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Works: 2,636 works in 4,408 publications in 1 language and 457,115 library holdings
Genres: Historical television programs  Drama  Television series  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Television programs  Television melodramas  Television adaptations  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, fmd
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by PBS Distribution (Firm)
Downton Abbey( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever
Downton Abbey( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Downton Abbey--a sprawling Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire countryside--needs an heir. A tragedy at sea has claimed the life of the presumed heir, and Lord Grantham is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might one day belong to a distant cousin he's never met. Before he can worry about that, he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary, who many believe to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff have opinions: while many are devoted to the family, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than disrupt the well-oiled workings of the estate. As hundreds of years of British aristocratic privilege are battered by the tides of social upheaval and technical progress, as World War I looms, what does fate have in store for Downton? How will the troubles of its family--above and below stairs--be resolved? Or will life be altered so dramatically that its master no longer matters?
Downton Abbey by Maggie Smith( Visual )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season five of the international hit finds the Crawley family and the staff struggling with responsibilities and choices as they adjust to life in the Roaring Twenties
The national parks : America's best idea by Dayton Duncan( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1922. Six months after Matthew's tragic death, his loss is still felt throughout Downton Abbey. Mary struggles to face a new future with her fatherless child, and is encouraged by the family to pick up the pieces. Accepting a new role on the estate, the now-eligible Mary also finds herself the reluctant object of attention from a number of eager suitors. With the twenties in full swing and the tides of change sweeping through Downton, Rose's continued attraction to the bright lights of London spells trouble for the Crawleys, and Edith's budding relationship with Michael Gregson is threatened by events beyond her control. Meanwhile, below stairs, passions run high and young hearts look set to be broken
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part: heir Matthew Crawley and footman Thomas Barrow are off fighting, while Lady Grantham and Isobel Crawley are squabbling over whether Downton should be used as a hospital. Lady Mary is seeing a wealthy newspaper magnate while Lady Edith becomes much warmer and Lady Sybil seeks to ingratiate herself with the staff. Below stairs, as his former wife bedevils John and Anna, Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes struggle to keep the house running smoothly
American experience by Stanley Nelson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds
The Roosevelts : an intimate history by PBS Distribution (Firm)( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in history. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape, from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front, to the founding of the United Nations
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick : Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma"--Publisher
The Buddha by David Grubin( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1925. Momentous changes threaten the great house, its owners, and its servants, while past scandals continue to loom. Return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season to discover what will finally become of the Crawley family, and the servants who work for them, as they face new challenges and begin forging different paths in a rapidly changing world. Secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs continue to navigate social changes which put their futures in jeopardy
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the Central Park 5-a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted of brutally raping a white woman in New York
Poldark( Visual )

18 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1783, and Ross Poldark has returned home from the American Revolutionary War to find England in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall on its knees. His father is dead, his family's land and copper mines are in ruins, and his childhood sweetheart is about to marry his first cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross must rebuild his life, embarking on a risky business venture, facing new adversaries, and finding love where he least expects it. Based on the novels by Winston Graham and set against the dramatic Cornish coastline, this striking saga stars Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, and includes a special appearance by Robin Ellis, who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s
Victoria by Jenna Coleman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cromwell is a brutal blacksmith's son who rises from the ashes of personal disaster and deftly picks his way through a court where 'man is wolf to man.' King Henry VIII is obsessed with protecting the Tudor dynasty by securing his succession with a male heir to the throne. Told from Cromwell's perspective, "Wolf Hall" follows the complex machinations and back room dealings of this pragmatic and accomplished power broker who must serve king and country while dealing with deadly political intrigue, Henry VIII's tempestuous relationship with Anne Boleyn, and the religious upheavals of the Protestant reformation
The Abolitionists( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important civil rights crusade in American history"--Container
Slavery by another name( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the United States ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force
The botany of desire by Michael Pollan( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants -the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato - and the corresponding human desires - sweetness, beauty, intoxication and control. This two-hour documentary begins in Michael Pollan's garden, and roams the world, from the fields of Iowa to the apple forests of Kazakhstan, from a medical marijuana hot house to the tulip markets of Amsterdam
The African Americans : many rivers to cross( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds
 
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