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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Ken Burns presents ; a film by Barak Goodman ; a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures and WETA Washington, D.C. in association with Ark Media ; Ken Burns presents ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein ; directed by Jack Youngelson and Barak Goodman
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Presents a history of cancer, from ancient times to the present day. Includes stories of contemporary patients and examines the latest scientific research which might indicate that we are on the brink of a lasting cure.
Director
Jack Youngelson; Barak Goodman
Performers
Narrator, Edward Herrmann ; commentator, Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Release Date
2015
Run Time
344 min.
Language
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); audio-described in English
Rating
TV parental guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned; this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age)
Notes
  • Documentary.
  • "Based on the book The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee."
  • "The following program contains mature content which may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised."
Variant Title
Emperor of all maladies
Edition
Widescreen
Contents
  • episode 1. Magic bullets
  • episode 2. Blind men and the elephant
  • episode 3. Finding an Achilles heel.
  • Special features: Interview with the filmmakers
  • Additional scenes.
ISBN
9781627892773, 162789277X
Credits
Composer, David Cieri ; executive producer, Ken Burns ; series producer, Barak Goodman.
Published
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
Recording Info
Originally produced as a television program for PBS in 2015.
Publisher no.
SCAN600 PBS
Description
3 videodiscs (approximately 6 hr., that is 5 hr., 44 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
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