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This American life. / Season one

Author: Ira GlassChristopher WilchaAdam BeckmanWBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)Killer Films.; et al; All authors
Publisher: [United States] : Showtime Entertainment : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2008]
Series: CBS DVD.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Reality check, we hear the stories of three people who hatched plans to make their dreams come true, only to be brought back to reality by unpleasant outcomes. Growth spurt introduces the viewer to three people who simply will themselves to the next stage of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Storytelling
Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Glass; Christopher Wilcha; Adam Beckman; WBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.); Killer Films.; Left/Right (Firm); Showtime Entertainment.; CBS DVD (Firm); Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm); et al
ISBN: 1415738009 9781415738009
OCLC Number: 236106722
Language Note: Audio track in English (Dolby 5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo) or Spanish (mono) ; English closed-captions for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the Chicago Public Radio program of the same name, also broadcast nationally on NPR.
Credits: Director of photography, Adam Beckman ; editor, Jenny Golden ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Host: Ira Glass.
Event notes: Originally produced in 2006; broadcast on Showtime in 2007.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated; Canadian rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (168 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital surround ; widescreen.
Contents: Reality check --
Growth spurt --
The cameraman --
God's close-up --
My way --
Pandora's box ; Bonus features: Optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; photo gallery ; Ira Glass biography.
Series Title: CBS DVD.
Other Titles: This American life (Television program).
Responsibility: Showtime presents ; created by Ira Glass [and] Chicago Public Radio ; director, Christopher Wilcha ; developed for television by Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ; producers, Diane Cook ... [et al.] ; Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Left Right.

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Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Reality check, we hear the stories of three people who hatched plans to make their dreams come true, only to be brought back to reality by unpleasant outcomes. Growth spurt introduces the viewer to three people who simply will themselves to the next stage of their lives, with mixed results. The Camera man introduces us to a young filmmaker who sets out to expose his alcoholic step-father, but instead creates a portrait of a flawed family; and animator Christopher Ward creates a piece about the perils of watching life explode from the safe distance of a camera lens. God's close up reveals stories where the faithful and not-so-faithful cross paths, trying to closer to God through pictures. My way explores the cost of stubbornness among four subjects. Pandora's box brings three stories of the unexpected consequences of trying new things.

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