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Benjamin Franklin / a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington D.C. ; directed by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Ken Burns and David Schmidt.

Duncan, Dayton, (screenwriter.). Burns, Ken, 1953- (film director,, film producer.). Schmidt, David, 1956- (film producer.). Coyote, Peter, (narrator.). Patinkin, Mandy, (voice actor.). Florentine Films, (production company.). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).


Ken Burns's two-part, four-hour documentary explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most complex and consequential figures, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531714413
  • ISBN: 1531714412
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2022]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
"Let all men know thee, but no man know thee thoroughly."--Container.
Formatted Contents Note:
Join or die (1706-1774) -- An American (1775-1790).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Craig Mellish ; cinematography, Buddy Squires.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Peter Coyote ; voiceover actor, Mandy Patinkin.
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned; this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age).
Grade level: High school (9-12).
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; 5,1 surround (English), 2.0 stereo (English, Spanish).
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
In English or Spanish, with optional English or Spanish subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Statesmen > United States > Biography.
Scientists > United States > Biography.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Recklein Memorial-Cuba DVD 973.3 BEN (Text) Complete Set 33431000662864 New DVD Checked out 03/21/2023

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