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The Congress : the history and promise of representative government

Author: Ken BurnsStephen IvesDavid G McCulloughBernard A WeisbergerFlorentine Films.All authors
Publisher: Atlanta, GA : PBS Home Video : Turner Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Series: Ken Burns' America.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews with David Broder, Alistair Cooke, Cokie Roberts, Charles McDowell and others, the film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Stephen Ives; David G McCullough; Bernard A Weisberger; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Television Laboratory.; PBS Home Video.; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780613805 9780780613805
OCLC Number: 57704354
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: A production of Florentine Films and the Television Laboratory at WNET/Thirteen.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Burns, Alan Moore, Buddy Squires ; music, John Colby.
Performer(s): Narrated by David McCullough.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w segments ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Ken Burns' America.
Other Titles: History and promise of representative government
Responsibility: Florentine Films ; WETA ; produced by Ken Burns, Stephen Ives ; written by David McCullough, Bernard Weisberger ; project director, David S. Thompson.

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For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews with David Broder, Alistair Cooke, Cokie Roberts, Charles McDowell and others, the film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.

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