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Summary: "In this elegant, penetrating and moving portrait of the United States Congress, filmmaker Ken Burns profiles an American institution whose ideals and actions affect us all. Narrated by David McCullough, the program employs historic film footage and interviews with insiders" including David Broker, Alistair Cooke and Cokie Roberts to detail the personalities, events and issues that have...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CON

Summary: This three-part series explores monumental changes in the workplace and the long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities. Employment is part of the American Dream. Will the future provide opportunities for jobs that sustain families and the nation?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FUT

Summary: Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BIG

Summary: In the 1930s, William Randolph Hearst's media empire included 28 newspapers, a movie studio, a syndicated wire service, radio stations and 13 magazines. Nearly one in four American families read a Hearst publication. His newspapers were so influential that Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Winston Churchill all wrote for him. The first practitioner of what is now known as 'synergy,' Hearst...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CIT

Summary: A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NEW

Summary: 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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WES

Summary: In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917, a six-hour documentary presented over three nights, explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, it tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GRE

Summary: Seabiscuit is the remarkable tale of a thoroughbred racehorse and down-and-out jockey John "Red" Pollard, an ex-prizefighter. Together they become hard luck heroes for a troubled nation and two of the most celebrated sports figures of the twentieth century.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video ; a Hollywood, CA 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 798. Seabiscuit 2003

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEA

Summary: In 1969 off the California coast, a US Navy crane carefully lowered a massive tubular structure into the waters. It was designed for an elite group of divers to spend days or even months at a stretch living and working on the ocean floor. The video tells the little-known story of the daring program that tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized undersea exploration.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SEA

Summary: Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CON

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