Episode Forty Eight: October 2010 (enhanced with images)
David Starkey on the genius of British art. Plus, Canaletto's views, and social climbing at the court of Louis XIV.
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Larry Bird, Senior Curator at NMAH, Division of American Politics and Reform on James Rosenquist
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
BEN HALL Bushranger Pt1: The events leading to the colonization Of Australia
This video tells about the people and events that brought the British penal colony to Australia during the 18th century. It is short and relatively concise and it uses pictures of the individuals involved to describe the events.
Teach Yourself British Sign Language
Learn numbers 0-20 and the alphabet in British Sign Language (BSL). Run time 01:40.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown Address to Congress (2009)
British Prime Minister Brown addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Discusses the current status and future of America - and the world.
The Discovery of Penicillin
In this video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey, learn what led British researcher Alexander Fleming to the chance discovery of antibacterial properties of a mold extract he later named penicillin. After treating World War I battlefield casualties, Fleming began searching for compounds that would ward off infections in humans. Returning from vacation in the summer of 1928, he noticed that mold was partly covering one of the agar plates in which he had been growing bacteria, and that the mol
This award-winning courses was filmed in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This clip is the lesson on 'Verb Phrases' from The Basic Cozy Grammar Course. The speaker is on the beach. She defines/explains verb phrases as key words from her explanation appear in type on the screen. She then proceeds to act out verb phrases, and the verb phrases appear in type on the screen. ( 6:48)
Maryland, Carolina, and Georgia
The British colonies in the American south were divided into two regions: the Chesapeake colonies, which included Maryland and Virginia, and the Southern colonies, which included Georgia and the Carolinas. One of the first proprietary colonies, or colonies owned by an individual instead of a joint-stock company, was the Chesapeake colony of Maryland, granted by Charles I to Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Upon his death, the land was left to his son Cecilius Calvert, the second Lor