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  • Cecil's Story: The Lion Who Died as a Trophy: The Story of Cecil - a famous lion - who was killed by a trophy hunter.

  • Cecil: The Lion Who Died for a Wall: This story is about Cecil, a beautiful lion that was killed in Africa by a big game hunter and includes information about lions.

  • Celia, A Slave: In the 1850s, laws protecting citizens do not apply to slaves because they do not have the same rights as white citizens.

  • Challenger Disaster: January 28th is the 31st anniversary of Challenger's loss. Christa McAuliffe is selected to be the first teacher to fly in space aboard the Challenger. Planning to teach lessons to American school chi...

  • Charlotte's Web: A spider spinning a web, and the death of a "precious" pig, inspire Andy (E.B.) White to compose a beloved children's classic.

  • Child Labor: Early Americans expect children to work in hard adult jobs.

  • Children in War: Both World Wars bring on much sacrifice and misery, especially for children.

  • Christmas Eve: In his "Nutcracker" story, E.T.A. Hoffman begins his tale on Christmas Eve. Lots of surprises are in store for the children!

  • Chronicles of Narnia - Series' Author: Learn about the life of C.S. Lewis, beginning with how he chooses his nickname.

  • Cinderella Man: When Jim Braddock makes one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Damon Runyon coins the nickname, Cinderella Man.

  • Civil War, U.S. - Unforgettable Sights: Americans fight their deadliest war at "home," losing about two percent of the entire population.

  • Cold Mountain: William Bartram's 1791 book, "Travels Through North and South Carolina," accompanies Inman as he flees the Civil War.

  • Columbia Space Shuttle Explosion: On February 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia explodes during reentry. What caused this mission to fail, resulting in the loss of the crew and the orbiter?

  • Conclusion: As "The Nutcracker" tale comes to a close, expect the unexpected for Marie and The Nutcracker.

  • Conspirator - Mary Surratt: Although questions remain, Mary Surratt is arrested, tried, convicted and executed for her part in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

  • Cowboys, Lawmen and the American Frontier: The American cowboy is a national icon and metaphor for the country itself. Hard-working, free-thinking and hard-riding heroes, these cowboys - both black and white - are part of the fabric of America...

  • Crackatook: Drosselmeier and his companion continue their quest to find both the hard nut, called Crackatooth, and the person who can crack it. They need both to restore the good looks of Princess Pirlipat.

  • Cry of Dolores - Mexico Asserts Independence: Mexico's independence began with an event called "The Cry of Dolores" when a priest challenged his parishioners: "Will you free yourselves?"

  • Cuban Missile Crisis: On October 14, 1962, the pilot of an American U-2 flies a spy mission over Cuba and makes a history-changing discovery.

  • Daniel Boone: Daniel Boone, an American hero, faces charges of treason against the United States during the Revolutionary War.

  • Dante Sees the Flaming Red Towers of Dis: As Dante and Virgil reach the City of Dis, they see the flaming towers of a city seemingly on fire. Inhabitants of Dis wonder how these two individuals, who are alive, can tour this city of the dead.

  • Dave the Octopus: Scientists have mapped-out the octopus genome! A villain in "Penguins of Madagascar," Dave is an octopus who changes form. A very intelligent invertebrate, the Common Octopus can change form ... but i...

  • Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovered in the caves of Qumran in the Dead Sea region, the Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest-known surviving manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures.

  • Death of Theodoric at the Battle of Catalaunian Fields: In the summer of 451 AD, the Roman general Aetius assembled a military force to resist the advances of Attila the Hun. Theodoric, King of the Visigoths, was among those forces gathered at the Battle o...

  • Deepwater Horizon: Disaster in the Gulf: On the 22nd of April, 2010, an oil rig known as ''Deepwater Horizon'' dramatically sinks in four minutes, causing the worst oil-spill in American history. Two days before, explosions on the rig kill 1...

  • Devils with Pitchforks in the Inferno: As Dante and Virgil make their way through the Inferno, they encounter demons with pitchforks. Although the pitchforks are raised, as if to attack, the demons resist harming the visitors.

  • Discovering Electricity: The Greeks first noticed a phenomenon we call "static electricity," but it would take another 2000 years, or more, for mankind to discover and understand the phenomenon of electricity.

  • Disease in the Inferno: Understanding Dante's Inferno becomes much-easier when we view illustrations by an artist like Gustave Dore.

  • Dorothea Lange - American Photographer: Dorothea Lange, a famous American photographer who captured the plight of Depression-era people with her camera, took many still-famous pictures in the 1930s.

  • Dostoevsky: Fyodor Dostoevsky has only one month to produce a novel or he will have to give the publisher rights to produce his work for the next 10 years.

  • Downton Abbey Gets a Wireless: Despite early opposition to purchasing a wireless for Downton Abbey, Robert Crawley (Lord Grantham) finally gives-in when he learns that the King (George V) is giving a speech which will be broadcast ...

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Robert Louis Stevenson's story about good and evil comes alive in this abridged version.

  • Drosselmeier Continues: As Godfather Drosselmeier continues his story about Princess Pirlipat, he stuns Marie. What happened to Pirlipat while the cats were asleep?

  • Easter Story: Told with medieval and renaissance art, the Easter Story remains captivating to both believers and non-believers, even after 2,000 years. Medieval art tells the story in 2018 just as it did during the...

  • Ebenezer Scrooge Hears about a Man Called "Old Scratch": Traveling with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge hears about a man who has died. No one seems to have any respect for this person whose name no one mentions.

  • Ebola: Past, Present and Future: Ebola is highly contagious, has no cure and causes horrific symptoms including hemorrhagic fever and death. To combat it, the world uses 19th-century health strategies.

  • Eisenhower's Misdated D-Day Note: Was General Eisenhower nervous or apprehensive, in any way, regarding the Normandy Invasion? He may not have expressed words, but he gives us a clue in a note he wrote.

  • Emil Goldfus / Rudolf Abel - An Artist in Brooklyn: Living as an artist among other artists in Brooklyn, Emil Goldfus / Willy Fisher / Rudolf Abel became particularly close to Burton Silverman.

  • England's First Commercial Christmas Card: Henry Cole - a good friend of Queen Victoria's husband (Prince Albert) - was too busy to send personal Christmas greetings to his family, friends and colleagues in 1843.

  • Enigma Machine and Its U-boat Codes: When France falls in June of 1940, Germany uses Enigma - a sophisticated coding system - to direct bombers to British targets. This occurs via radio stations, set-up in the occupied French towns of Br...

  • Erin Brockovich: Erin Brockovich, working at a law firm, finds PG&E is polluting the air, water, and soil with toxic chemicals.

  • Errol Flynn and His Famous Trial: Hollywood actor, Errol Flynn, uses his acting talent to beat rape charges.

  • Evelyn: Changing The Law In Ireland: Evelyn Doyle's life changes for the worst when her mother abandons the family.

  • Execution at Boston Common: Puritans view Mary Dyer as a heretic who chooses to hang rather than give in to Puritan laws.

  • Exploring Space: Images from NASA: It's World Space Week. See how Hubble, the orbiting space telescope, has changed our view of the Cosmos. It all started with Galileo who, improving an original design, uses his version of the telesco...

  • Face of Jacob Marley: Near the beginning of "A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge walks home from his office. When he gets there, he thinks he sees the face of Jacob Marley, his deceased partner, in the door knocker.

  • Fighter, The: Boxing trainer Dickie Eklund fights crack cocaine and helps his brother recover from a career-threatening injury.

  • Finding Neverland: James Matthew (J.M.) Barrie begins to write Peter Pan in 1903; it is a story based on five real boys he knows.

  • First Emperor of China: Ancient Chinese writings about a man named Ying Zheng and the unification of China.

  • Flags Of Our Fathers: Feb/March, of 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the Iwo Jima battle. Thousands of US Marines head toward the island on ships. Their mission is to wrest the strategically significant territory, held by ...

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