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Book: “The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song”, by Elena Mannes

“THE POWER OF MUSIC: PIONEERING DISCOVERIES IN THE NEW SCIENCE OF SONG”, by Elena Mannes, published by Walker Books/Bloomsbury USA, publication date May 24th, 2011

ISBN 978-0-8027-1996-6
$26.00 Hardcover • 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 • 288 pages

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PBS: The Music Instinct: Science and Song

A two-hour documentary for PBS featuring world famous musicians including Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma with visionary scientists. The program explores startling new discoveries about the power of music and its connection to the body, mind and nature. Broadcast: June 24, 2009 SYNOPSIS Do any…


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PBS Series: Own Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying in America

A four-part series on death and dying for PBS SYNOPSIS There is a great divide separating the kind of care Americans say they want at the end of life and what our culture currently provides. Surveys show that we want to die at home, free…


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PBS: Norman Rockwell: Painting America

This PBS program honors Rockwell for his contributions to American culture and the art world at large. Includes rare footage of Rockwell at work and interviews with fellow artists and his daughter. Features some of his most famous and inspirational work from the Norman Rockwell…


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PBS/Frontline: Busted – America’s War on Marijuana

A one-hour investigative documentary for PBS / FRONTLINE about large-scale marijuana growing and the controversial effort to eradicate it. Original Air Date: April 28, 1998 CREDITS Writer/Producer: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: David Fanning AWARDS Writers Guild Award Nomination WEBSITE http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/ PURCHASE www.shoppbs.org


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PBS/The American Experience: American Experience: New York Underground

A one-hour documentary exploring the history of the New York City subway for PBS / The American Experience SYNOPSIS In the mid 1800s, New York City was one of the most crowded places on earth. The congested streets and pokey transportation system were a source…


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PBS: God and Politics – The Kingdom Divided, with Bill Moyers

A 90-minute documentary for PBS exploring the battle between left- and right-wing Christians in Central America; featuring Bill Moyers. 1992 CREDITS Producer/Writer/Director: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: Bill Moyers AWARDS Director’s Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement Emmy Award Cine Golden Eagle Award REVIEW…


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PBS: Frontline: Who is David Duke?

A one-hour documentary about the conservative politician for PBS. Broadcast: March 3, 1992 SYNOPSIS An investigation into the life and political career of presidential candidate David Duke-exploring Duke’s troubled childhood, his intellectual journey into the extremist idealogy of the Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan,…


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PBS: Amazing Grace with Bill Moyers

A 90-minute documentary for PBS and theatrical release  exploring the story behind the famous hymn and featuring Bill Moyers, Jessye Norman, Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, and Marian Williams. Production: 1990 SYNOPSIS This unique documentary presents adaptations of an enduring hymn, from country music to gospel…


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PBS: Promises Promises

A one-hour documentary about presidential politics for PBS, featuring Bill Moyers. Broadcast: October 1988 CREDITS Producer/Writer/Director: Elena Mannes Executive Producer: Bill Moyers AWARDS Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Television Blue Ribbon. American Film and Video Festival REVIEW October 1988: LATimes (Howard Rosenberg)