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WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Television Laboratory

Overview
Works: 99 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 3,372 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Bibliography 
Classifications: F319.V4, 289.8
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Publications about WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Publications about WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.).
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Most widely held works by WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.).
Vernon, Florida ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fire up the pickup and head down to this bizarre backwater town with Errol Morris, as he presents a pastiche of fascinating interviews with the weird and wonderful people of Vernon, Florida
The Shakers hands to work, hearts to God by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historical documentary on an American religious sect which, at its height in 1840, included six thousand believers in 19 communities. Touches first on the Shakers' superficial identity as celibate chairmakers, then pursues their historical and social significance through the use of archival photos, paintings, live shots of landscapes and architecture, and on-camera interviews
The times of Harvey Milk by Robert P Epstein ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary examines the political life of the self-proclaimed "Mayor Of Castro Street," N.Y. stockbroker turned San Francisco activist Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician elected to public office in California. Milk was elected to a City Supervisor position in the '70s, when a successful gay politician was an anomaly, but Milk made the most of his brief time in power. When Dan White killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone, the loss experienced by Milk's supporters was profound. White robbed the gay-rights movement of a charismatic leader and eloquent voice, but he accidentally gave it something a smart political operative like Milk would surely have appreciated the power and value of: a bona fide martyr
America and Lewis Hine by Nina Rosenblum ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the life of America's pioneer social photographer, Lewis Hine, who recorded the waves of immigration around the turn of the century. Using historical photographs and footage, follows the development of industrial America during the first three decades of the 20th century, from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to the mines, mills, and factories across America
Hungry for profit ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary showing how agribusiness has created large, mechanized plantations out of small, peasant farms which grow profitable export crops despite local food needs. Tells how this situation actually increases the amount of hunger for some of the Third World
Hatsu Yume First dream by Bill Viola ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Japanese consider the first dream (hatsu yume) of the new year, to be especially portentous. Bill Viola is a video artist concerned with the mystical aspects of physics and optical transformations. Here he plays with perspective and time, making connections between the flow of light and the flow of water. He shows us the cycle of a day that begins in light and ends in light illuminating the darkness, a cycle that metaphorically symbolizes the cycle of time and creation. "A spiritual allegory equating light and dark with life and death. It was produced in Japan while Viola was artist-in-residence at the Sony Corporation. There are two interwovern themes: the dark water world of fish and Buddhist rituals invoking the souls of dead ancestors. It is a work of extravagant pictorial beauty, at once ominous, majestic, spiritual and mystical."--Contemporary Arts Media
The police tapes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A stunning combination of on-the-spot observation and perceptive social commentary, this film chronicles the activities of the officers in a police precinct in what statistically was America's highest crime area in 1976-the South Bronx in New York City. The neighborhood was in the process of self-destructing, and was a prime breeding ground for crime as social structures dissolved in crisis. Filmed with available light on a minimum budget, it allows viewers a maximum understanding of the dilemmas affecting police officers and residents alike during a particularly tumultuous period in the nation's recent history
Bill Viola by Bill Viola ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of video art represents Bill Viola's four most acclaimed videotapes
Martha Clarke light & dark : a dancer's journal by Joyce Chopra ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the process of producing art through dance by portraying artist Martha Clarke as she creates an evening of original theatrical dance
Making television dance by Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the relationship between the complex technology of television and the realm of dance. Highlights a new work entitled Country dances, featuring Twyla Tharp, Tom Rawe, Jennifer Way, Shelley Washington, and Christine Uchida. In this work, which was choreographed especially for television, the camera is treated as a collaborative partner rather than as a simple observer. Also shows Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov rehearsing a work entitled Once more Frank
Becoming American the odyssey of a refugee family ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a Southeast Asian Hmong family during a nine-month period as they travel from a refugee camp in Thailand to Seattle. Records their months of intense culture shock, prejudice, and gradual adaptation to their new American home
Global groove by Nam June Paik ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paik's classic 1973 video collage of live action and various types of video art with the theme of music as a non-verbal communication medium
No maps on my taps by George T Nierenberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Veteran jazz tap dancing stars, including Bunny Briggs, Chuck Green, and Sandman Sims, reminisce about their art and careers in documenting another disappearing art cultured in Black America. Includes scenes of street corner challenge dancing and stills from the 1930's of legendary figures from tap dancing's heyday
Pesticides and pills for export only ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the fact that large chemical and pharmaceutical companies sell to underdeveloped countries pesticides and pills banned from use in the United States and Europe
The lathe of heaven ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Portland, Oregon, in the near future, The Lathe of Heaven stars Bruce Davison as George Orr, who has a dream problem. His dreams not only come true, but they change reality back to the Stone Age
For export only pesticides ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deals with pesticides produced but banned or severely restricted in western nations, which are sold to Third World countries. Discusses the often deadly side-effects on both humans and the ecology. Uses manufactures of Mobil, Shell, Dow, and other American, French, West German, and British companies as examples
The early years, 1600-1930 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looks at Harlem's early days, first as a native American fishing village, then as a Dutch farming community and an English colony. Traces the community's growth as a wealthy New York City suburb and finally as a burgeoning black neighborhood. Uses rare film footage, still photographs, and interviews to discuss the 369th Infantry's return home after World War I, the nationalist Marcus Garvey movement, and the Harlem renaissance of the 1920's
The Depression years, 1930-1940 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores Harlem's ethnic heritages, looking at the area's development against the background of the Depression. Uses rare film footage, still photographs, and interviews to examine the effect of the Work Progress Administration movement, the numbers' game ritual, and the heroic reputation of such figures as boxer Joe Louis
The last Pullman car ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the closing of the Pullman-Standard Passenger Car Works in Chicago, the last factory in America to manufacture subway and railroad passenger cars, and the long fight by the United Steel Workers Local 1834 of Chicago to try to prevent that closing. Incidental to that struggle the film surveys the history of industrial unionization in America, particularly the history of the United Steelworkers of America. Also covered are the rise of multi-national conglomerates and the phenomena of corporate take overs and mergers
Toward a new day 1965-1980 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charts Harlem's decline, rebirth, and attempts at redevelopment; the influence and stability of its churches; and some predictions for the future from its famous as well as its obscure citizens
 
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