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KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)

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Works: 392 works in 692 publications in 2 languages and 7,127 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  History  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives  Art 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: E847, B
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Publications about KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
Publications by KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
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Most widely held works by KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
LBJ by David Grubin( visu )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
Covers the span of Lyndon B. Johnson's political life from his early political career through his years of the presidency
U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848 ( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
In 1845, President John Tyler signed a Congressional resolution to annex Texas, and by 1846, 4,000 troops were on the Rio Grande. Shortly thereafter, President James Polk proposed that Mexico sell its northern half to the U.S. Hostilities commenced and the U.S. crossed the border to occupy Matamoras, U.S. warships landed troops at Veracruz, who fought their way overland to Mexico City. Santa Anna led a defending army, but the Mexicans were overwhelmed. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold its northern territories to the U.S. for $15 million. For Mexico, the war was a traumatic event that resulted in the loss of many lives, half its territory, and a great deal of pride and hope for the future. However, it brought together a people who still were struggling with what it meant to be Mexican, just 20 years after achieving independence from Spain. This film examines both sides of a conflict that changed the shape of nations and left a legacy that endures to this day
Letters from the other side ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 304 libraries worldwide
"Interweaves video letters carried across the U.S./Mexico border by [filmmaker Heather Courtney] with the personal stories of women left behind in post-NAFTA Mexico, giving voice to 4 amazing women who feel the effects of failed immigration and trade policies on a daily basis. Focusing on a side of the immigration story rarely told by the media or touched upon in our national debate, LETTERS offers a fresh perspective, painting a complex portrait of families torn apart by economics, communities dying at the hands of globalization, and governments incapable or unwilling to do anything about it"--Container
The fig tree ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Nine-year-old Miranda is a sensitive loner growing up in rural Texas in the early 1900's. The fear of death that torments her stems from the unexplained passing of her mother. With the help of her free-spirited aunt, Miranda confronts her fears and learns to accept death as a natural part of life
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
Larry v. Lockney by Mark Birnbaum( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Of the 2,200 residents in the West Texas town of Lockney, Larry Tennahill is the only parent against the local school board's new mandatory drug testing policy. A third-generation cotton farmer, Tannahill believes the testing is a violation of his 12-year-old son's Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The documentary dramatically reveals the price of democracy, when one man stands against the majority. The issue of public safety versus individual rights is particularly relevant in the post 9/11 world. Flouting mob mentality in a town gripped by "War on Drugs" hysteria, Tannahill refuses to bend. The community soon grows just as rigid in its stance against him, especially after Tannahill's case moves from the principal s office to a federal courtroom. When he sues the school board to overturn the policy, the soft spoken farmer forms an unlikely alliance with the American Civil Liberties Union. In the battle over rights, Tannahill makes headlines around the country, loses his job and his home, and his family becomes the target of threats. The film takes a penetrating look at all sides in this landmark case that pitted one man against his friends and neighbors
LBJ ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Covers the span of Lyndon B. Johnson's political life from his early career through the years of his presidency
Kindred spirits : contemporary African-American artists ( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Presents interviews with the artists and several of the art works from the exhibition, Black art--ancestral legacy, held in Dallas and elsewhere, Dec. 1989-March 1991
LBJ, a biography ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Covers the span of Lyndon B. Johnson's political life from his early political career through his years of the presidency
U.S.-Mexican War : 1846-1848 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the dramatic story of a war in which Mexico lost almost half of its national territory to the United States. Although the war lasted only two years, its outcome not only transformed the boundaries of these neighboring countries, but it also shifted the balance of world powers and shaped the destinies of each nation. This critically acclaimed series explores the events surrounding the conflict between the two neighboring nations struggling for land, power and identity. The educational package covers the dramatic sweep of the war from the multiple perspectives of Americans, Mexicans, and Native Americans, examining the social, cultural, and economic forces that shaped each country and its peoples during that crucial era. The war's events, personalities and themes are explored in a binational, multicultural context
The golden land ( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Presents manifest destiny, the California gold rush, the war with Mexico, and the growth of San Francisco as depicted in the work of contemporary American artists and photographers
Sweet tornado : Margo Jones and the American theater ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Margo Jones was one of the major innovators and visionaries in American theater history. She founded Theatre '47 (the name changed with every year) in Dallas, a non-profit professional theater that was the first of its kind in the country, and ran it until her untimely death in 1955. It provided the model for the resident theater movement of the 1960s and '70s that transformed the American stage. She was a crucial figure in the early career of Tennessee Williams and discovered playwright William Inge. Her 1955 world premiere in Dallas of Lawrence and Lee's "Inherit the Wind"--Initially rejected by eight Broadway producers - saved a major American play. Unjustly forgotten since her early death, this film presents Margo's story using archival materials, personal recollections, and dramatic recreations of her life
Race is the place ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the topic of racism in the United States, the program presents an assemblage of taped monologues, commentaries, readings, musical performances, and stills of visual artworks interspersed with documentary sequences, archival images, and dialogue exemplifying the topic found in American mass media and product packaging
The romantic horizon ( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Discusses how the legend of the American West was preserved in the work of contemporary artists and follows the career of one in particular, George Catlin, who offered an accurate yet romanticized view of the American Indian
Texas : the state of water by Texas Parks & Wildlife( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Examines the endangered state of natural water resources in Texas, and the need to protect their quantity and quality
The wild riders ( visu )
5 editions published between 1896 and 2005 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Discusses the view of the American West as seen through the eyes of the well known artists - Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell - and how their works transformed the working cowboy into the most enduring hero-figure in American folklore. In their very different ways, both artists created a gallery of hereos that live on in the American imagination
Images of glory ( visu )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Explores the American discovery of the Rocky mountains through large landscapes painted by 19th century artists such as Albert Bierstadt. Also examines how artists depicted the Indian wars and the subsequent effects of these visual essays
Katherine Anne Porter : the eye of memory ( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Dramatizations of the stories based on her childhood and commentary by Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren and Eleanor Clark mark this portrait of one of the giants of modern American fiction. Dramatization of the short stories by Porter include: The Witness, The Circus, and The Grave
The creek runs red ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
"Since the area was declared a Superfund site in 1981, Picher's residents have been force to choose between preserving their image of the American dream and preserving their health. The Creek Runs Red carries us into the heart of a sharply divided community to reveal, with extraordinary intimacy and insight, an array of human reactions to an environmental disaster."--Container
Someone you know drinks too much ; Street drugs and medicine chests ( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Videocassette release of two episodes of the television series, Here's to your health. The first examines the problems of alcoholism and its impact on the alcoholic's health, self esteem, and family. The second shows recovering addicts trying to live chemical free lives, and contains information and facts on substance abuse
 
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Alternative Names
Dallas (Tex.) K.E.R.A. Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
Dallas (Tex.) KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
K.E.R.A. Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)
KERA-TV (Television station) Dallas/Ft. Worth
KERA-TV (Television station : Dallas, Tex.)
Languages
English (80)
Spanish (3)
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