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Bird by Bird with Annie
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directed by Freida Lee Mock, fl. 1967-2013; produced by Freida Lee Mock, fl. 1967-2013, String and Can and Independent Television Service (Santa Monica, CA: American Film Foundation, 1998), 53 mins
A portrait of the best-selling author and laugh out-loud funny humorist Anne Lamott (Plan B, Bird by Bird, Traveling Mercies, Operating Instructions, Crooked Little Heart) and the inspiring story of a survivor — a recovering alcoholic and single mother who is a born-again Christian and liberal activist.
directed by Freida Lee Mock, fl. 1967-2013; produced by Freida Lee Mock, fl. 1967-2013, String and Can and Independent Television Service (Santa Monica, CA: American Film Foundation, 1998), 53 mins
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Bookmark, The Further Adventures of Don Quixote
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directed by Michael Dibb, 1940-; produced by Michael Dibb, 1940-, Dibb Directions, in Bookmark (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 57 mins
The first novel ever written, Cervantes' Don Quixote lives on in a thousand adaptations, in film, opera, art and even computer games. With contributions from luminaries as diverse as Carlos Fuentes, AS Byatt, Ben Okri and Orson Welles, this film examines how the chivalrous knight and his sidekick have become endur...
directed by Michael Dibb, 1940-; produced by Michael Dibb, 1940-, Dibb Directions, in Bookmark (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 57 mins
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The Fires Within: Grazia Deledda 1871-1936
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directed by Antonella Ibba, fl. 1981; produced by Simon Hartog, 1940-1992, Large Door (London, England: Arts Council England, 1991), 49 mins
A dramatisation of the life and work of Sardinian novelist, Grazia Deledda (1871-1936), the first women to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (1926).
directed by Antonella Ibba, fl. 1981; produced by Simon Hartog, 1940-1992, Large Door (London, England: Arts Council England, 1991), 49 mins
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Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night
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directed by Philip Smith, fl. 1996; produced by Hugo Godwin, fl. 2002, Oxford Scientific Films (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 52 mins
On 16 June 1816, trapped inside a villa by insatiable thunderstorms erupting across Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Lord Byron challenged his party of young bohemians to a ghost story competition. Their confinement was to change their destiny, and the course of literary history, forever. That night, Byron’s challeng...
directed by Philip Smith, fl. 1996; produced by Hugo Godwin, fl. 2002, Oxford Scientific Films (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2014), 52 mins
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The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 1, Launch
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presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Katherine Linton, fl. 1999 and Kate Chumley, fl. 2010, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 53 mins
The country’s 100 favorite novels are announced in this celebration of reading hosted by Meredith Vieira, as celebrities, authors, and book lovers reveal the novels that have most affected their lives.
presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Katherine Linton, fl. 1999 and Kate Chumley, fl. 2010, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 1 hour 53 mins
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The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 2, Fall Kick-off
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presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Kate Chumley, fl. 2010 and Katherine Linton, fl. 1999, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
Meredith Viera returns as The Great American Read hits high gear. After a summer of reading and voting for your favorite novels, see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for.
presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Kate Chumley, fl. 2010 and Katherine Linton, fl. 1999, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 53 mins
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The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 3, Who Am I?
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presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Justine Simonson, fl. 2010, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 52 mins
How do America’s favorite novels about personal journeys help us understand our own identities?
presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Justine Simonson, fl. 2010, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 52 mins
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The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 7, Other Worlds
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presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Annie Wong, fl. 1999, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 52 mins
We explore how America’s favorite novels about other worlds reflect our own world.
presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Annie Wong, fl. 1999, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 52 mins
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The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 8, Grand Finale
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directed by Rob George, fl. 1990; presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Siobhan Lockhart, fl. 2016 and Kate Chumley, fl. 2010, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 56 mins
As the voting ends, we reveal surprising discoveries about our summer of reading. From the achievements of individual readers to outreach programs across the U.S., we celebrate the impact of this landmark national public service initiative.
directed by Rob George, fl. 1990; presented by Meredith Vieira, 1953-; produced by Siobhan Lockhart, fl. 2016 and Kate Chumley, fl. 2010, Nutopia, in The Great American Read, Season 1, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2018), 56 mins
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Ken Burns: Mark Twain, Episode 1
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 51 mins
Considered the funniest man of his time, Mark Twain was a critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. As America's best-loved author, he created some of its most memorable characters and quoted sayings. Director Ken Burns digs beneath the legend to discover the true Twain and...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2001), 1 hour 51 mins
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