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Stephen Foster

Author: Beth HagerRandall MacLowryKen EmersonJoe MortonCatherine ShieldsAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Virginia] : PBS Home Video, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Documentary recounting the life story of Stephen Foster, composer of over 200 popular songs including Camptown races, Beautiful dreamer, and Oh! Susanna. Explores the impact of Foster's music on American popular culture and examines the treatment of African Americans in Foster's songs.
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Biography (Nonfiction)
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Collins Foster
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Hager; Randall MacLowry; Ken Emerson; Joe Morton; Catherine Shields; Steven W Ross; Tom Phillips; WITF-TV (Television station : Harrisburg, Pa.),; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793692253 9780793692255
OCLC Number: 68941087
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 2001.
Inspired by the book: Doo-dah! : Stephen Foster and the rise of American popular culture / Ken Emerson.
Credits: Editor, Catherine Shields ; cinematographer, Steven W. Ross ; original music, Tom Phillips.
Performer(s): Narrator, Joe Morton.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; widescreen format; stereo.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a WITF, Harrisburg production for American experience ; WGBH Boston ; produced by Beth Hager, Randall MacLowry ; written by Ken Emerson & Randall MacLowry ; director, Randall MacLowry.

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Documentary recounting the life story of Stephen Foster, composer of over 200 popular songs including Camptown races, Beautiful dreamer, and Oh! Susanna. Explores the impact of Foster's music on American popular culture and examines the treatment of African Americans in Foster's songs.

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