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Title The West [dvd] / Ken Burns presents ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; executive producer, Ken Burns ; a co-production of Insignia Films and WETA-TV Washington ; in association with Florentine Films and Time-Life Video & Television ; The West Film Project, Inc., Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc
Publisher [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004
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Edition Full screen
Descript 5 videodiscs (12 hrs) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Tech Details DVD, region 1; Dolby surround stereo
Language Closed-captioned. In English
Audience Not rated
Note Title on container: Ken Burns presents The West
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")
"Presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition"--Container
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
Performer(S) Narrated by Peter Coyote
Credits Editors, Richard Hankin, Michael Levine, Adam Zucker ; music by Mathias Gohl
Note Special features (disc 1): making-of featurette (9 min.); interview with Burns & Ives (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)
Special feature (disc 2): "The West" trivia quiz (10 questions)
Special feature (disc 3): "The West" trivia quiz (10 questions)
Special feature (disc 4): "The West" trivia quiz (10 questions)
Special feature (disc 5): "The West" trivia quiz (10 questions)
Summary 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
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.). Disc3: 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.)
Subject West (U.S.) -- History
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Documentary television programs
DVD videodiscs
DVDs for the hearing impaired
Alt Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
Ives, Stephen
Ward, Geoffrey C
Duncan, Dayton
Abramson, Jody
Kantor, Michael, 1961-
Coyote, Peter
Insignia Films
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Florentine Films
Time Life Video & Television
West Film Project, Inc
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association
PBS Home Video
Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Add Title West (Television program)
ISBN 1415702489
ISBN/ISSN 097368858343
Music # 88583 PBS Home Video

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