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Roberts, Sam 1947-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 7,005 library holdings
Genres: Census data  Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Interviews  Biography  Television programs  Miscellanea  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Narrator
Classifications: HA201, B
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Most widely held works about Sam Roberts
 
Most widely held works by Sam Roberts
Who we are : a portrait of America based on the latest U.S. census by Sam Roberts( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who We Are mines the 1990 census's rich lode of statistics to chart seismic changes in every aspect of American life. Immigration has tuned the United States into what's been hailed as the first universal nation where people are more important than place and where the burrito has become as ubiquitous as the bagel. As they age, baby boomers are fundamentally altering the demand for health care and other services
Who we are now : the changing face of America in the 21st century by Sam Roberts( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America is in the midst of a fundamental transformation. The nation's complexion changed significantly over the twentieth century, creating more varied and intermingled identities, and with the baby boomers nearing retirement and their children entering college, the graying of America has been balanced, precariously, by the youth culture. And in the wake of welfare reform in the 1990s, the fate of the working poor has become all the more tenuous. Roberts masterfully weaves stories of individuals from all corners of the country alongside the data from the latest U.S. census, creating a compelling guided tour of the places, personalities, and politics that will shape America as the new century stretches before us
The brother : the untold story of atomic spy David Greenglass and how he sent his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair by Sam Roberts( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
"I never wanted to be vice-president of anything!" : an investigative biography of Nelson Rockefeller by Michael S Kramer( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grand Central : how a train station transformed America by Sam Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the rich history, anecdotes, and inside stories of one of the world's key cultural destinations, which is credited with revolutionizing urban as well as suburban development everywhere
A history of New York in 101 objects by Sam Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of America's great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in full color. Modeled on the best-selling A history of the world in 100 objects, this is the story of America's great metropolis, told through 101 significant objects that span the history of New York"--
A kind of genius : Herb Sturz and society's toughest problems by Sam Roberts( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem-solving initiatives and accomplishments of social entrepreneur Herb Sturz, who has helped at-risk individuals, are reviewed through an examination of his reforms in the bail system, development of affordable inner-city housing, and the establishment of the Vera Institute of Justice
America's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New York( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a stunning repudiation of the Democratic machine, John V. Lindsay (1921-2000) captured the New York mayoralty in 1965 by promising to rid the city of apathy and corruption and make New York governable again. Over the next eight years, Lindsay presided over a city at the vortex of the civil rights, antiwar, women's, and gay rights movements, a turbulent global economy, demographic upheaval defined by an influx of blacks and Puerto Ricans and an exodus of whites, and volatile local labor politics further fractured by race. He would revolutionize urban planning, hoping to make New York not just inhabitable but enjoyable--a celebration of itself-and he would attempt to overhaul the government's services and priorities. Some reforms succeeded. Others failed. While few have evaluated Lindsay's controversial legacy with the benefit of hindsight and within the context of national cultural upheaval, this book does just that."--Page 4 of cover
Black power, white backlash( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the radical wing of the civil rights movement began equating redress with rebellion rather than nonviolent protest, "Black power" became the rallying cry. In this program, filmed in 1966, Mike Wallace explores public sentiment during that turbulent period by assessing the attitudes, opinions and reactions on both sides of the color line. Interviews with major figures of the movement discussing black militancy, economic power, fair housing, nonviolence, and the tensions in Cicero, Illinois, the Selma of the North capture the fervor of 1966
The other half revisited the legacy of Jacob A. Riis( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines Riis's original photographs with the social vision of contemporary photographers: Margaret Morton, Eli Reed and Fred Conrad. Explores similarities and contrasts between 1890s and 1990s
The brother : the untold story of the Rosenberg case by Sam Roberts( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were tried for and convicted of conspiring to steal atomic secrets. In 1953, their execution tore America apart. Fifty years later, the acrimonious debate over the Rosenbergs' guilt, and the raw emotions unleashed by a case that fueled McCarthyism and the cold war, still reverberate." "One man doomed the Rosenbergs: David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother, the young army sergeant who spied for the Soviets at Los Alamos during World War II and whose testimony later sealed his sister and brother-in-law's fate. After serving ten years in prison, he was released in 1960 and vanished."
Edward R. Murrow the best of Person to person( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of selections from journalist Edward R. Murrow's interview television show, Person to person, broadcast from 1953 to 1961. Features the likes of John & Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Jesse Owens, and many more
Conflict in Cuba Bay of Pigs & Cuban missle crisis( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the events leading to the Cuban missile crisis and the political atmosphere surrounding the crisis
McCarthy years by Edward R Murrow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses original footage to explore the roots and results of Senator Joseph McCarthy's search for Communist influences in the federal government. Murrow's broadcasts show McCarthy's abuses of power and signal the emergence of television news as an influential force in American life
Who we are now : the changing face of America in the twenty-first century by Sam Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examing the 2000 U.S. Census, NY TImes reporter Roberts stitches patches of statistical information together with a narrative. He begins with this: the average American is a 35-year-old woman living in her own home in the metro West or South. In 1900, this statistical citizen was a 26-year-old man renting property in rural America. Roberts explains the importance of demographics, then devotes himself to such subjects as households, aging, transience, race, income, and education. Along the way, some data surprise: Only 52% of households contain a married couple. Two-thirds of black children are born out of wedlock. New York City hosts 26,402 people per square mile. One out of 32 adults is or has been in prison. Only 20% of college students fit what the author calls the "Joe College" model: a resident student in a four-year program. Other findings confirm common observation. Florida is the "oldest" state; our population is shifting to the Southwest; women and blacks earn less than white men in similar occupations. Some of the findings also have profound social implications. More than 10% of black men in their late 20s are in prison
The brother : the untold story of the Rosenberg case : with a new epilogue by Sam Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Brother now discloses new information revealed since the original publication in 2003?including an admission by his sons that Julius Rosenberg was indeed a Soviet spy and a confession to the author by the Rosenbergs? co-defendant ... Sixty years after their execution in June 1953 for conspiring to steal atomic secrets, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg remain the subjects of great emotional debate and acrimony. The man whose testimony almost single-handedly convicted them was Ethel Rosenberg?s own brother, David Greenglass, who recently died. Though the Rosenbergs were executed, Greenglass served a mere ten years in prison, after which, with a new name, he disappeared. But journalist Sam Roberts found Greenglass, and then managed to convince him to talk about everything that had happened" --Amazon.com
The best of See it now by Edward R Murrow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace, The Best of "See It Now" features impressive highlights from one of TV's earliest documentary series, hosted by Murrow as his crossover from radio into television during the 1950s. Revolutionizing how news was delivered in a visual medium, See it now let viewers become intimate with the people who were directly shaping world events
The best of Person to person( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murrow's popular television series "Person to Person" introduced audiences to the private lives of celebrated figures. Presents excerpts of interviews recorded in the 1950s and early 1960s
Grand Central : how a train station transformed America by Sam Roberts( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of the station that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters. Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via the railroad. Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways. With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building's catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution
The New York times reader by Sam Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Who we are now : the changing face of America in the twenty-first century
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Who we are now : the changing face of America in the 21st centuryThe brother : the untold story of atomic spy David Greenglass and how he sent his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chairA kind of genius : Herb Sturz and society's toughest problemsAmerica's mayor : John V. Lindsay and the reinvention of New YorkThe brother : the untold story of the Rosenberg caseWho we are now : the changing face of America in the twenty-first century