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WHYY (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Works: 223 works in 336 publications in 2 languages and 5,625 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Educational films  Designs and plans  History  Television series  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
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Most widely held works by WHYY (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Cathedral by William R Cook( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of a Gothic cathedral. Begins with a tour of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bourges, Beauvais, Notre Dame de Paris, Laon, and the Royal Abbey Church of St. Denis. Discusses life in the medieval era and how churches were a center of life
Pyramid by David Macaulay( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the process of building an ancient Egyptian pyramid and visit various historic sites and rare artifacts, including the mummy of Ramses II
Jasper Johns : ideas in paint by Jasper Johns( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the life, work, and inspiration of artist Jasper Johns, whose rich images of maps, flags, and targets led the artistic community away from Abstract Expressionism towards Pop Art and Minimalism. Includes conversations with the painter and comments from various colleagues including John Cage and Merce Cunningham, and a trip to the 1988 Venice Biennale
Dinosaurs! by Society for Visual Education( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 4 part series explains where dinosaurs came from, how they looked, moved, where they lived, and what may have caused their extinction
The Barnes collection by Glenn Holsten( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Dr. Albert Barnes on his remarkable rise from a working-class Philadelphia neighborhood to the top of the modern art world. This unique tale follows Dr. Barnes as he travels the world, collecting works of art by some of history's most famous artists. The film digs deep into the intricacies of each painting, offering a rare look at the priceless collection and at the new Philadelphia museum that now houses it
Roman city by David Macaulay( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a combination of documentary footage and animated story sequences, Roman City examines how cities helped maintain the Roman Empire. This program explores the role of the built environment in meeting and shaping people's needs. In the live-action segments, Macaulay visits many sites throughout the former Roman Empire including the Colosseum in Rome, the Pont du Gard in France, and the ruins of Pompeii and explains how various structures were built and how they were used. The animated segments tell the story of the construction of a fictional Roman city in the newly conquered territory of Gaul, visualizing both the ingenuity of Roman technology and the resistance of the local inhabitants
El Salvador : portraits in a revolution by Betsy Morgan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the unprecedented decision by Salvadoran refugees, after nine years in Honduras, to return home as communities while war was still raging in El Salvador. "Against the backdrop of the 12-year civil war, we meet individual refugees and hear their stories of the Repatriation movement they created. We learn about Father Segundo Montes, one of the Jesuits murdered by the military, who inspired the refugees to rebuild their country"--Container
Flesh on the bones( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the scientific dispute over whether dinosaurs were warm blooded or cold blooded and shows methods used to examine movement and speed
The death of the dinosaur( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the various theories of why the dinosaurs became extinct
The Supreme Court's holy battles( Visual )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the controversy surrounding the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Reconstructs the period in which the amendment was written and explores more recent cases and controversies involving the religious clause of the First Amendment
The nature of the beast( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines new discoveries about the early primitive dinosaurs and the adaptations that led to their later success. Also discusses clues to dinosaur behavior, including feeding, rearing of young, migration and social structure
The monsters emerge( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the major events leading to the discovery of dinosaur fossils, and profiles the pioneers of dinosaur research, including British paleontologist Richard Owen and American rivals, Othneil Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope
Pennsylvania Ballet at 50( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three ballets performed by Pennsylvania Ballet in 2013 to commemorate the company's fiftieth anniversary. Includes rehearsal footage for each performance and interviews with artistic director Roy Kaiser, co-founder Barbara Weisberger, and choreographer Margo Sappington
A Portrait of Elie Wiesel : in the shadow of flames by PBS Video( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel illustrated with artwork and photographs in which he remembers his childhood and comments on his life as a writer and philosopher
Gregorian chant : Songs of the spirit( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Latin and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of the Missa de Beata María Virgine, arr. by Ismael Fernández de la Cuesta
Hometime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of all aspects of contracting the construction of a home, including legal issues, financial issues, and using subcontractors. Demonstrates the construction of a single home in the woods. Topics covered in program include: excavation; the shell; mechanicals; construction coordination; veneer plaster; kitchen and baths; interior and exterior finishes; wrapping up
Electrical by Do It Yourself( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step video instruction explaining basic residential wiring techniques. Shows installation of simple and 3-way switches, switched receptacles, GFI receptacles, and various kitchen appliances
Thomas Eakins : scenes from modern life by Thomas Eakins( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the eminent 19th century American painter and photographer. Details Eakins' scientific approach to making art and shows his ground-breaking work in photography
Preventive home maintenance by Matt Dolph( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step video instruction on creating a regular maintenance program for your home
Plumbing by Victoria( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step video instruction on how to layout and install drain, waste, vent and water supply lines, and installation of bathroom and kitchen fixtures
 
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Cathedral
Alternative Names
Philadelphia (Pa.). W.H.Y.Y. (Television station)

Philadelphia (Pa.). WHYY (Television station)

Philadelphia. Television Station WHYY

W.H.Y.Y. (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.)

Languages
English (76)

Latin (3)

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PyramidJasper Johns : ideas in paintGregorian chant : Songs of the spiritThomas Eakins : scenes from modern life