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Works: 3,316 works in 5,862 publications in 1 language and 394,037 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Drama  Documentary television programs  Sources  Television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: E468, 297.09
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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 3,137 libraries worldwide
A documentary of the American Civil War. Integrates original still photographs, narrated documents, music derived from period compositions, and contemporary cinemaphotography
The war by Ken Burns( visu )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,675 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
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( visu )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 2,166 libraries worldwide
Takes a look at the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, as he comes from the Virginia wilderness to lead in the establishment of a new government, and becomes an ambassador and then president
Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( visu )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 2,068 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
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( visu )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
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
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,954 libraries worldwide
Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
From Jesus to Christ the first Christians ( visu )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,677 libraries worldwide
Explores 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. Traces Jesus' life, focusing on the events that occurred after he died and on his first followers
We shall remain America through native eyes ( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,644 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
Broadway the American musical ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,610 libraries worldwide
This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical
The story of India by Michael Wood( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, the richness and diversity of its peoples, and its continuing relevance in today's world
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century ( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,582 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
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 1,575 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
Baseball by Ken Burns( visu )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,547 libraries worldwide
It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns
The West by Ken Burns( visu )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
This series of videos provides a panoramic view of the history of the American West
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,498 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
New York a documentary film by Ric Burns( visu )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,428 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of New York from its founding in 1624 as a Dutch trading post to its continuing pre-eminence in the culture and economy of the world. Later episodes produced in 2001-2003
Citizen King 1963-1968 ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
"In exploring the last few years of his life ... American experience production traces King's efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the civil rights movement, by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Tapping into a rich archive of photographs and film footage and using diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of fellow activists, friends, journalists, political leaders and law enforcement officials, this film brings fresh insights to King's impossible journey, his charismatic leadership and his truly remarkable impact."--Container
Influenza, 1918 ( visu )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
In September 1918, soldiers stationed near Boston suddenly began to die. Doctors found the victims' lungs filled with a strange blue fluid. They identified the cause as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen, and medical science proved powerless against it. In desperation, people turned to folk remedies, while frantic officials closed all public places and everyone was required to wear masks. But the virus was unstoppable, relentless, devastatingly lethal. By the time the epidemic ran its course, over 600,000 people were dead, more than all U.S. combat deaths of the 20th century
Scottsboro an American tragedy ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,410 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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