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

Works: 2,238 works in 4,208 publications in 1 language and 118,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Case studies  Television adaptations  Pictorial works  Sources  Documentary television programs  Drama 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F592.7, 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 )
32 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 3,843 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 Ken Burns ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,344 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 )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,558 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 )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
The West by Ken Burns ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,284 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 )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,257 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 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,219 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
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 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,796 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
Mark Twain by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Jazz by Ken Burns ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,729 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 1,634 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
Empire of the air the men who made radio ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,510 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
Prohibition by Ken Burns ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,285 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 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,267 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 --Résumé du conteneur
Through deaf eyes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,180 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 )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine-part program on the history of baseball
The Central Park five ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,038 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
Mystery of the senses a Nova miniseries ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Visit the quietest place on earth, the music-rich Maori, and a deaf woman regaining her hearing
The Congress ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blending contemporary cinematography, rare photographs and newsreels, live footage and interviews, this films presents a chronicle of the first 200 years of Congress, the government body that has voted our nation's laws into being
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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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