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

Overview
Works: 2,714 works in 5,548 publications in 1 language and 124,948 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biography  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer, brd, pmn
Classifications: D811.5, 940.5428
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Most widely held works about D.C.) WETA-TV (Television station : Washington
 
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Most widely held works by D.C.) WETA-TV (Television station : Washington
The war( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
The national parks : America's best idea by Dayton Duncan( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,414 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
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Florentine Films( Visual )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The Dust Bowl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ken Burns documents the worst human-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
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,894 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
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--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
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick : Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The Vietnam War features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma"--Publisher
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,659 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 by PBS Distribution (Firm)( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? In travels across the U.S. in interviews with people from diverse socioeconomic groups, this film examines how social class in America has as much influence as race or ethnicity in determining what kind of opportunities a person has in life. Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats, or suburban gated communities, and presents stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices. The final segment uses Anderson High School in Austin, Texas as a microcosmic example of the social segmentation that extends throughout the macro level
The Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again
Prohibition by PBS Home Video( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,227 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
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,198 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
Latino Americans( Visual )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,143 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 assassination and beyond
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,116 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
 
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Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyThe Civil WarThe Civil WarThrough deaf eyes
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 (302)