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Incumbency
While the president is limited to serving two terms in office, members of Congress can serve an unlimited number of terms. In the mid-nineteenth century, most congressional representatives served only a single term because at that time politics was not considered a career. However, by the mid-twentieth century, congressional representatives began to view holding congressional office as a prestigious career.  (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

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Radish seeds sprouting: time lapse
A great example of germination.  This time lapse video shows how radish plants go from seeds, to seedlings, to plants in just nine days. Amazing how fast the radishes grew. Time lapse sequence set to take a frame each 14 minutes 24 seconds. The time lapse spans 9 days. Two 90 watt compact floresecent lights where used for both the camera shooting light and the grow lights. The lights were set on a timer for 18 hours on and 6 off (for the health of the plants). The jump in the video is the 6 hou
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From Seed to Flower
The growth and development of a plant is one of the most spectacular events in nature. Yet, because it happens so slowly, over the course of days or weeks, it is difficult to observe in real time. This video segment depicts plant growth in time-lapse format, allowing the viewer to observe in just a few seconds some of the most important life stages of a plant, from germination to the formation of a flower, and several phases in between. Footage from NOVA: "The Shape of Things." Set to music.  N
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Empires: Winds of Change-Episode 3 of 4
Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign.
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The Roman Empire in the First Century - Episode 3: Winds of Change
Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign.  Absolute power brings absolute ruin.  Law under Nero was brutal. (55:06)
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Animal Farm
The video is an animated movie about barn animals acting  out human faults in life and politics. This captivating animation is based on Orwell's classic tale, 'Animal Farm'.

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Bellhop #14
A bellhop has to carry very heavy bags to Room #14 in this classic video. (For a couple of seconds, the video is blurry.)
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Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.? Part 1
This is Part 1 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. CAUTION: Not for younger students; STUDENTS MAY BE DISTURBED BY IMAGES OF KING IN COFFIN at approximately 0:54 to 1:02 (8 seconds) Educators may choose to skip that brief segment.(Amateur-ish video that is effective in getting information across to the viewer.)

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Bio-defense and Disaster Education for Healthcare Students
Modules introduce health services students to a common language and the unique roles and challenges basic to all-hazard disaster response. The 4 one hour modules were developed by an interdiciplinary team of Montana educators from pharmacy, nursing and allied health sciences under a HRSA Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development program. Each module contains a narrated presentation with accompanying learning activities and faculty support materials. They are designed for either face-to
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Earth Systems: Drought and Air Quality
Droughts claim more victims each year than any other natural disaster. Depending on where it occurs and how long it persists, the cost of a drought can run into the billions of dollars. Droughts cause more than economic hardship, however. As this video segment adapted from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center demonstrates, droughts have a complex web of impacts that also affect us socially and environmentally. Closed captioning included.  Run time 01:40.
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Hurricanes:  New Orleans Under Threat
Long before Hurricane Katrina, most experts knew the city of New Orleans was vulnerable. Situated up to 3.7 meters (12 feet) below sea level, between a lake and a river, and on the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast, the city was arguably a disaster waiting to happen. This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW describes the threat Hurricane Ivan posed just one year before Katrina — an ominous foreshadowing of one of the country's worst natural disasters.  Closed captioning.  Run time 05:46.
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The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science - An Introduction
An introduction to the current and prospective projects undertaken by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Score by JOSH TIMONEN "The Politics of Driving" by The Life and Times from their album "Tragic Boogie" http://thelifeandtimes.com Get it on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tragic-boogie/id309896191
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"When the Young Husband" by Donald Hall (poetry reading)
Extramarital sex is usually unrewarding: it is too self-conscious and pervaded by a sense of unreality which can be so powerful that, although the mind is made up, the body doesn't recognise the situation as sexual and won't co-operate. In fact we don't really do it for the sex because that's not the real point - there is never much sex in adultery anyway. Escape from the trap of marriage is the real point though we might fraudulently justify it to ourselves as romance Real sex is the combin
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Kennedy-Nixon First Presidential Debate, 1960
On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation's adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics. Film footage © John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. For more archival
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Jupiter slips behind the Sun
NASA's STEREO spacecraft sees Jupiter move behind the Sun in this 30 hour animation compressed into just 11 seconds. You can see Jupiter's moons orbiting it! Read more about it on my blog: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/03/22/stereo-spots-jupiter-slipping-behind-the-sun/
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Authors@Google: Paul Ingrassia
The Authors@Google team welcomed Paul Ingrassia to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster". "Paul Ingrassia is the former Detroit bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 (with Joseph B. White) for reporting on management crises at General Motors, Ingrassia has chronicled the auto industry for more than twenty-five years. His latest book, "Crash Course: the American Autom
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Harold Varmus: 2010 National Book Festival
Nobel Prize winning scientist Harold Varmus appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: In 1989 Harold Varmus and Michael Bishop shared the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their "identification of a large family of genes which control the normal growth and division of cells." Varmus is the former director of the National Institutes of Health and is the former chief executive officer of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In July, he became the d
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 16, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 17, German 59, UCLA
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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Holocaust in Film and Literature, Lec 18, German 59, UCLA [Finished]
Course Description: German 59: Holocaust in Film and Literature is a course that provides insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film. About the Professor: Todd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies. His research focuses on German-Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of media,
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