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In search of the Constitution

Author: Bill D MoyersHarry A BlackmunMortimer Jerome AdlerWilliam J BrennanRonald Dworkin; et al; All authors
Publisher: [Silver Spring, MD] : Athena, [2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In American history, no document has sparked as much reverence, discussion, and controversy as the Constitution. But how does it really affect our everyday lives? Join Bill Moyers for this eleven-part series, originally produced to mark the Constitution's bicentennial, that delves into the fascinating history and contemporary relevance of the ultimate law of the land.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Public affairs television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; Harry A Blackmun; Mortimer Jerome Adler; William J Brennan; Ronald Dworkin; Sandra Day O'Connor; Lewis F Powell; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WTVS-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.); Public Affairs Television (Firm); Athena (Firm); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Wayne Ewing Films.; et al
ISBN: 9781598285277 1598285270
OCLC Number: 694629695
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally broadcast on PBS in 1987.
Each program is ca. 57 min.
Accompanying viewer's guide includes questions to consider; a glossary of constitutional buzzwords; and articles on preserving the document, the history of judicial review, and the Constitution's international influence.
"Episodes 3 and 9 [are] a production of Public Affairs Television in association with Wayne Ewing Films"--Container.
Bonus DVD features: updates on the participants and issues and a biography of Bill Moyers.
Performer(s): Host, Bill Moyers.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 627 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 viewer's guide (13 p. ; 15 cm.)
Details: DVD, full screen presentation (4x3); Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: Disc 1. Episode 1. In the beginning ; Episode 2. Mr. Justice Blackmun ; Episode 3. Mortimer Adler : teaching the Constitution --
Disc 2. Episode 4. Mr. Justice Brennan ; Episode 5. Ronald Dworkin : the changing story ; Episode 6. God and the Constitution --
Disc 3. Episode 7. Strictly speaking ; Episode 8. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor ; Episode 9. For the people --
Disc 4. Episode 10. 1987 v. the Constitution ; Episode 11. Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Other Titles: In search of the Constitution (Television program)
Responsibility: directed by Vern Diamond ... [et al.] ; produced by Richard Petrow ... [et al.] ; a presentation of WNET New York & WTVS Detroit ; Public Affairs Television, Inc.

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In American history, no document has sparked as much reverence, discussion, and controversy as the Constitution. But how does it really affect our everyday lives? Join Bill Moyers for this eleven-part series, originally produced to mark the Constitution's bicentennial, that delves into the fascinating history and contemporary relevance of the ultimate law of the land.

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