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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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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