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Cronkite Ward Company

Overview
Works: 156 works in 260 publications in 1 language and 3,505 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational television programs  Fiction  Survival films 
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. This video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex cosmology theories of all time
Plato's Republic( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 122 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 )

6 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
The prince( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 116 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 scarlet letter : a romance by R Joffe( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed
Don Quixote( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 94 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
The jungle( Visual )

3 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
Understanding--the power of genes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 83 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 Victoria Spence( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the story written by Thomas Malory and the story's influence on today's stories. Includes interviews with various motion picture creators, re-enactments of the story, and footage of historical ruins in England related to the story
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
George Orwell's 1984( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
Walden by Jonas Mekas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Henry David Thoreau's book, Walden. Walden captures the essence of transcendentalism, emphasizing the importance of spirituality over materialism. The video traces Thoreau's life from his troubled childhood to the peace he found on the shores of Walden Pond. Includes interviews with Don Henley of the Eagles, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and former president Jimmy Carter who reveal the power that Thoreau's thinking still exerts today
Galileo's "Dialogue."( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 67 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 64 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
Understanding : volcanoes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From its crust to its molten core, Earth is a planet under immense pressure. How does it let off steam? 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. Spectacular news footage of volcanoes' awesome power is included as well"--Container
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey
Understanding( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 62 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
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines William Golding's allegorical novel of human behavior
Heart of darkness( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1902, Heart of darkness revealed a pattern of exploitation, corruption, and casual brutality that was to occur again and again over the rest of the 20th century. In this program, parallels are drawn between Joseph Conrad's harrowing novella and the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse now. Includes clips from Apocalypse now and Turner Network Television's Heart of darkness
Catch-22( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program, filmed in 1995, brings together Joseph Heller, Art Buchwald, Bill Mauldin, Catch-22 director Mike Nichols, Alan "Yossarian" Arkin, members of Heller's own wartime bomber squadron, and others to unravel the novel's characters and the attitudes and institutions they represent"--Container
 
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