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American Experience; Ansel Adams


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American Experience
Ansel Adams
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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In this elegant, moving and lyrical portrait of the most eloquent and quintessentially American of photographers, producer Ric Burns seeks to explore the meaning and legacy of Adams' life and work. At the heart of the film are the great themes that absorbed Adams throughout his career: the beauty and fragility of "the American earth," the inseparable bond of man and nature, and the moral obligation the present owes to the future. Narrator: David Ogden Stiers.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Ansel Adams,” 03/22/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A8CBC933CFA462ABC9701F9862403C1.
MLA: “American Experience; Ansel Adams.” 03/22/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A8CBC933CFA462ABC9701F9862403C1>.
APA: American Experience; Ansel Adams. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0A8CBC933CFA462ABC9701F9862403C1
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