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The West. / Disc 2

Author: Stephen IvesKen BurnsGeoffrey C WardDayton DuncanJody AbramsonAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Episode 2 : "Americans head west along many pathways -- following the fur trade into the mountains, fighting for self-determination in Texas, seeking religious freedom in Utah or a better life along the Oregon Trail. But whatever direction they travel, they move closer with every step to a 'Manifest Destiny' that will make the West their own."--Www.pbs.org.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
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)
ISBN: 1415702489 9781415702482
OCLC Number: 56612415
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 (ca. 170 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 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.

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Episode 2 : "Americans head west along many pathways -- following the fur trade into the mountains, fighting for self-determination in Texas, seeking religious freedom in Utah or a better life along the Oregon Trail. But whatever direction they travel, they move closer with every step to a 'Manifest Destiny' that will make the West their own."--Www.pbs.org.

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.

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