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WGBH Educational Foundation

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Works: 3,648 works in 6,039 publications in 1 language and 200,257 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Journalism films  Films à clef 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer, Distributor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

23 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: The story of Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon whose life is investigated by a magazine reporter trying to discover the meaning of Kane's dying word: "Rosebud"
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member 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
American experience by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
The merchants of cool( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated
The murder of Emmett Till( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shameful, sadistic 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
Yoga for the rest of us by Peggy Cappy( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the right exercises and yoga poses to protect your back and improve your posture. Includes a bonus segment for restoring poses using the help of gravity
Saved by the sun( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
Nixon by David Grubin( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency
The Abolitionists( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member 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
Growing up online( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FRONTLINE examines the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood. Not so long ago, the digital world was the province of adults, business, and the world of work. Today, there is a very definite teen cyberculture, developed by kids who are growing up online. This digital world provides a private space, where kids communicate with their friends, do schoolwork, and also face the dangers posed by predators and cyberbullies. The Internet is forging a society with fundamentally different properties, leaving parents grapple with the question of how to manage kids interactions with a world where the partition between public and private has effectively disappeared
God in America : how religious liberty shaped America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more
Frontline( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over four million children now on behavior modifying medications, some starting as young as two years old, FRONTLINE continues its investigation into the controversial practice of medicating kids. Are the drugs safe? How young can you detect mental illness in a child? Is medication really the answer? As the debate grows more intense, FRONTLINE investigates the risks and benefits of prescription drugs for troubled children
Chicago : city of the century( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train
Fractals : hunting the hidden dimension( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Container
Poldark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find England in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall on its knees. His father is dead, his family's land and copper mines are in ruins, and his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his first cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross must rebuild his life, embarking on a risky business venture, facing new adversaries, and finding love where he least expects it. Based on the novels by Winston Graham and set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this striking saga stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, and includes a special appearance by Robin Ellis, who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
Memory of the camps by PBS Video( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When allied troops invaded Germany and liberated Nazi death camps at the end of World War II, they found unspeakable horrors that still haunt the world's conscience. In 1945, British and American film crews accompanying the troops liberating the camps captured these atrocities firsthand. The resulting film directed in part by Alfred Hitchcock but never finished, was discovered by Frontline in 1984 in the archives of the Imperial War Museum. Sixty years after the war ended, Frontline now re-broadcasts this powerful memorial in its entirety"--Container
This emotional life by Daniel Gilbert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
 
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