WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Most widely held works about WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Most widely held works by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
The miracle of life ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 2,616 libraries worldwide
A documentary which shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth.
The elegant universe ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,679 libraries worldwide
Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search.
A class divided ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled "The eye of the storm". Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students. Includes scenes of her lesson being used in a prison setting.
Is Wal-Mart good for America ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S.
Jane Eyre ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness.
Life's greatest miracle ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
The development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child.
From Jesus to Christ the first Christians ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
Explores 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. Traces Jesus' life, focusing on the events that occurred after he died and on his first followers.
We shall remain America through native eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story.
Reconstruction the second Civil War ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,282 libraries worldwide
The story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and at the same time, how former slaves could be brought into the life of the country.
Arthur writes a story ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,235 libraries worldwide
(First story) Arthur, struggling with a school writing assignment, decides that all he needs is a little imagination to make life sound more interesting than it really is, but he crosses the line when the story of how he got his puppy starts to involve invisible elephants and trips to outer space. (Second story) If only Arthur hadn't called Francine a marshmallow! Now they're locked together inside the library and they either have to make up or face the long, scary night alone.
Commanding heights the battle for the world economy ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,221 libraries worldwide
Episode one: explains how, for the last half of the 20th century, the world moved toward more governmental control of markets -- from the centrally planned economies of the communist world to the "mixed economies" of Europe and the developing world to the United States' regulated capitalism -- and then began to move away from governmental control in the 1980s and 1990s. Discuss two important economists of this era: John Maynard Keynes, who advocated government intervention to control the booms and busts of capitalist economies, and Friedrich von Hayek, who argued that government intervention in the economy would erode human freedom and was doomed to failure.
Geronimo and the Apache resistance ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
Using archival photos and interviews with descendants of the Chiricahua Apaches, the program highlights the clash between Indian and white cultures and portrays the effects on an Indian society faced with the loss of its land and traditions.
The Kennedys ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
Not the story of the individuals, but the saga of "The Kennedys", the family, the clan, shaped by father Joseph's drive, their own distinct personalities and the times in which they lived. This program focuses on the family as they saw themselves and as others saw them.
Influenza 1918 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1918, an army private reported to a hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, an illness that doctors knew little about. By the end of WWI, America was ravaged by a flu epidemic that killed 675,000 people.
The merchants of cool ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated $300 billion a year. They are the merchants of cool: the creators and sellers of popular culture, who have made teens the hottest consumer demographic in America."--Http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline.
Vietnam a television history ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Vietnamese and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
A 13-part documentary program which follows events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April 1975.
Curious George. Takes a job and more monkey business ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
The Man with the Yellow Hat and George are going on vacation, but their plane is delayed and there's a long wait ahead. The Amazing Balancing Zucchinis are in town, prompting George to try acrobatics. George and The Man with the Yellow Hat are having a sandcastle contest at the beach and George is determined to make the best castle ever. George meets a turtle and decides to bring his new friend home. George has his first underwater adventure and he investigates the wild world of life in a limestone coral reef. George wants to count all the stars in the sky, but he just can't stay awake long enough to finish. George discovers a bone buried in the ground, and he's convinced it's got to be part of a dinosaur skeleton. George and the Man with the Yellow Hat visit Uncle Tam in Scotland.
New York a documentary film ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 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. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center.
King Lear ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion." -- Container.
Why the towers fell ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
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W.G.B.H. (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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