Prometheus and Pandora
This simple video is narrated and apparently illustrated by a young child. Prometheus was a Titan God who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to human mortals.  Zeus punished him, by having him bound to a rock while a great bird ate his liver every day (only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day).  Zeus, still angry, then sent Pandora (the first woman), to further punish humans.  Pandora had a box she was not supposed to open.  She opens it anyway, and when she does a blac
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The Adventures of Junior Raindrop
Produced by the US Dept of Agriculture in 1948, this cartoon shows the trials and tribulations of a raindrop when a watershed is damaged. It has authentic video footage from that time. It shows the relationship between man, land, and water. At one point, Junior Raindrop gets involved in gang activity and they pull out guns. It's not offensive, but guns were still very popular toys back in those days.
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Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [1/9]
(Caution: Graphic violence is shown as well as racially-insensitive doctrine)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigra
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Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [7/9]
THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Josep
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British Democracy (pt. 5)
Former MP Benn gives a description of Democracy as it exists, how it was
gained, and describes efforts to take it away and to get it back.
(While from a British point of view, it can easily be applied to
American democracy.)

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The Genius of Archimedes - Part 1
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. Run time 08:36.
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The Genius of Archimedes - Part 2
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. (Part 2) Run time 08:10.
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The Genius of Archimedes - Part 3
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. (Part 3) Run time 08:26.
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The Genius of Archimedes - Part 4
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. (Part 4) Run time 08:59.
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The Genius of Archimedes - Part 5
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. (Part 5) Run time 08:39.
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The Genius of Archimedes - Part 6
NOVA explores Archimedes' rare writings, as well as the book's mysterious beginnings, tumultuous history and amazing discovery. As the ancient text comes back from the dead, it unlocks its revolutionary contents—the infinite secrets of one of history's greatest thinkers. (Part 6) Run time 08:31.
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Busasaurus - Magic School Bus
Were dinosaurs the biggest, meanest animals that ever lived? To find out, the kids at Magic School Bus travel back to the Late Cretaceous Period - 67 million years ago. There, they see dinosaurs eat, hunt, rest, and fight. Some even take care of baby dinosaurs! The kids discover that not all dinosaurs were huge - some were as small as rabbits. And most dinosaurs weren't killers - they preferred plants to dino-burgers. But one meat eater - Tyrannosaurus rex - has a taste for a Magic School Bus sa
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Brewing beer in Pakistan


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Birth of the HammerKlavier
Johanna took Ludwig back to court after her son, Karl, ran away from Beethoven's home.  She argued that her brother-in-law was disregarding her son’s best interests.  At the end of all the legal wrangling and court hearings, however, Johanna lost all control of her son. (9:59)

During the second custody battle, Beethoven was able to keep composing.  He worked on his extremely complicated piano solo, the Hammerklavier.  Its music is unrelenting, difficult-to-play and emotionally

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1 of 10 -- MOONSHOT
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer on July 20, 1969 Just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon. Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signaled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place
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3 of 10 -- MOONSHOT
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer on July 20, 1969 Just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon. Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signaled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place
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4 of 10 -- MOONSHOT
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer on July 20, 1969 Just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon. Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signaled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place
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2 of 10 -- MOONSHOT
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer on July 20, 1969 Just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon. Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signaled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place
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5 of 10 -- MOONSHOT
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer on July 20, 1969 Just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon. Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signaled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place
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6 of 10 -- MOONSHOT
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer on July 20, 1969 Just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon. Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signaled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place
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