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

Overview
Works: 2,450 works in 4,672 publications in 1 language and 121,464 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Television mini-series  Television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer, brd
Classifications: E468, 940.5428
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the journey of Lewis and Clark as they made their way in the early nineteenth century from St. Louis across the newly expanded nation to the Pacific Ocean, and tells the stories of the men and women who participated
The Civil War by Ken Burns( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,954 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
The war by Ken Burns( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,778 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 2,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
The national parks : America's best idea( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,371 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
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( Visual )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest of all American architects. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over 800 buildings. This program uses live cinematography, interviews, and rare archival footage to bring Wright's story to life
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,210 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 )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,194 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
Prohibition by Ken Burns( Visual )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,180 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 2,015 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 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts Mark Twain's life told primarily through his own words. Includes interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller, Russell Banks and others
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 1,798 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,775 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 1,689 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 Roosevelts : An Intimate History( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,612 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
The Central Park five( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5"--A group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,152 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
Mystery of the senses educational modules : smell, taste, touch, hearing & vision by Diane Ackerman( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Discover how touching is a potent tonic
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down." -- Container
Latino Americans( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 972 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 (283)

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The WestNot for ourselves alone : the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. AnthonyThrough deaf eyes