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Most widely held works about Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Most widely held works by Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Anne of Green Gables ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 1,298 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Anne Shirley, a spirited orphan with a vivid imagination, from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman.
The magic school bus space adventures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
Three episodes from the television series. In The Magic school bus Gets Lost in Space the students go on a planetarium field trip and are magically transported out of the earth's atmosphere into space where they visit each of the nine planets. In The Magic School Bus Out of This World they learn about gravity and meteors as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth. In the last episode, The Magic School Bus Taking Flight they learn about the basics of aerodynamics after they enter a model airplane contest.
Race the power of an illusion ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This...series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
Depression out of the shadows ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
"Depression: out of the Shadows tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease." From container.
Through deaf eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences.
People like us social class in America ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices.
Skinwalkers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
The Navajo Tribal Police investigate the murder of a medicine man. At the crime scene is a partially completed pictograph. One clue sends a chill through a young officer: the arrow used in the killing has a tip of human bone, a sign that a Navajo spirit - a "skinwalker"--Is at work.
The blues, a musical journey ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs.
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics.
Becoming human ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 723 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.
Art of the Western world ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture. Studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.
Inside the meltdown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
"Frontline investigates the causes of the worst economic crisis in 70 years and how the government responded. [The film] chronicles the inside stories of the Bear Stearns deal, the Lehman Brothers' collapse, the propping up of insurance giant AIG and the $700 billion bailout. The film examines what Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke didn't see, couldn't stop and haven't been able to fix"--Container.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years, 1954-1965 ( Visual )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
History of the civil rights movement in the United States. Uses archival footage and interviews with participants in the movement.
W.E.B. Du Bois a biography in four voices ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Four prominent African-American writers each narrate a period in the life of the sociologist and author W.E.B. Du Bois, and describe his impact on their work. They chronicle Du Bois' role as a founder of the NAACP, organizer of the first Pan-African Congress, editor of Crisis, a journal of the black cultural renaissance, and author of a series of landmark sociological studies. Anathematized during the McCarthy years, Du Bois immigrated to Ghana, the first independent African state, where he died.
Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.
Role portrayal and stereotyping on television : an annotated bibliography of studies relating to women, minorities, aging, sexual behavior, health, and handicaps by Nancy Signorielli ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
A Thief of time ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
"Navajo tribal cops Joe Leaphorn (Wes Studi) and Jim Chee (Adam Beach) delve into the netherworld of illegal archaeological excavations, purloined pots, and slain pot hunters, set against a backdrop of Navajo witches, spirits, and lore."
The natural history of the chicken ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
A series of unusual stories about chickens. Ranges from a woman who revived a chicken with CPR, a man who raises chickens for his own consumption, a woman who keeps a pet chicken, a group of suburbanites who banded together to stop a neighborhood rooster raiser, a headless rooster, and a man who's life changing experience comes when he sees one of his chickens protect her chicks from a hawk.
Before Stonewall the making of a gay and lesbian community ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Traces the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969; the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City; and the three-day riot that followed.
Eyes on the prize II America at the racial crossroads 1965-1985 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Offers a comprehensive reappraisal of the leaders and events that brought the civil rights movement from the South to the rest of the United States from 1965 through the 1980s.
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