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The Resource Influenza 1918, produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH, (videorecording)

Influenza 1918, produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH, (videorecording)

Label
Influenza 1918
Title
Influenza 1918
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH
Title variation
Influenza nineteen-eighteen
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In September 1918, soldiers stationed near Boston suddenly began to die. Doctors found the victims' lungs filled with a strange blue fluid. They identified the cause as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen, and medical science proved powerless against it. In desperation, people turned to folk remedies, while frantic officials closed all public places and everyone was required to wear masks. But the virus was unstoppable, relentless, devastatingly lethal. By the time the epidemic ran its course, over 600,000 people were dead, more than all U.S. combat deaths of the 20th century
Member of
Cataloging source
ZCU
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Cinematography, Don Lenzer ... [et al.]; editor, Alison Ellwood; narrator, Linda Hunt; music, Mark Adler
Language note
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Series host: David McCullough
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kenner, Robert
  • Chowder, Ken
  • McCullough, David G
  • Hunt, Linda
  • Robert Kenner Films
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • PBS Video
Runtime
60
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  • Influenza
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Influenza viruses
  • Epidemics
  • Documentary films
  • Historical films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Influenza 1918, produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle on container: The worst epidemic in American history
  • Distributed also by PBS Video
  • Originally broadcast as a episode of: The American Experience
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000143216
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (60 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMER-105
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 143216
  • 143934
  • (OCoLC)ocm40326430
System details
VHS; stereo
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Influenza 1918, produced and directed by Robert Kenner ; written by Ken Chowder ; a Robert Kenner Films production for the American Experience ; WGBH, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Subtitle on container: The worst epidemic in American history
  • Distributed also by PBS Video
  • Originally broadcast as a episode of: The American Experience
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
000143216
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (60 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMER-105
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 143216
  • 143934
  • (OCoLC)ocm40326430
System details
VHS; stereo
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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