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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Overview
Works: 2,082 works in 2,888 publications in 2 languages and 65,719 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Drama  History  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Children's films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Funder, prn, Producer, Publisher, Editor, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,318 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 )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
The magic school bus space adventures by Not Available( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,126 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
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,001 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,000 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
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is the remarkable story of the group's rise and fall 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 and a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF. The result is a film that is equal parts a coming-of-age tale and a cops-and-robbers thriller. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews - with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them - If a Tree Falls asks hard questions about environtmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism"--Container
Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores new evidence regarding our early hominid relatives
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 925 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
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 921 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
Skinwalkers( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 892 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 )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven-part television series of personal and impressionistic films, viewed through the lens of seven world-famous directors, capturing the essence of blues music and delving into its global influence, from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today's music
Commanding heights : the battle for the world economy by Daniel Yergin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 839 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 809 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 Abboy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 794 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 Artist Not Provided( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 720 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 698 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 690 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 Macauley explains the history and architecture that inspired the fictional castle while visiting several real castles in Wales
The real Olympics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 631 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
Chisholm '72 : unbought & unbossed( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member 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
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years, 1954-1965( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the civil rights movement in the United States from 1954 to 1965. Uses archival footage and interviews with participants in the movement
 
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Alternative Names
CPB.

CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)

Public Broadcasting Corporation.

United States Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Languages
English (165)

Russian (1)