Most widely held works by Carrie Cook
Memphis dreams Searching for the promised land ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 Memphis--like Dallas in 1963--became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life with emphasis on the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader, its impact on Afro-Americans and the nation.
Memphis dreams Innocence and rebellion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Elvis: Iconoclastic phenomenon, inciting hysteria in teenagers and indignation in parents. On his way to the top he combined the R & B of the Mississippi delta with rocka-billy and tapped into the turbulent forces of youth, sexuality, class, and race, transforming American culture. This program documents the astounding career of Elvis Presley, from his first hits with Sun Records to his final days at Graceland. In the words of John Lennon, "Before Elvis there was nothing."
Coming apart Picture this ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
In the late 1940's, while the Soviet Union and the U.S. eyed each other over the Iron Curtain, conservative Americans at all levels of society worried about communist infiltration--especially in the movie industry, since that medium plays a huge role in shaping public perceptions and attitudes. This program reveals a time of McCarthyism and career-ending blacklists, a time when freedom of speech itself became a casualty in the desperate fight to protect democracy from "The red menace."
Ultimate power: Evil rising ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
How did Adolf Hitler--an Austrian of little means and meager prospects--rise to absolute power in post-World War I Germany? Did the nation's economic and political situation make it inevitable? This program traces Hitler's amazing ascent from corporal in the Great War through his foray into politics, his imprisonment after the bungled Beer Hall Putsch, his bid for the presidency against Paul von Hindenburg, and his subsequent installment as Chancellor.
No man's land: The Great War ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The optimism that fueled the early years of the 20th century vanished as America was drawn into "The war to end all wars." This program presents, through archival footage and first person accounts, the grim story of World War I--including the sinking of the Lusitania and the Bulshevik revolution, which led to Russia's withdrawal from the conflict--and the fruitless struggles of President Wilson, Who sought first to keep America out of the war and then, at its end, to forge a lasting and meaningful peace.
The Evolution of revolution Live from Tehran ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
During the Carter administration, Iranian students seized the American embassy in Tehran--and 53 American hostages--to begin a standoff that lasted until Ronald Reagan's inauguration 444 days later. What factors prompted that act of terrorism? This program examines the history of America's relations with Iran and the consequences of an American foreign policy shaped more by a desire to protect an oil-dependent standard of living and opposition to communist expansion than to promote democracy.
The Evolution of revolution Facing the new millennium ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
What can the costly yet valuable lessons of the past century suggest about the future of the United States, its partners in the Global Village, and planet Earth itself? What will be the long-term impact of the Internet and the Human Genome Project? Who will be the world's new movers and shakers? In this program, eminent visionaries share their observations on the last hundred years and offer their predictions regarding events and innovations yet to come.
Ultimate power: The race ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In a devastating instant at Hiroshima, the world was propelled into the age of nuclear armaments. This program, set against the backdrop of World War II, documents the race to invent the atomic bomb: the allied scientists who made it possible, the technological hurdles they overcame, the deep moral issues they confronted, and the responsibility they accepted knowingly or unknowingly for the fate of the free world.
No man's land the fall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
During the Vietnam war the image of desperate people clinging to an evacuation helicopter atop the U.S. embassy, only hours before North Vietnamese troops arrived is seared into the American consciousness. This program uses the story of South Vietnam's last days as a prism through which the dark side of American foreign involvement can be seen. How did the White House and the Pentagon so completely misjudge America's ability to thwart a people's revolution in Southeast Asia?
Coming apart Nothing to fear ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
In the early 1930's mass unemployment, widespread hunger, and a mood of fearful pessimism and simmering unrest were Herbert Hoover's legacy to American's new chief executive. This program spotlights the early days of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, where he scrambled to transform the New Deal from a campaign slogan to nothing short of a social revolution--while staving off attacks by those who viewed him as a dictator and his reforms as a threatening turn to the left.
Heaven and earth: Lindbergh's journey ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
In the United States, the 1920s were characterized by a powerful tension that pitted the entrenched forces of tradition against the dynamic energy of modernity. This film seeks to understand that conflict through the story of celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh. Belonging in spirit to a rapidly disappearing small-town America yet a strong believer in progress, Lucky Lindy captured the imagination of the country as he helped to move the world into a new era.
Heaven and earth: First step ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
"The Eagle has landed!" With those words, a collective dream of humankind came true. This program observes the first landing on the lunar surface from the perspective of the visionary technicians, scientists, and researchers who, in control rooms and laboratories, made it possible for Neil Armstrong to take his "one small step." Their exploits paved the way for eventual landings in the 21st century--on Mars.
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus but we have to live on earth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Barbara Walters hosts an eight-month journey of rediscovery for six married couples who agreed to be videotaped and profiled for this experiment. John Gray works with the couples and gives valuable advice on how to counteract the differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and modes of behavior to promote a greater understanding between men and women.
Alpine Forest by Jack L Bradley ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Feel good about failure the dark side of self-esteem classes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In a highly competitive society, what harm could possibly come from providing self-esteem classes at school? In this program, ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson and correspondent John Stossel find out as they probe the downside of the self-esteem movement.
Writing Family History. ; Or Genealogy for Pleasure and Profit by Ann C Gregath ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Scaredy cat laughing in the face of fear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
What are you afraid of?
African Americans Anti-communist movements Assassination Beer Hall Putsch (Germany : 1923) Blacklisting of entertainers Civilization Civil rights movements Civil rights workers Communism Criticism, interpretation, etc. DeMille, Cecil B.--1881-1959 Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Ford, John,--1894-1973 Freedom of speech Friendship Germany Hindenburg, Paul von,--1847-1934 History Hitler, Adolf,--1889-1945 Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Interviews King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968 Mankiewicz, Joseph L Mein Kampf (Hitler, Adolf) Motion picture industry Motion pictures National security National socialism Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei Nineteen fifties Personal narratives Personal narratives--American Political science Popular culture Popular music Presley, Elvis,--1935-1977 Propaganda, German Rock music Sanitation Workers Strike (Memphis, Tennessee : 1968) Screen Actors Guild Social history Southern States Soviet Union Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation Sun Records Tennessee--Memphis United States United States.--Congress.--House.--Committee on Un-American Activities Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924