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Black and white frame shows 2 women seated at a cafe table with a man in an army uniform. Caption. No, you'll fight before you'll marry.
1 hours 18 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
2 women and 2 men gathered in an upscale living room setting, hunting rifle visible on display on rear wall. Caption. Emily. Hide the silver.
26 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame with 2 boys wearing hats and overalls looking downward. Caption. Think, Tom, we can do anything we want now.
59 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white frame shows 2 men in uniform staring intently at another man in uniform. Caption. When you get home, will you call my mother.
1 hours 32 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Film still of Charlton Heston in Call of the Wild wearing a heavy fur coat and sitting at a table with a red uniformed man. Caption. I can get you a bonus for getting back there quick.
1 hours 40 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white frame of judge facing crowded courtroom gallery. Caption. The sooner we get started, the better chance we have.
1 hours 10 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Closeup of a handwritten poem from Edgar Allen Poe in black ink on parchment paper.
3 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white blurred painting of a man wearing a top hat and riding a horse.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 2
3 minutes 5 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man wearing glasses speaks to camera, gesturing forward with his hands, against a black background.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 5
2 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Senior man looks slightly down with mouth open against a black background. Text on image reads, Gerald Kennedy, Louisiana State University.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 1
2 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Exterior photo of a stone monument depicting a chalice on a tiered platform.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 4
5 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Man wearing a vintage white shirt, vest and bowtie looking down and away with a serious expression on his face.
Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Episode 3
8 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of Edgar Allan Poe
Famous Authors
Episode 6
42 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of Ernest Hemingway
Famous Authors
Episode 11
29 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of Henry James
Famous Authors
Episode 12
36 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of John Steinbeck
Famous Authors
Episode 21
39 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of Mark Twain
Famous Authors
Episode 23
33 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Famous Authors
Episode 3
36 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of Walt Whitman
Famous Authors
Episode 24
29 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Still image from: Famous Authors: The Life and Work of William Faulkner
Famous Authors
Episode 8
34 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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2 hours 11 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
2 women walk down a street, 1 carrying a basket and other a bag of groceries. Caption. Now, if you were smart you'd leave it too.
1 hours 38 minutes
Grade Level: 12 -
Wide shot of a university plaza with several multi-story white and red buildings. Caption. Of every major American university's curriculum.
Great African American Authors
Episode 1
28 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Interview with young man in an office setting. He is identified as Anthony Sze-Fai Shiu, P, H, D, Professor of English, University of Missouri Kansas City. Caption. Who would help African Americans and America, as well.
Great African American Authors
Episode 2
28 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Middle-aged black man looks just off camera with an incredulous expression like he is speaking to camera for an interview. Caption. Give him blackness, and then bid him to sing?
Great African American Authors
Episode 3
28 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Interview with middle-aged Black man in an office setting. He is identified as Marlon Ross, PhD, Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Virginia. Caption. A confrontation between a subjugated, Black protagonist.
Great African American Authors
Episode 4
28 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white photo of a man wearing sunglasses standing next to a fifties-era vehicle parked in front of a storefront.
Great African American Authors
Episode 5
28 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white photo of a young Maya Angelou smiling in a room with several African masks and sculptures. Caption. Far stranger than most of the characters that she's created.
Great African American Authors
Episode 6
28 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Interview with man wearing a business suit in an office setting. He's looking up with a thoughtful expression and gesturing with his hands. Caption. One that helped to fix.
Great African American Authors
Episode 7
27 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Interview with Black woman wearing a brown jacket and white blouse against a bookshelf backdrop. Caption. Is a story that shows the sort of strength that he had.
Great African American Authors
Episode 8
27 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Person wearing a sun hat surrounded by tall plants in a garden setting. Caption. Life in New England was simple and rewarding.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 1
27 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Low shot looking up at the branches of tall trees as light filters through the leaves. Caption. Thoreau maintained his life on Walden Pond.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 2
29 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white illustration of Louisa May Alcott reading from a book to a room of young girls looking up at her with attentive expressions. Caption. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 3
26 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white image of a college campus with an overlay portrait photo of William Carlos Williams. Caption. The University of Pennsylvania medical school.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 4
28 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white portrait of Thomas Wolfe wearing a white collared shirt, dark necktie, and suspenders. He's looking at camera with a serious expression. Caption. Some of the greatest American literature ever written.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 5
29 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of Ernest Hemingway crouching down and holding 2 pairs of antelope antlers. Caption. To become involved in.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 6
29 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of a busy city street with trains, trolleys, and fifties-era cars. Caption. Brooks moved with her family to Chicago at an early age.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 7
28 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white photo of Lorraine Hansberry's parents posing next to a piano. Caption. Her parents were intellectuals and activists.
Great American Authors: Since 1650
Season 0 / Ep 8
28 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white frame of 2 men, 1 woman and 2 teenage girls. Teenagers are speaking to the man. Caption. More about your truck than you did?
40 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Aerial shot of 2 people on the ground with arms and legs akimbo, illuminated by a blue light. Caption. Man, as Hemingway. There are no heroes in this war.
18 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white close up frame of 2 men, 1 standing wearing a suit and a cap and 1 sitting wearing a suite and speaking from On the Waterfront. Caption. All city editors are unnecessary.
1 hours 12 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Black and white frame shows Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life. He's surrounded by his family who are smiling, hugging, and happy to see him.
2 hours 0 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame of a woman and man in evening clothes seated at a cocktail table. Caption. I'll give you two more.
1 hours 25 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Three young men wearing tricorn hats. Caption. Your are not to fire unless fired upon.
1 hours 20 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Deciduous forest with green grass and sunlight shining through.
1 hours 42 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
White man wearing a pince nez and teenage boy sit at a dining table. Boy is turned towards man who holds a piece of paper. Caption. What is it, Father?
1 hours 57 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Black and white photo of a calf. Caption. Mr. Reynolds as narrator. It would be heartless to separate them.
1 hours 23 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Man dressed in a costume that resembles Mark Twain looks off camera. Caption. Had been able to make like, 5 dollars, just 5 dollars more a week.
28 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Illustration from behind of a man shielding his face with his arm. A large, tattooed person with a gaff stands to his side with a shadowy figure holding a gaff in the distance. Rain splashes down. Title card reads, "Moby Dick, Herman Melville."
12 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Man wearing a plaid shirt, denim overalls, smoking a cigar, looks ahead from the driver's seat. Next to him, a woman wearing a sun hat with a pensive expression. Caption. I don't mean that.
32 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Group of Black people in formal attire talk in small groups in a living area. Caption. If you need anything, just yell.
26 minutes 45 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 11
Drawing of a mythical face with sinister eyes and open mouth with sharp teeth. Animal pelt hangs in background. Caption. Is of the early explorations and voyages.
20 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Man, in profile, wears 1600s cap and tunic top. Caption. That the traveler knows not who may be concealed.
42 minutes 52 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
2 Black men lean against a fence and look up, light illuminating their faces. Caption. A young black man whose family has moved from the South.
47 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Closeup of a woman with a taut smile looking off camera with greenery in the background. Caption. About the original sin.
1 hours 5 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white film still of a woman wearing a hat, white shirt, and overalls talking to a man in a suit. Caption. Well I guess I better be getting' off to the baseball field.
1 hours 29 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white film still of a young woman looking through prison bars with a worried expression on her face.
1 hours 25 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Black and white portrait of a young Robert Frost holding a hand against his cheek with 1 finger raised to his temple.
1 hour 0 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Gregory Peck in the Snows of Kilimanjaro and a woman talking at night in a campground. Both wear expedition clothing. Caption. Because I'd found the answer to a riddle, that's why.
2 hours 1 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
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1 hours 18 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Blonde and tanned Sylvia Plath smiling and posing on a white sandy beach in a white bathing suit .
1 hour 0 minutes
Grade Level: 11 - 12
Closeup of Edgar Allan Poe's tombstone with carved raven. Caption. But even Poe's greatest success.
51 minutes 56 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Leslie Howard in a dark suit looks down at a newspaper standing next to 2 women who are looking at him. Caption. Mind you, the coffee must be very hot, as well.
1 hours 24 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Woman wearing a casual red polka dot dress, brown apron, and gardening hat, smiles and looks up. Caption. And then to a picture show to celebrate.
22 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white frame of 4 men, 2 are uniformed police officers. All have intense expressions. Caption. I found the gun that killed Brent.
1 hours 11 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Woman with head covered in ragged scarf looking at a table with small trinkets. Caption. Mailman as narrator. Boy, there's Della Young.
20 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 10
Low shot of boy with man standing behind him. Caption. You were spying, weren't you?
31 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame of senior woman looking down and working with her hands, surrounded by others. Caption. As Steinbeck was writing it, people were living it.
26 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white image of the New York City skyline across the Hudson River. Caption. The East in the book represents wealth.
52 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white frame of two women seated together surrounded by a crowd people. Caption. I'm going to buy a $2 ticket.
25 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame of a mustachioed man in a doorway, facing camera. Caption. Would you step in for a moment, please?
1 hours 13 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Elizabeth Taylor dressed in evening gown from the movie, The Last Time I Saw Paris. She leans over a man in white collared dress shirt lying on his back on a couch. Caption. What's the matter, darling?
1 hours 56 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white frame of a man on horseback wearing a white laced shirt, cowboy hat and black scarf and eye mask. Caption. This is the story of one of the most mysterious characters.
1 hours 9 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Statue of Margaret Fuller, 1800s writer. Caption. A feminist, an author, a writer, a teacher.
27 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Color illustration of a senior fisherman with a boy in a hat at his side from, The Old Man and the Sea. Caption. I have seen lions on the beaches in the evening.
25 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Portrait painting of a blonde woman with curly hair in a decorative gold frame. Caption. With my vision riveted upon the portrait.
12 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Movie frame shows a lion rearing up on its hind legs in the foreground, a young woman pulling another person towards a door, lion tamer holding a weapon and seated on a beam above. Caption. I'm so sorry, dear.
1 hours 32 minutes 50 seconds
Grade Level: 10 -
Low shot of men wearing denim jeans and work boots walking along train tracks at night. Caption. Whistle blowing.
24 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Group of men wearing Civil War-era Union soldier costumes in a forest setting. Caption. That had thrilled him with their sweep and fire.
48 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Black and white frame of 2 men and 2 women seated around a circular table. Caption. She's like an ornery heifer sometimes.
1 hours 42 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman in 1800s farm clothes walking down the front steps of a home. Boy holds a horse's reins. Caption. He said his name was Gitano, and he's come back.
1 hours 41 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Young woman wearing a red velvet dress holds a baby in her arms and looks into camera. Caption. See how sin defaces the beautiful framework of God.
3 hours 55 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
2 men in cowboy hats and Western attire stand opposite one another. Caption. All I can do now is take him over and find out.
1 hours 23 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -
Man wearing a business suit presents an architectural rendering of an exterior building to a man seated at a conference table. Caption. It's called Emily's Home.
The Ultimate Gift/The Ultimate Life
Episode 1
1 hours 57 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Rear view shot of a woman seated at a desk looking at a computer. She appears to be in the midst of a video call with a woman in medical scrubs standing in front of floral wallpaper. Caption. Miss Drummond, it's so nice to hear back from you.
The Ultimate Gift/The Ultimate Life
Episode 2
1 hours 48 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Walden Pond in fall with changing colors and still water reflecting the landscape.
27 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Black and white movie frame from To Kill a Mockingbird shows Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch seated in the passenger side of a vehicle. Caption. Heck as narrator. I'll send Zeebo out right away to pick him up.
2 hours 9 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Black and white frame of men running down a road and away from a dinosaur. Caption. Narrator. Horror fiction has many subgenres.
17 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Color promotional poster of Zorro. Depicted are scenes of Zorro horse riding, sword fighting, arguing and defending people.
1 hour 27 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12