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Dolley Madison : America's first lady

Author: Eve BestJefferson MaysDavid Ogden StiersMuffie MeyerPBS Distribution (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dolley Madison lived through two wars, knew the first twelve Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. At a time when women could neither vote nor participate officially in politics, Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president James Madison, became one of the most influential and best loved figures of her day. When she died in 1849 at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction television programs
Biography
Named Person: Dolley Madison; Dolley Madison
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Best; Jefferson Mays; David Ogden Stiers; Muffie Meyer; PBS Distribution (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation.
ISBN: 9781608831821 1608831825
OCLC Number: 589302330
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program American Experience.
"The words spoken by the actors in this program are based on the actual writings of Dolley Madison and her contemporaries"--Opening credits.
Special features: Costumes for Dolley Madison, Turbans for Dolley Madison; Film Outtakes: Women's History, Congress & Parties, Dolley's Squeezes.
Credits: Director of photography, Tom Hurwitz ; edited by Sharon Sachs ; original music composed by Mason Daring.
Cast: Eve Best (Dolley Madison), Jefferson Mays (James Madison); narrated by David Ogden Stiers.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-video, Region 1, NTSC, widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Contents: Forming a destiny --
A politician's wife --
Backchannel diplomacy --
Dolley's political performance --
The two sides of Mrs. Madison --
Attack on Washington --
After the war --
Grief and poverty --
A symbol of the republic.
Other Titles: America's first lady
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience presents ; a production of tpt National Productions in association with Middlemarch Films, Inc. for American Experience ; Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. and WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced by Muffie Meyer, Julia Morrison ; written and co-produced by Ronald Blumer ; co-produced by Sharon Sachs ; directed by Muffie Meyer.
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"Dolley Madison lived through two wars, knew the first twelve Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. At a time when women could neither vote nor participate officially in politics, Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth president James Madison, became one of the most influential and best loved figures of her day. When she died in 1849 at the age of 81-- one of the last remaining members of the founding generation--Washington City honored her with the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen"--Container.

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