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Jackie Robinson
Jamie Foxx. Keith David, narrator. Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon, directors.
Studio: PBS.   Format: 2 DVDs Widescreen.
UPC: 841887027557.  Daedalus Item Code: 69108
 
When Jackie Robinson became Major League Baseball's first African American player in 1947, he changed the game—and American race relations—forever. Ken Burns's 2016 PBS documentary pays tribute to ... (Read More)
 
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Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks
Demetri Goritsas, narrator. Jonathan Taylor, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 841887028905.  Daedalus Item Code: 69611
 
In 1971, graduate student Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, who eventually understood more than 1,000 signs. What started out as an experiment evolved into an ... (Read More)
 
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The Manners of Downton Abbey
Alastair Bruce, host. Louise Wardle, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 841887023269.  Daedalus Item Code: 49733
 
What goes on behind the scenes to get the etiquette of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey and to ensure its historical accuracy? Historian Alastair Bruce, an expert on royal ceremony ... (Read More)
 
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Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Christopher Lee, narrator. Keith Melton, director.
Studio: Image Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 014381346527.  Daedalus Item Code: 68479
 
Although the pharaohs were buried in splendor alongside extravagant treasures, it is their mummies that are the most important and interesting finds in the eyes of many Egyptologists. Christopher Lee ... (Read More)
 
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Nature—Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History
Allison Argo, narrator.
Studio: Questar.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 033937037368.  Daedalus Item Code: 68302
 
In 1959, the U.S. Air Force captured dozens of baby chimpanzees in Africa, transporting them to Alamogordo, New Mexico. With their genetic resemblance to humans, the chimps became ideal test ... (Read More)
 
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Nature—Why We Love Cats and Dogs
Ellen Goosenberg Kent, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 841887028509.  Daedalus Item Code: 69612
 
Americans live with 73 million dogs and 90 million cats, often considering them to be best friends, family members, or even children; relationships with cats and dogs, in fact, are some of the ... (Read More)
 
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Norman Conquests—The Harrying of the North: The History of Warfare
Hu Pryce, narrator.
Studio: Allegro.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 723721303662.  Daedalus Item Code: 68644
 
Following the 1066 Battle of Hastings, the Norman king William the Conqueror ruthlessly wiped out all Anglo-Saxon resistance in the north of England. Using period imagery, reconstructions, and ... (Read More)
 
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Omnibus—James Agee's Mr. Lincoln and the Civil War
Alistair Cooke, host. Royal Dano, Joanne Woodward, James Agee & others. Norman Lloyd, director.
Studio: E1 Entertainment.   Format: 2 DVDs Full screen.
UPC: 741952682691.  Daedalus Item Code: 68109
 
Originally produced in 1952 for Omnibus—a distinguished television series hosted by Alistair Cooke that ran from 1952 to 1961 and won more than 65 awards including nine Emmys and two ... (Read More)
 
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Our World at War: Before Pearl Harbor:1931–1941; After Pearl Harbor: 1941–1946; Murder Under the Sun: Japanese War Crimes
Don Horan, director.
Studio: Legend Films.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 844503002785.  Daedalus Item Code: 68440
 
Using rare archival footage and informed narration, this three-part documentary surveys history's most destructive conflict. Before Pearl Harbor delves into the Axis powers' prewar buildup and ... (Read More)
 
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Phrenology: Revealing the Mysteries of the Mind
John van Wyhe & others.
Studio: BFS Entertainment.   Format: DVD.
UPC: 066805301353.  Daedalus Item Code: 58469
 
From its emergence in the 18th century to the present day, phrenology—the belief that each contour and bump of your skull can reveal clues to your character or help diagnose medical conditions—has ... (Read More)
 
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Planet Carnivore—Sharks and Lions
Alec Baldwin, narrator.
Studio: National Geographic.   Format: DVD Letterbox.
UPC: 727994752240.  Daedalus Item Code: 58371
 
Two of the most formidable and feared predators and undeniably the tops of their respective food chains—the great white shark and the lion—are the focus of this 2007 documentary, narrated by Alec ... (Read More)
 
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Pompeii: The Doomed City
Josh Bernstein, host.
Studio: History Channel.   Format: cutout DVD Full screen.
UPC: 031398184416.  Daedalus Item Code: 68539
 
In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius exploded, killing thousands as it buried the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples beneath layers of ash and pumice. In this feature-length ... (Read More)
 
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