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Works: 3,261 works in 5,753 publications in 1 language and 392,326 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Sources  Drama  Television programs  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: BP50, 297.09
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Publications about PBS Home Video
Publications by PBS Home Video
Most widely held works about PBS Home Video
 
Most widely held works by PBS Home Video
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 3,097 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
The war by Ken Burns( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2,577 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( visu )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,353 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( visu )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 2,187 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,964 libraries worldwide
Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest of all American architects. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over 800 buildings. This program uses live cinematography, interviews, and rare archival footage to bring Wright's story to life
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( visu )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,952 libraries worldwide
This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
From Jesus to Christ the first Christians ( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,747 libraries worldwide
Explore the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ( visu )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,698 libraries worldwide
Presents 37 diverse artists, taking viewers into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration
Broadway the American musical ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,608 libraries worldwide
This documentary series chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. By drawing on a wealth of archival news footage, lost and found television moments, original cast recordings, still photos, feature films, diaries, journals, intimate first-person accounts, dramatic re-creations, and interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical, it offers the most comprehensive exploration of musical theater ever presented on television
We shall remain America through native eyes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,564 libraries worldwide
When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,561 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the first African-American boxer to be heavyweight champion of the world and his struggle to live as a free man
The story of India by Michael Wood( visu )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,535 libraries worldwide
Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's most ancient surviving civilization, with unbroken continuity back into prehistory. India's history is a ten thousand year epic but for over two millennia, India has been at the center of world history: birthplace of two world religions, home of an extraordinary spectrum of music, dance, literature, science, mathematics, economics, and a revolutionary idea whose power has yet to diminish. It has seen successive invasions from Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan to Tamburlaine and the British, all of whom left their mark but all of whom succumbed--in the end--to India herself
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black youth who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Till's killers were apprehended, but quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury, later providing grisly details of the murder in a story to journalists. Three months after Till's body was found, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
The West by Ken Burns( visu )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,510 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Baseball by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
Nine-part program on the history of baseball
Influenza, 1918 ( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1918, an army private reported to a hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, an illness that doctors knew little about. As the flu spread people turned in desperation to folk remedies while frantic officials closed schools, factories and churches, and everyone was required to wear a mask. But the flu was unstoppable and by the end of WWI 675,000 people had died. Drawing on archival photographs, film footage and interviews with survivors and medical historians, tells the powerful story of America's worst health crisis
Citizen King 1963-1968 ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has become a mythic figure, a minister whose oratory is etched into the minds of millions of Americans, a civil rights activist whose words and image are more hotly contested, negotiated and sold than almost anyone else's in American history
The Roman Empire in the first century by Margaret Koval( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the emperors, slaves, poets, and peasants who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen, and shaped the Roman Empire in the first century
Scottsboro an American tragedy ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
"In March 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trials of the nine young men would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the civil rights movement."--Container
 
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