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WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

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Works: 8,470 works in 15,147 publications in 1 language and 497,821 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Case studies  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Production personnel, Originator, Publisher
Classifications: QP251, 791.4572
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The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 3,264 WorldCat member 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
Vietnam a television history ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
Persuasion by Adrian Shergold ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Elliot fell deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth at the age of nineteen. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him, Anne was persuaded to break off her engagement. Eight years later, Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving Wentworth, and when he returns from sea with rank and fortune, she can only watch as every eligible young woman in the district falls at his feet. Can Frederick forgive Anne for listening to her family instead of her heart?
The elegant universe by B Greene ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member 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
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the stark beauty of the English moor, the mysterious gypsy boy Heathcliff, adopted by the Earnshaw family, discovers his soul mate in his stepsister Cathy. But as a man unable to have the love of his life, he seeks vengeance against anyone who comes between them. In one of the greatest romances of all time
A class divided by William Peters ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member 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
Life's greatest miracle ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,646 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
Is Wal-Mart good for America? ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member 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
The Kennedys by Phillip Whitehead ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses extensive interviews, still photographs and archival footage to explore the building of the Kennedy legend. Documents the political ascendancy of the family headed by Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., examines the presidency of John F. Kennedy, and discusses the influence of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., on the careers of his sons
The murder of Emmett Till by Andre Braugher ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
We shall remain America through native eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member 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
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member 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
Reconstruction the second Civil War ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member 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
Geronimo and the Apache resistance ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descendants of legendary Native American leader Geronimo tell the story of a half-century of war, displacement, confinement, and finally resistance that ended with the decimation of the Chiricahua Apaches and the loss of their traditional homeland in the Southwest. Geronimo is revealed as a shrewd leader, formidable fighter, and poetic shaman--dedicated to a crusade to keep his ancestral land, repeatedly defying and eluding federal authorities. When the government finally forced his surrender in 1886, the Apaches were prisoners, moved to reservations in Florida and later Oklahoma. Their homeland was never returned to them. The film tells an unpleasant story of cruelty, prejudice, and betrayal, and of a tragic collision of two civilizations, each with startlingly different views of one another
The merchants of cool ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member 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
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary
Influenza, 1918 ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In September 1918, soldiers stationed near Boston suddenly began to die. Doctors found the victims' lungs filled with a strange blue fluid. They identified the cause as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen, and medical science proved powerless against it. In desperation, people turned to folk remedies, while frantic officials closed all public places and everyone was required to wear masks. But the virus was unstoppable, relentless, devastatingly lethal. By the time the epidemic ran its course, over 600,000 people were dead, more than all U.S. combat deaths of the 20th century
The persuaders by Barak Goodman ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the "persuasion industries" of advertising and public relations. Shows how marketers have developed new ways of integrating their message into the fabric of our lives. Explores how the culture of marketing has come to shape the way Americans understand the world and themselves and how the techniques of the persuasion industries have migrated to politics
American experience ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
 
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Alternative Names
Boston (Mass.). W.G.B.H. (Television station)
Boston (Mass.) WGBH (Television station)
Boston Television station WGBH-TV.
W.G.B.H. (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
W.G.B.H.-TV (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH-TV Boston, Mass.
WGBH-TV (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
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English (297)
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