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History of Sex

History of Sex logoA documentary about the history of sex. The program investigates how sex has inspired great art and low humor, ignited battles and lustful obsessions, has been celebrated openly and shamefully hidden. From the practices of the ancient world to the anything-goes sexual revolution of the 20th century, the secrets of the Kama Sutra to the perversions of the Marquis de Sade, the Victorian age to Viagra... the miniseries shows how sex unites and divides the genders.

History's Lost & Found

History's Lost & Found logoHistory's Lost and Found was a television show from the History Channel first aired in 1999. Each episode is divided into three different segments concerning a different "lost" item or artifact from history. Most of the time, the three segments do not relate. Each segment runs around 7 minutes and in this time we learn the history, of several famous lost artifacts such as the flags from the Battle of Iwo Jima, and other not so famous artifacts like the first TV Dinner tray. Some segments were reused in other episodes. Episodes of the show were released on VHS in 2001 and the first episode has been released on DVD. 2000 was the big year for the series as most of the episodes were created and aired during that year, but a few new episodes aired 4 years later in 2004.

Hitlers Frauen

Hitlers Frauen logoFrom the very beginning Hitler had women to help him. They held him back from suicide, they paid off his debts, they worshipped and desired him, but none of them fitted the image of women that the Nazis wanted to fix in the German consciousness. They weren't passive figures, tied to the kitchen stove. They followed their chosen path with confidence and determination. But were they aware where that path would take them? What contribution did they make to the propaganda, the aura of righteousness which surrounded that murderous regime? This series depicts five lives inextricably intertwined by conscious choices with the destiny of the dictator himself. Using footage from private film archives - some never previously shown in public - as well as interviews with friends, opponents and relativ...

Hooked - Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way

Hooked - Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way logoThere has been a "drug culture" since the dawn of civilization. Sumerian cuneiform tablets from 3000 BC show a poppy harvest, as do ancient Egyptian scripts and Greek statues adorned with poppy crowns. Far more recently, Freud sung the praises of cocaine, which was included in the original recipe for Coca-Cola. But since the industrial revolution, drug use has changed dramatically, and society's response to this--particularly in America--has been to demonize users and make drugs illegal. Hooked explores the world of illegal drugs, meeting with pharmacologists and scientists to learn exactly what effect they have on us and exploring the social and legislative changes that have transformed (and, some would argue, created) the drug culture of the 20th century. Outspoken advocates on both sid...
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How London Was Built

How London Was Built logoAdam Hart-Davis brings his own inimitable presenting style to this eye opening guided tour of some of London's most important structures. Each episode will trace the history of a group of London landmarks, showing how those buildings were constructed and how they changed life for Londoners.

How the Earth Was Made

How the Earth Was Made logoThere's a lot of information in How the Earth Was Made, but perhaps the most interesting relates to time. Quite often, the numbers are so staggering that scientists refer to it as "deep time," an appropriate term when one grapples with the notion that our planet is 4.5 billion years old, or that the oceans were formed by rainfall that lasted literally millions of years, or that 700 million years ago, Earth was completely covered by ice that was a mile thick, with surface temperatures reaching minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other end of the scale are numbers that seem surprisingly small: for instance, it wasn't until 220 years ago that the accepted church doctrine regarding the planet's age (no more than 6000 years, according to the Bible) was seriously challenged and that the key to i...

How The States Got Their Shapes

How The States Got Their Shapes logoWe are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about our past. This special examines how every state is a puzzle piece ultimately revealing the unique... geography, political and social history of America.

Human Weapon

Human Weapon logoThe ultimate search of a Human Weapon, each episode charts an expedition through foreign continents, famous cities, exotic villages, back alleys and lush landscapes with hosts Jason Chambers – mixed-martial-artist and professional fighter – and Bill Duff – former professional football player and wrestler, who will learn how each individual location gave birth to its distinct form of combat and will study their form of martial art.

I Know What I Saw

I Know What I Saw logoI KNOW WHAT I SAW, a documentary guaranteed to change the way we see the universe. Director, James Fox assembled the most credible UFO witnesses from around the world to testify at The National Press Club in Washington D.C.: Air Force Generals, astronauts, military and commercial pilots, government and FAA officials from seven countries tell stories that, as Governor Fife Symington from Arizona stated, "will challenge your reality". Their accounts reveal a behind-the-scenes U.S. operation whose policy is to confiscate and hoard substantiating evidence from close encounters to the extent that even Presidents have failed to get straight answers. I KNOW WHAT I SAW exposes reasons behind government secrecy from those involved at the highest level.

Ice Pilots NWT

Ice Pilots NWT logoWhat’s it about: This documentary series follows the pilots of the Yellowknife-based Buffalo Airways, which still flies Second World War airplanes to transport people around the north. Reminds us of: Ice Road Truckers in the air. The buzz: Since History Television is using words like “ice pilots,” blizzards” and “frozen lakes,” I’m going to go out on a limb and say this will be like Ice Road Truckers, but with airplanes. Does that mean I won’t watch? Are you kidding?? I’ll be glued to the set. The chance to see pilots dealing with crappy weather, loopy passengers and potentially dangerous cargo – all being shipped around in planes made in the 1940s – is a recipe for disaster. And great TV.
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