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America's Great Indian Leaders

America's Great Indian Leaders

The great herds that covered the prairies are no more. Along with their guns and disease the Europeans brought hearts formed on conquest and fortunes built on ownership of the Earth. They could not understand the Indian who lived upon the world, taking...

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America's Great Indian Nations

America's Great Indian Nations

When Christopher Columbus first encountered the peoples of the new world he was deeply moved. For their part the Taino Indians of the Caribbean thought that Columbus and his sailors were gods who had come from heaven. But within a single generation the...

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The Pendle Witch Child

The Pendle Witch Child

It's 1612 and a woman is in a courtroom. She's accused of killing three men through witchcraft. She's presented with a confession that she denies, then a girl is brought to testify against her. The girl bursts into tears as the woman screams...

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Red Cry

Red Cry

In 1492 the indigenous Arawak people of the Caribbean Islands encountered Christopher Columbus of Spain. Columbus wrote in his log: "They would make fine servants... With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want." Columbus proceeded to...

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The Precursors of the Inca

The Precursors of the Inca

From the ruins of the former settlements of the Inca and Tiahuanaco cultures on Lake Titicaca, the priests worship the Sun God. At dawn, to bring good luck, they burn amulets and llama fetuses, and the smoke rises, carrying the invocation to Viracocha,...

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The Scariest and Deadliest Moments in Space History

The Scariest and Deadliest Moments in Space History

The Soviet leadership's attitude toward the pioneering cosmonauts and engineers as well as the facilities and the equipment was that everything was expendable in the all out effort to stay ahead of the Americans. As an example, revealed state archives indicate that in...

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Death on the Railroad

Death on the Railroad

In 1832, in Pennsylvania's backwoods, Irish immigrants were building one of the America's first railroads. The workers were building Mile 59 of Philadelphia to Pittsburgh mainline, at a place known as Duffy's Cut. They left Ireland, a land almost destroyed by starvation, disease,...

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Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

In the mess and annihilation of total war, first-class intelligence is as crucial as firepower. MI19 set out to make use of the German prisoners of war in the most enthusiastic surveillance mission ever attempted. Three courtly homes in the British non-urban area...

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The Silver Pharaoh

The Silver Pharaoh

An incredible find in the desert of Egypt, but overshadowed by World War II. Seventy years later archaeologists are taking a closer look at the legacy of this mysterious pharaoh. For more than 5,000 years, tomb raiders plundered the graves of Egypt's ancient...

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Rosie: Stories from the Home Front

Rosie: Stories from the Home Front

Women who worked during WWII as part of the war effort, or Rosie the Riveters as they became known, recount stories and talk about their experiences. These women took on jobs traditionally reserved for men out of necessity, and in the process, challenged...

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Syria: The Reckoning

Syria: The Reckoning

Since its independence from France in 1946, Syria has been rocked by periods of political instability. This documentary tells the story of the past and brings it right up to the present to provide deeper historical context to the events of today as...

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Children of the Decree

Children of the Decree

Procreation is the social duty of all fertile women, was the political thinking during the 1960s and 1970s in Romania. In 1966, Ceaucescu issued Decree 770, in which he forbade abortion for all women unless they were over forty or were already taking...

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    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....