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PBS Distribution (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,519 works in 2,279 publications in 1 language and 336,945 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Television series  History  Biography  Interviews  Television melodramas  Television programs 
Roles: Distributor, fds
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by PBS Distribution (Firm)
Downton Abbey by Maggie Smith( Visual )

78 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 10,102 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 for a third thrilling season. In the wake of World War I, Robert, Earl of Grantham, sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly than ever
The national parks America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,415 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
Downton Abbey( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,229 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?
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst human-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. Menacing black blizzards killed farmers' crops and livestock, threatened the lives of their children, and forced thousands of desperate families to move somewhere else. Includes interviews, photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage to tell incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Disc 1 includes classroom resources correlated to junior and senior high school curricula; lesson plans correlated to the national standards in U.S. history, economics, geography and environmental studies, and journalism; and video clips that emphasize lesson themes
Art 21 art in the twenty-first century by Susan Sollins( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through in-depth profiles and dynamic behind-the-scenes footage featuring artists speaking directly about their inspirations and ideas, Season Five shows a broad range of artistic practice, technical innovation, and experimentation, from artists tackling large-scale collaborative projects in hangar-like studios to those working in the quiet of more intimate studio settings
American experience( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,640 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
Downton Abbey( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,632 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 Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,594 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 Buddha the story of Siddhartha by David Grubin( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
Rise of the drones( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful. From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance, to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own, to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance and each other. Discover the cutting-edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman, Trisha Meili, in New York City's Central Park. They spent 6-13 years in prison before a serial rapist, Matias Reyes, confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned.Set against a backdrop of a city beset by violence and racial tension, tells the story of the horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, and media clamoring for sensational stories, an outraged public, and five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice
Slavery by another name( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,244 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 Abolitionists( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,199 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
The botany of desire by Michael Pollan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,195 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
God in America : how religious liberty shaped America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more
Dinosaur train( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Pteranodon kids and some friends (Petey, Annie, Tank, Lily and Leroy Lambeosaurus) go to a day camp run by the Conductor! They all go white water rafting and learn about water currents-- and meet a new freshwater aquatic creature
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,167 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
Cancer : the emperor of all maladies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the war on cancer spans centuries and continents. It is a scientific story, but also a deeply human one: of doctors, researchers, and especially patients who -- through courage, suffering, and occasional hubris -- pushed the boundaries of knowledge. These people helped define cancer as the scourge of the modern age, and then mobilized the federal government and private industry to wage an all-out campaign against it -- a campaign we are still fighting. Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning bood by Siddhartha Mukherjee, tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions
Last days in Vietnam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"April 1975. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice -- who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death. At the risk of their careers and possible court-martials, a handful of individuals took matters into their own hands. Engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations, they waged a desperate effort to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible"--Container
Peg + Cat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the adorable, spirited Peg and her sidekick Cat as they embark on adventures, solve problems together, and learn foundational math concepts and skills. In each episode, Peg and Cat face a really big problem, a messy funny crisis they must somehow solve without totally freaking out! This DVD features eight fun-filled adventures
 
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The botany of desire
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