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Ken Burns's America

Author: Gary R Edgerton
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Civil War. Baseball. Jazz. More than 150 million Americans have seen Ken Burns's documentaries chronicling their history on public television. With their signature blending of images, interviews, and evocative music, Burns's series have redefined documentary television. No one, before or since, has made history so popular. Who, though, ever believed that narrative-driven historical documentaries could command
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ken Burns; Ken Burns; Ken Burns; Ken Burns; Ken Burns
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary R Edgerton
ISBN: 0312236468 9780312236465
OCLC Number: 46386118
Description: x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Rebirth of a nation : reframing The Civil War (1990) on prime-time television --
Life lessons : learning the basics on Brooklyn Bridge (1982) --
Variations on a theme : American originals, symbols, and institutions --
Creative team as historian : inside the production process on Empire of the air : the men who made radio (1992) --
Whole new ball game : Baseball (1994) and The west (1996) as event TV --
American lives : Thomas Jefferson (1997) and the television biography as popular history --
Ken Burns's America reconsidered : mainstreaming Jazz (2001) for a national audience.
Responsibility: Gary R. Edgerton.
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This is the first book-length study to critically examine the work of Ken Burns, the innovative producer-director as a television auteur, a pivotal programming influence within the industry, and a  Read more...

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'In the end, Edgerton ably proves that although Burns is not an academic scholar, he is a historian nevertheless.' - Library Journal'absorbing...informative and probing book.' - Booklist'...Edgerton Read more...

 
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