Category Archives: Educational

Educational Films and Documentaries Online.


PBS: Nature (1982-)

Nature is a wildlife show produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It plays on PBS television on Wednesdays. Sometimes you’ll find some episodes on the Discovery Channel in syndication. It’s a very well done nature show. I record this is HDTV at home.


Who Killed Lindberg’s Baby (2013)

In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh–the Lone Eagle–became the most famous human being on earth. And when he and his lovely wife Anne produced an adorable baby son, Charlie, an eager press quickly dubbed him Little Lindy or sometimes just the Eaglet. But on the evening of March […]


Legend of the Viking Sword (2012)

This one should get you out in the shop trying to burn it down. Mysterious steel constructed the UlfBerht and an awesome steel working guy makes high quality steel in a backyard kiln. Making low carbon, low occlusion steel was a lost art between the year 1000 to the 19th century.  It turns out a […]


Earth From Space (2013)

“Earth From Space” is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth.


Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes (2013)

This is an episode of Nova on PBS. Hear harrowing stories from survivors of Moore’s massive tornado and meet scientists who stalk these ferocious storms.


Nova – Battle of the X Planes (2002)

From 1996 to 2001, Boeing and Lockheed Martin produced rival designs and prototypes for the Joint Strike Fighter, a stealthy, affordable combat plane intended for the 21st century needs of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marines. In “Battle of the X-Planes,” NOVA goes behind the scenes to show the world’s newest fighter taking shape, as Boeing and Lockheed Martin compete to win the largest contract in military history.


Life in a Day (2011)

Life In A Day is a historic film capturing for future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.
Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.


Silver Pharoah, The (2011)

The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures – even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamun. So why hasn’t the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt?


Prisoners of War Betrayed (2007)

The fate of prisoners of war and missing in action is one of the darkest chapters of the Cold War. Tens of thousands of American soldiers European survivors were sent to unknown destinations during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War


Nuclear Tipping Point (2010)

You should really watch this. Colin Powell explains how he didn’t want to shoot an “Atomic Annie” at the Soviets. Nuclear Tipping Point is a 2010 documentary produced by the Nuclear Threat Initiative. It features interviews Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and William Perry. Did you know a good chunk of the power you’re using right now comes from the decommissioned nuclear submarines of the former USSR along with the Ukraine’s ICBM stockpile from the cold war? These are good guys trying to do a good thing. But there is a quandry. Who will own the last hydrogen bomb?


I Like Ike

I wasn’t born when Ike made this speech, but we should sure be listening.

You should be rather afraid of this 63 years later. Here’s the whole thing.


Man Who Saved the World, The (2011)

The order of the day was mutually assured destruction. I was 5 months old. The US Navy was adept at detecting Soviet submarines. Little did we know, his submarine had a nuclear torpedo. It was a hydrogen bomb. It had 80% odds of working. The Navy dropped some practice depth charges on it. They were just inviting it to surface. His Captain and his KGB political officer were ready for Armageddon and thought it it started.