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MacNeil, Robert 1931-

Works: 490 works in 1,344 publications in 6 languages and 26,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Documentary films  Educational films  Political fiction  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Host, Narrator, Interviewer, pan, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Reporter, Commentator, Moderator, Creator
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert MacNeil
The story of English by Robert McCrum( Book )

134 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,472 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 )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,750 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 )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three inhabitants of Halifax, Nova Scotia during World War I struggling with their emotions and the wreckage of war
The Way we were : 1963, the year Kennedy was shot( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

420 photographs with accompanying text recapture the fads, fashions, foods, and people of America in 1963
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

63 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 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
Do you speak American? by William Cran( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 953 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 voyage by Robert MacNeil( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Dutch and held by 945 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 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking news : a novel by Robert MacNeil( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 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. Grant Munro even considers a face-lift
Operation homecoming : writing the wartime experience by Richard Robbins( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 493 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
America at a crossroads( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 308 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer-producer-director, Terry Sanders
America at a crossroads. the other war( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the controversial new policies adopted by the United States government following 9/11 to help prevent terrorism at home
Do You Speak American? : Up North( Visual )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert MacNeil canvasses the North to learn firsthand about linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the impact on dialect, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee are sampled. Features Bill Labov, the dean of American linguists; Jesse Sheidlower, American editor of the august OED; and 'New York' magazine's John Simon. Some language may be offensive
America at a crossroads. inside Indonesia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 242 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 )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow along on the journey of bestselling author Irshad Manji as she tries to reconcile her faith in Allah with her love of freedom. This film offers a complex inquiry into one of the world's great religions, from the perspective of a woman who is dissenting, yet deeply engaged with her faith
America at a crossroads. in defense of freedom( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 219 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
America at a crossroads( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 200 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
The Guid Scots tongue( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the influence of Scottish and Irish Gaelic on the English language. Discusses the English spoken in the Appalachian region of the U.S
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
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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 desireThe Story of EnglishDo you speak American?The voyageBreaking news : a novelOperation homecoming : writing the wartime experienceDo You Speak American? : Up NorthDo 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 1931-

Robert MacNeil Canadees televisiepresentator

Robert MacNeil correspondant pour la télévision et observateur politique

Robert MacNeil kanadisch-amerikanischer Fernsehmoderator

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