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Time Life Video & Television

Overview
Works: 280 works in 488 publications in 1 language and 14,049 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F591, 978
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Most widely held works by Time Life Video & Television
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The history of rock 'n' roll( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ten episode documentary covers rock 'n' roll history from its humble beginnings in the '50s to Lollapalooza in the '90s. A kaleidoscope of musical memories, it features interviews with stars from Little Richard to Bono, as they recall the sound and songs that changed their lives. There are vintage clips examining: early stars during rock's first golden age, the turmoil of the British Invasion, the incandescent birth of soul, the death of the folk troubadour as Dylan went electric, the rise and fall of the counterculture, guitar heroes forever, the split personality of the 70s, the rise of punk, and the reinvention of rock to encompass MTV and festival mania in the 90s. Includes classic footage, concert performances, complete songs, and stars galore
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features original location cinematography in 25 countries, taking the viewer around the world on an incredible journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Tibet
Maya : the blood of kings( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Europe was in the midst of the Dark Ages, the Maya of Central America were developing a culture responsible for a complicated writing system, mathematical and astrological calculations, and archaeological marvels. Explore ruins in the jungles of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to understand a people both sophisticated and bloodthirsty and a society that collapsed with mysterious speed
Inca : secrets of the ancestors( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the legendary kingdom of the Incas and the achievements of their society, including medical skills, engineering, and architectural marvels
Greece : a moment of excellence( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

500 years before the birth of Christ, the small city-states of Greece began a period of cultural excellence, and none was more advanced than Athens. Discover the architectural, intellectual, artistic, and cultural achievements of the period, including the original Olympic games. Discusses the elements that led to the end of the glorious "moment of excellence."
China : dynasties of power( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study the "dynasties of power" from the 2nd century B.C. through the rise of the first emperor to discover the achievements of ancient China. While uniting a vast land the Chinese built the 2,600-mile Great Wall, invented paper, printing, the compass and the world's first system of justice
Mesopotamia : return to Eden( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of the world's major religions lie in the valleys of Mesopotamia's Fertile Crescent. Here archaeologists are digging for the sites of Biblical stories, and unearthing clues to the dawn of civilization
Egypt : quest for immortality by Robert Gardner( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamen the world was provided with details of the ancient civilization of Egypt. In the land of the pharaohs a culture existed that believed in eternal life for all, from farmer to aristocrat. Now archaeologists are discovering the mysteries of the ancients, from preparing a mummy for burial to the technology necessary to raise enormous stone buildings
Africa : a history denied( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the white settlers of Africa couldn't believe that natives were responsible for the once great kingdoms of Great Zimbabwe and the Swahili Coast, these ancient cultures were either credited to wandering Phoenicians, the Queen of Sheba or other white travelers. Now the place where human history began is being reclaimed by descendants of those lost cultures, and the glories of their accomplishments are revealed
Tibet : the end of time( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolated by the Himalayas, Tibet has developed a culture centered on lives of altruism, the worship of the Dalai Lama as the manifestation of god on earth, and a perception of life as a repeating cycle. Now, however, modern life is intruding and the Tibetans' quest for peace, inner knowledge and nirvana may cease to exist
Aegean : legacy of Atlantis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aegean civilizations are considered to be the cradle of western culture. Archaeologists, beginning with Heinrich Schliemann, uncovered evidence of the civilizations at Troy, Mycenae, Crete, and possible support for the island of Santorini (formerly Thera) being the lost island of Atlantis
The history of rock 'n' roll( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of rock 'n' roll from its inception to its reinvention in the 1980's
Death Runs Riot by Stephen Ives( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West
Empire upon the trails by Stephen Ives( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 9 ancient long-gone civilizations and one on the brink of extinction, showing how they developed and their influences on current culture
The grandest enterprise under God by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Civil War Americans embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances. Railroads soon transformed the West, bringing European farmers, while cowpokes such as Teddy Blue Abbott would ride dusty cattle trails to deliver herds to railheads such as Dodge and Abilene, while buffalo hunters such as Frank Mayer would drive a magnificent animal to near extinction
The speck of the future by Stephen Ives( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic
The history of rock 'n' roll( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 10-part documentary covers rock 'n' roll history from its humble beginnings in the '50s to Lollapalooza in the '90s. Experience favorite rock 'n' roll moments through hundreds of exclusive interviews, classic footage and concert performances
 
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The history of rock 'n' rollDeath Runs RiotEmpire upon the trailsThe grandest enterprise under GodThe speck of the futureThe geography of hope
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