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Benjamin Franklin [2-disc set]  Cover Image DVD DVD

Benjamin Franklin [2-disc set] / a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington D.C. ; directred by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Ken Burns and David Schmidt.

Duncan, Dayton, (screenwriter.). Burns, Ken, 1953- (film director, film producer.). Schmidt, David, 1956- (film producer.). Coyote, Peter, (narrator.). Patinkin, Mandy, (narrator.). Florentine Films, (production company.). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531714413
  • ISBN: 1531714412
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2022]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Wide screen (16x9).
Program content: ℗♭2022.
"Let all men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly."
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Peter Coyote ; voiceover actor, Mandy Patinkin.
Summary, etc.:
Ken Burns's two-part, four-hour documentary explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most complex and consequential figures, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.
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).
Grade level: High school (9-12).
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 2.0 stereo.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
Scientists > United States > Biography.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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