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1. Freedom Riders / Stanley Nelson by Nelson, Stanley Publication: [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2011 . 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Date: 2011 Availability: Items available: AIT 美國資料中心 AIT American Center (1), 台北美國資料中心 (北市圖) American Corner Taipei (1),

2. 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:

3. The American experience. Reagan.   Publication: 263 mins. (part one: 117mins. part two: 146 mins.) : col. & b&w. WGBH Educational Foundation, 1998 Date: 1998 Availability: No items available:

4. The American Experience : RFK   Publication: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2004 . 120 mins. ; Color , A new biography of Robert Kennedy written and directed by David Grubin for American Experience, takes as its theme lines from Aeschylus that Kennedy could recite from memory: "He who learns must suffer. " RFK is a tragedy in two acts. In Part One: The Garish Sun, Robert Kennedy devotes himself to his glamorous brother John, suppressing his own ambitions for the sake of the Kennedy name. In Part Two: The Awful Grace of God , after an assassin's bullet takes his brother's life, RFK is bereft, not only of a brother he loved, but a role that had given meaning to his life. Plunged into unremitting pain and grief, he struggles to find his own voice. His suffering helps him empathize with impoverished Americans and others who are marginalized or disenfranchised – African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans. Just as he has begun to discover his own identity and move beyond the shadow of his brother, he , too , is assassinated – cut off in his prime as he was still changing and growing. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

5. Roberto Clemente / written, directed and produced by Bernardo Ruiz ; a Quiet Pictures film for American Experience.   Publication: Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation ; PBS Home Video [distributor], 2008 . 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. , A look at the life of Latino baseball star and humanitarian, Roberto Clemente. Tells the story of an exceptional baseball player and committed humanitarian, who challenged racial discrimination to become baseball's first Latino superstar. The film features interviews with David Maraniss, George F. Will, Clemente's wife Vera, Orlando Cepeda, and former teammates, to present an intimate and revealing portrait of a man whose passion and grace made him a legend.--Container. Date: 2008 Availability: No items available:

6. The big energy gamble / a Nova Production by Production Group, Inc. for WGBH Boston ; written and produced by Larry Klein ; produced by Cass Sapir.   Publication: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation , c2009. . 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Summary: This videodisc explores the pros and cons of California's controversial program to slash carbon dioxide emissions and promote energy efficiency, which could be adopted nationwide during the Obama administration. | Title from menu screen. | "Renewable energy and America's future" -- Container. | Originally broadcast as segments of the television program Nova on January 20, 2009 ; remote version viewed on January 23, 2009. Availability: No items available:

7. 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: