English & Language Arts


New! The Second Shepherds' Play 46 min.

The Second Shepherds’ Play was written in the middle ages by a playwright known to scholars today as the Wakefield Master. The comic-drama focuses on Col, the nominal leader of three shepherds and their encounter with Mak, the local thief. In the middle of the night, Mak casts a spell over the three and makes off with a lamb. Arriving home, his wife Gill disguises the lamb as a baby and when the S...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear 85 min.

When N. Scott Momaday won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize, it marked one of the first major acknowledgments of Native American literature and culture. Now, Momaday’s words come to life in this biography of a celebrated Native American storyteller.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Apollo 102 min.

THE APOLLO, directed by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Roger Ross Williams, chronicles the legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater, covering the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years. What began as a refuge for marginalized artists emerged as a hallowed hall of black excellence and empowerment. In the film, Williams reflects on the struggle of black lives in America, t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique 50 min.

Acting coach to some of Hollywood's biggest stars, Ivan Chubbuck explains her 12 step acting technique as outlined in the best-selling book, The Power of the Actor.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Fall Kick-off 54 min.

Meredith Vieira returns as The Great American Readhits high gear. You spent the summer reading and voting for your favorite novels, now tune in to see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Grande Finale 56 min.

The final episode of The Great American Read will celebrate all 100 books on the list of this immensely popular campaign, reveal the top voted titles in multiple categories, and unveil the novel that Americans have picked as their No. 1 best-loved book.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Great American Read 540 min.

Celebrate the power of reading through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Investigate how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how readers are affected by these stories, and what the books say about our diverse nation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Heroes 53 min.

We examine books on America’s list that feature heroic characters. Celebrities, literary experts, authors and everyday book lovers discuss why our favorite heroes are complex and relatable, from the everyday hero to the tragic and unlikely or anti-hero.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Launch 113 min.

The country’s 100 favorite novels are announced in this celebration of reading, hosted by Meredith Vieira. With titles on the list spanning four centuries, authors from 15 countries, and every genre imaginable, it is clear that America’s taste in novels is as diverse as the people who make up our nation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Other Worlds 53 min.

Many novels on America’s list of 100 favorites take us to other worlds. From fantasy to science fiction, historical fiction to stories of spiritual realms, what do these books tell us about our own world? We examine how these novels help us think about real-life and present-day issues.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018