Ken Burns: The Congress DVD

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Item #: WB6542
Ken Burns profiles a durable American institution in his elegant, penetrating portrait of the U.S. Congress. Narrated by David McCullough, the film uses historic footage and interviews with "insiders" David Broder, Alistair Cooke, and Cokie Roberts to detail the first 200 years. The film chronicles careers of notable members and charts the continuing growth of the Capitol building, in readings ... More
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Ken Burns profiles a durable American institution in his elegant, penetrating portrait of the U.S. Congress. Narrated by David McCullough, the film uses historic footage and interviews with "insiders" David Broder, Alistair Cooke, and Cokie Roberts to detail the first 200 years. The film chronicles careers of notable members and charts the continuing growth of the Capitol building, in readings from diary entries, letters, and famous speeches.

Producer: Ken Burns, Stephen Ives
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: WETA; Florentine Films
Production Year: 1989
Copyright Year: 1988
Rating: TV-G
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: David McCullough
Writers: David McCullough, Bernard Weisberger
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo

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DENNIS
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3.0 star rating
03/17/22
I had expected much more
Review by DENNIS on 03/17/22 review stating I had expected much more
When I ordered this DVD, I had expected to learn more about how the idea of a congress was developed, why 2 houses? How do they work with the Executive and Judiciary branches? How are bills introduced? How do they become law? etc. Instead, it was about the construction of the Capitol building and some famous and infamous members and some historic votes. Not Ken Burns best


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