America in primetime / a production of the Documentary Group ; WETA ; executive producers, Tom Yellin, Lloyd Kramer ; producers, Linda Hirsch, Susan Schaefer.

Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV. Today's heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. Showcased is this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped the country's nationa...

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Corporate Authors: WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), Documentary Group (New York, N.Y.), PBS Distribution (Firm)
Other Authors: Yellin, Tom. (Producer), Kramer, Lloyd. (Producer), Hirsch, Linda. (Producer), Schaefer, Susan. (Producer)
Format: DVD
Language:English
Published: [Alexandria, Va] : PBS Distribution, [2012]
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Summary:Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV. Today's heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. Showcased is this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped the country's national character. Each episode focuses on an enduring character archetype, as seen through generations of television programs.
Item Description:Originally broadcast in 2011.
Special features: Additional interviews (Rob Reiner, Norman Lear, David Chase, Shonda Rhimes, Mary-Louise Parker, Marc Cherry, Felicity Huffman, James L. Brooks, Bryan Cranston, David Lynch, Alan Alda, Phil Rosenthal, Larry Wilmore, Marilu Henner, Mike Judge, Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Judd Apatow, David Simon, Jeffrey Tambor). Not rated or subtitled.
Physical Description:2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD, NTSC, Region 1, English SDH subtitles.
Audience:Rating: TV14.
Production Credits:Music, Peter Nashel ; director of photography, Logan Schneider ; editors, Scott Chestnut., Jon Vesey, Igor Kovalik.
ISBN:9781608835256
1608835251
841887015288
Access:For face-to-face teaching only, no public performance license.