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David Grubin Productions

Works: 227 works in 646 publications in 2 languages and 24,238 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Documentary films  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Production personnel, prn, Producer
Classifications: DC137.1, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Grubin Productions
The secret life of the brain( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only learn startling new truths about the brain, they will voyage inside it
LBJ by David Grubin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the span of Lyndon B. Johnson's political life from his early political career through his years of the presidency
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha by David Grubin( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
FDR by David Grubin( Visual )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn the story of one of America's most beloved Presidents. Includes rare archival footage and home movies as well as fascinating interviews with family members, friends, biographers, and eyewitnesses to the Roosevelt saga
Truman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the unlikely rise of a gritty American original, Harry Truman. He was a farmer, a bankrupt businessman, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held America's highest office, Harry Truman was the least prepared, but he would prove to be a surprise. Facing some of the biggest crises of the century, Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea-all while the woman he adored, his wife Bess, refused to stay in the White House and play the role of First Lady
TR by Margaret Kent( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Theodore Roosevelt. Explores the influence of Roosevelt's childhood, his rise to the U.S. Presidency, and the years after he left office
Destination America( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destination America looks at the driving forces that have compelled individuals to immigrate to America and, in particular, the immigration of women who have come to this country in search of opportunity and basic human rights denied them in their homelands
Napoleon : soldier, emperor, lover, statesman by David McCullough( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and French and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon is the first in-depth documentary portrait of one of the most famous, influential, and controversial figures ever
The Jewish Americans by Andrew. ; Fabian, Rhonda. ; Baber, Jerry Schlessinger( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 350 year saga of immigrants who gradually wove themselves into the fabric of American life without abandoning their traditions
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is more to the story of Marie Antoinette than the simplistic tale of how a frivolous sovereign helped provoke the uprising that became the French Revolution. She was, in fact, a tender-hearted, complex woman, whose tragic awakening came too late to save her from the guillotine. Without losing sight of the dire inequities in 18th century France, this program paints a surprising portrait in which Marie Antoinette emerges as a sympathetic and, in the end, courageous figure
RFK by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This probing and perceptive biography reassesses the remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert Francis Kennedy. A man who would almost certainly have been president if his violent assassination hadn't intervened. Features extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists. Profiles the pivotal roles RFK played in the many major events of the 1960's - the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, and the war in Vietnam
Healing and the mind by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Ancient medical science told us our minds and bodies are one. So did philosophers of old. Now modern science and new research are helping us to understand these connections. Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists, and patients--people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health. He discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our body? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?
America 1900( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Experience looks back at the pivotal year 1900. Following a range of characters, from famous public figures to ordinary citizens, this program chronicles a year in the life of the nation by examining the forces of change that would ultimately shape the coming century
Bill T. Jones still/here( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones's highly acclaimed dance, "Still/Here". At workshops around the country, people facing life-threatening illnesses are asked to remember the highs and lows of their lives, and even imagine their own deaths. They then transform these feelings into expressive movement, which Jones incorporates into the dance "Still/Here". Jones demonstrates the movements of his life story--his first encounter with white people, confusion over his sexuality, his partner Arnie Zane's untimely death from AIDS, and Jones's own HIV status
Degenerate art by David Grubin( Visual )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Nazi attacks on the avant garde and their desecration of modernist art culminating in the 1937 exhibition of "Entartete Kunst" (degenerate art) in Munich. The film also describes the opening of the Haus der Kunst and the Nazi approved art it exhibited. Produced in conjunction with the 1991 Los Angeles County Museum reconstruction of the "degenerate art" exhibition, which assembled more than 150 surviving masterworks from the original show and gathered photographic documentation, motion-picture footage and the recollections of witnesses of the time
The power of the past, with Bill Moyers-- Florence( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guided by experts, art historians, and Florentine citizens, Bill Moyers tours Florence's rich Renaissance legacy, exploring the roots of the common artistic, architectural, and human heritage of modern Western civilization
Napoleon soldier, emperor, lover, statesman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly two decades he strode the world stage like a colossus--loved and despised, venerated and feared. From his birth on the rugged island of Corsica to his final exile on the godforsaken island of St. Helena, 'Napoleon' brings this extraordinary figure to life."
Chicago 1968( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the atmosphere surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Insight into factors contributing to events is provided through interviews with writers, politicians, anti-war activists and historians
Language matters with Bob Holman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two hour documentary that asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language? It is filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak ten different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists are fighting to save their native tongue
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Grubin Productions

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