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Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

Works: 7,405 works in 8,928 publications in 1 language and 301,386 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Fiction  Juvenile works  Television plays, American  Interviews  Popular works  Television programs  Church history 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Distributor, Assignee
Classifications: BP50, 297.09
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The national parks America's best idea ( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,209 libraries worldwide
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Downton Abbey ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,709 libraries worldwide
This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
We shall remain America through native eyes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,564 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
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world
The life of birds by David Attenborough( visu )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
Naturalist David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, in order to reveal their patterns of behavior
Our town ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
Stage production of Wilder's play; a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century
The Greeks crucible of civilization ( visu )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
The story of ancient Greece's Golden Age is told through the lives of its prominent figures, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,166 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
Through deaf eyes ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
This program explores nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America and presents a broad range of perspectives on what it means to be deaf. The film is propelled by the personal stories of people, both eminent and ordinary, and sheds light on events that have shaped Deaf lives: the creation of schools for deaf students; the debate over American Sign Language; the campaign for a deaf-friendly telephone: the TTY; and the fight for a deaf president at Gallaudet University. Includes interviews with actor Marlee Matlin, I. King Jordan, community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. Six artistic works by Deaf media artists are woven throughout and complement the core message of the film
No direction home Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( visu )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever. Contains extensive archival footage, some never-before-seen and rare concert performances
Journey of man ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists
Wonders of the African world ( visu )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
This documentary presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world
Martin Luther ( visu )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
Martin Luther nailed his treatise to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral and forever changed the Christian world. This previously obscure German monk unleashed forces that would plunge Europe into war and chaos. He offered the Christian world a new vision of man's relationship with God and, in turn, redefined man's relationship with authority in general, bringing the collapse of the medieval world and the birth of the modern age
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
The Magic school bus holiday special ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
It's the last day of school before the winter holidays and the kids take a trip to Murph's recycling plant. The kids learn how recycling helps the earth in "Holiday special" ; in "All dried up" Phoebe goes on a crusade to save the animals and plants of the desert - and discovers how well they take care of themselves ; in "In the rainforest" kids goes to the rainforest on Earth Day to discover how cocoa pods, mud puddles and bugs all play a part in the wondrous web of life!
The railway children by E Nesbit( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,075 libraries worldwide
A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father
Art:21. art in the twenty-first century ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings
This emotional life ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,037 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."--DVD container
The Medici, godfathers of renaissance ( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years
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