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A series of conversations exploring the idea of "nothing" between pairs of prominent individuals from various fields in the arts and sciences.

In 2002, maintenance workers stumbled through an opening in one of the tunnel walls and discovered a previously unknown complex of six small rooms, each stacked floor to ceiling with skeletons. It was a mass grave, locked away for nearly 2,000 years. Who were these people? Why were so many interred in one place, piled atop each other? And most important, what killed them?

Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there's a generation of women who are leading the way... From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, Yogawoman uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.

"The story of Vincent Furnier, the preacher's son who struck fear into the hearts of parents everywhere as Alice Cooper, the most outrageous rock star of his generation. This unique 'doc opera,' a dizzying blend of documentary archive footage, animation and rock opera, goes from the early days of Alice as the frontman for a cutting edge rock band in the sixties through the hazy decadence of global celebrity in the seventies and on to his winking comeback as the glam metal godfather in the eighties. This is the tale of Alice and Vincent battling for each other's souls"--Container.

A brilliant telecommunications inventor was held down by corporate greed and government monopolies and ended up so desperate to provide for his family he ended up working for the mafia; creating the infamous 'black box.' His unimaginable decline led his son to turn to life of crime to become the world's most notorious jewel thief.

'No black, no white, just soldiers,' declared Jack Benedick, a young, white lieutenant of the 9th Infantry's Charlie Company. In 1967, no other person would have ever uttered these liberating words, but Charlie Company was different, functioning largely free of radical prejudice. Boys of '67 recounts the spellbinding chronicle of one of the last combat infantry companies to be shipped off to the Vietnam War, their sacrifices, their bond, and their intertwining lives 47 years later.

Four documentaries and rare TV clips that explore the life and career of screen legend John Wayne.

The Shannon is Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway. A silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.

Work on skills by understanding and translating ASL vocabulary, sentences, and idioms from two deaf ASL professors, Gilda Toby Ganezer and Avery Posner, along with certified ASL interpreter, April Starks. There are fourteen quizzes with seven multiple choice questions per quiz. The program is best for every ASL student, interpreter trainee, interpreter, teacher, and ASL enthusiast when it comes to fine-tuning receptive and translation skills.

Trey Cole, a now-famous singer, returns to his hometown to find Charlie Shuffleton, a small town barber who acted as a father to Trey when he was a young boy. Though Trey discovers that Charlie has died, he is haunted by memories of Charlie which seem to be encouraging him to face his past and make peace with his estranged family.

Be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, a city of 30 million, where the super rich commute by helicopter. Meet remote tribes who pit their survival skills against gold diggers and loggers. In the entertaining company of good-natured host Michael Palin, delight in the spectacular landscape, food, music, beach life and unique cultural heritage of a rising global power.

In recent years, many people are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed "Tiny Housers" live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. Tiny takes viewers inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners' stories and the design innovations that make them work.

The movie tells the true tale of an Alaskan wildlife filmmaker's persistent curiosity and quest to test the claims of what appears to be an outrageously simple and "too good to be true" healing concept -- physical, bare skin contact with the Earth -- which may have been known by civilizations throughout history. New research has started to confirm the unexpected, that the surface of the Earth has healing power, like a gigantic treatment table. He introduces this concept to his fellow townsmen in Haines, Alaska (population 1,700), many of whom suffer from major pain or disabling conditions. Starting with his own pain relief, he witnesses and films a surprising and miraculous healing in the town generated by simply grounding people to the Earth, that is, reconnecting them to the Earth's healing energy. Even an orphaned moose calf named "Karen" participates in the healing. The news of the town's response draws the attention of Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon, as well as doctors and scientists. --Website.

The honey badger is one the most fearless animals in the world, renowned for its ability to confront grown lions and shrug off the toxic defenses of stinging bees, scorpions, and snakes. The film follows a team of researchers in South Africa who set out to study them, stymie them, rescue them, or keep them as pets.

Work on skills by understanding and translating ASL vocabulary, sentences, and idioms from two deaf ASL professors, Gilda Toby Ganezer and Avery Posner, along with certified ASL interpreter, April Starks. There are fourteen quizzes with seven multiple choice questions per quiz. The program is best for every ASL student, interpreter trainee, interpreter, teacher, and ASL enthusiast when it comes to fine-tuning receptive and translation skills.

Judge Olivia Lockhard (Andie MacDowell) is considered the community's guiding light in the picturesque, coastal town of Cedar Cove, Washington. But like everyone else, Olivia fights the uphill battle of balancing career with family and finding love, all the while doing her best to care for the township she calls home.

Follow seventeen-year-old Mikayla Irle as she memorizes books of the Bible on her quest to win the National Bible Quiz Championship and the heart of JP, her quiz team captain. The film explores coming of age in the face of faith, doubt, fierce competition, sexuality and teen love.

A look at some of the planet's great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers, sometimes in millions, billions, and even trillions. Some gather to breed, migrate, for protection, or simply to keep warm. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.

In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. With their confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, this troop of snow monkeys is ready to face the world.

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages. Once valued for their fur or hunted as pests, these industrious rodents are seen in a new light through the eyes of beaver enthusiasts who reveal the ways in which the presence of beavers can transform and revive landscapes.

Tells the moving stories of animals that formed an unlikely bond with a human. These rare relationships cross the divide between the species and provide a glimpse of the inner life of the creatures who share the world. Each animal's story is a lesson from the recent past with the power to change the modern view of their species.

On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to the first complete survey of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. D-Day's Sunken Secrets unfolds an account of the tumultuous events and reveals how the Allies intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to the ambitious and risky military operation.

When you are less than a foot tall, raindrops fall like meteorites and a breeze feels like a tornado! The challenges these tiny yet adorable creatures face are exceptional and their enemies gigantic, but their solutions are ingenious. Prepare to be amazed, entertained and fascinated by our planet's hidden kingdoms. It's time for the little guys to take center stage!

On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis. But underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. Secrets of Underground London uncovers 2000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers.

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