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Genre Lists


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PBS DVDs (Selections)

America by the Numbers
Explores the impact of a changing demographic on culture, commerce, and election results.
Call Number: UMDVD 9152

The Ascent of Money
Delves into the how the complex system of money and global finance has evolved over the centuries.
Call Number: UMDVD 5146

Broadway: The American Musical
Details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form.
Call Number: UMDVD 810

The Civilian Conservation Corps
Details the organization, founded in 1933, that employed Americans and conserved forests and parks.
Call Number: UMDVD 6020

A Class Apart
Brings to life the heroic post-World War II struggle of Mexican Americans fighting to end their discrimination.
Call Number: UMDVD 5602

Design e2: The Economies of Being Environmentally Conscious
Looks at the economies of green building design.
Call Number: UMDVD 4905

Destination America
Looks at the driving forces that have compelled individuals, especially women, to immigrate to America.
Call Number: UMDVD 5282

Extreme Ice
Focuses on climate change as shown through time-lapse cameras placed in glacial locations.
Call Number: UMDVD 6105

Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension
The fascinating quest to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry.
Call Number: UMDVD 4914

Freedom Summer
Details the ten memorable weeks of protestors' efforts to shatter white supremacy in Mississippi.
Call Number: UMDVD 9637

Growing Up Online
Examines the very public private worlds that kids are creating online and how that's transforming childhood.
Call Number: UMDVD 6068

Hallowed Grounds: America's Overseas Military Cemeteries
Visits America's overseas military cemeteries through a combination of historical fact and contemporary footage.
Call Number: UMDVD 5109

In Search of Shakespeare
An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world.
Call Number: UMDVD 508

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Grasps the complete story of Kahlo's life in all its dimensions through photos, archival films, and interviews.
Call Number: UMDVD 1027

Ocean Odyssey
Takes viewers on an undersea journey to remote and magical places.
Call Number: UMDVD 6609

The Released
Explores what happens to mentally ill prisoners when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates.
Call Number: UMDVD 6110

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt through a single narrative.
Call Number: UMDVD 9068

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
The in-depth and intimate story of the first African American boxer to the win Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Call Number: UMDVD 856

The War
Examines how the Second World War touched the lives of every family in every town in the U.S.
Call Number: UMDVD 3531

We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes
Tells the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from Native American perspectives.
Call Number: UMDVD 5011