Most widely held works by Annenberg/CPB Collection
Earth revealed ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Gives a broad introduction to basic elements of the study of geology.
Seasons of life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Provides an exploration from both the expert and the personal perspectives of human development beginning with conception and continuing through the many changes of growth and aging. Describes how the biological, social and psychological clocks influence the events of the human life cycle. Includes case studies and commentaries by noted psychologists.
The whole child a caregiver's guide to the first five years ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Teaches the latest in the fields of child development and child care for the critical years from birth to the age of five. Outlines essential information about children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Presents practical developmental activities and techniques to use in difficult situations. Shows real children and teachers in Head Start classrooms, a private urban infant center and preschool, an in-home family child care program, a suburban preschool and two university child care centers.
Behavior disorders of childhood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Visits families of youngsters with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and autism. In addition, experts in child development and psychology discuss how to differentiate abnormal behavior from developmental stages.
Psychotherapies ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Allows viewers to "sit-in" on five distinctly different kinds of psychotherapy: psycho-dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, couples, and group.
Personality disorders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Identifies eleven personality disorders and concentrates on four: narcissistic, antisocial, borderline, and obsessive-compulsive.
Organic mental disorders ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Focuses on organic mental disorders that result from three causes: physical trauma, disease, and exposure to toxic substances. Assessment, treatment, and prognosis are all addressed.
College algebra in simplest terms ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Presents the role of algebra in daily life and demonstrates practical applications in the workplace. Uses symbols, charts, pictures, and state-of-the-art computer graphics to illustrate basic algebraic techniques. Reviews problems step-by step, focusing on the methods students find most difficult to grasp.
Film noir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
This program explores how the film noir genre, which reached its peak in the 1950s, reflected the pessimism and paranoia that were signs of the times. With its roots in German expressionism and its disturbing sense of corruption and urban decay these "black films" were a mirror of the American psyche.
Americas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
This intimate look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities.
The Hollywood style ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The style of American movies evolved from the desire to tell a compelling, seamless story. This film examines the timeless style of Casablanca and other films to explore how American directors, screen writers, production designers, editors and cinematographers create worlds that audiences are eager to enter. Included are interviews with directors Bertrand Tavernier, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Joseph Mankiewicz.
Romantic comedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Program explores romantic comedy films which often indirectly reveal truths about the battle of the sexes. Explores both sides of American romantic comedy, the surface humor and its roots in questions of gender and sexuality, Includes interviews with directors, screenwriters and scholars.
An ounce of prevention ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Examines several community-based projects that focus on specific life stages. Each example uses a unique combination of strategies to lessen the effects of known psychological, sociocultural, environmental, and biological risk factors in the hope that the development of psychological problems do not occur.
The Constitution, that delicate balance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Representatives of law, government, journalism, academia and other professions grapple with the tough choices required to put the Constitution into practice, and the difficulty of balancing the conflicting demands the Constitution honors. Each program starts with a hypothetical case, presented by the moderator, in which rights clash with responsibilities and the needs of the individual clash with those of society.
Film in the television age ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Traces Hollywood's initial fear of television and how a new era of motion picture entertainment grew out of the advent of TV and also how television was influenced by the movies.
The star ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Joan Crawford serves as a case study in the program, with many other stars profiled. Interviews with critics, scholars, and studio publicists round out this study of Hollywood stardom as a cultural phenomenon.
The Edge of Hollywood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Examines alternative cinema and takes a look at the new breed of outlaw directors, a diverse group of independent filmmakers many of whom are from minority communities, who play their own game on the fringes of traditional Hollywood.
The Combat film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Historians, directors and military leaders describe the evolution of the World War II combat film, the rise of the Vietnam film, the influence of factual newsreel documentaries on fiction film genre, and the narrative tradition linking such films as Bataan (1943) and Platoon (1968).
The studio system ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Using Paramount Pictures as a case study, this program looks at the "factory system" perfected by major film studios in 1930s Hollywood. By the 1950s a new Hollywood emerged owned by huge corporations interested primarily in profit. Charlton Heston and Harrison Ford and others discuss the conflict between industry and artistry and the challenges facing studios today.
The Film school generation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Traces the rise to prominence of a generation of directors who emerged primarily from the film schools of the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and New York University in the 1960s. Examines the financial and cultural forces that made their ascendance possible.
Algebra Behavior disorders in children Bereavement--Psychological aspects Case studies Child care Child development Child psychology Child rearing Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death--Psychological aspects Developmental psychology Early childhood education Earth sciences Economic history Education, Preschool Families Films--for English speakers Films for the hearing impaired France French language French language--Spoken French Geology History Human geography International business enterprises International economic relations International finance International trade Interviews Life cycle, Human Manners and customs Mathematical statistics Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture industry Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Motion pictures--Social aspects Personality disorders Political science Psychology, Pathological Psychotherapy Rural conditions Self-instruction Social history Sociology, Rural Spanish language Statistics Travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired