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Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Works: 1,785 works in 2,325 publications in 2 languages and 53,680 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Children's films 
Roles: Funder, Producer, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: GN269, 709
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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 1,316 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,237 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
The magic school bus space adventures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,229 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
Anne of Green Gables by L. M Montgomery( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and Russian and held by 1,084 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
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,038 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
People like us : social class in America( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,023 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
If a tree falls a story of the Earth Liberation Front( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,020 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
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 921 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
Skinwalkers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 913 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
Becoming human [Unearthing our earliest ancestors]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 911 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, Becoming Human brings early hominids to life, examining how they lived and how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today
The blues, a musical journey by Marc Levin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 860 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
Inside the meltdown( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 793 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 733 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
The real Olympics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 663 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
Art of the Western World by Michael Wood( Visual )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood leads a nine-part tour through 2,500 years of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture, filmed at over 150 locations in eight countries and featuring commentary by historians and scholars
Inspector Lewis( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home from a two-year assignment in the British Virgin Islands, Inspector Robert Lewis, protégé of the legendary Inspector Morse, returns to Oxford, England in the series pilot, where he is teamed with a brilliant new partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway and is trying to prove himself to his dubious new boss while rebuilding his life after the hit-and-run death of his wife
Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 567 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 )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the civil rights movement in America. Uses archival footage and interviews with participants in the movement
Role portrayal and stereotyping on television : an annotated bibliography of studies relating to women, minorities, aging, sexual behavior, health, and handicaps by Nancy Signorielli( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Carson king of late night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possibly the biggest star that television has ever produced, Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of his 30-year run on The Tonight Show, Carson interviewed 23,000 guests in 4,531 episodes. Watch as the life and career of one of the most beloved yet enigmatic icons in American entertainment history is explored
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.07 for The magic ... to 0.61 for Nomination ...)

The magic school bus space adventures
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Corporation for Public Broadcasting non-profit corporation created by an act of the United States Congress and funded by the United States federal government to promote public broadcasting


Public Broadcasting Corporation.

United States. Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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Russian (1)

Anne of Green GablesThrough deaf eyesSkinwalkersRole portrayal and stereotyping on television : an annotated bibliography of studies relating to women, minorities, aging, sexual behavior, health, and handicaps