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

Overview
Works: 1,978 works in 4,569 publications in 1 language and 121,039 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television mini-series  Television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: prn, Producer, brd, Publisher
Classifications: E468, 781.6509
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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.)
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
181 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 5,307 libraries worldwide
One of 10 episodes tracing the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence, this video includes the artists Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and others
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
36 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,707 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 Florentine Films( visu )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 3,288 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them
The war by Ken Burns( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,791 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 2013 in English and held by 2,408 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 by Ken Burns( visu )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,378 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
The West by Ken Burns( visu )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 2,258 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West beginning before the European settlers and continuing into the 20th century. Includes the peoples, the wagon trains, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad and the destruction of the buffalo, wars against the Indians, settlers in the West, the Wounded Knee massacre, and beginnings of the new West
Frank Lloyd Wright by Ken Burns( visu )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,254 libraries worldwide
Uses interviews and archival footage to tell the story of the melodramatic life and stunning architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright
Baseball ( visu )
91 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 2,143 libraries worldwide
The game of baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it. Players and owners wage a battle over money and power; Cal Ripken becomes the game's new Iron Man; sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds do things that have never been done before; the Yankees build a dynasty, while their arch rivals, the Red Sox, stage the greatest comeback in history. In September of 2001, baseball offers the hope that things will one day return to normal
The Dust Bowl by Ken Burns( visu )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,095 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 )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,004 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
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
115 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,970 libraries worldwide
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again. Episode Four covers the stormy battlegrounds Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Vicksburg. Desperate circumstances in the South and growing opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation in the North, along with the fierce combat led by Grant and Lee, strain both sides. In Episode Five, the war reaches its turning point at Gettysburg and continues west to Chattanooga and Chickamauga. Draft riots rage in New York. African American troops enter the fight. President Lincoln's address at Gettysburg's cemetery expresses hope "that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth."
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 1,968 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 )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,862 libraries worldwide
Recounts Mark Twain's life, told primarily through his own words
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,720 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
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,702 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 geography of hope ( visu )
60 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,597 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Mormon patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military campaigns in American history
America at a crossroads. the men and ideas behind al Qaeda ( visu )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
Learn about the diversity of Muslims in America and the Muslim-American experience today
The Roosevelts : an intimate history ( visu )
18 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,582 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
Empire of the air the men who made radio ( visu )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,535 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
 
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Greater Washington Educational Communications Association. WETA-TV (Television station)
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association.
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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