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WGBH Educational Foundation

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Works: 3,486 works in 5,198 publications in 1 language and 191,299 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Personal narratives  Case studies  Sources  Tours  Popular works  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: QP251, 791.4372
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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 2,629 libraries worldwide
The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
We shall remain America through native eyes ( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,678 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
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher( visu )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,625 libraries worldwide
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
American experience ( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,472 libraries worldwide
This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
The merchants of cool ( visu )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,426 libraries worldwide
"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated $300 billion a year. They are the merchants of cool: the creators and sellers of popular culture, who have made teens the hottest consumer demographic in America"--Http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,251 libraries worldwide
Frontline looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents. The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online, from kids who are harassed and bullied, to kids whose only friends are on-line, to those kids who are celebrities on YouTube. Frontline explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and for their parents
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson( visu )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Saved by the sun ( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War
Chicago city of the century ( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train
God in America how religious liberty shaped America ( visu )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more
The abolitionists ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container
Fractals hunting the hidden dimension ( visu )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
"Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Verso du conteneur
Frontline ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact. "It's really to some extent an experiment, trying medications in these children of this age," child psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Bacon tells FRONTLINE. "It's a gamble. And I tell parents there's no way to know what's going to work."
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
How could America call itself the world's greatest democracy, but continue to deny the right to vote to more than half of its citizens? This program documents the struggle which culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment in the U.S. Senate by one vote. Witness the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage. Discover why the crusaders faced entrenched opposition from men and women who feared the women's vote would ignite a social revolution
This emotional life ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
Rachel Carson's Silent spring ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
She was a biologist for the federal government when she first noted the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, especially DDT. Magazines, afraid of losing advertising, refused to publish her articles
Memory of the camps by PBS Video( visu )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Documentary footage filmed by Allied Forces army cameramen when they entered the Nazi death camps in 1945 and only recently discovered in the archives of the Imperial War Museum in London. Scenes from Bergen-Belson, Dachau, Buchenwald, and other camps. The script found with the text in read by Trevor Howard
Sick around the world ( visu )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 984 libraries worldwide
"Four in five Americans say the U.S. health-care system needs 'fundamental' change. Can the U.S. learn anything from the rest of the world about how to run a health-care system, or are these nations so culturally different from us that their solutions would simply not be acceptable to Americans? FRONTLINE correspondent T.R. Reid examines first-hand how other advanced capitalist democracies - the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland - deliver healthcare, and what the United States might learn from their successes and failures"--Container
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women
 
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