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Most widely held works about Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Most widely held works by Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,853 libraries worldwide
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction.
Islam, empire of faith ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.
We shall remain America through native eyes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,352 libraries worldwide
When Europeans arrived in North America, they encountered the Native people. Contrary to stereotype, American Indians were not simply ferocious warriors or peaceable lovers of the land. They were, like all people, an amalgam: charismatic and forward thinking, imaginative and courageous, compassionate and resolute, and, at times, arrogant, vengeful, and reckless. Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture using all avenues available, including military, legal, and political action, diplomacy, and supplication of the spiritual realm. From the Wampanoags of New England in the 1600s who used their alliance with the English to weaken rival tribes, to the bold new leaders of the 1970s who harnessed the momentum of the civil rights movement to forge a pan-Indian identity. Spanning almost four hundred years, these documentaries tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective, presenting Native history as an integral part of the American story.
In search of Shakespeare ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,199 libraries worldwide
An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world.
Our town ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
Stage production of Wilder's play; a study of life, love, and death in a New England town at the turn of the 20th century.
The Greeks crucible of civilization ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,085 libraries worldwide
The story of ancient Greece's Golden Age is told through the lives of its prominent figures, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates.
The Magic school bus holiday special ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
It's the last day of school before the winter holidays and the kids take a trip to Murph's recycling plant. The kids learn how recycling helps the earth in "Holiday special" ; in "All dried up" Phoebe goes on a crusade to save the animals and plants of the desert - and discovers how well they take care of themselves ; in "In the rainforest" kids goes to the rainforest on Earth Day to discover how cocoa pods, mud puddles and bugs all play a part in the wondrous web of life!
Growing up online ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
FRONTLINE examines the very public private worlds that kids are creating online, raising important questions about how the Internet is transforming childhood. Not so long ago, the digital world was the province of adults, business, and the world of work. Today, there is a very definite teen cyberculture, developed by kids who are growing up online. This digital world provides a private space, where kids communicate with their friends, do schoolwork, and also face the dangers posed by predators and cyberbullies. The Internet is forging a society with fundamentally different properties, leaving parents grapple with the question of how to manage kids interactions with a world where the partition between public and private has effectively disappeared.
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth with Bill Moyers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,033 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell discuss the themes and roots of human myth which is seen as man's attempt to relate himself to the universe. Starting with various topics Campbell shows both how man creates his universe and is controlled by the myth he has created.
Journey of man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the "global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists.
Walking the Bible with Bruce Feiler ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. Begins in the holy city of Jerusalem and travels to a possible site of the garden of Eden on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates in Turkey. Climbs Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's ark and explores the sulfurous land by the Dead Sea, with its salt pillars called "Lot's wife." Visits the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings.
Wonders of the African world ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 974 libraries worldwide
This documentary presents Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on a journey from Zanzibar to Timbuktu, the Nile River Valley to Great Zimbabwe, the slave coast of Guinea to the medieval monasteries of Ethiopia in search of the lost wonders of the African world.
Martin Luther ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Martin Luther nailed his treatise to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral and forever changed the Christian world. This previously obscure German monk unleashed forces that would plunge Europe into war and chaos. He offered the Christian world a new vision of man's relationship with God and, in turn, redefined man's relationship with authority in general, bringing the collapse of the medieval world and the birth of the modern age.
Touching the void ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 933 libraries worldwide
In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend.
Through deaf eyes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences.
The Roman Empire in the first century ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the emperors, slaves, poets, and peasants who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen, and shaped the Roman Empire in the first century.
America beyond the color line ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
Gates travels to the east coast, the deep South, inner city Chicago, and Hollywood to investigate modern black America and interview influential Americans including Colin Powell, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou, Willie Herenton and others.
Peter and Paul and the Christian revolution ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Early Christianity faced powerful obstacles. The might of the Roman Empire and the power-politics of ancient Jerusalem laid a heavy burden on those who believed Jesus was "the Messiah." But this new faith would not die. In a brief span of time, the fledgling religion would transcend its origins in the provinces of Rome and absorb the capital of the empire itself. With the words of Paul and other ancient writers, interviews with contemporary scholars and dramatic reenactments, Peter and Paul and the Christian Revolution explores how two men weathered crippling disagreements and political persecution to lead one of history's most astonishing religious movements.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln a house divided ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
A six part program which examines the Lincolns' family life and marriage, Abraham Lincoln's presidency, and the Civil War era.
Skinwalkers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
The Navajo Tribal Police investigate the murder of a medicine man. At the crime scene is a partially completed pictograph. One clue sends a chill through a young officer: the arrow used in the killing has a tip of human bone, a sign that a Navajo spirit - a "skinwalker"--Is at work.
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