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Cronkite Ward Company

Overview
Works: 154 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 3,525 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational television programs  Fiction  Survival 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 )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Using graphic models and computer animation, explores theories of the Big Bang and the age of our universe
Plato's Republic ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 125 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 I Butler( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 124 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
The prince ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The prince. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger, Senator Gary Hart, Roger Masters, Riccardo Bruscagli and others. Includes reenactments from Machiavelli's life, period artwork, and location footage
The scarlet letter : a romance by R Joffe( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 99 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
The jungle ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 91 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
Understanding--the power of genes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Presents topics in genetics and genetic engineering, including the role of genetics in biotechnology and how genes factor into identical twins
Le Morte d'Arthur : the legend of the king by Thomas Malory( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Explores the story of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, with the evidence of the history underlying the legend and a trip to the possible site of Camelot. Provides background, adaptations and other information on the story. Includes a discussion of the mythic human yearning for heroes and the world of chivalry, loyalty, and purity
The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 75 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
Understanding : volcanoes ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
This program explores the workings of shield volcanoes, cinder cones, and composite volcanoes by examining how the planet formed and how its tectonic plates continue to shift. In addition, scientists explain the methods they use to predict impending volcanic eruptions
George Orwell's 1984 ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
Walden by Jonas Mekas( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Seamlessly blending expert analysis with on-screen quotations and dramatized scenes of Henry David Thoreau's life, this program thoroughly examines Walden--its historical significance, spiritual interpretations, and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns
Galileo's "Dialogue." ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 67 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
Understanding ( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
(Producer) This program goes inside high-tech factories to see how products ranging from toys and makeup to bulldozers and helicopters are made. Marcus Crotts of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, James Womack of the Lean Manufacturing Institute, and professors James Solberg and Herb Moskowitz of Purdue University share their insights into the workings of the value stream -- a process of going from raw materials to finished products that today includes on-demand fabrication, advanced robotics, and zero-defect quality control standards
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey
Understanding ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 63 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
Lord of the flies by William Golding( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Examines William Golding's allegorical novel of human behavior
Heart of darkness ( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Published in 1902, Heart of darkness revealed a pattern of exploitation, corruption, and casual brutality that was to occur again and again over the rest of the 20th century. In this program, parallels are drawn between Joseph Conrad's harrowing novella and the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse now. Includes clips from Apocalypse now and Turner Network Television's Heart of darkness
Catch-22 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"This program, filmed in 1995, brings together Joseph Heller, Art Buchwald, Bill Mauldin, Catch-22 director Mike Nichols, Alan "Yossarian" Arkin, members of Heller's own wartime bomber squadron, and others to unravel the novel's characters and the attitudes and institutions they represent"--Container
Don Quixote ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
 
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