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WGBH Educational Foundation

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Works: 3,692 works in 6,172 publications in 1 language and 201,006 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Documentary films  Television programs  Nonfiction films  Biography  Journalism films 
Roles: prn, Production personnel, Producer, Distributor, Publisher, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by WGBH Educational Foundation
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

24 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
American experience by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,755 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
We Shall Remain : America Through Native Eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,723 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
The merchants of cool( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,579 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,532 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 1,413 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
The Abolitionists( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of five key figures in the abolitionist movement in the United States: Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown
Nixon by David Grubin( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the span of Richard M. Nixon's political life during his early political career
Saved by the sun( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,241 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
The miracle of life by Northern Virginia Community College( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 1,220 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
God in America : how religious liberty shaped America( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,206 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
Growing up online( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline looks at the impact of the Internet on adolescence through the eyes of teens and their parents. The film takes viewers into the private worlds kids are creating online, from kids who are harassed and bullied, to kids whose only friends are on-line, to those kids who are celebrities on YouTube. Frontline explores the complicated new lines being drawn between the real and virtual worlds for today's children and for their parents
Frontline( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,140 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
Poldark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,135 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
Fractals : hunting the hidden dimension( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,134 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."--Verso du conteneur
Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's ... investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and ... computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today ... In the first episode ... encounter ... "Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright ... [T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy"--A tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe ... [T]he final episode ... explores the origins of "us"--where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals"--Container
One woman, one vote by Ruth Pollak( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,094 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
Memory of the camps by PBS Video( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,073 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 Musuem. Sixty years after the war ended, Frontline now re-broadcasts this powerful memorial in its entirety"--Container
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War
 
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