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Ken Burns: The Address DVD
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At Greenwood School in Vermont, its students, boys, ages 11 to 17, are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. These boys all suffer from learning differences that have made their progress extremely challenging. Interweaving the history of this famous American speech with the journey of the boys, The Address reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit.
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4.0

All inspiring, Ken Burns what a grea idea for a documentary

By HH

from Cape Coral, FL

Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

Very informative and inspirational. Ken burns has once again shown how good he is at what he does so well, educate an allow us to discover different aspects of our history. Makes a great gift for those in education.

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5.0

I purshased three- 2 gifts, one for me

By Flying Farmer

from Adirondacks

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

I found this Ken Burns production to be of the highest quality and about a very crucial educational principle. I gave one copy to my grandkids and one to my local school.

Grandkids really liked it, I have yet to hear from the school except for the kind expression of thanks from the principal.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Anything By Ken Burns Is Worth Watching.

By Tony The Tiger

from Pleasant View, TN.

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

I got this DVD for my boss' birthday which is in December. I'm sure she'll like it. I had no idea that this school existed which makes this program all the more fascinating. The first school I went to was similar to this but this school is very different from mine. And leave it to the great Ken Burns to produce another great piece of work, which this is!. Very inspiring program!.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everybody is worth saving

By Ed

from Elmhurst, IL

Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

I was surprised by this film, expecting it to be about the Gettysburg Address. It's really about kids at a special school. This movie taught me to never, ever give up on kids.

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5.0

Inspiring documentary!

By vrteacher

from Farmersville, CA

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Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

This is a unique film focusing on the Gettysburg Address and students with challenges learning to memorize Lincoln's speech. It is inspiring. You felt like you get to know the boys and you very much want them to succeed. I highly recommend it.

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