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Muffie Meyer

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The New Medicine
Extraordinary changes are taking place in American medicine today. Driven by new scientific evidence, doctors are coming to understand that treating the body alone is not enough - the mind can also play a critical role in the healing process.…
The Reluctant Revolutionaries
Part of the Series: Liberty!
PBS
Through interviews with historians and dramatic reenactments of eyewitness accounts, this documentary series chronicles the pivotal events that took place between 1763 and 1789 as the United States came into being. In 1763, America's capital city is London, Benjamin Franklin…
The Times That Try Men's Souls
Part of the Series: Liberty!
PBS
Days after the Declaration is signed, the British drop anchor in New York Harbor, sending the untrained American army packing. Washington's volunteer troops are driven the length of New Jersey. With just days of enlistment left for many recruits, a…
Making Rounds
We spend almost a trillion dollars a year on high-tech tests and yet almost one fifth of patients are misdiagnosed. In Making Rounds we are introduced to the power and superiority of methods of traditional diagnosis based on decades of…
The World Turned Upside Down
Part of the Series: Liberty!
PBS
The British hope to exploit the contradictions posed in the South by slavery and also to enlist the support of southerners loyal to the crown. After a series of brutal engagements, however, it is apparent they have not won "the…
The Chess Master
Part of the Series: Benjamin Franklin
PBS
By far the oldest of the principal leaders of the American Revolution, Franklin, now in his 70s, embarks upon the most important role of his life. The American Revolution doesn't stand a chance without outside support; Congress sends Franklin to…
Let the Experiment Be Made
Part of the Series: Benjamin Franklin
PBS
Benjamin Franklin is born the 15th son of a modest candlemaker in puritanical Boston, a world circumscribed by superstition and religious intolerance. Taken out of school at the age of 10 and apprenticed to his brother as a printer, young…
Blows Must Decide
Part of the Series: Liberty!
PBS
In the second episode, most Americans cannot imagine a complete break from Britain, even after shots are fired at Lexington. Powerful words push matters "over the edge" in 1776. A pamphlet, "Common Sense," and the Declaration of Independence argue that…
Are We to be a Nation
Part of the Series: Liberty!
PBS
Peace -- and a burst of creativity -- comes to the United States. A distinctly American culture is about to be born. But governing the world's newest republic is not easy. Congress is ineffectual. Individual states act like sovereign nations.…
The Making of a Revolutionary
Part of the Series: Benjamin Franklin
PBS
Benjamin Franklin is outgrowing the colonies; when Pennsylvania asks him to go to England on official business, he jumps at the chance. Accompanied by his beloved son, William, Franklin takes up residence in London and a new persona emerges. He…
Out of Thin Air
Part of the Series: The Mystery of Matter
PBS
One of science's great odd couples--British minister Joseph Priestley and French tax administrator Antoine Lavoisier--together discover a fantastic new gas called oxygen, overturning the reigning theory of chemistry and triggering a worldwide search for new elements. Soon caught up in…
Into the Atom
Part of the Series: The Mystery of Matter
PBS
Caught up in the race to discover the atom's internal parts--and learn how they fit together--is a young British physicist named Harry Moseley, who uses newly discovered X-rays to put the Periodic Table in a whole new light. And a…
Oh Fatal Ambition!
Part of the Series: Liberty!
PBS
The "united" states need funds and military support. Benjamin Franklin goes to France in hopes of creating an alliance that will provide both. He charms the French, but fails to loosen their purse strings. Meanwhile, John Burgoyne's British army marches…
Unruly Elements
Part of the Series: The Mystery of Matter
PBS
Over a single weekend in 1869, a young Russian chemistry professor named Dmitri Mendeleev invents the Periodic Table, bringing order to the growing gaggle of elements. But this sense of order is shattered when a Polish graduate student named Marie…
Liberty! - The American Revolution
PBS
LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and…
6 videos
The Mystery of Matter - The Search for the Elements
PBS
THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS is an exciting three-part series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long and continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Three hour-long episodes…
3 videos
Benjamin Franklin - A Revolutionary Genius
PBS
The life and achievements of America's revolutionary genius are chronciled in his own words (plus those of a parade of historians). Produced by the production team responsible for the 1997 PBS series `Liberty! The American Revolution.'
3 videos