More than any program about rural life, New Jersey's Red October should appeal to most anyone with an interest in agricultural community, advancements, history, science and engineering. New Jersey is the third largest producer of cranberries in the United States, after Wisconsin and Massachusetts. Today, in the sandy, acidic soils of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, descendants of the earliest cranberry pioneers raise their crops on the same land farmed by their ancestors as far back as 1840. The evolution from hand harvest to present day methods is beautifully detailed through archival images, footage, and first-hand accounts. Also revealed in New Jersey's Red October is the most current scientific research about advanced cultural practices as well as the many health benefits of consuming cranberries.
Set in 79 A.D., POMPEII tells the epic story of Milo, a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator.
A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.