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MacNeil, Robert 1931-

Works: 502 works in 1,269 publications in 6 languages and 25,444 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Political fiction  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Host, Narrator, Interviewer, pan, Author of screenplay, Producer, Reporter, Commentator, Creator, Moderator
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert MacNeil
The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library Journal: A tie-in for a nine-part television series to be broadcast over PBS beginning in September, this is a wide-ranging account of the travels and changes of the English tongue from its beginnings to tomorrow, from England to America to Australia to Africa and India and the Pacific. Despite an occasionally perceptible British bias, the authors have tried hard to paint a colorful, vivid picture of the many faces and varieties of English. The text is never dull, but is enlivened by innumerable examples and by interviews with representative individuals: a minister in Scotland, a couple from the Appalachians, a storekeeper in Newfoundland, a Philadelphia shoeshine man, a cockney fruitseller, an Australian farm family, the president of Sierra Leone, a writing professor in India. A readable book that all public libraries should have. BOMC alternate. Catherine V. von Schon, SUNY, Stony Brook
Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television series by Robert MacNeil( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at the origins, history, and current state of American spoken and written language, looking at the linguistic traditions in diverse regions of the country and assessing the influence of e-mail and other factors
Burden of desire by Robert MacNeil( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three inhabitants of Halifax, Nova Scotia during World War I struggling with their emotions and the wreckage of war
Do you speak American?( Visual )

22 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,065 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
The Way we were : 1963, the year Kennedy was shot( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

420 photographs with accompanying text recapture the fads, fashions, foods, and people of America in 1963
The voyage by Robert MacNeil( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jet-age romance of a Canadian ambassador and a South American airline stewardess. Although married, he manages to keep the affair secret from wife and government. In her case, her work enables her to continue seeing him, regardless of which country he is in. By the author of Burden of Desire
The people machine; the influence of television on American politics by Robert MacNeil( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

56 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Breaking news : a novel by Robert MacNeil( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging TV anchorman of the old school--accurate, reliable and ethical--struggles to hold his job before the advance of younger, actor-like types for whom TV news is simply show business
Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience by Richard Robbins( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary explores the searing firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words--fiction, verse, letters, essays, and personal journals. Combining interviews and dramatic readings, the film transforms this remarkable collection of writing into a deep examination of life on the front lines, while providing depth and context through conversations with great American writers from previous wars. The stories recounted are sad, funny, violent, and uplifting. These writings are brought to life through readings, music, and artwork, and evoke the universal emotions of war with a haunting poignancy
Muslim-Americans( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about the diversity of Muslims in America and the Muslim-American experience today
Into the future : on the preservation of knowledge in the electronic age by Terry Sanders( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the hidden crisis inherent in digital information. Will the information stored electronically still be accessible in the future? Shows what has happened to other forms of information storage
America at a crossroads. the other war( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the controversial new policies adopted by the United States government following 9/11 to help prevent terrorism at home
America at a crossroads. inside Indonesia( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside look at how a fledgling democracy is struggling to control the rise of religious extremism
America at a crossroads( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow along on the journey of Irshad Manji, a Muslim dissident, as she tries to help restore humanity and reason to Islam
America at a crossroads. in defense of freedom( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the debate over the war in Iraq reaching a fever pitch, this program follows one of the advocates for the war against Saddam Hussein. Former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Richard Perle travels the globe articulating, defending and debating the neo-conservative case for an assertive American foreign policy
Do you speak American? by Robert MacNeil( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the Growing Influence of Spanish threatening to displace English in the United States? Are America's grammatical standards in serious decline? Has the media saturation of our culture homogenized our speech? These and other questions about American English catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran, coauthors of the language classic The Story of English, on a cross-country journey in search of answers. An intriguing follow-up to The Story of English, Do You Speak American? is the tale of the surprising discoveries they made along the way. Book jacket."--Jacket
America at a crossroads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the true motives underlying the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic fundamentalist organization that preaches peaceful co-existence with the West while offering inspiration and sustenance to terrorist organizations
Gangs of Iraq( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a hard look at the four-year effort by America and its allies to train Iraq's new army and police forces and make them capable of bringing security to the country. Follows U.S. advisory teams working with Iraqi forces during two months in the fall of 2006. Shows the obstacles faced by these U.S. soldiers and the challenges of ending the violence, torture, and murder on the Iraqi streets. Examines the history and events that led to the current sectarian crisis, why the Iraqi elections didn't curb escalating Shia-Sunni sectarianism, and how top Iraqi officials have downplayed or denied the growing sectarian militia forces
Europe's 9/11( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the phenomenon of homegrown Islamic terrorism in Europe through the lens of the bombings in Madrid, Spain and the connections between those bombers and Al Qaeda cell activities in Milan, Italy and the Van Gogh murder in the Netherlands. Looks at the situation of the 20 million Muslim immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and their children in Europe, particularly in Britain, Holland, Italy, Spain. Discusses the appeal of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorist activities among Muslim youth who feel marginalized in European society and examines how European governments are working on identifying and locating potential terrorists in their own countries
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Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television series
Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television seriesBurden of desireDo you speak American?The voyageThe Story of EnglishBreaking news : a novelOperation homecoming : writing the wartime experienceDo you speak American?
Alternative Names
Mac Neil, Robert.

Mac Neil, Robert 1931-

MacNeil, Robert Breckenridge Ware

MacNeil, Robert Breckenridge Ware 1931-

MacNeil, Robin

McNeil, Robert.

McNeil, Robert 1931-

Robert MacNeil Canadees televisiepresentator

Robert MacNeil correspondant pour la télévision et observateur politique

Robert MacNeil kanadisch-amerikanischer Fernsehmoderator

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English (342)

German (4)

Danish (3)

French (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)