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101. If you can't beat 'em, blog 'em   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004 . 23 mins. ; color. , The rise of the blog as a form of serious news reporting means that conventional journalists must become familiar with the blog format and rethink typical journalistic approaches. This ABC News program examines the blogger “community,” reviews major news stories that were broken by bloggers, and demonstrates ways in which blogging differs from traditional reporting methods. Featuring an interview with a Virginia schoolteacher who created a groundswell of political action with her blog, the video shows how the immediacy and the personal style of blog-writing can have powerful results—so powerful that journalistic accountability is now a contentious blog issue. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

102. Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald, live in '57 & '63   Publication: Reelin's in the Years Productions, 2006 . 56 mins. ; color & b/w. , Jazz Icons: Ella Fitzgerald features “The First Lady Of Song” in two distinct performances. The first is the earliest known complete concert of Ella to be captured on film. Shot in Belgium, this 1957 concert has her performing with jazz greats Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Jo Jones and the legendary Oscar Peterson on classics such as “Lullaby Of Birdland,” and “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” The second show is an intimate in-studio performance from 1963, taped in Sweden, featuring Ella backed by a quartet including pianist Tommy Flanagan. Highlights include stellar versions of “Mack The Knife” and “Just One Of Those Things.” Date: 2006 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

103. Patriotic music of America   Publication: United States : Documentary Recordings, 2001 . 1 sound disc : , Compact disc. 4 3/4 in. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

104. Edens lost & found / Harry Wiland and Dale Bell   Publication: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub. Co., 2006 . 4 videodiscs (ca. 228 minutes. Library has Chicago and Philadephia) : col. and b&w , Edens Lost & Found highlights practical solutions and models for urban transformation that go beyond pollution prevention to tackle the challenge of improving the quality of life in cities for ourselves and future generations. Focusing on Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Seattle -- four cities that face a range of demographic, economic and environmental challenges -- this special documentary series shows how integrated resource planning combined with local community support have come together with bold strategies offering hope to our great American cities. Many of the problems these cities are confronting pose similar challenges to other metropolitan areas -- of all sizes -- across America. And there is much to be learned from the solutions they are finding. Showcasing strategies that contribute to a sustainable ecosystem -- including open space and public parks, urban forestry, watershed management, public art, waste disposal, recycling, green architecture, environmental justice, neighborhood development, and mass transit alternatives -- Edens Lost & Found presents the integrated "best practices" that are making a significant difference in these four cities. | Edens Lost & Found - Chicago: City of the Big Shoulders - City Hall and grass roots groups in Chicago are working on open space, green buildings and an educated citizenry to create a sustainable city. | Edens Lost & Found - Philadelphia: The Holy Experiment - Faced with severe budget limitations, Philadelphia's rebirth is being brought about by a network of community-based volunteer organizations. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

105. Abraham and Mary Lincoln :   Publication: [United States] : WGBH Educational Foundation : | Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2001 . 3 videocassettes of 3 (360 min.) : | Copyright: no reg. , Special features include: interviews with the producer and cinematographer, audio descriptions, audio navigation, three-part featurette, interactive map, videos interview of historians, timelines, essays, photo galleries, and teacher's guide. | Videocassette 1. This film begins in 1882 when Mary Todd Lincoln is an old woman living near Springfield, Illinois. It backtracts to tell the story of the couple's childhoods his in a remote backwoods log cabin, hers in a wealthy Kentucky home. And it describes their courtship. Mary sets her heart on the raw, socially awkward Lincoln, saying later. “ He’ll be president of the United States on day. If I had not thought so I never would have married him. “ Their partnership is both tempestuous and passionate. She has a temper, and he suffers bouts of depression. But they share a powerful political ambition that sends Lincoln to the House of Representatives and later, with the country splitting apart over slavery, propels him to run for president. On election night, when the results finally come in, Lincoln goes home and tells his wife, “Mary, Mary, we are elected” | Videcassette 2: When the Lincolns arrive in Washington in 1861, the country is breaking apart. The country's president-elect is unknown, untested, and mistrusted. His wife, the daughter of a Southern slave owner, is suspected of being a Confederate sympathizer, As Lincoln leads a confused and frightened people through the most terrible conflict in their history, disaster strikes his own home: Willie Lincoln -- the child Mary says will be the hope and stay of her old age – dies. Mary, though tormented by her grief, visits wounded soldiers and helps slaves who have made their way to the North. Losing her grip on sanity, she also turns to spiritualists for comfort. Her husband, bowed down with sorrow, never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the east, enlistments drying up, and morale low, Lincoln takes a step that changes the country forever and in ding so he changes himself. On January 1, 1863 the sixteenth president issues the Emancipation Proclamation liberating millions of Americans from bondage. The Move turns the Civil War from a conflict over union into a struggle for freedom. 1/2 in. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

106. An inconvenient truth : by Gore, Albert, Publication: New York : Viking, 2007 . 191 p. : , Former Vice Resident Al Gore presents an eye-opening and compelling view of the future of our planet - and our civilization - in the MUST-SEE documentary of the year. This is a wake-up call that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and present danger. An Inconvenient Truth brings home Gore's persuasive argument that we must act now to save hte earth. Each and everyone of us can make changes in the way in which we live our lives and become part of the solution. | Includes English subtitles. 23 cm. Date: 2007 Availability: No items available:

107. Coming to light Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians / by Makepeace, Anne Publication: A Co-Production of Anne Makepeace Productions, Inc. and WNET 2000 . 1 videocassette (85 minutes) : sd., col. ; 2000. , Copyright: Anne Makepeace Productions, Inc. DCR 2000; PUB 30May00; REG 7Sep00; PA1-008-094. | Source(s) used: copyright data sheet; copyright data base. | Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) was a driven, charismatic, obsessive artist, a pioneer photographer who set out in 1900 to document traditional Indian life. He rose from obscurity to become the most famous photographer of his time, created an enormous body of work -- 10,000 recordings, 40,000 photographs, and a full length ethnographic motion picture -- and died poor and forgotten. His work was rediscovered in the 1970s and is now synonymous with photography of Indians. COMING TO LIGHT tells the dramatic story of Curtis' life, the creation of his monumental work, and his changing views of the people he set out to document. The film also gives Indian people a voice in the discussion of Curtis' images. Hopi, Navajo, Eskimo, Blackfeet, Crow, Blood, Piegan, Suquamish, and Kwakiutl people who are descended from Curtis subjects or who are using his photographs for cultural preservation respond to the pictures, tell stories about the people in the photographs, and discuss the meaning of the images. It also presents a complex, dedicated, flawed life, and explores many of the ironies inherent in Curtis's story, the often controversial nature of his romantic images, and the value of the photographs to Indian people and to all Americans today. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

108. Over America   Publication: KCTS Television, 1995 . 60 mins. : col. and b&w , Over America View the scenic magnificence of our nation, from her wave-swept coasts to the majestic mountains and the forested Northwest. Photographed from the air with state-of-the-art High Definition cameras, Over America will become a treasured addition to your video library. | This DVD is included to "Over America" Deluxe Box Set. It is a collection of the most successful regional videos ever produced. The Emmy Award-winning series, presented for the first time ever in a deluxe box set, features amazing cinematography and beautiful original music scores. Showcasing video shot in high- Definition (HD) by the world's most experienced aerial production team, the Over America Deluxe Box Set is filled with breathtaking awe-inspiring imagery. tour the grandeur of Washington D.C., the beauty and diversity of San Francisco, and experience the vast metropolis of New York City. From the rugged Northwest mountains to the spectacular capital, tour America from coast-to-cost in all her majesty. Date: 1995 Availability: No items available:

109. On the Pow Wow trail   Publication: First on Board 2002 . 1 videodisc (30 min.),col. , Follow young Chad Killscrow and his friend, Michael Roberts as they travel the circuit from Oklahoma to Rocky Boy, Montana from powwow to powwow, they recreate ceremonies, as well as the traditional dress and dance of Native American customs that were established centuries before. Focus on the preservation of American Indian customs, traditional dress and dance as you follow the two teen-age grassdancers on the powwow circuit. This unique and professionally produced video by producers, Gary Rhine and Fidel Moreno (Yaqui/Huichol) mix contemporary music with powwow music and infrared photography with interesting results. The story and music combine in such a fashion that powwow dancers are portrayed in a very positive manner similar to sports stars. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

110. Legends of jazz with Ramsey Lewis season one   Publication: [Manteno, IL] LRSmedia 2006 . 3 videodiscs (ca. 90 minutes.) : col. and b&w , LEGENDS OF JAZZ with Ramsey Lewis will commence its weekly run on PBS stations in April 2006. Each weekly episode features a guest star performing several numbers with Ramsey and his trio. Between these informal performances, Ramsey and his guest artist chat casually about topics related to the show’s theme. Weekly episodes will focus on a single instrument, style or element of jazz. The feel is loose and improvisational, not dry or academic. All guest stars are world-class musicians known for their artistic gifts, their passion for music and the legends who came before them, and, of course, for their larger-than-life personalities, humor, fascinating stories, and riveting performances. | Volume one: the Gold Horns, the Jazz Singers, Contemporary Jazz, the Altos. | Volume two: the Piano Masters, Roots: the Blues, Ameircan Songbook, Latin Jazz. | Volume three: the Tenors, Brazilian Jazz, the Killer Bs New Jazz Masters 2006. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

111. Building on Ground Zero / written and produced by Larry Klein ; a BBC-WGBH Boston co-production.   Publication: Boston: WGBH Boston Video, 2006 . 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) sd., col. 4 3/4 in. , In a follow up to the Emmy Award-winning documentary Why The Towers Fell, NOVA looks back at the events of 9/11 and reviews the major investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center. What has been learned in order to improve the construction and security of our most important structures, present and future? How does the U.S. rate compared to other countries? What are the challenges facing architects, engineers, and builders and the obstacles preventing them from adopting new building codes? The film features incisive interviews with key investigators and engineers—including Leslie Robertson, who engineered the World Trade Center towers and takes viewers to the construction site of his current project in Shanghai, touted as the tallest structure in the world. | "Lessons from the World Trade Center collapse"--Container. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Nova on Sept. 5, 2006. Some content produced in 2002. Special feature include: teaching materials (PDF format, computer and DVD-ROM drive required). Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

112. Washington, D.C.: our national's capital   Publication: KCTS Television 1994 , Our Nation's Capital This fascinating portrait of the capital of the United States was photographed over a year's time. The film's perspectives from the air and ground capture the sense of grandeur, history, and vitality that give Washington, D.C its character. | Washington D.C. is included to "Over America" Deluxe box Set . It is a collection of the most successful regional videos ever produced. The Emmy Award-winning series, presented for the first time ever in a deluxe box set, features amazing cinematography and beautiful original music scores. Showcasing video shot in high- Definition (HD) by the world's most experienced aerial production team, the Over America Deluxe Box Set is filled with breathtaking awe-inspiring imagery. tour the grandeur of Washington D.C., the beauty and diversity of San Francisco, and experience the vast metropolis of New York City. From the rugged Northwest mountains to the spectacular capital, tour America from coast-to-cost in all her majesty. Date: 1994 Availability: No items available:

113. Globe trekker: New York   Publication: Escapi New Media Studios AB. 2004 . 60 mins. : col. and b&w , New York is a wondrous metropolis and the self-proclaimed capital of the world. Its vast population and multitude of ethnic groups have created a vibrant and energetic mix that is known as much for its resilience in the face of tragedy as it is for its economic power. Globe Trekker travelers Ian Wright and Megan McCormick tour New York's five boroughs: Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. Join them as they visit Ground Zero, ride the Staten Island Ferry to the statue of Liberty, take in the views from the top of the Empire State building, go on a serious shopping spree along 5th avenue, and soak away cares of the city on Coney Island Beach. | City Guide Travel Guide DVD | Globe Trekker: New York is included to "Over America" Deluxe Box Set. It is a collection of the most successful regional videos ever produced. The Emmy Award-winning series, presented for the first time ever in a deluxe box set, features amazing cinematography and beautiful original music scores. Showcasing video shot in high- Definition (HD) by the world's most experienced aerial production team, the Over America Deluxe Box Set is filled with breathtaking awe-inspiring imagery. tour the grandeur of Washington D.C., the beauty and diversity of San Francisco, and experience the vast metropolis of New York City. From the rugged Northwest mountains to the spectacular capital, tour America from coast-to-cost in all her majesty. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

114. Globe trekker: San Francisco   Publication: Escapi New Media Studios AB. 2004 . 60 mins. : col. and b&w , Globe Trekker: San Francisco. This historic city is widely regarded as one of the most attractive cities in the United States. Home to the flower power generation and a thriving cultural mix, San Francisco has something to offer everyone. Follow Justine Shapiro through Chinatown, Mission, The Castro, Haight Ashbury, and North Beach as she meets authentic hippies, samples vegan food, visits Alcatraz, and takes a day trip to see the giant redwoods. | Globe Trekker: San Francisco is included to "Over America" Deluxe Box Set. It is a collection of the most successful regional videos ever produced. The Emmy Award-winning series, presented for the first time ever in a deluxe box set, features amazing cinematography and beautiful original music scores. Showcasing video shot in high- Definition (HD) by the world's most experienced aerial production team, the Over America Deluxe Box Set is filled with breathtaking awe-inspiring imagery. tour the grandeur of Washington D.C., the beauty and diversity of San Francisco, and experience the vast metropolis of New York City. From the rugged Northwest mountains to the spectacular capital, tour America from coast-to-cost in all her majesty. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

115. Dreams Die Hard   Publication: Washington DC: Free the Slaves, . 36 mins. ; color. , (9 a.m. and 7 p.m., 60min program): This documentary follows several victims trapped in slavery in the U.S. Maria was enslaved as a domestic servant and victim of sexual exploitation in southern California. "Miguel" was enslaved in Florida, where his captors used violence to force him and many others to harvest tomatoes. Christy and Rose were enslaved in Maryland, where they worked as domestic servants after being taken from their native Cameroon. The message is clear: modern-day slavery exists everywhere, including the United States, and it is by courageous actions of individuals and NGOs that these people were freed. Availability: No items available:

116. Freedom & beyond   Publication: Washington DC: Free the Slaves, . 24 mins. ; color. , The film takes viewers along on a raid to free children from bonded labor in northern India; introduces the heroes who rescue the children; shows formerly enslaved children as they learn to play again; and finally travels with activists from Indian NGO Bal Vikas Ashram to the remote villages from which children are routinely trafficked. Viewers see once powerless, hopeless villagers join forces to arrest local traffickers and create a safe place for their children. Availability: No items available:

117. Silence Revolution   Publication: Washington DC: Free the Slaves, . 19 mins. ; color. , This is the true story of people held in slavery in the stone quarries of northern India, who risk everything to take back their lives. The film follows a group of stone-breakers who challenge the slaveholders, are burned out of their homes, are imprisoned, then finally win the right to run their own quarry and start a new village. As they struggle to survive in their new-found freedom, they send their children to school, replant the nearby forest and begin to hope for a life beyond stone-breaking. The film features an Indian NGO, Sankalp, which helps with rehabilitation of former bonded laborers. Availability: No items available:

118. Creation's journey: Native American identity and belief / presented by the National Museum of the American Indian   Publication: Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press in association with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 1994 . 62 mins (Audio CD). , This recording features ceremonial, social, and contemporary music, from Micmac reels to Aymara planting songs. These recordings of Native music from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bolivia were selected by noted ethnomusicologist Charlotte Heth (Cherokee). Date: 1994 Availability: No items available:

119. Iron-Jawed Angels   Publication: Home Box Office 2004 . 124 min. ; color. , Oscar-winner Hilary Swank stars in a fresh and contemporary look at a pivotal event in American history, telling the true story of how a pair of defiant and brilliant young activists took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

120. Driving Miss Daisy   Publication: 1993 . 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 in. viewing copy. , Chinese subtitles. Date: 1993 Availability: No items available: