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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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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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Forbidden Tomb Of Genghis Khan DVD
Forbidden Tomb Of Genghis Khan DVD
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The lost tomb of Genghis Khan, Mongolia's best-kept secret and only remaining tie to its spiritual and political forefather, could be unearthed and destroyed by looters at any time. Can engineer and explorer Albert Lin, equipped with cutting-edge technology and just a handful of obscure clues from ancient texts, find and protect the tomb of the Great Khan before it is possibly destroyed? National Geographic joins Lin on a seemingly impossible quest: to locate the tomb of Genghis Khan without being allowed to dig, somewhere in a territory that measures thousands of square miles in area. Lin's research leads him to search for a lost mountain-the Burkhan Khaldun-in the heart of the "forbidden zone." But to get there he must first conquer a series of natural obstacles, including an inhospitable landscape, swollen rivers, and violent storms. It is on the Burkhan Khaldun that Lin makes his most remarkable discovery, one that may solve an 800-year old mystery and cause waves in the archaeological community for decades to come.


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Lost Fleet Of Columbus DVD
Lost Fleet Of Columbus DVD
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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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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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Making History DVD-R
Making History DVD-R
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Go behind the scenes with three ingenious filmmakers as they re-create large-scale historical events with a green screen, everyday items, and plenty of imagination. Making History thrusts us into historical events from around the world, using awesome digital re-creations to capture the experience from every angle.


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Ancient X-Files DVD-R
Ancient X-Files DVD-R
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Giuliani's 9/11 DVD-R
Giuliani's 9/11 DVD-R
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On Sept. 11, 2001, New York City’s mayor led a city struck by tragedy back from the brink—from the moment the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history began. Intimately involved and personally vulnerable, Rudy Giuliani revisits the day he was confronted by the assault on U.S. territory. Having secured unique access, National Geographic takes Giuliani back to moments indelibly marked by horror and heroism— the story of his personal campaign to save lives, build calm, maintain leadership, and restore hope to a fallen city.


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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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Guns, Germs, and Steel 2-disc DVD Set
Guns, Germs, and Steel 2-disc DVD Set
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As seen on PBS and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Jared Diamond, who traveled the globe for more than 30 years trying to answer one of the big questions in world history: Why is the world so unequal? The answers he found—that the societies that developed food production techniques first were also the first to develop writing, technology, and government—were simple, yet extraordinary. Our DVD weaves together anthropology and science with epic historical reenactments that bring his fascinating theories to life.


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Medieval Fight Book DVD-R
Medieval Fight Book DVD-R
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Violent, secretive, and packed full of knowledge, Medieval Fight Book uncovers the real story of Europe in the Middle Ages. Using historical recreations, amazing CGI and leading historians, Medieval Fight Book reveals that medieval society was far more sophisticated and peculiar than we realized. Hidden in a dusty library, this obscure and strange manuscript contains unique imagery of bloody but highly sophisticated combat, futuristic designs and inventions, ingenious engineering and judicial duels. Hans Talhoffer’s 1459 fight book is one of the medieval worlds’ most mysterious manuscripts, challenging the legends and myths that surrounded this often misunderstood period of our history.


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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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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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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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The First Grader DVD
The First Grader DVD
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In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.


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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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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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Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
Russia's Last Tsar DVD Exclusive
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Witness the wrenching story of the collapse of the Romanov dynasty. Nicholas II had absolute power over his vast realm, yet he was helpless in the face of his son's hemophilia. Enter Rasputin, a wild-living Siberian "holy man" whose apparent ability to heal the heir won him the loyalty of Empress Alexandra—to the dismay of almost everyone else.


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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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Inca Mummies: Secrets of the Lost World DVD Exclusive
Inca Mummies: Secrets of the Lost World DVD Exclusive
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Discover startling new revelations about this extraordinary civilization. Inca Mummies: Secrets of a Lost World transports you to remote Peruvian mountaintops with archaeologists as they explore a vast and previously unknown citadel. Venture into ancient dwellings, storehouses, and cemeteries as you investigate the mysteries of this intriguing site.


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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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Witchcraft: Myths and Legends DVD
Witchcraft: Myths and Legends DVD
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In the modern world, witchcraft and witches are dismissed as fantasies, but in many cultures, magic is alive and its practitioners admired and feared.


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