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Chicago : city of the century

Author: Austin HoytDavid Ogden StiersMichael BaconDonald L MillerWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)All authors
Publisher: [United States] : WGBH Educational Foundation : Window to the World Communications, Inc., PBS Home Video, [2003] [2003] ©2003
Series: PBS DVD gold.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Tours
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Documentary films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Hoyt; David Ogden Stiers; Michael Bacon; Donald L Miller; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.); Chicago Historical Society.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Window to the World Communications, Inc.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780641418 9780780641419 1415702446 9781415702444
OCLC Number: 51562903
Language Note: Closed-captioned. Optionally described in English for the visually impaired.
Notes: Based on the book City of the Century by Donald L. Miller.
Previously released on the television program American Experience in 2003.
Special features: Chicago by 'L': touring the neighborhoods; Behind the scenes interviews with producers Austin Hoyt, Patricia Garcia Rios and historian Donald Miller; Trivia questions: Do you know Chicago?
Credits: Music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): David Ogden Stiers, narrator.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 270 min.) : sound, black and white with color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby surround stereo.
Contents: Disc 1. Mudhole to metropolis / (edited by Bill Lattanzi) --
Disc 2. The revolution has begun / (edited by Bill Lattanzi, Jon Neuburger) --
Disc 3. Battle for Chicago / (edited by Jon Neuburger) --
Disc 4. Chicago by 'L' : touring the neighborhoods / (produced by Kelly Luchtman ; written by Geoffrey Baer) and additional interviews.
Series Title: PBS DVD gold.
Other Titles: City of the century
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a co-production of WGBH Boston and WTTW Chicago in association with the Chicago Historical Society for American Experience ; produced, written and directed by Austin Hoyt.

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City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train.

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