Most widely held works about PBS Video
Most widely held works by PBS Video
Is Wal-Mart good for America ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S.
Eyes on the prize ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
Pyramid ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Uses the Grand Pyramid of Giza to chronicle the step-by-step process of building a pyramid. Combines location footage with animation to tell the entire story.
Castle ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 1,229 libraries worldwide
Presents an animated tale about a fictional thirteenth-century fortress and town built by King Edward I to subdue the rebellious Welsh. Includes live-action sequences in which David Macaulay explains the history, architecture, and real castles that inspired the fictional castle.
A class divided ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled "The eye of the storm". Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students. Includes scenes of her lesson being used in a prison setting.
How difficult can this be? understanding learning disabilities : frustration, anxiety, tension, the F.A.T. city workshop ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
A group experiences life the way a learning disabled student does and learns methods of teaching and helping such students.
Frontier House ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
Three modern families were chosen to learn to survive as if the year is 1883. Using the tools and technology of that time they must make difficult choices and cope with the consequences in the Montana wilderness.
Roman city ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Shows how the Romans planned and constructed their cities for the people who lived within them and used these cities to link their vast empire into a commercial and political unit. Live-action segments visit historical sites and reveal how these structures were built and used. Animated segments tell the story of the construction and conflicts of a fictional Roman city in the newly conquered territory of Gaul.
Geronimo and the Apache resistance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Using archival photos and interviews with descendants of the Chiricahua Apaches, the program highlights the clash between Indian and white cultures and portrays the effects on an Indian society faced with the loss of its land and traditions.
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
Frederick Douglass when the lion wrote history ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
Based upon his writings and speeches, this is the story of Frederick Douglass, an elegant orator and provocative abolitionist.
Cathedral ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Takes viewers back to the 12th century in order to understand why and how the great cathedrals of Europe were built. Alternates between modern footage and animation.
One woman, one vote ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Documents the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. It illuminates the alliances, infighting, betrayals and defeats that paved the way for victory in the battle for women's right to vote. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide the viewer with both current and historical perspectives.
Ghosts of Rwanda ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Through interviews with key government officials, diplomats, soldiers, and survivors, this documentary examines the state-sponsored genocide in Rwanda in 1994. Explores the reasons why the international community and the United States did not intervene as Hutu extremists killed some 800,000 Tutsis.
Inside the teenage brain ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
"It's the mystery of mysteries - especially to parents. Now the experts are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do and how the new discoveries can change the way we teach, or perhaps even understand, our teenagers"--Container.
The orphan trains ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
An examination of the results of the work of the Children's Aid Society in New York. From from 1853 to 1929, the Society sent over 100,000 homeless and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America.
Against the odds the artists of the Harlem Renaissance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
Documentary telling of the struggle of Black visual artists in the 1920's and 1930's to show and sell their work. It describes the influence of the Harmon Foundation in creating an artistic home where Black visual artists flourished and developed a wide range of talent. Also included were items in the show curated by the Newark Museum to celebrate the work of the Foundation.
Africans in America America's journey through slavery ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Considers the contradictions that lay at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War.
Influenza 1918 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 689 libraries worldwide
In September 1918, soldiers stationed near Boston suddenly began to die. Doctors found the victims' lungs filled with a strange blue fluid. They identified the cause as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen, and medical science proved powerless against it. In desperation, people turned to folk remedies, while frantic officials closed all public places and everyone was required to wear masks. But the virus was unstoppable, relentless, devastatingly lethal. By the time the epidemic ran its course, over 600,000 people were dead, more than all U.S. combat deaths of the 20th century.
Beyond F.A.T. city a look back, a look ahead ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Offers practical strategies and inspirational advice for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities who constantly struggle with Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension (F.A.T.).
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