The Research Channel produces and broadcasts documentaries on various aspects of university research on Cable, Satellite, the Internet and via iTunes or even youTube.
Over 3,500 programmes are available and you can browse through the collection by subject category. It's certainly an accessible and innovative way of getting across the range of research activity that is taking place in the member institutions. It is of course, currently essentially US universities and related organisations (e.g. the American Meteorolgical Society), but who knows, maybe more international members will appear on the scene soon?