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Public Affairs Television (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,479 works in 4,132 publications in 1 language and 157,864 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  History  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, Copyright holder
Classifications: PN1997, 201.3
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Most widely held works by Public Affairs Television (Firm)
On our own terms : Moyers on dying( Visual )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[2] A Different Kind of Care: Presents important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions such as New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These advances are bringing peace to those who fear that they will be a burden to loved ones, will suffer needlessly, or will be abandoned in their hour of greatest need
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth by Joseph Campbell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a discussion about his life's work, the nation was captivated. The series brought Campbell's theories into popular culture and led to a bestselling companion book. Includes six episodes
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member 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
Buying the war( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bush administration marketed and sold the war in Iraq to the American people. How and why did the press buy it, and what does that say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda? In this program, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, award-winning producer Kathleen Hughes, and their investigative team piece together the reporting and political spin that shaped the public mind prior to, during, and following the 2003 invasion. Exposing the disappearance of a watchdog mentality in mainstream newspaper and TV journalism, the documentary also highlights the work of intrepid Knight Ridder reporters who dug beneath the surface of administration claims, only to be drowned out by the drums of war. Further insight comes from journalists Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS evening news; Tim Russert of NBC's Meet the press; Bob Simon of 60 minutes; and Walter Isaacson, former chairman of CNN"--Container
Free speech for sale : a Bill Moyers special( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the effect money has on free speech and political debate. In our society large corporations are increasingly able to drown out opposition buy buying large amounts of air time, while their opponents are silenced by their lack of money. The program also investigates the consequences for our democracy as media outlets are increasingly coming under control of only a few corporations
Healing and the mind( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 614 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?
A Time to change by Judith C Blackwell( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether they want to or not, four out of five Americans will likely die in hospitals or nursing homes, and the care they get will depend on both who is providing it and who is footing the bill. In this program, veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers introduces crusading medical professionals-including staff members of the Balm of Gilead Project in Birmingham, Alabama-who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing America's overburdened health system
A Different kind of care( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of life, what many Americans want is physical and spiritual comfort in a home setting. In this program, veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers presents the important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions such as New York's Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These advances are bringing peace to those who fear that they will be a burden to loved ones, will suffer needlessly, or will be abandoned in their hour of greatest need
A Death of one's own( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More and more Americans are looking for opportunities to exert some measure of control over where and how they die. In this program, Bill Moyers unravels the complexities underlying the many choices at the end of life, including the bitter debate over physician-assisted suicide. Three patients, their families and their doctors discuss some of the hardest decisions, including how to pay for care, what constitutes humane treatment, and how to balance dying and dignity. In the end, do these patients die the way they wanted? Yes ... and no."
The Mythology of Star Wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers by George Lucas( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle between heroes and villains and the influence of a higher force are the essence of mythology and resonate within all cultures, providing storytellers with a natural framework for spinning tales. In this program, George Lucas discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his own life, and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell. Using extensive film clips from the Star Wars saga, the discussion explores how the continuing battle between the forces of light and darkness is best waged when we believe in a force greater than ourselves. Lucas says that Star Wars is ultimately about a quest for personal transformation and that key to this journey is a deep faith and an appreciation for friendship, honor, and trust
A Gathering of men by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews Robert Bly about the confusion men feel today about their roles in society and in their inner lives. Alternates between this interview and a workshop in which Robert Bly leads a group of 100 men into a deeper understanding of their own grief
Chinua Achebe by Chinua Achebe( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinua Achebe is president of the town council in his village in Nigeria, a role that brings him more headaches than honors. He's also a storyteller who hears the music of history, weaves the fabric of memory, and sometimes offends the Emperor as well. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, took the world by storm. Achebe disagrees with the notion that literature should be divorced from the politics and economics of its society. In fact, he states, "It is the storyteller.that makes us what we are, that creates history. In his storytelling role, Achebe serves as the collective memory of his society, chronicling the rough transition of African nations such as Nigeria from colonialism to democracy. In this program with Bill Moyers, Chinua Achebe, a man caught between two worlds, discusses his observations and criticisms of both African and Western politics and culture
Living with dying by Katherine Murray( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, which sooner or later comes to all, is treated as a strangely taboo subject in America. In this program, veteran PBS journalist Bill Moyers describes the search for new ways of thinking-and talking-about dying. Forgoing the usual reluctance that most Americans show toward speaking about death, patients and medical professionals alike come forward to examine the end of life with honesty, courage, and even humor, demonstrating that dying can be an incredibly rich experience for both the terminally ill and their loved ones
Bill T. Jones : still/here( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 562 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
Bill Moyers reports : earth on edge( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, this Bill Moyers program assesses the state of the environment. Combining interviews with leading scientists and reports from Mongolia, British Columbia, Brazil, South Africa, and the state of Kansas, Moyers and his team of award-winning producers explore the impact that human activities have had on the planet while posing an urgent question: What is happening to Earth's capacity to support nature and civilization? Computer graphics enhance this gripping documentary
Joseph Campbell and the power of myth : with Bill Moyers by Joseph Campbell( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1988 PBS series in which mythologist and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers to explore what enduring myths can tell us about our lives. In each of six episodes Moyers and Campbell focus on a character or theme found in cultural and religious mythologies
Consuming images by Gail Pellett( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at a society inundated with visual images. From billboards to bus stops, from rock videos to newsstands, mass-produced images have become the very air we breathe. What is this cultural atmosphere saying to us and about us? Why should we care? Ever since the pioneers of public relations and advertising spoke about the "engineering of consent," social critics have analyzed its effects. For some, it reveals pure manipulation-the appropriation of language and meaning, the trivializing of life and thought. For others, it is the dawning of a new era-the printed word is dead and art and commerce are now joined in ever more sophisticated ways
Facing the truth with Bill Moyers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The years 1960 through 1994 were a time of terror in South Africa. With the destruction of the yoke of apartheid in 1994, South Africa has had to come to terms with its oppressive past: recrimination and punishment, or forgiveness? This compelling program describes the efforts of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate human rights violations, to heal the country, and to help South Africa in its process of reinvention. Prize-winning journalist Bill Moyers and producer-director Gail Pellett speak with apartheid victims to hear their stories firsthand. Additional interviews with Nobel laureate and TRC architect Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former officers of state security, counterterrorists, and journalists--combined with footage of some of the most dramatic confrontations that occurred during the TRC hearings--round out this powerful documentary. As the U.S. wrestles with its own heritage of discrimination and injustice, the TRC's process offers insights into how America might improve its own future through reconciliation and forgiveness."--Distributor's website
The Stories of Maxine Hong Kingston by Maxine Hong Kingston( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Maxine Hong Kingston was growing up in California, she listened to her parents' stories and memories of their native China. In her highly acclaimed memoirs, The Woman Warrior and China Men, she linked those tales of tradition to the story of her own American experience, blending childhood memory, meditation, and magic. They are the most widely taught books by a living American author on college campuses today. In this program with Bill Moyers, Kingston discusses new images of America as a "melting pot" where the dutiful notions of the Puritans blend with the Chinese Monkey Spirit to produce a new American consciousness
The 11th of September : Moyers in conversation( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just hours after the attacks on America Bill Moyers began a unique dialogue with an unparalleled and diverse group of guests. Instead of dwelling on the horrific images of the tragedy, these poised and clear voices provided perspective and soothed a wounded, yet resilient, nation, creating a video that presents both a snapshot of our reactions on 9/11, and a testament to human spirit
 
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Joseph Campbell and the power of myth Joseph Campbell and the power of myth Joseph Campbell and the power of myth : with Bill Moyers
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