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Public Broadcasting Associates

Overview
Works: 83 works in 408 publications in 2 languages and 6,298 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Ethnographic television programs  Television programs  Historical television programs  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F3429, 973.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Public Broadcasting Associates
Myths and the moundbuilders( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The huge earthworks and mounds scattered through the eastern half of the United States prompted people in the nineteenth century to speculate that a lost civilization had preceded the Indians then living among the mounds. Though we've known for some time that the ancestors of those Indians actually built the mounds, archaeologists are still exploring their contents for a better understanding of their builders
N!ai : the story of a !Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of footage of the!Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai
The Incas by Jacques Vichet( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of three archaeologists currently excavating in Peru for clues to the Inca way of life. Details the history, culture, and technological achievements of the Incan empire
Maya lord of the jungle by John Angier( Visual )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits ancient sites on the Yucatan Peninsula where new findings are forcing a reappraisal of the past of the Mayans. Researchers display and interpret their findings, setting aside the errors of the past, and quietly working a revolution in pre-Columbian archaeology
The Chaco legacy( Visual )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel back 900 years to uncover the puzzling sophistication and technological genius of the Chaco Canyon inhabitants. How did this civilization build complex and comprehensive projects such as a network of roads connecting 70 outlying communities? Anthropologists believe the Chaco civilization was an ingenious technological society that subsequently collapsed because of the gradual depletion of its resource bases
Seeking the first Americans by Graham Chedd( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who were the first Americans and when did they arrive? Archaeologists from Texas to Alaska share their search for answers, based on evidence that the first Americans may have arrived 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. The controversial origin of Clovis Man, and the Stone Age culture of New Mexico, circa 11,000 B.C., provoke debate: was this culture developed within a preexisting population, or brought via the Bering Strait land bridge from Asia?
Dadi's family by Michael Camerini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a farming family in India which focuses on Dadi, the grandmother, who manages a large household of sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren and tries to hold the extended family together despite external and internal changes. Looks at the role and lives of women, who become members of their husband's family upon marriage
Lost king of the Maya( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing two programs including Lost King of the Maya and Maya Lords of the Jungle, get a closer look at the civilization and the rule of the ancient Mayan people
Margaret Mead : an observer observed by Alan Berliner( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Mead became a world-renowned anthropologist through her studies of children and families. This comprehensive documentary chronicles Mead's life and career as a humanist, scholar and scientist, and her qualities as a researcher, thinker, teacher, friend, wife and mother
The Three Worlds of Bali( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Steve Lansing guides the viewer on an exploration of the Indonesian, temple-based, civilization of Bali, which is coming to terms with the technological West. Shows how Balinese religion unites and involves the people at every level of society
Other people's garbage( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the findings of archaeologists working at three sites in the United States and explains what their findings reveal about day-to-day life in America's recent past
Little injustices : Laura Nader looks at the law by Terry Kay Rockefeller( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Laura Nader compares the resolution of everyday complaints in law between a small Zapotec Indian village and the United States. Studies are based on a 10-year study of 5000 consumer complaints. She discusses the legal procedures and remedies, and comments on the problems of an impersonal law and on large corporations
Journey to the occupied lands( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer-correspondent Michael Ambrosino examines the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through a personal journey that explores the bitter and complex issues of land ownership, the scope and future of the Israeli settlements, the harsh realities of Israeli military justice, and daily life under Israeli occupation
On the cowboy trail( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Ray Holmes, one of the last true cowboys, who still rides herd in the cattle country of southeastern Montana, and looks at how new farming techniques and strip-mining threaten time-honored traditions of ranching and the land itself
The Ring of truth by Philip Morrison( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Morrison takes viewers on a personal journey of the inner workings of science, inviting them to ask questions about the everyday experiences that lie behind scientific results
The ancient mariners( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructs, through the work of marine archaeologists in the Aegean, ships of antiquity, featuring details of their design and fabrication. Shows that ancient ships are treasure troves of information, including the documentation of trade routes, products, and even social conditions. Includes animated sequences and special sound effects, along with maps and photographs
Franz Boas : 1852-1942( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, by bringing discipline and order to a field that had previously dealt in subjective "race classification." Includes reflections and anecdotes by scholars and students, excerpts from journals and letters, and archival photographs. Discusses the Kwakiutl Indians, the principal subjects of Boas' field work
Ben's mill( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how, in northeastern Vermont, Ben Thresher operates his nineteenth-century, waterpowered mill to provide tubs, sleds, and tools needed by local farmers. Tells how, almost a century and a half old, his mill and mill technology were critical to America's development
Franz Boas, 1858-1942 by Franz Boas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, by bringing discipline and order to a field that had previously dealt in subjective "race classification." Includes reflections and anecdotes by scholars and students, excerpts from journals and letters, and archival photographs. Discusses the Kwakiutl Indians, the principal subjects of Boas' field work
The ring of truth( Visual )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This begins around the time that World War I ended. The program follows astronomer Cecilia Payne's quest to find the recipe of the stars, utilizing tiny rainbow images to deduce their composition - 90% hydrogen. This has recently been thrown into doubt as astronomer Vera Rubin demonstrates
 
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