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1421: The Year China Discovered America?

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

This special examines the theories outlined by Gavin Menzies in his best-selling book. An amateur historian and former submarine commander in the...

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1913: Seeds of Conflict

1913: Seeds of Conflict

1913: Seeds of Conflict examines a critical yet overlooked moment of transformation in Palestine, long before the Balfour Declaration and British...

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1916: The Irish Rebellion

1916: The Irish Rebellion

On Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels - including poets, teachers, actors, and workers, took on the might of the British Empire...

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A Nation Soars: Commemorating Canada's Great War Flyers

A Nation Soars: Commemorating Canada's Great War Flyers

A Nation Soars is a trilogy of documentaries narrated by Dan Aykroyd that explore how aviation changed the course of the First World War, such as its...

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African American Lives 2

African American Lives 2

The first AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES revealed the power in discovering one's family history. Now, Henry Louis Gates Jr. will guide a new group to...

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America and the Civil War

America and the Civil War

America and the Civil War – What began as a bitter dispute over states\' rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in...

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American Experience: Lee & Grant: Generals of the Civil War

American Experience: Lee & Grant: Generals of the Civil War

Step behind the battle lines with generals on both sides of the Civil War as AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the military prowess and political ambition...

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American Experience: The Battle of Chosin

American Experience: The Battle of Chosin

Thanksgiving Day, 1950, the troops of the US Army\'s X Corps were pushing north through the Korean peninsula at a breakneck pace, spearheading a...

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American Experience: The Great War

American Experience: The Great War

The Great War tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to...

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Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine

Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine

Embark on an exciting and visually stunning journey with historian Jonathan Phillips to the beautiful and important historical places of early...

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Arthur Currie - Master of War: The Great War Tour

Arthur Currie - Master of War: The Great War Tour

General Sir Arthur Currie led the Canadian Corps to a series of spectacular victories hastening the end of the Great War. Norm Christie retraces...

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Azorian: The Raising of the K-129

Azorian: The Raising of the K-129

In 1968 the Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 sank in the Central North Pacific. American intelligence located it within weeks of its demise...

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Building Alaska

Building Alaska

Building Alaska, a documentary about the people who built Alaska's great engineering projects in the coldest, and most remote part of the U.S. It...

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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great is a colorful, true story about a young girl, who transforms herself from an obscure German Princess into Russia's most powerful...

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Civilization - The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

Civilization - The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story

Civilization has given humanity extraordinary advances, but what does it look like from the point of view of women? Dr. Amanda Foreman explores how...

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Communism: The Promise and the Reality (VHS Box Set)

Communism: The Promise and the Reality (VHS Box Set)

Communism was the most cataclysmic social experiment of the centuryâa mass movement whose ideals promised hope to millions but whose methods...

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Day of Days: June 6, 1944: American Soldiers Remember D-Day

Day of Days: June 6, 1944: American Soldiers Remember D-Day

Day of Days: June 6, 1944 commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landing by bringing together American D-Day veterans to share their...

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Dead Reckoning: War, Crime and Justice from WW2 to the War on Terror

Dead Reckoning: War, Crime and Justice from WW2 to the War on Terror

From award-winning producer/writer/director Jonathan Silvers comes this three-part series, Dead Reckoning: War, Crime, and Justice from WW2 to the...

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Defiant Requiem

Defiant Requiem

In his latest film, Marian Marzynski tells the extraordinary story of how he as a Jewish boy escaped the Holocaust, hiding from the Nazis, and...

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Des cartes gagnantes

Des cartes gagnantes

Dans ce premier documentaire, le narrateur Bernard Voyer raconte comment la photographie aérienne (avec quelques judicieuses inventions canadiennes)...

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Directions Home

Directions Home

After World War Two, a group of Canadian soldiers managed to save thousands of European refugees from Soviet repatriation and get them resettled in...

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Divine Choice (W5)

Divine Choice (W5)

As the cardinals gather at the Vatican, W5\'s Tom Kennedy goes behind the ceremony and the rituals of the Catholic Church on a rare inside look at...

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Egypt's Golden Empire

Egypt's Golden Empire

In 1570 B.C., Rome was a marsh, the Acropolis an empty rock, but Egypt was 1,000 years old. The pyramid-builders were gone, yet Egypt still awaited...

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Empires: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

Empires: Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire

Japan blossomed into its Renaissance at approximately the same time as Europe. Unlike the West, it flourished not through conquest and exploration,...

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Empires: Napoleon

Empires: Napoleon

"The Summit of Greatness" recounts Napoleon's brilliant conquest of most of Europe, including a legendary victory at Austerlitz. To sustain his rule,...

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Empires: The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

Empires: The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

From a base in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family used charm, patronage, duplicity, and ruthlessness to amass wealth and power. The Medicis...

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Escape from a Nazi Death Camp

Escape from a Nazi Death Camp

The Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on October 14, 1943 the inmates fought back, in the biggest...

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Finding Private Foster (W5)

Finding Private Foster (W5)

A high school teacher tries to bring new life to memories of the First World War. Teacher Blake Seward and 23 of his history students explore many...

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First Peoples

First Peoples

200,000 years ago we took our first steps in Africa. Today there are 7 billion of us living across the planet. How did our ancestors spread from...

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Flight Path of Heroes: A Nation Soars Series

Flight Path of Heroes: A Nation Soars Series

The past and present come together during a flying celebratory road show that spans two nations and two treasured anniversaries of nationhood. Vimy:...

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Ghosts of Rwanda

Ghosts of Rwanda

Ghosts of Rwanda marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide with a documentary chronicling one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century...

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HIDDEN INDIA: KERALA SPICELANDS

HIDDEN INDIA: KERALA SPICELANDS

Where in the world have Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together in harmony? Try the small Indian state of Kerala, where trade and spices...

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Holy Warriors: Empires

Holy Warriors: Empires

The epic legend of King Richard the Lionhearted and his struggle to save Christendom's holiest city, Jerusalem, from its Muslim conqueror Saladin is...

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In Search of Ancient Ireland

In Search of Ancient Ireland

In Search of Ancient Ireland explores events and stories from 2000 B.C., when Stone Age farmers built some of Europe\'s largest and most spectacular...

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In Their Footsteps: W5

In Their Footsteps: W5

W5\'s Sandie Rinaldo joins a group of Canadian high school students, chaperones, and Holocaust survivors on a journey from Toronto to Poland as they...

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Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith\'s notoriously Ku...

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Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers

Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers

This is the story of 29-year-old Irena Sendler who saw the suffering of Warsaw's Jews, and reached out to her most trusted colleagues for help, and...

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KINGDOM OF DAVID: Saga of the Israelites

KINGDOM OF DAVID: Saga of the Israelites

Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites tells the epic story of the Jews and the creation of the world's first and most profoundly influential...

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L'envolée des héros

L'envolée des héros

Le passé et le présent se rencontrent au cours de cette tournée aérienne qui se déroule à travers toute une nation et que jalonnent deux dates...

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L'Essor d'une Nation: Commemorons Nos Aviateurs Canadiens de La Grande Guerre

L'Essor d'une Nation: Commemorons Nos Aviateurs Canadiens de La Grande Guerre

L\'essor d\'une nation est une trilogie de documentaires avec la narration de Bernard Voyer et d\'un ensemble d\'activités qui portent sur la façon...

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Lafayette: The Lost Hero

Lafayette: The Lost Hero

Lafayette: The Lost Hero tells the exciting story of this neglected and controversial figure and his quest to bring democracy to America and France...

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LAST BEST HOPE: A True Story of Escape, Evasion, and Remembrance

LAST BEST HOPE: A True Story of Escape, Evasion, and Remembrance

What is the one principle or belief for which you would sacrifice everything? Ethical, spiritual, and ideological values that are central to the...

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Legacy of War

Legacy of War

This video is a powerful depiction of the stages of war, following soldiers from the excitement of the draft to the ravages of battle, from the...

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Les ailes du courage

Les ailes du courage

L\'aviation a connu des progrès techniques et tactiques fulgurants pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, qui ont changé à jamais la nature de la...

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Living in the Shadow

Living in the Shadow

The story of a group of ordinary people who committed extraordinary acts of generosity in the aftermath of Chornobyl. With haunting original footage...

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

Her name is synonymous with the French monarchy and all its excesses, but there is more to the story of Marie Antoinette than the simple tale of how...

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My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes

Would you risk your life to save a stranger? My Italian Secret tells the story of cycling idol Gino Bartali, Dr. Giovanni Borromeo, and other...

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Nelson Mandela: Canada AM

Nelson Mandela: Canada AM

A short, informative biography of Mandela - covers his involvement with the African National Congress, his treason trial and his struggle for human...

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NOVA: 3D Spies of WWII, Destroying Hitler's Top Secret Rockets

NOVA: 3D Spies of WWII, Destroying Hitler's Top Secret Rockets

During World War II, Hitler\'s scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Allied intelligence pored over millions of air photos...

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NOVA: Building Pharaoh's Chariot

NOVA: Building Pharaoh's Chariot

In Building Pharaoh\'s Chariot, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly...

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