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David Grubin Productions

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Most widely held works by David Grubin Productions
The secret life of the brain( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member 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
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,435 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 )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,314 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 )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,241 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 )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,040 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,028 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
Nixon by David Grubin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Theodore Roosevelt. Explores the influence of Roosevelt's childhood, his rise to the U.S. Presidency, and the years after he left office
Napoleon by David Grubin( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and French and held by 867 WorldCat member 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 Jewish Americans by Andrew. ; Fabian, Rhonda. ; Baber, Jerry Schlessinger( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 846 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 786 WorldCat member 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
Abraham and Mary Lincoln : a house divided( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 737 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
RFK by Robert Dornhelm( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 720 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
Healing and the mind by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 682 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?
America 1900( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member 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
Bill T. Jones : still/here( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it like to live with a life-threatening illness? Can fear, anger, and joy be translated into movement? In this program, journalist Bill Moyers and filmmaker David Grubin give viewers a rare glimpse into 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 their feelings into expressive movement, which Jones incorporates into the dance performed later in the program. Jones demonstrates for Moyers the movements of his own 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. "My job," Jones tells Moyers, "is to evoke the spirit of survival."
Language matters with Bob Holman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce documentaire se penche sur les langues menacées de disparition. Quels moyens peut-on prendre pour les protéger? On y rencontre des aborigènes d'une île près des côtes australiennes, où près de 400 habitants parlent 10 langues différentes, toutes en danger. On rencontre aussi des habitants du Pays de Galles, où le Gallois effectue un retour en force après sa quasi disparition. Finalement, on se retrouve à Hawaii, où un groupe d'activistes luttent farouchement pour la survie de leur langue maternelle
Tesla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 459 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 )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 430 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
Rx : the quiet revolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description: In this inspiring 90-minute documentary, filmmaker David Grubin - the son of a general practitioner - takes his camera across America from Maine to Alaska to introduce us to a diverse group of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are transforming the way we receive our medical care: lowering costs by placing the patient at the center of their practice
The power of the past, with Bill Moyers-- Florence( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 342 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
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