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Oxygen’s “Snapped” hits 400 episode milestone

Source:  Realscreen A select number of series manage to hit the 100 episode milestone in today’s television landscape, but when Oxygen hit play on its latest episode of "Snapped" last night, the true crime hit entered into an elite club. "Snapped," which entered into...

On the Road with the Migrant Caravan

Source:  The Guardian Thousands of Central American migrants headed towards Mexico City on Monday after three weeks of walking, pleading for rides, and depending on the solidarity of Mexicans of modest means. One group of at least 1,000 caravan participants headed out...

In “The Waldheim Waltz,” a nation reckons with its Nazi past

Source:  The New York Times What does it take to make a nation reconsider its self-image? That’s the question lying at the heart of the Austrian documentarian Ruth Beckermann’s informative and unnerving “The Waldheim Waltz.” Using mostly contemporaneous material — TV...

Oxygen’s “Snapped” hits 400 episode milestone

Source:  Realscreen A select number of series manage to hit the 100 episode milestone in today’s television landscape, but when Oxygen hit play on its latest episode of "Snapped" last night, the true crime hit entered into an elite club. "Snapped," which entered into...

Netflix announces “Making a Murderer” season 2 premiere date

Source:  Adweek Almost three years after "Making a Murderer" became one of Netflix’s most celebrated documentary series, the streaming service is preparing to release a follow-up season. Netflix announced yesterday that part 2 of "Making a Murderer," a 10-episode...

Meet the researcher building robots for your grandparents

Source:  Bloomberg For decades, we've dreamed of robots that can be our companions. Now, Danielle Ishak is trying to build one. Named ElliQ, the robot is aimed at the elderly who live alone, and it's in the homes of about a dozen beta testers in the San Francisco Bay...

WATCH: “Burmese Python Invasion: Fighting Invasive Species”

Source:  CBS News What would you do if you saw a snake in your backyard? Not just your ordinary garden snake, but a python. Introduced through human error or carelessness, invasive species like the Burmese python, lionfish, and Asian carp are threatening a delicate...

Apple acquires worldwide rights to “The Elephant Queen”

Source:  Deadline Apple has acquired the worldwide rights to Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble’s documentary "The Elephant Queen" about Athena, a giant matriarch elephant who when faced with a drought must decide whether to lead her pachyderm family away from the water...

How IKEA gets you to impulsively buy more

Source:  VOX IKEA has mastered the “Gruen effect.” Researchers estimate that 50 percent of purchases are unplanned. These purchases, especially impulse buys, present an opportunity for retailers who can entice consumers to deviate from their shopping lists. One of the...

Experience infinity at the world’s largest wholesale mall

Source:  The Atlantic Upon entering China’s Yiwu Market, Jessica Kingdon experienced a sensory overload. She had intended to capture the cinematic experience of the world’s largest wholesale mall, but she couldn’t decide what to film. “I kept getting distracted...

CuriosityStream serves up “The History of Food”

Source:  Realscreen Streaming and on-demand platform CuriosityStream will launch its original docuseries "The History of Food" later this month. The five-part culinary series explores the science, history, culture, and lore behind the foods of the world with renowned...

BBC One commissions first primetime film on climate change since 2007

Source:  Carbon Brief The BBC has commissioned its first primetime film on climate change since 2007. No further details about the film have yet been provided by the BBC. However, Carbon Brief has exclusively obtained more information about the project. “Two Degrees”...

Kanopy signs licensing agreement with HBO Documentary Films

Source:  Business Wire Kanopy, a free-to-use streaming platform bringing in-demand films and documentaries, world cinema, and exclusive collections to an ever-growing fanbase, has announced a licensing agreement with HBO Documentary Films® which includes 43...