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The Legends of Santa

The Legends of Santa

Santa's image is almost universally recognizable as one of Christianity's most enduring and popular legends, yet the seemingly timeless jolly old man with his bag of toys, steering his reindeer and sliding down chimneys, is a relatively modern image. The Legends of Santa...

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5.57

Conquistadors

Conquistadors

Conquistadors documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions that conquest of the Americas. In this 4-part series Michael Wood (historian) travels in the footsteps of the Spanish expeditions, from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the desserts of North Mexico to the...

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6.40

Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital

Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital

The Bethlem Royal Hospital in London became infamous in the 1600's in regards to the inhumane and cruel treatment of its patients as revealed by psychiatric historians. Bedlam: The History of Bethlem Hospital reveals why Bedlam came to stand for the very idea...

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7.55

Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark

Go back to a time before the invention of artificial light and experience a world petrified in the pitch of darkness... when fear ruled the night. Throughout the ages, real and imagined terror existed in the absence of light, and nighttime was anything...

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7.80

The Presidents

The Presidents

The Presidents is an unprecedented eight-part survey of the personal lives and legacies of the remarkable men who have presided over the Oval Office. From George Washington to George W. Bush, The Presidents gathers together vivid snapshots of all 43 Commanders in Chief...

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7.88

World War 1 in Color

World War 1 in Color

World War I in Color is a documentary designed to make the Great War come alive for a 21st-century audience. The events of 1914-18 are authoritatively narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who presents the military and political overview, while interviews with historians add different...

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7.76

The Revolution

The Revolution

They came of age in a new world of intoxicating and innovative ideas about human and civil rights, diverse economic systems, and self-government. In a few short years, these men and women would transform themselves into architects of the future through the building...

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7.36

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

This fascinating documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng and his 30 year command of a gigantic Ming fleet. The Chinese court burned all records of Admiral Zheng's daring voyages and achievements, and unwittingly created a mystery...

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8.44

New York: A Documentary Film

New York: A Documentary Film

This seven part television event explores New York City's rich history as a premier laboratory of modern life. A sweeping narrative covering nearly 400 years and 400 square miles, it reveals a complex and dynamic city that has played and unparalleled role in...

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8.00

The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, The Atomic Cafe offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in...

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8.56