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David Grubin Productions

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The secret life of the brain( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourth in a five-part series that presents recent research on the brain. This episode looks at the adult brain. Explores the critical interplay between reason and emotion and what happens when the balance between the two brain regions that handle them goes awry. Because of a stroke, Marvin Bateman has lost his ability to connect with other people and has difficulty making decisions. Another man, Johny Cortez, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has panic attacks. Writer and psychologist Lauren Slater has been plagued with life-long depression, but believes that abuse suffered as a child made the condition worse
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two and a half millennia ago, a new religion was born in India, generated from the ideas of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth, only that he was a human being who had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too. This documentary tells the story of his life, a journey especially relevant in our own times
LBJ by David Grubin( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,289 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
FDR by David Grubin( Visual )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member 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
Destination America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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
Truman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member 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
Napoleon : soldier, emperor, lover, statesman( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon is the first in-depth documentary portrait of one of the most famous, influential, and controversial figures ever
Nixon by Robert Ducharme( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member 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
The Jewish Americans by Andrew. ; Fabian, Rhonda. ; Baber, Jerry Schlessinger( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 350 year saga of immigrants who gradually wove themselves into the fabric of American life without abandoning their traditions
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is more to the story of Marie Antoinette than the simplistic tale of how a frivolous sovereign helped provoke the uprising that became the French Revolution. She was, in fact, a tender-hearted, complex woman, whose tragic awakening came too late to save her from the guillotine. Without losing sight of the dire inequities in 18th century France, this program paints a surprising portrait in which Marie Antoinette emerges as a sympathetic and, in the end, courageous figure
RFK by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member 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
Abraham and Mary Lincoln : a house divided( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A six part program which examines the Lincolns' family life and marriage, Abraham Lincoln's presidency, and the Civil War era
Healing and the mind by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member 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?
The power of the past with Bill Moyers : Florence( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member 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
Bill T. Jones : still/here( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at dancer/choreographer Bill T. Jones's highly acclaimed dance, "Still/Here". At workshops around the country, people facing life-threatening illnesses are asked to remember the highs and lows of their lives, and even imagine their own deaths. They then transform these feelings into expressive movement, which Jones incorporates into the dance "Still/Here". Jones demonstrates the movements of his life story--his first encounter with white people, confusion over his sexuality, his partner Arnie Zane's untimely death from AIDS, and Jones's own HIV status
Tesla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten--eclipsed by names such as Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. Audiences flocked to see him send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his body, dazzled by the spectacle of the inventor seemingly on fire. Even more read about his claims of receiving signals from outer space and his plans for using the earth's natural charge to distribute free electricity. Tesla the strange wizard and mad scientist overtook Tesla the brilliant engineer--the seer of the wireless world we all live in. Lost in the spectacular rise and fall was the real man, a consummate inventor and dedicated engineer. That his ideas ricocheted from tangible inventions to projections of a future with head-spinning possibilities only partly explained his downfall. Yet it was his technology that helped drive the electrical age in the 20th century, and his vision that imagined the wireless world of the 21st century. In Tesla, American Experience chronicles the life of a man whose ideas revolutionized his time, and ours"--Container
Degenerate art by David Grubin( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member 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. The film also 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
Language matters with Bob Holman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two hour documentary that asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language? It is filmed around the world: on a remote island off the coast of Australia, where 400 Aboriginal people speak ten different languages, all at risk; in Wales, where Welsh, once in danger, is today making a comeback; and in Hawaii, where a group of Hawaiian activists are fighting to save their native tongue
The mysterious human heart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the three programs that make up "The mysterious human heart focuses on a different aspect of what we though we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart. This material is presented thrgouth 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 throught 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 neccessity. 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 artieries, which can trigger devastaiting and sometimes fatal heart attacks
The trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are inextricably linked to America's most famous top-secret initiative - the Manhattan Project. This biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists
 
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