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WGBH Educational Foundation

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Works: 3,529 works in 5,768 publications in 1 language and 198,989 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Journalism films  Films à clef 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about WGBH Educational Foundation
Publications by WGBH Educational Foundation
Most widely held works by WGBH Educational Foundation
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( visu )
20 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 2,611 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 )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,664 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 1,662 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 merchants of cool ( visu )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,599 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
The murder of Emmett Till ( visu )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,545 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
Yoga for the rest of us ( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,393 libraries worldwide
Shows the right exercises and yoga poses to protect your back and improve your posture. Includes a bonus segment for restoring poses using the help of gravity
Saved by the sun ( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,249 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
The miracle of life by Northern Virginia Community College( visu )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,228 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 )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,227 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
Growing up online ( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,212 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
God in America : how religious liberty shaped America ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,173 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
Chicago : city of the century ( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,142 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
Fractals : hunting the hidden dimension ( visu )
7 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
Frontline ( visu )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,127 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."
Becoming human ( visu )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,098 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
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,086 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
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,083 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."
Poldark ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find England in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall on its knees. His father is dead, his family's land and copper mines are in ruins, and his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his first cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross must rebuild his life, embarking on a risky business venture, facing new adversaries, and finding love where he least expects it. Based on the novels by Winston Graham and set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this striking saga stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, and includes a special appearance by Robin Ellis, who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s
Memory of the camps by PBS Video( visu )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 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. A group of directors among whom was Alfred Hichcock developed a script to present these horrors and be sure that people remember. Work began in the summer of 1945 on the documentary, but the film was left unfinished. FRONTLINE found it stored in a vault of London's Imperial War Museum and, in 1985, broadcast it for the first time using the title the Imperial War Museum gave it, "Memory of the Camps."
This emotional life by Daniel Gilbert( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,057 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
 
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