Friday, July 31, 2009

History Channel - Conspiracy - Who Killed Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States and he is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. King is recognized as a martyr by two Christian churches. [1] A Baptist minister,[2] King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious perspective. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.


Friday, July 24, 2009

History Channel: How Bruce Lee Changed The World

More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness, cinema, music, sport, dance, video games and philosophy. A journey across the United States, Asia and Europe, takes Shannon Lee on a trip back to her father's roots in Hong Kong and China. With unique access to the family's photographic archive, home movies and all material owned by the Bruce Lee Foundation.



NBC Channel: 10.5 Apocalypse

Another massive 10.5 quake tears apart the West Coast, threatening to turn the American landscape into a hellish wasteland. Seismologist Samantha Hill sees an even greater threat: an ever-widening fault line that's heading straight for the country's two largest nuclear reactors. If a meltdown occurs, millions will die. Samantha and the American president agree only one man can help them-the scientist who predicted this terrifying natural disaster years before-Samantha's own father, Dr. Earl Hill, now counted as a possible casualty of a massive Las Vegas quake. Together with a crack rescue team including Brad and Will, Samantha must find her father and stop the fault from slicing uncontrollably toward millions of people and the ultimate nuclear apocalypse.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Murder of JFK, A Revisionist History

Diving headfirst into the theories surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, this fascinating program looks at the tragedy in light of the Cold War and America's political and cultural climate at the time. Special features include the first digital rendering of the famous Zapruder film, the only known color footage of Lee Harvey Oswald and a surprising link between Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the FBI's report on Oswald.

More than 40 years have passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The Murder of JFK: A Revisionist History takes a comprehensive examination into the theories behind the assassination itself. It also explains the tragedy within the context of the existing U.S. political and cultural climate, and the global context of the Cold War.

The Murder of JFK: A Revisionist History includes:
The first digital rendering of the Zapruder film, mastered from the original.
The only known color footage of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Cuban source material on the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
First-time use of audio material from Robert F. Kennedy's oral history.
Interviews with Arthur Schlesinger, John Frankenheimer, Jack Anderson and Sam Halpern.
A link between the film Psycho and the FBI’s report on Oswald.
Newly discovered footage from local television archives and foreign news sources, including Lyndon B. Johnson’s thoughts concerning a conspiracy.

Winner of the 1999 IDA/ABCNews VideoSource Award for the Best Use of News Footage in a Documentary.


PBS Hallowed Grounds

Hour long documentary of 22 United States overseas military cemeteries in 8 countries. Provides historical background of the battles that created them, stories of some of the 125,000 men and women buried in them, and scenes of the cemeteries.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Attenborough in Paradise

The one-off specials represent some of Sir David Attenborough’s most personal quests and passionate enthusiasm. Attenborough in Paradise represents a childhood dream come true as he visits the forests of New Guinea to record the spectacular displays of the birds of paradise. A piece of amber given to him 60 years ago by a young refugee girl sparked a lifelong interest explored in The Amber Machine while The Lost Gods of Easter Islands finds him tracing the history of a strange human figurine he bought at auction.
Also included is a special programme on the incredible ‘artist’ birds in Bowerbirds: The Art of Seduction an investigation into the music of the wild in The Song of the Earth an expedition to find a lost tribe in the mountains of central New Guinea in A Blank on the Map and Life on Air a fascinating celebration of Sir David Attenborough’s 50 years with the BBC.



Sunday, July 12, 2009

History Channel - The Pacific Bermuda Triangle

While the Bermuda Triangle is a well-known area of strange phenomenon in the Atlantic, there is another, more treacherous triangle in the Pacific off the coast of Japan known as the "Dragon's Triangle". This dangerous ocean triangle has reportedly claimed hundreds if not thousands of ships, airplanes, and submarines since the first written reports in the 13th century. Could these lost vessels be the result of bad oceanic conditions or possibly something more mysterious? We'll get to the bottom of this unsolved world mystery. Interviews include Dr. Joann Stock, Caltech; Joseph Nagy, UCLA; Takuji Wasda, University of Tokyo; and Japanese UFO experts Junichiro Nirasawa and Junichi Yaoi.


History Channel: Life After People

The Series begins in the moments after people disappear. As each day, month, and year passes, the fate of a particular environment, city or theme is disclosed. Special effects, combined with interviews from top experts in the fields of engineering, botany, biology, geology, and archeology provide an unforgettable visual journey through the ultimately hypothetical.

As modern metropolises like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington DC are ravaged by nature; the series exposes the surprising insights about how they function today. Basing this futuristic world on the surprising history of real locations, already abandoned by man, like a century-old shack in the arctic and an abandoned island that was once the most densely populated place on earth are featured in the series.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Eternal Jew

The Eternal Jew is a 1940 propaganda film.
Its title in German is Der ewige Jude, the German term for the
character of the "Wandering Jew" in medieval folklore.
At the insistence of Nazi Germany's Minister of Propaganda,
Joseph Goebbels, the film was directed by Fritz Hippler.
The screenplay is credited to Eberhard Taubert.
The film consists of feature and documentary footage combined with
materials filmed shortly after the Nazi occupation of Poland.
At this time Poland's Jewish population was about three million,
roughly ten percent of the total population.
Actor Harry Giese (1903–1991) narrated.


German Bombers

At the outbreak of World War Two, German forces were recognised as
the best equipped and most efficient in the world.
The early successes of the Blitzkrieg campaign, however, disguised
some fundamental deficiencies, especially in the Luftwaffe.
Throughout the conflict, The Third Reich lacked an effective bomber
and by the time this flaw was addressed it was too late.
The price Germany and Hitler would pay for not investing in four-engine
long range bombers would be enormous, and a major factor to the
outcome of the war.
This DVD documentary, narrated by Graham McTavish, features colour
stills, informative graphics and rare archive footage.
Note: it can be annoying listening to the German commentary,while you hear
the original (English) commentary in the background.


So war der Deutsche Landser

This film starts in Berlin 1938, one year before the start of the
Second World War.The German soldier was present at official visits and
at parades and when the war came on September 1st 1939,they were bound by their oath and had to march to war, as ordered.
Blank bullets were replaced by the real thing and the German Landser
was born. The camera follows them up close during the various campaigns.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Michael Jackson A Life In Pop

A tribute to Michael Jackson, who died in Los Angeles on 25 June 2009 at the age of 50.


American Meth

In this even-handed exposé, former broadcast journalist Justin Hunt
examines meth use throughout the Western US, traveling from Portland,
OR to Roswell, N.M., and a number of blue-collar stops in between.
Narrated by Val Kilmer, who played a meth-addicted musician in 2002's
The Salton Sea, the director backtracks to the birth of amphetamine
in the late-1800s, which leads to methamphetamine in the early-1990s
before returning to the present (as fellow New Mexico resident Kilmer
notes, Adolf Hitler was a regular user). For the most part, Hunt
focuses on addicts, police officers, politicians, health providers,
and social workers.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Coke vs Pepsi - A Duel Between The Giants

An all-American saga born amidst the ruins of the American Civil War, a saga of a hundred-year-old war between two economic giants whose financial weight can be calculated in the billions.


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the moon

This is an amazing documentary. It strips all the moon landing footage and shows exactly how it was faked. It even has never before seen footage of the astronauts setting up the ship with a cardboard cut out to make it look further away from earth than it was.

The weirdest bit is from a clip that was never used as part of the official moon landing. Houston are calling the astronauts, but get no reply becuase they are speaking to someone else on the radio. You hear houston call them again and this mysterious voice on the radio says “talk” and the astronauts reply to houston. Is this further evidance of a higher organisation? It would have been easier to fake if only the astronauts and a select few knew about it. NASA may well have believed it to be true and had no idea that the whole thing was staged.

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