The End of Suburbia : : Oil Depletion and the Collapse of

Through interviews with scientists and policy makers this documentary explores the premise that American suburbs, built on the easy availability of fossil fuels, may become untenable.…

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African Cats

Set against one of the wildest places on Earth, experience the extraordinary adventure of two families as they strive to make a home in an untamed land. Stunning high-definition, breathtaking images bring viewers face-to-face with the majestic kings of the savanna and their true-life love, humor, and determination. Ble…

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The Human Scale : in 5 Chapters

Explores the idea of planning large cities across the planet based on the humanistic values of interaction, inclusion, and intimacy, a concept originating from the work of architect Jan Gehl, author of Cities for people.…

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The Underground Railroad

"Traces the journey to freedom taken by countless slaves, showing how they were guided, protected and pursued along the way. The extraordinary story is told through historical documents, visits to important sites, interviews with the descendants of noted abolitionists and commentary from experts"--Container.…

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Monarchy

David Starkey examines the story of the English crown from the fall of Rome to the 1660s. Starkey covers nearly 250 years, from Charles II to Victoria. Replete with infidelities, betrayals, and rivalries, English history emerges as a compelling family saga.…

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The House of Magical Sounds

Portrays the life and career of Claudio Abbado, the director of the Berlin Philharmonic, exploring his early influences, using animation and excerpts from rehearsals and concerts to demonstrate how a score becomes a musical performance.…

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The Mysterious Human Heart. 3, The Silent Killer

Each of the three programs that make up "The mysterious human heart focuses on a different aspect of what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart. This material is presented through the real-life dramas of people who suddenly learn that a normal, functioning heart i…

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The Murder of Fred Hampton

Mike Gray started out to make a film about the Black Panther Party, but on Dec. 4, 1969, the Chicago police raided a Panther apartment and his film became a documentary about the murder of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. The film footage of the raid directly contradicted the S…

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Step

The senior year of a girls' high school step dance team against the background of inner city Baltimore. Empowered by their teachers, coaches, families, and each other, they strive to win a championship and go to college.…

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Extraordinary Minds. Featured Guest Yo-yo Ma

Dr. Howard Gardner sits down with featured guest Yo-Yo Ma during this candid interview. Yo-Yo Ma is a 15-time Grammy Winner, the recipient of the 2010 Medal of Freedom and a world-famous cellist, he is considered to be one of the best classical performers of all time. Ma started his musical career at the age of 5 and b…

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