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ABC Wide World of Learning (Firm)

Overview
Works: 151 works in 283 publications in 1 language and 649 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Educational television programs  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Classifications: D720, 791.43
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Most widely held works by ABC Wide World of Learning (Firm)
The artist was a woman by Suzanne Bauman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Western art has few examples of great women artists. This documentary uncovers the works of some gifted women, while exploring why talent such as theirs was overlooked. We learn that women were denied admission to art school, or if admitted, not allowed to study the human figure. Also, male art historians did not take their work seriously, denying them the recognition they deserved. Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt and Georgia O Keeffe bear witness to the fact that talent knows no gender. Jane Alexander reads from letters and diaries and Germaine Greer provides wry social commentary
Bulimia( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Hugh Downs examines the dangers of the binge-eating disorder, bulimia, and its effects on victims through interviews with experts; recovered bulimics, including actress Jane Fonda; and the parents of bulimics. Shows scenes of group therapy for eating problems
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mischief-loving ghost makes a young boy his unwilling apprentice in a series of pranks
The Workplace hustle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the issue of sexual harassment of women in the workplace. Features Lin Farley, an expert on the topic, and actor Ed Asner
Focus on the thirties( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival photographs, sound recordings, and film footage to explore world events, sports, entertainment, life-styles, and scientific and technological advancements of the 1930s
Focus on the fifties( Visual )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses archival photographs, sound recordings, and film footage to explore world events, sports, life-styles, and scientific achievements of the 1950's
The Trouble with Miss Switch( Visual )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated story about two youngsters who face some bizare and terrifying experiences as they try to save their teacher, who is a witch, from being banished by the evil head witch
Focus on the forties( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on rare motion picture footage, photographs, and sound recordings to show faces, places, and events of the 1940s. Relives history from the final years of the Great Depression to the cold war
Born drunk( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses causes, characteristics and prevention of the fetal alcohol syndrome. Shows babies and children who were born with physical abnormalities and mental handicaps as a result of alcohol consumed by their mothers during pregnancy. Emphasizes that the fetal alcohol syndrome is a preventable birth defect
Stress : a personal challenge( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Hans Selye and other leaders in the field of stress management tell viewers how to avoid the destructive effects of stress. Includes a montage of scenes from modern day life illustrating the origins and impact of stress. The program also examines techniques such as biofeedback, yoga, meditation, and autogenic training to aid in managing stress
The Red room riddle( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a visit to a haunted mansion, two youngsters encounter a strange boy who traps them in a glowing red room peopled by menacing transparent figures
Men under siege : life with the modern woman( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of contemporary American men and how many are reacting to changes in women's roles on and off the job
Mayday! Mayday!( Visual )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After their airplane crashes, two young people must find their way down a mountain to bring help to the survivors
The Girl with E.S.P( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old girl, who considers herself the only average member in a family of overachievers, suddenly develops psychic ability. When her accurate predictions fail to attract her family's attention, she confronts her parents and learns that she earns their love simply by being herself
Ghosts of Cape Horn( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retraces the journey made by sailing ships during the days when it was necessary to travel 18,000 miles around Cape Horn in order to travel from the East Coast to the West Coast of the U.S
The Winged colt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former movie stuntman and his bookish nephew seem to have little in common until a winged colt enters their lives
Do you believe in miracles?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the U.S. Olympic hockey team won the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics; includes film footage from the games and interviews with some of the players
Stress : a personal challenge( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with street interviews, this film seeks to describe stress and its effects, illustrating the prevalence of stress in our daily lives and its effect on our health, creativity and productivity. Stress-specialist Dr. Hans Selye, accompanied by other medical specialists, tells viewers about the destructive effects of stress, and how to manage the condition. The nature of stress is traced to the ancient fight or flight impulse and the audience is shown various sources of stress, particularly related to both positive and negative life changes, as well as the fast pace of modern life. The film emphasizes that we all respond to stress in different ways, whether on mental, emotional or physical levels, and sufferers of stress must try out different relief techniques to determine which coping method works best. The audience is also provided with demonstrations on various ways in which stress can be managed, using techniques such as as biofeedback, yoga, meditation, and autogenic training
Diet unto death : anorexia nervosa( Visual )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the causes, symptoms and therapy used to treat a nutritional disorder that causes its victims, usually adolescent girls, to starve themselves
The pain of shyness( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the causes, consequences and methods to overcome shyness
 
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