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  1. Mind of A Killer


    What compels a seemingly normal person to disregard a fundamental societal principle and commit murder? In this disturbing program, correspondent Steve Aveson reports on recent scientific research into the behavior of killers. An exclusive interview with serial killer Joel Rifkin, convicted of strangling 17 women, is combined with neurological testing, brain scans, and even information derived from laboratory studies of animal aggression to attempt to shed light on Rifkin's obscure motivation to kill--a motivation that is a mystery even to himself. An ABC News/Discovery Channel Production. (46 minutes, color)

  2. The Five Pillars of Islam


    The world of Islam is shared by some 800 million people of all colors, economic levels, and social strata. What they share is a faith which is today what it was from the beginning, the same in the Moroccan king's palace and a Filipino hovel. The essential principles on which Islam rests--its five pillars--are discussed, described, and put into historical context in this program. The program introduces the huge international mosaic of Moslem believers, and the conflict between traditional teaching and the effects of industrialization. (30 minutes, color)

  3. Climate Change: Our Responsibility

    FFH
    If global warming cycles are natural phenomena, why should humans alter their consumption habits and behavior? Have we really accelerated climate change? This program studies the causes of ozone depletion and the buildup of greenhouse gases—examining both sides of the highly politicized issue while making the case that current warming trends are in fact human-caused. Outlining the importance of the greenhouse effect for life on Earth, the video looks at recent, measurable changes in sub-climates like Bangladesh and Australia; illustrates the roles played by agriculture, deforestation, and pollution; and features interviews with proponents and skeptics of mainstream arguments. Viewable/printable educational...

  4. Growing Up in Africa: Helping Children in Benin, Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda

    FFH
    Based on recent statistics, 90 percent of the world's orphans live in sub-Saharan Africa; 40 percent of African children work seven days a week; and many support themselves by prostitution or are subjected to enslavement. This program highlights the work of the Terre des Hommes Oasis Center, in Benin, which rescues, rehabilitates, and returns exploited children to their families; the Jinja School for Orphans, in Uganda; extended families on Kenya's Lamu Island, who educate and support the locale's many orphans; Barbara Petersen, who feeds and counsels street children in South Africa; and, also in South Africa, the Dance for All...

  5. Constant Change: The Diversification and Spread of Language

    FFH
    In this program, John McWhorter, author of The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language; Lyle Campbell, of the University of Utah; Brian Joseph, of The Ohio State University; and population geneticist Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza examine factors that contributed to the diversification and spread of languages, including early migration, the introduction of agriculture, and genes. Language transfer from mother to child and from one population to the next is also investigated, along with the concept of dialects and commonalities among the world's more than 6,000 languages. (48 minutes)

  6. Best of 2004: Clio Gold Plus

    FFH
    This program singles out the Clio gold and silver winners for the year 2004. Use the on-screen menu to watch them all?or to cue up only the gold or silver?or to pick and choose from an alphabetic list of award categories?the choice is yours! Entries include BMW's "Mouse," British Airways? "Global," Honda's "Cog," Volkswagen's "Sunny," American Express's "One Hour Photo," Evian's "Water Boy," Toyota's "Snakebite," and Toohey's Extra Dry's "Quest." (45 minutes, color)

  7. Clios 2003 - Part 1 of 2

    FFH
    This program rounds up 2003's winners of the gold, silver, and bronze Clio Awards. Entries include FedEx's "Desert Island," Microsoft Xbox's "Eartennis," BMW of North America's "Ticker" and "Beat the Devil," Anheuser-Busch/Budweiser's "Cards," Sci-Fi Channel's "Tattoo Man," Hacks Candy's "Samurai," Sealect Tuna's "Buffet," Saturn's "Sheet Metal," Nokia Media Master's "Tennis," Glidden Paints? "Margarita," Sears Roebuck's "Prodigal Son," Philips Batteries? "Alarm Clock," Volkswagen of America's "Squares," BT Broadband's "Burst Pipe," Ontario Lottery and Gaming's "Stairs," and Pediatricians Against Child Abuse's "Old Man." (2 parts, 83 minutes and 59 minutes, color)

  8. Art Deco


    European reactions to the fussiness of Art Nouveau and influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement.

  9. Clios 2003 - Part 2 of 2


    This program rounds up 2003's winners of the gold, silver, and bronze Clio Awards. Entries include FedEx's "Desert Island," Microsoft Xbox's "Eartennis," BMW of North America's "Ticker" and "Beat the Devil," Anheuser-Busch/Budweiser's "Cards," Sci-Fi Channel's "Tattoo Man," Hacks Candy's "Samurai," Sealect Tuna's "Buffet," Saturn's "Sheet Metal," Nokia Media Master's "Tennis," Glidden Paints? "Margarita," Sears Roebuck's "Prodigal Son," Philips Batteries? "Alarm Clock," Volkswagen of America's "Squares," BT Broadband's "Burst Pipe," Ontario Lottery and Gaming's "Stairs," and Pediatricians Against Child Abuse's "Old Man." (2 parts, 83 minutes and 59 minutes, color)

  10. Clios 2004 - Part 2 of 2


    This program reviews 2004's winners of the gold, silver, and bronze Clio Awards. Use the on-screen menu to watch them all?or to cue up only the gold, silver, or bronze?or to pick and choose from an alphabetic list of award categories?the choice is yours! Entries include Nike's "Gamebreakers," NASCAR's "Rear-Ended," CBS Sports? "Drive Thru," Sony's "Gravity Bomb," Pepsi's "Wounded," Toyota's "Party Dress," Apple's "Hip-Hop," Hewlett-Packard's "Il Postino," MasterCard's "I Can?t Believe It, Buddy!," Visa's "Monster Chase," Delta Airlines? "The Stumbler," Heineken's "USA/Sue," Anheuser Busch's "Genius/Mr. Way Too Much Cologne Wearer," Miller Brewing Company's "Dominoes," PBS's "Puppets," the UN/Ad Council's "School,"...

  11. Clios 2004 - Part 1 of 2


    This program reviews 2004's winners of the gold, silver, and bronze Clio Awards. Use the on-screen menu to watch them all?or to cue up only the gold, silver, or bronze?or to pick and choose from an alphabetic list of award categories?the choice is yours! Entries include Nike's "Gamebreakers," NASCAR's "Rear-Ended," CBS Sports? "Drive Thru," Sony's "Gravity Bomb," Pepsi's "Wounded," Toyota's "Party Dress," Apple's "Hip-Hop," Hewlett-Packard's "Il Postino," MasterCard's "I Can?t Believe It, Buddy!," Visa's "Monster Chase," Delta Airlines? "The Stumbler," Heineken's "USA/Sue," Anheuser Busch's "Genius/Mr. Way Too Much Cologne Wearer," Miller Brewing Company's "Dominoes," PBS's "Puppets," the UN/Ad Council's "School,"...

  12. Bill Moyers Journal: On the Ground in Pakistan / Developing Ecological Intelligence

    FFH
    In this edition of the Journal, Bill Moyers is joined by historian Juan Cole and GlobalPost journalist Shahan Mufti to examine how America's increasingly strained relationship with Pakistan will impact the prospects for peace, human rights, and democracy in that war-torn region. Moyers then speaks with Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence, about building awareness of how consumer products impact the environment and whether the concept of green is in fact a mirage. The program concludes with an unequivocal "Maybe" on a question that each technology consumer, willing or unwilling, must eventually answer: to Twitter or not to Twitter? Broadcast...

  13. Can We Make a Star on Earth?

    BBC & Science Channel
    Nuclear fusion has kept our Sun burning for five billion years. Might it be harnessed here on Earth as an energy source? This program illustrates the race to create artificial stars that can ensure humanity's earthbound survival. Several facilities and projects are profiled—including the Joint European Torus, or JET, which initiates nuclear fusion at a rate far higher than that inside the Sun; a bigger version of JET known as ITER, now under construction in southern France; an American approach known as inertial fusion underway at the National Ignition Facility in California; and the so-called Z-Machine in New Mexico, designed...

  14. Upstream Battle: A Case Study in Native American Fishing Rights

    FFH
    The Karuk, Yurok, and Hoopa peoples live along northern California's Klamath River, and each tribe's ancient culture revolves around the majestic Pacific salmon. Today, four large hydroelectric dams have made salmon extinction a real and frightening possibility. This case study follows tribal members as they confront the owners of the dams—specifically, a global energy giant in Scotland which is subsequently bought out by Warren Buffett's corporate empire. Will tribal members manage to persuade the richest man in the world to save their salmon and their societies? Irrigation and commercial fishing also figure into this desperate battle over the life of...

  15. Sustainable Communities

    FFH
    What do we mean when we talk about sustainable communities? How can they be created? This program joins architects, urban planners, civic leaders, business owners, and community residents in three separate localities as they respond to the challenge of building a sustainable community. A number of environmental and urban-planning questions are addressed, including: Is the architecture sound, pleasing, and eco-friendly? What transport links does the community have? What health, recreational, and retail services are provided? Will all residents enjoy the same level of safety and security? This is a valuable teaching aid for human geography, environmental studies, and many other...

  16. Catching the Sun: The Physics of Solar Energy

    FFH
    Electricity and heat—two forms of energy that American households and businesses can't do without. More and more consumers and companies are realizing that we can't rely on fossil fuels for these necessities and must switch to renewable sources. This program investigates three main ways in which solar energy is used around the world: solar hot water, photovoltaic solar panels that generate electricity for small consumers, and thermal arrays that use sunlight to produce electricity in large commercial plants. Viewers will learn about the science involved in each type, the practical challenges of implementing them, and other developments in this exciting...

  17. To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Modern Times

    Open University
    In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy addresses mathematical advances of 20th-century Europe and America. Topics include Georg Cantor's exploration of the concept of infinity; chaos theory, formulated by Henri Poincaré; Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems; the work of André Weil and his colleagues with algebraic geometry; and the influence of Alexander Grothendieck, whose ideas have influenced mathematical thinking about the hidden structures behind all mathematics. The program concludes by considering one of the great as-yet-unsolved problems of mathematics: the Riemann Hypothesis. Original Open University title: To Infinity and Beyond. A part of the series The Story of Math. (58 minutes)

  18. The Frontiers of Space: Mathematics During the Scientific Revolution

    Open University
    By the Scientific Revolution, great strides had been made in understanding the geometry of objects fixed in time and space; the race was now on to discover the mathematics of objects in motion. In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy investigates mathematical progress during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in Europe. Topics include the linking of algebra and geometry by René Descartes; the properties of prime numbers, discovered by Pierre Fermat; Isaac Newton's development of calculus; Leonhard Euler's development of topology; the modular arithmetic of Carl Friedrich Gauss; and the insights of Bernhard Riemann into the properties of objects....

  19. The Genius of the East: Mathematics During the Middle Ages

    Open University
    During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and early-Renaissance Europe. Topics include China's invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India's contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indians' understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to...

  20. The Language of the Universe: Mathematics in Ancient Times

    Open University
    In this program, Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores mathematical milestones of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. Topics include Egypt's unusual method of multiplication and division, as well as Egyptians' understanding of binary numbers, fractions, and solids such as the pyramid; Babylon's base-60 number system—the foundation of minutes and hours—and Babylonians' use of quadratic equations to measure land; and the contributions of four of Greece's mathematical giants: Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, and Pythagoras. Original Open University title: The Language of the Universe. A part of the series The Story of Math. (58 minutes)

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