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|Genre/Form:||Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen Ives; Ken Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Dayton Duncan; Jody Abramson; Michael Kantor; Peter Coyote; Insignia Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Florentine Films.; Time Life Video & Television.; West Film Project, Inc.; PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Video (Firm)
|Language Note:||English audio; English closed-captions for the hearing impaired.|
|Notes:||Series originally produced in 1996 for broadcast on PBS.|
|Credits:||Supervising editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editors, Richard Hankin [episode 2], Michael Levine [episode 3] ; music, Matthias Gohl ; directors of photography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore.|
|Performer(s):||Narrator, Peter Coyote ; featuring the voices of Blythe Danner, Hector Elizando, Julie Harris, John Lithgow, Amy Madigan, Jason Robards, Eli Wallach, Pamela Reed, George Plimpton, Matthew Broderick, Adam Arkin, Mary Stuart Masterson.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: Not rated.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (approximately 170 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby surround stereo.|
|Contents:||Empire upon the trails (ca. 85 min.) --
The speck of the future (ca. 85 min.) --
The West trivia quiz [text feature].
|Other Titles:||West (Television program)
Ken Burns presents
Empire upon the trails
Speck of the future
|Responsibility:||A co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV, Washington ; in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; The West Film Project, Inc. / Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc. ; Ken Burns presents ; a film by Stephen Ives ; Executive producer, Ken Burns ; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson and Michael Kantor ; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncan ; directed by Stephen Ives.|
Episode 3 : "The Gold Rush brings the whole world to the West, as 49ers from Asia, South America and the eastern states scramble for 'a share of the rocks, ' littering the hills with mining towns and creating the West's first metropolis. But in the push to strike it rich, many are violently pushed aside."--Www.pbs.org.
- Manifest Destiny.
- Gold mines and mining -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- Pioneers -- United States.
- United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century.
- West (U.S.) -- History.
- United States -- History -- 19th century.
- United States -- Territorial expansion.
- Emigration and immigration.
- Gold mines and mining.
- Territorial expansion.
- United States.
- United States, West.