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PBS DVD (Firm)

Overview
Works: 77 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 12,038 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Music  Documentary films  Television programs 
Classifications: ML3508, 781.6509
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Most widely held works by PBS DVD (Firm)
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life including interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, William Styron and others
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns combines historical fact and personal accounts to celebrate jazz, the music of America, in this 10-part video series. From its birth in New Orleans during the 1890s through to the end of the 20th century, the evolution of jazz and the influences of its major musicians are followed. Viewers are introduced to Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman, Bessie Smith, Bix Beiderbecke, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Chick Webb, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Teddy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Lester Young, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Chano Pozo, Thelonious Monk, Louis Jordan, Gil Evans, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Dexter Gordon, Wynton Marsalis
A class divided by William Peters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a reunion of Iowa teacher Jane Elliott and her third-grade class of 1970, subjects that year of an ABC News television documentary entitled the Eye of the storm. Shows how her experimental curriculum on the evils of discrimination had a lasting effect on the lives of the students
The 50 years war : Israel and the Arabs by Norma Percy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with the 1947 U.N. decision to partition Palestine and charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiations. Includes interviews and news clips of heads of state and other military and intelligence leaders. Episodes on the first disc cover Israel's struggle for statehood, including the victories against Arab armies in 1948 and 1967, and the history of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The concluding program looks at the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the Camp David peace accord in 1978, the start of the Palestinian"Intifada" uprising in 1987, the Oslo agreement in 1993, and the current attempts to consolidate a shaky reconciliation
Frontier house( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three modern families struggle to live under 1880's Montana frontier conditions
Kingdom of David : the saga of the Israelites( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Israelites and the creaton of the world's first monotheistic religion
The best of Lidia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy highlights from the popular public television show, Lidia's Italy. Featuring Lidia Bastianich, known as the beloved doyenne of Italian cooking in America. Lidia shares some of her simplest and most delicious recipes from her travels to all of the regions of Italy. Includes family friendly starters, quick pastas, main courses, and some of Lidia's favorite desserts
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of women's suffrage through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship between Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony who were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 4. Looks at the continuing settlement of the West while the Civil War ravages the East. Episode 5. Examines the development of the railroad, its part in bringing landless Europeans into the West and linking the coasts, and its role in the near extinction of the buffalo
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1945 and 1955 jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Jazz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1924 to 1928 jazz is everywhere in America and spreading abroad. For the first time, soloists and singers take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices. This episode traces the careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist and Benny Goodman, the son of Jewish immigrants
Jazz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s jazz fragments into the avant-garde and many divided schools of thought. Many jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon are forced to leave America in search of work while others use the music as a form of social protest: Max Roach, Charles Mingus, and Archie Shepp make overtly political musical statements. John Coltrane appeals to a broad audience before his untimely death. Saxophonist Stan Getz helps boost a craze for bossa nova music, but in the early 1970s jazz founders Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington pass away. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music and "fusion" wins listeners. By the mid-1980's jazz begins to bounce back led by Wynton Marsalis and a new generation of musicians. Now as it approaches its centennial, jazz is still alive, still changing and still swinging
Jazz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Jazz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When America enters WWII in 1941, swing becomes a symbol of democracy and entertainers like Dave Brubeck, Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw take their music to the armed forces overseas. In Nazi-occupied Europe, gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt blends jazz with his own musical traditions. In New York Billie Holiday is unofficial queen despite a growing addiction to narcotics. Duke Ellington, assisted by the gifted young arranger, Billy Strayhorn, brings his music to ever-greater heights. After dark a small underground of gifted young musicians led by the trumpet virtuoso Dizzy Gillespie and saxophonists Charlie Parker and Ben Webster begin to develop a new fast and intricate way of playing, developing a new music called bebop. Meanwhile in 1945, black soldiers return home to the same racism they fought against, and a growing unrest sets the seeds for future rebellions
Jazz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1917-1924, the Jazz Age begins with speakeasies, flappers and easy money for some. The story of jazz is a tale of two cities, New York and Chicago, and of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, whose lives and music spans three-quarters of century. This episode also follows the careers of James Reese Europe, King Olivier, Willie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman and James P. Johnson
Jazz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1955 and 1960 rhythm and blues and rock ' roll erode jazz' audiences but the music still enjoys tremendous creativity. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Clifford Brown make their marks while Duke Ellington emerges stronger than ever and Miles Davis and John Coltrane make legendary albums. Louis Armstrong jeopardizes his career when he condemns the government for its failure to act on racism in Little Rock, Ark. Drummer Art Blakely and others attempt to win back R & B audiences to jazz. As stars such as Billie Holiday fade out, others such as Sarah Vaughan burn brightly and newcomers such as Ornette Coleman begin to push the music into uncharted territories
Jazz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1930s, as the Great Depression deepens, jazz thrives. The saxophone emerges as an iconic instrument of the music; this segment introduces two of its masters, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Young migrates to Kansas City, where a vibrant music scene is prospering with musicians such as trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and drummers Jo Jones and Chick Webb. Out of this ferment emerges pianist Count Basie, who forms a band that epitomizes the Kansas City sound. Billie Holiday cuts recordings while other women musicians, including pianist Mary Lou Williams and singer Ella Fitzgerald emerge on the jazz scene. Benny Goodman holds the first-ever jazz concert at Carnegie Hall while Duke Ellington tours Europe
Jazz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid 1930s, as the Great Depression refuses to lift, Benny Goodman finds himself hailed as the "King of Swing" and becomes the first white bandleader to hire black musicians. He has a host or rivals among them, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Miller and Artie Shaw. Louis Armstrong heads a big band of his own, while Duke Ellington continues his independent course, but great black artists still can't eat or sleep in many of the hotels where they perform. Billie Holiday emerges from a childhood of tragedy to begin her career as the greatest of all female jazz singers
 
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