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Cronkite Ward Company

Overview
Works: 124 works in 263 publications in 3 languages and 3,583 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Children's films  Nature films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations  Television mini-series 
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 by Isaiah Bowman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using graphic models and computer animation, explores theories of the Big Bang and the age of our universe
Amir an Afghan refugee musician's life in Peshawar, Pakistan by Mohamed Zran( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Escrito hace más de 500 años, "El príncipe" ha convertido a su autor, Nicolás Maquiavelo, en sinónimo de manipulación. Este gran libro es el manual por excelencia de todo aquel individuo que desee ser un gran líder, incluso de una nación entera. Descubra a través de entrevistas exclusivas con personajes políticos de los Estados Unidos la vigencia de esta obra. Frases como "el fin justifica los medios", "la apariencia importa aun más que la realidad" y "es mejor ser temido a ser amado" e imágenes y comentarios de expertos en política, nos haran reflexionar sobre las ideas expuestas de este gran libro".--Contenedor
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and Ernest Hemingway. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
The Republic : Plato's utopia by J Mayer H.( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 130 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 Chinese and held by 124 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 Anthony Burgess( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
Don Quixote by L Minkus( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 105 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
Jungle by Ben Shedd( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 94 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
Understanding--the power of genes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 91 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
The adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides an introduction to the book of the same title. It examines the background against which the book was written and draws parallels between the events of the book and the history of the period
Walden : a short legacy film by Sheila Laffey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 89 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
Le Morte d'Arthur the legend of the king( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the story of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, with the evidence of the history underlying the legend and a trip to the possible site of Camelot. Provides background, adaptations and other information on the story. Includes a discussion of the mythic human yearning for heroes and the world of chivalry, loyalty, and purity
Oceans by Jacques Perrin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 86 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 Donald, 1935- ; Green, Ricki Sutherland( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 84 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 by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 75 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 73 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
Understanding volcanoes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 72 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
Metamorphosis [the beauty & design of butterflies] by Franz Kafka( Visual )

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

"For Gregor Samsa, the ill-fated protagonist of Franz Kafka's novel Metamorphosis, home is where the horror is. Filmed in Kafka's native Prague and narrated by actor Jeff Goldblum, this program blends creative reenactments with expert commentary to explore how Kafka's prescient masterpiece about a man turned into an insect shattered notions of the happy family and anticipated the darkness descending on Europe. The autobiographical aspects of the novel are richly documented, as are modern-day examples of what is now called Kafkaesque ..."--Container
Galileo's "Dialogue"( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 67 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
 
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