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The Mormons [videorecording] / PBS ; Frontline and American Experience present ; produced by Helen Whitney ; written by Helen Whitney and Jane Barnes ; directed by Helen Whitney ; a Frontline and American Experience co-production with Helen Whitney Productions
Alternate (uniform) Title Frontline (Television program)
American experience (Television program)
Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  BX8611 .M67 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
Young, Brigham, 1801-1877
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Doctrines
Subject(s) Mormon Church -- United States -- History
Mormons -- History -- 19th century
Mormons -- History -- 20th century
Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
Subject West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Nauvoo (Ill.) -- Expulsion of the Mormons
Salt Lake City (Utah)
United States -- History
Subject(s) Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Nonfiction television programs
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD format ; Region 1, NTSC ; stereo ; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Language In English ; closed-captioned
Performer/Participant Narrated by David Ogden Stiers; commentators (Part 1), Sarah Barringer Gordon, Kathleen Flake, Jon Butler, Edwin Firmage Jr., Ken Verdoia, William Morain, Daniel Peterson, Jeffrey R. Holland, Marlin K. Jensen, Terryl Givens, Greg Prince, Ken Clark, Richard Mouw, Simon Worrall, Randall Paul, Alex Caldiero, Michael Coe, Harold Bloom, Robin Fox, Judith Freeman, Will Bagley, Richard Bushman, Truman Madsen, Alex Baugh, Roger Hammer, Jana Richman, Glen Leonard, Phil Bolinger, Sarah Baker Mitchell, Dallin H. Oaks, Ivan Nielson, Margaret Toscano, B. Carmon Hardy, Valerie Nielson; (Part 2) Richard Ostling, Robert Bennett, Carl Mosser, Darius Gray, Billy Johnson, Sam Bainson, Edward Kimball, Gordon B. Hinckley, James Madison, Larry Hess, Bryan Horn, David Pace, D. Michael Quinn, Melissa Mower, Calvin Harper, Trevor Southey, Rick Phillips, James Dalrymple Sr., James Dalrymple Jr., Tal Bachman, Marlin K. Jensen, Betty Stevenson, Boyd K. Packer, Jeffrey Nielsen, Lavina Anderson, Gail Houston, Grant Palmer, Kimber Tillemann-Dick, Elbert Peck, Fiona Givens, Anne Osborne Poelman, James Clayton, Charity Tillemann-Dick, Roman Kent, Colleen McDannell
Credits Edited by Ted Winterburn ; director of photography, Paul G. Sanderson III ; consultants, Will Bagley, Jan Shipps, Ken Verdoia ; reporters, Lesley Karsten, Leslie Berger, Emily Lodish ; reseasrch, Sally Atkinson, Miriam Coleman, Nora Connor, Jen Mediano
Note Originally broadcast by PBS as episodes of the television series Frontline and American Experience on April 30 and May 1, 2007
MPAA rating: TV-PG ; Canadian Home Video rating: PG for mature themes, violence
Summary The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership, now at over 12 million and growing, sweeps the globe. Nevertheless, from the moment of its founding in 1830, the church has been controversial. Within a month, it had 40 converts and almost as many enemies. In the early years, Mormons were hated, ridiculed, persecuted, and feared. Yet in the past several decades, the Mormon church has transformed itself from a fringe sect into a thriving religion that embraces mainstream American values; its members include prominent and powerful politicians, university presidents, and corporate leaders. Mormons have always had a peculiar hold on the American imagination, but few know who the Mormons actually are or who they claim to be, and their story is one of the great neglected American narratives
Contents Mormons Part One History: Prologue -- Revelation -- Saints -- Persecution -- Exodus -- Mountain Meadows massacre -- Polygamy -- Credits (115 min.) -- Part Two Church and state: Prologue -- Great accommodation -- Mission -- Dissenters & exiles -- Family -- Temple -- Credits (116 min.)
Note Special features: Teachers guide [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; PBS.org [text feature]
Also available online via streaming video from the PBS website, along with related teachers' guides and other educational materials. Address as of 7/19/2009: http://www.pbs.org/mormons
Alternate Author Whitney, Helen
Barnes, Jane
Stiers, David Ogden
Helen Whitney Productions
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
PBS Home Video
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

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