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WGBH Educational Foundation

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Works: 3,100 works in 5,564 publications in 1 language and 195,511 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Drama  Historical television programs  Television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Journalism films  Biography 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( visu )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,607 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
American experience ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,640 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
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,632 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 )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,562 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
The merchants of cool by PBS HOME VIDEO( visu )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,561 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
Chicago : city of the century by Austin Hoyt( visu )
25 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,520 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
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,287 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
Saved by the sun ( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,279 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"--Conteneur
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson( visu )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,229 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
The Abolitionists ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,199 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
God in America : how religious liberty shaped America ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,192 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
Fractals hunting the hidden dimension ( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,129 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."--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 1,123 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
Rachel Carson's Silent spring ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy
Sick around the world ( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,091 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
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
"How could the United States of America call itself the world's greatest democracy but deny the right to vote to more than half its citizens? Why did so many people, men as well as women, vehemently oppose giving women the right to vote, and how was this attitude overcome? One woman, one vote is the story of the 70-year battle for women's suffrage, the right for women to vote. It is the story of the struggles of the leaders and women who fought along side them. From Elizabeth Cady Stanton's electrifying call for women's rights at Seneca Falls in 1848, to the last no-holds-barred fight in 1920, this film illuminates the story of the fledgling alliances that grew into a sophisticated mass movement. To the end, crusaders faced entrenched opposition from men and women who feared that the women's vote would ignite into a social revolution. The films portrays the movements leaders, among them Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul, who gave their lives to making America a true democracy."
Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
"Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's ... investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and ... computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today ... In the first episode ... encounter ... "Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright ... [T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy"--A tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe ... [T]he final episode ... explores the origins of "us" -- where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals ..."--Container
This emotional life by Daniel Gilbert( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,035 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."--DVD container
Frontline ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,026 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."
Memory of the camps by Trevor Howard( visu )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
"When allied troops invaded Germany and liberated Nazi death camps at the end of World War II, they found unspeakable horrors that still haunt the world's conscience. In 1945, British and American film crews accompanying the troops liberating the camps captured these atrocities firsthand. The resulting film directed in part by Alfred Hitchcock but never finished, was discovered by Frontline in 1984 in the archives of the Imperial War Musuem. Sixty years after the war ended, Frontline now re-broadcasts this powerful memorial in its entirety"--Container
 
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