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MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Overview
Works: 608 works in 1,023 publications in 1 language and 20,134 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Case studies  Poetry 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
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Most widely held works by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
The Story of English by British Broadcasting Corporation ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Do you speak American? by William Cran ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy
Eat smart ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The link of the American diet to heart disease and cancer is explored. The diet of the typical American is contrasted with the diets of other nationalities that experience lower incidence of these diseases
Generation next speak up, be heard ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judy Woodruff takes viewers across the United States to examine the lives of 16- to 25-year-olds. The program demystifies an age group that is hooked on technology, generally supportive of gay rights and racial differences, but also swamped in debt and facing uncertain career paths. Traveling through the Northeast, the South, the Great Plains, and the West, the program combines the candor of face-to-face conversations with the findings of an extensive Pew Research Center survey conducted among the Generation Nexters
Among the righteous lost stories from the holocaust in Arab lands ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Among the Righteous recounts Robert Satloff's eight-year effort to provide a hopeful response to the problems of Holocaust ignorance and denial in the Arab world by asking a question no one had ever before posed: Did any Arabs save any Jews during the Holocaust?"--Http://www.pbs.org/newshour/among-the-righteous/about.html
Schools that work ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines four ordinary elementary schools which have exemplary teachers and principals. Identifies qualities that enable these schools to succeed, with the hope that these methods can be used in other schools. Done as a follow-up to the five previous shows in the series
The Guid Scots tongue ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the influence of Scottish and Irish Gaelic on the English language. Discusses the English spoken in the Appalachian region of the U.S
The Story of English ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the development of Cockney English and its influence on Australian and New Zealand English
The Story of English ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the evolution of American English from the Revolutionary War through the 1920's and the contribution of slang terms from segments of the population (riverboat men, gamblers, cowboys etc.) along with the foreign influence of the 1900's immigrants. Points out differences between American and Canadian English
Nancy Reagan the role of a lifetime ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MacNeil-Lehrer Productions takes an intimate look at this complicated First Lady. Historians, White House staffers and advisors, family, and friends share their recollections of one of the most influential and controversial first ladies in American history
Next year's words a look into the future ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at what the future holds for the English language
Mother tongue ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of the English language from the Anglo-Saxon invasion and its impact on the language to the Norman French influence on Chaucer
An English speaking world ( Visual )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the development of the English language, and how it became the language of choice for technology, diplomacy, business, and popular culture for many nations. Part 1 of the Story of English
A Muse of fire ( Visual )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the emergence of the English nation in the 1500's during the reigns of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James I. Describes the spread of its language into the New World and examines the lifestyle of the colonists who came to the United States in the 1600's. Part three of the television mini-series, Story of English
Black on white ( Visual )
9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Black English, one of the most misunderstood forms of the language. Probes the roots and flowering of Black English, including the American slave trade, the Creole influence, and Harlem's jive talk
Debating our destiny 40 years of presidential debates ( )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzing pivotal moments from four decades of televised sparring and showmanship, this public broadcasting program explores the presidential debate process through the eyes of those who know it best: the candidates themselves. The NewsHour's Jim Lehrer presents interviews with contenders in every debate from 1976 to 1996 and sheds light on the prototype of all presidential debates, Nixon vs. Kennedy. Accompanied by footage from the original broadcasts, these intimate conversations produce insights and revelations from Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, John Anderson, Walter Mondale, George H. W. Bush, Michael Dukakis, Bill Clinton, and Bob Dole. Running mates from nearly every campaign are also featured
The story of English ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at what the future holds for the English language
Seamus Heaney on the New Beowulf ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recently re-translated by Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, Beowulf has caused a sensation in both the U.S. and the U.K. In this program, NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Farnsworth speaks with Heaney about his attraction to that epic poem, the probable background of the bard who created the original, similarities between Old English and bits of Anglo-Saxon that still crop up in rural Ireland, and the importance of meter and alliteration in driving the poem. A reading of a passage from the new text and the old demonstrates the poetic affinity between them while underscoring the poem's timeless appeal
Microsoft vs. the justice department playing monopoly ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Microsoft has allegedly made predatory use of its monopoly power to stifle competition, integrated its own browser software into Windows' core code, and manufactured Internet Explorer with embedded Microsoft-oriented hyperlinks. This Emmy Award-winning NewsHour program, which combines footage of top Microsoft executives and their opponents with a hands-on examination of the Windows operating system, neatly presents the root causes of the long-running and acrimonious Microsoft anti-trust trial-in plain English
American poet laureates ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The U.S. Poet Laureate has a unique opportunity to shape America's literary terrain-by fostering public appreciation of poetry and by continuing to produce his or her own work. This NewsHour collection profiles six such honorees at the onset of their terms. Each author reflects on experiences that have influenced his writing and describes what he hopes to accomplish during his tenure. In addition, each laureate reads a few of his own poems. Robert Pinsky delivers a compelling rendition of "December Blues," Ted Kooser movingly presents "Father," and Stanley Kunitz records a powerful recitation of "The Layers." Donald Hall, Robert Hass, and Billy Collins are also featured
 
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