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

Overview
Works: 343 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 12,168 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Filmed plays  History  Documentary television programs  Television plays  Televised plays  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: PR2807.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The Living planet by David Attenborough( Visual )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough explains the adaptations that trees make to enable them to survive long, cold winters. He shows how animals depend upon the trees for leaves, cones, and bark
Planet earth( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 353 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping story of doubt, jealousy, deceit, and fidelity
The Ascent of man( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the architectural expressions of man, from the Greek temples of Paestum and the cathedrals of medieval France to modern Los Angeles
The Twenties( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member 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
The Democrat and the Dictator( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 172 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
The Heart of the dragon( Visual )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares the markets in China's culinary capital of Canton with the more frugal and ancient agricultural technology of the hundred million people of Sichuan. Asks how long China can support a population that, despite birth control, continues to grow at an alarming rate
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 170 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 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents William Shakespeare's tragedy about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters, while disinheriting his youngest daughter who loves him truly
The 30-Second President( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member 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 ascent of man : a personal view by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member 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
America by Alistair Cooke( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 156 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
The Constitution, that delicate balance( Visual )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 147 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
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending tragedy and comedy, this play presents contrasts and ambiguities, the complexities of which lie in the character Shylock, its captivating villain. Is he a villain, a buffoon, or tragic hero?
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet
Post-war hopes, cold war fears( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 129 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
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."
America on the road( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 126 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
Civilisation( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the development of Western civilization during the late 1700's and the 1800's which were characterized by a romantic belief in the divinity of nature as evidenced in the work of Rousseau, Goethe, and Wordsworth and in the paintings of Constable, Casper David Friederich, and William Turner
The Living planet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host David Attenborough looks at the mixed fortunes of a wide variety of animals that have been affected by man's damage or changes to the environment. He also examines the fortunes of man himself and his impact through time on the earth. Also provides a glimpse into the possible future of the earth
 
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