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The President's Photographer DVD
The President's Photographer DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

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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Hard Time: Changes Behind Bars DVD Exclusive
Hard Time: Changes Behind Bars DVD Exclusive
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National Geographic reveals how doing time in an extreme world such as Georgia's paramilitary correctional system can transform someone. For some inmates, the change starts physically, often in the form of an illegal prison tattoo that can guarantee time in solitary confinement. Others become what some call "the female gender" behind bars.


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Border Wars: Season One 2-DVD Set
Border Wars: Season One 2-DVD Set
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National Geographic goes inside the world of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for an unprecedented look at their efforts to prevent illegal immigration and drug smuggling along the U.S.-Mexico border.


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Hard Time Season One 2-DVD-R Set
Hard Time Season One 2-DVD-R Set
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National Geographic discovers how doing time in the extreme world of a state correctional facility can change someone.


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Taboo: Season 7 DVD-R Set
Taboo: Season 7 DVD-R Set
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Hard Time Season Two 2-DVD-R Set
Hard Time Season Two 2-DVD-R Set
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Behind bars, there are two sets of rules: prison protocol and convict code. To survive one, you might have to break the other. So begins another day in a brutal world, where respect is hard-won, time is distorted, violence is a constant threat and redemption is an elusive quest.


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Taboo: Season Eight, Volume 1 DVD-R
Taboo: Season Eight, Volume 1 DVD-R
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Do we really know who our co-workers, loved ones and friends are? Maybe not as well as we think. Each hour-long episode of Taboo examines a topic from a variety of cultures and perspectives, venturing into closed worlds rarely seen.


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Hard Time Season Four DVD-R Set
Hard Time Season Four DVD-R Set
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Prison is a world marked by power—those who have it and those who don’t. For four years, Hard Time has followed the lives of inmates across the country. And in every prison, the powerful can choose to prey on the weak and the weak do their best to stay out of harm’s way. Its’ a high stakes game because until your sentence is done, there’s no escape.


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China's Secret Mummies DVD Exclusive
China's Secret Mummies DVD Exclusive
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In a remote Chinese desert, archaeologists have unearthed mummies that are thousands of years old, many with Indo-European features such as blond hair and blue eyes. Where did they come from? Dr. Spencer Wells, National Geographic explorer-in-residence and director of the National Geographic Genographic Project, goes on a mission to use advanced technology to decode the genetic identity of these unusually well-preserved mummies and open a unique window into the ancient migrations of mankind.


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Heroin Crisis DVD Exclusive
Heroin Crisis DVD Exclusive
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Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on earth. Stronger, purer, and easier to get than ever before, heroin is attracting a whole new breed of addict. Dangerously pure, the newest forms of heroin can be snorted or smoked, rather than injected, attracting millions of new mainstream users. National Geographic investigates how the war in Afghanistan has inadvertently unleashed a deluge of heroin, enticing users from Kabul to Europe to America's heartland.


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Daughters Left Behind DVD Exclusive
Daughters Left Behind DVD Exclusive
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Women are being incarcerated in record numbers—and the majority of women in prison are mothers. Since mothers are often the primary or sole caregivers to their children, their incarceration can destroy a family. Lisa Ling sets out to understand what life is like for the daughters of women behind bars and how new programs are attempting to help break the cycle of imprisonment from mother to daughter.


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Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores DVD Exclusive
Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores DVD Exclusive
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In an extraordinary discovery that made front page headlines around the world, scientists uncovered evidence of a race of "hobbit-sized" prehistoric species on a remote Indonesian island. A full-grown adult would have been as tall as an average four-year old child today. Researchers believe this ancient race lived at the same time as modern humans, sharing the earth for at least 80,000 years. National Geographic delivers the world's first in-depth documentary of this groundbreaking find.


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Search for the Afghan Girl DVD Exclusive
Search for the Afghan Girl DVD Exclusive
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In 1985, the haunting picture of an Afghan refugee girl with startling sea-green eyes graced the cover of National Geographic magazine. Now, the search is on to find the nameless woman whose youthful image became a global symbol of wartime dignity, resilience, and survival. Journey with us to the Afghan-Pakistan border with the photographer who took this world-famous picture as he attempts to track down his anonymous subject, following clues and rumors through the twisting byways of a teeming refugee camp. On a mission to solve this 17-year-old mystery of the girl with the green eyes, FBI investigators apply cutting-edge eye-scanning and face-recognition technology to crack the ultimate "missing person" case.


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America Before Columbus DVD
America Before Columbus DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

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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Living Treasures of Japan DVD Exclusive
Living Treasures of Japan DVD Exclusive
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Amid the clamor of technological and economic success, a reverence for age, custom, and tradition endures in Japanese culture. The honorable title, "Living National Treasure", is the highest award that can be achieved in the Japanese arts. Some seventy master craftsmen and performers are bestowed with this title and are charged with passing on the country's artistic heritage to future generations. Living Treasures of Japan takes you into the homes and workshops of the remarkable people who quietly keep Japan's most precious creative traditions alive.


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China: Beyond the Clouds, Part 1 & Part 2 DVD Exclusive
China: Beyond the Clouds, Part 1 & Part 2 DVD Exclusive
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Travel to Lijiang and learn about life in China of the 1990s. At first, this small town may seem strange to you and its residents very different, but you'll quickly discover that people in Lijiang care about the same kinds of things as you. Watch the drama of the Lu family as they live and work. Follow Mr. Mu as he deals with the aftermath of his nephew's murder, and observe the official inquiry into the young teenager's death. See Dr. Tang use acupuncture to treat Little Swallow, a young girl with cerebral palsy. China: Beyond the Clouds is an intense journey into the dreams, anxieties, and joys of ordinary people living in an extraordinary time.


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Australia's Aborigines DVD Exclusive
Australia's Aborigines DVD Exclusive
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In a spectacularly beautiful and remote corner of northern Australia, a handful of people are living in the twilight of their culture. After 40,000 years, the Gandiu Aborigines are transferring the knowledge of their mysterious culture to what may be their last generation. Travel to their distant land to meet the tribal elders, explore the ancient myths of the Dreamtime, and see the extraordinary wildlife that inspires their sacred rock paintings. Join National Geographic for a moving and memorable portrait of Australia's Aborigines.


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Beijing Olympic Stadium DVD Exclusive
Beijing Olympic Stadium DVD Exclusive
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With the 2008 Summer Olympics only months away, get an early look at the Beijing Olympic Stadium. Seating 91,000 people and daringly designed with 42,000 tons of steel woven in the shape of a bird's nest, it's one of the most ambitious construction projects ever attempted. Experience the vivid detail and goliath sense of scale of what will likely be the pride of Beijing. This special examines the unique features of the "bird's nest" stadium, following its design, engineering, and construction up until its completion.


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Italy's Mystery Mummies DVD Exclusive
Italy's Mystery Mummies DVD Exclusive
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Scattered across the island of Sicily, beneath picturesque churches, are thousands of mummified bodies. And most mysterious of all is one of the last to be enshrined: she's known as the “sleeping beauty”—Rosalia Lombardo. A child barely two years old when she died nearly a century ago, Rosalia's corpse remains flawlessly preserved. Now, for the first time, a scientific team of mummy hunters is on the case, unearthing hundreds of Sicily's miraculous dead, exploring how this baffling culture of mummification could operate within the Catholic Church itself, and finally, revealing the secret formula behind Rosalia's perfect preservation.


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Afghanistan Revealed DVD Exclusive
Afghanistan Revealed DVD Exclusive
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Take a harrowing journey with author Sebastian Junger and photographer Reza deep into Afghanistan for the last interview with the assassinated resistance leader, Ahmed Shah Massoud. With never-before-seen footage, Afghanistan Revealed explores this war-torn country and the lives of its people as they struggle against the Taliban.


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Lost Fleet Of Columbus DVD
Lost Fleet Of Columbus DVD
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Taboo, Season I: 4 DVD Set
Taboo, Season I: 4 DVD Set
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Complex and controversial, this mesmerizing hit series offers an insider's view of closed worlds traditionally off-limits to outsiders. Witness stunning stories about rituals and traditions so shocking that you can't help but be attracted to them. Taboo crosses the barriers of modern society and explores the diversity of the human race where the secret, sacred, and eccentric are part of the everyday experience of humanity.


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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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Ultimate WW II Special Edition DVD Set
Ultimate WW II Special Edition DVD Set
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Untold Stories of WWII - What if Hitler had the A-bomb? Why did Japan's submarine sneak attack on Pearl Harbor fail? Could the Kamikazes have turned the tide of the war in the Pacific? Now, these and other compelling stories about the secret weapons, ruthless tactics, and remarkable heroism of World War II can be told.


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The Second Coming DVD-R
The Second Coming DVD-R
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National Geographic travels inside the worlds of three men who believe the Second Coming has already occurred and that they walk the earth as the Messiah. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the founder of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in the Philippines, claims to have built up a worldwide following of six million. Sergei Torop, a former Russian traffic policeman, is believed by thousands to be the literal reincarnation of Jesus of Nazareth. Finally, David Shayler, a former British MI5 agent and whistle-blower, claims to be the Jesus soul incarnated as man.


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Witch Hunter's Bible DVD Exclusive
Witch Hunter's Bible DVD Exclusive
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For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute, and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic.


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Child Mummy Sacrifice DVD Exclusive
Child Mummy Sacrifice DVD Exclusive
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Ten years ago, anthropologist Johan Reinhard, accompanied by Argentine and Peruvian colleagues, uncovered a sacred site at 22,000-feet on Mt. Llullaillaco. Beneath rock and ice, they discovered three Inca children each perfectly preserved. A six-year-old girl, a seven-year-old boy and a 15-year-old teenager they named the Maiden.


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Nazi Secret Weapons DVD Exclusive
Nazi Secret Weapons DVD Exclusive
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Just prior to the end of World War II, the German military secretly undertook a massive push to design miracle weapons—colossal tanks, the world's first guided missiles, and high-speed jets that could attack New York. Now, nearly 60 years later, a team of experts examines the original blueprints to determine if these so-called "Wunderwaffen," or "wonder weapons," could have changed the outcome of the war.


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Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

Unearth the fascinating secrets of ancient worlds in this three-disc collection featuring five National Geographic classics. From the location of the fabled city of Atlantis and the significance of the mysterious Stonehenge monument to the truth behind the legendary King Tut curse, National Geographic sheds new light on the intriguing mysteries left behind by once-powerful ancient civilizations.


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Gladiators Back from the Dead DVD-R
Gladiators Back from the Dead DVD-R
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Up to one million gladiators are thought to have died in arenas across the Roman Empire. And, although fascination with gladiators has been high, the details of their lives and deaths remain fragmentary. Now, with the discovery of an ancient Roman burial site containing 80 skeletons thought to be gladiator warriors, National Geographic recreates the world of the Roman arena and how six gladiators lived, fought and died.


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