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

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Works: 2,434 works in 4,374 publications in 1 language and 119,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Case studies  Television adaptations  Pictorial works  Sources  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, brd
Classifications: E468, 940.5428
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Most widely held works by WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
The Civil War by Ken Burns ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,749 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
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,376 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 war by Ken Burns ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2,632 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 )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
The West by Ken Burns ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,338 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
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,262 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
The national parks America's best idea by Ken Burns ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,240 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, and what Burns believes is the most stunning cinematography in Florentine Films' history, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
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 2,016 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
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,943 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."--provided by publisher
Prohibition by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,885 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
Mark Twain by Ken Burns ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English 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, William Styron and many others
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,737 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
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the first African-American boxer to be heavyweight champion of the world and his struggle to live as a free man
Empire of the air the men who made radio ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,524 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
People like us : social class in America ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,266 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? 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. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices
The Central Park five ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman, Trisha Meili, in New York City's Central Park. They spent 6-13 years in prison before a serial rapist, Matias Reyes, confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned.Set against a backdrop of a city beset by violence and racial tension, tells the story of the horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, and media clamoring for sensational stories, an outraged public, and five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice
Through deaf eyes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,208 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
Baseball by Ken Burns ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, and the unfolding of the national pastime. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Experience it in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns
The Roosevelts : an intimate history ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,049 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 life and times of Frida Kahlo ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frida Kahlo transformed her life by painting herself and by making her own life a work of art. One critic identifies Kahlo as a definitive example of Mexico's mixteca, or mixed-race, majority, equal parts Spanish and indigenous. Frida's inward-looking obsession with her physical infirmities, abetted by the emotional roller coaster of her faithless marriage, led her to her artistic voice--painting images of her pain. Combining photos, archival films and interviews, the films grasps the complete story of Kahlo's life in all its dimensions, a mix of artistic discovery, physical challenge, and political activism, with Kahlo's artwork making a strong case for her lasting artistic importance
 
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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.)
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English (268)
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