Men at Lunch
In New York City, 1932, a photograph, "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," is taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. In it, eleven workmen are taking their lunch break while casually perched along a steel girder. For 80 years, the identity of the eleven men and the photographer that immortalized them remained a mystery: their stories, lost in time, subsumed by the fame of the image itself. Then, at the start of the 21st century, the photograph finally began to give up some of its secrets.
Good Ol' Freda
Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big - the Beatles. Freda had faith in the Beatles from the beginning, and the Beatles had faith in her. As many people came in and out of the band's circle, Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles' devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded, witness to the evolution of the most important rock band in history.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem is presented in Creole Giselle, their acclaimed interpretation of the ballet classic. Arthur Mitchell has set the ballet in 1841 Louisiana.
White House Pets
With 39 presidents to date in the Oval Office come more than 400 pets over the course of 200 years. From bears to parrots, dogs, and cats, learn of the creatures that have roamed the halls of one of the most famous homes in history.
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
The definitive documentary about the beloved and influential '70s rock band Big Star. Together less than four years, the band flirted with mainstream success but never achieved it. Nonetheless, they produced a body of work of seminal importance to pop and alternative music, influencing major artists like REM, The Replacements, Elliot Smith, Beck, The Flaming Lips, and countless others.
To Be Heard
The story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry. As writing and reciting becomes a vehicle for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration, and hope, we watch these three youngsters emerge as accomplished, self-aware artists who use their creativity to alter their circumstances.
Yoga for Energy & Stress Relief
Gaiam's Yoga for Energy and Stress Relief, filmed in picturesque Western Colorado, includes three twenty-minute restorative yoga practices designed to calm the mind and energize the body. Perfect for anyone who wants to reduce stress and refocus. Also contains two bonus tension-relieving practices, for a total of five workouts on one DVD!
Secrets of the Viking Sword
The Vikings were the most ferocious warriors of the Middle Ages. Especially fearsome were the select few who wielded a formidable weapon: a light, razor sharp, virtually indestructible sword with its maker's name, ULFBERHT, inlaid along the blade. But who Ulfberht was, where the sword came from, and how it was made remained secrets for more than 1,000 years?
A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon in Louisiana
This award-winning program tells the little-known story of the year that wildlife painter John James Audubon spent in West Feliciana Parish in 1821 and the effect it had on his work. Based on the book by Danny Heitman.