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|Genre/Form:||Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ken Burns; Stephen Ives; 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:||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.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 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.).
Empire upon the trails.
Speck of the future.
Death runs riot.
Grandest enterprise under God.
Fight no more forever.
Geography of hope.
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.|
- West (U.S.) -- History.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
- Frontier and pioneer life.
- United States, West.