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

Works: 1,925 works in 4,613 publications in 1 language and 121,291 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Producer, brd
Classifications: E468, 818.409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Florentine Films( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,333 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 Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with an introduction to significant people and the events that led to the beginning of the Civil War. Discusses various battles and their impact on a divided country
The national parks America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,795 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
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, as he comes from the Virginia wilderness to lead in the establishment of a new government, and becomes an ambassador, and finally president
Frank Lloyd Wright by Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,214 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 by Ken Burns( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,145 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. Menacing black blizzards killed farmers' crops and livestock, threatened the lives of their children, and forced thousands of desperate families to move somewhere else. Includes interviews, photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage to tell incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Disc 1 includes classroom resources correlated to junior and senior high school curricula; lesson plans correlated to the national standards in U.S. history, economics, geography and environmental studies, and journalism; and video clips that emphasize lesson themes
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,031 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 Howard F Decker( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,741 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,733 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
The Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,584 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
Empire of the air the men who made radio( Visual )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,546 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 Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,383 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
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,312 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
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,167 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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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.)

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The WestThrough deaf eyes