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An audience of 38.9 million was recorded during its premiere in September 1990. It set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Now fully restored to achieve the highest definition for optimal picture quality, the release coincides with the 25th anniversary of the original broadcast. The series has been honored with more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild, People's Choice Award, Peabody Award, duPont-Columbia Award, D.W. Griffith Award and the Lincoln Prize, among dozens of others.
Follows the family's story for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th president of the United States, and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry Franklin, a fifth cousin of theirs from a different branch of the family, who became the 32nd president. Together, they redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, and redefined, as well, the role of the United States within the wider world
This three-part documentary series explores both the famous and little known aspects of the Civil War from the perspectives of the Union, the Confederacy and the millions of enslaved Americans struggling for freedom. Hosted by Ashley Judd, country singer Trace Adkins and Dennis Haysbert -all of whom have ancestors who were greatly affected by the war.
Set in New York City on the brink of Lincoln's assassination, Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) struggles to tame the wartime metropolis while wrestling with personal demons, including the betrayal of his wife and best friend. And when Tammany Hall's outspoken General Brendan Donovan (Donal Logue) returns from the Civil War to restore law and order in the Sixth Ward...
This program presents a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become one of the most influential American innovators of the 20th century. Through his own fierce determination, Ford created the Model T, the most successful car in history, and introduced the groundbreaking five-dollar-a-day wage, ushering in the modern world as we know it.
Could these top experts have found the long-lost electric Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan plugged in at the '65 Newport Folk Festival? They also track down some autographs allegedly signed during the Beatles' legendary U.S. tour in 1964, the story behind an old 78rpm distributed by K.K.K. Records, and an old Woolworth sign that may have been part of the scene at the 1960 Winston-Salem lunch-counter sit-ins. Top experts leave no stone unturned as they travel around the country to explore other findings such as details behind the heroic acts pictured in a poster about two African American soldiers in World War I and a hand-drawn map of Valley Forge that George Washington could have used.
Actor Gary Saderup becomes Abraham Lincoln, as he encapsulates Lincoln's entire life, from his early folksy frontier humor to the eloquence of word so well remembered from his Presidential years. He reveals how Lincoln formed his attitude towards life and politics, slavery and war, peace and reconciliation.
Set in 1864 New York City, Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) returns home from the Civil War to find his daughter has been murdered and his wife has disappeared. Distraught and searching for answers, Corcoran's relentless quest to find justice for his family fuels his pursuit to help the unfortunate residents of Five Points. Assisted by Sixth Precinct partner and friend, Detective Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan) and Detective Andrew O'Brien (Dylan Taylor), Corcoran goes the extra mile when investigating a crime, much to the dismay of his superiors.
In this groundbreaking series, charismatic presenter Michael Wood tells the story of one place - the village of Kibworth, Leicestershire - throughout the whole of English history. Located in the very heart of England, Kibworth has lived through the Black Death, the Civil War and the Industrial Revolution, and was even bombed in World War II.
Catch up with actors Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, as well as the film's director Andrew Stanton, to bring you the low-down on the jaw-dropping, action-packed adventure and read an interview with Willem Dafoe, who plays a 9-foot tall alien called Tars Tarkas.
On June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory, General George Armstrong Custer ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. The battle pitted two larger-than-life antagonists against one another: Sitting Bull, the charismatic and politically savvy leader of the Plains Indians; and George Armstrong Custer, one of the Union's greatest cavalry officers. By day's end, Custer and nearly a third of his army were dead.
PBS Explorer Collection: Stargazing From exploring the history of the telescope to examining the wonders of the night sky, this collection provides serious and amateur stargazers with information about the telescope and how it has changed our understanding of our place in the universe. PBS Explorer Collection: The Red Planet From exploring the possibility that life exists on Mars to examining what it would take to send astronauts to the red planet, this collection provides a plethora of information about the fourth planet from the sun.
Focusing on the latest and greatest innovations, as well as familiar technologies such as coal and nuclear energy, NOVA asks: "Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?"
From over-fishing, to pollution, to climate change, the world's oceans are under siege. But there's reason for hope. "SAVING THE OCEAN," a new PBS series hosted by renowned marine biologist and best-selling author Carl Safina, takes viewers around the globe to spotlight innovations and successes in marine conservation.
It could be said that America was invented, not discovered. AMERICA THE STORY OF US looks at history from an entirely new viewpoint with untold stories about the men and women – both famous figures and everyday people – who pushed innovation and ingenuity to the very edge of possibility to create a modern world that was unthinkable at its founding. From the taming of the west, to the building of our great cities, to the conflict that united an divided a nation, AMERICA THE STORY OF US immerses viewers in each moment as it happens.
This collection contains four outstanding Brain Fitness programs and is perfect for people with a desire to improve their cognitive abilities and that are interested in learning more about how the brain works. The four-disc set has a running time of 240 minutes.
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