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Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 2007

This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who boldly founded the Democratic Party -- yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon.

2.

by Nelson Mandela
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1999

As Nelson Mandela prepares to step down as president of South Africa, FRONTLINE presents a deeply personal biography of one of the great figures of the 20th century.

3.
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1980

The Day After Trinity (a.k.a. The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb) is a 1980 documentary film directed and produced by Jon H. Else in association with KTEH public television in San Jose, California.

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by WGBH History Unit
Available on:
Podcast
Year Released:
 2002

American Experience, television's most-watched history series, brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form our nation.

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by Christopher Hitchens
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1994

Christopher Hitchens investigates whether Mother Teresa of Calcutta deserves her saintly image. Probes her campaigns against contraception and abortion and her relationships with right-wing political leaders.

6.

by Robert Anton Wilson
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 2003

This feature-length documentary is a hilarious and mind-bending journey into the multi-dimensional life of Robert Anton Wilson, one of the foundations of 20th Century Western counterculture and author of the Illuminatus! Trilogy.

7.
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1999

Famous recluse J.D. Salinger has hidden from the world since "The Catcher in the Rye" took the world by storm.

8.
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 2007

Narrated by Paul Newman, The Price of Sugar follows Father Christopher Hartley, a charismatic Spanish priest, as he organizes some of this hemisphere's poorest people to fight for their basic human rights.

9.
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1995

German director Susanne Ofteringer's sombre, hypnotic film documents the life of the Velvet Underground's chanteuse, Nico, from her beginnings as a model (she had the icy beauty of a Diana Rigg) to her death, in 1988, as a pallid junkie.

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by Alan Watts
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1994

Alan Watts is widely considered the West's foremost interpreter of Eastern thought. Distills a great teacher's insight on: The Mood of Zen, Zen and Now, Buddhism, Man and Nature, and the Art of Meditation.

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