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The Best of Bill Haley & His Comets: The Millennium Collection

Bill Haley & His Comets

Greatest Hits Volume II

Elton John

The Civil War: An Illustrated History

Geoffrey C. Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns

Space Race: The Epic Battle Between America and the Soviet Union for Dominion of Space

Deborah Cadbury

Could It Be Forever? My Story

David Cassidy

When a Man Loves a Woman

Starring Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan and Lauren Tom, and directed by Luis Mandoki

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The Greatest Hits

Rick Astley

Greatest Hits

Ace of Base

Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts

Stacy A. Cordery

The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

On the Road

Jack Kerouac

Cabaret

Starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Helmut Griem, directed by Bob Fosse

History Highlights

1909 – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded. It is America’s oldest, largest and most widely recognized grassroots-based civil rights organization. 

1986 – After spending eight years in Soviet prisons and labor camps, human rights activist Anatoly (Natan) Scharansky is released.  Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and U.S. President Ronald Reagan brokered the amnesty deal at a summit meeting three months earlier.

1999 – The five-week impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton comes to an end, with the Senate voting to acquit Clinton on both articles of impeachment: perjury and obstruction of justice.

2002 – Former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic goes on trial at The Hague, Netherlands, on charges of genocide and war crimes in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo. The trial drags on for four years until Milosevic is found dead of a heart attack in his prison cell at the age of 64. 

2008 – Struggling auto giant General Motors (GM) attempts to cut costs by offering buyouts to all 74,000 of its U.S. hourly employees represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union.

2008 – Hollywood’s longest work stoppage since 1988 ends when members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) overwhelmingly vote to go back to work following a 100-day walkout. The strike crippled the production of countless TV shows and cost the California economy more than $2 billion. It also gave rise to more reality TV programming that required little or no scripting.

Celebrity Birthdays

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The McGuire Sisters Greatest Hits

The McGuire Sisters

Let's Stay Together

Al Green

NAACP: Celebrating a Century 100 Years in Pictures

NAACP

Shadowplay: The Inside Story Of The Overthrow Of Slobodan Milosevic

Tim Marshall

The Addams Family

Starring Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci and Anjelica Huston, and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

The Origin of Species: 150th Anniversary Edition

Charles Darwin

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You Don't Mess Around With Jim

Jim Croce

The Joker

The Steve Miller Band

Batman: The Complete First Season

Starring Adam West and Burt Ward

All in the Family: Complete First Season

Starring Jean Stapleton and Carroll O’Connor

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

Cheers: Season 6

Starring Kirstie Alley, Ted Danson and Rhea Perlman

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The Best Of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: The Millennium Collection

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Faith (Remastered)

George Michael

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and directed by Stanley Kramer

The Poseidon Adventure

Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine and Red Buttons, and directed by Ronald Neame

Double Indemnity

Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson, and directed by Billy Wilder

Sinatra: Best Of The Best

Frank Sinatra

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Johnny Rivers: Greatest Hits

Johnny Rivers

Can't Slow Down

Lionel Richie

American Passage: The History of Ellis Island

Vincent J. Cannato

1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink

Taylor Downing

The Princess Bride

Starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon and Wallace Shawn, and directed by Rob Reiner

Brokeback Mountain

Starring Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid and Anne Hathaway, and directed by Ang Lee

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Gene Vincent: Capitol Collectors Series

Gene Vincent only had one major hit, “Be-Bop-a-Lula,” which epitomized rockabilly at its prime in 1956 with sharp guitar breaks, spare snare drums, fluttering echo and Vincent’s breathless vocals. Yet his place as one of the great early rock and roll singers is secure, backed up by a wealth of fine smaller hits and other tracks that rate among the best rockabilly of all time.

John Denver's Greatest Hits

Even though John Denver’s solo career was only four years old when this collection came out in 1973, it’s overflowing with songs that defined ’70s AM radio. His easygoing blend of country, folk, and pop achieved perfection on tunes like the back-porch sing-along “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” the orchestra-sweetened ballad “Sunshine On My Shoulders” and the soaring, folk-tinged “Rocky Mountain High.”

K Blows Top: A Cold War Comic Interlude Starring Nikita Khrushchev

Khrushchev’s 1959 trip across America was one of the strangest exercises in international diplomacy ever conducted. The Soviet leader told jokes, threw tantrums, sparked a riot in a San Francisco supermarket, wowed the coeds in a home economics class in Iowa, and ogled Shirley MacLaine as she filmed a dance scene in “Can-Can.” “K Blows Top” is a work of history that reads like a Vonnegut novel.

Space Race

One of the most exhilarating true adventures in history, the race into space was marked by courage, duplicity, political paranoia, astonishing technological feats, and unbelievable triumphs in the face of overwhelming adversity. Deborah Cadbury’s extraordinary history combines action and suspense with a moving portrayal of the space race’s human dimension.

Pavarotti: The 50 Greatest Tracks

Arguably no other opera singer in music history achieved the same level of international celebrity as tenor Luciano Pavarotti; his voice — robust, resonant, and immediately recognizable — launched him into the stratosphere of household recognition usually reserved for pop stars and Hollywood icons, and in the process spurred opera itself on to new peaks of mainstream popularity.

Real Steel

Enter the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech, as 2000-pound, eight-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Starring Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter turned small-time promoter, “Real Steel” is a riveting, white-knuckle action ride that will leave you cheering.

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The Millennium Collection: Best of Edwin Starr

Revered for the storming protest classic “War,” Edwin Starr didn’t need another hit to achieve legendary status in soul circles, so electrifying was that single performance. Nevertheless, he had several Top 10 hits on the R&B charts during the late ’60s and early ’70s, and enjoyed a brief renaissance in the disco era.

Johnny Cash The Greatest: The Number Ones

With his deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive guitar, Johnny Cash didn’t sound like Nashville, nor did he sound like honky tonk or rock ‘n roll. He created his own sub-genre, falling halfway between the blunt emotional honesty of folk, the rebelliousness of rock ‘n roll, and the world-weariness of country.

Common Ground

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the American Book Award, the bestselling “Common Ground” is much more than the story of the busing crisis in Boston as shared through the experiences of three families. As Studs Terkel remarked, it’s “gripping, indelible…a truth about all large American cities.”

Psycho

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. No one knows that better than Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), the ill-fated traveler whose journey ends in the notorious “shower scene.”

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics

The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of one remarkable man’s courage. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews and exhaustive archival research, Jeremy Schaap tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the “Nazi Olympics.”

The Sopranos

For six seasons, fans devotedly watched Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) struggle to balance his home life with the criminal organization he leads. Audiences tuned in to see the mob, the food, the family and who was next to be whacked. Now you can own what Vanity Fair called, “the greatest show in TV history”, in the ultimate “Sopranos” keepsake. Co-starring Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Michael Imperioli, Steven Van Zandt and Joe Pantoliano.

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A Hard Day's Night / The Beatles

This is the movie that captured the astonishing moment when The Beatles officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, this entertaining romp reconceived the movie musical and exerted an enormous influence on the music video.

The Definitive Collection / The Commodores

Renowned for the R&B hits “Just to Be Close to You,” “Easy” and “Brick House,” to name a few, The Commodores were one of the top bands during their long tenure at Motown. The group is credited with seven No. 1 songs and a host of other Top 10 hits on the Billboard charts.

Father, Son & Co.: My Life at IBM and Beyond

The man who transformed IBM into the world’s largest computer company reflects on his lifelong partnership with his father and how their management style and shared dedication to excellence united to create a unique corporate culture that became the blueprint for the entire technology boom.

Singer and the Sewing Machine: A Capitalist Romance

Isaac Merritt Singer patented the sewing machine, but his true genius was in the advertising, service with a smile, installment plans, and marketing gimmicks he used to get the sewing machine in homes and sweatshops all over the world. This fascinating and detailed biography provides an insightful and provocative look at the American entrepreneur.

Adventures in the Screen Trade

No one knows the writer’s Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. The Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the bestselling author of “Marathon Man,” “Tinsel,” “Boys and Girls Together” and other novels, Goldman takes you into Hollywood’s inner sanctums.

Neck and Neck / Mark Knopfler & Chet Atkins

You can practically see the smiles exchanged between Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins as they trade licks on this 1990 collaboration. These two guitar giants meet as peers and friends, finding common ground in a mutual love of old-time country, classic pop and vintage jazz.

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Holding Back the Years

Simply Red

No Way Out [Explicit]

Puff Daddy & The Family

Toy Time!

Christopher Byrne

Boyz N The Hood

Starring Ice CubeCuba Gooding Jr.Morris Chestnut, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, and directed by John Singleton

Milton Berle: An Autobiography

Milton Berle

In Good Company

Starring Dennis QuaidTopher Grace and Scarlett Johansson, and directed by Paul Weitz

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