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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Works: 1,852 works in 2,533 publications in 2 languages and 58,727 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies  Television mini-series  Children's films 
Roles: Funder, prn, Producer, Publisher, Editor, Sponsor
Classifications: E185.61, 791.4572
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Race : the power of an illusion by Carl Rakosi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups, telling 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 by McPhee. ; (Production personnel); (Director); (Author)( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Container
The magic school bus space adventures by Not Available( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member 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
If a tree falls a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the radical environmental organization ELF and Oregon-based member Daniel G. McGowan, who faced possible life imprisonment for his related activities, while addressing various perspectives on environmentalism, activism, and terrorism
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 1,026 WorldCat member 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
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member 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
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member 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
Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 993 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
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years, 1954-1965 by Juan Williams( Visual )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the civil rights movement in the United States. Uses archival footage and interviews with participants in the movement
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
Skinwalkers by James Isaac( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member 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 884 WorldCat member 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
Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy by Daniel Yergin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode two: illustrates how economies with strict governmental control encountered serious trouble in the 1980s and how many leaders embraced the idea of "shock therapy," a rapid conversion to free-market capitalism. The program focuses in detail on how reform played out in several countries: Russia, Poland, India, Bolivia, and Chile, as they lived through the upheavals of rapid change, dealing with both the new freedoms and the new dangers of privatization, deregulation, and competition
Inside the meltdown( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member 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 dollar 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"--Original container
Cathedral by William R Cook( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of a Gothic cathedral. Begins with a tour of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bourges, Beauvais, Notre Dame de Paris, Laon, and the Royal Abbey Church of St. Denis. Discusses life in the medieval era and how churches were a center of life
Coyote waits( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this adaptation of Tony Hillerman's novel, Navajo police detective Joe Leaphorn and officer Jim Chee solve a modern murder tied to a bank robbery supposedly committed by Butch Cassidy
Meet the Patels( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laugh-out-loud real-life romantic comedy about Ravi Patel, an almost-30-year-old Indian American who enters a love triangle between the woman of his dreams and...his parents
Castle by David Macaulay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an animated tale about a fictional thirteenth-century fortress and town built by King Edward I to subdue the rebellious Welsh. Includes live-action sequences in which David Macaulay explains the history, architecture, and real castles that inspired the fictional castle
The real Olympics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the Olympics' 2004 return to its birthplace of Athens, this series tells the 'real' story of the original games. It combines lavish reconstruction of the ancient Greek games with dramatic highlights from the modern olympics
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The magic school bus space adventures
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Public Broadcasting Corporation.

United States Corporation for Public Broadcasting


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Anne of Green GablesThrough deaf eyesSkinwalkersCommanding heights : the battle for the world economyCathedralCastle