KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Most widely held works about KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Most widely held works by KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Auschwitz inside the Nazi state ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,184 libraries worldwide
"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label.
How art made the world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all.
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Explores the effect of World War I on the twentieth century. The World War of 1914-1918, the Great War, was the first of the man-made disasters of the twentieth century. In many ways it was without precedent. Never had the battlefield been so vast, whether in the trenches, in the sky, or on and in the seas. Never had a war reached so deeply into the lives of people so far away from the battlefield. The shock waves generated by this cataclysmic event are felt to this day, as this dramatic narrative makes vividly clear. Here is. presented a history of world war in a new way. The military flow of the conflict - from the invasion of Belgium in the summer of 1914 to the collapse of Germany in the autumn of 1918 - is followed throughout. But these epic events are rendered with fresh insights by the interweaving of the cultural history of the time - the hopes and dreams, the ideas and aspirations, the exhilaration and despair, both of those remote from power and of those who led them. This is a. journey into the intense personal experiences of people trying to make sense of war on a scale the world had never seen. Like the acclaimed television series that it accompanies, The Great War pays special attention to the troubling aftermath of the war: the emergence of new nations amid old and festering problems; how the victims and survivors dealt with loss and disfigurement, guilt and hatred; and the terrible legacy of brutality that has marked so much of the. twentieth century.
Craft in America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
"Craft in America is an exploration into the hearts and minds of artisans devoted to a diverse array of mediums -- from furniture making and basket weaving to pottery and metalsmithing. Each episode reveals that craft has earned itself a place within the realm of fine art"--Container.
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
Geronimo and the Apache resistance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Using archival photos and interviews with descendants of the Chiricahua Apaches, the program highlights the clash between Indian and white cultures and portrays the effects on an Indian society faced with the loss of its land and traditions.
In the white man's image ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
Stacy Keach narrates this program which examines the experiment of federal government boarding schools for Indian children. Native Americans who attended these schools help tell the story of this humanist experiment gone wrong.
LBJ ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
Covers the span of Lyndon B. Johnson's political life from his early political career through his years of the presidency.
American cinema ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics.
The Donner Party ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the tale of the pioneer group that set out for California in the spring of 1846 and ended in disaster in the snows of the Sierra Nevada Mountains the following winter.
The Crash of 1929 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
On October 29, 1929 - Black Monday - large and small investors alike lost corporate and personal fortunes when the stock market crashed. This program examines the reasons behind the crash and whether the crash was predictable.
Woodrow Wilson ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Using photos, letters, newsreels, archival footage and beautifully filmed reenactments, this program tells the story of a professor who became one of America's greatest presidents. It's the tale of an emotionally complex man who craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. And it's a fascinating portrait of a towering intellectual, one who appeared to espouse unwavering moral principles but who nonetheless shredded civil liberties during wartime and withheld support of civil rights and women's suffrage.
Killer quake ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Metropolitan Los Angeles is sitting on ground zero, and even as Southern California struggles to repair itself from the tragedy at Northridge, seismic pressure continues to build below the ground. NOVA examines whether we can learn enough about these geological mysteries in time to minimize widespread destruction.
Rachel Carson's Silent spring ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 696 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This film combines excerpts from letters, books, television programs, and archival footage with interviews to create a vivid picture of Carson and the controversy surrounding her book. The film examines a conflict that the book brought into focus: the conflict between many who believed that technology could cure all ills and that nature could be controlled and others such as Rachel Carson who refused to believe that serious damage to nature was inevitable and represented a reasonable price to pay for "progress."
The Iron road ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
With the discovery of gold in California in 1849, fortune hunters poured into the western United States so fast that California was added to the union as a state in 1850. But the rich and expansive territory of California was a whole continent away from the existing seat of government and industry in the United States. This is the story of the completion of the transcontinental railroad which reduced the cross-country trip from several months to just nine and one half days, and meant for the first time that the United States was truly united.
Journey to America ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
A tribute to over 12 million men, women and children who made the torturous journey from the old world to the new between 1890-1920 arriving at Ellis Island, New York.
Last stand at Little Bighorn ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian and white man's perspective. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event.
Cosmos ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 583 libraries worldwide
Carl Sagan discusses the cosmic relationship between man and the universe.
Roots of rhythm ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World (Program 1). Focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures (Program 2). Shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S. (Program 3).
School, the story of American public education ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
A history of America's public school system.
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