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    Walking with Dinosaurs

    Walking with Dinosaurs

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    BBC (ended 2004)
    This six-part series, developed by Framestore Ltd. and the BBC, follows the life of Earth's greatest life forms through their reign over the Mesozoic world, from their humble beginning in the late Triassic, to their fall in the Cretaceous. Along the way, we are also witnessed to their reptilian cousins that ruled the seas and air during this fantastic time in Earth's history. Though one must keep in mind that the stories are mere speculation, the filmmakers enlisted the aide of scientists to provide them with as many facts as possible for this series. Walking with Dinosaurs scored the highest ratings for a cable series ever when it aired on the Discovery Channel. The series won an Annie, two BAFTAs, a Broadcasting Press Guild award, three Emmys Awards for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming More Than One Hour), Outstanding Sound Editing in Non-Fiction Program & Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (out of six nominations), the Peabody Award, three Royal Television Society awards, a TV Quick Award, a Television and Radio Industries Club Award, and a Young Artist Award. Since this series aired, it has spawned several follow-up series, including The Ballad of Big Al, Walking with Beasts, Walking with Cavemen, and at least three specials hosted by naturalist Nigel Marven.moreless
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    Behind The Music

    Behind The Music

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    VH1
    "Behind The Music" chronicles the personal lives of many of the most popular musical acts of the rock era, and occasionally strays into related subjects, such as Woodstock, Hair and radio pioneer Alan Freed, as well as 'year' episodes, which tell the events and issues of certain years through the music of the time. The series was born following the success of a VH1 documentary about heroin abuse. The producers strictly follow a policy of having complete cooperation from their subjects, even when delving into embarrassing issues, which prevents the show from falling into the pitfall of tabloid sleaze. They hunt down possible interviewees, sometimes using detectives, and ask direct, probing questions, which prompt revealing, and brutally honest (we hope) responses. Nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction Series for four consecutive years, BTM has established a rigid formula. We explore humble beginnings, meteoric rises, major setbacks, personal struggles, crippling vices, devasting falls, and climaxes that include revivals, deaths, and career changes. Unfortunately (for us), success has crept in. As BTM became VH1's top-rated show, it also has become a vehicle for commercialism. In 2000, the market was flooded with BTM books, CD's, and videos, and the recording industry started to realise the direct influence the show has on music sales. Vanilla Ice reportedly sold four times more albums after his episode aired, and many back catalogue sales have increased. So the later episodes have veered away from the 'classic' artists, and feature trendy, marketable newer acts. Hence, there sometimes is precious little drama to the artists' stories, and the series has turned rather uneven. Still, there is an occasional worthy tale, though VH1 produces only three or four new episodes per season these days. It's sister show, "VH1's Storytellers", has also been revived .moreless
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    The Blue Planet

    The Blue Planet

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2002)
    The BBC spent five years and $10 million to produce this landmark exploration of the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon. We go further out and deeper down to show you things that have never been seen before. The Blue Planet: Seas of Life reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring. Until now, we've only touched the surface...moreless
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    Aspiring Women

    Aspiring Women

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    Total Living Network
    Aspiring Women is the Total Living Network program hosted by Shirley Rose that deals with issues that today's women face. Shirley Rose has been in the ministry for over 30 years, writing many books and doing speaking engagements, demonstrating her passion for God and trying to pass it on to other women. The award-winning host is joined by co-hosts Valerie Burton and Chonda Pierce. Valerie is an accomplished life coach, speaker, and author who has worked with media such as CNN, NPR, and ABC Radio, giving tips on how to better your life. Chonda Pierce is a comedian with five gold albums under her belt, a platinum DVD, and 9 books. Together the three ladies tell captivating stories, and give honest talk and practical insights to women's issues. Using interviews, dramatic storytelling, and on-location features, the series shows inspiring stories of women overcoming the odds and living their lives to the fullest. Join Shirley, Valerie, and Chonda for a fun, heartwarming, and educational look at the issues facing women on Total Living Network's Aspiring Women.moreless
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    Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks

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    HBO
    Hard Knocks on HBO presents viewers with an inside look at NFL training camps. From the top coaches to the rookies trying to make the team, Hard Knocks will showcase what it takes to be in the NFL.moreless
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    Weaponology

    Weaponology

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2008)
    From body armor and explosives of the past and to thermobaric bombs and nuclear weapons of today, Weaponology delves into the world of weapons and devices of war. Witness how the Gatling gun has evolved from it's inception to today as well as a host of several other topics.moreless
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    Whale Wars

    Whale Wars

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    Animal Planet
    The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society goes to extreme lengths to make illegal whaling operations extinct. Animal Planet is there to capture all the action. Theme song is "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" by The Smashing Pumpkins.moreless
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    Medical Detectives

    Medical Detectives

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    TLC
    Medical Detectives is a non-fiction forensics series. It focuses on crimes, often murders, and how they solve them. Sometimes an episode will be based on an outbreak, or some other environmentally-based phenonomon. The most facinating part of this show is that often the crimes are solved with one important clue leading the way! I would highly encourage anyone with an interest in health, science, or forensics to watch this show as it is entertaining and extremely interesting.moreless
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    Taboo

    Taboo

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    National Geographic
    For what may be grotesque or barbaric to some of us, to others, it is their custom and their way of life. Taboo takes the viewer into the realm of these cultures from around the world.

    Taboo explores the various cuisines, tribal rituals, religious believes and even sports that crosses the border from your comfort zone.moreless
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    History Specials

    History Specials

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    The History Channel
    History Specials is a History Channel greatest hits series, presenting the most exciting, riveting, shocking, and memorable documentaries produced by the History Channel. These episodes probe into a wide variety of topics, presenting expert commentary on intriguing international subjects. Several videos from the "What Went Down" series appear here, providing viewers with a glimpse of what it would have been like to experience first-hand the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the Alamo. In the "Sex In" series, the role of sex in a variety of cultures is examined, from sex in ancient Pompeii and Egypt, to sex in 1969 America. Also included are pieces explaining the mysticism surrounding the Koran and the Kabbalah, as well as biographies of some of the world's deadliest killers, from Charles Manson to Adolf Hitler. These History Specials documentaries represent the best-of-the-best from the History Channel's years of acclaimed non-fiction programming.moreless
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    The Erotic Traveler

    The Erotic Traveler

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    Cinemax (ended 2008)
    The Midland Art Gallery is the home base for this erotic series starring Divini Rai as erotic photographer Marissa Johanson and Kaylani Lei as her pupil Allison Kraft. The series uses photographs and works of art to take episodic settings all over the world. This series is shot on location in Green River, Utah.moreless
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    VH1 Storytellers

    VH1 Storytellers

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    VH1
    This acclaimed series began with a broadcast of Ray Davies talking about his songs and performing them solo, as part of his own "Storyteller" concert tour in 1996. Ray being one of more eloquant and insightful writers of our time, the show was well-received, and other performers were lined up. Many of popular music's greatest artists and songwriters have taped episodes, mostly in intimate settings, some taking audience questions and telling first-hand stories about their writing and personal experiences. By definition, the series is rather uneven, (after all, if you're not a fan of the performer, it's not your cup of tea). But it has produced many inspiring moments and memorable performances. As of November 2008, 79 episodes have aired, many in conjunction with its sister series, "Behind The Music". CD's and DVD's of episodes are available, including some "Best Of" and "Lost Songs" collections. It was listed as on hiatus from 2002 to 2005, then a few occasional episodes have been taped, mostly in conjunction with the artist's latest release.moreless
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    American Experience

    American Experience

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    PBS
    Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country. Hosted by David McCullough until 2002 and narrated by a number of well-known personalities - American Experience uses historians and authors, period images and film, music, dramatic re-enactments, and contemporary context to set the stage for its topics.

    The series continues to this day with a variable number of installments produced each year. Episodes are generally 60 minutes in length, but some longer episodes and multi-part series have also been produced. The show airs at different days and times on local PBS stations.

    Though American Experience has used many films from independent film makers and has been assisted by various PBS stations throughout the country, it has always been spearheaded by WGBH in Boston.moreless
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    The Path to 9/11

    The Path to 9/11

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    ABC (ended 2006)
    Where were you on 9/11? Relive the events of that fateful day and the years leading up to it with this ABC miniseries that takes you to the streets of New York, drops you in the center of a riot in Pakistan, and into the meeting rooms of the CIA, the FBI, and the White House. A dramatization of the events detailed in 2004’s national bestseller The 9/11 Commission Report, this small screen experience zeroes in on the experiences of key political and law enforcement players involved. By focusing on the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 and all followed until September 11, 2001, this miniseries seeks to shed light on how to protect America in the future.moreless
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    Barack Obama For President 2008

    Barack Obama For President 2008

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    Barack Obama For President 2008 is a retrospective of Barack Obama's run to the White House.
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    The Click List: Best In Short Film

    The Click List: Best In Short Film

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    LOGO
    The Click List: Best in Short Film is a collection of short films with LGBT themes, made by LGBT filmmakers. Originally produced in hour long segments by LOGO with 2-5 aired together, these short films range in subject matter, comedy to drama, silly to heartwarming, from all have a certain sagger to them. Most films feature gay or lesbian characters, and there is truly no holds barred in this vast library of mini movies. From runaway crazy lesbian lovers starting trouble in a roadside diner to junior high love triangles to a good old story of a young boy coming to grips with relationship with his father, while some shorts start off typical, there is nothing run of the mill about these clips, oozing with originality. And the stars do sometimes get involved, such as in the tongue in cheek Goodnight Vagina, starring Cheryl Hines and Gary Cole, about a woman that wants a new vagina. Viewers are given the chance to rate each film, with the top rated films replayed in the final episode is a showcase of excellence. The quality is top notch; you'll laugh, you'll cry, but either way you will certainly enjoy The Click List: Best in Short Film.moreless
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    Baseball's Secret Formula

    Baseball's Secret Formula

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    The Science Channel
    Baseball's Secret Formula explores how scientific methods are challenging baseball wisdom.
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    Kingdom of David

    Kingdom of David

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    PBS
    More than 3,000 years ago, a small group of tribes gave birth to a nation and a religion - a religion that would dare to redefine humanity's relationship with God. This documentary tells the epic story of the Jews and the creation of the world's most profoundly monotheistic religion. The stories of the patriarch Abraham, the liberator Moses, the poet-king David and his son, Solomon, all come to life in the dramatic tale of loss and triumph that has shaped humanity's moral struggle for more than three millennia.moreless
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    Air Disasters

    Air Disasters

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    Smithsonian Channel
    Our worst nightmares in the sky, caused by engine failure and human mistakes are combated with courage and may end up in amazing miracles or disasters.
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    Car Warriors

    Car Warriors

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    Speed TV
    Car Warriors is the Speed TV series that pits automotive all-stars in a car customizing competition. The show lets viewers in on the action as two teams of eight create awesome custom performance automobiles. The Car Warriors All Stars take on challenger teams to see who can turn the stripped-down shell into a better automotive work of art. There's always a catch, and the catch in this challenge is that they have only 72 hours to complete their ride. From the time they lay eyes on the primered bodies, they must race the clock in the high-pressure competition, hoping to make a seriously awesome car. The teams then submit their projects to the judges, the King of the Kustomizers George Barris, fabricator and TV personality Jimmy Shine, and customizing supervisor and Pimp My Ride alum Mad Mike Martin. These three have done years worth of impressive customizations, so impressing them won't be an easy feat. Tune in as these teams fight to get these shells wired, fired and driving in only 72 hours in the exciting Speed TV competition series Car Warriors.moreless
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