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WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

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Works: 8,599 works in 15,471 publications in 1 language and 500,098 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Personal narratives  Television adaptations  Case studies  Television programs  Longitudinal studies  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Production personnel, Originator, Publisher
Classifications: QP251, 612.6
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Publications about WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Publications by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Most widely held works by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson( visu )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 3,170 libraries worldwide
A documentary which shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the female and male 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
Vietnam a television history ( visu )
32 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,431 libraries worldwide
This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
The elegant universe by B Greene( visu )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,862 libraries worldwide
Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Is Wal-Mart good for America? ( visu )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,689 libraries worldwide
Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S
Life's greatest miracle by John, 1945- ; Nilsson, Lennart, 1922-; Cort, Julia. ; PBS Home Video Lithgow( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
The development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child
We shall remain America through native eyes ( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,644 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
A class divided by William Peters( visu )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,641 libraries worldwide
Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled "The eye of the storm". Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students. Includes scenes of her lesson being used in a prison setting
The Kennedys by Phillip Whitehead( visu )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,575 libraries worldwide
Not the story of the individuals, but the saga of "The Kennedys", the family, the clan, shaped by father Joseph's drive, their own distinct personalities and the times in which they lived. This program focuses on the family as they saw themselves and as others saw them
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,573 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
From Jesus to Christ the first Christians ( visu )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,569 libraries worldwide
Explore the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached
New York a documentary film by Ric Burns( visu )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of New York from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post to its continuing pre-eminence in the culture and economy of the world. Later episodes produced in 2001-2003
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn...secrets that could destroy her happiness
Reconstruction the second Civil War ( visu )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
The story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and at the same time, how former slaves could be brought into the life of the country
Geronimo and the Apache resistance ( visu )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,456 libraries worldwide
Descendants of legendary Native American leader Geronimo tell the story of a half-century of war, displacement, confinement, and finally resistance that ended with the decimation of the Chiricahua Apaches and the loss of their traditional homeland in the Southwest. Geronimo is revealed as a shrewd leader, formidable fighter, and poetic shaman--dedicated to a crusade to keep his ancestral land, repeatedly defying and eluding federal authorities. When the government finally forced his surrender in 1886, the Apaches were prisoners, moved to reservations in Florida and later Oklahoma. Their homeland was never returned to them. The film tells an unpleasant story of cruelty, prejudice, and betrayal, and of a tragic collision of two civilizations, each with startlingly different views of one another
American experience ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,443 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 )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,424 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
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,407 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
Eyes on the prize ( visu )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,403 libraries worldwide
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today
Middlemarch by George Eliot( visu )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
Based on George Eliot's novel, Middlemarch is set in early nineteenth century England and charts the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the town as it divides its population into two opposing factions: the conservatives and the liberals
Citizen King 1963-1968 ( visu )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., has become a mythic figure, a minister whose oratory is etched into the minds of millions of Americans, a civil rights activist whose words and image are more hotly contested, negotiated and sold than almost anyone else's in American history
 
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Boston (Mass.) W.G.B.H. (Television station)
Boston (Mass.) WGBH (Television station)
Boston Television station WGBH-TV.
W.G.B.H. (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
W.G.B.H.-TV (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH educational foundation Boston, Mass.
WGBH-TV Boston, Mass.
WGBH-TV (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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