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MacNeil, Robert 1931-

Works: 463 works in 1,156 publications in 8 languages and 27,052 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Documentary films  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Television programs  Nonfiction films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Host, Narrator, Interviewer, pan, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Reporter, Commentator, Moderator
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert MacNeil
The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

125 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,628 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 )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,747 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 )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,247 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? by William Cran( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 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 1,052 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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,003 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 Story of English( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 974 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
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 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking news : a novel by Robert MacNeil( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 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
America at a crossroads( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 450 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
Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 428 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
The Story of English( Visual )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how the English language has become the international medium of communication
America at a crossroads( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 327 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the hidden crisis of 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 280 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 252 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 )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 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
The Story of English( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the evolution of American English from the revolutionary war through the roaring twenties. Explains that as the American frontier expanded westward, frontiersmen and women, riverboaters, gold miners, and others enlarged and enriched the traditional vocabulary, as did the great emigrations of the nineteenth century
America at a crossroads( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the response of the U.S. military in the war on terror by chronicling the service of army reservists called for an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan. The stress of extended deployment is borne not only by the soldiers but also by their families
Gangs of Iraq( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 199 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
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Do you speak American? : a companion to the PBS television series
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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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 experienceThe Story of EnglishThe Story of English