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Public Affairs Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,039 works in 2,601 publications in 1 language and 121,551 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Drama  Internet videos  Biographical films  Historical films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn, Copyright holder
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Publications by Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Most widely held works by Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth by Joseph Campbell( visu )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell discuss the themes and roots of human myth which is seen as man's attempt to relate himself to the universe. Starting with various topics Campbell shows both how man creates his universe and is controlled by the myth he has created
Becoming American the Chinese experience ( visu )
28 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Traces the history and experiences of Chinese Americans
Healing and the mind by Bill D Moyers( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Ancient medical science told us our minds and bodies are one. So did philosophers of old. Now modern science and new research are helping us to understand these connections. Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists, and patients--people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health. He discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our body? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?
Amazing grace by Michael Apted( visu )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers tells the story of this song, one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language, through the people who have sung it. He also tells the story of John Newton, once the captain of an English slave ship, who came to faith after surviving a storm at sea in the eighteenth century and wrote the lyrics which across distances of time and culture have become, when set to music, a courier of the spirit to millions of people
Buying the war ( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
"The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism, the documentary also highlights the work of intrepid Knight Ridder reporters who dug beneath the surface of administration claims, only to be drowned out by the drums of war. Further insight comes from journalists Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS evening news; Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the press; Bob Simon of 60 minutes; and Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN"--Container
Genesis : a living conversation by Bill D Moyers( visu )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Host Bill Moyers dialogues with several panels consisting of a diverse array of prominent theologians, artists, historians, and clergy discussing the stories in the Book of Genesis
On our own terms Moyers on dying ( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
[2] A Different Kind of Care: Presents important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions such as New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These advances are bringing peace to those who fear that they will be a burden to loved ones, will suffer needlessly, or will be abandoned in their hour of greatest need
Living with dying by M Barchevska( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
"Death, which sooner or later comes to all, is treated as a strangely taboo subject in America. In this program, Bill Moyers describes the search for new ways of thinking--and talking--about dying. Forgoing the usual reluctance that most Americans show toward speaking about death, patients and medical professionals alike come forward to examine the end of life with honesty, courage, and even humor, demonstrating that dying can be an incredibly rich experience for both the terminally ill and their loved ones."
A death of one's own ( visu )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
More and more Americans are looking for opportunities to exert some measure of control over where and how they die. In this program, Bill Moyers unravels the complexities underlying the many choices at the end of life, including the bitter debate over physician-assisted suicide. Three patients, their families and their doctors discuss some of the hardest decisions, including how to pay for care, what constitutes humane treatment, and how to balance dying and dignity. In the end, do these patients die the way they wanted? Yes ... and no
A Gathering of men by Bill D Moyers( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews Robert Bly about the confusion men feel today about their roles in society and in their inner lives. Alternates between this interview and a workshop in which Robert Bly leads a group of 100 men into a deeper understanding of their own grief
Free speech for sale a Bill Moyer's special ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
This program examines the effect money has on free speech and political debate. In our society large corporations are increasingly able to drown out opposition by buying large amounts of air time, while their opponents are silenced by their lack of money. The program also investigates the consequences for our democracy as media outlets are increasingly coming under control of only a few corporations
The 11th of September Moyers in conversation ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
Just hours after the attacks on America Bill Moyers began a unique dialogue with an unparalleled and diverse group of guests. Instead of dwelling on the horrific images of the tragedy, these poised and clear voices provided perspective and soothed a wounded, yet resilient, nation, creating a video that presents both a snapshot of our reactions on 9/11, and a testament to human spirit
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
When celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a discussion about his life's work, the nation was captivated. The series brought Campbell's theories into popular culture and led to a bestselling companion book. Includes six episodes
A different kind of care ( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
"At the end of life, what many Americans want is physical and spiritual comfort in a home setting. Bill Moyers presents the important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions such as New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These advances are bringing peace to those who fear that they will be a burden to loved ones, will suffer needlessly, or will be abandoned in their hour of greatest need."
A time to change by Judith C Blackwell( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Whether they want to or not, four out of five Americans will likely die in hospitals or nursing homes and the care they get will depend on who is providing it and who is footing the bill. Bill Moyers introduces crusading medical professionals such as staff members of the Balm of Gilead Project in Birmingham, Alabama, who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing America's overburdened health system. In addition, this disc includes a special video introduction by Mr. Moyers and a menu of chapers, segments derived from the program that single out important aspects to facilitate instruction and discussion
August Wilson by August Wilson( visu )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Everyone has to find his own song, says Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, and he found his in the blues. From music and literature he has shaped a philosophy of life and some of the country's most compelling dramas, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Fences. In this program, Wilson talks about finding an African American cultural identity and what he sees as the false portrayal of black America on television. A Bill Moyers special
Consuming images by Bill D Moyers( visu )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Explores how television, posters, and all types of advertisements have created behavior patterns for daily decision making, and expectations. Discusses how visual media is used to affect behavior patterns and creates a reality of its' own
The stories of Maxine Hong Kingston by Maxine Hong Kingston( visu )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
Maxine Hong Kingston, in two conversations with Bill Moyers, talks about her writing, her published works and the interaction of East Asian and American consciousness
Chinua Achebe African Literature as Celebration by Chinua Achebe( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe who discusses the West's often inaccurate portrayal of Africa and how it is the African storyteller's obligation to be the collective memory of the African people
The mythology of Star wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers by George Lucas( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers conducts an interview with George Lucas in which he discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his own life, and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell
 
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