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American poet laureates

Author: Elizabeth Farnsworth; Jeffrey Brown; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The U.S. Poet Laureate has a unique opportunity to shape America's literary terrain by fostering public appreciation of poetry and by continuing to produce his or her own work. This News Hour collection (from both the "MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour " and the "News Hour with Jim Lehrer") profiles six such honorees at the onset of their terms. In addition, each laureate reads a few of his own poems.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Robert Hass; Robert Pinsky; Stanley Kunitz; Ted Kooser; Billy Collins; Donald Hall; Billy Collins; Donald Hall; Robert Hass; Ted Kooser; Stanley Kunitz; Robert Pinsky
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Farnsworth; Jeffrey Brown; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 173257088
Notes: "06-01-97"--disc label.
Performer(s): Poets laureate interviewed: Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Stanley Kunitz, Ted Kooser, Billy Collins, Donald Hall ; interviewers, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Jeffrey Brown.
Description: 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Other Titles: MacNeil/Lehrer newshour.
News hour with Jim Lehrer (Television program)
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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The U.S. Poet Laureate has a unique opportunity to shape America's literary terrain by fostering public appreciation of poetry and by continuing to produce his or her own work. This News Hour collection (from both the "MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour " and the "News Hour with Jim Lehrer") profiles six such honorees at the onset of their terms. In addition, each laureate reads a few of his own poems.

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