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

Overview
Works: 2,798 works in 5,770 publications in 1 language and 128,505 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographies  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
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( Visual )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 2,693 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,592 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 )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,447 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 )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,409 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 Ken Burns( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Native American mystical movement called Ghost dance, begun by a Paiute and to which Plains Indians resorted upon their military defeat. It lead to the massacre at Wounded Knee
The Dust Bowl( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,896 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
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,878 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
Not for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,864 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
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,825 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
The Roosevelts : an intimate history by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Ken Burns to examine Eleanor's role as civil rights and U.N champion after FDR's death
The Vietnam War by Ken Burns( Visual )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,711 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
The Central Park five by Nytva (Russia)( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central Park five, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Empire of the air : the men who made radio( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,642 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
Prohibition by PBS Home Video( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,509 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
People like us : social class in America by Louis Alvarez( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,306 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 Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,283 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
Latino Americans( Visual )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,178 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 )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War is the first full scale film history of the terrible conflict that tore the country apart and defined us as a nation. Discusses various battles and their impact on a divided country
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,096 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 (Emissora de televisió)

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

WETA (Emissora de televisió : Washington, Colúmbia)

WETA Television

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

WETA-TV (Emissora de televisió : Arlington, Virgínia)

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

Languages
English (338)