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PBS DVD (Firm)

Works: 60 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 12,010 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Documentary films  Historical television programs  Educational films  Television programs  Music 
Classifications: ML3508, 781.6509
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by PBS DVD (Firm)
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Florentine Films( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,883 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 Howard F Decker( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,819 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 )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,322 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 )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,219 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,070 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 )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 879 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 477 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 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three modern families struggle to live under 1880's Montana frontier conditions
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 418 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
Kingdom of David the saga of the Israelites( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Israelites and the creation 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
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 275 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 )

4 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
Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernesto is in love with Norina and refuses to marry a more suitable woman chosen by his uncle, Don Pasquale
The Invasion of Iraq( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year after the fact, a followup report on the U.S.-led coalition's March 2003 invasion of Iraq
The other drug war( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"FRONTLINE examines the battle between major pharmaceutical companies and American consumers fed up with paying the highest drug prices in the world. Through interviews with consumers, legislators, scientists, top industry leaders and analysts, "The Other Drug War" examines the efforts of states like Maine [Maine Rx] and Oregon to control escalating drug costs in the face of strong opposition from the pharmaceutical industry. The program also explores the tension between the high cost of scientific innovation and society's need to keep drugs and health care affordable."--PBS
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.13 for Lewis & Cl ... to 0.46 for Don Pasqua ...)

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Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.). PBS DVD