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1. Jazz : a film by Ken Burns by Burns, Ken, 1953- Publication: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Video 2000 . 10 videocassettes (ca. 19 hr.) : col. and b&w ; 1/2 in. , A documentary history of jazz from its origins in the city of New Orleans during the 1890s within the African-American community through the 1990's. Contents: --episode 1. Gumbo (90 min.) --episode 2. The gift (90 min.) --episode 3. Our language (120 min.) --episode 4. The true welcome (125 min.) --episode 5. Swing: pure pleasure (90 min.) --episode 6. Swing: the velocity of celebration (120 min.) --episode 7. Dedicated to chaos (120 min.) --episode 8. Risk (125 min.) --episode 9. The adventure (120 min.) --episode 10. Masterpiece by midnight (120 min.) Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

2. Reporting America at war by Pollak, Amanda Publication: [Alexandria, Va.] PBS Home Video 2003 . 2 videocassettes (180 min.) sd., col. and b&w 1/2 in. , Director of photography, Buddy Squires ; editors, George O'Donnell, Toby Shimins ; music, Joel Goodma. Narrated by Linda Hunt. VHS Originally presented on PBS. | Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond. | Contents: Episode one The romance of war Episode two Which side are you on? | Insignia Films. | WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) | PBS Home Video. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

3. Golden Gate Bridge   Publication: [United States] PBS Home Video 2004 . 1 videocassette (57 min.) sd., col. 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned. Title from credits Narrated by David Ogden Stiers. VHS MPAA rating: Not rated. | The story of engineer Joseph Strauss' mission to bring the Golden Gate Bridge into existence. He spent thirteen years arguing with politicians and opponents, before he could even break ground. This video explores the building of this spectacular bridge. It has since been called one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

4. The artists   Publication: New York, N.Y. Wellspring 2004 . 1 videodisc(DVD)(ca. 90 min.) sd., col. with b&w sequences 4 3/4 in. , Not rated. Narrated by Kathryn Walker. Special feature: Weblinks. | For over half a century, photographs by Richard Avedon have filled the pages of countless magazines and been displayed in the world's finest galleries and museums. Avedon changed the course of fashion photography in the 1940's and '50s with his seminal spreads for Harper's Bazaar. Simultaneously, he was reinventing the sometimes-staid genre of photographic portraiture, capturing vivid images of both celebrities and the non-famous that revealed the essence of his subjects. Featuring a wealth of rare visual material ranging from personal photographs to never-before-seen prints, this documentary also includes exclusive interviews with actor and director Andre Gregory, director Mike Nichols, fashion editor Polly Allen Mellen, editor Tina Brown and Avedon himself. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

5. The artists   Publication: New York, N.Y. Wellspring Media 2004 . 1 videodisc(DVD)(60 min.) sd., col. with b&w sequences 4 3/4 in. , Not rated. Director/producer, Roger Sherman ; writer, Thomas McNamee ; music, Teese Gohl. Tovah Feldshuh, narrator. Special feature: Weblinks. | "Internationally acclaimed sculptor, Alexander Calder, invented an art form, the mobile, which incorporates motion into sculpture. Having created over 16,000 works of art, ranging from tiny mobiles that would fit in a matchbox to soaring monuments over seven stories high, Calder ranks as one of the twentieth century's most important artists"--Container. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

6. The artists   Publication: New York, NY Wellspring Media 2004 . 1 videodisc(DVD)(60 min.) sd., col. with b&w sequences 4 3/4 in. , Not rated Producer/writer/director, Karen Thomas ; music, Peter Rogers Melnick. Dennis Hopper, narrator. Special feature: Weblinks. | "No living artist has changed our perception of art as much as American painter Robert Rauschenberg. Beginning in the 1950s, Rauschenberg turned away from convential paint on canvas and started to create multimedia "combines" that both revolutionized and inspired the art community. In the years that have followed, his work has continued to bring a sense of challenge and excitement to the medium"--Container. " ... This compelling film offers a rich mixture of visual images and engaging commentary that eloquently reveal the man behind the ingenuity"--Container. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

7. The artists   Publication: New York, N.Y. Wellspring Media 2004 . 1 videodisc(DVD)(ca. 60 min.) sd., col. and b&w 4 3/4 in. , Not rated. Photographers, Phillip Hurn ... [et al.] ; editor, Bryan McKenzie. Narrated by Stockard Channing. Based on the book: Man Ray : American artist / Neil Baldwin. Special features: Essay by biographer Neil Baldwin, "Man Ray and the women we loved" ; Weblinks. | "Man Ray is the quintessential modernist figure: photographer, painter, object maker and collagist, filmmaker and printmaker, poet, essayist and philosopher. Born Emanuel Radnitsky in 1890, he went on to become the leader of the "American avant-garde" and the most enigmatic of the Dada-Surrealists who transformed the Paris art world during the ferment of the 1920's and beyond. This profile follows the creative genius from his youth in Brooklyn to his glory days in Paris and, finally, to his impact on future generations of artist in a variety of fields"--Container. Also includes a never-before-seen interview with Man Ray in which he reminisces about his life and work. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

8. The artists   Publication: New York, N.Y. Wellspring 2004 . 1 videodisc(DVD)(ca. 90 min.) sd., b&w & col. 1/2 in. , Not rated. Director of photography, Gregory Andracke ; music by Michael Small. Narrated by Edward Herrmann. Special features: Artwork listings. | Examines Norman Rockwell, "the artist of the people," using archival footage and visual images from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring interviews with historians, critics, family, friends and admirers, this production gives an in depth look at the artist, his art and the Americana he created with his brushstrokes. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

9. The artists   Publication: New York, N.Y. Wellspring 2004 . 1 videodisc(DVD)(ca. 90 min.) sd., col. with b&w sequences 4 3/4 in. , Not rated. Director of photography, Jerry Pantzer ; editors, Kris Liem, Rebekah Baker, Kate Taverna. Narrated by Tovah Feldshuh. Special features: Biographic timeline weblinks. Voice of Alfred Steieglitz, Stan Wall. | Examines the achievements and legacy of photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Includes an interview with Georgia O'Keeffe as well as film footage of other artists he inspired including Edward Steichen and John Marin. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

10. Seabiscuit   Publication: [United States] Burbank, CA PBS Home Video Distributed by Warner Home Video 2003 . 1 videocassette (60 min.) sd., col. 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allan Palmer, Peter Nelson, Allen Moore ; editor, Toby Shimin ; music, Joel Goodman. Narrated by Scott Glenn. VHS MPAA rating: Not rated. | While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

11. The Civil War   Publication: Burbank, CA PBS Home Video Warner Home Video 2002 . 5 videocassettes (680 min.) sd., col. with b&w sequences 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned Originally produced as a television mini series in 1990. VHS Special feature: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction." MPAA rating: Not rated | An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive- and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again. | Contents: tape 1, Episode one : The cause 1861 tape 2, Episode two & three : A very bloody affair forever free 1862 tape 3, Episode four : Simply murder Episode five : The universe of battle tape 4, Episode six : Valley of the shadow of death 1864 Episode seven : Most hallowed ground 1864 tape 5, Episode eight : War is all hell 1865 Episode nine : The better angels of our nature 1865 Behind the scenes : the civil war reconstruction Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

12. RFK : The American experience   Publication: [United States] Distributed by PBS Home Video 2004 . 1 videocassette (ca. 120 min.) sd., col. & b&w 1/2 in. , Title from container. Editor, Deborah Peretz ; music, Michael Bacon. Narrator, Blair Brown. VHS MPAA rating: Not rated. | This film chronicles the pivotal role RFK played in many of the major events of the 1960s. It looks closely at his complicated relationships with some of the leading figures of his day and reveals much about his personal world. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

13. Chicago : city of the century   Publication: [Boston, Mass.] [Alexandria, Va.] WGBH Educational Foundation Window to the World Communications, Inc. PBS Video 2003 . 3 videocassettes (ca. 270 min.) sd., b&w with col. sequences 1/2 in. , Music, Michael Bacon ; camera, Michael Chin, Terry Hopkins. Narrator: David Ogden Stiers. VHS. Originally broadcast as part of the television series: The American experience. Based on the book City of the Century by Donald L. Miller. Specially prepared set enhanced by PBS with time code visible on the screen. Supplemented by the "PBS VIDEOdatabase of America's History & Culture Merged Index" which provides subject references to specific videocassette volume numbers within the series and to specific locations within individual videocassettes according to on-screen counter numbers indicating number of minutes and seconds elapsed within a specific referenced videocassette. Curriculum resources available on database for video. Videos in database referenced by grade level, academic area, historical period, and standards correlation. Selected lesson plans for instructors available on database. Access to PBS Video database restricted of subscribing institutions. PBS Video database accessed via World Wide Web. | In just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. | Contents: pt. 1 Mudhole to metropolis / (edited by Bill Lattanzi) pt. 2 The revolution has begun / (edited by Bill Lattanzi, Jon Neuburger) pt. 3 Battle for Chicago / (edited by Jon Neuburger). Date: 2003 Availability: No items available: