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Goodman, Barak

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Most widely held works by Barak Goodman
Scottsboro an American tragedy( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In March 1931, two white women stepped from a boxcar in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trials of the nine young men would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the civil rights movement."--Container
The persuaders by Barak Goodman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Frontline examines the "persuasion industries": advertising and public relations. To cut through consumers' growing resistance to their pitches, marketers have developed new ways of integrating their messages into the fabric of our lives, using sophisticated market research techniques to better understand consumers and turning to the little-understood techniques of public relations to make sure their messages come from sources we trust. The video takes a look at how these methods of persuasion are now shaping political campaigns and resulting in "branded entertainment." The goal is to form emotional attachments between the consumer and the brand, and Frontline discovers that brands are using linguists, anthropologists, ethnographers, and brain researchers to understand and cultivate those emotions
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
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,099 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
The merchants of cool by PBS HOME VIDEO( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontline journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. They spend their days sifting through reams of market research data. They conduct endless surveys and focus groups. They comb the streets, the schools, and the malls, hot on the trail of the 'next big thing' that will snare the attention of their prey, a market segment worth an estimated
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The words 'My Lai' are seared into our memories of the Vietnam War, but few know what really happened in the small Vietnamese village on March 16, 1968. Now, drawing on 400 hours of recently discovered audio recordings and new interviews with participants, eye witnesses, and investigators, the complete story can finally be told about one of the most shocking atrocities in modern times, and about lesser-known acts of remarkable courage
Clinton( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of American Experience's acclaimed Presidents series, Clinton provides an intimate, honest, balanced look at the 42nd president's life, career, and legacy. The definitive biography tracks William Jefferson Clinton from his difficult childhood in Hope, Arkansas, through his meteoric rise in state politics, to the highs and lows of his tumultuous presidency
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 4, 1865, at the United States Capitol, a crowd of fifty thousand listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, D.C. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth rode the body of Abraham Lincoln. As the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth. This American experience film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Lincoln's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of America introduces a wide range of cultural figures--representing a vast range of cultural and ethnic roots--to their ancestors and their stories, from the old country through the journey to America. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of authors, actors, musicians, athletes, educators, intellectuals and discovers stories and figures that had been forgotten or lost through the generations. Through original documents and photos, the program explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century. Along the way, Gates offers up a rich pageant of immigrant stories and reminds viewers that, if you trace the lineage of almost any American family back far enough, you will find an immigrant story
American experience( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medical procedure, lobotomy, was considered a groundbreaking procedure that promised hope to the most distressed mentally ill patients and their families. What began as an operation of last resort was soon being performed at some fifty state asylums, often with devastating results. The neurologist, Walter Freeman, in little more than a decade after his rise to fame, was decried as a moral monster, and lobotomy was one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine. Through interviews with former patients and their families, students, and medical historians, this program offers an unprecedented look at one of the darkest chapters in psychiatric history
Listening to children : a moral journey with Robert Coles by Robert Coles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child psychiatrist Robert Coles investigates children's moral development via case studies of eight children and their families. Later in the program, Coles leads a group discussion with parents and teachers in Raleigh, North Carolina
The fight by Joey Morgan( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary captures the anticipation that the bout between African American heavyweight Joe Louis and his German opponent Max Schmeling generated, the events leading up to it, the impact Louis's victory had on blacks and its significance for Jews
Einstein's letter July 16, 1939( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 16, 1939, urged the development of the atomic bomb through the Manhattan Project
Failure to protect the taking of Logan Marr( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Logan Marr lived in three foster homes before she died. Frontline investigates how the foster care system failed Logan Marr and what went wrong with the oversight provided by the Maine Department of Human Services
The lost children of Rockdale County( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a 1996 syphilis outbreak among teenagers in the prosperous community of Conyers, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Follows the epidemiologists' investigation as they interview the victims and children as young as fourteen tell of scores of sexual partners, all-night orgies, and sex parties. Uncovers the roots of the Conyers epidemic and reveals a community struggling with teenage drug abuse, sex, and cynicism
The presidents : the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States by Edward Herrmann( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
Cancer : The Emperor of All Maladies( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spurred by a personal tragedy, America's foremost documentarian is tackling cancer. Ken Burns examines cancer with a cellular biologist's precision, a historian's perspective, and a biographer's passion. The series artfully weaves three different films in one: a riveting historical documentary; an engrossing and intimate verite film; and a scientific and investigative report
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last in a three-part series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of three documentary films records events that changed the way Americans saw themselves. Albert Einstein's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 16, 1939, urged the development of the atomic bomb through the Manhattan Project. Elvis Presley's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sept. 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved the emergence of television, teenage independence, sexuality, race relations, and a new form of music. Freedom Summer of 1964 focused national attention on Mississippi when three civil rights workers (two white and one black) were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964, leading eventually to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
Robert Coles, teacher( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recordings from 5 of the speaker's lectures in his course, The literature of social reflection, offered at Harvard University
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The persuaders
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The merchants of coolAmerican experienceThe lost children of Rockdale County