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WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)

Overview
Works: 2,477 works in 4,461 publications in 1 language and 121,078 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Military history  Local history 
Roles: prn, Producer, brd
Classifications: E468, 940.5428
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Publications about WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Publications by WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Most widely held works by WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,665 libraries worldwide
This landmark documentary film series movingly and vividly presents the entire sweep of the war, from the battlefields to the homefronts, from the politicians and generals to the enlisted men and their families, from the causes of the war and the opening guns at Sumter to the stillness at Appomatox and Lincoln's assassination and beyond
Lewis & Clark the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( visu )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,346 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The war by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,615 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and Luverne, Minnesota - and examines the ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( visu )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,520 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
The West by Ken Burns( visu )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,304 libraries worldwide
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
The national parks America's best idea ( visu )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,261 libraries worldwide
Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( visu )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,253 libraries worldwide
Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Discusses some of the 800+ buildings designed by Wright, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple, and Taliesin. Examines how Wright's buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work, and see the world around us. Documents the turbulence of Wright's personal life, including his three marriages, financial troubles, and many scandals
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
Ken Burns documents the worst human-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Menacing black blizzards killed farmers' crops and livestock, threatened the lives of their children, and forced thousands of desperate families to move somewhere else. Includes interviews, photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage to tell incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Disc 1 includes classroom resources correlated to junior and senior high school curricula; lesson plans correlated to the national standards in U.S. history, economics, geography and environmental studies, and journalism; and video clips that emphasize lesson themes
Not for ourselves alone the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,997 libraries worldwide
"The dramatic, little-known story of one of the most compelling friendships in American history. Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men. By the time their lives were over, they had changed for the better the lives of a majority of American citizens. Their personal relationship was often turbulent but they never wavered in their shared belief that equality was the birthright of every woman, and for more than half a century led the fight to make that dream a reality"--Container
Prohibition by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,925 libraries worldwide
This videodisc explores the extraordinary story of what happens when a freedom-loving nation outlaws the sale of intoxicating liquor, and the disastrous unintended consequences that follow. The utterly relevant cautionary tale raises profound questions about the proper role of government and the limits of legislating morality. When the country goes dry in 1920, after a century of debate, millions of law-abiding Americans become lawbreakers overnight
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,842 libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,739 libraries worldwide
Episode 8. Between 1945 and 1955, jazz splinters into different camps: cool and hot, East and West, traditional and modern. One by one, the big bands leave the road, but Duke Ellington keeps his band together, while Louis Armstrong puts together a small group, the "All-Stars." Promoter Norman Granz insists on equal treatment for every member of his integrated troupes on his Jazz at the Philharmonic Tours. Meanwhile, bebop musicians Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker are creating some of the most inventive jazz ever played but a devastating narcotics plague sweeps through the jazz community, ruining lives and changing the dynamics of performance. And a number of great performers, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, Paul Desmond, Bille Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and John Lewis, find new ways to bring new audiences to jazz
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,703 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the first African-American boxer to be heavyweight champion of the world and his struggle to live as a free man
Empire of the air the men who made radio ( visu )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,528 libraries worldwide
Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack
The Roosevelts : an intimate history ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,375 libraries worldwide
Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
The Central Park five ( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
Chronicles America's complicated perceptions of race and crime through the story of the "Central Park 5" -- a group of minority teenagers wrongfully convicted and jailed for brutally raping a white woman in New York
People like us : social class in America ( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
How do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Discusses how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans, whether they live in Park Avenue penthouses, Appalachian trailer parks, bayou houseboats or suburban gated communities. Travels across the U.S. to present stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices
Through deaf eyes ( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
Baseball by Ken Burns( visu )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Nine-part program on the history of baseball
Makers : women who make America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
"MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. MAKERS brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Linda Alvarado share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. MAKERS captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration, and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down." -- Container
 
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Greater Washington Educational Communications Association. WETA-TV (Television station)
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association. WETA-TV (Television station)
WETA Television
WETA (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
WETA-TV (Television station : Arlington, Va.)
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