American Experience: Walt Whitman

American Experience: Walt Whitman

Yusef Komunyakaa
Director: Mark Zwonitzer Cast: Yusef Komunyakaa
Yusef Komunyakaa
, Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
Mark Zwonitzer

DVD (Black & White / Wide Screen)

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Overview

In this documentary exploring the life of Leaves of Grass author Walt Whitman, fans of the poet are invited to explore his life story from the days of his working-class childhood, through his time as a Brooklyn-based newspaper reporter, and his unending quest to ensure that his work gained the attention he felt it so rightly deserved.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2008
UPC: 0841887009379
Original Release: 2008
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 44,893

Special Features

Closed Caption; Teacher's guide PDF

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Walt Whitman
1. Introduction [3:23]
2. Center of Everything [7:17]
3. Captured by the City [10:52]
4. Slavery and the Coming Crisis [10:48]
5. Leaves of Grass [15:48]
6. Desperate to Connect [9:01]
7. A Call for Affection [13:19]
8. The Civil War [8:15]
9. Drum Taps [8:34]
10. His Life's Work [12:48]
11. Credits [2:58]

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