Films on Demand – New titles added!

New titles from Films Media Group have been added to the following Films on Demand streaming collections. A few of the films are highlighted below:

Humanities & Social Sciences Collection – 96 new titles

DNA: Secret of Photo 51 Streaming video

One of the greatest scientific achievements of the 20th century was the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure. James Watson and Francis Crick published their findings on April 25, 1953, but it’s been revealed that their crucial breakthrough depended on the work of another biologist, Rosalind Franklin, whose X-ray image, “Photo 51” held the vital clue to decode the double helix. This program from NOVA reveals the shocking truth of this DNA discovery and details how close Franklin came to making the discovery herself. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (56 minutes)

Business & Economics Collection – 22 new titles

Suze Orman for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke – Streaming video

In her inimitable straight-talking style, financial advisor and best-selling author, Suze Orman provides powerful, insightful, and often surprising guidelines for actions that can help young men and women at perhaps the most critical financial time of their lives—getting started. Ms. Orman understands the financial realities of today and believes this generation has the grit to deal with these problems. She provides powerful, real-world advice on exactly how to succeed in today’s economic environment. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (85 minutes)

Secret History of the Credit Card – Streaming video

The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. With credit card debt and personal bankruptcies now at an all time high, this episode of Frontline examines how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful. The program investigates why there were no legal limits on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged and how credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry, with more than $30 billion in profits in a single year. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (60 minutes)

Science and Mathematics Collection – 27 new titles

Genetic Engineering – Streaming video

It’s one of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history, but genetic engineering has also brought disturbing new questions. Should we push genetic research to its absolute limit, exploiting every discovery? What are the consequences of intervening in nature’s processes at their most fundamental level? Outlining the potential benefits of genetic engineering, such as the treatment or cure of hereditary diseases and the creation of better, more efficient crops, this program also explores the moral dilemma over cloning and the controversy that surrounds stem-cell research. Viewers encounter both secular and religious perspectives in those debates—which will only acquire greater urgency as the scientific frontier advances. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Part of the series Medical Ethics: Real-World Applications. (19 minutes)

Health & Medicine Collection – 23 new titles

Moving on with Disabilities: Episode 1 (of 5) – Streaming video

This program presents a disability simulation in which an all-star football player learns to deal with some of the day-to-day physical challenges faced by single-arm amputees. In addition, two enabling activities are featured: golfing at a course designed specifically for wheelchair users, who compete using specialized clubs and adapted carts, and cruising on a motorcycle ingeniously customized for paraplegics. Also, the importance of wheelchair-friendly sidewalks and street crossings is stressed, and the DynaMyte touch screen communication device for people with speech impairments is demonstrated. (24 minutes)

Archival Films & Newsreels Collection – 2 new titles
The Big Picture: Pictorial Report No. 3 – Streaming video

This classic episode of the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture television series takes viewers on a journey around the world in a mere half an hour, showing military police activities in Europe, helicopter activities in the Far East, and the latest in training methods within the Zone of Interior, aka the United States. This video from the National Archives and Records Administration presents these thrilling, informative scenes to American viewers so they understand how our Army is responding to events worldwide. (30 minutes)

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