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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Overview
Works: 1,994 works in 2,703 publications in 2 languages and 61,484 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Children's films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Funder, prn, Producer, Publisher, Editor, Sponsor
Classifications: E185.61, 791.4372
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Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,323 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 1,266 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 1,167 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
If a tree falls : a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,055 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
Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,041 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
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,000 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
Eyes on the prize by Julian Bond( Visual )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the civil rights movement in the United States. Uses archival footage and interviews with participants in the movement
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 991 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
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 978 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 903 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 879 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 865 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 807 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 764 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 742 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 715 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 682 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
Art of the Western world by Michael Wood( Visual )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member 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
Chisholm '72 : unbought & unbossed( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 583 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
 
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The magic school bus space adventures
Alternative Names
CPB.

CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)

Public Broadcasting Corporation.

United States Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Languages
English (173)

Russian (1)

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Through deaf eyesAnne of Green GablesSkinwalkersCommanding heights : the battle for the world economyCathedralCastle