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1. America : the story of us. Disc 1 / Liev Schreiber; Nutopia (Firm); History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; New Video Group.   Publication: [United States] : A&E Television Networks : History : Distributed by New Video, ©2010. . 3 videodisc (ca. 184 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Availability: Items available: 台北美國資料中心 (北市圖) American Corner Taipei (1),

2. By the people: the election of Barack Obama by By the people : the election of Barack Obama /Benjamin Goldhirsh; Amy Rice; Alicia Sams; Craig Wedren; HBO Documentary Films.; et al; Publication: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010] . 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Documents Barack Obama's history-making road to the White House as the nation's first African-American president. Follows the former Senator from his decision to throw his hat in the ring to his historic election, and inauguration. Includes interviews, candid moments with his wife Michelle, and his daughters, Malia and Sasha, plus his senior campaign staff, his supporters, aids, and the media. | English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Availability: No items available:

3. Broadway: the American musical v. 1 with English/Chinese subtitles.   Publication: PBS Video 2004 . 120 min. ; color. , BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is a new six-part documentary series that chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Episode one: Give My Regards to Broadway (1893-1927) Featured Musicals : "In Dahomey", "Little Johnny Jones", "Show Boat", "The Black Crook", "The Great Ziegfeld", "Ziegfeld Follies" When Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. first hit New York in 1893, the intersection of Broadway and 42nd was nobody's idea of "the crossroads of the world." But by 1913, "'The Ziegfeld Follies' really were an amalgamation of everything that was happening in America, in New York, at that time," says writer Philip Furia. "Flo Ziegfeld was like the Broadway equivalent of the melting pot itself." Ziegfeld's story introduces many of the era's key figures: Irving Berlin, a Russian immigrant who became the voice of assimilated America; entertainers like Jewish comedienne Fanny Brice and African American Bert Williams, who became America's first "crossover" artists; and the brash Irish American George M. Cohan, whose song-and-dance routines embodied the energy of Broadway. This is also the story of the onset of World War I and the Red Summer of 1919, when labor unrest swept the nation -- and Broadway. The episode culminates in Ziegfeld's 1927 production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's far-sighted masterpiece, "Show Boat." With the Great Depression, the Ziegfeld era became a memory. Episode two: Syncopated City (1919-1933) Featured Musicals "A connecticut Yankee", "George White Scandals" ,"Good News", "Lady Be, Good!", "Runnin' Wild", "Sally", "shuffle Along", "The Garrick Gaieties", "Tip-Toes" Gossip columnist Walter Winchell gave Broadway a nickname that becomes synonymous with all of New York: "It is the Big Apple, the goal of all ambitions, the pot of gold at the end of a drab and somewhat colorless rainbow." With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulsed with energy and change, and nowhere was the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display than Broadway. "There was this period in which everybody was leaping across borders and boundaries," says director/producer George C. Wolfe. "There was this incredible cross-fertilization, cultural appropriation." While brash American women flapped their way to newfound freedoms, heroines of Broadway like Marilyn Miller became a testament to pluck and luck. It was the age of "Whoopee" and the "Charleston," "Runnin' Wild" and the "George White Scandals." In 1921, a jazz show like no other arrived: "Shuffle Along," which featured a rich, rousing score by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, reopening Broadway's doors to black artists. Unique talents like the Marx Brothers and Al Jolson -- a Jewish immigrant and Prohibition's biggest star -- rocketed to stardom. The Gershwin brothers, the minstrels of the Jazz Age, brought a "Fascinating Rhythm" to an entire nation. Innovative songwriting teams like Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart ignited a new age of bright melodies and clever lyrics with the massive hit "Manhattan." But as the Roaring Twenties came to a close, Broadway's Jazz Age suffered the one-two punch of the "talking picture" and the stock market crash, triggering a massive talent exodus to Hollywood and putting an end to Broadway's feverish expansion. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

4. Broadway: the American musical v. 2 with English/Chinese subtitles   Publication: PBS Video 2004 , BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is a new six-part documentary series that chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Episode 3: I Got Plenty O'Nuttin' (1929-1942) Featured Musicals are "Americana", "anything Goes", "As Thousands Cheer", "Gay Divorce" "Girl Crazy", "Of Thee I sing", "Pal Joey", "Paris", "Porgy and Bess", "The Cradle Will Rock", "This is the Army" The Great Depression proved to be a dynamic period of creative growth on Broadway, and a dichotomy in the musical theater emerged. Productions like Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" offered glamour and high times as an escape, while others -- such as "Of Thee I Sing," which satirized the American political system, and the remarkable WPA production of "The Cradle Will Rock," about a steel strike -- dealt directly with the era's social and political concerns. When Bing Crosby recorded "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," the doleful Broadway ballad took the hit parade by surprise. "This song spoke to the hearts, and to the minds, and to the emotions and thoughts, of everybody who lived during that depression," says lyricist Yip Harburg's son, Ernie. Rodgers and Hart created a string of new shows, including the sexually frank "Pal Joey," a genuine departure that starred newcomer Gene Kelly. In the gloom of the depression, Porter offered Broadway audiences such unforgettable songs as "You're the Top," which served as an effervescent tonic to a weary nation. In 1935, George Gershwin created his epic masterpiece, "Porgy and Bess," bringing a hybrid style of folk opera to Broadway. The onset of World War II galvanized the country and America's troubadour, Irving Berlin, rallied the troops with "This Is the Army." Episode 4: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning (1943-1960) Featured Musicals are "annie Get Your Gun", "Carousel", "Guys and Dolls", "Kiss Me, Kate", "My Fair Lady", "Oklahoma!","On the Town", "Sound of Music", "South Pacific" The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changed the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking "Oklahoma!" in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes de Mille. "Carousel" and "South Pacific" then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical where story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, "South Pacific" won the Pulitzer Prize. In "On the Town," an exuberant team of novices -- Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins -- captured the energy, humor, and pathos of New York City during World War II. Irving Berlin triumphed again with "Annie Get Your Gun," featuring Ethel Merman and the unofficial anthem of the American musical theater, "There's No Business Like Show Business." In shows like "Guys and Dolls," "My Fair Lady," and "Kiss Me, Kate," sophisticated adaptations of literary material prevailed. "Cole Porter led the way in writing adult songs about love and sex," says theater historian Robert Kimball. "He defied the censors. He, probably more than any other songwriter in this century, made it possible for the openness that we have in all popular music." In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe triumphed with "My Fair Lady," featuring an 18-year-old Julie Andrews. TV's THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW became the most important showcase for Broadway musicals. Yet with the death of Oscar Hammerstein II soon after the premiere of "The Sound of Music" in 1959, the curtain began to lower on a golden age. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

5. Broadway: the American musical v. 3, with English/Chinese subtitles.   Publication: PBS Video 2004 , BROADWAY: THE AMERICAN MUSICAL is a new six-part documentary series that chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Episode 5: Tradition (1957-1979) Featured musicals are "A Chorus Line", "Cabaret", "Chicago","Company", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Hair", "Hello, Dolly!", ""Pacific Overtures","Sweeney Todd", "The Pajama Game", "West Side Story" West Side Story" not only brought untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, it ushered in a new breed of director/choreographer who insisted on performers who could dance, sing and act. But by the time Jerome Robbins' last original musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," closed after a record run of 3,242 performances in 1972, the world of Broadway had changed forever. Rock 'n' roll, civil rights, and the Vietnam War ushered in new talents, many trained by the retiring masters, taking musical theater in daring new directions with innovative productions like "Hair," the first Broadway musical with an entire score of rock music. The adult narrative of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" plunged the musical into a new era. Hal Prince's conceptual staging showcased John Kander and Fred Ebb's dynamic score for "Cabaret." Bob Fosse captured a sexuality and cynicism ahead of its time with "Chicago," but it was director/choreographer Michael Bennett who spearheaded the biggest blockbuster of all -- "A Chorus Line." "It totally changed the musical theater," says Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld. "It was a catalyst for the improvement of this area, and of course this area is now the most desirable area in New York." With Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," the Broadway musical reached unexpected new heights in style and material with a tale of slaughter and cannibalism set in 19th-century London. By the end of the 1970s, Broadway became the centerpiece of a remarkably successful public relations campaign that would lure tourists to New York for years to come. Episode 6: Putting it together Featured Musicals are "42nd Street", "Cats", "La Cage aux Folles", "Rent", "Sunday in the Park with George", "The Lion King", "The Producers", "Wicked" Legendary as the "Abominable Showman," notorious producer David Merrick reconquered Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical "42nd Street." But soon the biggest hits were arriving from an unexpected source -- London. Producer Cameron Mackintosh redefined the business of show business as "Cats," "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera," and "Miss Saigon" became international blockbusters. Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George" defied categorization while Jerry Herman's crowd-pleasing "La Cage aux Folles" had two men sing a love song to each other for the first time on the stage -- a breakthrough soon overshadowed by the decimation of Broadway by AIDS. Yet with Julie Taymor's triumphant reimagining of "The Lion King," Disney led an astonishing resurrection of 42nd Street. Composer Jonathan Larson scored a bittersweet victory with the rock-flavored "Rent," and the old-style musical was reborn in Mel Brooks' "The Producers," which became the first must-see musical comedy in decades, despite a ticket price of $480 for each VIP seat. After 9/11, Broadway -- like the rest of America -- emerged from the darkness. Broadway's corporate dominance continues to grow, as evidenced by new shows such as "Wicked," the biggest hit of the 2003-04 season, with 10 Tony nods. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

6. DVD: So you want to be president? by St. George, Judith 1931- Publication: [Weston, CT] Weston Woods Studios Scholastic 2003 . 1 videodisc (27 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , "Public performance DVD"--Container. "In the time-honored tradition of political commentary the public and private lives of forty-two Presidents are celebrated with humor and flair"--Container. Bonus features: on-screen learning guides ; optional English subtitles. | Closed-captioned. Narrated by Stockard Channing. Presents an assortment of facts about the qualifications and characteristics of U.S. presidents, from George Washington to Bill Clinton. MPAA rating: Not rated. DVD. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

7. DVD: Inspiring figures : Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald by Pinkney, Andrea Davis Publication: [New York] Scholastic, 2005 . 1 videodisc (35 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , In English with optional English subtitles. | "Public performance DVD." -- Container box. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

8. State capitals by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide. , Join children Gus and Gwen as they learn about all 50 states and their capitals. They go region by region and provide fun facts and information, including state nicknames, things the states are famous for making or producing, popular recreation activities and a bit of history. This fast-paced trip from coast to coast provides an exciting overview of regions, states and their capitals. Availability: No items available:

9. The Southwest by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (5 p. ; 19 cm.) , We will be visiting the states of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Students will explore some spectacular scenery, including the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert, and take a roaring raft ride down the rapids of the Rio Grande River and travel on historic Route 66. They will meet local people, witness the creation of pottery unique to the Southwest, learn about the natural resources, history and culture of the region, and sample some delicious Southwestern foods. Availability: No items available:

10. The Southeast by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (5 p. ; 19 cm.) , We will be visiting the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. On this trip, students will see crocodiles and alligators, take a ride on a steamboat down the mighty Mississippi River and go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, meet local people, learn about the history, natural resources and culture of the region. Availability: No items available:

11. Michigan by Schlessinger Media. Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (5 p. ; 19 cm.) , On this trip we will explore Michigan's varied landforms; its Upper and Lower Peninsulas, the Great Lakes and its plains. We will cross the Mackinac Bridge, which connects the two peninsulas and travel to Beaver Island, a popular vacation spot for Michiganders. We will learn about the state's culture, history, natural resources and industry, as we visit a car designer working at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan's largest city. Of course, no trip to Michigan would be complete without exploring all of the fun outdoor activities available: skiing, skating, ice fishing and hockey in the winter months, and hiking, sailing, camping and canoeing in the summertime. Availability: No items available:

12. United States flag by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (5 p. ; 19 cm.) , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program explains the origins and evolution of the American flag, the role of Betsy Ross, the national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner," the Pledge of Allegiance and proper care of the flag. Availability: No items available:

13. United States expansion by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program covers the story of the Lewis & Clark Expedition and Sacajawea, follows the life of a child in a pioneer family, "America the Beautiful," the forced relocation of Native Americans from their homelands, the story of John Henry and the history of Mount Rushmore. Availability: No items available:

14. Immigration to the U.S. by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (ca. 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program examines the groups who came to the United States, the story of a child who immigrates to America, the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the story of Chinese immigration and the many faces of immigration today Availability: No items available:

15. Washington, D.C. by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program illustrates the planning and building of important buildings and monuments of Washington, D.C., including the Capitol Building, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and the Supreme Court Building. Availability: No items available:

16. National observances by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (ca. 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (5 p. ; 19 cm.) , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program explains why we celebrate Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Election Day and the history of voting in America. Availability: No items available:

17. United States Constitution by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program recounts the story of the Constitution, the biographies of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and the great seal of the United States. Availability: No items available:

18. African American life by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, 2004, ©1996. . 1 videodisc (ca. 25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + Teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program explores the African-American journey from Africa to slavery, resistance to slavery, racial segregation, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Movement, the biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. and life for African Americans today. Availability: No items available:

19. Equal rights for all by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program illuminates the story of the Bill of Rights, the abolitionist movement, the biographies of Abraham Lincoln and Susan B. Anthony, and a child's perspective of the Emancipation Proclamation. Availability: No items available:

20. Early settlers by Fabian, Rhonda Publication: Wynnewood, Pa. : Schlessinger Media, ©2004. . 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + teacher's guide [6] p. , Irene Bedard, the recognized voice of Disney's Pocahontas, narrates this journey through American history created especially for children. This program recounts the story of the Pilgrims and the voyage of the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower Compact, Squanto and the first Thanksgiving, and life in colonial Williamsburg. Availability: No items available: