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Uniform Title West (Television program)
Title The West [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD190  Episode 1    ---  Available
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD193  Episode 6 & 7    ---  Available
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD194  Episode 8 & 9    ---  Available
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD191  Episode 2 & 3    ---  Available
 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD192  Episode 4 & 5    ---  Available
Edition Standard format.
Description 5 videodiscs (707 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced as a documentary television program in 1996.
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).
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.
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.).
Credits Editors, Richard Hankin, Michael Levine, Adam Zucker ; music by Mathias Gohl.
Performer Narrated by Peter Coyote.
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.
Audience Not rated PBS Home Video.
System Details DVD, region 1; Dolby surround stereo.
Language In English.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- History.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Added 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)
Note Title on container: Ken Burns presents The West
Added Title People.
Empire upon the trails.
Speck of the future.
Death runs riot.
Grandest enterprise under God.
Fight no more forever.
Geography of hope.
Ghost dance.
One sky above us.
ISBN 1415702489
Standard No. 097368858343
841887051279 (packaging)
Music No. 88583 PBS Home Video

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