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Cronkite Ward Company

Overview
Works: 126 works in 261 publications in 1 language and 3,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  History  Television mini-series  Historical films  Television adaptations  Children's films  Educational films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cronkite Ward Company
Understanding the universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. Video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex theories of all time
The prince by Rennie Ellis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The prince. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger, Senator Gary Hart, Roger Masters, Riccardo Bruscagli and others. Includes reenactments from Machiavelli's life, period artwork, and location footage
The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
The Republic : Plato's utopia by Frank Sear( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
Understanding viruses by , Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
George Orwell's 1984 by Anthony Burgess( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
The scarlet letter by Wim Wenders( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel brings to life the attitudes and passions of 17th century New England. Condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter
Don Quixote( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
Jungle by David Attenborough( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle brought to light the appalling sanitation and working conditions of Chicago's meatpacking industry. This program presents the life of author and polemicist Upton Sinclair, including contributions to literature and journalism as well as to social reform, and how his novel prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws
Walden by Sheila Laffey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seamlessly blending expert analysis with on-screen quotations and dramatized scenes of Henry David Thoreau's life, this program thoroughly examines Walden--its historical significance, spiritual interpretations, and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides an introduction to the book of the same title. It examines the background against which the book was written and draws parallels between the events of the book and the history of the period
Understanding--the power of genes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents topics in genetics and genetic engineering, including the role of genetics in biotechnology and how genes factor into identical twins
Le Morte d'Arthur : the legend of the king by Thomas Malory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the story of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, with the evidence of the history underlying the legend and a trip to the possible site of Camelot. Provides background, adaptations and other information on the story. Includes a discussion of the mythic human yearning for heroes and the world of chivalry, loyalty, and purity
Understanding Oceans( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the characteristics of the ocean's personality, from the volatile cross-currents to health issues, from endangered sea creatures to the reality of light on the ocean floor
The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Shillinglaw of the Center for Steinbeck Studies; authors Studs Terkel and Gerald Haslam; Steinbeck's son Thomas and third wife, Elaine; and others discuss the Dust Bowl era, the Oakies, and the enduring effect of Steinbeck's book. Program includes the music of Woodie Guthrie, photographs by Dorothea Lange, and clips from John Ford's 1940 film of the novel
The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Galileo's "Dialogue."( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is said that the apple fell on Newton's head, but it was Galileo who planted the tree. This program examines, The Dialogue--arguably the most controversial book of its time--and the tumultuous events revolving around Galileo's visionary scientific achievements. The insights of Harvard University's Owen Gingerich, emeritus professor of the history of science; George Coyne, director of the Vatican Observatory; and others, plus dramatizations of scenes from the book and Galileo's trial, capture the intellectual fervor of the Scientific Revolution and the Church's struggle to discourage acceptance of Copernican cosmology
Understanding evolution( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes an in-depth look at the theory of evolution and its impact. The sexual selection process, the nature vs. nurture debate, Christian fundamentalism, and genetic testing are only some of the topics covered in this wide-ranging study of evolution"--Container
Understanding : volcanoes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the workings of shield volcanoes, cinder cones, and composite volcanoes by examining how the planet formed and how its tectonic plates continue to shift. In addition, scientists explain the methods they use to predict impending volcanic eruptions
Understanding( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) This program goes inside high-tech factories to see how products ranging from toys and makeup to bulldozers and helicopters are made. Marcus Crotts of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, James Womack of the Lean Manufacturing Institute, and professors James Solberg and Herb Moskowitz of Purdue University share their insights into the workings of the value stream -- a process of going from raw materials to finished products that today includes on-demand fabrication, advanced robotics, and zero-defect quality control standards
 
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