Most widely held works by Kunhardt Productions
Mandate the president and the people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3,579 libraries worldwide
This video, narrated by veteran CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl, examines the long and complex relationship between the presidency and public opinion. Leading historians, political scientists, and public figures offer insight into presidents and the presidency from George Washington through FDR.
African American lives ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
The American president ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Ten one-hour documentaries that focus on different aspects of character and governing style of the men who have served as president of the United States.
Lincoln ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Captures the drama of Lincoln in his own words. Drawn from letters, speeches and diaries, Lincoln's words are brought to life by the voice of actor, Jason Robards. Uses historic black and white photographs to portray Lincoln and the period of the Civil War in American history.
African American lives 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Features Gates guiding eleven other African Americans on a search for their ancestry while exploring the history of African Americans from the Middle Passage and slavery to the early 20th century. Shows how genealogical investigations and DNA analysis help Maya Angelou, Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Peter Gomes, Kathleen Henderson, Linda Johnson Rice, Tom Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris Rock, Tina Turner, and Gates himself discover where they come from and who they are.
Road to 9/11 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
" ... this dramatic documentary chronicles the deep historical roots of Al-Qáida, examining the years of political oppression, economic stagnation, religious fanaticism, and violence that gave rise to the attacks of September 11. 2002. It features rare footage, and insightful commentary by leading scholars and journalists including Bernard Lewis, Fareed Zakaria, Thomas Friedman, Irshad Manji, Azar Nafisis, Kanan Makiya, Fawaz Gerges, and David Fromkin."
In memoriam New York City 9/11/01 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 started as just another beautiful day. At 8:47am, the city would be jolted into its worst nightmare as a chain of tragic events unfolded, changing the lives of New Yorkers and Americans forever. People from 115 different countries died at the World Trade Center. Film features still photographs and video from 118 individuals and 16 news agencies, much of it never-before seen, from in and around New York City. The attack on the WTC was the most documented event in history.
Fighting for freedom Revolution & Civil War ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
British subjects convinced that Great Britain is trying to take away their freedoms fight the Revolutionary War. America founded on the belief that all persons might be free, with a glaring contradiction. The conflict with slavery lead to the Civil War.
Echoes from the White House a celebration of the bicentennial of America's mansion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the 200th anniversary of America's mansion - the White House, with a look at the stories, both public and private, that have unfolded within its walls. Reincarnates two centuries of power-plays, tragedies, crises, celebrations and victories through the words of those involved.
Freedom a history of US ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
A documentary series chronicling the epic journey of America's commitment to liberty and the idea of freedom.
Life in Camelot the Kennedy years ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Presents an intimate portrait of the life and times of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Violence an American tradition ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
From the punishment of defenseless Native Americans by Christopher Columbus 500 years ago, to the domestic and racially motivated assaults that run rampant today. American history is permeated by acts of violence. Using archival photos and footage, as well as the words of both historial figures and current experts in sociology, medicine and history, this program explores the recurring patterns of violence that have emerged in our society as as result of insurrection, anger, prejudice, and ignorance. Hosted by civil rights activist Julian Bond, the program examines many of the most notorious acts of violence that have scarred the American psyche over the past 200 years, and concludes that if Americans do not learn from their violent heritage, they may be doomed to repeat it.
The people's palace a portrait of the New York Public Library ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Documentary focusing on the history, collections and users of the New York Public Library.
Echoes from the White House ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Using the actual words of presidents, first ladies, servants, and other eye-witnesses, this film highlights two centuries of events that have defined this historic building.
Til the river runs clear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of efforts led by folk singer Pete Seeger to clean up the Hudson River, which by the mid-1960s had become one of America's most polluted rivers.
A matter of destiny family ties & happenstance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Presents two of ten one-hour documentaries that focus on different aspects of character and governing style of the men who have served as president of the United States. In episode 1, the focus is on John Q. Adams, Benjamin Harrison, Franklin Roosevelt and John Kennedy; Episode 2 looks at John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester Arthur and Harry Truman--all "accidental" presidents.
The American president. Episode 8, Compromise choices ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Pierce, Garfield, Harding, Ford: Lord Bryce asked why relatively obscure figures were often prominently featured in the American presidency. Between Jackson and FDR, U.S. political parties passed over great men because their strong views threatened to remake the parties. The old tradition of "dark horse" nominees, consensus builders on the convention floor, continues with these four compromise choices, selected over better-known figures.
The American president. Episode 7, The heroic posture ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Washington, W. H. Harrison, Grant, Eisenhower: National heroes renowned for selfless service to country often become Commander-in-Chief, rallying people to their sides by appearing to stand beyond politics. These four military heroes evoke ancient images of great republican tribunes, men of proven strength and courage relied upon to protect the interests of the whole, while showing the wide-ranging reality behind an enduring standard.
The American president. Episode 1, Family ties ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
J. Q. Adams, B. Harrison, FDR, Kennedy: A republican office with no bloodline, the U.S. presidency retains a royal similarity. American families prominent in high office bespeak homes with a strong public service ethic. These four leaders, raised to high ideals of republican statecraft from childhood, gained unique benefits from famous relations, yet showed a keen sense of family ties and responsibilities linked to their family names.
The American president. Episode 4, The professional politician ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Van Buren, Buchanan, Lincoln, LBJ: By the mid-19th century, politics had emerged as a vocation, a life's work for a worthy man. Each of these four presidents dedicated his life to cultivating the art of politics, bringing decades of experience in the uses of power. Exemplified by cunning and ambition, they were unmatched in the essential skills of forming coalitions, bargaining with adversaries, resolving conflict, and building consensus.
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