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WGBH Video (Firm)

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Works: 1,729 works in 2,888 publications in 1 language and 201,621 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Television programs  Television mini-series  Nonfiction television programs  History  Detective and mystery television programs  Romance television programs 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Publications about WGBH Video (Firm)
Publications by WGBH Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by WGBH Video (Firm)
The Inspector Lynley mysteries by WGBH Boston ; CINAR( visu )
51 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 2,289 libraries worldwide
This new series of four mysteries includes: Playing for the Ashes, In the Presence of the Enemy, A Suitable Vengeance, and Deception on His Mind
The elegant universe by Brian Greene( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes
The miracle of life by Northern Virginia Community College( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,557 libraries worldwide
Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Vietnam : a television history by Judy Crichton( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
Einstein's big idea ( visu )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,424 libraries worldwide
A docudrama about Albert Einstein's work in physics and role in the eventual development of nuclear power
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness
Evolution by David Duchovny( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
A documentary television mini-series on evolutionary science and its effect on our lives and on our planet
Walking the Bible : with Bruce Feiler ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. Begins in the holy city of Jerusalem and travels to a possible site of the garden of Eden on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates in Turkey. Climbs Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's ark and explores the sulfurous land by the Dead Sea, with its salt pillars called "Lot's wife." Visits the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,290 libraries worldwide
Catherine Morland has an ordinary life and a feverish imagination. When she gets invited to Bath, Catherine is immersed in a world of elaborate balls and handsome men. When one suitor takes her to his family estate, Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy. Is there a dark mystery behind the locked doors of Northanger Abbey? Why has her budding romance suddenly been cut short?
Saved by the sun ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
As oil prices continue to rise steeply and political turmoil increases in the Middle East, it is increasingly evident that finding a solution to an uncertain energy future is one of the biggest issues of our time. With advances in science and engineering, new materials and ingenious designs for solar collectors are transforming the technology into a vastly cheaper, more efficient alternative. This episode of NOVA presents the latest thinking from solar enthusiasts and skeptics as it investigates cutting-edge research developments. The film interviews scientists and businesspeople who are racing to make solar power practical--for lighting, heating, and running power plants
Cracking the code of life ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Describes the race to decode human DNA and raises questions of whether or not we may want to know what's in our genes and whether decoding DNA will lead to cures
King Lear by Brian Blessed( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion"--Container
Galileo's battle for the heavens ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
The pioneering astronomer and condemned heretic comes to life in this fascinating film version of Dava Sobel's best-seller, Galileo's Daughter. British actor Simon Callow portrays the seventeenth-century genius who defied tradition and years of imprisonment to advance a new vision of the universe, recreated through letters from his devoted daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun
Mansfield Park by Iain B Macdonald( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
In one of Jane Austen's most complex plots, Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park. Fanny navigates a labyrinth of intriques and affairs among the occupants of the house, while her cousin Edmund Bertram remains her stalwart confidant.--Container
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
"The classic 'David Copperfield' was not just Charles Dickens' favorite work. It has been the most popular of his books since it was first published 150 years ago. Micawber, Peggotty, Betsey Trotwood, Uriah Heep, Mr. Creakle, Mrs. Crupp, and Mr. Dick ... never were so many of Dickens' famous and best-loved characters gathered together in just one of his works. They are all brought to life by a world-class cast including Oscar-wiinner Dame Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Nicholas Lyndhurst, and Pauline Quirke in this sparkling adaptation. The most autobiographical of Dickens' work, 'David Copperfield' often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families."
The railway children by E Nesbit( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
Three Edwardian children and their mother move to a country house in Yorkshire after their father is mysteriously taken away by the police. However, their mother refuses to tell the children of the circumstances surrounding their father's disappearance
The Storm that drowned a city ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
Featuring eyewitness testimony, Nova takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast. In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. "Storm That Drowned a City" is NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?
Why the towers fell ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( visu )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
 
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