The words that built America
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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (48 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 


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Wellesley - AudiovisualDVD 973 WordsOn Shelf

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General Note
Originally released by Home Box Office, Inc., 2017.
General Note
Bonus feature: extended Bill of Rights.
Creation/Production Credits
Executive producer, Sheila Nevins ; editor, Jennifer McGarrity ; original music, Michael Bacon ; animation & graphics, Todd Ruff ; cinematography, Brian Callahan, Paul Dougherty, Josh Kesner, Dave Strevens, Brett Wiley
Narrator, David McCullough.
The Declaration of Independence, The U.S. Constitution and The Bill of Rights represent much more than the words used by America's Founding Fathers to define a fragile, nascent country. They're the living, breathing realization of America's democratic ideal, the bedrock of a society that its people have built over nearly two-and-a-half centuries, and they provide a blueprint that is, was and will be a template for democracy around the world.To celebrate these iconic documents on our nation's birthday, HBO presents a 45-minute special, directed by Alexandra Pelosi and narrated by David McCullough (John Adams), in which dozens of Americans - from actors and media personalities, to politicians, lawmakers and presidents, to schoolchildren whose future is being shaped by our shared past - read the three founding documents that define our outlook on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Target Audience
Rating: TVG.
System Details
DVD-R; 16:9 wide screen; Dolby Digital English 5.1.
English audio; closed-captioned.


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pelosi, A., Heller, L., Bills, L., & McCullough, D. G. The words that built America .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexandra, Pelosi et al.. The Words That Built America. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Alexandra, Pelosi et al.. The Words That Built America .

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pelosi, Alexandra,, Lisa Heller, Larissa Bills, and David G. McCullough. The Words That Built America

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