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    The Works

    The Works

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    The History Channel
    The Works is a History Channel show hosted by Daniel H. Wilson, a Carnegie educated robotics engineer and American writer. The program reveals the unseen secrets and history of everyday life using real scientific experiments and interviews with experts. Each episode focuses on uncovering the complex systems behind commonplace things, tracing a path from where it has come to where it is today and where it can go in the future. Topics range from common garbage, beer, sneakers or tattoo removal to armored plating and robots. The Works takes the viewer from a basic understanding of a product or service to a fascinating level of behind the scenes knowledge. The viewers become privy to industry trade secrets and interesting historical facts, often presented by top representatives of each perspective field. Scientific, historical and social significance are given equal weight. The Works shows audiences a broad, vibrant and surprising picture of everyday objects and industries.moreless
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    World Report

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    HDNet
    World Report is a television news shows produced by HDNet. It is known for its provocative reporting of difficult stories unfolding throughout the world. It offers independent and in depth coverage of news not seen on comparable programs. The show boasts many veteran reporters who have a passion for connecting people to the world. Their regular reporters include Paul Beban, Greg Dobbs, Leslie Bghosian, Michael Davie, Jennifer London, and Carol McKinley. The reporters do not shy away from controversial subjects and are known to go anywhere from the streets of Baghdad, to Vietnamese villages, to small town America. They are willing to ask the questions that no one else will and they have informed about subjects like Agent Orange in Vietnam, terrorism in Lebanon, juvenile justice in the United States, and massive pollution problems in Peru. The show's bold reporting and its spectacular 1080i high-definition broadcast has viewers seeing the world like never before.moreless
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    Downtown Girls: The Hookers of Honolulu

    Downtown Girls: The Hookers of Honolulu

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    HBO
    Downtown Girls: The Hookers of Honolulu airing on HBO, is a documentary drama series that sheds light on society's many hidden aspects; in this instance, prostitution. In downtown Honolulu, everything is for sale and the sex industry is one of the most profitable industries in the city. Prostitution flourishes despite it's illegality, as demand is high for trans-gender and she-male prostitutes. This is not an undercover show that tries to catch the wrong-doers. This show is aimed at the concerns of those working in the sex industry. These issues give a feel of what it is like to work in the branch, with concerns over violent clients and over sexually transmitted diseases. Honolulu has had a history of illegal prostitution involving trans-genders and for the first time this unseen side of reality is shown to the public. The show is raw, cruel and highly realistic, despite offering a somewhat glamorous aspect of the sex workers of Honolulu. It introduces the audience to the universe of sex workers and this causes controversy and repulsion due to the reality of the lives presented to the audience.moreless
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    Nostradamus Effect

    Nostradamus Effect

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    The History Channel
    This show looks into the prophecies of the French apothecary, Michel Nostradamus, that date backs to the 1500's. Although his predictions could be considered dated, many of them have occurred and are applicable today.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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    Walking with Beasts

    Walking with Beasts

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    BBC (ended 2001)
    The followup series to the popular Walking with Dinosaurs series, this is the series the producers wanted to do! Follow the lives of several mammals in an ever changing world. This series is not only the story of how mammals took over the world after the extinction of the dinosaurs, but is also the story of humanity's own rise to dominance.moreless
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    VH1 Rock Docs

    VH1 Rock Docs

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    VH1
    VH1 Rock Docs are high-end feature length documentaries that each reveal an untold story in the history of rock and hip-hop music, combining never-before-seen footage with a unique and unconventional narrative approach. The documentaries tell some of the most unique stories of artists and music from a wide range of genres, styles, and musical perspectives.moreless
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    The Price of Beauty

    The Price of Beauty

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    VH1
    Singer Jessica Simpson will travel the world with her two best friends CaCee Cobb and Ken Paves as they go to different countries and meet with everyday people to study the beauty regimes of each country, and taking a look at the negative side of beauty.moreless
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    Walking With Cavemen

    Walking With Cavemen

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    BBC
    Walking With Cavemen begins with Professor Robert Winston's discovery of Lucy, the first upright ape, and then goes on the three-million-year journey to civilization. Broadcast in 2003, Walking with Cavemen combined special effects with the latest scientific theories, to show us what it really means to be human.moreless
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    Sahara

    Sahara

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    The Sahara is the size of the United States with a population the size of Norfolk, a small UK county. The temperatures are extreme, the camels are poisoned ... this is another of Michael Palin's exciting globe-trotting adventures. During his travels across theSahara Desert, Michael meets interesting people, learns about their cultures, and goes through what they do in their everyday lives. He visits the countries of Gibraltar, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. But this is no easy task. Traveling in the immense heat of the Sahara, our host suffers through illness, dangerous lands with no government, and harsh climates to learn more about the world. In just four episodes, Michael teaches viewers about life in the Sahara Desert.moreless
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    Stuff Happens

    Stuff Happens

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    Planet Green (ended 2008)
    Bill Nye (the Science Guy) is back on television hosting this new science show on Planet Green. Join Bill as he examines what happens after we dispose of all the stuff we consume every day and how it impacts the environment and our planet.moreless
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    Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II

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    Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.
    Following the premature death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. An outstanding student with a magnetic personality, he dreams of becoming an actor. When his homeland is invaded by the Nazis in 1939, he and his friends secretly oppose the systematic persecution of their Polish culture. But, with the death of his father and the lacerating solitude which accompanies this loss, Karol's personal "resistance" takes on a new form and he decides to follow a priestly vocation. At the end of the war, Poland falls into the grip of Soviet totalitarianism. The newly ordained Karol is constantly surrounded by young people whom he teaches to safeguard and defend human dignity. He could be considered a serious threat to the regime, but the Communist authorities merely see him as an innocuous intellectual and even encourage his nomination for the position of bishop. Karol Wojtila is the youngest bishop in the history of Poland. When he is appointed Cardinal, Karol is more intransigent in the spiritual guidance of his homeland, becoming a real and proper thorn in the side of the Communist government. And the whole Catholic world begins to wonder who he is. On the death of Pope John Paul I in 1978, the cardinals of the Conclave decide that Woytjla is the right man to lead replace him. Thus Karol leaves his beloved Poland to become Pope John Paul II. His free, unconventional attitude alarms several prelates, but immediately wins the hearts of the people. In a age paralyzed by fear and ideology, the new Pope shows everybody again the overwhelming fascination of Christianity: this is the beginning of a deep change, which will affect the whole world and the Church itself, as a sort of "contagion". He miraculously survives an attempt on his life in 1981, and not even this event curbs his mission. Thanks to his unshakable tenacity , Pope John Paul II helps to change the course of history: the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 decrees the collapse of Communism. But the Pope does not stop being the voice of Christ, even among the injustices of the capitalistic Western world, even among the provocations and challenges of modern times . The Great Jubilee of 2000 is the most moving evidence of his mission: 3 million young people in love with the Pope gather in Rome, bringing with them the whole world's hopes. This world has learned to look to him, now old and shaky, as a ray of light in the heart of darkness.moreless
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    Doing Davinci

    Doing Davinci

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2009)
    Leonardo DaVinci, a famous artist and architect, also sketched drawings for highly advanced and intricate military weapons. Each week, a team of four experts will attempt to build the weapons based on DaVinci's drawings.moreless
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    Tales From the Tower

    Tales From the Tower

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    Tales From the Tower is a stylized documentary from BAFTA award winner Robin Bextor that leads viewers on an illuminating and spooky tour through time in the ancient halls, cells, and torture chambers of the United Kingdom's number one tourist attraction, the famed Tower of London. This ancient tower stands tall to this day, despite having been founded in the year 1066. The Tower has played a significant role in England's history, being the subject of many long and violent sieges by aggressors seeking to win the valuable landmark and shift the balance of power. Over the years, the Tower has taken on many roles, including armory, treasury, menagerie, home of the Royal Mint, and the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. However, the Tower is most commonly remembered as a prison, execution site, and place of torture, and this series doesn't shy away from revealing the grotesque equipment utilized for such grisly purposes.moreless
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    Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

    Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

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    PBS (ended 2009)
    Viewers will be transported across the world's oceans to meet mysterious sea creatures, explore shipwrecks and find hidden treasures. Discover diverse wildlife populations above and below the sea, and investigate these species' fight against extinction and the devastating effects of pollution, mining, fishing and development around the world.moreless
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    The Music in Me

    The Music in Me

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    HBO
    The Music in Me is an HBO special series that is dedicated to child musical prodigies. These children, who range in age from about nine to twelve years old, are extremely talented and they have made music the main focal point of their lives. This show's crew travels around the country to meet these children to share not just their musical talent but how their music is intertwined with their culture. The children play a variety of instruments including the piano, fiddle, tin whistle and guitar and there is also a mariachi singer and a classical composer. The show includes scenes from their various recitals displaying their powerful talent and home video clips showing how music is involved in everything they do. You will also see the incredible strength these children have, as two of them are cancer survivors and state that music is what pulled them through. These children may be little in size but they are huge in talent and their musical ability is certainly impressive.moreless
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    I Love the 80s Strikes Back

    I Love the 80s Strikes Back

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    VH1 (ended 2003)
    I Love The 80s Strikes Back is the "spin-off" of sorts of the very successful VH1 show,I Love The 80's. This show profiles events that were not reviewed in the first series, all things pop culture from 1980-1989. Including reviews on music artists such as Men At Work and Richard Marx, and movies such as Splash and Raising Arizona, this series portrays all things '80s.

    I Love The 80s Strikes Back airs reoccuringly on VH1.

    Broadcast History (VH1) October 2003-October 2003----Weekdays---9:00 - 11:00 P.M. moreless
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    Ghost Stories

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    Travel Channel
    Ghost Stories is a documentary television series that airs on the Travel Channel and seeks to explain purported ghost encounters and other paranormal activities. Ghost Stories features the voiceover narration of Jay Thomas, the Emmy-award winning actor best known for his work as Jerry Gold on the show Murphy Brown. Every episode features a combination of eyewitness interviews, professional interviews, historical footage, and re-enactment footage in order to present all of the details completely and work towards a plausible explanation of the paranormal events that have transpired. Ghost Stories covers both old and new stories as well as both "solved" cases and those that have drifted into the cold case files. Most episodes are centered in a single haunted location reported by the inhabitants and/or guests of the establishment. Whether you do or do not believe in the extraordinary, Ghost Stories is a thrill-ride and sure to strike fear in most who watch it.moreless
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    Hero Ships

    Hero Ships

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    Warships and their crews that sailed the seas were the power of the seas and the force behind our military might during both World Wars. Hero Ships visits some of these gallant warships, now floating museums that are a testament to those who served aboard them.moreless
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    Timeline

    Timeline

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    PBS (ended 1989)
    One of the forgotten gems of the eighties, Timeline was an educational series with the brilliant premise of having a TV news team report straightfacedly from some of the Middle Ages' greatest turning points. Rarely has this startling mix of hard mediaeval history and the inexplicably fantastic intrusion of TV news ever been attempted. The best comparison is Walter Cronkite's You Are There, but Timeline wins over with its modern wit amidst a feudal backdrop. Curtis Olmstead has noted that Timeline series creator Gary Witt may have drawn inspiration from the 1969 proto-Python series The Complete and Utter History of Britain, though to be fair, Peter Watkins' Culloden pioneered the format as serious documentary on the BBC in 1964. And as Witt and series producer Leo Eaton have kindly pointed out, the original incarnation of Timeline on PBS was as a series of shorts called Newscast From the Past. Timeline had a long list of international producers, location shoots in Turkey, Spain and England, and a price tag of over $2 million. But PBS virtually killed the series by mismanaging its broadcast schedule (this your editor can attest to, from memory, and see dates below). Its current distributor has 5-minute RealVideo samples of each episode online; see link at left. The production companies included Maryland Public Broadcasting System, KRLU-Austin and The Newscast Company of Texas, Turkish Radio and Television, Television Española, and Holmes Associates and Molinare/Visions of Great Britain.moreless
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