Most widely held works by Will Lyman
Why the towers fell ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
Vietnam a television history ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives.
The 50 years war Israel and the Arabs ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Begins with the 1947 UN decision to partition Palestine and continues to current day (1998). The film includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Traces history of Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Growing up online ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
FRONTLINE examines the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood. Not so long ago, the digital world was the province of adults, business, and the world of work. Today, there is a very definite teen cyberculture, developed by kids who are growing up online. This digital world provides a private space, where kids communicate with their friends, do schoolwork, and also face the dangers posed by predators and cyberbullies. The Internet is forging a society with fundamentally different properties, leaving parents grapple with the question of how to manage kids interactions with a world where the partition between public and private has effectively disappeared.
Muslims ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
Looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people.
The question of God Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the lives and insights of Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis through dramatic storytelling and visual recreations, as well as interviews with biographers and historians. Interspersed throughout the film are discussions among a group of seven participants, moderated by Dr. Armand Nicholi, where Freud and Lewis are brought together in a great debate.
From Jesus to Christ the first Christians ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Explore the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached.
The age of AIDS ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Part one follows the trail of a medical mystery which began in 1981 when five gay men in Los Angeles were diagnosed with a deadly new disease. Traces the international response in the first years of the epidemic, contrasting moments of inspirational leadership with the tragedy of missed opportunities. Reveals the astounding spread of the infection to over 70 million infections in 2006. Part two explores the chasm that emerged between rich and poor following the development of the miraculous "triple cocktail" HIV treatment. While the discovery seemed to signal a new era in which AIDS was no longer a fatal disease, the high price of the drugs meant they were unaffordable to patients in developing nations. Also examines the next wave of the AIDS epidemic in some of the most populous and strategically important nations in the world, including Russia, India and China, and tracks the same pattern of official denial and political indifference that characterized the epidemic in so many other countries.
Bush's war ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
"A two-part special series that tells the epic story of how the Iraq War began and how it has been fought, both on the ground and deep inside the government" -- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/
Nixon ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Covers the span of Richard M. Nixon's political life during his early political career.
The meth epidemic ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Investigates the meth rampage in America: the appalling impact on individuals, families and communities, and the difficulty of controlling an essential ingredient in meth - ephedrine and pseudoephedrine - sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies.
What's up with the weather ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
Examines both sides of the global warming debate.
Inside the meltdown ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 662 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.
In search of bin Laden ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Investigates Osama bin Laden, his followers, and the bombings of two United States embassies in Africa in 1998. This special edition has been updated to cover the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, of which bin Laden is accused, the 2000 bombing of USS Cole, an interview with Times reporter Judith Miller, and an interview with former State Department counterterrorism official Larry Johnson.
Seasons of a Navajo ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Navajo and held by 614 libraries worldwide
Shows one year in the life of an extended Navajo family on a southwestern reservation. Contrasts the traditional life with modern changes.
On our watch ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
"The world invoked its vow 'Never Again!' after the genocide in Rwanda and atrocities in Srebrenica. Then came Darfur. Over the past four years at least 200,000 people have been killed, 2.5 million driven from their homes, and mass rapes have once more been used as a weapon of war in a brutal campaign by Janjaweed militias and the Sudanese government against civilians in Darfur. FRONTLINE asks why the international community and the United Nations have once again failed to stop the slaughter"--Container.
Sick around America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
As the worsening economy leads to massive job losses--potentially forcing millions more Americans to go without health insurance--FRONTLINE travels the country examining the nation's broken health care system and explores the need for a fundamental overhaul. This film dissects the private insurance system, a system that not only fails to cover 46 million Americans, but also leaves millions more under-insured and at risk of bankruptcy. Around the world, other developed democracies offer universal health care, requiring insurance companies to cover everyone. At its best, American health care can be very good. But not if people across the U.S. are forced into making life decisions--staying in jobs and even bad marriages--to find or keep health insurance.
Bioterror ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad, authors of the book Germs: biological weapons and America's secret war, trace the history of "black biology" and investigate U.S. involvement in the development of biological weapons.
Watergate plus 30 shadow of history ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
What lessons has America learned from Watergate? Thirty years after the most infamous break-in helped pull down President Richard Nixon, all of the facts are still not in. But as this compelling documentary shows, Watergate remains a nearly unbelievable tale of ordinary men corrupted by power and their desire to retain it. Interviews with investigator Sam Dash, co-conspirator John Dean, and journalist Bob Woodward recreate the history and speculate on the effects. [PBS website].
The storm ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
"'The Storm' examines the first critical hours of local, state, and federal emergency response to Hurricane Katrina. Why were there so many bureaucratic and communication failures? Why did decades of disaster planning still leave New Orleans unprepared? FRONTLINE investigates the decisions made before Katrina and in the desperate moments when New Orleans devolved into chaos"--Container.
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