Most widely held works by Mert Koplin
The Twenties ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Usually seen as an age of speakeasies, flappers and high living, the 1920's also saw millions of workers struggling for better wages. This program explores this decade when old America was vanishing and a new urban nation was being formed. Includes reminiscences of Americans who lived during this period.
Out of the depths the miner's story ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Takes a look at coal-miners in Colorado at the turn of the century; the poor working conditions, their almost feudal existance, and their attempt at a strike. Includes interviews with former Colorado coal-miners.
Post-war hopes, cold war fears ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Describes life in America after World War II, a time of rash optimism and neuroses. While the dollar was strong and everyday life improved, the 1950's also saw the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the loss of China to Communism, the Korean War and the Red Scare.
Come to the fairs ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Survey of America's World's Fairs beginning with the first one held in Chicago in 1893. It was at these fairs that new inventions such as the Ferris wheel and the telephone were first introduced. Also discusses how fairs have changed in recent years.
America on the road ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
A history of the automobile and its profound effects on American society.
Presidents and politics with Richard Strout ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Journalist Richard Strout reminisces about his career as a reporter covering Washington and the White House. Beginning with the administration of Warren G. Harding up to the Reagan administration, Strout has seen Washington grow from an unhurried southern town into a bustling international seat of government.
The 30 second president ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Discusses the media and presidential elections - advertising approaches to election campaigns and their effect on perceptions of the candidate. Includes ads used by Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon and Reagan.
A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
"A 19-cassette series hosted by Bill Moyers, that examines the most important events and personalities that shaped the 20th century.
Change, change ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
The 1960's were years of rapid change in America: the increasing impact of television, computerization, social unrest, assassinations, the war in Vietnam and the landing of a man on the moon. Bill Moyers investigates the cause and the effects of these diverse changes on our culture.
TR and his times ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
A look at Theodore Roosevelt, who helped shape America at the turn of the century. With his energy and optimism Roosevelt successfully ushered the country onto the world stage and championed reform legislation, setting a precedent for a strong chief executive.
WWII the propaganda battle ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Shows how, during World War II, the United States and Germany used motion pictures to inspire their countrymen and instill in their troops a desire to win the war.
The Reel world of news ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Looks at newsreels, a unique 20th century institution. For over 50 years newsreels informed and entertained whole generations until their demise in the mid-1960's with the advance of televised nightly newscasts.
Marshall, Texas ; Marshall, Texas ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers returns to his hometown of Marshall, Texas, and reexamines his past through the voices of current residents and past classmates.
The Second American revolution ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Hosts Bill Moyers, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis examine the search of Blacks for racial equality in twentieth-century America. Includes archival film and still photographs of the great personalities and events of the freedom movement.
The Helping hand ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Looks at how the New Deal helped to create jobs during the Depression. Interviews former Civilian Conservation Corps workers who benefited from these programs.
I.I. Rabi man of the century ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
I.I. Rabi, nobel laureate physicist, discusses his views on atomic energy, the Nazi movement and the McCarthy era.
A portrait of Maya Angelou ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Thirty years after she left it, Maya Angelou, poet, musician, and actress, returns to Stamps, Ark., the rural southern town where she grew up. She confronts the scenes of her past, turning over the leaves of memory to recount the inspirations and agonies of her youth in a segregated community. Hosted by Bill Moyers. Moyers accompanies the Black poet back to her small Arkansas hometown to discover how her passion for expression and achievement was shaped.
The Inventors ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Discusses various inventors and their inventions, from the electric light to the ice cream cone; interviews other inventors and discusses the creative aspects of the process of invention.
Women and creativity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Host Bill Moyers examines how creative, artistic women handle their lives within or outside of the woman's traditional role in the family. He interviews artists Judy Chicago and Bernie Lasseau, and novelist Mary Gordon.
Pinchas Zukerman and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Host Bill Moyers talks with Pinchas Zukerman about the hard work and discipline needed for a musician.
Advertising, Political Advertising campaigns African Americans--Civil rights African American women authors Angelou, Maya Arkansas--Stamps Authors, American Automobiles Automobiles--Social aspects Biography Chamber music Civilization Civil rights workers Coal miners Coal Strike (Colorado : 1913-1914) Colorado Creative ability Creative ability in technology Documentary films Documentary television programs Exhibition catalogs Fairs History Interviews Inventions Inventors Manners and customs Mass media--Political aspects Motion picture journalism Motion pictures in propaganda Musicians New Deal (1933-1939) Newsreels Political science Presidents Presidents--Election Propaganda Race relations Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919 Social history Television in politics Texas--Marshall Transportation, Automotive Twentieth century United States Videocassettes Video recordings Video recordings World politics World War (1939-1945)