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The great famine

Author: Melissa MartinAustin HoytAisiyuak YumagulovDavid Ogden StiersMichael BaconAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [Widescreen format]View all editions and formats
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When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by a new Secretary of Commerce, 'The Great Humanitarian' Herbert Hoover, an operation hailed for its efficiency, grit, and generosity.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Historical television programs
History
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Named Person: Herbert Hoover; Herbert Hoover
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Martin; Austin Hoyt; Aisiyuak Yumagulov; David Ogden Stiers; Michael Bacon; Riyas Iskhakov; Stephen McCarthy, (Cinematographer); Bertrand M Patenaude; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm); Austin Hoyt Productions.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
ISBN: 9781608833993 1608833992
OCLC Number: 708661725
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the book "The big show in Bololand" by Bertrand M. Patenaude.
Originally broadcast April 11, 2011 as an episode of the television show American experience on PBS.
"Soviet Russia was a nation dying for help when America answered the call"--Container.
Credits: Edited by Jon Neuberger ; original music by Michael Bacon ; cameras, Riyas Iskhakov and Stephen McCarthy.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Ogden Stiers.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 surround.
Contents: Russia's plea for help --
American relief arrives --
Enlisting Russia's help --
Railroads delay relief --
Saving a nation.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: co-produced by Melissa S. Martin ; written & produced by Austin Hoyt ; directed by Austin Hoyt, Aisiyuak Yumagulov ; an Austin Hoyt Productions film for American experience ; WGBH.
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When a devastating famine descended on Soviet Russia in 1921, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by a new Secretary of Commerce, 'The Great Humanitarian' Herbert Hoover, an operation hailed for its efficiency, grit, and generosity.

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