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The Resource The West, Ken Burns presents ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; senior 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, (videorecording)

The West, Ken Burns presents ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; senior 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, (videorecording)

Label
The West
Title
The West
Statement of responsibility
Ken Burns presents ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; senior 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
Title variation
Ken Burns presents The West
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
OMM
Characteristic
videorecording
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West (Television program)
Credits note
Editors, Richard Hankin, Michael Levine, Adam Zucker ; supervising editor, Paul Barnes ; director of photography, Buddy Squires with Allen Moore ; music by Matthias Gohl
Intended audience
Not rated
Intended audience source
PBS Home Video
Language note
  • In English
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Narrated by Peter Coyote
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
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  • Burns, Ken
  • Ives, Stephen
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Duncan, Dayton
  • Abramson, Jody
  • Kantor, Michael
  • Coyote, Peter
  • Insignia Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • Florentine Films
  • Time Life Video & Television
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
  • West Film Project, Inc
  • Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
711
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  • West (U.S.)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
The West, Ken Burns presents ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; senior 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, (videorecording)
Link
http://videoindex.pbs.org/program/series.asp?nola=WESTDX0
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary television program in 1996
  • Special features (disc 1): making-of featurette (9 min.); interview with Burns & Ives & Geoffrey C. Ward (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)
  • 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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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.)
Control code
ocn715391095
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
5 videodiscs (711 min.)
Isbn
9781415702482
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887051279
Other physical details
sd., col. & b&w
Publisher number
WEST600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o715391095
  • (OCoLC)715391095
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The West, Ken Burns presents ; directed by Stephen Ives ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward & Dayton Duncan ; produced by Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor ; senior 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, (videorecording)
Link
http://videoindex.pbs.org/program/series.asp?nola=WESTDX0
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary television program in 1996
  • Special features (disc 1): making-of featurette (9 min.); interview with Burns & Ives & Geoffrey C. Ward (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)
  • 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
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
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.)
Control code
ocn715391095
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
5 videodiscs (711 min.)
Isbn
9781415702482
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887051279
Other physical details
sd., col. & b&w
Publisher number
WEST600
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o715391095
  • (OCoLC)715391095
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby surround stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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