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Cancer : the emperor of all maladies / Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media ; Ken Burns presents ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein ; directed by Jack Youngelson and Barak Goodman.

Goodman, Barak, filmmaker, television director, television producer, screenwriter. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- presenter, screenwriter, television producer. (Added Author). Ward, Geoffrey C., screenwriter. (Added Author). Blistein, David, screenwriter. (Added Author). Youngelson, Jack, television director. (Added Author). Durrance, Chris, television director. (Added Author). Dickson, Deborah, television director. (Added Author). Mukherjee, Siddhartha. Television adaptation of (work): Emperor of all maladies. (Added Author). Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014 narrator. (Added Author). Cieri, David, composer. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster. (Added Author). Florentine Films, production company. (Added Author). Laura Ziskin Productions, production company. (Added Author). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), production company. (Added Author). Ark Media (Firm), production company. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher. (Added Author). Composer, David Cieri ; executive producer, Ken Burns ; series producer, Barak Goodman. (Cast).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627892773
  • ISBN: 162789277X
  • Physical Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hr., that is 5 hr., 44 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: Documentary.
"Based on the book The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee."
"The following program contains mature content which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised."
Formatted Contents Note: episode 1. Magic bullets -- episode 2. Blind men and the elephant -- episode 3. Finding an Achilles heel.
Special features: Interview with the filmmakers -- Additional scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Composer, David Cieri ; executive producer, Ken Burns ; series producer, Barak Goodman.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator, Edward Herrmann ; commentator, Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note: DVD May2015
Originally produced as a television program for PBS in 2015.
Summary, etc.: Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure.
Target Audience Note: TV parental guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned; this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age).
System Details Note: DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); audio-described in English.
Subject: Cancer > History.
Leukemia > History.
Mukherjee, Siddhartha > Television adaptations.
Genre: Medical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television adaptations.
Television programs > United States.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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