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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Overview
Works: 2,181 works in 3,064 publications in 2 languages and 67,319 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Funder, prn, Producer, Publisher, Editor, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1992.8.D6, 791.43
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Race : the power of an illusion( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,287 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 1,172 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 1,104 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
Hip-Hop : Beyond Beats and Rhymes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for too often perpetuating destructive, deeply conservative styles of manhood that glamorize sexism, violence, and homophobia. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 988 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 )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's groundbreaking investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors"--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 956 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 by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People like us shows 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. The documentary travels across the country presenting stories that will resonate with viewers regardless of where they see themselves on the social spectrum--stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices."--Container
Skinwalkers( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 889 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 )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly bachelor and his spinster sister adopt an orphan and are mistakenly sent a girl instead of a boy. The orphan, Anne, remains with the couple, moves from one mishap to another, succeeds academically, and finds love
The blues, a musical journey by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 835 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 and more, also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck and others 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 819 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 799 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 )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 778 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 704 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 688 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 679 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
The real Olympics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 616 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 589 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
The pilgrims by Yale University Press Film Service( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 577 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
 
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Alternative Names
CPB.

CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)

Public Broadcasting Corporation.

United States Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Languages
English (164)

Russian (1)