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WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)

Overview
Works: 2,371 works in 4,849 publications in 1 language and 121,685 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Producer, brd
Classifications: E468, 940.5428
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

35 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assasination and beyond
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come"--Container
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 4. Looks at the continuing settlement of the West while the Civil War ravages the East. Episode 5. Examines the development of the railroad, its part in bringing landless Europeans into the West and linking the coasts, and its role in the near extinction of the buffalo
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright, perhaps the greatest of all American architects. Uses live cinematography, fascinating interviews and rare archival footage to present a detailed account of Wright's long and turbulent life and career
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. Their personal relationship was often turbulent but they never wavered in their shared belief that equality was the birthright of every woman, and for more than half a century led the fight to make that dream a reality"--Container
Mark Twain by Howard F Decker( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in history. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape, from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front, to the founding of the United Nations
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down." -- Container
The life and times of Frida Kahlo( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter: her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. This film combines Kahlo's artwork with photos, archival films and interviews
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-part program on the history of baseball
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Civil War
Alternative Names
Greater Washington Educational Communications Association. WETA-TV (Television station)

Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association. WETA-TV (Television station)

WETA Television

WETA (Television station : Washington, D.C.)

WETA-TV (Television station : Arlington, Va.)

Languages
English (289)

Covers
The WestNot for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyThrough deaf eyesThe life and times of Frida Kahlo