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Films with: Lyman, Will

50 years war Israel and the Arabs.
Begins with the 1947 U.N. decision to partition Palestine and charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiations. Includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Episodes on the first disc cover Israel's struggle for statehood, including the victories against Arab armies in 1948 and 1967, and the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The concluding program looks at the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Camp David peace accord in 1978, the start of the Palestinian "Intifada" uprising in 1987, the Oslo agreement in 1993, and the current attempts to consolidate a shaky reconciliation.
DVD 1361
Bannon's war
President Trump's advisor Stephen Bannon's war, with radical Islam, Washington, and White House rivals. The story of Bannon's fight to deliver on Trump's promises, with a confrontational style based on his personal crusade to dramatically transform America.
DVD 12231
Battle zones Ukraine & Syria.
Battle for Ukraine : "The unrest in Ukraine in early 2014 has provoked one of the biggest confrontations between Russia and the United States since the Cold War. FRONTLINE's James Jones delivers a chilling look at both sides of the ongoing fight -- revealing firsthand the deep-seated hatreds between right-wing Ukrainian nationalists with historic ties to the Nazis, and violent pro-Russian separatists vying for control of the country" --Container. Arming the Rebels : "FRONTLINE continues its groundbreaking reporting on the war in Syria. Reporter Muhammad Ali crosses into the war zone, and finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they're being secretly armed and trained by the United States out of Qatar" -- Container.
DVD 10879
Breaking the bank
"Frontline goes behind closed doors to tell the inside story of how things went so wrong so fast and to document efforts to stabilize the industry. Veteran Frontline producer Michael Kirk untangles the complicated financial and political web threatening one superbank in particular, Bank of America."--Container.
DVD 7074
Bush's war
From the horror of 9/11 to the invasion of Iraq; the truth about WMD to the rise of an insurgency; the scandal of Abu Ghraib to the strategy of the surge. Reveals the defining stories of the "war on terror" in meticulous detail, and the political dramas that played out at the highest levels of power and influence. On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the full saga will unfold in this special documentary analysis of one of the most challenging periods in the nation's history.
DVD 5856
Business of disaster
Investigates failures by FEMA and insurance companies to properly reimburse New York residents for property damage caused by Superstorm Sandy which devasted the East Coast in 2012. Looks into claims that insurance companies made record profits on personal tragedy.
DVD 11888
China a century of revolution.
"An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century" -- Container.
DVD 6590
China in the red
The economic reforms that have brought China economic prosperity now threaten the livelihood of many Chinese workers. The Chinese Communist Party can no longer afford to subsidize the factories, and millions of workers are being laid off, with no social safety net to catch them. Filmed over the course of three years, Frontline tells the stories of 10 Chinese citizens caught up in the social and economic transformation.
DVD 4786
Dark side
Amid revelations about faulty prewar intelligence and a scandal surrounding the indictment of the vice president's chief of staff and presidential adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Frontline goes behind the headlines to investigate the internal war that was waged between the intelligence community and Richard Bruce Cheney, the most powerful vice president in the nation's history. In "The Dark Side," Frontline tells the story of the vice president's role as the chief architect of the war on terror, and his battle with Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet for control of the "dark side." Drawing on more than 40 interviews and thousands of documents, the film provides a step-by-step examination of what happened inside the councils of war.
DVD 4058
Dreams of Obama
On the eve of Barack Obama's historic inauguration, Frontline examined the rich personal and political biography of America's 44th president. Insights into the key moments and experiences that have shaped and formed his political vision include his community organizing in Chicago, presidency of the Harvard Law Review, and his battles in Illinois politics. During the course of these, Obama learned how to navigate America's complicated racial and political divides. Modeling his earliest political efforts after those of Harold Washington, he built a coalition of progressive whites, African Americans and Latinos that carried him to the United States Senate. The film details how, after arriving in the Senate, Obama and his advisers carefully crafted a two-year plan to build the freshman senator's reputation, leading to the announcement in 2007 that he would run for president.
DVD 8857
From Jesus to Christ the first Christians /
Explore the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached.
DVD 9943
Great apes
This video examines the striking physical features, evolution, social structure, and habitat of the great apes.
DVD 11228
Growing up online
A look at the impact of the world created on line by teens, from kids who are bullied, to those whose only friends are online, to the newest crop of celebrities on YouTube and MySpace.
DVD 5432
Inside the meltdown
"Frontline investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. [The film] chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't stop and haven't been able to fix." -- Container.
DVD 7421
Jesus factor
"As an evangelical Christian, President Bush has something in common with 46 percent of Americans who descirbe themselves as being 'born again' or having personal relationships with Jesus Christ .... To what extent do the President's spiritual beliefs impact or influence his political decision-making? And how closely do Bush's religious views mirror those of the country's burgeoning, and politically influential, evangelical movement?"--Container.
DVD 2859
Life and death in the war zone
Follow the daily drama of life and death in a tented hospital in the desert north of Baghdad and see how innovations in battlefield medicine have transformed the survival prospects of casualties.
DVD 3571
Lost children of Rockdale County
In 1996, a syphilis outbreak struck teenagers in the prosperous community of Conyers, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. When epidemiologists interviewed the victims, they were shocked by what they heard: 14-year-old children told of scores of sexual partners, all-night orgies and sex parties. This program uncovers the roots of the Conyers epidemic and reveals a community struggling with teenage drug use, sex and cynicism.
DVD 5434
Lost year in Iraq
DVD 5428
Muslims
This program looks closely at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, Muslims explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, and provides a deeper understanding of the political forces at work among Muslims around the world. The program emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism and looks at diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people.
DVD 1358
New asylums
Fewer than 55,000 Americans currently receive treatment in psychiatric hospitals. Meanwhile, almost 10 times that number, nearly 500,000, mentally ill men and women are serving time in U.S. jails and prisons. As sheriffs and prison wardens become the unexpected and often ill-equipped caretakers of this burgeoning population, they raise a troubling new concern: Have America's jails and prisons become its new asylums. The program goes deep inside Ohio's state prison system to explore the complex and growing issue of mentally ill prisoners.
DVD 3433
News war
[Parts 1-3] Looks at the impact of political, cultural, legal and economic forces on the news media. Traces the recent history of American journalism from Watergate to the war on terror and how the freedom of the press is being challenged. [Part 4] Examines the rise of Al Jazeera's influence in the Middle East; also profiles reporters who were killed, jailed or exiled in 2006.
DVD 4787
Other drug war
"FRONTLINE examines the battle between major pharmaceutical companies and American consumers fed up with paying the highest drug prices in the world. Through interviews with consumers, legislators, scientists, top industry leaders and analysts, "The Other Drug War" examines the efforts of states like Maine [Maine Rx] and Oregon to control escalating drug costs in the face of strong opposition from the pharmaceutical industry. The program also explores the tension between the high cost of scientific innovation and society's need to keep drugs and health care affordable"--PBS.
DVD 3878
Plea
Examines the prevalence of plea bargaining in the American justice system, and the failures of justice that result when the practice is misused. Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains, in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. Critics contend that the push to resolve cases through plea bargains jeopardizes the constitutional rights of defendants, who may be pressured to admit their guilt whether they are guilty or not.
DVD 10236
Rules of engagement
Rules of engagement cuts through the fog of war to reveal the untold story of what happened in Haditha, Iraq -- where twenty-four of the town's residents were killed by U.S. forces in what many in the media branded "Iraq's My Lai." With accusations swirling that the Marines massacred Iraqi civilians "in cold blood," the Haditha incident has led to one of the largest criminal cases against U.S. troops in the Iraq war. But real questions have emerged about what really happened that day, and who is responsible. Through television interviews with Iraqi survivors and Marines accused of war crimes, FRONTLINE investigates this incident and what it can tell us about the harrowing moral and legal landscape the U.S. military faces in Iraq.
DVD 5431
Saudi Arabia uncovered
With undercover footage and on-the-ground reporting, FRONTLINE reveals a side of Saudi Arabia that's rarely seen, and traces the efforts of men and women who are working to bring about change.
DVD 11815
Storm
"The Storm examines the first critical hours of local, state, and federal emergency response to Hurricane Katrina"--Container.
DVD 4790
Suicide tourist
Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or we are terminally ill? With unique access to Dignitas, the Swiss non-profit that has helped over one thousand people die, filmmaker John Zaritsky offers a revealing look at a couple facing the most difficult decision of their lives, as one Chicago native makes the trip to Switzerland for what will become the last day of his life.
DVD 9686
Torture question
The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive interrogation" makes it way into the battle zone. The program focuses on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as a case study in prisoner abuse.
DVD 5351
Trump's road to the White House
An investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters, defeated adversaries, and who he's bringing into the White House with him.
DVD 12177
Undertaking
"Thomas Lynch, 58, is a writer and a poet. He's also a funeral director in a small town in central Michigan where he and his family have cared for the dead -- and the living -- for three generations. For the first time, Lynch agreed to allow cameras inside Lynch & Sons, giving FRONTLINE producers Miri Navasky and Karen O'Connor rare, behind-the-scenes access -- from funeral arrangements to the embalming room -- to the Lynches' world for this film, The Undertaking."--PBS/WGBH website.
DVD 5479
United States of secrets
Frontline investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.
DVD 10876
Vaccine war
Now, in 2015, measles, mumps, and whooping cough are all making a comeback. Building on years of research, this updated documentary explores both the roots of the vaccine debate, and the latest chapter in the heated controversy: Are parents who choose not to vaccinate their children putting the health of our nation at risk? This is a compelling and timely report on an issue that remains highly emotional and deeply divisive.
DVD 11249
Warning
Examines the derivative securities market during the 1990s and explores early warnings of the financial crisis of 2008. Uncovers an intense battle between high-ranking members of the Clinton administration versus Brooksley Born who tried to sound the alarm about the need to regulate the emerging, highly complex, and lucrative derivatives markets. Examines Alan Greenspan's economic policies.
DVD 7076
Why the towers fell
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
DVD 2860