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Renowned documentary-maker Ken Burns uses archival film clips, interviews, newspaper stories, and journals to bring the story of the U.S. Congress and the characters involved in its fascinating and sometimes dubious history to life. The film explores the popularly-elected Legislative branch of our government and observes its modes of functioning, along with its past and present strengths and weaknesses. Famous historical figures who served as Congressmen (Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and others) are featured, as are contemporary members and events. Burns uses his skills to draw our sometimes admiring, sometimes skeptical attitudes toward this group of power-entrusted individuals into full perspective, pointing out the valuable role the Congress is designed to serve - potentially providing balance in extreme situations or weighted political atmospheres. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi
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|auth_author2||Burns, Ken, 1953-, Ives, Stephen., McCullough, David G., Weisberger, Bernard A., 1922-|
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|display_description||"In this elegant, penetrating and moving portrait of the United States Congress, filmmaker Ken Burns profiles an American institution whose ideals and actions affect us all. Narrated by David McCullough, the program employs historic film footage and interviews with insiders" including David Broker, Alistair Cooke and Cokie Roberts to detail the personalities, events and issues that have animated Congress' first 200 years."--Publisher's website.|
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|series||Ken Burns' America collection|
|series_with_volume||Ken Burns' America collection|
|subject_facet||Documentary television programs, Legislation -- United States, Nonfiction television programs, Television programs for the hearing impaired, United States -- Politics and government, United States. -- Congress -- History, Video recordings for the hearing impaired|
|title_full||The Congress [electronic resource] / a film by Ken Burns, The Congress [videorecording] / a film by Ken Burns|
|topic_facet||History, Legislation, Politics and government|