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American Experience: Jesse Owens (DVD Review)   30 Apr, 2012

Jesse Owens’ down days dealing with racism in America get covered here, but the bulk deals with a...More>>

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American Experience: Stonewall Uprising (DVD Review)   25 Apr, 2011

Though the folkloric reaction to 1969’s famed NYPD’s Stonewall Inn bust has often been termed...More>>

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American Experience: The War of the Worlds (DVD Review)   11 Nov, 2013

The gripe I have with this documentary, which does put across a lot of keen history in digestible...More>>

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American Experience: Walt Disney (DVD Review)   11 Sep, 2015

The primary advantage of a PBS examination of the life of Walt Disney is that the viewer can be...More>>

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American Family: Anniversary Edition, An (DVD Review)   5 Sep, 2011

By far the biggest wavemaker PBS had ever had up to that time (if not still), 1973’s 'An American...More>>

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American Future: A History, The (DVD Review)   16 Jan, 2009

'The American Future' sports impeccable production values, with a good mix of archival materials...More>>

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American Masters: Althea (DVD Review)   28 Dec, 2015

Rex Miller’s PBS Althea Gibson documentary unearths a goodly amount of archival footage, and...More>>

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American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered (DVD Review)   8 Dec, 2014

This is a portrait so on point that the only disappointment is the 85-minute running time when Bing...More>>

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American Scary (DVD Review)   13 Feb, 2009

This thorough and entertaining documentary traces the history of the Horror Host, one of the more...More>>

American Scary
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America’s Greatest Monuments: Washington, D.C. (DVD Review)   14 Sep, 2008

This fascinating glimpse into Washington, D.C., is essential viewing for history buffs and also a...More>>

America's Monuments
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America’s Hangar (DVD Review)   8 Feb, 2009

'America's Hangar' provides a great overview of what to expect from a visit to the museum, but...More>>

America's Hangar
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Andy Kaufman: World Inter-Gender Wrestling Champion (DVD Review)   26 Apr, 2010

When Andy Kaufman challenged the women of the world to pin him in the wrestling ring, the most...More>>

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Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens (DVD Review)   19 Oct, 2008

This is a chronicle of a chronicler, and true to form it’s still unfolding.More>>

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Apollo 11: A Night to Remember (DVD Review)   30 May, 2009

Just in time for the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the BBC has re-created its...More>>

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Armstrong Lie, The (Blu-ray Review)   10 Feb, 2014

This portrait of a charismatic sociopath whose charisma is fully captured here is the next thing to...More>>

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Art & Copy (DVD Review)   10 May, 2010

There are no specific allusions to “Mad Men” in Doug Pray’s documentary about 1960s ad men...More>>

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Art of 16 Bars, The (DVD Review)   19 Mar, 2006

'The Art of 16 Bars' (musical notation of a rap song) transcends the usual glorification of rap...More>>

Art of 16 Bars
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At the Death House Door (DVD Review)   23 May, 2009

'At the Death House Door' creates a stunning portrait of Carroll Pickett, who presided as the...More>>

At the Death House Door
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At the Edge of the World (DVD Review)   23 Jan, 2011

The documentary is filled with more drama and intensity than audiences might expect. (Street Date...More>>

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Audubon Video Guide to Butterflies Common & Endangered (DVD Review)   10 Jun, 2009

Mastervision’s 'Audubon Video Guide to Butterflies Common & Endangered' is an invaluable tool for...More>>

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