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Ken Burns presents the definitive portrait of America's great lady, in a program nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy. Follow the American icon's life, from creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi through painstaking construction and accident-prone 1886 dedication. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal the unique place the statue holds in our hearts.
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PBSThe Statue of Liberty DVD
 
4.7

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5.0

The building of theStatue of Liberty

By Les

from Auburn,NY

Comments about PBS The Statue of Liberty DVD:

This is a wonderful biography that is perfect for all ages to learn the historyof the Statue Of Liberty. Where it came from, what it stands for,and why it is a symbol of freedom for all who see it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Burns' Statue of Liberty" & My Tears

By Roger

from Hanover, NH 03755

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Comments about PBS The Statue of Liberty DVD:

I saw Ken Burn's Video the "Statue of Liberty" by accident (just checking if my TV worked). The story of the design & construction were fascinating: that immense statue didn't just happen, it took the genius of many individuals. The last part of the video, seeing immigrants arriving just as my own grandparents arrived, & then hearing contemporary figures of note express their feelings about the statue as symbol of the U.S. had a different effect:I've been crying like a baby, knowing my blessings & remembering a visit to Auschwitz where I saw, with my own eyes, where I would have been burned to ash had my grandparents not been able to come to the land of the Statue of Liberty. THANKS FOR REMINDING ME OF THE ENORMITY OF MY BLESSINGS.
ROGER D. MASTERS

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Okay, but not up to Burn's usual work

By Chuck

from Omaha, NE

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Comments about PBS The Statue of Liberty DVD:

I was disappointed in the show. It was okay, but nothing more. The part of the show talking about the building of the statue in Paris, and the final trip to New York was well done, but after that it fell apart. A number of talking heads, some good and others a waste of time. No followup on the history of the statue after it arrived in New York. Not impressed with most of the talking heads Burns used.

 
5.0

A must for all

By Michael B

from San Diego, CA

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Comments about PBS The Statue of Liberty DVD:

Once again, PBS showed us the real story with comments from a slice of Americans to whom the Statue of Liberty has different meaning. Even though this was produced some years ago, it is relevant even now.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Presentation

By GildedAge

from Venice, Florida

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Comments about PBS The Statue of Liberty DVD:

A great way to learn how the Statue of Liberty
came to be. Fantastic!

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