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Else, Jon 1944-

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Most widely held works by Jon Else
Eyes on the prize by Julian Bond( Visual )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today
The day after Trinity( Visual )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People who worked with J. Robert Oppenheimer discuss the man, his role in the development of the atomic bomb, his fall from grace during the McCarthy era and his desire to see nuclear proliferation controlled
Tupac : resurrection( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life and career of infamous rapper Tupac Shakur, told entirely in his own words
True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement by Jon Else( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January 1987, people across America were riveted by a startling new television series about the civil rights era. Moving beyond telegenic black leaders and white politicians, Eyes on the Prize introduced ordinary people--mostly African American, few well known--who risked it all to stand up and fight for their rights and for justice. Henry Hampton and his producers shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. They recovered the lost names and images--Selma and Montgomery, Emmett Till and Little Rock, pickets and fire hoses, ballot boxes and mass meetings. Jon Else was the series producer for Eyes on the Prize, and his compelling book captures the tumultuous creation process behind what became one of the most important TV shows in history. Like Hampton and other key staffers, Else was himself a veteran of the movement, and the book braids together tales from their own experiences as civil rights workers in the South in the 1960s as well as documentary makers in the 1980s. It's a story where many themes cross: the challenges to perfect a new telling of African American history, the complex mechanics of making documentaries, the rise of social justice films, and the politics of television and funding for a controversial topic. Else explains how Hampton was not afraid to show the movement's raw realities: conflicts between secular and religious leaders, the shift toward black power, electoral politics, rebellion, and self-defense. It is all on the screen, and the fight to get it all into the films seemed at times almost as ferocious as the history being depicted. True South honors how this eloquent, plainspoken series changed the way social history is told, taught, and remembered today; the way nonfiction film is made; and the way we think about the legacies of those eventful years."--Jacket
Cadillac desert( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadillac desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the vast transformation of the American West and many parts of the world
Fire wars( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova goes on the fire line with a team of elite Hotshots to fight one of the worst fire seasons ever in the American west
Sing faster : the stagehand's ring cycle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spirited and comical behind-the-scenes look at Richard Wagner's beloved Ring Cycle. This award-winning film takes audiences inside one of the most spectacular and ambitious operas in history - through the point of view of the stagehands
Inside Guantanamo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guantanamo Bay secured a place in history when detainees from America's War on Terror arrived in 2002. The controversies of Guantanamo embody the thorny issues of America's fight against an enemy that will declare no armistice, and an administration's battle to keep prisoners out of American courts. Events inside this highly classified camp have been a closely held government secret-until now. National Geographic exclusively captures day-to-day life in the most famous prison in the world
The day the universe changed by James Burke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops
Who are the DeBolts? : and where did they get 19 kids?( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Robert and Dorothy DeBolt's family of 19 children, five of their own plus hard-to-adopt children of various ethnic backgrounds and physical handicaps
Yosemite : the world's most spectacular valley by Reader's Digest( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the spectacular, primeval Yosemite of hundred years ago and looks at the contrast of Yosemite today
Wonders are many : the making of Doctor Atomic( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons with declassified footage of nuclear testing
The Golden honeymoon by Ring Lardner( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charley Tate (James Whitmore: two-time Academy Award Nominee, and Tony Award Winner) is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married over fifty years to his ever-patient wife Lucy (Teresa Wright - Academy Award winner), the two of them are on their Golden Honeymoon in Florida. Everything goes perfectly ... until Lucy meets her former fiancee who's also vacationing with his wife. Suddenly there's a comic competition between Charley and the old boyfriend for Lucy's attention. After fifty years, cantankerous Charley has to win his girl all over again!
A job at Ford's by PBS Video( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just before the advent of the Great Depression, Henry Ford controlled the most important company in the most important industry in the booming American economy. His offer of high wages in exchange for hard work attracted workers to Detroit, but it began to come apart when Ford hired a private police force to speed up production and spy on employees at the River Rouge plant. After the depression hit in 1929, these workers faced a new, grim reality as unemployment skyrocketed. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era
Booker by Stan Lathan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays Booker T. Washington's early life in the south during the closing days and aftermath of the Civil War, and shows the obstacles he overcomes to pursue his passion for learning
Hoover Dam by Margaret J Hendry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engineering problems were stupendous; the solutions ingenious. And as stated by President Herbert Hoover himself, it was ⁰́the greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand of man.⁰́₊ For two years, five thousand workers settled in the Nevada dessert to pour concrete day and night until the Hoover Dam was complete - remarkably under budget and ahead of schedule. As told in Hoover Dam, from the PBS American Experience collection, its electrical output helped build the ships and planes of WWII, and its water irrigated arid California valleys transforming desert into farmland to feed a nation. Most importantly, the film portrays how the tremendous feat of the Hoover Dam renewed the faith in American technology and ingenuity
The day after Trinity : J. Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II
An American Nile( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadillac Desert relates the story of the epic quest for water and the role it has played in the transformation of the American West. This second episode charts the dramatic transformation of the Colorado River from a wild desert waterway into the most controlled, litigated, regulated and over-allocated river in history. From the heroic construction of the Hoover Dam during the Great Depression to the bitter political and environmental battles over the potential damming of the Grand Canyon, this program illustrates how the Colorado became so impounded and diverted that by 1969 it no longer reached the ocean
The Great Matlock will case, Cresswell v. Jackson : tried before the Lord Chief Justice of England and a special jury of the City of London by order of the House of Lords by Robert Cresswell( )

1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case relates to the validity of certain alleged codicils to the will of a person named George Nuttall, who died at Matlock on the 7th of March, 1856
 
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Else, John

Else, Jon

Else, Jon H. 1944-

Else, Jonathan H. 1944-

Else, Jonathan Holden 1944-

Jon H. Else American documentary filmmaker

Jon H. Else Amerikaans filmregisseur

Jon H. Else réalisateur américain

Jon H. Else regista statunitense

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Tupac : resurrectionCadillac desertFire warsSing faster : the stagehand's ring cycleWho are the DeBolts? : and where did they get 19 kids?The Golden honeymoon