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LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 531 works in 561 publications in 1 language and 1,719 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Drama  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Popular works 
Classifications: E540.N3, 973.7415
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Publications about LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
Publications by LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
Most widely held works by LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
At the river I stand ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Documentary of two 1968 events in the civil rights movement--the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Suspicion by Andrew Grieve( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Master of mystery Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of Suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine, in her Academy Award-winning performance, is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant, in the first of his enormously successful collaborations with Hitchcock, is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life-and a bank account that's strictly low-life
A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
In the white man's image ( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the attempt to assimilate American Indians into white culture by educating them at special schools such as the Carlisle School for Indians. Founded by Richard Henry Pratt, this school and others like it attempted to wipe out all remnants of Indian culture, and, as a result, created a generation of Indians confused about their identities
A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers ( visu )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Propoganda is used as a tool to create attitude and mode behaviour. The 20th century created the "Superstate" and put into the hands of the propogandists, the power of film. During the Secon World War, both the Allies and the Axis powers used motion pictures as weapons that were used to present certain images and symbols to influence the populace
The Power game ( visu )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Shows that in spite of the huge military build-up during the 1980s the nation's military effectiveness has been limited and could force the early use of nuclear weapons. Reasons include rivalry among the military services, career moves, coverups, pork barrel funding, erroneous military test results, and whistle blower backlash. Shows how military spending decisions are often made less for national security reasons than for economic and political interests. With little hope of change in sight, the massive waste and inefficiency in the Pentagon's procurement of arms will continue
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Beginning with a dramatic indictment of slavery, this first eposide dramatically evokes the causes of the war. Here are the burning questions of Union and states' rights, the story of John Brown at Harper's Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter, and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. The episode comes to a climax with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides now learn it is to be a very long war
The Massachusetts 54th colored infantry ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the formation and battlefield heroics of the first all-black Union regiment, the Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry. Highlights of this documentary include archival daguerreotypes, tintypes, lithographs, and commentary by various historians
The Power game ( visu )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Questions whether the so-called "unelected" (the news media, organized lobbies and staff members in Congress and at the White House) wield too much power over politicians and political policy decisions. Considers the influence of TV anchormen, such as Ted Koppell and Dan Rather, and two of the most powerful lobbies in Washington -- the American Association of Retired Persons and the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. Considers key White House staffs that have recently become the focus of congressional investigations into the abuse of power
The American experience ( visu )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the life of Rachel Carson as she battled the government for the spraying of DDT and other chemical pesticides which poison the environment. This is the story of how one scientist's courage changed the way we think about our world
The Power game ( visu )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Hedrick Smith narrates this study of presidential power and the difference between running a successful presidential campaign and the actual process of governing. Shows how the art of image and media management has become a hallmark of presidential strength. Reveals that the selection of appropriate photo opportunities and broadcasting details has become almost as important as state negotiations. The establishment of a short, clear agenda that plays on the nightly news overshadows the creation of working coalitions. This combination of factors is shown as a stumbling block in the creation of substantive legislation and policies and as a manipulation of public opinion
The astronomers ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
American and Japanese astronomers are followed as they seek to measure cosmic background radiation, the heat remaining from the big bang, by launching rockets and satellites above the earth's atmosphere. Their results contribute to research into the origins of the universe. Also shown are two astronomers who are mapping the universe in 3-D and discovering that galaxies have formed into gigantic groups
The American experience ( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In 1916, legendary outlaw Pancho Villa led a column of Mexican guerrillas across the border into New Mexico, an action that brought Mexico and the United States to the brink of war. President Wilson sent General John Pershing and his cavalry troops to hunt down Villa in Mexico, but they were never able to even catch sight of him
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Charts the dramatic events that led to Lincoln's decision to set the slaves free, his wait for a Union victory before proclaiming emancipation. Describes Lee's invasion of Maryland and the Battle of Antietam Creek
The shiralee ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A fiercely independent man reluctantly takes his daughter on the road with him to the Australian outback while he looks for work
The American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and career of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Part one focuses on his early career as a soldier and later supreme commander of the allied forces during World War II. Part two focuses on his presidency, showing a fairly successful first term as he balanced the budget and settled the conflict in Korea, followed by a difficult second term which included the capture of a U.S. plane in the U.S.S.R., tensions with China, and sending troops to Little Rock to enforce school desegregation
The American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the story of the building of the first transcontinental railroad from Omaha to Sacramento
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Describes the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln's administration. Follows McClellan's ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula
The American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of slavery in the United States and of the Underground Railroad, a network of escape routes black slaves took in the mid-1800's to freedom. Their flight from the South was organized by other escaped slaves and their allies, including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass
The Astronomers ( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The last of six, this program explores possible answers to the most commonly asked question relating to astronomy-- is anyone out there?
 
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Library of Congress. LC Off-Air Taping Collection
Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress)
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