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Overview
Works: 1,541 works in 1,917 publications in 1 language and 288,110 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Television series  Drama  History  Television melodramas  Television programs  Biographical television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: fds, Distributor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by PBS Distribution (Firm)
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,212 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 national parks America's best idea( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,162 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,070 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. 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,031 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 )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,024 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
Downton Abbey by Julian Fellowes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Season Five begins in 1924, the radio is the latest miracle, a new Labour government heralds changes through the land, and Downton's traditional ways are besieged on all fronts. Robert, Mary, and Branson must navigate these shifting sands together to ensure the future of the estate for generations to come. As Branson finds himself playing a more crucial role at Downton than ever before, he can't help but question his place in the world. Mary is finally coming to accept that she would like to marry again, but will she ever be able to find the same happiness that she had with Matthew? And with no news of her beloved Gregson, Edith suffers under the burden of her terrible secret. Downstairs, all of the servants must consider what effect social changes may have on their working lives. No one, Mr. Carson to Daisy, will be left unaffected. The Crawley family and the servants who work for them remain inseparably intertwined as they rise to meet the new challenges of the day
American experience( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,520 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,512 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( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the life of the Buddha and presents the tenets of Buddhism
The Central Park five( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,243 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
The botany of desire( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,183 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 )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,181 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
Slavery by another name( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. 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 1,148 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
Art:21 art in the twenty-first century( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,103 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
The African Americans : many rivers to cross( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,073 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
The Amish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the insular religious community, whose intense faith and adherence to 400-year-old traditions have by turns captivated and baffled Americans for more than a century. The film examines the beliefs, lifestyle, and history of the Amish, as well as their complex relationship to mainstream American culture. Beautifully and lyrically photographed, The Amish is part history, part observational documentary that takes viewers into the world of the Amish
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the story of how women have helped shape America over the last fifty years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in American history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy
Cancer : the emperor of all maladies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of cancer from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and an examination of the latest scientific research that may indicate we are on the brink of a lasting cure
 
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The botany of desire
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