David Grubin Productions
Most widely held works by David Grubin Productions
The secret life of the brain ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,689 libraries worldwide
This series explores the startling new map of the brain that has emerged from the past decade of neuroscience and shares a revelatory view of this most complicated organ, which now contradicts much of what we previously believed. Narrated by actress Blair Brown, the series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary and cutting-edge animation. Viewers will not only learn startling new truths about the brain, they will voyage inside it.
LBJ ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
Covers the span of Lyndon B. Johnson's political life from his early political career through his years of the presidency.
FDR ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Learn the story of one of America's most beloved Presidents. Includes rare archival footage and home movies as well as fascinating interviews with family members, friends, biographers, and eyewitnesses to the Roosevelt saga.
Truman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
The story of the unlikely rise of a gritty American original, Harry Truman. He was a farmer, a bankrupt businessman, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held America's highest office, Harry Truman was the least prepared, but he would prove to be a surprise. Facing some of the biggest crises of the century, Truman would end the war with Germany, use the atomic bomb against Japan, confront an expanding Soviet Union and wage war in Korea-all while the woman he adored, his wife Bess, refused to stay in the White House and play the role of First Lady.
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism.
Destination America ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Destination America looks at the driving forces that have compelled individuals to immigrate to America and, in particular, the immigration of women who have come to this country in search of opportunity and basic human rights denied them in their homelands.
America 1900 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
The American Experience looks back at the pivotal year 1900. Following a range of characters, from famous public figures to ordinary citizens, this program chronicles a year in the life of the nation by examining the forces of change that would ultimately shape the coming century.
The Jewish Americans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the 350 year saga of immigrants who gradually wove themselves into the fabric of American life without abandoning their traditions.
Healing and the mind ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Ancient medical science told us our minds and bodies are one. So did philosophers of old. Now modern science and new research are helping us to understand these connections. Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists, and patients--people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health. He discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our body? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?
RFK ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
This probing and perceptive biography reassesses the remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert Francis Kennedy. A man who would almost certainly have been president if his violent assassination hadn't intervened. Features extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists. Profiles the pivotal roles RFK played in the many major events of the 1960's - the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, and the war in Vietnam.
Marie Antoinette ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
The story of a callous monarch, swept to her death in the torrent of the French Revolution. It is also the tale of a fragile young woman struggling to find herself during one of the most turbulent moments in human history.
Napoleon ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Framed by the grand sweep of history, woven from intimate accounts of and by the man himself, this program is a tale as grand as any novel, a story of passion, vaunting ambition, and pride ending in exile and loss.
The power of the past, with Bill Moyers-- Florence ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
Guided by experts, art historians, and Florentine citizens, Bill Moyers tours Florence's rich Renaissance legacy, exploring the roots of the common artistic, architectural, and human heritage of modern Western civilization.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln a house divided ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
A six part program which examines the Lincolns' family life and marriage, Abraham Lincoln's presidency, and the Civil War era.
Degenerate art ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
Describes Nazi attacks on the avant garde and their desecration of modernist art culminating in the 1937 exhibition of "Entartete Kunst" (degenerate art) in Munich. Describes the opening of the Haus der Kunst and the Nazi approved art it exhibited. Produced in conjunction with the 1991 Los Angeles County Museum reconstruction of the "Degenerate Art" exhibition, which assembled more than 150 surviving masterworks from the original show and gathered photographic documentation, motion-picture footage and the recollections of witnesses of the time.
American experience. TR ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Documentary about Theodore Roosevelt. Explores the influence of Rossevelt's childhood, his rise to the U.S. Presidency, and the years after he left office.
Napoleon soldier, emperor, lover, statesman ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
"For nearly two decades he strode the world stage like a colossus--loved and despised, venerated and feared. From his birth on the rugged island of Corsica to his final exile on the godforsaken island of St. Helena, 'Napoleon' brings this extraordinary figure to life."
Chicago 1968 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Explores the atmosphere surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Insight into factors contributing to events is provided through interviews with writers, politicians, anti-war activists and historians.
The mysterious human heart ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Each of the three programs that make up "The mysterious human heart" focuses on a different aspect of what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart. This material is presented through the real-life dramas of people who suddenly learn that a normal, functioning heart is not something that can be taken for granted. In episode 1 we examine the heart as a muscle - pumping more than 100,000 times a day, pushing approximately five quarts of blood on an endless path delivering oxygen to every cell in the human body. This hour tells the story of the normal heart through the histories of three people with end-stage heart failure, where a pump may be a temporary remedy, but in the long term, a transplant is often a necessity. In episode 2, a look at the physiological electrical mechanism that keep a heart beating regularly and efficiently and what happens when this most essential rhythm of life goes awry. In episode 3, the focus is on atherosclerosis, the silent blockage of the coronary arteries, which can trigger devastating and sometimes fatal heart attacks.
TR ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
A deft politician and skillful diplomat, TR's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. Through archival footage and interviews with historians, this is an engaging portrait of the private man and the president who created the modern American presidency.
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