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Cronkite Ward Company

Overview
Works: 127 works in 285 publications in 1 language and 3,797 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Romance films  History  Television mini-series  Educational films  Television adaptations  Children's films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Cronkite Ward Company
Publications by Cronkite Ward Company
Most widely held works by Cronkite Ward Company
Understanding the universe ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. This video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex cosmology theories of all time
The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
The Republic : Plato's utopia by J Mayer H.( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
Understanding viruses by Jeanine Isabel Butler( visu )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
George Orwell's 1984 by Ned Judge( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
Lord of the flies by William Golding( visu )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
"Insipred by the atrocities committed during World War II, William Golding wrote The Lord of the Flies to address the issue of child murderers. As in any gang culture, the boys in the novel gravitate to a leader to gain a sense of identity and protection. Biological information about the author describes Golding's experience with the behavior of young boys, as well as his understanding of human nature's dark side."--Container back cover
The scarlet letter by Wim Wenders( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed
Jungle by Perry Miller( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle brought to light the appalling sanitation and working conditions of Chicago's meatpacking industry. This program presents the life of author and polemicist Upton Sinclair, including contributions to literature and journalism as well as to social reform, and how his novel prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws
Walden : a Short Legacy Film by Sheila Laffey( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
A study of Henry David Thoreau's book, Walden. Walden captures the essence of transcendentalism, emphasizing the importance of spirituality over materialism. The video traces Thoreau's life from his troubled childhood to the peace he found on the shores of Walden Pond. Includes interviews with Don Henley of the Eagles, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and former president Jimmy Carter who reveal the power that Thoreau's thinking still exerts today
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
This program provides an introduction to the book of the same title. It examines the background against which the book was written and draws parallels between the events of the book and the history of the period
Understanding--the power of genes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Presents topics in genetics and genetic engineering, including the role of genetics in biotechnology and how genes factor into identical twins
Understanding Oceans by Linda Duvoisin( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Explore the characteristics of the ocean's personality, from the volatile cross-currents to health issues, from endangered sea creatures to the reality of light on the ocean floor
The Grapes of Wrath by John Ford( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Susan Shillinglaw of the Center for Steinbeck Studies; authors Studs Terkel and Gerald Haslam; Steinbeck's son Thomas and third wife, Elaine; and others discuss the Dust Bowl era, the Oakies, and the enduring effect of Steinbeck's book. Program includes the music of Woodie Guthrie, photographs by Dorothea Lange, and clips from John Ford's 1940 film of the novel
Native son by Richard Wright( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
An introduction to Richard Wright, and to the story told in his literacy portrait of racism in America, Native Son. Authors and scholars discuss the two murders and the symbolism behind that fate that white lawyer Bigger meets when he is thrown in jail. Includes a dramatization of a story set in the 1930's centering on Bigger Thomas, the black chauffeur for the wealthy Dalton family. He kills Mary Dalton, and during his trial, the fears and prejudices of the time are exposed
The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Galileo's "Dialogue." ( visu )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
It is said that the apple fell on Newton's head, but it was Galileo who planted the tree. This program examines, The Dialogue--arguably the most controversial book of its time--and the tumultuous events revolving around Galileo's visionary scientific achievements. The insights of Harvard University's Owen Gingerich, emeritus professor of the history of science; George Coyne, director of the Vatican Observatory; and others, plus dramatizations of scenes from the book and Galileo's trial, capture the intellectual fervor of the Scientific Revolution and the Church's struggle to discourage acceptance of Copernican cosmology
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Explore the psychology of terror in some of Poe's most-haunting tales. Interwoven through these stories is the most tragic tale of all, that of author Edgar Allan Poe. Many of his tales resonate with themes from his own life: abandonment, sickness, and fear. Leading us through Poe's tales of terror are well-known horror writers and directors
 
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