Your search returned 1164 results. Subscribe to this search

|
161. The U: UNCUT - college tour - the South   Publication: Big Picture Media 2005 . 137 min. ; color. , THE U is a new DVD series featuring uncensored video tours of the 50 most popular colleges, created by students, for students, and hosted by stars from The WB. THE U’s college tours allow students and parents to get a true insider’s perspective on colleges nationwide. Because THE U is not associated with (or endorsed by) any college or university, our DVDs show you everything official college tours can’t (or won’t). Each tour runs almost 20 minutes and mixes candid student interviews with footage of the campus (and areas surrounding campus), dorms, facilities, classrooms, cafeterias, dining areas, nightlife, and much more, featuring unbiased coverage of: Academics, The Setting, The Scene, The Food, The Shelter, and Getting In. THE SOUTH features full length tours of the following schools: Duke University, Emory University, Texas A&M University, Tulance University, UNC, University of Georgia, University of Miamai, University of Virginia, UT-Austin, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

162. The U: UNCUT - college tour - the Ivy League   Publication: Big Picture Media 2005 . 106 min. ; color. , THE U is a new DVD series featuring uncensored video tours of the 50 most popular colleges, created by students, for students, and hosted by stars from The WB. THE U's college tours allow students and parents to get a true insider's perspective on colleges nationwide. Because THE U is not associated with (or endorsed by) any college or university, our DVDs show you everything official college tours can't (or won't). Each tour runs almost 20 minutes and mixes candid student interviews with footage of the campus (and areas surrounding campus), dorms, facilities, classrooms, cafeterias, dining areas, nightlife, and much more, featuring unbiased coverage of: Academics, The Setting, The Scene, The Food, The Shelter, and Getting In. IVY LEAGUE features full length tours of the following schools: Brown University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Princeton University, UPENN and Yale University. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

163. The U: UNCUT - college tour - the Midwest   Publication: Big Picture Media 2005 . 106 min. ; color. , THE U is a new DVD series featuring uncensored video tours of the 50 most popular colleges, created by students, for students, and hosted by stars from The WB. THE U's college tours allow students and parents to get a true insider's perspective on colleges nationwide. Because THE U is not associated with (or endorsed by) any college or university, our DVDs show you everything official college tours can't (or won't). Each tour runs almost 20 minutes and mixes candid student interviews with footage of the campus (and areas surrounding campus), dorms, facilities, classrooms, cafeterias, dining areas, nightlife, and much more, featuring unbiased coverage of: Academics, The Setting, The Scene, The Food, The Shelter, and Getting In. THE MIDWEST features full length tours of the following schools: University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, Wash U. –St. Louis and Miami of Ohio. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

164. Ernest Hemingway: rivers to the sea   Publication: PBS 2005 . 90 min. ; color & b/w , More than 40 years after his death, Hemingway is one of the most widely read and written about American authors. Many of his works are still in print, some in as many as 20 languages, including A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls. It is the art of Hemingway's story telling that forms the heart of this film, the point of departure from which Hemingway's work is uniquely explored. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

165. Willa Cather: the road is all   Publication: PBS 2005 . 90 min. ; color & b/w , In 1883, the young Cather was plucked from her luxurious home in Virginia and dropped into the tall grass prairies of Nebraska, an experience that exhilarated her and became the force behind all of her great novels - O Pioneer, My Antonia, Death Comes for the Archbishop and the Pulitzer Prize winning One of Ours. She has been a great inspiration to women writers and women readers, rediscovered in every decade for the past 100 years. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

166. Destionation America: the people and cultures that created a nation.   Publication: PBS 2005 . 220 min. ; color & b/w , The Immigrants come from all over the world. Their faces have changed, not their reason: flight from poverty, persecution, war. Drawn by the shimmering promise of America, immigrants have been coming since America’s beginning, for a better life, for their own survival. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

167. American Experience: FDR, part one   Publication: PBS 1994 . 110 min. ; color & b/w , Polio at age 39, president at age 50. Explore the public and private life of a determined man who steered this country through two monumental crises: the Depression and World War II. FDR served as president longer than any other, and his legacy still shapes our understanding of the role of government and the presidency. Date: 1994 Availability: No items available:

168. American Experience: FDR, part two   Publication: PBS 1994 . 140 min. ; color & b/w , Polio at age 39, president at age 50. Explore the public and private life of a determined man who steered this country through two monumental crises: the Depression and World War II. FDR served as president longer than any other, and his legacy still shapes our understanding of the role of government and the presidency. Date: 1994 Availability: No items available:

169. Art: 21 - art in the twenty-first century, season one: place, spirituality, identity, consumption   Publication: PBS 2003 . 220min.; color. , It is the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions. SEASON ONE: At the dawn of the 21st century, American artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into uncharted territory. Today's artists are engaging the world and their audiences in vital and surprising new ways. They use an enormous variety of media and draw on sources ranging from pop culture and politics to ethnic heritage, classical models, and deeply personal life experiences. The artists featured in the series represent a cross-section of contemporary art practices and philosophies, and hail from different regions of the United States. Season One of Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century introduces 21 artists to a nationwide audience. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

170. Art: 21 - art in the twenty-first century, season two: stories, loss and desire, time, humor   Publication: PBS 2003 . 220 mins. ; color. , It is the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions. SEASON TWO: Contemporary art breaks out of the confines of museums and art galleries in Season Two of Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century. Shattering the myth of the artist as an isolated genius, this unique series introduces television audiences to 16 artists working in America today. Art:21 is the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary art, and it uses the medium to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

171. Art: 21 - art in the twenty-first century, season three   Publication: PBS 2005 . 220 min. ; color. , It is the only series on television to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States, and it uses the medium of television to provide an experience of the visual arts that goes far beyond a gallery visit. Fascinating and intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions. EPISODE THREE: What goes on inside the minds of today’s most dynamic visual artists? How do they make the leap between insight and finished object? What inspires artists to break through the barriers of convention to arrive at new ways of seeing? These and other intriguing questions are explored in Season Three of “Art:21—Art in the Twenty-First Century,” the only series on national public television to focus exclusively on contemporary art and the people who create it. Like the great biennial art exhibitions that regularly showcase current artistic activity, Art:21 returns to television every two years to profile working artists who build our living culture with each painting, sculpture, photograph or installation that they create. | This season, David Alan Grier, Isabella Rossellini, Sam Waterston and Grant Hill introduce the theme at the beginning of each hour. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

172. Do you speak american? up north.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins. ; color. , VOLUME ONE: UP NORTH: In this program, Robert MacNeil canvasses the North to learn firsthand about linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority dialects and linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee are sampled, and Bill Labov, the dean of American linguists. Language at times is colloquially rich and some may find it offensive. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

173. Do you speak american? down south.   Publication: Princeton Films for the Humanities & Sciences 2005 , VOLUME TWO: DOWN SOUTH. This program follows Robert MacNeil down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Appalachia, Louisiana Cajun country, and the Tex-Mex border to examine Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Linguist Walt Wolfram, columnist Molly Ivins, pop country singer Cody James, and others talk about regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Recordings of Eudora Welty and Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks are included, as well as WPA recordings from around 1940. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

174. Do you speak American? out west.   Publication: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005 . 57 mins.; color. , VOLUME THREE: OUT WEST: In this program, Robert MacNeil heads to California to take part in meaningful dialogues on Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude" before going to Seattle to consider the implications of voice- activation technology. Linguist Carmen Fought, Stanford University's Cliff Nass, screenwriters Amy Heckerling and Winnie Holtzman, and others speak their minds about Spanish in America, why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial/regional stereotypes. The teaching of standard English without devaluing or denigrating cultural linguistic differences is addressed. Language at times is colloquially rich and some may find it offensive. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

175. F. Scott Fitzgerald: winter dreams   Publication: New York Educational Broadcasting Corporation 2001 . 90 mins. ; color /B&W. , F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American writer who distilled the essence of the Jazz Age in his novels and stories, is profiled in this edition of the PBS series AMERICAN MASTERS. From his birth through the emergence of his talent, his troubled relationship with his wife, Zelda, and his subsequent descent into alcoholism and, as Fitgerald believed, failure. A truly fascinating look at one of the most troubled yet brilliant writers of the 20th century, WINTER DREAMS is a revealing portrait of a literary icon. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

176. New York - a documentary film, episode eight (1946-2003): the center of the world   Publication: New York WGBH 2003 . 180 mins. ; color. , The eighth episode of filmmaker Ric Burns' award-winning series New York: A Documentary Film examines the rise and fall of the World Trade Center -- from its conception in the post-World War II economic boom, through its controversial construction in the 1960s and 1970s, to its tragic demise in the fall of 2001 and extraordinary response of the city in its aftermath. The film presents rare archival footage, including excerpts from Another Day Downtown, a documentary about lower Manhattan not seen since its initial airing in the early 1960s; never-before-seen footage of the World Trade Center's architect, Minoru Yamasaki, at work on the project's design in 1962; and extensive interviews with commentators and experts including Guy Tozzoli and Leslie Robertson, the Trade Center's project manager and structural engineer, respectively, who recount firsthand their experience with the project's life and death. Joining them are many of the people who helped make sense of 400 years of New York's history in the first seven episodes of New York: A Documentary Film -- Pete Hamill, Mike Wallace, Robert A. M. Stern and Ada Louise Huxtable among them. The film explores the urban, economic, architectural and symbolic significance of the great towers, their horrific demise, and the ongoing effort to come to terms with their loss. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

177. Echoes from the White House: a celebration of the bicentennial of America's mansion   Publication: PBS 2001 . 60 mins. ; color. , Hosted by Martin Sheen, this documentary celebrates the 200th anniversary of the White House with a look at the stories, both public and private, that have unfolded within its walls. The program reincarnates two centuries of power-plays, tragedies, crises, celebrations and victories through the words of those involved. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

178. The presidents: the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States.   Publication: A&E Television Network 2005 . 3 V. ( Volume one: 135 mins., Volume two: 135 mins., Volume three: 90 mins.) ; color/B&W , This series traces the history of America's highest office from the Revolution to the 2004 campaign. The office is one of the hallmarks of the American experiment, open to any native-born citizen over the age of 35. The men who have inhabited it have been heroes and villains, visionaries and scoundrels, towering figures and seeming afterthoughts. VOLUME ONE examines the first 76 of the office, from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln (1789-1865). VOLUME TWO surveys the next 80 years of the office, from Andrew Johnson to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1865-1945). VOLUME THREE examines the most recent 60 years of the office from Harry Truman to George W. Bush (1945-Present). Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

179. America's naitonal monuments: legacy of the great plains: geologic wonders of the norhtern plains   Publication: New York Ambrose Video Publishing 2006 . 30 mins. ; color. , Since 1906, each National Monument in American has been designed by the sitting President as a personal memorial of a parcel that he deemed deserving of preservation for future generations. America's National Monuments tell the story of the nation's past and present glory. In Legacy of the Great Plains we will visit the 10 monuments associated with America once vast grasslands. VOLUME ONE: GEOLOGIC WONDERS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS. The geology of the Great Plains is a product of long epochs of sedimentary buildup followed by equally long epochs of erosion. The result today is a dramatic landscape of bluffs, pinnacles and badlands that contain the rich story, of ancient sea creatures, dinosaurs and long extinct, giant land mammals. But it was the rising up of the Black Hills in the vast Great Plains that created incredibly dramatic geological features. This volume contains three chapters: Devils tower national monument, Jewel Cave National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available: Withdrawn (1),

180. America's naitonal monuments: legacy of the great plains: sioux indian wars   Publication: New York Ambrose Video Publishing 2006 . 30 mins. ; color. , Since 1906, each National Monument in American has been designed by the sitting President as a personal memorial of a parcel that he deemed deserving of preservation for future generations. America's National Monuments tell the story of the nation's past and present glory. In Legacy of the Great Plains we will visit the 10 monuments associated with America once vast grasslands. VOLUME TWO: SIOUX INDIAN WARS. The Northern Great Plains stretch from Minnesota in the east to the Rocky Mountains in the West. During the 19th century, this vast land of prairie grass and buffalo was the domain of the Sioux Indian Nation . . . a nation that would soon be at the heart of the Plains Indian wars. This volume contains two chapters: Pipestone National Monument and Little Bighorn Battle Site National Monument. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available: