America's Library

AMERICA'S LIBRARY features interviews with photographers, historians, authors, political figures, and civil rights leaders, along with inside access to the Library of Congress. It explores the history of photography—from daguerreotypes, the first photographic process, to contemporary digital prints.
  • America's Library

    AMERICA'S LIBRARY features interviews with photographers, historians, authors, political figures, and civil rights leaders, along with inside access to the Library of Congress. It explores the history of photography—from daguerreotypes, the first photographic process, to contemporary digital prints.

  • Stars of the Silver Screen S02 E05

    From Charlie Chaplin to Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen to Jane Fonda. The Stars of the Silver Screen team of authors and reviewers, Ian Nathan, Neil Norman and Stephen Armstrong discuss and review their careers and the impact they made on Cinema worldwide. This episode focuses on Jodie Foster.

  • No Strangers

    NO STRANGERS: ANCIENT WISDOM IN A MODERN WORLD explores the ways cultures express a shared humanity and navigate the circle of life. It celebrates the wonder of culture and examines the plight of indigenous people throughout the world.

  • POYi 66: The Power of Photojournalism

    POYi 66: This documentary honored the work of winning photojournalists and visual editors from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) 2009, the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world. The exhibited print and digital photographs told the tale of 2008, a year rife with war and financial ruin and relieved by unprecedented political and athletic triumphs. The film highlights a selection from more than 45,000 entries.

  • POYi 67: The Photojouranlist

    POYi 67: Based on the 2010 Pictures of the Year International (POYi), this film focuses on the very best documentary photography of 2009 from winning photojournalists and visual editors in Pictures of the Year International (POYi), the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competition in the world. It is a testament to the power of photography and its impact on humanity. These images combined to create a visual representation of the challenges of modern civilization.

  • Refugee

    Five acclaimed photographers travel the world to accurately record the difficulties faced by refugees who dream of a better life.

  • Sink or Swim: Designing For A Sea Change

    SINK OR SWIM: DESIGNING FOR A SEA CHANGE explores the human story of resilience, from adaptation for survival to ambitious infrastructure planning, in some of the richest and poorest of the world’s coastal communities. The film explore how humans respond to changes in their landscapes due to sea level rise.

  • Sport: Iooss & Leifer

    SPORT examines the work of renowed photographers Walter Iooss and Neil Leifer, who captured the lives of our greatest sports heroes.

  • Stars of the Silver Screen S02 E10

    From Charlie Chaplin to Jack Nicholson, Steve McQueen to Jane Fonda. The Stars of the Silver Screen team of authors and reviewers, Ian Nathan, Neil Norman and Stephen Armstrong discuss and review their careers and the impact they made on Cinema worldwide. This episode focuses on Sally Field.

  • L8s Ang3les

    L8S ANG3LES celebrates the breadth of contemporary photography through works by eight renowned photographers whose images capture the complexity and vitality of Los Angeles.

  • The Art Of S02 E06 - Holidays

    “The Art Of: Holidays” looks at the ice sculptors and architects responsible for creating The Ice Kingdom at "Chill," a frozen holiday adventure at the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA.

  • The Directors S02 E03

    MARTIN SCORSESE was born on 17thNovember 1942 in Queens, New York. His directorial career began to take off in the 1970s and since then, he has won BAFTAs, Oscars, and Golden Globe Awards. Some of Scorsese’s most dynamic films include ‘Taxi Driver’ (1976), ‘Raging Bull’ (1981), ‘Goodfellas’ (1990), and ‘The Departed’ (2006).

  • The Directors S02 E04

    Kathryn Ann Bigelow born November 27th, 1951 is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Covering a wide range of genres, her films include Near Dark (1987), Point Break (1991), Strange Days (1995), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), and Detroit (2017). With the Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. She also became the first woman to win teh Saturn Award for Best Director in 1995 for Strange Days.

  • The Nutcracker: Mariinsky 2012

    This version of the Nutcracker from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the first home to the Christmas classic, features the original score of Tchaikovsky, the renowned choreography from Vainonen and the magnificent set design by Virsaladze. With deliberate and flawless performances by Alina Somova and Vladimir Shklyarov along with Valery Gergiev steady hand at conductor, this production will transport you back to 1892.

  • WALLS: Defend, Divide and the Divine

    Complex, challenging, and immersive, W|ALLS: Defend, Divide, and the Divine is a historical look at civilization’s relationship with barriers, both real and imagined. For centuries, across diverse civilizations, walls have been central to human history. This film explores the various aspects of walls – artistic, social, political, and historical.

  • WAR: The Photographers

    WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY presents images from both the military and civilian point of view including the advent of war, the fight itself and remembrance. It portrays the work of award-winning portrait photographers, photojournalists and military photographers.

  • My Years As Louis Armstrong

    Louis Armstrong is Chantz's (a 12-year-old Afro-American) and his mother's preferred role-model - an emblem of Black success. So it's settled: Chantz is to be a musician, dancer and performer! He also happens to be exceptionally gifted.

  • Generation Wealth

    GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield examines the influence of affluence over the last 25 years, illustrating the globalization of materialism, celebrity culture and social status. This timely, thought-provoking collection explores how “keeping up with the Joneses” has become Keeping Up with the Kardashians, magnifying the aspirational gap between what we want and what we can afford. The exhibit is not about the rich, but the pervasive desire for more.

  • Beauty Culture

    Beauty CULTure provides a seminal examination of photography’s role in capturing and defining notions of modern female beauty and how these images profoundly influence our lives in both celebratory and disturbing ways.

  • Front & Center S01 E02

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Comedy Legends S01 E01

    This episode celebrate Goldie Hawn and include highlights from her comedy careers while host and comedy writer, Barry Cryer, will recall some of his funniest moments working with each them.

  • Country: Portraits Of An American Sound

    COUNTRY: PORTRAITS OF AN AMERICAN SOUND explores the image of country music and its evolution over 80 years, highlighting photography’s role in documenting the history and capturing the culture of this uniquely American sound.

  • Digital Darkroom

    DIGITAL DARKROOM features the work of artists from around the world who explore the intersection of art and technology.

  • Emerging

    EMERGING profiles ten emerging photographers from around the world who bring a fresh perspective and creative techniques to professional photography.

  • Extreme Exposure

    EXTREME EXPOSURE celebrates five photographers who brave dangerous conditions to capture rarely seen moments in environments few dare to explore.

  • Frans Lanting: The Evolution of LIFE

    A journey through time via the remarkable images and story of Lanting’s The LIFE Project, while recounting Lanting’s own evolution from wildlife photographer to visual chronicler of life on Earth.

  • Front & Center S01 E03

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E12

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E04

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E05

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E06

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E07

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E08

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E10

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Front & Center S01 E11

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Water: Our Thirsty World

    WATER: OUR THIRSTY WORLD features the work of award-winning National Geographic photographers and examines the local and global challenges of our planet’s precious fresh water resources.

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