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Horatio's drive : America's first road trip.

Duncan, Dayton. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Keith, David. (Added Author). Hanks, Tom (Added Author). Arkin, Adam. (Added Author). Bodett, Tom. (Added Author). Bosco, Philip (Added Author). Conway, Kevin. (Added Author). Cullum, John, 1930- (Added Author). Guyer, Murphy. (Added Author). Madigan, Amy (Added Author). Plimpton, George. (Added Author). Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (Added Author). Moore, Allen. (Added Author). Ewers, Erik. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2003.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
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Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Keith David ; Voices: Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin, Tom Bodett, Philip Bosco, Kevin Conway, John Cullum, Murphy Guyer, Amy Madigan, George Plimpton, Eli Wallach.
Summary, etc.:
Get set for an adventure that marked a new era in America! Film-maker Ken Burns presents the hilarious 1903 saga of the first transcontinental automobile trip. On a visionary whim and a $50 bet, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent. His arrival in New York City, after every imaginable breakdown and delay, proved that the "horseless carriage" really did have a future.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Automobile travel.
Automobiles.
United States > Description and travel.
Genre: Feature films.
Documentary films.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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