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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Library Video Classics Project

Overview
Works: 335 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 11,865 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Nonfiction television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Filmed plays  Documentary television programs  Comedy films  Televised plays 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Othello
The Twenties by Project 7 Productions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usually seen as an age of speakeasies, flappers and high living, the 1920's also saw millions of workers struggling for better wages. This program explores this decade when old America was vanishing and a new urban nation was being formed. Includes reminiscences of Americans who lived during this period
The Democrat and the Dictator( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken identity & magic confounding Titania, Oberon, Puck, Bottom & two young mortal couples
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's plays in which tragedy occurs when an old king divides his kingdom between his daughters
The 30-Second President( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No single force has changed American politics more than television-especially the television commercial. In this program, Bill Moyers examines the phenomenon of the "30-second president" and the role of advertising in 20th-century American politics. The video features an interview with Rosser Reeves, an advertising executive who worked on early political television campaigns for Dwight D. Eisenhower. Moyers also talks with media pioneer Tony Schwartz, whom Marshall McLuhan regarded as a fellow guru of the electronic age, for further insight into the impact of television on electoral politics
America by Alistair Cooke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member 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
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
The Living planet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough visits icy mountain slopes in the Andes and travels to the remote Artic and Antarctic to explore how various plants and animals have adapted to these frigid, forbidding conditions
To be young, gifted and black( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This winner of the American Film Festival's "Blue Ribbon" is a dramatic portrayal of the life and works of the late playwright, Lorraine Hansberry, author of "A Raisin in the Sun."
Planet Earth by Juan Romay( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member 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
Vietnam : a television history by Judy Crichton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member 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 124 WorldCat member 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
America on the Road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member 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
Life on the Mississippi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River
Private contentment( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member 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
Planet earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates the physical and chemical makeup of the last unexplored frontier--the earth's oceans. New revelations in oceanography are presented by scientists as they consider such topics as the circulation of the seas and rare life forms of the "middle ocean"--Container
The Constitution, that delicate balance( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred representatives of government, law, journalism, education and media meet in a series of seminar focusing on constitutional rights and public policy. The panelists respond to hypothetical situations in spontaneous debate on specific constitutional issues
 
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