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PBS (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,838 works in 2,682 publications in 1 language and 209,549 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical television programs  Biographies  Biographical television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: E807.1.R48, 973.917092
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Most widely held works by PBS (Firm)
Surviving Year One( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other nation, and the biggest portion goes toward pregnancy and childbirth. Despite this, infant mortality rates are appalling. To find out more about this critical issue, visit Rochester, New York, where babies are dying at a rate two times higher than the national average and where mothers of color are three times more likely than white mothers to lose their babies before their first birthday. In the search for answers, learn about programs that are working to reverse these dramatic disparities
Eero Saarinen : the architect who saw the future by Eero Saarinen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis' Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son, as he showcases the architect's body of timeless work, which continues to inspire amongst renewed interest in 20th-century architects and artists who exploded the constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic
Abacus : small enough to jail( Visual )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed director Steve James (The Interrupters), Academy Award-nominated (Best Documentary Feature, 2018) ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves - and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community - over the course of a five-year legal battle
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way? (1973-1983)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining country music is debated as never before, and the argument sparks a vibrant era. Dolly Parton crosses over to mainstream success. Willie Nelson finds creative freedom in Texas. Emmylou Harris influences a new generation of artists
Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1968-1972)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the Vietnam War intensifying, America is more divided than ever. Country music is not immune to the divisions. Kris Kristofferson abandons his military career, becomes a writer whose lyricism sets a new standard for country songs
The Rub (Beginnings –1933)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After centuries of percolating in America’s immigrant and racial mix, particularly in the American South, what was first called “hillbilly music” begins reaching more people through the new technologies of phonographs and radio
The Sons and Daughters Of America (1964 –1968)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a time of upheaval, country music reflects the changes in American society. Loretta Lynn performs songs that speak on behalf of women. Charley Pride becomes a country star. Merle Haggard becomes the “Poet of the Common Man.”
Hard Times (1933 –1945)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Great Depression and World War II, country music thrives and reaches bigger audiences. Gene Autry sets off a craze for singing cowboys, Bob Wills adapts jazz’s Big Band sound to create Texas Swing, and Roy Acuff becomes a star
The Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 –1953)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country music adapts to the cultural changes of post-war society. Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs transform string band music into Bluegrass. Out of the bars comes a new sound and songs about drinking, cheating, and heartbreak: Honky Tonk
I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 –1963)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Memphis, the confluence of blues and hillbilly music at Sun Studios gives birth to “rockabilly,” the precursor of rock and roll. Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash are at the forefront. Nashville has become Music City USA
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the causes behind the unprecedented growth in the use of prescription opioids and the devastating impact these drugs are having in virtually every part of America. It captures the story of the opioid crisis through personal stories and interviews with experts and reveals the tragic impact of the overuse of prescription painkillers on individuals, families, and communities
Bitter Rivals, Iran and Saudi Arabia (Part 1)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FRONTLINE traces how a 40-year rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has fueled sectarian extremism across the Middle East for political gain. Correspondent Martin Smith travels to seven countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Yemen to examine how the power struggle has rippled across the region
Eleanor Roosevelt by Sue Williams( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first international charter on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage to become one of the most admired women in America. Going beyond her public achievements, this intimate two-and-a-half-hour biography explores the secretive and surprising private life of a controversial American figure
Triangle fire( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the eighth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed more than a hundred innocent people trapped inside. The private industry of the American factory would never be the same
Addiction [eVideo - Films on Demand]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the deadliest drug epidemic in American history rages, follow the cutting-edge work of doctors and scientists as they explore how addiction affects the brain and how we should address our opioid crisis
One of a Kind: 9 Months That Made You by Eastern Connecticut State University( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people—even “identical” twins—are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you’re likely to be right-handed, even how your sexuality formed
The Best of Men( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best of Men follows one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at Stokes Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Guttmann reinvigorates the lives of his staff and patients with one daring move: he introduces athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients, paralyzed soldiers who have been cast-off and are facing death from neglect
The Downward Spiral( Visual )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black and white indentured servants were treated similarly in the 1620s. By the early 18th century, the expanding slave trade caused many colonies to adopt strict "black codes," transforming the social system into one of legal racial oppression
Operation Bridge Rescue [eVideo - Films on Demand]( Visual )

3 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the rebuilding of the 19th century Blenheim Covered Bridge. Watch craftsmen raise this engineering icon under grueling time pressure and witness traditional artisans in China restoring ancient covered bridges to ensure their survival
Visions of France : stunning aerial tours of Provence and Riviera( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel from the mountains of Luberon to the Grand Canyon of Verdon - to Arles, Avignon, and Aix - to great Romanesque cities, hilltop towns, and bustling fishing ports. The distinctive palette that inspired van Gogh, Cézanne, Saint-Exupéry, and countless others is on full display as you take flight over olive groves, lavender fields, vineyards, and winding rivers
 
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