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National Geographic Classics: American Presidents DVD Collection
National Geographic Classics: American Presidents DVD Collection
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National Geographic reveals intimate portraits and hidden secrets behind some of the most powerful presidents in American history—Bill Clinton, John F Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and George W. Bush—in this collection of National Geographic specials.


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Inside American Powers DVD Set
Inside American Powers DVD Set
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Join National Geographic for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look into three legendary American institutions.


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Lincoln: American Mastermind DVD Exclusive
Lincoln: American Mastermind DVD Exclusive
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Campaigning for 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln arrived onto the national stage as "Honest Abe." But was he really a simple frontiersman or a brilliant strategist who manipulated his public image, using newspapers, photography, and even folksy imagery to win over voters? Lincoln's abilities may have begun in the backwoods, but he applied them throughout his life—honing his powers of persuasion in courtrooms across Illinois, running for a Senate seat and dealing with national crisis as the president. With the combination of dramatic re-creations, scientific discoveries, rare photos and interviews with historians, National Geographic reveals the hidden side of Lincoln and the well-orchestrated moves that took him all the way to the White House.


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Inside the American Mob DVD
Inside the American Mob DVD
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In 1971, mob boss Joe Colombo is so brazen that he takes on the FBI itself, but other bosses don't like the publicity. When Colombo is shot, it marks the beginning of a sea of change in the mob as a new generation of gangsters and law enforcement officials go head to head in the streets of New York City.


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American Hostage DVD-R
American Hostage DVD-R
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It's everyone's worst nightmare: kidnapped in a foreign country, held indefinitely in horrific conditions, at the mercy of political forces and the will of extremists. Now, on the 20th anniversary of his release, Explorer goes inside this shadow world with America's most iconic hostage—journalist Terry Anderson—who was held for nearly 7 years in Lebanon by radical Muslims. Anderson's fellow hostages, his family, and the man who risked everything to free him take us inside one of the most harrowing experiences imaginable.


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American Doomsday DVD-R
American Doomsday DVD-R
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America's Doomsday plan. It's the government's ultimate playbook, with a strategy for even the darkest hours—developed when Cold War tensions were high, but never used until 9/11. In American Doomsday, fly in an E4-B—the president's command, control, and communications center for times of national catastrophe; go inside the secret bunker used by government officials on September 11; and witness how the luxurious Greenbrier Resort became a critical, top secret congressional bunker.


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American Weed DVD-R
American Weed DVD-R
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Colorado is experiencing its second gold rush, only this time around it’s being called the "green rush." It’s all about medical marijuana, which is fast becoming a very big business. National Geographic goes deep inside this brand-new cannabis culture by following an exceptional group of Colorado residents—growers, patients, dispensary owners, cops, caregivers, entrepreneurs, advocates and opponents—as their lives are transformed by medical marijuana.


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American Gypsies DVD-R
American Gypsies DVD-R
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Meet the Johns family: a burly middle-aged business man with big dreams, a psychic grandmother, an ailing father and family patriarch, a hot-headed younger brother, a daughter with an eye on a scandalous acting career, a nephew who is dating a rival family's daughter and a son who hardly seems ready to take on the family business.


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American Transgender DVD-R
American Transgender DVD-R
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Male or female, boy or girl? Most of us can answer that question without a second thought- but for some people, the answer isn’t so simple. This special takes us firsthand into the daily lives of three people who are transgender, revealing a remarkable slice of life. We witness their struggles and triumphs, and experience their hopes and fears. How do they manage at work, build careers, maintain friendships, and nurture lasting personal partnerships? Each of the characters in the film tells their story in their own words as we follow them through life’s daily battles and victories both large and small.


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Sex for Sale: American Escort DVD-R
Sex for Sale: American Escort DVD-R
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Mariana van Zeller journeys to the heart of the American escort industry and uncovers the gritty reality behind the supply and demand of high-end sex work.


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American Blackout DVD
American Blackout DVD
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What if the Doomsday Preppers were right all along? Hacking into urban infrastructures isn’t science fiction anymore—it’s in the news every day. In this docudrama, National Geographic asks the question: When the lights go out, what do we do next?


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Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
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In the wake of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, National Geographic follows descendants of ordinary Americans as they embark on personal journeys to discover the stories of their ancestors in the bloodiest war in American history.


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The President's Photographer DVD
The President's Photographer DVD
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Peter Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the President’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the President’s shadow.

With unprecedented access, National Geographic follows the President’s photographer inside the Obama White House—aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world—for history. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.


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America Before Columbus DVD
America Before Columbus DVD
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History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells us that America wasn't exactly a "New World," but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. But after Columbus set foot in the Americas, an endless wave of explorers, conquistadors and settlers arrived, and with each of their ships came a Noah's Ark of plants, animals—and disease. In the first 100 years of contact, entire civilizations were wiped out and the landscape was changed forever.


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The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
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For nearly 45 years, hundreds of hours of news footage and radio reports quietly languished in Dallas—first kept under wraps by the local news stations who owned them, then in the vault of a museum dedicated to preserving the memory of the day John F. Kennedy was killed.


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Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet DVD-R
Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet DVD-R
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In the late 18th Century, "privateers" were ships commissioned by governments to pillage, steal and burn merchant vessels. But few people know that during the Revolutionary war one band of privateers sailed under the orders of one of our greatest statesmen: Benjamin Franklin.


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Knights of Mayhem DVD-R
Knights of Mayhem DVD-R
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In this high-stakes, high-action series, National Geographic follows top jousters Charlie Andrews and his team as they struggle to put full-contact jousting on the map—taking it out of Renaissance fairs and transforming it into a global phenomenon and pushing the boundaries of professional sports. But in order to realize this dream, they’ll face daunting odds...and more than a few critics.


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Hitler's G.I. Death Camp DVD-R
Hitler's G.I. Death Camp DVD-R
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When Americans think of GI's and the Holocaust, they typically envision young soldiers liberating death camps. However in a place called Berga, American POW's worked and died as slave laborers in one of Hitler's most secretive concentration camps. This is their story.


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George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview DVD-R
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview DVD-R
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Until now, former president George W. Bush, has never discussed on camera what he was thinking and feeling, and what drove his real-time, life-or-death decisions in the first minutes, hours and days after the attacks of September 11, 2001.


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Extreme Civil War Reenactors DVD-R
Extreme Civil War Reenactors DVD-R
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From the firing on Fort Sumter to the iconic battlefields of Manassas/Bull Run and Gettysburg, the mecca of reenacting, find out how far they're willing to go to relive history. Travel back in time with them to document how the Civil War was lived, felt and fought. Through the experiences of three unique characters—a former Marine who served in Iraq, a teenager bent on joining the elite ranks and a man who claims to be the reincarnation of a Gettysburg soldier—we get a candid look inside this deeply passionate community, and emerge with a new understanding of the sacrifices we made as a nation to preserve the Union.


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Quest for the Lost Maya DVD-R
Quest for the Lost Maya DVD-R
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In the past decade, researchers working in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula have made a series of startling discoveries, revealing a gaping hole in our understanding of the Maya… could it be that what we thought we knew has suddenly turned out to be just half the story? Quest for the Lost Maya follows American archaeologists George Bey and Bill Ringle and their Mexico colleague Tomas Gallareta Negron as they find startling evidence of a forgotten Mayan society in the Yucatan. The team discovers a still more ancient royal palace complex buried beneath an ancient pyramid deep in the Yucatan jungle.


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Hitler's Secret Attack on America DVD-R
Hitler's Secret Attack on America DVD-R
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For the first time in history, National Geographic and a group of scientists search the ocean floor for a series of shipwrecks many Americans never heard about. Everyone knows that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But what most don’t know is just days later, Hitler sent his own force to devastate the East Coast. On December 19, the German Naval War Staff sent three U-boats to American waters. It was an assault so deadly, it was covered up by the U.S. government.


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Diggers Season Two DVD-R
Diggers Season Two DVD-R
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Tim "Ringmaster" Saylor and "King" George Wyant are "extreme metal detectives." With detectors in hand they scour the country for relics, riches, and lost pieces of American history, while spreading a healthy dose of laughs along the way.


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Killing Lincoln DVD
Killing Lincoln DVD
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the newly forming union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this insightful thriller. As actor John Wilkes Booth becomes increasingly obsessed with removing Lincoln from office, a secret cabal forms, and ultimately empowers Booth to carry out an event that will change America forever. Narrated by Oscar® Winner Tom Hanks and produced by Tony Scott and Ridley Scott, this historical masterpiece stars Billy Campbell (TV’s “The Killing”) in a spectacular turn as President Lincoln.


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Search for Kennedy's PT 109 Special Edition DVD
Search for Kennedy's PT 109 Special Edition DVD
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At the height of the Second World War, a young Navy Lieutenant stood at the helm of a U.S. patrol boat and in one ill-starred night made his mark in the annals of history. That young man later became on of the most popular Presidents of the US—John Fitzgerald Kennedy. National Geographic reveals the true story behind the legend—a more complex, more intriguing tale than we were ever led to believe. Famed ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard will travel to the Solomon Islands to find the sunken wreck of Kennedy's boat, the PT-109. Through eyewitness accounts of survivors, local islanders and other PT crews on patrol that night, along with powerful footage from the war in the Pacific, we retell the remarkable story of JFK's heroic struggle to rally his crew and get them safely to shore and explore the controversies that have swirled around the boat's sinking.


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Lincoln's Secret Killer DVD-R
Lincoln's Secret Killer DVD-R
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Was Abraham Lincoln dying of cancer when he was killed? National Geographic is on the front lines as scientists attempt to solve a genetic mystery—using a piece of fabric stained with the president's blood to run DNA analysis.


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Ambassador: Inside the Embassy DVD
Ambassador: Inside the Embassy DVD
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Travel with unprecedented access to American embassies around the world in this fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the intriguing, glamorous, sometimes dangerous lives of U.S. diplomats. Confront the aftermath of September 11 with America's newly appointed ambassador to Pakistan. Join Howard Baker as he takes charge of the U.S. Embassy in Japan during a potential diplomatic crisis. Witness American efforts to help preserve war-torn Guatemala's fragile grip on democracy and peace.


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Arlington Cemetery: Field of Honor DVD
Arlington Cemetery: Field of Honor DVD
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National Geographic presents a portrait of one of America's most sacred places. Once little more than a potter's field, Arlington National Cemetery has become a national shrine and treasury of American history. Now, discover how this revered site came to be, and how it serves as the final resting place for both the famous and obscure, from John F. Kennedy to the Unknown Soldiers. Through rare archival footage and captivating, true-life accounts, experience the moving stories of heroes and heroines and gain a privileged glimpse into the daily activities and official rituals of the dedicated staff who strive to honor those who are laid to rest here. From fallen soldiers and daring explorers to political leaders and other honored Americans, the hallowed history of Arlington reveals a powerful portrait of this iconic and venerated landmark.


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Inside the White House DVD
Inside the White House DVD
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Step inside the imposing gates of the White House for a revealing visit to the most famous, yet mysterious building in America. Discover the human side of this legendary house in candid interviews with Presidents and First Ladies, and peek inside the families' rarely-seen private living quarters. Follow along as a small army of employees whirls behind the scenes in a frenzy of activity surrounding a major state dinner.


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Gang War U.S.A. (Inside ICE) DVD-R
Gang War U.S.A. (Inside ICE) DVD-R
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In Greensboro, North Carolina, an argument over a song playing on the jukebox at a Mexican restaurant ends with two brothers dead—shot dead at point blank range. The culprit is a member of the notorious transnational gang MS-13. How did a gang that started in Los Angeles, California in the mid-1980s end up responsible for the murder of two innocent men in Greensboro, North Carolina? The search for answers leads deep inside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Could the American government's war on transnational gangs, ironically, be making them stronger and more deadly?


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