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You Have One Responsibility…Stay Alive –
On The CW’s Dystopian Series The 100

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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It spins along Earth’s orbit. It’s remained there for the last 97 years. The remaining human population has taken residence on board. Due to a

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Great Flood

The Great Flood – When the Mississippi
Overflowed and Changed America

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Almost 90 years ago a natural disaster occurred so catastrophic that it is only known as The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Motivated by John

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The Nicholas Roerich Museum

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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In a little known and less traveled corner of New York’s museum universe a modest brownstone houses works of Nicholas Roerich. Born Nikolai Konstantinovich Rerikh

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Free to Be

Free to Be You and Me at 40
A Celebration at the Paley Center for Media

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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Free to Be You and Me burst into homes across America in 1974; first a platinum LP, followed by a best-selling book and then an

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The Atrians Are Now the Minority
On The CW’s Sci-fi Drama Star-Crossed

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
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On a sunny afternoon an unknown object enters the atmosphere. It isn’t until it descends upon a quiet neighborhood that the human population realizes it’s

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Ann Randolph’s Loveland:
Up On the Airplane Nearer My God to Thee

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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You lose your car keys. I didn’t ‘lose’ my mother…my mother died. So notes Frannie Potts, narrator and oddball heroine of the brilliant tragicomedy Loveland

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A Tale of Two Rockys (Three, Counting the Films)

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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In one corner, we have the heartwarming tale of a brooding underdog who triumphs over circumstances to earn recognition and love. Based on the low

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Dark House – Washed Up Real Estate
And a Wash of a Movie

Friday, March 21st, 2014
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You tell your friend to run as fast and far away as possible from this house…and the horrors come with it. If that bit of

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