The Resource Our American Storytellers

Our American Storytellers

Label
Our American Storytellers
Title
Our American Storytellers
Contributor
Film director
Host
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three iconic American storytellers have spent their lives chronicling the lives of others, while knowing almost nothing about their own family history. Ken Burns confronts the reality of his southern ancestors{u2019} role in the Civil War, including Confederate soldiers held captive and a slave-owning Virginian. Anderson Cooper, scion of one of America{u2019}s most storied families, the Vanderbilts, longs to know more about his father{u2019}s southern roots {u2014} including the story of an ancestor murdered by one his slaves. Anna Deavere Smith learns the story of her great-grandfather Basil Biggs, a free black man and former conductor on the Underground Railroad. All three guests{u2019} ancestors intersect at pivotal moments of American history
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by PBS in 2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bertelsen, Phil
  • Gleason, John
  • Gurland-Pooler, Hazel
  • Soenens, Muriel
  • Streeter, Sabin
  • Sweet, Jesse
  • Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burns, Ken
  • Cooper, Anderson
  • Smith, Anna Deavere
  • Genealogy
  • Celebrities
Technique
live action
Label
Our American Storytellers
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1132532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1132532
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Our American Storytellers
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1132532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound.
Publisher number
1132532
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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