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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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Lost Gold of the Dark Ages DVD
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages DVD
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With exclusive access to one of the most important discoveries of modern times, National Geographic uncovers the secrets of the largest hoard of Saxon Gold ever found.


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The Real Slumdogs DVD-R
The Real Slumdogs DVD-R
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Travel into the heart of the slum made famous by the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire—Dharavi, in Mumbai, India. In this squalid, pest-ridden place with irregular water, intermittent electricity and open sewers, one million people are squeezed into just one square mile. But beneath the surface is a city with its own multimillion-dollar recycling industry and neighborhoods where ordinary people work hard to make a better life for themselves.


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Albino Murders DVD-R
Albino Murders DVD-R
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With whitish hair and skin, as well as pale, light-sensitive eyes, people with albinism usually suffer more from social stigma than from their actual physical disabilities. And while this condition is found in all races around the globe, nowhere is it more dangerous to be an albino than in Tanzania. Here, it's deadly.


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Talibanistan DVD-R
Talibanistan DVD-R
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Eight years after 9/11, the Taliban remains a formidable enemy, maintaining a shadow government that straddles Afghanistan and Pakistan in an area dubbed "Talibanistan." National Geographic takes you inside the forbidden zone to provide first-person coverage of the fight on the ground and in the skies above this vast, rugged region and the challenges NATO and Pakistani forces face.


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Inside a Cult: Messiah on Trial DVD Exclusive
Inside a Cult: Messiah on Trial DVD Exclusive
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Follow cult leader and self-proclaimed messiah Wayne Bent, aka Michael Travesser, after he made headlines when police entered the Strong City compound in New Mexico. See inside this religious sect through interviews with former members. National Geographic goes inside to offer an in-depth look at Travesser's trial as he battles two counts of criminal sexual contact with minors.


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Secret History of Diamonds DVD Exclusive
Secret History of Diamonds DVD Exclusive
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Diamonds: to the consumer they symbolize wealth, glamour and undying love. To the diamond hunter, the dealer, and the thief, they represent the potential to make a fortune. National Geographic takes an in-depth look at these international symbols of wealth and their connection to terrorism and crime. From the dark world of diamond smuggling, to the alleged 9/11 connection between al Qaeda and the Belgium diamond sector to the world's biggest diamond heist, Secret History of Diamonds reveals how far some are willing to go to possess them.


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Secrets of Florence DVD Exclusive
Secrets of Florence DVD Exclusive
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National Geographic visits unearthed Roman theaters, medieval streets, and secret tunnels, bringing new light to Florence's lesser-known, dark history. Art detective and National Geographic Fellow Maurizio Seracini reveals history using a thermocamera to reveal long-lost architectural layers in some of the city's most famous landmarks.


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When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
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National Geographic's groundbreaking 8-part series reveals ancient Rome's hidden treasures and untold stories as never before. From iconic figures including Caligula, Caesar and Constantine, to epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, When Rome Ruled reveals a startling up-to-date vision of the ancient empire and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives. New discoveries about the Roman gladiators, Pompeii doomsday, and Caesar's assassination provide fresh insights into the empire that not only influenced Western civilization, but created it.


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Ancient X-Files DVD-R
Ancient X-Files DVD-R
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Lost Cannibals of Europe DVD-R
Lost Cannibals of Europe DVD-R
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Cannibalism has long been considered a dark chapter in man's history. Yet we think of it only as isolated occurrences. Now a Neolithic burial pit in Germany, found filled with expertly butchered human remains, challenges those assumptions. Archaeologists have never seen anything like it the deeper they dig, the more bizarre the scene becomes. Explorer joins an international team of experts as they reopen the earth to understand the violent events as they played out seven thousand years ago.


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Ancient Graves: Voices of the Dead DVD-R
Ancient Graves: Voices of the Dead DVD-R
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Secrets of the mummy —revealed! Ancient human grave sites speak volumes to those who listen. These haunting human "time capsules" have been uncovered all over the world. Some even reach a certain level of fame: The Ampato maiden sacrificed on an Andes peak; The Alpine Ice Man, the oldest frozen mummy ever found; England's 9,000-year-old Cheddar Man. Others' stories are known only to the ages, like a cache of elaborately adorned 7,000-year-old mummies unearthed in Chile, and the thousands of Egyptian mummies actually burned as train fuel in the 19th century. Modern science now allows us to explore these human treasures without destroying them, and connects us all to the secrets of Ancient Graves: Secrets of the Dead.


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Secrets of the Virgin Queen DVD-R
Secrets of the Virgin Queen DVD-R
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They called her the Virgin Queen—England's first Queen Elizabeth, a revered ruler in her own lifetime. Yet behind her fame lie many dark secrets, and an unsolved mystery: Why didn't the queen marry and provide an heir to the throne?


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Icons of Power Slipcase DVD Set
Icons of Power Slipcase DVD Set
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They governed the greatest empires, kingdoms and nations of their time, and their power was often absolute. These remarkable sovereigns, rulers and conquerors could—by a single act, decree or whispered aside—better the lives of their people or condemn them to an existence plagued by war and deprivation. What made each one so special? How did they come to power? And once they assumed the mantle of leadership—whether by birth, by fiat or by deadly design—what did it feel like to rule? Find out with this popular National Geographic series.


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All Roads Film Festival 5th Anniversary Collection DVD Set
All Roads Film Festival 5th Anniversary Collection DVD Set
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National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival Collection brings together a stunning variety of short and feature-length films by indigenous and minority-culture filmmakers from around the world. These award-winning films celebrate the diversity, community and exhilarating creativity of our worldwide human family.


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Finding the Lost Da Vinci DVD-R
Finding the Lost Da Vinci DVD-R
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Leonardo da Vinci’s The Battle of Anghiari vanished 500 years ago, with only copies rendered by other artists left behind to confirm its existence. Scientist and art enthusiast Maurizio Seracini, has dedicated 36 years to tracking down the missing mural, and seems to be on the verge of uncovering the hidden fresco behind the walls of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy.


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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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Hostage Crisis Massacre DVD-R
Hostage Crisis Massacre DVD-R
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Hostage Crisis Massacre is the story of how one man armed with a gun created an 11-hour international media spectacle, played out live on television.


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Murder In The Roman Empire DVD-R
Murder In The Roman Empire DVD-R
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British investigators discover bones hidden under the floor of an old army barracks near the Scotland border. Preliminary observations indicate the victim may have been bound and was killed with blunt force trauma to the skull. But, this victim died nearly 1,800 years ago. Solving the mystery of who murdered a 10-year old child in 213 AD, Murder in the Roman Empire delves into the life of an ancient Roman garrison using forensics, archaeology, and criminal investigation. Could an individual soldier have taken advantage of deserted barracks to hide his crime? Or was there collusion among a group of soldiers?


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Marijuana Gold Rush DVD-R
Marijuana Gold Rush DVD-R
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Despite the fact that cultivation of cannabis remains a federal offense, a new generation of "ganja-preneurs" hopes to cash in on the growing market for medical marijuana. In California, the Green Rush is in full bloom as growers, dispensaries, hydroponic nurseries, testing labs and insurance companies fight for a piece of this irresistible economic brownie. Marijuana Gold Rush enters the brave new business world of pot—where Manhattan execs have joined forces with old-school growers in Northern California to explore the real potential of this budding industry.


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Viking Apocalypse DVD-R
Viking Apocalypse DVD-R
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In the south of England road builders dig foundations for a new highway. Cutting through the chalk, the excavator makes a shocking discovery. In a shallow grave is a tangled mass of headless skeletons, and to one side, a pile of severed skulls. Viking Apocalypse pieces together the events that led up to this massacre, revealing secrets of the Scandinavian warriors who once brought terror to Britain. Cutting-edge forensics together with ancient texts and heroic sagas tell a story of greed, betrayal and retribution, bringing the Vikings back from the dead.


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Flea Man DVD-R Set
Flea Man DVD-R Set
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Cocaine Sub Hunt DVD-R
Cocaine Sub Hunt DVD-R
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Finding Jack the Ripper DVD-R
Finding Jack the Ripper DVD-R
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Could Jack the Ripper have been the world's first trans-Atlantic serial killer? Can 21st century techniques and CGI 3-D autopsies crack this 19th century crime spree, while reversing decades of investigative assumptions?


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The Best of Lisa Ling 2-disc DVD Set
The Best of Lisa Ling 2-disc DVD Set
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One of the most respected young voices in journalism, Lisa Ling was the dynamic host of National Geographic Explorer seen every week on the National Geographic Channel. She became known to millions when she was co-host of The View. Now as an investigative journalist, Lisa's job includes exploring the phenomenon of female suicide bombers, the hidden and dangerous culture inside American prisons, hunting down cocaine processing labs in the Colombian jungle, going head-to-head with narcotic-trafficking guerillas, venturing into active war zones, and trekking through Nepal with two eye surgeons who are bringing the gift of sight to some of the country's most remote villagers.


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Crime Lords of Tokyo DVD-R
Crime Lords of Tokyo DVD-R
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Tokyo: orderly, modern, and seemingly safe. But this vast neon city hides a dark secret. For the millions who live here, it’s something you don’t see every day, and you may never encounter it face to face. For people on the inside, however, nothing could be more obvious than the power of Japan’s infamous organized crime syndicates known as the Yakuza.


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Last Stand of the Templars DVD-R
Last Stand of the Templars DVD-R
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The Templars were considered the pope's private army, protecting Jerusalem for more than 50 years. But their legacy came to a sudden end—casting them from the heights of wealth and power to the dark corners of history.


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Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday DVD-R
Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday DVD-R
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Venturing into vast underwater graveyards of Mayan human sacrifices in Mexico, journalist Diego Buñuel searches for new revelations about the infamous upcoming doomsday. Using groundbreaking National Geographic technology, Diego and a team of archaeologists literally light up the abyss to explore these underwater tombs and gain key insight into why some believe the Maya may have predicted an impending apocalypse.


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Drugs, Inc. Season Three DVD-R
Drugs, Inc. Season Three DVD-R
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With intimate firsthand, street-level testimonies from those at the front lines and back alleys of the drug trade—traffickers, dealers, users, federal agents and cops—this investigative series examines the $350 billion-a-year industry from all angles.


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