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WIN 'American Masters: Maya Angelou: Still I Rise'

American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," icon Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Dr. Angelou's was a prolific life; as a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries.

This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America's most defining moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

For your chance of winning a copy of 'American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' on DVD to enjoy with your friends, just simply answer the following question about the lady herself: One of Angelou's films was produced by a Swedish film company and filmed in Sweden, and was subsequently the very first screenplay written by a black woman; but what was its title?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before May 15th, 2017 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: MAYA ANGELOU DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'American Experience: Ruby Ridge' on DVD!

Shortly before dawn on August 21, 1992, six heavily armed U.S. marshals made their way up to the isolated mountaintop home of Randy and Vicki Weaver and their three children on Ruby Ridge in Northern Idaho. Charged with selling two illegal sawed-off shotguns to an undercover agent, Weaver had failed to appear in court and law enforcement was tasked with bringing him in.

For months, the Weavers had been holed up on their property with a cache of firearms, including automatic weapons. When the federal agents surveilling the property crossed paths with members of the family, a firefight broke out. The standoff that mesmerized the nation would leave Weaver injured, his wife and son dead, and some convinced that the federal government was out of control.

Drawing upon eyewitness accounts, including interviews with Weaver's daughter, Sara, and federal agents involved in the confrontation, Ruby Ridge is a riveting account of the event that helped give rise to the modern American militia movement.

For your chance of winning a copy of 'American Experience: Ruby Ridge' on DVD, just simply answer the following question about the aftermath of this tragedy: The Weaver family subsequently brought civil suits against the government over the events of the firefight and siege, winning a combined out-of-court settlement in August 1995 for how much?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before June 20th, 2017 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: RUBY RIDGE DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'NOVA: Search for the Super Battery' on DVD!

We live in an age when technological innovation seems to be limitlessly soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets have improved, many of them share a frustrating weakness: the batteries. Even though there have been some improvements in last century, batteries remain finicky, bulky, expensive, toxic and maddeningly short-lived.

The quest is on for a "super battery," and the stakes in this hunt are much higher than the phone in your pocket. With climate change looming, electric cars and renewable energy sources like wind and solar power could hold keys to a greener future... if we can engineer the perfect battery.

In Search for the Super Battery, renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue explores the hidden world of energy storage, from the power--and danger--of the lithium-ion batteries we use today, to the bold innovations that could one day charge our world.

He wants to uncover what the future of batteries has in store for our gadgets, our lives - and even our planet. Might the lowly battery be the breakthrough technology that changes everything?

For your chance of winning a copy of 'NOVA: Search for the Super Battery' on DVD, just simply answer the following question about host David Pogue: On October 21, 2013, Pogue announced he would be leaving The New York Times after 13 years in order to join ... who?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before May 15th, 2017 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: SUPER BATTERY DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'Mercy Street - Season 2' on DVD!

In 'Mercy Street - Season 2' allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the Civil War pushes the drama beyond the hospital. Follow the growing chaos at Alexandria's Mansion House, the precarious position of the Green family, and the changing situation of the burgeoning black population.

From executive producers Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker of Scott Free, Lisa Q. Wolfinger, and David Zabel, Mercy Street follows the doctors, nurses, and soldiers, as well as free, enslaved, and contraband African Americans and other residents of the war-torn Virginia city, as they navigate the new world emerging from the most cataclysmic event in our country's history.

For your chance of winning a copy of 'Mercy Street - Season 2'on DVD, just simply answer the following question about the title of the show: "Mercy Street" is also a song written by which English musician and taken from which highly successful solo album in 1986 album?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before May 15th, 2017 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: MERCY STREET DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'Masterpiece: Home Fires - Season 2' ... NOW!

With the fall of France, Great Britain stands alone against superior German forces. The Battle of Britain rages in the skies overhead and, with daily air-raids, the threat of invasion and defeat is palpable.

For some of Great Paxford's women, the war throws off peacetime limitations, allowing them to flourish in unexpected ways. Some must deal with tremendous loss; some find searing moments of joy; while others tread difficult paths towards happiness amid the chaos and uncertainty enveloping the nation.

As Britain finds itself increasingly beleaguered, relationships, friendships, and loyalties within the Great Paxford community will be tested as never before.

If you would like to win a copy of this truly brilliant DVD or Blu-ray (our choice at the time of mailing), just answer this question about the show: The TV series was inspired by which named book by Julie Summers?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs or Blu-rays! Just send us an e:mail here before May 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: HOME FIRES to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'Secrets of the Dead: Nero's Sunken City' NOW!

Baiae. An ancient Roman city lost to the same volcanoes that entombed Pompeii. But unlike Pompeii, Baiae sits under water, in the Bay of Naples.

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the city was an escape for Rome's rich and powerful elite, a place where they were free of the social restrictions of Roman society.

Now, a team of archaeologists is mapping the underwater ruins and piecing together what life was like in this playground for the rich. There were vast villas, elaborate spas, and raucous parties on barges floating in the bay. No expense was spared to create a wonderland.

Baiae was also the site of some of the most treacherous political dealings of ancient Rome with Emperor Nero and his enemies hatching deadly plots against each other. And then, the city sank into the ocean, to be forgotten in the annals of history until now.

What made Baiae such a special place? And what happened to it? Find out today in 'Secrets of the Dead: Nero's Sunken City' from PBS.

If you would like to win a copy of this incredible new DVD, just answer this question about Emperor Nero himself: Nero was adopted by whom to become his heir and successor, and like him, became emperor with the consent of the praetorian guard?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before June 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: NERO'S SUNKEN CITY DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'NOVA: Why Trains Crash' on DVD!

From derailments to head-on collisions to drivers killed at road crossings, deadly train accidents claim dozens of lives each year. But just how unsafe are the railroads?

NOVA investigates recent rail tragedies and advances in train tech that could help prevent them, taking a special look at Japan's super efficient bullet trains, which have a perfect safety record.

What would it take to usher in a new golden age of safer, faster, more modern and reliable train travel?

If you would like to win a copy of this highly revealing new DVD, just answer this question about the fastest train in the world: Japan's new maglev bullet train is now the fastest in the world. Japan Railways' latest mag-lev bullet train just broke its own record as the fastest train in the world. But just how fast did this unique bullet train travel (in either kph or mph)?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before June 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: WHY TRAINS CRASH DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'FRONTLINE: Out Of Gitmo' on DVD!

The dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also, the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Go inside the controversial military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the U.S. has held terror suspects for years without charges.

OUT OF GITMO:
In the first segment, NPR and WGBH News correspondent Arun Rath follows the trail of one of the most recently released detainees from Gitmo to Serbia, where the government sent the former terror suspect. Rath, who has been covering Gitmo for years, talks with officials inside the camp and in Washington, including former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, exploring the challenges and complexities of releasing men who were never charged with a crime but were once considered too great a risk to let go.

FOREVER PRISON:
Rath's reporting continues in a second segment, Forever Prison. In collaboration with Retro Report, the film draws on extensive and rare archival footage to tell the little known story of how the military base came to be used to hold people beyond the reach of U.S. law. It happened a decade before 9/11, when some 70,000 Haitian refugees fled their country, seeking asylum in the U.S. in the wake of a bloody coup.

If you would like to win a copy of this highly revealing new DVD, just answer this question about Gitmo itself: The camp was established by which President's administration and in what year?

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WIN 'Africa's Great Civilizations' on DVD!

In his six-hour, spread over two disc's series, 'Africa's Great Civilizations', Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.

Professor Gates travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent's history from a firmly African perspective. His journey takes him from the city of Great Zimbabwe, to the pyramids of Meroe, and the spectacular rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia.

The epic story that he tells is full of surprises and unexpected connections, helping us to appreciate the collective and individual genius of Africans who, across thousands of years, built civilizations and empires, fought wars, established great cities, furthered and spread learning, and created some of the most sublime art and architecture in human history.

If you would like to win a copy of this highly revealing new DVD, just answer this question about Africa itself: Geologically, Africa includes the Arabian Peninsula; the Zagros Mountains of Iran and which other-named Plateau of Turkey marking where the African Plate collided with Eurasia.

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before June 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS DVDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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WIN 'Mia & Me - Season 1 Volume 1' on DVD!

On Mia's first day at a new boarding school, she receives an amazing gift--a book and bracelet that have the power to transport her to the magical world of Centopia!

Upon arriving in Centopia, Mia discovers that the once idyllic kingdom is embroiled in conflict. The evil Queen Panthea seeks to capture the unicorns of Centopia and harness their power to keep her young.

Utilizing her unique ability to communicate with the unicorns, Mia and her new friends Prince Mo and Yuko work to defeat Queen Panthea and save Centopia.

If you would like to win a copy of this delightful new two-disc DVD, just answer this question about the show: Another character Mia has to fight against is General Gargona and her munculus army - who ride on what-color dragons?

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WIN 'Music of Game of Thrones' on CD ... TODAY!

For those not in the know, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra is a classical orchestra, predominantly composed of Czech classical, jazz and guest musicians.

The history of the orchestra goes back to the Film Symphony Orchestra (FISYO), which was founded shortly after World War II, in 1947 as the in-house orchestra for the huge Barrandov Film Studios.

After separating and fully privatized it initially performed under the name Czech Symphony Orchestra, but had problems with unauthorized use of the name by other Czech ensembles for themselves.

In 2011 composer Ramin Djawadi was first asked to score a new TV series called 'Game of Thrones'. In its first season much of the music was written for a small string ensemble, and filled out with synthetic pads and percussion.

Over the course of the next six seasons the music budget got bigger and bigger to match the ever-increasing viewing figures the show was enjoying. This release celebrates the rich tapestry of music over the six series with the full firepower of an 80 piece symphony orchestra and choir.

If you would like to win a copy of this incredible new CD, just answer this question about show itself: Where is the last Targaryen in Westeros?

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before July 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: MUSIC OF GAME OF THRONES CDs to: exclusivemagazine@flash.net

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