WorldCat Identities

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Overview
Works: 2,192 works in 3,125 publications in 2 languages and 69,944 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  History  Television adaptations  Nonfiction films  Drama  Juvenile works  Historical television programs  Children's films 
Roles: Funder, prn, Producer, Publisher, Sponsor, Editor
Classifications: PN1992.8.D6, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Corporation for Public Broadcasting
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,294 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 1,122 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,066 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 vist 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
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 974 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
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 971 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
Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 958 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
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of the rise and fall of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat, ' told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF
People like us : social class in America( Visual )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 900 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
Skinwalkers( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 881 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
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Shirley, an eleven-year-old orphan, is mistakenly sent to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on Prince Edward Island and proceeds to work her way into their hearts
The blues, a musical journey by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 805 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 William Cran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 798 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
Cathedral by William R Cook( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 789 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
Meet the Patels by Chandar R Abboy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 761 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
Inside the meltdown by Michael Kirk( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 695 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 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
Coyote waits by Wes Studi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 686 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 and a bank robbery supposedly committed by Butch Cassidy
Castle by David Macaulay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Castle combines colorful animation with live-action documentary sequences to tell the story of a 13th-century Welsh castle. Author David Macaulay, who wrote and illustrated the best-selling book of the same title, leads viewers on a castle tour, explaining its cultural and sociological significance and its architectural design. Detailed animation dramatizes the building of the castle and portrays the lifestyle of the early inhabitants
Chisholm '72 : unbought & unbossed( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows the political career of a Harlem school teacher, Shirley Chisholm, who campaigned to become the first black woman to ever run for president
The real Olympics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the Olympics' 2004 return to its birthplace of Athens, this two-part documentary tells the 'real' story of the original games. It combines lavish reconstruction of the ancient Greek games with dramatic highlights from the modern Olympics
The pilgrims( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorated each year at Thanksgiving, no chapter in American history has been more clouded in myth, legend and venerable cliche than the story of the Pilgrims
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.11 for The magic ... to 0.49 for National p ...)

The magic school bus space adventures
Covers
Through deaf eyesSkinwalkersAnne of Green GablesCommanding heights : the battle for the world economyCathedralCastle
Alternative Names
Corporation for Public Broadcasting Washington, DC

CPB.

CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)

Public Broadcasting Corporation.

United States Corporation for Public Broadcasting‏

미국 공영 방송 공사

Languages
English (172)

Russian (1)