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The war : a Ken Burns film / production of Florentine Films and WETA; director and producer Ken Burns, Lynn Novick.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Novick, Lynn. (Added Author). David, Keith. (Added Author). Hanks, Tom. (Added Author). Lucas, Josh. (Added Author). Cannavale, Bobby. (Added Author). Jackson, Samuel L. (Added Author). Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (Added Author). Arkin, Adam. (Added Author). Conway, Kevin. (Added Author). Holtz, Rebecca. (Added Author). McCormick, Carolyn. (Added Author). Wahlberg, Robert, 1967- (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (15 hrs) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video ; 2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast on PBS in 2006.
Special features: "Making the war" featurette ; Commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; Photo gallery ; Biographies ; Educational resources and more
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Episode One (A necessary war) -- Disc. 2: Episodes Two and Three (When things get tough ; A deadly calling) -- Disc 3: Episode Four (Pride of our nation) -- Disc. 4: Episode Five (Fubar) -- Disc 5: Episode Six (The ghost front) -- Disc. 6: Episode Seven (A world without war).
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Keith David, with Tom Hanks, Josh Lucas, Bobby Cannavale, Samuel L. Jackson, Eli Wallach, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, Rebecca Holtz, Carolyn McCormick, Robert Wahlberg.
Summary, etc.:
Six years in the making, this epic 15 hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns -- Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for -- and could represent -- any town in the United States that went through the war's four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journey into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country that helped to save for generations to come.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TV-14.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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