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Maggio, John

Overview
Works: 37 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 5,907 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Genealogy  Historical television programs  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Anecdotes 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Author
Classifications: E178, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about John Maggio
Publications by John Maggio
Most widely held works about John Maggio
 
Most widely held works by John Maggio
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,375 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
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( visu )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 729 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
Frontline ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Higher education is a $400 billion industry fueled by taxpayer money. One of the fastest-growing and most controversial sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Frontline looks at these for-profit colleges and universities and how the way they use money affects the education they provide
Looking for Lincoln ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 560 libraries worldwide
In light of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this documentary focuses on many of the controversial aspects of Lincoln's life--race, equality, religion, politics and depression. Interviews re-enactors, relic hunters, authors, scholars and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to gain perspectives on Lincoln's life and thoughts
American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
A fascinating look at the myth and the man behind it, who, in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan boy to the most feared man in the West and an enduring western icon
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. In the 1890s, their exploits robbing banks and trains in the West, and then seemingly vanishing into thin air, became national news and the basis of rumors and myth
The boy in the bubble ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Examines the case of David Vetter who when diagnosed with a severe immunodeficiency disorder was ordered by doctors to live inside a plastic enclosure, to become the world famous "bubble boy." Raises questions concerning the course of treatment
Einstein's letter July 16, 1939 ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 16, 1939, urged the development of the atomic bomb through the Manhattan Project
Virgil Bliss ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
"When Virgil Bliss, a mild-mannered Southerner and career criminal, is released from prison after 12 years, he finds himself on the mean streets of Brooklyn at a halfway house trying to build a new life. That's where Virgil meets Manny, a fiery troublemaker who initiates the emotionally naive Virgil in the ways of the world. Manny introduces Virgil to Ruby, a junkie and prostitute, and Virgil falls instantly in love"--Container
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Last in a three-part series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of three documentary films records events that changed the way Americans saw themselves. Albert Einstein's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 16, 1939, urged the development of the atomic bomb through the Manhattan Project. Elvis Presley's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sept. 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved the emergence of television, teenage independence, sexuality, race relations, and a new form of music. Freedom Summer of 1964 focused national attention on Mississippi when three civil rights workers (two white and one black) were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964, leading eventually to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
American experience ( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
"Lobotomy was hailed by The New York Times as 'surgery of the soul', a groundbreaking medical procedure that promised hope to the most distressed mentally ill patients and their families. But what began as an operation of last resort was soon being performed at some fifty state asylums, often with devastating results. Little more than a decade after his rise to fame, Walter Freeman, the neurologist who championed the procedure, was decried as a moral monster, and lobotomy one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine. Through interviews with Dr. Freeman's former patients and their families, his students, and medical historians, this program offers an unprecendented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history."--Container
The child cases also includes Educating Sergeant Pantzke ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Summary for The child cases: As part of an ongoing look into the troubled state of death investigation, ProPublica, Frontline, and NPR identified nearly two dozen cases in the U.S. and Canada in which people have been accused of killing children based on flawed or biased work by forensic pathologists and then later cleared
Billy the Kid ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and German and held by 21 libraries worldwide
One of America's most beloved folk heroes, Billy the Kid - a.k.a. Henry McCarty, became a legend in his own time, yet remains an enigma to this day. Gunned down at the age of 21, his legend arose amidst the swiftly vanishing frontier and then, sensationalised beyond recognition by the tabloids and dime-store romances of the day, he emerged as one of the most enduring icons of the American West - not to mention one of Hollywood's most misrepresented characters. This biography separates myth from reality and presents an unforgettable portrait of 'The Kid's brief and violent life
Kinsey by Liam Neeson( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Part of the PBS American Experience series. Through interviews with Alfred Kinsey's research assistants, his children, people who took his sex questionnaire, and historians, this documentary assesses Kinsey's remarkable achievements
Frontline ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 7 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
Frontline ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Higher education is a 400 billion dollar industry fueled by taxpayer money. One of the fastest-growing and most controversial sectors of the industry is the for-profit colleges and universities. Frontline looks at these for-profit colleges and universities and how the way they use money affects the education they provide
The private life of Bradley Manning ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A profile of the early years of the young soldier now accused of leaking more than half a million classified U.S. government documents
Billy the Kid ( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A fascinating look at the myth and the man behind it, who, in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan boy to the most feared man in the West and an enduring western icon
10 days that unexpectedly changed America I ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and the often unexpected changes brought about by these events
 
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English (51)
German (2)
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