Ken Burns: The Statue of Liberty DVD

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Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of America's great lady, in a program nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy. Follow the American icon's life, from creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi through painstaking construction and accident-prone 1886 dedication. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal the unique place the statue holds in our hearts. DVD extras include "Ken Burns: Making History" ... More
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Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of America's great lady, in a program nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy. Follow the American icon's life, from creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi through painstaking construction and accident-prone 1886 dedication. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal the unique place the statue holds in our hearts. DVD extras include "Ken Burns: Making History" and "A Conversation with Ken Burns."

Producer: Ken Burns, Buddy Squires
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: WNET; Florentine Films
Production Year: 1985
Copyright Year: 1985
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: David McCullough
Writers: Bernard A. Weisberger, Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes

12 Reviews
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Chuck
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
03/13/22
Okay, but not up to Burns usual work
Review by Chuck on 03/13/22 review stating Okay, but not up to Burns usual work
I was disappointed in the show. It was okay, but nothing more. The part of the show talking about the building of the statue in Paris, and the final trip to New York was well done, but after that it fell apart. A number of talking heads, some good and others a waste of time. No followup on the history of the statue after it arrived in New York. Not impressed with most of the talking heads Burns used.
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Jeannette S.
Verified Reviewer
5.0 star rating
01/03/22
Statue of Liberty awesome film
Review by Jeannette S. on 01/03/22 review stating Statue of Liberty awesome film
I saw the Statue of Liberty last night and Its Awesome film! I love it! Ken Burns is awesome to make this awesome film about the Statue of Liberty. This is my favorite film!
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Lynne
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
12/07/21
Excellent documentary.
Review by Lynne on 12/07/21 review stating Excellent documentary.
Excellent documentary.
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Roger
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
08/30/20
Burns Statue of Liberty My Tears
Review by Roger on 08/30/20 review stating Burns Statue of Liberty My Tears
I saw Ken Burns Video the Statue of Liberty by accident (just checking if my TV worked). The story of the design construction were fascinating: that immense statue didnt just happen, it took the genius of many individuals. The last part of the video, seeing immigrants arriving just as my own grandparents arrived, then hearing contemporary figures of note express their feelings about the statue as symbol of the U.S. had a different effect:Ive been crying like a baby, knowing my blessings remembering a visit to Auschwitz where I saw, with my own eyes, where I would have been burned to ash had my grandparents not been able to come to the land of the Statue of Liberty. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME OF THE ENORMITY OF MY BLESSINGS. ROGER D. MASTERS
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Mom 2.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Educational and engaging
Review by Mom 2. on 07/17/20 review stating Educational and engaging
Our 4 year old is fascinated with The Statue of Liberty! I was so excited to find this DVD for him. He sits and watches it from beginning to end, picking up pieces of information to reiterate to others later. Thank you for making such wonderful programs!
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Les
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The building of theStatue of Liberty
Review by Les on 07/17/20 review stating The building of theStatue of Liberty
This is a wonderful biography that is perfect for all ages to learn the historyof the Statue Of Liberty. Where it came from, what it stands for,and why it is a symbol of freedom for all who see it.
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Michael B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A must for all
Review by Michael B. on 07/17/20 review stating A must for all
Once again, PBS showed us the real story with comments from a slice of Americans to whom the Statue of Liberty has different meaning. Even though this was produced some years ago, it is relevant even now.
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Gilded A.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Nice Presentation
Review by Gilded A. on 07/17/20 review stating Nice Presentation
A great way to learn how the Statue of Liberty came to be. Fantastic!
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Michael
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
pbs
Review by Michael on 07/17/20 review stating pbs
michael alford j r shop pbs the staue of liberty buy now
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Masspatty
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Statue of Liberty DVD by PBS Home Vi
Review by Masspatty on 07/17/20 review stating The Statue of Liberty DVD by PBS Home Vi
Wonderful story of an amazing statue. Seeing the statue in New York for the first time brought tears to my eyes; seeing this film had the same effect.
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Mememom
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
The Statue Comes to Life
Review by Mememom on 07/17/20 review stating The Statue Comes to Life
We bought this for our grandsons - we have eight. It tells the statue story in a way that fascinates every age - including ours. Excellence is Ken Burns second name.
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Ruby T.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Information brought tears to my eyes.
Review by Ruby T. on 07/17/20 review stating Information brought tears to my eyes.
I was on Liberty Island in April and this DVD was so well produced; the emotions of being there resurfaced. Interviewing many people with a variety of backgrounds showed the complete picture from ALL angles. Not everyone sees the statue as a symbol of hope and freedom!! Seeing the renovation done of the statue re-emphasizes its importance. Thank you for having it available.


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