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Pollak, Amanda

Overview
Works: 28 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 5,858 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Genealogy  Case studies  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Documentary films  Drama 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: QP376, 611.81
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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 705 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
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 572 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."--PBS website
Panama Canal ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 564 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
Custer's last stand ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 551 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 )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 538 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
New Orleans ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
Reporting America at war a film ( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond
1964 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 476 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 Mohammed 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
Las Vegas ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 367 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
Grand Coulee Dam ( visu )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 362 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
Kit Carson ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 305 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 secret life of the brain ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 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
To think by feeling the adult brain ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 50 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
American experience ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
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
Reporting America at war: a film ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
0 The first episode begins in 1898 with the Spanish-American War and, after flashing backward to trace the Civil War-era roots of American war reporting, goes on to explore the role of political commitment in war coverage during the first half of the 20th century. Through the experiences of Martha Gellhorn, Ernie Pyle, Andy Rooney, Walter Cronkite and others, the film examines the ways in which a belief in the rightness of the cause led to an emphasis on the noble and heroic aspects of battle, and to an unprecedented level of cooperation between the military and the press
Reporting America at war: a film ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
0 The first episode begins in 1898 with the Spanish-American War and, after flashing backward to trace the Civil War-era roots of American war reporting, goes on to explore the role of political commitment in war coverage during the first half of the 20th century. Through the experiences of Martha Gellhorn, Ernie Pyle, Andy Rooney, Walter Cronkite and others, the film examines the ways in which a belief in the rightness of the cause led to an emphasis on the noble and heroic aspects of battle, and to an unprecedented level of cooperation between the military and the press
Roads to Memphis ( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 11 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
Panama Canal gateway to the American century ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 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
 
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