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The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton set out to become the first man to cross the frozen wastes of the Antarctic continent on foot; however, a combination of treacherous conditions, unexpected changes in weather, and simple bad luck left Shackleton and his crew of 28 men stranded in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments for nearly two years. Miraculously, Shackleton and his men not only... 
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How the States Got Their Shapes

How the States Got Their Shapes
Every line on the U.S. map tells a story. Every border reflects their history – their struggles for independence, their internal conflicts over states rights and slavery, their westward expansion, and the mastery of their natural resources. They are so familiar with the map of United States, but do they know why their states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about their... 
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The Nazis, A Warning From History

The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis would later try to rewrite history to say that Hitler became Chancellor simply because it was his destiny, but in reality, Hitler had been helped by economic circumstance and the support and miscalculation of others. As the new century approaches, one historical question more than any other demands an answer. How could a cultured nation at the heart of Europe be responsible for acts so heinous... 
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Auschwitz: The Nazi Final Solution

Auschwitz: The Nazi Final Solution
Auschwitz was the site of the largest mass murder the world has ever seen. This landmark, 5-part series charts the evolution of the camp and the mentality of the perpetrators, and shows how the place related to the Nazis overall campaign of extermination. Written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Laurence Rees, and using new research, the series offers a unique perspective on the camp in which... 

The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project

The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project
In a race against the Nazis to develop an atomic bomb, the USA assigned leading scientists like Albert Einstein from all over the world to The Manhattan Project, an incredible scientific, engineering and manufacturing feat which would have everlasting global consequences. The Moment in Time documents the uncertain days of the beginning of World War II when it was feared the Nazis were developing... 
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The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler

The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler
The Secret Life of Adolf  Hitler is a 1958 TV documentary, narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis , that includes interviews with Hitler’s sister Paula Wolf and a fellow prisoner who was incarcerated with Hitler, actual footage shot by the Nazi’s and Eva Braun‘s rare home movies. The documentary is a sensational piece, which is clearly illustrated by the opening line: “The swastika... 
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Lost Treasures of Tibet

Lost Treasures of Tibet
Before Leonardo da Vinci painted “The Last Supper,” Tibetan craftsmen were creating stunning artistry of their deities in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Mustang. In Lost Treasures of Tibet, NOVA goes behind the scenes with the first conservation team from the West, as it undertakes the painstaking restoration of these ancient masterpieces and the beautiful monasteries that house them. Located... 
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Lost King Of Maya

Lost King Of Maya
In an ancient Mayan arena, enemies of notorious King Yax K’uk Mo square off in a ball game that appears much like modern soccer. But in this fateful contest, winners live, and losers lose their heads. From 200 to 900 A.D., Yax K’uk Mo’s dynasty of Blood Lords presided over the Maya city of Copan, conducting hallucinogenic vision quests, ritual warfare and human sacrifice. Join a team of archaeologists... 
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