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Cronkite Ward Company

Overview
Works: 131 works in 265 publications in 1 language and 3,475 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  War films  Dark comedy films  Television mini-series  Educational films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Internet videos 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cronkite Ward Company
Understanding the universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using graphic models and computer animation, explores theories of the Big Bang and the age of our universe
The prince by Rennie Ellis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The Prince. Written nearly 500 years ago when Italy was emerging from a state of anarchy, The Prince was designed as a guidebook for a single, forceful leader who would unify the country. It has come to be seen as synonymous with cynical manipulation. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger and Senator Gary Hart
The Republic : Plato's utopia by J Mayer H.( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
Understanding viruses by Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
George Orwell's 1984 by Ned Judge( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and Ernest Hemingway. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
The scarlet letter( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed
Don Quixote by Jules Massenet( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
The jungle by Linda Messier( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle brought to light the appalling sanitation and working conditions of Chicago's meatpacking industry. This program presents the life of author and polemicist Upton Sinclair, including contributions to literature and journalism as well as to social reform, and how his novel prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws
Walden : a Short Legacy Film by Sheila Laffey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Henry David Thoreau's book, Walden. Walden captures the essence of transcendentalism, emphasizing the importance of spirituality over materialism. The video traces Thoreau's life from his troubled childhood to the peace he found on the shores of Walden Pond. Includes interviews with Don Henley of the Eagles, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and former president Jimmy Carter who reveal the power that Thoreau's thinking still exerts today
Mark Twain : Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey
Understanding--the power of genes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents topics in genetics and genetic engineering, including the role of genetics in biotechnology and how genes factor into identical twins
Le Morte d'Arthur : the legend of the king by Thomas Malory( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the story written by Thomas Malory and the story's influence on today's stories. Includes interviews with various motion picture creators, re-enactments of the story, and footage of historical ruins in England related to the story
Understanding Oceans by Linda Duvoisin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the characteristics of the ocean's personality, from the volatile cross-currents to health issues, from endangered sea creatures to the reality of light on the ocean floor
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Shillinglaw of the Center for Steinbeck Studies; authors Studs Terkel and Gerald Haslam; Steinbeck's son Thomas and third wife, Elaine; and others discuss the Dust Bowl era, the Oakies, and the enduring effect of Steinbeck's book. Program includes the music of Woodie Guthrie, photographs by Dorothea Lange, and clips from John Ford's 1940 film of the novel
The Odyssey : the journey home from Troy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Understanding evolution( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes an in-depth look at the theory of evolution and its impact. The sexual selection process, the nature vs. nurture debate, Christian fundamentalism, and genetic testing are only some of the topics covered in this wide-ranging study of evolution."--Container
Galileo's "Dialogue."( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is said that the apple fell on Newton's head, but it was Galileo who planted the tree. This program examines, The Dialogue--arguably the most controversial book of its time--and the tumultuous events revolving around Galileo's visionary scientific achievements. The insights of Harvard University's Owen Gingerich, emeritus professor of the history of science; George Coyne, director of the Vatican Observatory; and others, plus dramatizations of scenes from the book and Galileo's trial, capture the intellectual fervor of the Scientific Revolution and the Church's struggle to discourage acceptance of Copernican cosmology
Understanding : volcanoes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the workings of shield volcanoes, cinder cones, and composite volcanoes by examining how the planet formed and how its tectonic plates continue to shift. In addition, scientists explain the methods they use to predict impending volcanic eruptions
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program, filmed in 1995, brings together Joseph Heller, Art Buchwald, Bill Mauldin, Catch-22 director Mike Nichols, Alan "Yossarian" Arkin, members of Heller's own wartime bomber squadron, and others to unravel the novel's characters and the attitudes and institutions they represent"--Container
 
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