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WGBH Educational Foundation

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Works: 3,007 works in 5,485 publications in 1 language and 195,697 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Historical television programs  Drama  Educational television programs  Biographical television programs  Television programs  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Frontline ( visu )
48 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 5,799 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."
Citizen Kane by Robert McKee( visu )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,610 libraries worldwide
Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud."
American experience ( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 2,486 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
Yoga for the rest of us by Peggy Cappy( visu )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,370 libraries worldwide
Join yoga teacher Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates movements to use at home to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury
We shall remain America through native eyes ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,660 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 1,569 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 ( visu )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,456 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
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
FRONTLINE examines the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood. Not so long ago, the digital world was the province of adults, business, and the world of work. Today, there is a very definite teen cyberculture, developed by kids who are growing up online. This digital world provides a private space, where kids communicate with their friends, do schoolwork, and also face the dangers posed by predators and cyberbullies. The Internet is forging a society with fundamentally different properties, leaving parents grapple with the question of how to manage kids interactions with a world where the partition between public and private has effectively disappeared
Peep & the big wide world ( visu )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
Join Peep, Chirp, and Quack as they explore their big world and then join real kids as they explore their own world
Saved by the sun ( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,273 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
Nova ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
A look at the lives of three Ethiopian women, rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, who leave home in search of seeking treatment for obstetric fistula. The program follows them walking for hours on their journey to transportation to a special hospital in Addis Ababa where they find solace for the first time in years, and stays with them as their lives begin to change
The miracle of life by Northern Virginia Community College( visu )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,227 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
God in America : how religious liberty shaped America ( visu )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,214 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 1,172 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
Chicago city of the century ( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,153 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
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,133 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 1,124 libraries worldwide
The story of a 1962 book that changed the course of history and of the woman who wrote the book. Rachel Carson, a marine biologist and well-known author delivered to the American public a then-radical message about the dire consequences of the unregulated use of pesticides. This film discusses the attacks on Carson's integrity, and the changes in government policy regarding pesticide use
Fractals hunting the hidden dimension ( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,119 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
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,106 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
Sick around the world ( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,098 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
 
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