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Andrew Jackson : good, evil & the presidency

Author: Carl BykerMitch WilsonMartin SheenBrian DennehyRené AuberjonoisAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who founded the Democratic Party, yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon. The film contains reenactments, lithographs, letters and the insights of distinguished scholars.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographical (Nonfiction)
Biography
Named Person: Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Byker; Mitch Wilson; Martin Sheen; Brian Dennehy; René Auberjonois; Blair Brown; David Ogden Stiers; Marion Ross; Eric Stoltz; Lloyd Arneach; Wally Burr; Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter; Dan Woren; Steve Kramer; Richard Retes; Christopher Hedge; Richard Kassebaum; Shura Pollatsek; Red Hill Productions,; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.),; Community Television of Southern California,; PBS Home Video,
ISBN: 9780793694105 0793694108
OCLC Number: 191674744
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Cinematography, Mitch Wilson ; original music by Christopher Hedge ; editor, Richard Kassebaum ; costume design, Shura Pollatsek.
Performer(s): Narrated by Martin Sheen ; voice actors, Brian Dennehy (Andrew Jackson), Rene Auberjonois (James Parton), Blair Brown (Margaret Bayard Smith), David Ogden Stiers (Henry Clay), Marion Ross (Rachel Jackson), Eric Stoltz (Christian Missionary), Lloyd Arneach (Elias Boudinot), Wally Burr (Sam Houston), Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter (Frederick Douglass), Dan Woren (Daniel Webster), Steve Kramer (Thomas Jefferson), Richard Retes (The Salisbury Observer).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : DVD video, sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; stereo.
Contents: Introduction --
Wild young man --
War hero --
Slave master --
Candidate --
First imperial president --
Defender of the Union --
Great white father --
Prophet --
Credits.
Other Titles: Andrew Jackson, good, evil & the presidency
Andrew Jackson, good, evil and the presidency
Responsibility: produced and written by Carl Byker ; directed by Carl Byker, Mitch Wilson ; executive producer, Carl Byker ; a co-production of Red Hill Productions and KCET ; Community Television of Southern California.

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This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who founded the Democratic Party, yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon. The film contains reenactments, lithographs, letters and the insights of distinguished scholars.

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