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KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)

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LBJ by David Grubin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LBJ, Lyndon Baines Johnson -- Texan, Democrat, political virtuoso. He rises up out of the 1960s like a Colossus, like something from Shakespeare, filling the stage -- 10, 12 characters in one. He is admired and he is detested. But the real measure of a leader is what he gets done, the size of the problems he faces. Before Lyndon Johnson, we were essentially a segregated society. Inequality among black Americans in the South was set in law. Before Lyndon Johnson, there was no Head Start program, no Medicare -- so much that we take for granted -- and before Lyndon Johnson, very few Americans had even heard of Vietnam. He is a story, a very American story and, in all, a tragedy in the real sense. He is the central character in a struggle of moral importance ending in ruin
U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1845, President John Tyler signed a Congressional resolution to annex Texas, and by 1846, 4,000 troops were on the Rio Grande. Shortly thereafter, President James Polk proposed that Mexico sell its northern half to the U.S. Hostilities commenced and the U.S. crossed the border to occupy Matamoras, U.S. warships landed troops at Veracruz, who fought their way overland to Mexico City. Santa Anna led a defending army, but the Mexicans were overwhelmed. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold its northern territories to the U.S. for $15 million. For Mexico, the war was a traumatic event that resulted in the loss of many lives, half its territory, and a great deal of pride and hope for the future. However, it brought together a people who still were struggling with what it meant to be Mexican, just 20 years after achieving independence from Spain. This film examines both sides of a conflict that changed the shape of nations and left a legacy that endures to this day
Letters from the other side( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Courtney's film interweaves video letters carried across the U.S.-Mexico border by the film's director with the personal stories of women left behind in post-NAFTA Mexico. The video letters provides a way for these women to communicate with both loved ones and strangers on the other side of the border, and illustrates an unjust truth - as an American Courtney can carry these video letters back and forth across a border that these women are not legally allowed to cross. Focusing on a side of the immigration story rarely told by the media or touched upon in the national debate, the film offers a fresh perspective, painting a complex portrait of families torn apart by economics, communities dying at the hands of globalization, and governments incapable or unwilling to do anything about it
The presidents : the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
Larry v. Lockney by Mark Birnbaum( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the 2,200 residents in the West Texas town of Lockney, Larry Tennahill is the only parent against the local school board's new mandatory drug testing policy. A third-generation cotton farmer, Tannahill believes the testing is a violation of his 12-year-old son's Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. The documentary dramatically reveals the price of democracy, when one man stands against the majority. The issue of public safety versus individual rights is particularly relevant in the post 9/11 world. Flouting mob mentality in a town gripped by "War on Drugs" hysteria, Tannahill refuses to bend. The community soon grows just as rigid in its stance against him, especially after Tannahill's case moves from the principal s office to a federal courtroom. When he sues the school board to overturn the policy, the soft spoken farmer forms an unlikely alliance with the American Civil Liberties Union. In the battle over rights, Tannahill makes headlines around the country, loses his job and his home, and his family becomes the target of threats. The film takes a penetrating look at all sides in this landmark case that pitted one man against his friends and neighbors
The fig tree( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Miranda is a sensitive loner growing up in rural Texas in the early 1900's. The fear of death that torments her stems from the unexplained passing of her mother. With the help of her free-spirited aunt, Miranda confronts her fears and learns to accept death as a natural part of life
LBJ( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the span of Lyndon B. Johnson's political life from his early political career through his years of the presidency
Kindred spirits : contemporary African-American artists( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents interviews with the artists and several of the art works from the exhibition, Black art--ancestral legacy, held in Dallas and elsewhere, Dec. 1989-March 1991
Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizations of the stories based on her childhood and commentary by Eudora Welty, Robert Penn Warren and Eleanor Clark mark this portrait of one of the giants of modern American fiction. Dramatization of the short stories by Porter include: The Witness, The Circus, and The Grave
Race is the place( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the topic of racism in the United States, the program presents an assemblage of taped monologues, commentaries, readings, musical performances, and stills of visual artworks interspersed with documentary sequences, archival images, and dialogue exemplifying the topic found in American mass media and product packaging
Sweet tornado : Margo Jones and the American theater by Kay Cattarulla( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margo Jones was one of the major innovators and visionaries in American theater history. She founded Theatre '47 (the name changed with every year) in Dallas, a non-profit professional theater that was the first of its kind in the country, and ran it until her untimely death in 1955. It provided the model for the resident theater movement of the 1960s and '70s that transformed the American stage. She was a crucial figure in the early career of Tennessee Williams and discovered playwright William Inge. Her 1955 world premiere in Dallas of Lawrence and Lee's "Inherit the Wind"--Initially rejected by eight Broadway producers - saved a major American play. Unjustly forgotten since her early death, this film presents Margo's story using archival materials, personal recollections, and dramatic recreations of her life
The Golden land by Ceredwen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents manifest destiny, the California gold rush, the war with Mexico, and the growth of San Francisco as depicted in the work of contemporary American artists and photographers
The romantic horizon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the legend of the American West was preserved in the work of contemporary artists and follows the career of one in particular, George Catlin, who offered an accurate yet romanticized view of the American Indian
Texas : the state of water by Texas Parks & Wildlife( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the endangered state of natural water resources in Texas, and the need to protect their quantity and quality
The creek runs red( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the area was declared a Superfund site in 1981, Picher's residents have been force to choose between preserving their image of the American dream and preserving their health. The Creek Runs Red carries us into the heart of a sharply divided community to reveal, with extraordinary intimacy and insight, an array of human reactions to an environmental disaster."--Container
The West of the imagination by William H Goetzmann( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the American West as America's national myth. From the myth of romantic Indians, larger-than-life heroes and villains, nature grander and fiercer then nature itself, of untold wealth and epic human endurance, the story sweeps from the path of Lewis and Clark to the westward surge in the mid-19th century and the opening of the West via the transcontinental railroad through to the saga of the working cowboy, movie cowboys, wild West show, and country singers to the West of today which remains the land of dreams and promise
For a deaf son( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a family's journey through a confusing maze of emotions, medical opinions, politics and the life-changing decisions that must be made when a deaf child is born to a hearing couple. Uses the first person diary, performance and traditional documentary techniques to explore the practical communication problems faced by hearing parents of deaf children
Images of glory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the American discovery of the Rocky mountains through large landscapes painted by 19th century artists such as Albert Bierstadt. Also examines how artists depicted the Indian wars and the subsequent effects of these visual essays
The Wild riders( Visual )

6 editions published between 1896 and 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the view of the American West as seen through the eyes of the well known artists - Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell - and how their works transformed the working cowboy into the most enduring hero-figure in American folklore. In their very different ways, both artists created a gallery of hereos that live on in the American imagination
Someone you know drinks too much ; Street drugs and medicine chests( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videocassette release of two episodes of the television series, Here's to your health. The first examines the problems of alcoholism and its impact on the alcoholic's health, self esteem, and family. The second shows recovering addicts trying to live chemical free lives, and contains information and facts on substance abuse
 
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Alternative Names
Dallas (Tex.) K.E.R.A. Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)

Dallas (Tex.) KERA Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)

K.E.R.A. Dallas/Ft. Worth (Television station)

KERA-TV (Television station) Dallas/Ft. Worth

KERA-TV (Television station : Dallas, Tex.)

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