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The Resource The Mormons, 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, (videorecording)

The Mormons, 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, (videorecording)

Label
The Mormons
Title
The Mormons
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Dig deep into the Mormon past to understand the church today. One of America's fastest-growing religions and, relative to its size, one of the richest. Church membership, now at twelve million and growing, sweeps the globe. From the moment of its founding in 1830, the church has been controversial. In the early years Mormons were hated, ridiculed, persecuted and feared. In the past several decades, the Mormon Church has transformed itself from a fringe sect into a thriving religion that embraces mainstream American values
  • 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
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Additional physical form
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/
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Frontline (Television program)
  • American experience (Television program)
Credits note
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
Date time place
Originally broadcast by PBS as episodes of the television series Frontline and American Experience on April 30 and May 1, 2007
Dewey number
289.3/09
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: TV-PG; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG for mature themes, violence
Language note
In English; closed-captioned
LC call number
BX8611
LC item number
.M67 2007
PerformerNote
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
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  • Whitney, Helen
  • Barnes, Jane
  • Helen Whitney Productions
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
240
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  • Smith, Joseph
  • Young, Brigham
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Mormon Church
  • Mormons
  • Mormons
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857
  • West (U.S.)
  • Nauvoo (Ill.)
  • Salt Lake City (Utah)
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Mormons, 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, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.pbs.org/mormons/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Teachers guide [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; PBS.org [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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.)
Control code
ocn122353869
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.)
Isbn
9781415727454
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887052092
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
  • MORM601
  • 705209
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 953127
  • (OCoLC)122353869
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16X9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Mormons, 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, (videorecording)
Link
http://www.pbs.org/mormons/
Publication
Note
Special features: Teachers guide [PDF files require a DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat]; PBS.org [text feature]
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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.)
Control code
ocn122353869
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.)
Isbn
9781415727454
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887052092
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
  • MORM601
  • 705209
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 953127
  • (OCoLC)122353869
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16X9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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