Public Radio Market presents the best of the products featured on your favorite public radio programs.
History of the Eagles: The Story of an American Band
Buy DVD| Blu-ray
History of the Eagles • 3 Disc DVD in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo • Packaged in a six-panel digipak with accompanying photo booklet. • 4 hours of never before seen material from the past 40 years. • Disc One: Part One explores the creation and rise to fame in the 1970’s through their breakup in 1980. • Disc Two: Part Two details the band’s reunion in 1994 through the Hell Freezes Over tour to present day. • Bonus Disc: Exclusive concert, Eagles Live at the Capital Centre March 1977. • Directed by Alison Ellwood, along with Producer and Academy Award-winning documentarian, Alex Gibney.
Silver Linings Playbook
Morning Edition: Bradley Cooper On Getting Back to his Roots
Fresh Air: Bradley Cooper Finds Silver Linings Everywhere
Fresh Air: In ‘Silver Linings,’ Lawrence is Golden
The sixth feature film by writer/director David O. Russell is “Silver Linings Playbook” based on a book by Matthew Quick. It’s a dark comedy set in the suburbs of Philadelphia where a bipolar man, played by Bradley Cooper, obsesses over his estranged wife while being pursued by an unstable widow. The widow is played by Jennifer Lawrence. The movie also stars Robert De Niro.
Central Park FIVE: A Film by Ken Burns
Fresh Air: Central Park Five - Rape, Race and Blame Explored
The Daily Circuit: In ‘Central Park Five,’ Ken Burns Retells Sensational Story of Rape and Race
Tell Me More: Why Almost No One Got It Right in NYC Rape Case
Morning Edition: Ken Burns Film Examines 1989 Jogger Case
In this captivating account of the real facts of the Central Park jogger case, Ken Burns powerfully reexamines one of New York City’s most notorious crimes and its aftermath from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
Experience one of the biggest films in motion picture history with director Steven Spielberg’s ultimate thrill ride Jurassic Park. Featuring Academy Award winning visual effects and groundbreaking filmmaking that has been hailed as ‘a triumph of special effects artistry’ (Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times) this epic film is sheer movie-making magic that was 65 million years in the making. Jurassic Park takes you to an amazing theme park on a remote island where dinosaurs once again roam the earth and five people must battle to survive among the prehistoric predators.
To The Manor Born: The Complete Collection
The wonderful Penelope Keith stars as Audrey fforbes-Hamilton, widowed former Lady of Grantleigh Manor. With her financial situation now perilous at best, she’s forced to move out of the main house and into the tiny cottage, while the dashing new owner settles in. Audrey and her disapproving eye are never far, and despite their thorny relationship, love eventually blossoms. This set includes every original episode from this popular BBC comedy, as well as the 2007 reunion special and an assortment of bonus features. Includes all 20 episodes.
Hyde Park on Hudson
Morning Edition: In ‘Hyde Park,’ Murray Captures FDR
Morning Edition: Linney Keeping History Hush-Hush in ‘Hyde Park’
All Things Considered: 'Hyde Park' An FDR Portrait That's More Fiction than Fact
Academy Awardr nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in this engaging and romantic look at one of the most pivotal meetings in history. As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Murray) and his wife, Eleanor (Olivia Williams), invite the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America, international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal trip an unforgettable one. Hyde Park of Hudson is a charming and fresh look at true events and the mysteries of love and friendship, from the acclaimed director of Notting Hill.
Buy DVD | Blu-ray
Weekend Edition: The Bible is a Smash on TV
The Bible is a hit television series currently showing on The History Channel. Some industry insiders are surprised by its popularity. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Time Magazine's culture critic James Poniewozik about what Hollywood doesn't get about the popularity of religion on TV.
Killing Them Softly
NPR: Brad Pitt; ‘Killing Them Softly’ In Style
Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. Killing Them Softly also features Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn and Vincent Curatola. Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances.
WHYY: Billy Crystal & Bette Midler for ‘Parental Guidance’
Old school grandfather Artie (Billy Crystal), who is accustomed to calling the shots, meets his match when he and his eager-to-please wife Diane (Bette Midler) agree to babysit their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents (Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) go away for work. But when 21st century problems collide with Artie and Diane’s old school methods of tough rules, lots of love and old-fashioned games, it’s learning to bend — and not holding your ground — that binds a family together.
Buy DVD | BluRay
Fresh Air: Kushner’s Lincoln is Strange, but Also Savvy
Fresh Air: Doris Kearns Goodwin on ‘Lincoln’ and His Team of Rivals
Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Zero Dark Thirty
Fresh Air: Looking for Bin Laden in ‘Zero Dark’
Talk of the Nation: 'Zero Dark Thirty' Renews Torture Debate
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history’s greatest manhunt for the world’s most dangerous man.
All Things Considered: Tom Hooper on the Magic of ‘Les Mis’
Morning Edition: The Film ‘Les Miserables’ Does the Musical Proud
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption — a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
All Things Considered: The Hobbit, Off on his Unhurried Journey
Morning Edition: The Hobbit is ‘Solid’ but Not Exceptional
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out-of-the-blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of 13 dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain, first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” … a simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.
Rise of the Guardians
Tell Me More: Peter Ramsey Makes Directorial Rise with ‘Guardians’
The Takeaway: Rise of the Guardians & More
2013 Golden Globe® Nominee, Best Animated Feature Film 10 Annie Award Nominations, including Best Animated Feature A magical and heartwarming adventure for the whole family!
Life of Pi
All Things Considered: Ang Lee on ‘Life of Pi’
NPR: For Pi, A Wonderful Life Finds Its Way to Film
From hungry boar in Berlin to a lifeboat and a very hungry tiger. The 2001 best-selling novel “Life of Pi” tells the story of a shipwrecked teenager forced to share a very small boat with a very big cat. Filming an adaptation presented obvious challenges and it took more than a decade to go from page to screen.