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1. Firing Line (1966–2020)

120 min | Talk-Show

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A debate program hosted by conservative pundit William F. Buckley who verbally sparred with many notable figures of the 20th century.

Stars: William F. Buckley, Margaret Hoover, Michael Kinsley, Jeff Greenfield

Votes: 93

2. Niall Ferguson's Networld (2020– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Action

6.5
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Niall Ferguson explores the history of social networks, demonstrating how human behavior, disruptive technology and the profit motive can change the world.

Star: Niall Ferguson

Votes: 6

3. Sentimental Journey (1984 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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A precocious child has a profound effect on the lives of a successful Broadway producer and her husband.

Directors: William Cosel, James Goldstone | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, David Dukes, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Rene Carroll

Votes: 24

4. Great Performances at the Met (2007– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

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Live performances of operas from New York's Metropolitan Opera.

Stars: Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Renée Fleming

5. Hatsu yume (1981)

56 min | Documentary

6.8
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With a title referring to Japanese folklore, wherein things done on the first day of a new year are significant, the film - an ardent dream entirely shot in Japan - stands as a spiritual ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Viola

Votes: 45

6. A Touch of the Poet (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

7.6
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Cornelius "Con" Melody is an Irish tavern keeper in New England who lives in reverence of his former days as a nobleman and decorated officer in the British army during the Napoleonic wars.... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Browning, Stephen Porter | Stars: Donald Moffat, Robert Phalen, Roberta Maxwell, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 25

7. The Reflecting Pool (1979)

7 min | Short

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A man emerges from the forest and stands before a pool of water. He leaps up and time suddenly stops. All movement and change in the otherwise still scene is limited to the reflections and ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Viola | Star: Bill Viola

Votes: 121

8. GZERO World with Ian Bremmer (2018– )

News

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Ian Bremmer, a renowned political scientist, entrepreneur and bestselling author, shares his perspective on recent global events and interviews the world leaders, experts and newsmakers shaping today's international politics.

Stars: Ian Bremmer, Cui Tiankai, Anthony Fauci, Marietje Schaake

Votes: 9

9. Chott el-Djerid (A Portrait in Light and Heat) (1979)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Chott El-Djerid is a large dried-up salt-water lake in the Tunisian Sahara, where according to the artist Bill Viola, "what you can see is the limit of what you could see".

Director: Bill Viola

Votes: 33

10. Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here To Stay (2018 TV Special)

Music

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Tony Bennett and Diana Krall celebrate their shared love of the music of George and Ira Gershwin. Among others, they sing "S Wonderful"," I've Got Rhythm", "They Can't Take That Away from ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Lebeau | Stars: Tony Bennett, Diana Krall

11. Ancient of Days (1981)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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This work deals with time as revealed in sound and image, and with natural and subjective time. It follows the structural orchestration of Johann Sebastian Bach's ideas on counterpoint.

Director: Bill Viola

Votes: 39

12. Truth Through Mass Individuation (1976 Video)

11 min | Short

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Three abrupt and violent actions are seized and suspended in time by video disc memory. Tension is held and violently released. The video refers to Carl Jung's writings on the individual and the mass.

Director: Bill Viola | Star: Bill Viola

13. Sweet Light (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Various situations and image transformations are organized around the central theme of the phototropic vision of the moth and its relation to the ecstasy of self-annihilation.

Director: Bill Viola | Star: Bill Viola

Votes: 21

14. A Lot of Happiness (1982 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Philip Gammon, Jack Gold, Birgit Keil, Vladimír Klos

15. Junkyard Levitation (1976 Video)

3 min | Short

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"Junkyard Levitation" is a visual pun on the concept of "mind over matter," as a man attempts to levitate while lying prone in a junkyard.

Director: Bill Viola | Star: Bill Viola

16. Moonblood (1979 Video)

13 min | Short

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American video artist Bill Viola describes this short video work as "an expression of the feminine principle, a work in three parts relating to a personal concept of woman and mother."

Director: Bill Viola

17. The Morning After the Night of Power (1977 Video)

11 min | Short

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"The night of power" is described in the Koran as a moment when angels descend from the heavens to impart the divine inspiration. A static camera observes a still life of objects in a room with a large window.

Director: Bill Viola

18. Vegetable Memory (1980 Video)

15 min | Short

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A loop of images recorded at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo is extended in progressively slower cycles, changing the form, feeling and ultimately the meaning of the original images as they move further into the subjective and pictorial.

Director: Bill Viola

19. The Reflecting Pool: Collected Works (1981 Video)

62 min

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The collection of five previous works by Bill Viola in "The Reflecting Pool: Collected Works, 1977-80", describe the stages of a personal journey using images of transition from day to ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Viola

20. Sodium Vapor (including Constellation and Oracle) (1979 Video)

15 min | Short

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This work derives from an interest in the particular qualities of sodium vapor street lighting - its characteristic color temperature, the shadows it casts, and the eerie quality it seems to impart to the objects it illuminates.

Director: Bill Viola

21. Four Songs (1976 Video)

35 min

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Director: Bill Viola | Star: Bill Viola

22. Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers (1977 Video)

29 min

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"Memory Surfaces and Mental Prayers" is a collection of three previous short videos by contemporary video artist Bill Viola that address the desire to transcend the perceptual and cognitive structures of experience.

Director: Bill Viola

23. Filming Beautiful Butterfly Footage with the Sex, Lies and Butterflies Crew (2018 TV Short)

Short

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Sex, Lies and Butterflies editor Jim Isler talks with cinematographer Mark Carroll to discuss how the documentary's stunning footage was captured and put together.

Director: Jim Isler | Stars: Mark Carroll, Jim Isler

24. Songs of Innocence (1976 Video)

10 min | Short

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"Songs of Innocence", which directly references the visionary romanticism of William Blake, is haunted with symbolic transformations, as shifting light is charted through the passage of a ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Viola

25. The Space Between the Teeth (1976 Video)

10 min | Short

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Seating in an armchair against a stark background, the artist stares at the camera, his silence punctuated by screams. The camera pulls back to show he's at the end of a long hallway, and rapidly zooms again into the inside of his mouth .

Director: Bill Viola | Star: Bill Viola

Votes: 12

26. First Person PBS (2017– )

Biography

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First Person is an exploration of gender identity and sexuality, covering LGBTQ-related issues through first-person narratives. With messages of tolerance and acceptance, the show aims to ... See full summary »

Stars: Donald C. Shorter Aka Francesca, Aaryn Lang, Tonilyn Sideco, Kirya Traber

27. Silent Life (1979 Video)

13 min | Short

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Covers the first hours and days of life through a series of portraits of newborn babies in a hospital nursery; young souls, who through their keen vulnerability, gestures and expressions, suggest a primal linking of birth and death.

Director: Bill Viola

28. Dog People Show (2017– )

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Stars: Sam Carrell, Tinkerbelle The Dog

29. The Wheel of Becoming (1977 Video)

8 min | Short

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A mandala-like form, divided into four quadrants, unifies four events by four individuals in four separate spaces, exploring "the notion of the parallel nature of reality, that is, simultaneous events separated in space."

Director: Bill Viola

30. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Fifth of July (1982)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Ken Talley is 32, strong, goodlooking and a Vietnam vet with both legs shot off seven years earlier. He is somewhat cynical. His lover Jed is bigger and stronger, a gardner, a good listener... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Browning, Marshall W. Mason | Stars: Richard Thomas, Jeff Daniels, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Hogan

Votes: 127

31. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" with Pacific Symphony (2018)

TV-G | Music

7.6
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A live concert performance of composer Peter Boyer's Grammy-nominated work "Ellis Island: The Dream of America," with Orange County's Pacific Symphony, conducted by Carl St. Clair, and a cast of actors.

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Lesley Fera, Camryn Manheim, Lucas Near-Verbrugghe

Votes: 5


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