For 200 years, The Untied State Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. In this elegant, thoughtful and often touching portrait, Ken Burns explores the history and promise of this unique American institution. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews with David Broder, Alistair Cooke, Cokie Roberts, Charles McDowell and others, the film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 20 years of congress and in turn, our country.

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Ken Burns America Collection: The Congress (1988)

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Unrated

Documentary · 1h 30m · 9/28/2004

    

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For 200 years, The Untied State Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. In this elegant, thoughtful and often touching portrait, Ken Burns explores the history and promise of this unique American institution. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews with David Broder, Alistair Cooke, Cokie Roberts, Charles McDowell and others, the film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 20 years of congress and in turn, our country.

Release Country

United States

Barcode

841887051422

Release Date

9/28/2004

Media Type

TV Series

Audio

  English     

Digital Copy

Not Included

Studio

PBS Home Video

Subtitles

Language_Other

Video Format

NTSC

Aspect Ratio

1.33:1

Cover Type

Keep Case (Std.)

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Cast
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David McCullough

Himself - Writer / Narrator
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Charles McDowell

Himself - Newspaperman
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Barbara Fields

Herself - Historian
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John C. Stennis

Himself - Former Senator
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Alistair Cooke

Himself - Journalist
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Cokie Roberts

Herself - Journalist
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David Broder

Himself - Reporter
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George Tames

Himself - Photographer
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James MacGregor Burns

Himself - Historian
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Jerome Dempsey

(voice)
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Shelby Foote

(voice)
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Ronnie Gilbert

(voice)
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Julie Harris

(voice)
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Derek Jacobi

(voice)
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Garrison Keillor

(voice)
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Walt MacPherson

(voice) (as Walt McPherson)
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Arthur Miller

(voice)
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Christopher Murney

(voice)
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Paul Roebling

(voice)
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Wendy Tilghman

(voice)
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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

(voice)
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Douglas Turner Ward

(voice)
Crew
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Ken Burns

Director
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Ric Burns

Writer
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David McCullough

Writer
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Geoffrey C. Ward

Writer
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Bernard Weisberger

Writer
Other Editions
Disc Title Front Cover

The Congress

(DVD)

11/12/2002

Disc Title Front Cover

The Congress

(DVD)

9/28/2004

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