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

Overview
Works: 2,428 works in 4,612 publications in 1 language and 121,024 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Documentary films  Television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer, brd
Classifications: E468, 940.5428
Publication Timeline
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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 )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,590 libraries worldwide
The Civil War is the first full scale film history of the terrible conflict that tore the country apart and defined us as a nation. Discusses various battles and their impact on a divided country
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Ken Burns( visu )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,366 libraries worldwide
An account of the famous "1804-1806" expedition of Lewis & Clark commissioned by President Jefferson after the U.S. purchased a vast tract of land from France in 1803 extending west from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains
The war by Ken Burns( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,780 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 )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 2,486 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
The national parks : America's best idea ( visu )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,404 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 )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,333 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 West by Geoffrey C Ward( visu )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,211 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 Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( visu )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,184 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. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs, and seldom-seen movie footage bring to life incredible stories of human suffering and perseverance. Includes bonus features
Prohibition by Ken Burns( visu )
17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,179 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
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 2,016 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
Mark Twain by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,882 libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Mystery of the senses : a Nova miniseries by Diane Ackerman( visu )
39 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,839 libraries worldwide
Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Explore how art and science enhance this, our most magical sense
Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,795 libraries worldwide
The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Empire of the air : the men who made radio ( visu )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,686 libraries worldwide
Story of the creation of radio 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 1,609 libraries worldwide
Profiles Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor as the most prominent members of the most important family in history. Through their stories, PBS chronicles the history they helped to shape; from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front to the founding of the United Nations
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,544 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
The Central Park five ( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,437 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
Through deaf eyes ( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,154 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
Makers : women who make America ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,080 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
Latino Americans ( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have for the past 500-plus years helped shape what is today the United States. It is a story of people, politics, and culture, intersecting with much that is central to the history of the United States while also going to places where standard U.S. histories do not tend to tread
 
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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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