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Seabiscuit

Author: Stephen IvesMichelle FerrariEve MorgensternScott GlennBuddy SquiresAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seabiscuit's fame as a champion racehorse was unexpected yet it was timely. In the 1930s, when American's longed to escape the grim realities of the Great Depression, Seabiscuit became the working man's hero. Despite his boxy build, stumpy legs, scraggly tail, and ungainly gait, he was one of the most remarkable Thoroughbred racehorses in history. Seabiscuit, from the PBS American Experience collection, illuminates  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
Educational television programs
Internet videos
Biography
History
Named Person: Red Pollard; Red Pollard
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ives; Michelle Ferrari; Eve Morgenstern; Scott Glenn; Buddy Squires; Toby Shimin; Joel Goodman; Insignia Films.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Educational Foundation.; Films Media Group.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 796653629
Notes: Streaming video file.
Originally broadcast as episode 5 of The 1930s, part of the American Experience series on PBS in 2009.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Credits: Cinematography, Buddy Squires ... [et al.] ; editor, Toby Shimin ; music, Joel Goodman.
Performer(s): Narrated by Scott Glenn.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 video file (ca. 53 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Sponsors: Seabiscuit (0:17) --
America's Equine Hero (4:15) --
Equine Catastrophe (2:31) --
A Jockey for Seabiscuit (3:21) --
Record Breaker (3:07) --
Winner's Circle/Tragic Loss (5:42) --
Seabiscuit: Turf King (1:53) --
War Admiral (1:32) --
Injured Jockey (1:23) --
Characteristics of a Jockey (4:52) --
The Best Horse in the Race (2:47) --
Seabiscuit Fever (2:37) --
Uses of Adversity (4:46) --
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral (5:19) --
Horse and Man Heal Together (2:38) --
Greatest Comeback in Sports History (4:46) --
Credits and Sponsors: Seabiscuit (1:19).
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
1930s (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience presents ; produced by Stephen Ives and Eve Morgenstern ; an Insignia Films, Inc. production for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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Seabiscuit's fame as a champion racehorse was unexpected yet it was timely. In the 1930s, when American's longed to escape the grim realities of the Great Depression, Seabiscuit became the working man's hero. Despite his boxy build, stumpy legs, scraggly tail, and ungainly gait, he was one of the most remarkable Thoroughbred racehorses in history. Seabiscuit, from the PBS American Experience collection, illuminates the precarious economic conditions that defined the 1930s while taking a behind the scenes look at Thoroughbred racing. The film profiles the colorful cast of characters, including wealthy owner Charles Howard and his famously silent and stubborn trainer, Tom Smith, as it tells the story of how an overworked horse and broken-down jockey triumphed over tragedy and captured the imagination of the nation.

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