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1. Roads to Memphis : the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr / Stephen Ives; Hampton Sides; Insignia Films.; PBS Distribution (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation. by Ives, Stephen Publication: 2010 . 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. , Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year. Date: 2010 Availability: No items available:

2. Reporting America at war by Pollak, Amanda Publication: [Alexandria, Va.] PBS Home Video 2003 . 2 videocassettes (180 min.) sd., col. and b&w 1/2 in. , Director of photography, Buddy Squires ; editors, George O'Donnell, Toby Shimins ; music, Joel Goodma. Narrated by Linda Hunt. VHS Originally presented on PBS. | Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond. | Contents: Episode one The romance of war Episode two Which side are you on? | Insignia Films. | WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) | PBS Home Video. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

3. Seabiscuit   Publication: [United States] Burbank, CA PBS Home Video Distributed by Warner Home Video 2003 . 1 videocassette (60 min.) sd., col. 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned Cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allan Palmer, Peter Nelson, Allen Moore ; editor, Toby Shimin ; music, Joel Goodman. Narrated by Scott Glenn. VHS MPAA rating: Not rated. | While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

4. Death runs riot   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series | In the 1850's, more American pioneers moved west, bringing with them slavery and the sparks that would ignite the Civil War. Tactics that had defeated the armies of the South would then begin to be used against the Native Americans of the West. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

5. Empire upon the trails   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

6. Fight no more forever   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (85 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS. Historical TV documentary series. | By the 1870s there were only a few pockets of resistance against the nation's push to conquer the West. On the Great Plains, Sitting Bull followed his mystical visions and urged his Lakota people to fight rather than surrender their sacred Black Hills and traditional way of life. Custer's "Last stand" would also become, in effect, the last stand of the Sioux as a free people. In Utah, the Morman patriarch Brigham Young would be forced to choose between saving his church or sacrificing his spiritual son. Farther west, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce would find himself helping to lead one of the most extraordinary military compaigns in American history. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

7. The geography of hope   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (85 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

8. The grandest enterprise under God   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | After the Civil War Americans set out with a new energy and optimism to finally unite the East and the West. To do this, they embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

9. One sky above us   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (62 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in. , Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

10. The People   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (82 min.) sd., col. and B&W 1/2 in. , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | To the original Native American inhabitants, the West has been a land of myth. To the Europeans, such as Cabeza de Vaca and Coronado, the West was a "wilderness" to be conquered. Nearly 100 years before the American Revolution, the Pueblo people of the Southwest rose up against their European masters and drove the Spanish from their lands. Then, with America's purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1804, Lewis and Clark set off to find the fabled Northwest Passage, as a confident young nation prepared for its own epic march across the West. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

11. The speck of the future   Publication: [Alexandria, VA] [Atlanta, Ga] PBS Home Video Turner Home Entertainment 1996 . 1 videocassette (84 min.) sd., col. and B & W 1/2 in , Closed captioned for the hearing impaired "Ken Burns presents The West, a film by Stephen Ives"--Container Executive producer, Ken Burns; producers, Stephen Ives, Jody Abramson, Michael Kantor; writers, Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan; photography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore; editor, Richard Hankin; supervising editor, Paul Barnes; narrator, Peter Coyote; music, Matthias Gohl; consultant, Geoffrey C. Ward. Originally produced as a TV series by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. VHS Historical TV documentary series. | History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available: