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WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

Works: 7,946 works in 14,669 publications in 1 language and 348,473 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Educational films  Historical television programs  Television programs  Drama 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, brd, Donor, Other, Author, Publisher
Classifications: JK511, 342.73
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Most widely held works about WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
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Most widely held works by WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Mandate: the president and the people by Philip B Kunhardt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video, narrated by veteran CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion. Leading historians, political scientists, and public figures offer insight into presidents and the presidency from George Washington through FDR
The American president by Philip B Kunhardt( Visual )

82 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten one-hour documentaries that focus on different aspects of characters and governing styles of the men who have served as president of the United States
The secret life of the brain by David Grubin( Visual )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only learn startling new truths about the brain, they will voyage inside it
Slavery and the making of America by Dr. James Horton( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development
Broadway : The American Musical( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary series details the razzle-dazzle history of a unique American art form. Each episode chronicles a different era and features the Broadway shows and songs that defined the period. The series draws on feature films, rare television moments, archival news footage, original cast recordings, still photos, diaries, journals, first person accounts, and on-camera interviews with many of the principals involved in creating the American musical
The Supreme Court by David Strathairn( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 : This video explores the issues before the Court during the period after the Civil War through to the late 1930's. It was a time of unprecedented economic growth and the conflict between capital and labor was rife. As corporations became more powerful they found an unlikely ally in the Supreme Court
African American lives( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa
New York : a documentary film by Ric Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world
Rachel Carson's Silent spring( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy
Last stand at Little Big Horn by James Welch( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Battle of the Little Bighorn, known as "Custer's Last Stand," from an Indian and white man's perspective. Uses journals, oral accounts, Indian ledger drawings, archival footage, and feature films to present the dual viewpoints of this historic event
Simon Schama's Power of art by Simon Schama( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fringe characters from Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' take center stage at Elsinore
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth by Joseph Campbell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long before medieval knights charged off to slay dragons, tales of heroic adventures were an integral part of all world cultures. Campbell challenges everyone to see the presence of a heroic journey in his or her own life"--Container
Frontier house( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production of Shakespeare's masterpiece from Britain's renowned Royal Shakespeare Company was filmed on location rather than in the theatre. No recent stage production in Britain has attracted the excitement and nearly unanimous critical praise as this Hamlet. Dynamic, exciting, and contemporary, it breathes new life into Shakespeare's greatest play
From Jesus to Christ : the first Christians by Public Broadcasting System (U.S.)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of an artist as a young man, and of the times he lived in. Roughly chronological, using archival footage intercut with recent interviews, a story takes shape of Bob Dylan's coming of age from 1961 to 1966 as a singer, songwriter, performer, and star. He takes from others: singing styles, chord changes, and rare records. He keeps moving: on stage, around New York City and on tour, from Suze Rotolo to Joan Baez and on, from songs of topical witness to songs of raucous independence, from folk to rock. He drops the past. He refuses, usually with humour and charm, to be simplified, classified, categorized, or finalized: always becoming, we see a shapeshifter on a journey with no direction home
Do you speak American? by William Cran( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy. Episode one discusses linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the impact of dialect on grapholect, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Looks at hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee. Episode two reviews Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Examines regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Episode three looks at Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude." Discusses the implications of voice-activation technology, opinions on the role of Spanish in the U.S., why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial and regional stereotypes
The Crash of 1929( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 29, 1929 - Black Monday - large and small investors alike lost corporate and personal fortunes when the stock market crashed. This program examines the reasons behind the crash and whether the crash was predictable
The African Americans : many rivers to cross( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds
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Simon Schama's Power of art
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Educational Television and Radio Center

controlled identityWNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.)

13-WNET New York, N.Y.

13/WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

New York (N.Y.). W.N.E.T. (Television station)

New York (N.Y.). WNET (Television station)

New York, Thirteen/WNET

New York, WNET

Thirteen (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

Thirteen-WNET New York, N.Y.

Thirteen/WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

W.N.E.T./13 (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

W.N.E.T. (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

W.N.E.T./Thirteen (Television station : New York, N.Y.)


WNET-13 New York, N.Y.

WNET/13 (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

WNET (Television station) New York.

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

WNET-Thirteen New York, N.Y.

WNET/Thirteen (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

English (349)

Simon Schama's Power of artJoseph Campbell and the power of mythHamletDo you speak American?