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New! Africa's Great Civilizations 360 min.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 1: Origins 53 min.

Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent.

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New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 2: The Crescent and the Cross 53 min.

Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. charts the ancient rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

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New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 3: Empires of Gold 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent’s wealthiest kingdoms and learning epicentres.

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New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 4: Cities 53 min.

Gates explores the power of Africa’s greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industrious successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent’s east and west coasts.

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New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 5: The Atlantic Age 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th & early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

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New! Africa's Great Civilizations—Part 6: Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations 53 min.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the dynamism of 19th century Africa, the “scramble” by European powers for its riches, and the defiant and successful stand of uncolonized Ethiopia.

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The Best of Big Blue Live 56 min.

Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in Monterey Bay, California, to view its once endangered, now thriving, ecosystem, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 87 min.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s transformative Symphony No. 9 has been described as “the world’s greatest symphony.” It is recognizable even to the most casual classical music listener. This special Ode to Joy: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 showcases this musical masterpiece in a rare television recording by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of conductor Ma...

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Mystery Beneath the Ice 54 min.

Krill are tiny, shrimp-like creatures crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem and, maybe, to the future of all oceans. Join the research ship Polarstern in the vast Antarctic ice pack in search of ice caves and juvenile krill. Scientists test the theory that as climate change alters the ice pack, the life cycle of krill is disrupted, implying that shifts in the timing of the seasons may impact the natu...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016