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Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

Works: 7,610 works in 9,172 publications in 1 language and 327,248 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Local history  Fiction  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Television plays, American  Case studies  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Distributor, prn
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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The national parks America's best idea by Ken Burns ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the birth of the American national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
We shall remain America through native eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
Downton Abbey ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1922. Six months after Matthew's tragic death, his loss is still felt throughout Downton Abbey. Mary struggles to face a new future with her fatherless child, and is encouraged by the family to pick up the pieces. Accepting a new role on the estate, the now-eligible Mary also finds herself the reluctant object of attention from a number of eager suitors. With the twenties in full swing and the tides of change sweeping through Downton, Rose's continued attraction to the bright lights of London spells trouble for the Crawleys, and Edith's budding relationship with Michael Gregson is threatened by events beyond her control. Meanwhile, below stairs, passions run high and young hearts look set to be broken
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
The life of birds by David Attenborough ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturalist David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, in order to reveal their patterns of behavior
Our town by Thornton Wilder ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stage production of Wilder's play; a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century
The Greeks crucible of civilization ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of ancient Greece's Golden Age is told through the lives of its prominent figures, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates
Through deaf eyes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program explores nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America and presents a broad range of perspectives on what it means to be deaf. The film is propelled by the personal stories of people, both eminent and ordinary, and sheds light on events that have shaped Deaf lives: the creation of schools for deaf students; the debate over American Sign Language; the campaign for a deaf-friendly telephone: the TTY; and the fight for a deaf president at Gallaudet University. Includes interviews with actor Marlee Matlin, I. King Jordan, community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. Six artistic works by Deaf media artists are woven throughout and complement the core message of the film
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member 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
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
The Central Park five ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman, Trisha Meili, in New York City's Central Park. They spent 6-13 years in prison before a serial rapist, Matias Reyes, confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned.Set against a backdrop of a city beset by violence and racial tension, tells the story of the horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, and media clamoring for sensational stories, an outraged public, and five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice
Journey of man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists
No direction home Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"He is one of the most influential, inspriational and ground-breaking musicians of our time ... [This program] brings us the extraordinary story of Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever."--Container
Sherlock ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The question on everyone's lips is finally answered as the hugely popular Sherlock returns in three brand new action-packed adventures. With the demise of Moriarty, Sherlock finds himself locked in another mind battle with the powerful Charles Augustus Magnussen, who is holding the secrets of the world at his fingertips. Once again the game is on for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson!
Martin Luther ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Luther nailed his treatise to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral and forever changed the Christian world. This previously obscure German monk unleashed forces that would plunge Europe into war and chaos. He offered the Christian world a new vision of man's relationship with God and, in turn, redefined man's relationship with authority in general, bringing the collapse of the medieval world and the birth of the modern age
Wonders of the African world ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world
Art:21. art in the twenty-first century ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings
The Magic school bus holiday special ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's the last day of school before the winter holidays and the kids take a trip to Murph's recycling plant. The kids learn how recycling helps the earth in "Holiday special" ; in "All dried up" Phoebe goes on a crusade to save the animals and plants of the desert - and discovers how well they take care of themselves ; in "In the rainforest" kids goes to the rainforest on Earth Day to discover how cocoa pods, mud puddles and bugs all play a part in the wondrous web of life!
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.06 for The Magic ... to 1.00 for Resource c ...)
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Public Broadcasting Service
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