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WGBH Educational Foundation

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Works: 3,348 works in 4,965 publications in 1 language and 185,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Personal narratives  Case studies  Sources  Tours  Popular works  Documentary television programs  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud"
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black youth who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Till's killers were apprehended, but quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury, later providing grisly details of the murder in a story to journalists. Three months after Till's body was found, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
We shall remain America through native eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
The merchants of cool ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated
American experience ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
Saved by the sun ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontline looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents. The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online, from kids who are harassed and bullied, to kids whose only friends are on-line, to those kids who are celebrities on YouTube. Frontline explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and for their parents
Chicago city of the century ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train
God in America how religious liberty shaped America ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more
One woman, one vote ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How could America call itself the world's greatest democracy, but continue to deny the right to vote to more than half of its citizens? This program documents the struggle which culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment in the U.S. Senate by one vote. Witness the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage. Discover why the crusaders faced entrenched opposition from men and women who feared the women's vote would ignite a social revolution
Fractals hunting the hidden dimension ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Container
Sick around the world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs "fundamental" change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand the health-care systems of other advanced capitalist democracies -- UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and Taiwan -- to see what tried and tested ideas might help us reform our broken health-care system."--Frontline web site
Memory of the camps ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When allied troops invaded Germany and liberated Nazi death camps at the end of World War II, they found unspeakable horrors that still haunt the world's conscience. In 1945, British and American film crews accompanying the troops liberating the camps captured these atrocities firsthand. The resulting film directed in part by Alfred Hitchcock but never finished, was discovered by Frontline in 1984 in the archives of the Imperial War Museum. Sixty years after the war ended, Frontline now re-broadcasts this powerful memorial in its entirety"--Container
Frontline ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. "It's a gamble. And I tell parents there's no way to know what's going to work."
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for America's disadvantaged. Controversial First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt influenced American social policies for decades and helped create the first international charter on human rights. Despite a painful childhood, shy nature, and difficult marriage, she rose to become one of America's admired women. This intimate biography explores her secretive, surprising private life
This emotional life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others."--DVD container
Rachel Carson's Silent spring ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy
Misunderstood minds ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For one in five students, learning is an exhausting and frustrating struggle. Often mistakenly called "lazy" or "stupid" by their teachers, classmates, and even their families, these children may be suffering from debilitating learning problems. If not addressed, the problems can have a devastating impact on the students' self-esteem and future academic and social success. This documentary shines a spotlight on this painful subject, following the stories of five families as, together with experts, they try to solve the mysteries of their children's learning difficulties. The film clearly shows the children's problems in a new light, and serves as a platform to open a nationwide dialogue on how best to manage young, vulnerable, and misunderstood minds
 
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