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

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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 3,355 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
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,287 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,805 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 )

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

Chronicles the life and achievements of Thomas Jefferson by examining portraits, paintings, original architectural drawings, and excerpts from Jefferson's journals, letters, scientific papers, and political writings
The national parks : America's best idea by Ken Burns( Visual )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,426 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
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,227 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
The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,192 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 Frank Lloyd Wright( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,183 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 2,074 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 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the friendship and work of suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,898 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,806 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 1,770 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 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the creation of radio 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,633 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 )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5". 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
The life and times of Frida Kahlo( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,053 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
Baseball by Don Kessinger( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive documentary of America's pastime, Baseball. Through a skillful blend of still photographs, film footage, interviews and voice overs, the the history of "The Game" is brought to life. Covering the period from the 1840's to 1994 (just before the strike), the high and low moments, heroes and villains are explored and examined, providing an in-depth, informative, and enthralling look at this truly American passion
 
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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.)

Languages
English (291)

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