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  • PBS: Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
    PBS: Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
    English | AAC 48 Khz stereo | H264 29.97 fps | 1280x720 | 54m 56s | 960 Mb
    Genre: Documentary

    In the shadowy world of espionage there is no spy agency more legendary than Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Founded over 100 years ago it has evolved into a global spying network. Better known by its old government identifier as MI6, the service didn’t officially ‘exist’ till 1994. Today its modern headquarters, code-named VX, sit in the centre of London on the river Thames.
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  • PBS - American Masters: JD Salinger (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Masters: JD Salinger (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 02:23:39 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 2502 Kbps | AAC 143 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.51 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    American Masters launches its 28th season with the series’ 200th episode: the exclusive director’s cut of Shane Salerno’s documentary, Salinger, with 15 minutes of new material not seen in theaters. Featuring never-before-seen photographs, personal stories and moments from J.D. Salinger’s (Jan. 1, 1919 – Jan. 27, 2010) life and harrowing service in World War II, Salerno’s new director’s cut expands his intimate portrait of the enigmatic author of The Catcher in the Rye. American Masters was the first to close a deal with Salerno for Salinger, securing the exclusive domestic television rights to the documentary in January 2013. An official selection of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival, the film made front page news all over the world with its revelations. Associated Press called the research yielded during Salerno’s 10-year investigation “unprecedented” and “thoroughly documented.” Salerno’s 10-year journey culminates in the first work to get beyond the author’s impenetrable wall of privacy and seclusion. While there have been over 100 academic books examining Salinger’s work in exhaustive detail, the story that no one had uncovered was that of Salinger’s remarkable life. Salerno overcame considerable obstacles to do this and present the material as a documentary film. Salinger never sat for a formal interview during his life, and there were no video or audio recordings of him and very few photographs. Additionally, legal restrictions specifically prevented Salerno from quoting virtually any of Salinger’s work on camera or from having anyone read or perform any of Salinger’s work. Regardless, American Masters: Salinger shows in vivid detail the connections between the author’s life and work, and the people and events that inspired his most celebrated fiction.
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  • PBS - American Experience: 1964 (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Experience: 1964 (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:53:49 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2958 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.35 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time, and bring out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions, and anxieties began to turn the country onto a different course. 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater's conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. Based in part on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by Jon Margolis, 1964 follows some of the most influential figures of the time--Lyndon B. Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan--but also brings out from the shadows the stories of ordinary Americans whose principled stands would set the country onto a new and different course.
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  • PBS - American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - American Experience: The Poisoner's Handbook (2014) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    English | 01:53:47 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2037 Kbps | AAC 128 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.62 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    In the early 1900s , the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest. Deadly chemicals such as radioactive radium, thallium, potassium cyanide, and morphine lurked in health tonics, depilatory creams, teething medicine, and cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer's trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge and the political will to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired Charles Norris as its first scientifically trained medical examiner. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending impatient heirs, jilted lovers, and desperate debtors to the electric chair, and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt..
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  • PBS - Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:54:55 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 2441 Kbps | AAC 139 Kbps 48.0khz | 958 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913 explores an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan's Copper Country-and haunts the American labor movement to this day. Produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Silvers, the program traces the Copper Country strike from its hopeful start to that tragic conclusion. Between those endpoints, the film explores the intensifying battle between organized labor and corporate power, as well as the strike's cultural legacy, which influenced national discourse, music, and legislation during the Progressive Era and the New Deal. Among the notable elements of the strike was the death of seventy-three (60 of which were children) at a union Christmas Eve party, a tragedy immortalized by Woody Guthrie in his ballad "1913 Massacre" and performed by Steve Earle in the film. The event, known as the Italian Hall Disaster, remains the deadliest unsolved manslaughter in US history. As the centennial of the Italian Hall Disaster approaches, a new generation of Americans has begun paying tribute to the victims, while also deliberating the strike's causes, outcomes, and legacy.
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  • PBS - Nature: Magic of the Snowy Owl (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AC3-MVGroup
    PBS - Nature: Magic of the Snowy Owl (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:52:57 | H264 | 1280x720 | 25.00fps 2826 Kbps | AAC 178 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.05 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    A team of intrepid filmmakers provides an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter's faithful companion Hedwig. Though "snowies" naturally stand out for their beauty, intelligence and charm, in their eerie, bleak Arctic home it is their determination and survival skills that are truly magical. Throughout the long months of the Arctic winter the sun remains below the horizon while the darkness intensifies the cold. Life is difficult, if not impossible, for all but the toughest and most experienced of animals. Snowy owls are built for the challenge, their every sense and skill honed to take on their frozen world. And when the brief Arctic summer approaches, bringing light back to the tundra, they embark upon an even more daunting challenge than keeping themselves alive. They breed and attempt to raise young in one of the harshest environments on the planet. Once summer arrives, they will have just 82 days of sunlight to successfully raise a family of helpless owlets until they are ready and able to fly.
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  • PBS - JFK: Breaking the News (2004) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - JFK: Breaking the News (2004) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:55:15 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 3202 Kbps | AAC 138 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.24 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    JFK: Breaking the News offers a close-up look at how reporters responded to a national tragedy. Through the lens of journalists working in Dallas in 1963, audiences will learn about the moment-by-moment experiences of those who covered one of the most significant events in U.S. history. Their reflections also allow us to witness the remarkable rise of television as a primary source for breaking news coverage. Narrated by Jane Pauley, the documentary also reveals the tremendous technical obstacles that had to be overcome and the immediate journalistic decisions that accompanied the initial live remote broadcasts generated by television four decades ago.
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  • PBS - Lincoln at Gettysburg (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - Lincoln at Gettysburg (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:55:10 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 1878 Kbps | AAC 156 Kbps 48.0khz | 741 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    How the telegraph helped Abraham Lincoln to reshape America. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier--not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his "high-tech" command center, the War Department Telegraph Office. The telegraph was the "Internet" of the nineteenth century, and it gave Lincoln powers of command, communications, and control never before exercised by a commander-in-chief. He used this new technology to connect the country to him--receiving nearly live dispatches via telegraph from his generals in the field and sending out his plans for the nation faster and with more clarity than ever before. The results of Lincoln's pioneering experiment in electronic leadership would ultimately lead to the fields of Gettysburg. There, one battle turned the tide of the Civil War--and became the setting for the 272 words of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, the speech that recast the American ideal as a national creed. Lincoln@Gettysburg unfolds the greatest turning point in American history, the rebirth of a nation, and the dawn of the information age.
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  • PBS - Craft in America: Holiday (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - Craft in America: Holiday (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:55:40 | H264 | 1280x720 | 23.98fps 2694 Kbps | AAC 144 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.05 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Celebrate the handmade as part of new and familiar winter traditions.Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated series is an inspirational journey to the artists, objects, techniques and origins of American craft. Holiday embraces familiar and new winter celebrations as part of our American experience with the handmade. Celebrate some of our most important cultural and religious customs and get inspired to discover your own creativity.
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  • PBS - Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - Blenko Glass: Behind The Scenes (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:33:54 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 3029 Kbps | AAC 118 Kbps 48.0khz | 734 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    Journey to the hills of Milton, West Virginia, into the heat of Blenko Glassworks and see first-hand how Blenko handmade glass is created, from start to finish. Each step in the Blenko glass-making process is accomplished by human hand, eyes, and he arts, not by impersonal machines. Each piece is unique and so are the artisans and members of the Blenko family who continue this proud, 100 year tradition. Blenko Glass Company has been a family owned and operated company since 1893. They have been located in Milton, West Virginia since 1921.
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  • PBS - FRONTLINE: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (1999) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - FRONTLINE: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (1999) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 01:54:01 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97 fps 2614 Kbps | AAC 131 Kbps 48.0khz | 2.08 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    FRONTLINE presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman. Together with the many interviews, unique photos, and rare archival film, the program also interweaves analyses from Mandela's biographers, Richard Stengel and Anthony Sampson, illuminating not only what separates Mandela from ordinary men--his singular pursuit of his life's mission, his unwavering moral certitude, his own sense of his destiny--but also, what makes him like the rest of us: his vanity, his anger, his stubbornness.This two-hour biography is filled with insights from Mandela's noble upbringing in the rural Transkei where his values and attitudes were shaped by tradition and royal prerogative--to old colleagues' anecdotes about his self-discipline, guarded privacy and quite early sense of his own historic destiny. The program also examines Mandela's electric relationship with Winnie Madikizela Mandela and chronicles Mandela's negotiations with the increasingly embattled white rulers of South Africa.
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  • PBS - Secrets of the Manor House (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - Secrets of the Manor House (2012) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:55:40 | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2756 Kbps | AAC 151 Kbps 48.0khz | 1.07 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    The early years of the twentieth century rank among the most peaceful in European history. In Britain's grand homes it was a time of glamour, high society, and unfettered optimism. The British aristocracy enjoyed life on vast estates as they had done for centuries. Retinues of servants, beautiful houses, and fabulous costumes: the parties were extravagant, the scandal was infamous. It's no surprise that some of the most popular dramas to hit our screens have been set against this rich and colorful backdrop. In reality, however, the picture was less than golden; the historic order was starting to crumble. With World War One looming, and new technology, money, and ideas coming over from America, the British aristocracy were being threatened by deepening undercurrents of change as the nation stood at the brink of an upheaval so monumental that few could imagine it. Nowhere was this threat of change felt more acutely than within the confines of the British Manor House.
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  • PBS - FRONTLINE: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (2011) PDTV x264-W4F
    PBS - FRONTLINE: The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela (2011) PDTV x264-W4F
    English | 01:50:16 | H264 | 720x406 | 25.00fps 1174 Kbps | AAC 107 Kbps 48.0khz | 925 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    FRONTLINE presents the story of the man behind the myth, probing Mandela's character, leadership and life's method through intimate recollections with friends, political allies, adversaries, and his fellow prisoners and jailers on Robben Island, where Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years, transforming himself in prison from an impetuous, risk-taking radical into a mature leader and statesman. Together with the many interviews, unique photos, and rare archival film, the program also interweaves analyses from Mandela's biographers, Richard Stengel and Anthony Sampson, illuminating not only what separates Mandela from ordinary men--his singular pursuit of his life's mission, his unwavering moral certitude, his own sense of his destiny--but also, what makes him like the rest of us: his vanity, his anger, his stubbornness.This two-hour biography is filled with insights from Mandela's noble upbringing in the rural Transkei where his values and attitudes were shaped by tradition and royal prerogative--to old colleagues' anecdotes about his self-discipline, guarded privacy and quite early sense of his own historic destiny. The program also examines Mandela's electric relationship with Winnie Madikizela Mandela and chronicles Mandela's negotiations with the increasingly embattled white rulers of South Africa.
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  • PBS American Experience - JFK: Like No Other (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS American Experience - JFK: Like No Other (2013) 720p HDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | ~220min | H264 | 1280x720 | 29.97fps 2833 Kbps | AAC 130 Kbps 48.0khz | 2x~2.25 GiB
    Genre: Documentary

    In this probing biography, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history. With the benefit of recently opened archives, the film recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public.JFK offers a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, his close connection to his younger brother, Robert, and his complex bond with his powerful father. It also reevaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-twentieth century--the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia.
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  • PBS - Raiders of the Lost Gold (2011) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    PBS - Raiders of the Lost Gold (2011) PDTV x264 AAC-MVGroup
    English | 00:46:56 | H264 | 832x468 | 25.00fps 2035 Kbps | AAC 127 Kbps 48.0khz | 683 MiB
    Genre: Documentary

    It might be the greatest haul of treasure ever accumulated in one place – but does it exist? This documentary examines the legend of Yamashita's Gold. Japanese imperial expansion across South East Asia during the 1930s and early 1940s saw an orgy of systematic looting across a dozen countries. Banks, government treasuries, temples and monasteries were all targeted and stripped bare. The spoils were intended to be shipped back to Japan, but this was effectively rendered impossible after 1942 as American naval superiority came to dominate the Pacific. According to legend, a huge proportion of the loot was hidden in the Philippines, using Filipino slave labour and Allied prisoners-of-war to dig tunnels to hide the spoils. Consisting of gemstones, platinum, priceless artefacts and at least 6,000 tonnes of gold, the value of the treasure is estimated at over 100 billion dollars. The architect of the scheme was the famous Japanese General Tomyuki Yamashita. Some claim that the treasure – or at least part of it – has been found, passing into the coffers of former Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos. How much of the story is true may never be known, for the one man who knew the secret took it to the grave with him. Tomyuki Yamashita was tried as a war criminal and executed in 1946.
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