into a motion picture. Arlo goes to see Alice for Thanksgivng and as a favor takes her trash to the dump. When the dump is closed, he drops it on top of another pile of garbage at the bottom of a ravine. When the Alice's Restaurant 51 min 1969 S 13 local sheriff finds out a major manhunt begins. Arlo manages to survive the courtroom experience but it haunts him when he is to be inducted into the army via the draft. The movie follows the song with Arlo's voice over as both music and narration. directed by Arthur Penn, with Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway. Jack Crabb is about 100 years old as the film begins. A collector of oral histories asks him about his past. He recounts being Little Big Man 147 min 1970 S 14 captured and raised by indians, becoming a gunslinger, marrying an indian, watching her killed by General George Armstrong Custer, and becoming a scout for him at Little Big Horn. directed by Dennis Hopper, with Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. Two long-haired bikers from Los Angeles take off on a cross- country trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. On the way they meet several unusual characters. A rancher and his family, a hitchhiker and the hippie Easy Rider 94 min 1969 S 15 commune where he lives, hookers, red-necks, but most noticeably George Hansen played by Jack Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson gained national attention for his role as the "law'er with the ACLU". Dennis Hopper won "Best New Director" at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival. directed by Ala J. Pakula, with Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford. In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defence case, and the discovery of All the President's Men 155 min 1976 S 16 names and addresses of Republican fund organisers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself directed by Woody Allen, with Woody Allen, Mia Farrow. Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who Zelig becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability 79 min 1983 S 17 to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others. directed by Julian Schnabel, with Jeffrey Wright, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, David Bowie. Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out Basquiat as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park 106 min 1996 S 18 in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and becomes a star. But success has a high price, and Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life. directed by Clint Eastwood, with Forest Whitaker, Bird Diane Venora. The troubled life and career of the 161 min 1988 S 19 jazz musician, Charlie "Bird" Parker. directed by Volker Schloendorff, with Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, based on the play by Arthur Miller. Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, Death of a Salesman 136 min 1985 S 20 and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family. directed by Stanley Kubrick, with Peter Sellers. U.S. Air Force Colonel Jack Ripper goes completely and utterly mad, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He suspects that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people. The U.S. president meets with his advisors, where the Soviet ambassador tells him that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by nuclear weapons, it will trigger a "Doomsday Device" which will destroy all plant and animal life on Earth. Peter Sellers portrays Dr. Strangelove the three men who might avert this tragedy: 93 min 1963 S 21 British Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, the only person with access to the demented Gen. Ripper; U.S. President Merkin Muffley, whose best attempts to divert disaster depend on placating a drunken Soviet Permier and the former Nazi genious Dr. Strangelove, who concludes that "such a device would not be a practical deterrent for reasons which at this moment must be all too obvious". Will the bombers be stopped in time, or will General Jack Ripper succeed in destroying the world ? directed by Howard Hawks, with Cary Grant, Kathrine Hepburn. In this screwball comedy, heiress Susan is determined to catch a stuffy zoologist and uses her pet leopard, Baby, to help get his attention. The elements of this farce Bringing Up Baby 102 min 1938 S 22 include a yappy terrier who steals and buries an irreplaceable fossilized bone, a pompous big game hunter, a rich old aunt, a jealous fiancee, and a case of mistaken identity involving a second, and vicious, leopard. directed by Quentin Tarantino, with John Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Uma Thurman. The Pulp Fiction stories of two mob hit men, a boxer and a pair of 164 min 1994 S 23 diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. directed by Woody Allen, with Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep. A divorced New Manhattan Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings 96 min 1979 S 24 himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead. directed by John Landis, with John Belushi, Dan Akroyd. After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church stopped its support and will sell the place to the education authority, and the only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on Blues Brothers 193 min 1980 S 25 the property is paid within 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from god" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? directed by Jim McBride, with Ellen Barkin, Dennis Quaid. Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He Big Easy 100 min 1986 S 26 begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption Sting. While this is happening, the criminals insist that none of the crime gangs are behind the killings. directed by Wayne Wang, with Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker. This movie is a slice out of the lives of some present and former Brooklyn denizens all brought together by a Smoke 112 min 1995 S 27 smoke shop run by local "entrepeneur" Auggie Wren. Two days, one summer and 18 years are all examined in detail by the characters populating the film. Unforgettable Highlights from the Academy Oscar's Greatest Moments S 28 Awards 1971-1991 With Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. A mystery writer named Leyden is intrigued by the tale of notorious criminal Dimitrios Makropolous, whose body was found washed up on the shore The Mask of Dimitrios 96 min 1944 VHS S 29 in Istanbul. He decides to follow the career of Dimitrios around Europe, to learn more about the man. Along the way, he is joined by mysterious Mr. Peters, who has his own motivation directed by Roman Polanski, with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Hollis Mulwray is a chief engineer of the water department. Ida Sessions, pretending to be his wife Evelyn, asks P.I. JJ Jake Gittes to investigate his adulterous ways. Jake takes photos of Hollis with a young lady. Hollis then turns up murdered, which Jake decides to investigate. Jake finds more than he Chinatown was looking for. He discovers a plot to buy cheap, 1974 VHS S 30 unwatered land for low prices, water the land, and sell it for millions of dollars. The plot is masterminded by one Noah Cross, who is Evelyn's father and Hollis' one-time business partner. His investigation leads him to an affair with Evelyn and a discussion with Noah Cross, both of whom seem curiously interested in the girl Hollis was seen with. directed by Milos Forman, with James Cagney. The story runs in the 1910's New York. Coalhouse Walker Jr. is a black man piano player. He has won fame and fortune playing with Ragtime 156 min 1981 S 31 a jazz band. Some white men do not like this situation, and one day they assault him and spoil his brand new car. Walker tries by all means to get justice, without an answer... John F. Fitzgerald: Bernice American Short Story Collection 49 min 1976 S 32 Bobs Her Hair O’Henry: The Gift of Love, American Short Story Collection 96 min 1978 S 33 (Org: the Gift of the Magi) directed by Robert Wise, with Julie Andrews. Captain Baron von Trapp is a widowed ex-naval officer with seven children who serve only to remind him of his deceased wife. The Von Trapp home is thus turned into a gloomy place of order and discipline, until the arrival of a new governess: Frauline Marie who is from a nearby Salzburg abbey. Marie shows the Von Trapp children the miracle of the Sound of Music, and The Sound of Music 175 min 1965 S 34 teaches them how to sing. Captain von Trapp's heart opens up to feelings he had forgotten and he and Marie fall in love. Marie and Georg von Trapp are married, only to have their world brought down around them by the 1938 Anschluss of Austria, where Nazi Germany takes control of the country and demands that Captain von Trapp assume a position in the German Navy. American Short Story Collection Richard Wright: Almos’ a Man 51 min 1976 S 35 American Short Story Collection William Faulkner: Barn Burning 40 min 1980 S 36 Katherine Anne Porter: The American Short Story Collection 75 min 1980 S 37 Jilting of Granny Weatherall Mark Twain: The Man that American Short Story Collection 40 min 1980 S 38 Corrupted Hadleyburg American Short Story Collection Willa Cather: Paul’s Case 52 min 1980 S 39 American Short Story Collection John Updike: Pigeon Feathers 45 min 1987 S 40 Mary E. Wilkins Freeman: The American Short Story Collection 60 min 1987 S 41 Revolt of Mother Nathaniel Hawthorne: American Short Story Collection 57 min 1980 S 42 Rappaccini’s Daughter American Short Story Collection Stephen Crane: The Blue Hotel 55 min 1984 S 43 Ernest Hemingway: Soldier’s American Short Story Collection 41 min 1984 S 44 Home Flannery O’Connor: The American Short Story Collection 58 min 1976 S 45 Displaced Person James Thurber: The Greatest American Short Story Collection 51 min 1980 S 46 Man in the World Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale American Short Story Collection 30 min 1971 S 47 Heart Ambrose Bierce: The Man and American Short Story Collection 60 min 1972 S 48 the Snake & The Return Sherwood Anderson: I’m a American Short Story Collection 38 min 1986 S 49 Fool Ernest J. Gaines: The Sky is American Short Story Collection 46 min 1980 S 50 Gray D.H. Lawrence. The Horse American Short Story Collection 30 min 1984 S 51 Dealer’s Daughter directed by Martin Scoresese, with Michell Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day Lewis, based on the novel by Edith Wharton. Society scion Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but his well-ordered life is upset when he meets May's unconventional cousin, the Countess The Age of Innocence 138 min 1993 S 52 Olenska. At first, Newland becomes a defender of the Countess, whose separation from her abusive husband makes her a social outcast in the restrictive high society of late-19th Century New York, but he finds in her a companion spirit and they fall in love. Ray Bradbury: Any Friend of American Short Story Collection Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend 55 min 1981 S 53 of Mine Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: Who Am I American Short Story Collection 60 min 1981 S 54 This Time? Joseph Conrad: An Outpost of American Short Story Collection 45 min 1982 S 55 Progress Saki: The Open Window & American Short Story Collection 39 min 1983 S 56 Child’s Play American Short Story Collection Eudora Welty: Hitch-Hikers 30 min 1989 S 57 directed by Sam Wood, with William Holden. Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, Our Town 88 min 1940 S 58 get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks their front doors. directed by Roger Corman, with Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, based on the novel by Edgar Allan Poe. In this tongue-in-cheek movie inspired by Poe's poem, Dr. Craven is the son of a great sorcerer (now dead) who was once himself quite skilled at that profession, but has since The Raven abandoned it. One evening, a cowardly fool of a 86 min 1963 S 59 magician named Bedlo comes to Craven for help- the evil Scarabus has turned him into a raven and he needs someone to change him back. He also tells the reluctant wizard that Craven's long-lost wife Lenore, whom he loved greatly and thought dead, is living with the despised Scarabus. directed by Richardson Morse, with Larry House Made of Dawn 77 min 1996 S 60 Littlebird, based on the novel by Scott Momaday directed by George Roy Hill, with Michael Sacks. "Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." The opening words of the famous novel are the quickest summary of this haunting, funny film. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story of Pilgrim, Slaughterhouse Five 104 min 1972 S 61 whosurvives the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, then lives simultaneously in his pastas a young American POW, in the future as a well-cared-for resident of a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore, and in the present as a middle-aged optometrist in Ilium, N.Y. directed by Rick Hauser, with Meg Foster, based on the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In 1666 in the Massachusetts Bay colony, Puritans and Algonquian have an uneasy truce. Hester arrives from England, seeking independence. Awaiting her husband, she establishes independence, fixing up a house, befriending Quakers and other outsiders. Passion draws her to a young pastor. The Scarlet Letter He feels the same; when they learn her husband 240 min 1979 S 62 has probably died at the hands of Indians, they consummate their love. A child is born, and on the day Hester is publicly humiliated and made to wear a scarlet letter, her husband appears after a year with Indians. Calling himself Chillingworth, he seeks revenge, searching out Hester's lover and stirring fears of witchcraft. Will his murderous plot succeed? Mark Twain Classics 3. Pudd’nhead Wilson 87 min 1984 S 63 Mark Twain Classics 1. Life on the Mississippi 111 min 1984 S 64 2. Adventures of Huckleberry Mark Twain Classics 121 min 1985 S 65 Finn directed by Fielder Cook, based on the novel by Maya Angelou. A true story based on the early life of actress, professor and author Maya Angelou. The story traces her life from when she I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings 96 min 1978 S 66 moves in with her mother to the trauma of being raped as a little girl by one of her mother's boyfriends and the several years of silence that came after the attack. novel by Saul Bellow, with Robin Williams. This film is a match for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. A very tightly controlled drama with richly vivid characters and the casting is excellent. Robin Willimas has never done anything better and without all of that comedy schtick that he is so famous for. Joseph Wiseman is an absolute monster and that 'hotel' they live in Seize the day 90 min. 1986 VHS S 67 might as well be hell. It is even depicted as hell with those scenes in the steam room/spa with all those walking corpses wondering around. I read the novel this was based on nearly thirty years ago, and my feeling then as now, seeing the film, is that there is no resolution. Wilkie has no exit from his situation. One thing for sure, he needs to get away from those people. directed by Agnieszka Holland, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, based on the novel by Henry James. Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, Washington Square 115 min 1997 S 68 who believes Townsend is only interested in his daughter for her money. But Catherine is determined to follow her heart, even if she loses her inheritance in the process. But just what are Townsend's intentions? directed by Howard Hawks, with Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be and after a customer who owes them a To Have and Have Not large sum fails to pay they are forced against 100 min 1945 S 69 their better judgement to violate their preferred neutrality and to take a job for the resistance transporting a fugitive on the run from the Nazis to Martinique. Through all this runs the stormy relationship between Morgan and Marie "Slim" Browning, a resistance sympathizer and the sassy singer in the club where Morgan spends most of his days. directed by Paul Newman, with John Malkovich, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. A son The Glass Menagerie longs to escape from his stifling home, where his 134 min 1986 S 70 genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister. directed by George Stevens, with Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster. This film follows the true story of the NAACP court court challenge of racial school segregation in the Brown vs. Board of Education. Separate But Equal 193 min 1991 S 71 This was the struggle would destroy the legal validity for racial segregation in general and prove to be the start and the first major victory of the civil rights movement. directed by Nicholas Hyner, with Daniel Day- Lewis, based on the play by Arthur Miller. A small group of teen girls in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts caught in an innocent conjuring of love potions to catch young men are forced to tell lies that Satan had invaded them and forced them to participate in the rites and are then forced to name those involved. Thrown into the mix are greedy preachers and other major landowners trying to steal others' land and one young woman (Ryder) The Crucible 123 min 1996 S 72 infatuated with a married man (Day-Lewis) and determined to get rid of his innocent wife (Allen). Arthur Miller wrote the events and the subsequent trials where those who demanded thier innocence were executed, those who would not name names were incarcerated and tortured, and those who admitted their guilt were immediately freed as a parable of the Congressional Communist witch hunts led by Senator Joe McCarthy in 1950's America. directed by Elia Kazan, with Marlon Brando, Vivian Leigh, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts A Streetcar Named Desire pushing her for information on some property he 131 min 1951 S 73 know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and spent all the money, and wants to find out all he can about her. Even more friction develops between the two while they are in the apartment together... directed by Jack Clayton, with Robert Redford, based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the The Great Gatsby 146 min 1974 S 74 mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his landlord, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy. directed by Sidney Lumet, with Katharine Hepburn, based on the play by Eugene O’Neill. Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in Long Day’s Journey Into Night 180 min 1962 S 75 drink after realizing he is no longer a famous actor and an older brother who is emotionally unstable and a misfit. The family is reflected by the youngest son, who is a sensitive and aspiring writer. directed by Spike Lee, with Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett. Biography of Malcolm X, the famous African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. He became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings Malcolm X when let out of jail, but later on goes on a 201 min 1992 S 76 pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim. He changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz and stops his anti-white teachings, as he realises the error of his mistakes. He is later on assasinated and dies a Muslim Martyr. Once Upon a Time...When We directed by Tim Reid, with Al Freeman 113 min 1995 S 77 Were Colored directed by Jerold Freedman, based on the novel by Richard Wright. Bigger Thomas, an African American who lives in an impoverished neighborhood, is employed by a prosperous white family who live in the suburbs of a major city. The money Bigger makes at his new job will be used to supplement his mother's income. As a chauffeur, he is directed by the father of the family to take Mary, the daughter, to the university. Instead, Mary decides to pick up her Socialist boyfriend, Jan, and to spend the time drinking and partying. Jan and Mary portray a young liberal couple who venture into a black Native Son neighborhood with Bigger for the sole purpose of 111 min 1986 S 78 being entertained at Ernie's, a black nightclub. On the way home, Mary becomes inebriated and Bigger must get her to her bedroom without being detected. Mary's mother, who is blind, enters the room and Bigger panics at the thought of being caught with a white woman. He accidentally kills Mary by placing a pillow over her head to keep her quiet. Still frightened, Bigger disposes of the body in the furnace, possibly because he feels he would not get a fair trial for the accidental death of a white woman. Meanwhile, Jan is wanted by the police for Mary's murder and Bigger plays a role in the accusations against him. directed by Fred Zinnemann, with Gary Cooper, Grace Kelley. A retiring lawman about to leave town with his new bride seeks allies among the High Noon 85 min 1952 S 79 fearful townspeople when an outlaw he put in prison returns with his gang to take revenge in this classic western. directed by Milos Forman, with Jack Nicholson. McMurphy thinks he can get out of doing work while in prison by pretending to be mad. His plan One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest backfires when he is sent to a mental asylum. He 134 min 1975 S 80 tries to liven the place up a bit by playing card games and basketball with his fellow inmates, but the head nurse is after him at every turn. directed by Howard Hawks, with John Wayne, Montgomery Clift. Tom Dunson builds a cattle empire with his adopted son Matthew Garth. Together they begin a massive cattle drive north Red River from Texas to the Missouri railhead. But on the 133 min 1948 S 81 way, new information and Dunson's tyrannical ways cause Matthew to take the herd away from Dunson and head to a new railhead in Kansas. Dunson, swearing vengeance, pursues. directed by Jim Sharman, with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon. After Janet accepts Brad's marriage proposal, the happy couple drive away from Denton, Ohio, only to get lost in the rain. They stumble upon the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite who is holding the annual convention The Rocky Horror Picture Show of visitors from the planet Transsexual. Frank-N- 100 min 1975 S 82 Furter unveils his creation, a young man named Rocky Horror, who fears the doctor and rejects his sexual advances. When Frank-N-Furter announces that he is returning to the galaxy Transylvania, Riff Raff the butler and Magenta the maid declare that they have plans of their own. with Elizabeth Taylor, based on the play by Tennessee Williams. In New Orleans in 1937, a rich widow, Mrs. Venable, plans to fund a hospital building for a state asylum, if Dr. Cukrowicz will perform a lobotomy on her niece Catherine. Mrs. Venable is distraught over the death of her son Suddenly Last Summer 116 min 1959 S 83 Sebastian last summer in Europe. Sebastian and his mother used to travel abroad together every summer, except the previous summer, when he took his cousin Catherine instead. Catherine appeared to go mad the day that Sebastian died under mysterious circumstances. directed by Gary Sinise, with John Malkovich, based on the novel by John Steinbeck. Based on John Steinbeck's 1937 classic tale of two travelling companions, George and Lennie, who wander the country during the Depression, Of Mice And Men dreaming of a better life for themselves. Then, 110 min 1992 S 84 just as heaven is within their grasp, it is inevitably yanked away. The film follows Steinbeck's novel closely, exploring questions of strength, weakness, usefulness, reality and utopia, bringing Steinbeck's California vividly to life. directed by John Singleton, with Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr. John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and Boyz in the Hood 112 min 1991 S 85 seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. directed by Tim Burton, with Johnny Depp. Biopic of the life and work of the legendary 'worst director of all time', Edward D.Wood, Jr., concentrating on the best-known period of his life in the 1950s, when he made 'Glen or Glenda', Ed Wood 127 min 1994 S 86 'Bride of the Monster' and 'Plan 9 From Outer Space', and focusing on both his transvestism and his touching friendship with the once great but now ageing and unemployed horror star Bela Lugosi. directed by Jim Jarmusch, with Tom Waits. DJ Zack and pimp Jack end up in prison for being too laid-back to avoid being framed for crimes they didn't commit. They end up sharing a cell Down By Law with eccentric Italian optimist Roberto, whose 90 min 1986 S 87 limited command of the English language is both entertaining and infuriating -but rather more useful to them is the fact that Roberto knows an escape route American Short Story Collection Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: D.P. 1985 S 88 Joyce Carol Oates: Norman American Short Story Collection 30 min. VHS S 89 and the Killer Katherine Anne Porter: Noon American Short Story Collection 81 min 1985 S 90 Wine American Short Story Collection William Faulkner: Two Soldiers 30 min 1985 S 91 American Short Story Collection Henry James: The Jolly Corner 43 min 1975 S 92 Harold Brodkey: Love and American Short Story Collection 60 min 1989 S 93 Other Sorrows John Updike : The Music American Short Story Collection School & Amrose Bierce: 69 min 1974 S 94 Parker Adderson, Philosopher directed by John Ford, with Henry Fonda, based on the novel by John Steinbeck. Oklahoma in the Thirties is a dustbowl and dispossessed farmers The Grapes of Wrath migrate westward to California. After terrible trials 128 min 1967 S 95 en route they become little more than slave labor. Among the throng are the Joads who refuse to knuckle under. Hortense Calisher: The Hollow American Short Story Collection 60 min 1989 S 96 Boy directed by Ron Howard, with Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris. It had been less than a year since man first walked on the Moon, but as far as the American public was concerned, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight--until these words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a Apollo 13 problem." Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a 140 min 1995 S 97 crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Hanks), Fred Haise (Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Bacon) fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly (Sinise), flight director Gene Kranz (Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time--and the odds--to bring them home. directed by Ridley Scott, with Susan Sarandon and Gena Davis. Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend Jimmy, who, as a musician, is always on the road. Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so Thelma & Louise that he can watch football on TV. One day they 129 min 1991 S 98 decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey, however, turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico, but soon they are hunted by American police. directed by Joel Schumacher, with Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Modano, a Mafia hitman. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of Senator Boyd Boyett The Client is buried. Mark escapes, and Clifford shoots 121 min 1994 S 99 himself. Mark is found at the scene, and both the FBI and the Mafia quickly realise that Mark probaly knows more than he says. Mark decides he needs a lawyer, and goes looking for one. He finds Reggie Love, who also becomes convinced that Mark knows more than he says, but Mark isn't talking... with Mel Gibson. Ashamed of his savagery during the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin decided he would sit out the American Revolution, while his oldest son Gabriel enlisted minutes after South Carolina joined the fight. He changes his mind when his house is burned down The Patriot 165 min 2000 S 100 and one of his children is killed by the savage Green Dragoon commander Colonel Tavington. Quickly realizing that traditional 18th century warfare tactics won't work, Martin organizes militiamen into a guerilla unit to harass Cornwallis' army long enough to allow the French to arrive. directed by Tim Robbins, with Tim Robbins. Documentary-style look at the fictional Senatorial campaign of Bob Roberts, an arch-conservative folk singer turned politician. This political satire Bob Roberts 130 min 1992 S 101 includes several original songs co-written and performed by writer/director/star Tim Robbins, and cameo appearances by other stars as reporters and news anchors. directed by Joshua Logan, with Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray. Innocent rodeo cowboy Bo falls in love with cafe singer Cherie in Phoenix. She tries to run away to Los Angeles but he finds her and 1956 Bus Stop forces her to board the bus to his home in 90 min (renewed S 102 Montana. When the bus stops at Grace's Diner 1984) the passengers learn that the road ahead is blocked. By now everyone knows of the kidnaping, but Bo is determined to have Cherie. directed by William A. Graham, with Val Kilmer. Gore Vidal’s Billy the Kid 96 min 1989 S 103 One of the enduring legends of the old west. directed by Mark Rydell, with John Wayne. When his cattle drivers abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his drovers in order to The Cowboys get his herd to market in time to avoid financial 128 min 1971 S 104 disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job under Andersen's tutelage. However, neither Andersen nor the boys know that a gang of cattle thieves is stalking them. directed by Michael Curtiz, with John Wayne. Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his The Comancheros 107 min 1961 S 105 prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros. directed by Howard Hawks, with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. El Dorado 126 min 1966 S 106 Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water. directed by John Farrow, with John Wayne. Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman Hondo 84 min 1953 S 107 and her son living in the midst of warring Apaches, and he becomes their protector. directed by Richard Lang, based on James A. Michener’s novel. In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Texas (in 2 parts) Mexican province of Mexico. As the years go by, 3 hours 1994 S 108 political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to war and Texan independence. directed by William Friedkin, with Armin Mueller- Stahl, Jack Lemmon. The defence and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish- American is guilty or innocent of murdering his 12 Angry Men father. What begins as an open and shut case of 1 hour 57 min 1997 S 110 murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room. directed by Tim Reid, with Al Freeman, Jr. This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro- American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent his childhood there. Despite this, we see the life of the community in all its joys and Once Upon a Time... When We sorrows, of those that live there while others 113 min 1995 S 111 Were Colored decide to leave for a better life north. For those remaining, things come to a serious situation when one prominent businessman is being muscled out by a white competitor using racist intimidation. In response, the community must make the decision of whether to submit meekly like they always have, or finally fight for their rights. directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, with Natalie Wood. Musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set in New York City, where rival street West Side Story gangs (the Jets and the Sharks) battle for territory 2 hours 31 min 1961 S 112 and respect. Is the love affair between former Jets leader Tony, and Maria, sister to Sharks' leader Bernardo, doomed to failure? directed by Carl Lerner, with James Whitmore. Black Like Me is the true account of John Griffin's experiences when he passed as a black man. John Horton takes treatments to darken his skin and leaves his home in Texas to travel throughout the South. At one stop, Horton encounters a black shoe shine man, Burt Wilson, who befriends him and shows him how to "act right" so that he can fit more easily into the African American culture. It is through Wilson that Horton learns the art of shining shoes. Most of his encounters with whites are quite degrading and disturb him. As a hitchhiker, John meets several white men who refer to black men and women in disparaging ways which angers John. Throughout Black Like Me the movie, John is harassed and persecuted by 107 min 1964 S 113 whites without reason. In one of his many stops throughout the South, John finds himself on a park bench sitting by a white woman. A white man walks by and says, "You'd better find another place to sit." Even though he had a college degree, menial jobs were all that he could find. John meets Frank Newcomb whose son, Tom, is arrested for some civil rights demonstrations. John tells Tom about his "passing for black" in the South, and Tom becomes enraged. Tom feels that John could have served the plight of the black man in the South better as a white man. Frank asks John if people would believe the story. Tom says, "I don't know, but I'll tell them." directed by Spike Lee, with Damon Wayns. Dark, biting satire of the television industry, focusing on an Ivy-League educated black writer at a major network. Frustrated that his ideas for a "Cosby Show"-esque take on the black family has been rejected by network brass, he devises an Bamboozled 136 min 2000 S 114 outlandish scheme: reviving the minstrel show. The hook: instead of white actors in black face, the show stars black actors in even blacker face. The show becomes an instant smash, but with the success also comes repercussions for all involved. directed by John Korty, with Cicely Tyson. In February, 1962, as the civil rights movement reaches Bayonne, Louisiana, a New York journalist arrives to interview Jane Pitman, who has just turned 110. She tells him her story dating back to her earliest memories before slavery The Autobiography of Miss Jane ended, a long walk toward freedom, marriage to 110 min 1973 S 115 Pittman Joe Pitman, her adopted son Ned's work as an educator, helping to raise Jimmy, who returns as a civil rights worker, and her own decision to become involved in contemporary issues. In between the chapters of her life, the present-day struggles of Blacks in Bayonne, urged on by Jimmy, are dramatized. directed by Devin Sullivan, with Megan Follows. At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic Anne of Green Gables ( in 2 parts) 195 min 1985 S 116 ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. directed by Victor Fleming, with Judy Garland. When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard The Wizard of Oz 103 min 1939 S 117 lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a cowardly lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them. directed by Peter Weir, with Harrison Ford. Samuel Lap is a young Amish boy who witnesses a murder in Philadelphia while traveling with his mother Rachel. A good cop named John Book Witness must go with them into hiding when the killers 112 min 1985 S 118 come after them. All three retreat to Amish country and Book has to adjust to the new life style, and his feelings for the boy's mother. Of course the killers are still on their trail. directed by Alexander Hall, with Mae West. Two men from an oil syndicate from Chicago travel through Pine Ridge and play a prank on the town and try to make the town, mainly Lum & Abner, think there's oil underneath the Jot-Em Down Store. Lum has the town mortgage their houses and properties to get the oil derrick set up, but Goin’ To Town 71 min 1935 S 119 when the derrick doesn't come in, Lum & Abner travel to Chicago to get the syndicate to buy the oil rights, but they are also suited by another syndicate. So while the two competitors fight over the contract, Squire is back in Pine Ridge trying to defame Lum & Abner's name by buying the mineral properties. directed by Wesley Ruggles, with Mae West and Cary Grant. The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this attraction the circus makes it to New I’m No Angel York and Tira can persue her dearest occupation: 88 min 1933 S 120 flirting with rich men and accepting expensive presents. Among the guys she searches the love of her life, from whom she only knows from a fortune-teller that he'll be rich and have black hair. When she finally meets him, she becomes a victim of intrigue. directed by Victor Heerman, with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo. Captain Spaulding, the noted explorer, returns from Africa and attends a The Marx Brothers: Animal gala party held by Mrs. Rittenhouse. A painting 97 min 1930 S 121 Crackers displayed at that party is stolen, and the Marx's help recover it. Well, maybe 'help' isn't quite the word I was looking for, this is the Marx Brothers after all... directed by Leo McCarey, with Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo. The small state of Freedonia is in a financial mess, borrowing a huge sum of cash from wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale. She The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup insists on replacing the current president with 68 min 1933 S 122 crazy Rufus T. Firefly and mahem errupts. To make matters worse, the neighbouring state sends inept spies Chicolini and Pinky to obtain top secret information, creating even more chaos! directed by Stan Lathan, with Paul Winfield and Go Tell It On The Mountain Alfre Woodard, based on the novel by James 100 min 2003 S 123 Baldwin directed by Euzhan Palcy, with Chaz Monet, Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Pollak, Michael Beach, Jean Louisa Kelly, Pete Francis James. The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African- American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black girl to come to the school she was sent to, (and since all the white mothers pulled their children out of class, Disney's Ruby Bridges 90 min. 1998 S 124 she was the only one there, period), and though she faced a crowd of angry white citizens every day, she emerged unscathed, physically or emotionally. Encouraged by her teacher, a white woman from the North named Barbara Henry, and her mother, Lucille, and with her own quiet strength, she eventually broke down a century-old barrier forever, a pivotal moment in the civil-rights movement. directed by Herbert Biberman, with Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacon, and Will Geer. Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. The film is an early treatment of feminism, because the wives of the miners play a Salt of the Earth pivotal role in the strike, against their husbands 94 min. 1987 S 125 wishes. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces. This film was written, directed and produced by members of the original "Hollywood Ten," who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds. directed by John Huston, based on a play by Tenesse Williams. With Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr and Sue Lyon. Based on Tenesse Williams' award winning play directed by John Huston. It is a gripping drama about a defrocked American minister and the three emotional women entangled with him. Seven-time Oscar nominee Richard Burton is the tormented Reverend Shannon, who struggles with religious The Night of the Iguana scruples, alcoholism, self-respect and love. 117 min. 1964 S 126 Expelled from his Virginia church, Shannon travels to Mexico in search of his destiny. There, he becomes a tour guide for a busload of spinsters and a nymphish 18-year old named Charlotte. Eventually, Shannon becomes enamored of Hannah, the granddaughter of an expatriate poet. As the wise Hannah partially restores his fractured world, a reunion with his old flame, Maxine, further complicates Shannon's life. directed by Lasse Halström, with Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchet. An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, Petal, Shipping News 111 min. 1999 VHS S 128 who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the newspaper "The Gammy Bird" finds an audience, and his experiences in the town change his life. Then he meets the widow Wavey... Story about a WWII wife & mother who joins a local dance band to provide for family while husband at war. Romantic involvement with one Bye Bye Blues of the band members make her decisions difficult 117 min. 1989 S 129 when husband returns from war. Story watches the progression of the band as it grows into a popular, successful recording and touring group. Excellent music and soundtrack. directed by Jaques Tourneur, with Paul Lukas, Merle Oberon. An express train from Paris to occupied postwar Germany holds French, American, German, British and Russian passengers, at least some of whom are more than they seem. A political assassination en route Berlin Express 81 min. 1948 VHS S 130 threatens an important conference, and beautiful Frenchwoman Lucienne recruits 4 fellow passengers of different nationalities to help find a missing man. As time runs out, the five must comb the shadowy ruins of bombed-out Frankfurt, with few clues to help them... directed by Mina Shum, with Sandra Oh, Stephen M.D. Chang. Jade Li is a fiesty, 20something Chinese Canadian, trying to achieve that happy medium between giving in to her parent's wishes Double Happiness and fulfilling her own needs and desires - double 87 min. 1994 VHS S 131 happiness. Naturally, something's got to give and when love beckons in the shape of Mark, a white university student, the facade of perfect Chinese daughter begins to slip. directed by Frances Damberger, with Paul Jarret, Road to Saddle River Paul Coeur. Off-Beat comedy of a man, his 106 min. 1994 VHS S 132 saddle and his quest for freedom. directed by John Greyson, with Michael Callen. Movie Musical. The ghost of Zero - "patient zero", who allegedly first brought aids to Canada - materialises and tries to contact old friends. Meanwhile, the Victorian explorer Sir Richard Zero Patience Burton, who drank from the Fountain of Youth 100 min. 1993 VHS S 133 and now works as Chief Taxidermist at the Toronto Natural history Museum, is trying to organise an Aids Exhibition ... directed by Sandy Wilson, with Margaret Langrick, John Wildman. Twelve years old Sandy lives with her parents and two younger sisters on an idyllic ranch in Canada. However she's not quite happy: her parents keep on treating her like a child. One night her cousin Buck from America My American Cousin 90 min. 1985 VHS S 134 arrives in a fancy car for a surprise visit. She thinks he's attractive and would like to be close with him, but he considers her too young, too. Only some time later her family learns that Buck ran away from home and took his mother's car. Sandy would like to fly with him further on... directed by Bruce Macdonald, with Ryan Black, Adam Beach. A story of life on an Indian reservation in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying Dance me outside 89 min. 1995 VHS S 135 to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ... and murder directed by Ted Kotcheff, with Richard Dreyfuss, Jack Warden. The younger son of a working- class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. The apprenticeship of Duddy This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to 120 min. 1974 VHS S 136 Kravitz power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along the way the film explores the themes of anti-semitism and the responsibilities which come with adulthood. Our Town by Thornton Wilder 120 min. NTSC S 137 "Soldiers home", "One of the missing", Short Stories 103 min. NTSC S 138 "Conversations with Alex Haley" "The golden honeymoon", "The greatest man in American Short Story 131 min. PAL S 139 the world", "The Rappaccini daughter" American Short Story "I'm a fool", "Bernice Bobs her hair" 82 min. NTSC S 140 Mark Twain's The Adventures of S 141 American Drama Group 1994 Huckleberry Finn By Harriet Beecher Stowe, with Samuel L. Uncle Tom’ s Cabin 108 min. 1987 NTSC S 142 jackson The travels of USS voyager at the end of the Star Trek Voyager 1.4 88 min. 1995 VHS S 143 galaxy The travels of USS voyager at the end of the Star Trek Voyager 2.1 88 min. 1995 VHS S 144 galaxy The travels of USS voyager at the end of the Star Trek Voyager 2.3 88 min. 1995 VHS S 145 galaxy The travels of USS voyager at the end of the Star Trek Voyager 5.5 88 min. 1995 VHS S 146 galaxy The travels of USS voyager at the end of the Star Trek Voyager 6.6 88 min. 1995 VHS S 147 galaxy Star Trek Voyager: The next The travels of USS voyager at the end of the 88 min. 1995 VHS S 148 Generation galaxy Star Trek Voyager: The final The travels of USS voyager at the end of the 88 min. 1995 VHS S 149 frontier galaxy Oliver Musical by Charles Dickens 145 min. 1985 VHS S 150 Kris Kristofferson stars as Hawk, an ex-cop released from jail after a murder sentence who returns to fictional Rain City and the diner of his Trouble in mind old flame, Wanda. Great expressionistic use of 1986 NTSC S 151 the city of Seattle. Its beguiling cominbination of mystery, beauty, wit and compassion has earned the film a respected cult status. Famous musical by Leonard Bernstein. The two rival gangs, Sharks and Jets, loathe one another. West Side Story 152 min. 1961 VHS S 152 Innocent Tony falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the rival gang. Famous musical adapted from George Bernard My fair lady Shaw’s „Pygmalion“. Audrey Hepburn as Eliza 170 min. 1964 NTSC S 153 Dolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins USA – Südwest 45 min X1 USA – Nordwest 45 min X2 Der Südwesten der USA 70 min X3 Los Angeles 30 min X4 Route 66 30 min X5 Florida 30 min X6 Alaska/Ostsibirien 45 min 1997 X7 Arizona 45 min 1998 X8 Chicago 45 min 1997 X9 Colorado: Aspen und Vail 45 min 1998 X 10 Florida: Der Norden 45 min 1997 X 11 Florida: Der Süden 45 min 1997 X 12 Georgia 45 min 1997 X 13 Las Vegas und Umgebung 45 min 1997 X 14 North Carolina 45 min 1998 X 15 New York 45 min 1997 X 16 San Francisco 45 min 1997 X 17 Südkalifornien 45 min 1997 X 18 Texas 45 min 1998 X 19 Kanada – Ontario 45 min 1998 X 20 Kanada : Vom Atlantik zum Pazifik 50 min X 21 Kleine Antillen 60 min X 22 Die Indianer Nordamerikas 75 min. X 23 Im Land der Kriegs-Kanus 42 min. X 24 Der Stille Feind 80 min. X 25 Mit José Matsuwa, Dona Josefa Medrano und Virarica - Die heilenden Menschen X 26 Brant Secunda 1. 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Geronimo und Chief Joseph: Die Geschichte der Indianer - 500 Verzweifelter Kampf um 50 min. 1994 X 34 Nations Freiheit 1949 - 1999: Eine 50 Jahre NATO, Teil 1 16 min. 1999 X 35 Erfolgsgeschichte Die Neue NATO des 21. 50 Jahre NATO, Teil 2 16 min. 1999 X 36 Jahrhunderts National Monuments of Southern 30 min X 37 Arizona Der mit dem Wolf Tanzt 224 min. 1990 X 38 Canyonlands: Im Labyrinth der 52 min X 39 Felsen Texas (Die weite Welt auf Video) 45 min X 40 Hawaii: Perle der Südsee 45 min X 41 San Franzisko: Die Stadt der 55 min X 42 Träume Massachusetts: Im Herzen von 55 min X 43 Neu-England USA West 50 min X 44 Los Angeles 50 min X 45 New York 55 min X 46 Destination Vancouver 15 min X 47 Michener's USA - The West 77 min. X 48 Grand Canyon + Alaska + X 49 Yellowstone National Park 137 min.
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