John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Library Video Classics Project
Most widely held works by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Othello ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Othello.
The Twenties ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Popular legend enshrines the Twenties as the decade that roared prior to Wall Street's crash in 1929. Nineteen Americans, who lived through the Twenties, recall these events and more.
King Lear ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play King Lear.
The Ascent of man ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
"Jacob Bronowski, a leader in the movement of scientific humanism, presents his personal view of the great creative discoveries of mankind ... Traveling to various locations, Bronowski considers the qualities of thought and imagination that compelled man to analyze the physical world and then to explore the invisible laws and structures above and beneath its surface"--Container.
The 30-second president ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Moyers looks at the role of television advertising in presidential campaigns. He interviews Rosser Reeves and Tony Schwartz. Includes ads used by Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon and Reagan.
The Democrat and the dictator ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Journalist Bill Moyers compares and contrasts the careers of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler, focusing on the youth, personality, leadership style, and political goals of each.
The merchant of Venice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice.
Hamlet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
"[Alistair] Cooke traces his pursuit of the American essence over four decades, presenting his personal view of American history. His narrative begins with the arrival of the first white settlers and traces the development of the continent up to the present day."--Container.
America on the road ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Examines the history of the automobile and the ways it changed American society. Begins with Henry Ford and ends with the oil crisis in the 1970s.
Planet earth ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Scientists focus on current theories about the formation of the earth's continents, oceans and climate, and examine the earth's relationship to the sun and other planets, as well as its prospects for the future.
To be young, gifted, and black ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Uses excerpts from the letters, diaries, and plays of the late writer Lorraine Hansberry to show her struggle for recognition as a black writer and artist.
Vietnam, a television history ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 libraries worldwide
This series traces the events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April, 1975.
Post-war hopes, cold war fears ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Describes life in America after World War II, a time of rash optimism and neuroses. While the dollar was strong and everyday life improved, the 1950's also saw the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the loss of China to Communism, the Korean War and the Red Scare.
Life on the Mississippi ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River.
A midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Private contentment ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
In 1945 a young soldier returns to his Southern home because of the death of his mother. While there he discovers a baffling secret in his father's life and must find a way to understand and accept his father and to come to terms with his own feelings.
The Arming of the earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Journalist Bill Moyers considers how the machine gun, the submarine, and the airplane have revolutionized the conduct of war. Focuses on the way in which advances in the technology of war have vastly increased the civilian toll in wartime.
Working ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Drawn from the Studs Terkel 1974 book, this musical adaptation explores the world of work, as seen in actual interview responses which reveal the attitudes, aspirations, and aggravations of people on the job.
The Cafeteria ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer that deals with a young woman who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City. At the cafeteria, she meets a man and they become romantically involved. She reveals that she has survived the Holocaust and, later, that she has seen Hitler and his lieutenants in the cafeteria.
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