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Public Television Library

Overview
Works: 261 works in 300 publications in 1 language and 385 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary television programs  Short films  Nonfiction films  Christian films  Bible films  Juvenile works  Puppet films 
Classifications: PN1997, 220.61
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Most widely held works by Public Television Library
A Profile of Paul Robeson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical sketch of Paul Robeson, from his early days as an athlete through his career as an actor and singer to his involvement as a spokesman for equal rights for blacks
The Puzzle children : a special program on children's learning disabilities( Visual )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stars Julie Andrews and Bill Bixby in a program of music, magic, comedy, skits and serious talk about children with learning disabilities and where they can get help
The Lysenko affair( Visual )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes a 20 year conflict in the USSR that culminated, in 1948, with the banning of genetics from research and teaching
"Have you watched a book today?" : an experimental project of the Public Television Library, final report by Public Television Library( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to expand the use of public television programs, the Public Television Library, a department of the Public Broadcasting Service, began a program whereby 3/4-inch videocassettes were placed in a public library. The 3/4-inch videocassette resembled a book; the library was a traditional repository for reference material; thus the title "Have You Watched a Book Today?" Or watchabook. The experiment was to be center in the Monroe (Indiana) County Public Library where 141 videocassettes were selected, but interest grew so rapidly that within two months the experiment had expanded to three additional libraries. Some of the conclusions of the experiment were that the technical reliability and versatility of the videocassette medium is a natural for use in a one-to-one environment in a service oriented organization; the videocassette concept is valuable in introducing library patrons to new library audiovisual services and is particularly helpful in capturing the attention of young patrons; single programs, those in color and of half-hour length with strong local identification, are the most valuable; the videocassette concept is helpful in attracting new minority patrons to a library; and the experiment was a rewarding success for all involved. A list of programs and a user questionnaire are appended. (Kkc)
Since the American way of death( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow-up of what has happened in the funeral industry since the publication of The American way of death, by Jessica Mitford in 1963. Includes interviews with Mitford, the head of a funeral and memorial society in Chicago, a funeral director, and a man who infiltrated a school for funeral directors. Exposes the unethical practices of some funeral directors
My father calls me son : racism & Native Americans( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the history of white oppression of the Native American from slavery to stereotyping for the movies
Where did the Colorado go? by Simon Campbell-Jones( Visual )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the destructive effects of damming and regulation of the Colorado River. Examines the problems resulting from man's alteration of nature and discusses alternative solutions offered by conservation-oriented scientists
Equality( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at several men, women, and children involved in the struggle for equality
How we got here : the Chinese( Visual )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the hardships and struggles faced by Chinese immigrants in America
Time's lost children( Visual )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the psychology and education of autistic children from the points of view of parents, teachers, and doctors. Shows how treatment can help some autistic individuals return to the real world
I and Thou : (Object Choice)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of "sexual identity" is explored through game situations
Secrets of sleep( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses animation and documentary footage of experiments to probe the effects of sleep. Considers questions such as what happens during sleep and how much sleep does the average person need
What makes a good father?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mystery of the Anasazi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquires into the mystery of the unknown builders of ruins discovered by the Navajo Indians 300 years ago. Considers questions such as who these people were, why they disappeared, and where did they go
Sticks and stones will build a house( Visual )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is a look at the development of the Indian as a builder and the growth of an architectural tradition in the Southwestern United States. Why and how the great apartment houses in the "four corners" area (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico) were built is discussed
Video program catalogue( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the beginning : so you want to write a story by JoAnn Portalupi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator explains sperm and egg production and talks with a doctor and a social worker about adoption, the use of fertility pills, artificial insemination and social concerns about motherhood versus childlessness
Will the fishing have to stop?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the fast-approaching threat of disastrous fish shortages due to indiscriminate and unlimited ocean fishing, and offers possible solutions
Take the world from another point of view( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with two scientists with different philosophical approaches to their work. Richard Feynman is driven by a fierce desire to unravel the puzzles of nature. Richard Lenontin is concerned with the sociological impact of new discoveries
Fusion, the energy of promise( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the theory of nuclear fusion and traces the course of international research seeking to develop the technology that will make controlled fusion reactions possible
 
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