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Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)

Overview
Works: 8,280 works in 10,034 publications in 1 language and 426,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biography  Documentary television programs  Local history  Fiction  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Television plays, American 
Roles: brd, prn, fds, Producer, Production personnel, Distributor, Assignee, pmn
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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The national parks America's best idea( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,261 WorldCat member 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
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,822 WorldCat member 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
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1922. Six months after Matthew's tragic death, his loss is still felt throughout Downton Abbey. Mary struggles to face a new future with her fatherless child, and is encouraged by the family to pick up the pieces. Accepting a new role on the estate, the now-eligible Mary also finds herself the reluctant object of attention from a number of eager suitors. With the twenties in full swing and the tides of change sweeping through Downton, Rose's continued attraction to the bright lights of London spells trouble for the Crawleys, and Edith's budding relationship with Michael Gregson is threatened by events beyond her control. Meanwhile, below stairs, passions run high and young hearts look set to be broken
We shall remain America through native eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member 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
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Season Five begins in 1924, the radio is the latest miracle, a new Labour government heralds changes through the land, and Downton's traditional ways are besieged on all fronts. Robert, Mary, and Branson must navigate these shifting sands together to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before, he can't help but question his place in the world. Mary is finally coming to accept that she would like to marry again, but will she ever be able to find the same happiness that she had with Matthew? And with no news of her beloved Gregson, Edith suffers under the burden of her terrible secret. Downstairs, all of the servants must consider what effect social changes may have on their working lives. No one, Mr. Carson to Daisy, will be left unaffected. The Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably intertwined as they rise to meet the new challenges of the day
In search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-part series explores the life of the world's greatest and most famous writer. Mixing travel, adventure, interviews, documentary, and live action sequences with the Royal Shakespeare Company, it presents a biography of one Elizabethan: his life, family and friendships, triumphs and disasters, loves and his losses. Viewers see how Shakespeare's life and work were shaped by his times, how he created some of the greatest literature in the world, and why he is still loved. These films reveal how Shakespeare sums up English history--and the English character too--more than any other person. Decent, humane, open minded, tolerant, witty, bawdy, sexy, diffident, guarded, skeptical, wary of any political system, identifying himself with the "Other" in his great portrayals of black people, women, the poor, Jews-- even evil people--Shakespeare is an artist born out of turbulent times. But as his old friend, Ben Jonson said, "He was not of an age, but for all time."
Our town( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a little play with all the big subjects in it, wrote Thornton Wilder in a 1937 letter to Gertrude Stein about what has become his most renowned and frequently performed work. Set at the turn of the 20th century, Our Town reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover's Corners, U.S.A. The play's themes of love and marriage, the transitory nature of existence, and the perspective gained when all is inevitably lost to death have helped give the drama universal appeal. Stage Manager, Paul Newman received both Tony and Emmy award nominations for his performance in this Westport Country Playhouse production
The Roosevelts : an intimate history( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
Sherlock( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question on everyone's lips is finally answered as the hugely popular Sherlock returns in three brand new action-packed adventures. With the demise of Moriarty, Sherlock finds himself locked in another mind battle with the powerful Charles Augustus Magnussen, who is holding the secrets of the world at his fingertips. Once again the game is on for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson!
The life of birds by David Attenborough( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalist David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, in order to reveal their patterns of behavior
The Buddha the story of Siddhartha( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member 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 Central Park five( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central Park five, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice
The Greeks crucible of civilization( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views rise and fall of ancient Greece through the eyes of prominent figures of the timess, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates
Growing up online by Rachel Dretzin Goodman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member 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
Journey of man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member 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
No direction home Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of an artist as a young man, and of the times he lived in. Roughly chronological, using archival footage intercut with recent interviews, a story takes shape of Bob Dylan's coming of age from 1961 to 1966 as a singer, songwriter, performer, and star. He takes from others: singing styles, chord changes, and rare records. He keeps moving: on stage, around New York City and on tour, from Suze Rotolo to Joan Baez and on, from songs of topical witness to songs of raucous independence, from folk to rock. He drops the past. He refuses, usually with humour and charm, to be simplified, classified, categorized, or finalized: always becoming, we see a shapeshifter on a journey with no direction home
Eyes on the prize( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today
Art:21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings
 
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Alternative Names
P.B.S.

PBS

PBS public television network in the United States

PBS TV

Public Broadcasting Service

Public Broadcasting System

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미국 공영 방송망

公共放送サービス

公共电视网

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