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WGBH Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,778 works in 3,032 publications in 1 language and 202,415 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary television programs  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Television mini-series  History  Television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Romance television programs 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by WGBH Video (Firm)
The elegant universe by B Greene( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current treatments, and the American obsession with thin women. Interviews health experts and models, ballet dancers, and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease
The miracle of life by Northern Virginia Community College( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Vietnam : a television history( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
Jane Eyre by Julian Amyes( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
The Inspector Lynley mysteries by WGBH Boston ; CINAR( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural causes: While Lynley is suspended, pending the outcome of his disciplinary hearing, Havers teams up with a different Detective Inspector, Fiona Knight, to investigate the drowning of a young woman in her car
Evolution by David Duchovny( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Walking the Bible : with Bruce Feiler( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. Begins in the holy city of Jerusalem and travels to a possible site of the garden of Eden on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates in Turkey. Climbs Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's ark and explores the sulfurous land by the Dead Sea, with its salt pillars called "Lot's wife." Visits the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Morland has an ordinary life and a feverish imagination. When she gets invited to Bath, Catherine is immersed in a world of elaborate balls and handsome men. When one suitor takes her to his family estate, Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy. Is there a dark mystery behind the locked doors of Northanger Abbey? Why has her budding romance suddenly been cut short?
Saved by the sun( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Human Genome Project, which in 2000 successfully mapped the sequence of genetic data on human chromosomes, and discusses its implications for the future of humanity
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion"--Container
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
Mansfield Park by Iain B Macdonald( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of Jane Austen's most complex plots, Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park. Fanny navigates a labyrinth of intriques and affairs among the occupants of the house, while her cousin Edmund Bertram remains her stalwart confidant.--Container
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
The Storm that drowned a city( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring eyewitness testimony, Nova takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast. In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. "Storm That Drowned a City" is NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?
The railway children by E Nesbit( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
Why the towers fell( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence
 
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Vietnam : a television history
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English (139)

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Einstein's big ideaThe Inspector Lynley mysteriesEvolutionWalking the Bible : with Bruce FeilerKing LearGalileo's battle for the heavensDavid CopperfieldThe railway children