WorldCat Identities

Jaffe Productions

Overview
Works: 129 works in 292 publications in 1 language and 11,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1200EB, 978.393
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Most widely held works by Jaffe Productions
Panama Canal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French began construction on the Panama Canal in 1880, but abandoned the project after nine years and a loss of 20,000 lives. The United States took over the project and completed it on January 7, 1914. This historical account of its construction examines the ingenuity and enterprise that went into making it one of the 20th-century's engineering wonders
The Eiffel Tower by Arts and Entertainment Network( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical tour of the world's most fabled and famous tower begins with the engineer behind it, Gustave Eiffel. When it was first built, just over a century ago, it provoked outrage and ire. The challenges and breakthroughs of its construction are examined
Empire State Building( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical documentary about the Empire State Building, also known as the "Cathedral of Dreams" during its construction during the Depression
The Statue of Liberty enlightening the world( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the glory of this gift from France in a breathtaking look at the creation and restoration of "Liberty enlightening the world."
Modern marvels( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true history of the engineering marvel: the Great Wall of China
Television window to the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This feature chronicles the incredible story of television, from the vision of Philo Farnsworth, a Utah farmboy who developed the first working system in 1925, to the latest technological breakthroughs that are transforming the medium. Interviews with media moguls and TV personalities, including legendary anchorman, Walter Cronkite provide an insider's look at the huge industry TV has become. And broadcast pioneers recall the patent battles and competing systems that defined the early years of television
Mount Rushmore( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore was considered an unorthodox masterpiece when it was created by a young sculptor named Gutzon Borglum. This historical documentary discusses the remarkable design specifications and construction efforts that occurred over the course of 15 years
Gothic cathedrals( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gothic cathedral stands as a rich and complex design. The engineering behind these great testaments to faith has not changed dramatically in 900 years
Andrew Carnegie prince of steel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Andrew Carnegie, who went from being a poor Scottish immigrant to a fabled man of wealth. Carnegie built a fortune by amassing stock in the growth industries of trains and steel, then started sharing it. Today libraries, concert halls, and universities across the United States have benefited from his philanthropy
Captured light the invention of still photography( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistic longing, scientific curiosity, and financial gain were key to the invention of photography. Discusses the camera obscura and camera lucida as aids to drawing, early chemical discoveries necessary to make a photographic image permanent, and the role of inventors such as Joseph Niepce, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, and Fox Talbot. Early images such as heliographs, shadowgraphs, Calotypes, Daguerrotypes and the related processes to create these images required bulky equipment, the use of toxic chemicals, and long exposure times. Eventually, ingenious inventors created smaller cameras, refined photographic processes, developed better lens, and introduced flash photography. The continued development of photography and the influence of inventors such as Edwin H. Land and George Eastman resulted in 35 mm film, the Polaroid Land camera, and color photography. Comments on the metamorphosis of photography as a method for capturing portraits to a functional process to erotica to photography as an art as pioneered by Julia Margaret Cameron. Concludes with a short discussion of the transformation from still photography to moving pictures
Golden Gate Bridge by Arts and Entertainment Network( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the foremost man-made tourist attractions in the United States, which critics said could never be built
Modern marvels. the creation of the computer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the computer from Charles Babbage's Victorian counting machine to the desktop models of the 1990s
American steel built to last( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary explores the creation and growth of the American steel industry, including the history of the processes of creating steel. Highlights significant contributions made by Henry Bessemer, the inventor who discovered an efficient way to mass produce steel, and by Andrew Carnegie, the highly successful businessman who built America's first giant steel industry
The space shuttle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the Shuttle began in the 1950's and was triumphantly launched in 1981. This program examines the successes and failures of the missions and looks at the next generation Space Shuttle, the futuristic X-33
Transcontinental railroads( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's first transcontinental railroad system was finally completed on May 10, 1869, a decade after it began. This is the story of the struggle to forge an iron link across the untamed West
Forensic science the crime fighter's weapon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical overview of crime science and how forensic science is used in criminal investigations in preparing for court testimony
Alexander Graham Bell voice of invention( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and work of Alexander Graham Bell
America's ad icons( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program uses case studies of Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, the Energizer Bunny, Jack in the Box, Colonel Sanders, Kool-Aid Man, Mr. Peanut, Morris the Cat, and Mr. Clean to illustrate different approaches to creating memorable brand icons. Discusses the psychology behind their consumer and cultural appeal. Many commercial clips are also included
The Brooklyn Bridge( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No one had every used steel for construction; no one had ever used cables of metal; no one had ever built a suspension bridge so long ... until one man dared to try. In 19th century New York, where buildings were no more than five stories tall and transportation meant horse and buggy, engineer John Roebling's soaring and majestic Brooklyn Bridge was nothing short of a technological miracle
Grand Coulee Dam by Andy Thomas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical documentary about the history and construction of the Grand Coulee Dam
 
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