For 200 years, THe United States 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 photgraphs and newreels, 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 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.

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The Congress (1988)

Unrated

Documentary · 1h 30m · 11/12/2002

    

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For 200 years, THe United States 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 photgraphs and newreels, 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 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.

Release Country

United States

Barcode

794054876826

Release Date

11/12/2002

Media Type

Documentary

Audio

  English     

Studio

PBS Home Video

Subtitles

Language_Other

Video Format

NTSC

Aspect Ratio

1.33:1

Discs

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Cast
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David McCullough

Himself - Writer / Narator
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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
Other Editions
Disc Title Front Cover

Ken Burns America Collection: The Congress

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/28/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

The Congress

(DVD)

9/28/2004

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