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Pollak, Amanda

Overview
Works: 35 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 7,196 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical television programs  Television adaptations  Genealogy  Case studies 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: QP376, 611.81
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Amanda Pollak
Publications by Amanda Pollak
Most widely held works by Amanda Pollak
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
Panama Canal ( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
[Episode 2]. It's a free country: Ask Americans what the Constitution's most important feature is, and most will say it's the guarantees of liberty enshrined in the Bill of Rights. In this episode, Peter explores the history of the Bill of Rights, and also takes on several stories ripped from the headlines, involving freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and right to privacy
New Orleans ( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
1964 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammad Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time
Custer's last stand ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history. Part of the Wild West collection
American experience ( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
Reporting America at war a film ( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond. From San Juan Hill to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, tells the stories of the reporters who witnessed and wrote the news from the battlefield. Features profiles of such distinguished historical figures as Richard Harding Davis, Edward R. Murrow, Ernie Pyle, Robert Capa, Martha Gellhorn and Homer Bigart as well as conversations with some of the most influential correspondents of our time
Grand Coulee Dam by Artist Not Provided( visu )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
A documentary on the construction of the Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world when it was completed in 1941, discussing both its positive and negative effects, and focusing on its impact upon the lives and culture of Native Americans
Las Vegas ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
Edison ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Documentary about Thomas Edison that explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor. It offers new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminates not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future
Kit Carson ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
"This film draws upon rich archival materials, original recreations, and interviews with authors and historians to bring the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier to vivid life, and provide a lens on a pivotal but little-understood era in American history"--Container
The big burn ( visu )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond
The secret life of the brain ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 libraries worldwide
This series explores the new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a view of the brain which contradicts much of what we previously believed
American experience Silicon Valley ( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today. The collection includes a number of great episodes from the series, including American experience the rise and fall of Penn Station. In 1910, the Pennsylvania Railroad successfully accomplished the enormous engineering feat of building tunnels under New York City's Hudson and East Rivers, connecting the railroad to New York and New England, knitting together the entire eastern half of the United States. The tunnels terminated in what was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station. Penn Station covered nearly eight acres, extended two city blocks, and housed one of the largest public spaces in the world. But just 53 years after the station's opening, the monumental building that was supposed to last forever, to herald and represent the American Empire, was slated to be destroyed
Reporting America at war a film ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The second episode charts the erosion of the consensus between military and press during the Cold War conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, and examines the backlash against the media that took place in the more recent conflicts in Grenada, Panama and the Persian Gulf. The episode also explores the role of technology in shaping the current relationship between the military and the press
American experience 1964 ( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
American Experience, TV's most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today. The collection includes a number of great episodes from the series, including American Experience 1964. 1964 was the year the Beatles came to America, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali, and three civil rights workers were murdered in Mississippi. It was the year when Berkeley students rose up in protest, African Americans fought back against injustice in Harlem, and Barry Goldwater's conservative revolution took over the Republican Party. In myriad ways, 1964 was the year when Americans faced choices: between the liberalism of Lyndon Johnson or Barry Goldwater's grassroots conservatism, between support or opposition to the civil rights movement, between an embrace of the emerging counterculture or a defense of traditional values
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
To think by feeling the adult brain ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Fourth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode looks at the adult brain. Explores the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that handle them goes awry. Because of a stroke, Marvin Bateman has lost his ability to connect with other people and has difficulty making decisions. Another man, Johny Cortez, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has panic attacks. Writer and psychologist Lauren Slater has been plagued with life-long depression, but believes that abuse suffered as a child made the condition worse
 
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