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WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

Overview
Works: 8,786 works in 16,022 publications in 1 language and 514,132 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Television mini-series  Television programs  Biography 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Production personnel, Originator, brd, Publisher
Classifications: QP251, 791.4572
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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 )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 3,009 libraries worldwide
A documentary which 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
Vietnam a television history ( visu )
35 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,420 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 1,834 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
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 1,725 libraries worldwide
A new look at the journey from conception to birth by the creators of the world-famous film "Miracle of Life." Traces the development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child
Is Wal-Mart good for America? ( visu )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,675 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
We shall remain America through native eyes ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 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 )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,623 libraries worldwide
In 1970 Jane Elliott, a public school teacher in Iowa, divided her all-white third-graders into blue and brown-eyed groups for a lesson in discrimination. On successive days, each group was treated as inferior and subjected to discrimination. This documentary reunites the teacher and class after 15 years to relate the enduring effects of their experiment
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,532 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 catalyst for the civil rights movement
American experience ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,520 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 Kennedys by Phillip Whitehead( visu )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,504 libraries worldwide
Uses extensive interviews, still photographs and archival footage to explore the building of the Kennedy legend. Documents the political ascendency of the family headed by Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., examines the presidency of John F. Kennedy, and discusses the influence of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., on the careers of his sons
Geronimo and the Apache resistance ( visu )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,501 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
Jane Eyre by Susanna White( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,492 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
Eyes on the prize ( visu )
21 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,490 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
Reconstruction the second Civil War ( visu )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,489 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
The persuaders by Douglas Rushkoff( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,478 libraries worldwide
Examines the "persuasion industries" of advertising and public relations. Shows how marketers have developed new ways of integrating their message into the fabric of our lives. Explores how the culture of marketing has come to shape the way Americans understand the world and themselves and how the techniques of the persuasion industries have migrated to politics
The merchants of cool ( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,425 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
New York a documentary film by Ric Burns( visu )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 libraries worldwide
This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( visu )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,398 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
Middlemarch by George Eliot( visu )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,396 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
Bleak House by Justin Chadwick( visu )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
Out of an interminable court case spin three young people each searching for their place in the world. Their story moves fast, swirling through an incredible array of characters from passionate young lovers to ruthless lawyers, from an ice-cold aristocratic beauty to a shrewd relentless detective, until the final thrilling climax
 
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Alternative Names
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 Boston (Television station)
WGBH-TV (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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English (326)
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