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The big burn [videorecording] / an Insignia Films production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH Boston ; produced by Amanda Pollak ; written and directed by Stephen Ives.

Ives, Stephen, (screenwriter,, film director.). Pollak, Amanda, (film producer.). Platt, Oliver, (narrator.). Young, Andrew, 1960- (director of photography.). Egan, Timothy. Television adaptation of (work): Big burn. (Added Author). Insignia Films, (production company.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library DVD 973.911 BIG (Text) 37720000513168 Video DVD None 03/18/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1627891390
  • ISBN: 9781627891394
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based in part on the book The big burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the fire that saved America by Timothy Egan.
Originally produced as an episode of the PBS show, American Experience, in 2014.
"American experience is a production of WGBH."
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Andrew Young ; edited by Omry Maoz ; original music by Peter Rundquist.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Oliver Platt.
Summary, etc.:
Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen, 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Forest fires > Montana > History.
Forest fires > Idaho > History.
United States. Forest Service > History.
Forest conservation > United States > History.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.

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