New PBS streaming documentary videos

The following streaming video titles have been added to the library’s Voyager system:

The Secret War (Frontline):  A revealing look at the CIA’s drone program in Pakistan and covert support for elements of the Taliban by the Pakistani military and its intelligence service, the ISI.

Opium Brides (Frontline): Najibullah Quraishi journeys deep into the Afghan countryside to reveal the deadly bargain local farm families have been forced to make with drug smugglers in order to survive.

Bombing Hitler’s Dams (Nova):  In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history, destroying two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Now, NOVA re-creates the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots.

Deadliest Volcanoes (Nova):  Millions of people around the world live in the shadow of active volcanoes. From Japan’s Mount Fuji to the ‘Sleeping Giant’ submerged beneath Naples to the Yellowstone ‘Supervolcano’ in the United States, Nova travels with scientists who are attempting to discover how likely these volcanoes are to erupt, when it might happen, and exactly how deadly they could prove to be.

Billy the Kid (American Experience):  A fascinating look at the myth and the man behind it, who, in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan boy to the most feared man in the West and an enduring western icon.

Kangaroo Mob (Nature):   Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia’s capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys – mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.

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2 Responses to New PBS streaming documentary videos

  1. Kate Teeter says:

    Could you give me some tips on how to search for videos in the library’s collection? I’m not sure what the “Voyager” system means, or how I can search it (rather than just through the general library catalog). I’m mainly interested in PBS special on evolution or genetics, either streaming or on DVD. I have found some where I was searching for a particular title, but would like to be able to search available videos more generally. Thanks!

    • mburgmei says:

      Yes, searching for videos. That’s a good question. It’s best to search for videos through the advanced search tab of the library catalog (we should not have used the word Voyager, that is the vendors name for the catalog). Type in one or two keywords (PBS, evolution) then scroll down and select Videorecording from the drop-down menu for Format. Since we probably own videos on evolution not published by PBS you might want to leave that word out.

      If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to post them or give the reference desk a call at 227-2250.

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