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  • Galileo's battle for the heavens [DVD]

    Galileo's battle for the heavens2006

    Summary: Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GALILEI

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  • Leonardo [DVD] : the man who saved science

    Leonardo : the man who saved science2017

    Summary: Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks, some even 1700 years before him.

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    Call #: DVD B LEONARDO

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  • The Buddha [DVD] : the story of Siddhartha

    The Buddha : the story of Siddhartha2010

    Summary: Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism.

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    Call #: DVD B GAUTAMA BUDDHA

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • N. Scott Momaday [DVD] : words from a bear

    N. Scott Momaday : words from a bear2019

    Summary: This gives a thorough survey of Momaday's most prolific years as a doctorate fellow at Stanford University, his achievement of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1969, and his later works that...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B MOMADAY

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Won't you be my neighbor? [DVD]

    Won't you be my neighbor?2018

    Summary: As one of America's most beloved children's show hosts, Mr. Rogers remains one of the most iconic television figures for families worldwide. This documentary takes a closer look at the person behind...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B ROGERS

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  • Pope Francis [DVD] : a man of his word

    Pope Francis : a man of his word2018

    Summary: A rare co-production with the Vatican. Pope Francis' ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today's global questions...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B FRANCIS

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  • Jackie Robinson [DVD]

    Jackie Robinson2016

    Summary: Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B ROBINSON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Not for ourselves alone [DVD] : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

    Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony2004

    Summary: Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B STANTON

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  • Alexander Hamilton [DVD]

    Alexander Hamilton2007

    Summary: One of the most controversial men of his age, Alexander Hamilton was a gifted statesman brought down by the fatal flaws of stubbornness, extreme candor, and arrogance. His life and career were marked by power, scandal, and tragedy.

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    Call #: DVD B HAMILTON

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  • Andrew Jackson [DVD] : good, evil & the presidency

    Andrew Jackson : good, evil & the presidency2007

    Summary: This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who founded the Democratic Party, yet was viewed by...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B JACKSON

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  • A brilliant madness [DVD]

    A brilliant madness2002

    Summary: "Called 'the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century, ' Nash suffered a devastating breakdown at the age of thirty. He suddenly claimed that aliens were sending him messages,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B NASH

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Searching for Sugar Man [DVD]

    Searching for Sugar Man2013

    Summary: In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B RODRIGUEZ

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Ulysses S. Grant [DVD] : warrior, president.

    Ulysses S. Grant : warrior, president.2005

    Summary: Reappraises Grant's career, from his pre-civil war days as a failed soldier, to his transformation into the greatest Union hero of the Civil War, to his presidency, rocked by scandal and economic...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GRANT

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  • Thomas Jefferson [DVD]

    Thomas Jefferson2004

    Summary: Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Call #: DVD B JEFFERSON

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  • Grey Gardens [DVD]

    Grey Gardens2006

    Summary: Portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Little Edie, once an aspiring actress in New York who left her career to care for her aging mother in their East...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B BEALE

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  • Citizen Hearst [DVD]

    Citizen Hearst2021

    Summary: In the 1930s, William Randolph Hearst's media empire included 28 newspapers, a movie studio, a syndicated wire service, radio stations and 13 magazines. Nearly one in four American families read a...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B HEARST

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • RFK [DVD]

    RFK2010

    Summary: Featuring extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists, the film chronicles the pivotal role RFK played in many of the major events...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B KENNEDY

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  • The man who tried to feed the world [DVD]

    The man who tried to feed the world2020

    Summary: 1966, drought and an exploding population confronted India with the imminent threat of a severe famine that many scientists and intellectuals feared was the harbinger of global catastrophes to come,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B BORLAUG

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • JFK [DVD] : like no other

    JFK : like no other2013

    Summary: This film explores Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B KENNEDY

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Theodore Roosevelt [DVD]

    Theodore Roosevelt2022

    Summary: It explores the life of one of history's most fascinating figures, a cowboy, soldier, statesman, conservationist, adventurer, reformer, author, and finally, U.S. president. Featuring over five hours...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B ROOSEVELT

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  • The life of Muhammad [DVD]

    The life of Muhammad2013

    Summary: In a journey that is both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar retraces the footsteps of the Prophet, from his beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his Prophetic role; from his...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B MUHAMMAD

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • The Bill Murray stories [DVD] : life lessons learned from a mythical man

    The Bill Murray stories : life lessons learned from a mythical man2018

    Summary: One man's journey to find meaning in Bill Murray's many unexpected adventures with everyday people. This film includes rare and never-before seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B MURRAY

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  • The Beales of Grey Gardens [DVD]

    The Beales of Grey Gardens2006

    Summary: East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B BEALE

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  • Is the man who is tall happy? [DVD] : an animated conversation with Noam Chomsky

    Is the man who is tall happy? : an animated conversation with Noam Chomsky2014

    Summary: An animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B CHOMSKY

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  • I am Big Bird [DVD] : the Caroll Spinney story

    I am Big Bird : the Caroll Spinney story2015

    Summary: For 46 years, Caroll Spinney has been beloved by generations of children as the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. A...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B SPINNEY

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  • Jane [DVD]

    Jane2017

    Summary: Looks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GOODALL

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Edison [DVD]

    Edison2015

    Summary: Documentary about Thomas Edison that explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor. It offers new perspectives on the man and his milieu,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B EDISON

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • An honest liar [DVD]

    An honest liar2016

    Summary: "An Honest Liar tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. He devised intricate investigations exposing the 'miracles' of...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B RANDI

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • He named me Malala [DVD]

    He named me Malala2015

    Summary: An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B YOUSAFZAI

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  • Henry Ford [DVD]

    Henry Ford2013

    Summary: Chronicles the rise of Henry Ford from machinist and engineer to powerful industrialist. Examines his development of an automobile affordable to the masses and his institution of the...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B FORD

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  • Voice of freedom [DVD]

    Voice of freedom2021

    Summary: Follow the story of singer Marian Anderson, whose talent broke down barriers around the world. Narrated by Renee Elise Goldsberry, this documentary interweaves Anderson's rich life story with this...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B ANDERSON

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  • Janis [DVD] : little girl blue

    Janis : little girl blue2016

    Summary: A documentary film about the life and times of rock singer Janis Joplin, presented via a series of letters Joplin wrote home over a span of years, read by Chan Marshall. Includes interviews with...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B JOPLIN

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  • Steve McQueen [DVD] : American icon

    Steve McQueen : American icon2018

    Summary: An avid fan of the actor, and owner of a replica of McQueen's car in the classic film Bullitt, Pastor Greg Laurie hits the road in his mint Mustang, traveling the country in search of the true,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B MCQUEEN

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  • Bombshell [DVD]

    Bombshell2018

    Summary: What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr,...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B LAMARR

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  • Roadrunner [DVD] : a film about Anthony Bourdain

    Roadrunner : a film about Anthony Bourdain2021

    Summary: Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Director Morgan Neville offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B BOURDAIN

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  • RBG [DVD]

    RBG2018

    Summary: At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B GINSBURG

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  • Julia [DVD]

    Julia2022

    Summary: The film brings to life the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans think about food, television, and even about women. Using never-before-seen archival...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B CHILD

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  • Amy [DVD]

    Amy2015

    Summary: The incredible story of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving, and vital...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B WINEHOUSE

    Location: DVDs Biography

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  • Benjamin Franklin [DVD]

    Benjamin Franklin2022

    Summary: Ken Burns' two-part, four-hour documentary explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most complex and consequential figures, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.

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    Call #: DVD B FRANKLIN

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  • Hemingway [DVD] : a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

    Hemingway : a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick2021

    Summary: This documentary examine the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers -- Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together...  more »

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    Call #: DVD B HEMINGWAY

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