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African-American Leaders: Past & Present    DVD 
Genre: Documentary

The qualities and influence of great African-American leaders are celebrated in this five-disc collection of History Channel programs. "Malcolm X: A Search For Identity" (1987) revisits the Nation of Islam leader's complex and compelling biography; "Civil War Journal: Frederick Douglass" (1994) reviews the saga of the revered writer whose voice made him a powerful advocate; "Thurgood Marshall: Justice For All" (1997) details the first black Supreme Court justice's role in ending race-based discrimination; "Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.?" (2004) delves into the iconic leader's tragic death; and "Barack Obama" (2008) follows the first black president's upbringing and impressive rise to power. 3 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).

Item #: D22262
 
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For Love Of Liberty    DVD   (2010)
Genre: Documentary

This celebratory documentary program revisits the contributions made by African-Americans in military uniform throughout America's long history through the study of their letters, diaries, and other archival records. From the American Revolution to the U.S.-led Iraq War, these men and women have offered their service and sacrifice, even during the times when their love of country surpassed their freedoms inside it. Includes appearances by Halle Berry, Bill Cosby, Colin Powell, and many others. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo. Two-disc set.

Item #: D03734
 
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Lincoln@Gettysburg    DVD   (2013)
Genre: Documentary

If any modern-day president should ever question the advantages to be had in mastering the use of Internet technology, all they need do is look back to the example of Abraham Lincoln--whose familiarity with the "high tech" advance of the telegraph aided him greatly in navigating his way through the Civil War. This enlightening documentary revisits the ways Lincoln marshaled a (then) cutting-edge communications system to his benefit. 60 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Item #: D25905
 
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Penguins: Spy In The Huddle    DVD   (2013)
Genre: Documentary

By concealing tiny video cameras inside rocks, fake eggs, and even life-size robot penguins, the filmmakers behind this documentary miniseries obtained vivid footage of Emperor, Rockhopper, and Humboldt birds thriving in their diverse habitats. Boasting footage from the Arctic and the tropics, these films reveal stunning scenes of penguins crossing treacherous seas, fighting over mates, laying eggs, and more. Narrated by David Tennant. 150 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Item #: D23800
 
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Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle    DVD   (2010)
Genre: Documentary

How did South Africa free itself of the tyranny of apartheid? Learn about Nelson Mandela's spellbinding life story in this documentary about the iconic leader, which engages in a thoughtful study of the revolutionary strategies he employed from the time he was imprisoned and branded a terrorist to the idealistic campaign of reconciliation he led to prevent civil war and nurture the nation's transition to democracy. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH).

Item #: D17415
 
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Snow Babies    DVD   (2012)
Genre: Documentary

Get an unprecedented look at polar bears in their natural habitat, thanks to the ingenuity displayed by the producers of this documentary miniseries. By camouflaging tiny video cameras, the filmmakers secure magnificent footage of bear cubs and their mother making their epic journey across the frozen Arctic--navigating dangerous terrain of shifting ice and tricky glaciers, as well as hunting prey and swimming through freezing waters. Narrated by Caroline Quentin. 150 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

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The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross    DVD   (2013)
Genre: Documentary

Follow the 500-year legacy of African-American history and culture with noted author/educator Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as this six-part PBS series takes you through the horrors of the African slave trade and captivity in the New World, through the struggles for emancipation and civil rights, to the election of America's first black president and the ongoing questions of race in modern society. 6 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH).

Item #: D16280
 
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The Baby Boom Years: 1950    DVD 
Genre: Documentary

30 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Item #: D79876
 
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The Baby Boom Years: 1957    DVD 
Genre: Documentary

30 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Item #: D79977
 
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The Baby Boom Years: 1964    DVD 
Genre: Documentary

30 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Item #: D80216