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Turner Original Productions

Overview
Works: 159 works in 237 publications in 1 language and 4,624 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  History  Personal narratives  Nonfiction television programs  Sources  Television mini-series  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Sports films 
Classifications: D843, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by Turner Original Productions
Cold War by Jeremy Isaacs( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping look at nearly five decades of global history, a crystallization of a massive, three-year-long effort helmed by award-winning documentarian Jeremy Isaacs (The World at War). Isaacs's team shot more than 1,000 hours of original footage and gathered archival footage from all over the world to include historically important, and often emotionally stunning, images, many never before seen by an international audience
Survivors of the Holocaust( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main film is proceeded by an additional segment (ca. 18 min.), hosted by Ben Kingsley, which takes the viewer behind the scenes at Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. Included is footage of Steven Spielberg himself, discussing and describing this, his most ambitious project ever. The main film (ca. 56 min.) chronicles the events of the Holocaust as witnessed by those who survived. The program weaves together archival footage and an original music score with survivors' personal testimonies and photographs, chronicling life in pre-war Europe, the devastating impact of Nazism, the liberation of the concentration camps, and life fifty years later
The private life of plants by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscope of the essence of life on Earth. Explores the world of the plant kingdom through time-lapse photography in exotic world-wide locations
Cold War( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary series which examines the Cold War and its influence on history, culture, technology, economics, and the modern psyche
Dolphins in danger ; Survival of the Yellowstone wolves( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the danger faced by our oceans' dolphins and the survival of the wolves of Yellowstone National Park
Plant politics( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling for survival, plants use some hair-raising strategies such as arson, to engineer catastrophes. Attenborough dangles 200 feet up in Borneo's jungle and dodges flames in Australia to show how plants exploit disaster to meet their species' needs
The birds and the bees by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how ingenious plants help insects and birds discover their hidden pollen with intricate, brilliantly colored flowers. Plants are also deceitful with false promises of food or sex as rewards for transferring male pollen to the female parts of another plant
Putting down roots( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how plants cultivate myriad survival techniques. Some plants race across the forest floor to climb a tree, tropical leaves strain to catch shafts of life-giving sunlight, and others use poisonous sap and crafty disguises as defense mechanisms
Living together( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how plants form remarkable partnerships, co-habiting with and within animals, fungi, and other plants in order to survive. Reveals their symbiotic relationship with jellyfish, the Great Barrier Reef, fierce biting ants and predatory dodders
Branching out( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how plant seeds are seasoned travelers, using animals, insects and wind in their journey for roots. Some employ aeronautical technology, like the squirting cucumber's jet propulsion and the Himalayan balsam's violent explosions, to propel their seeds
It's a jungle out there( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the extremes under which plants grow--from the coldest Arctic wastes to the driest deserts. Shows that plants can endure in a harsh and changing world in environments where humans often cannot exist
The coming plague( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Travel with a new generation of heroic doctors and scientists as they explore the African rain forest in search of a deadly virus, descend on small Pakistani village tracking an elusive plague, and investigate a U.S. hospital for a drug resistant bacterial outbreak. This insider's documentary examines the harsh reality of the clash between people and plagues where victory is literally a matter of life or death
NBA at 50( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denzel Washington hosts this look at the history of the National Basketball Association and some of the great players and coaches who have influenced the game
America's greatest Olympians( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces a century of Olympic stories from the 14 American athletes in 1896 to the more than 600 Americans who competed in Barcelona in 1992
Dying to tell the story by V. 070.92 ELD DYI( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary centers on the life and death of Dan Eldon, a 22 year old Reuters photographer who was stoned to death in Somalia in 1993. His sister Amy interviews other war journalists and travels in their paths, in an attempt to understand the life of a war photographer. Features video footage and still photographs of war zones in Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, etc
Cold War( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 21: Spies. Early CIA attempts to penetrate the Iron Curtain are thwarted. The U.S. reacts with increasingly sophisticated technological intelligence--the U-2 spy-plane, satellite reconnaissance and electronic eavesdropping. Yet human spies remain important. Sometimes betrayers, sometimes betrayed, many spies pay with their lives
Cold War( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 23: The Wall comes down. Incredibly quickly, the Soviet bloc is breaking up, virtually without bloodshed. First Poland, then Hungary, then East Germany slip away from communist control. Gorbachev makes no effort to hold them back with force. Amid scenes of jubilation, the hated Berlin Wall comes down
Cold War( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrades: Though ideological enemies, the Soviet Union and the United States are allies against Hitler during WWII. At the end of the war, Europe is divided, and the one-time allies now confront each other. Iron Curtain: The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe. Churchill warns of the consequences. Stalin insists that the governments of the Soviet Union's client states be pro-communist. Impoverished after the war, Great Britain opts out as a world power. The U.S. assumes the mantle of leadership. Marshall plan: The U.S. adopts the Truman doctrine, pledging to defend freedom worldwide. Sect. of State George Marshall plans to bolster economic recovery in Europe. Seeing this as a threat, Stalin forbids his satellites to participate--Container
Cold War( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 17: Good guys, bad guys. The superpowers use surrogates to wage ideological and often physical conflict. In 1967 and 1973, American backed-Israel triumphs over Soviet-backed Egypt and Syria. In Africa, the Soviets exploit nationalist, anti-colonial struggles. The U.S. supports South Africa in its battle against communism
Cold War( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 11: Vietnam has been divided since the end of French colonial rule. The North is run by communists, the South by anti-communists. Ignoring warnings against involvement in a nationalist struggle, the United States commits its armed forces. American protests against the war mount as the U.S. begins to realize this is not a war it can win
 
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The private life of plantsPlant politicsPutting down rootsLiving togetherBranching outIt's a jungle out thereAmerica's greatest OlympiansDying to tell the story