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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Works: 1,784 works in 2,285 publications in 2 languages and 52,727 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Funder, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: GN269, 709
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Most widely held works by Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Race the power of an illusion by Llewellyn M Smith( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
The magic school bus space adventures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three episodes from the television series. In The Magic school bus Gets Lost in Space the students go on a planetarium field trip and are magically transported out of the earth's atmosphere into space where they visit each of the nine planets. In The Magic School Bus Out of This World they learn about gravity and meteors as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth. In the last episode, The Magic School Bus Taking Flight they learn about the basics of aerodynamics after they enter a model airplane contest
Depression out of the shadows ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease." --Container
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Russian and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Anne Shirley, a spirited orphan with a vivid imagination, from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman
People like us : social class in America ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices
Through deaf eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
If a tree falls a story of the Earth Liberation Front ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat,' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
Skinwalkers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Navajo Tribal Police investigate the murder of a medicine man. At the crime scene is a partially completed pictograph. One clue sends a chill through a young officer: the arrow used in the killing has a tip of human bone, a sign that a Navajo spirit - a "skinwalker"--Is at work
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
Becoming human [Unearthing our earliest ancestors] ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and computer-generated animation, Becoming Human brings early hominids to life, examining how they lived and how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today
The blues, a musical journey by Mark Levin( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
Inside the meltdown ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Frontline investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. [The film] chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't stop and haven't been able to fix." -- Container
Coyote waits ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this adaptation of Tony Hillerman's novel, Navajo police detective Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee solve a modern murder tied to a bank robbery supposedly committed by Butch Cassidy
Art of the Western world by Michael Wood( Visual )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture. Studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them
The real Olympics ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To mark the Olympics' 2004 return to its birthplace of Athens, this two-part documentary tells the 'real' story of the original games. It combines lavish reconstruction of the ancient Greek games with dramatic highlights from the modern Olympics
Inspector Lewis ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England in the series pilot, where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway. Lewis barely makes it out of the airport before falling into his first murder investigation. But even if he solves the case, will his new boss still move him from the front lines to a training assignment? Next, Lewis and Hathaway return to the streets of Cambridge and the halls of Oxford University with three more mysteries to unravel. In Whom the gods would destroy, Detectives Lewis and Hathaway are thrown into a delicate murder case that implicates one of Oxford University's most prominent figures when an old classmate of his is found dead. In Old school ties, Lewis comes face to face with his past when the murder of bright young Jo Gilchrist pulls Lewis and Hathaway into a case driven by celebrity, scheming, and dangerous sexual politics. In Expiation, when a North Oxford housewife is found hanged, it appears to be an open and shut case of suicide. But the lack of a suicide note and the victim's seemingly perfect life leads Lewis to suspect foul play
Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years, 1954-1965 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the civil rights movement in the United States. Uses archival footage and interviews with participants in the movement
Role portrayal and stereotyping on television : an annotated bibliography of studies relating to women, minorities, aging, sexual behavior, health, and handicaps by Nancy Signorielli( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The natural history of the chicken ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of unusual stories about chickens. Ranges from a woman who revived a chicken with CPR, a man who raises chickens for his own consumption, a woman who keeps a pet chicken, a group of suburbanites who banded together to stop a neighborhood rooster raiser, a headless rooster, and a man who's life changing experience comes when he sees one of his chickens protect her chicks from a hawk
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.06 for The magic ... to 0.89 for Nomination ...)
Alternative Names
Public Broadcasting Corporation.
United States. Corporation for Public Broadcasting
English (142)
Russian (1)