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The West

Author: Ken BurnsStephen IvesGeoffrey C WardDayton DuncanJody AbramsonAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary television programs
Films for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Stephen Ives; Geoffrey C Ward; Dayton Duncan; Jody Abramson; Michael Kantor; Peter Coyote; Richard Hankin; Michael Levine, (Film editor); Adam Zucker; Paul Barnes; Teese Gohl; 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: 56612413
Language Note: In English; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary television program in 1996.
Program notes on set container include episode summaries and a message from Ken Burns & Stephen Ives ("New perspectives on the West").
Individual episodes of this program are indexed by the PBS Video database of America's history & culture merged index. The index is available in print and online.
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container.
Special features (disc 1): making-of featurette (9 min.); interview with Burns & Ives & Geoffrey C. Ward (originally broadcast on The Charlie Rose Show, 22 min.); 4 interactive maps; "The West" trivia quiz (10 questions); "Did you know ...? Frontier facts" (10 entries).
Credits: Editors, Richard Hankin, Michael Levine, Adam Zucker ; supervising editor, Paul Barnes ; director of photography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore ; music by Matthias Gohl ; narrator, Peter Coyote.
Performer(s): Narrated by Peter Coyote.
Target Audience: Not rated
Description: 5 videodiscs (707 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby surround stereo.
Contents: disc 1. Ep. 1, The people (82 min.) --
disc 2. Eps. 2 & 3, Empire upon the trails (84 min.) ; The speck of the future (84 min.) --
disc 3. Eps. 4 & 5, Death runs riot (84 min.) ; The grandest enterprise under God (84 min.) --
disc 4. Eps. 6 & 7, Fight no more forever (85 min.) ; The geography of hope (84 min.) --
disc 5, Eps. 8 & 9, Ghost dance (58 min.) ; One sky above us (62 min.).
Other Titles: People.
Empire upon the trails.
Speck of the future.
Death runs riot.
Grandest enterprise under God.
Fight no more forever.
Geography of hope.
Ghost dance.
One sky above us.
West (Television program)
Ken Burns presents The West
Responsibility: Ken Burns presents ; a film by Stephen Ives ; a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV Washington in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan.
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Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee.

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