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Come to the Fairs [electronic resource]

Sunrise Media LLC
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Out of the tradition of the great 19th-century European trade exhibitions came a 20th-century American phenomenon, one that provided recreation, inspiration, and what amounted to a cultural barometer-the World's Fair. At the time this classic program was produced, the United States had hosted nine of them, from the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 to the sprawling 1982 celebration in Knoxville, Tennessee. Presented by Bill Moyers, the video explores the many ways in which these global festivities have reflected-not always by design-America's changing views about the world and the future.
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55 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 03, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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  • World Fairs of the Past (2:25)
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  • 1939: Television's Appearance (2:24)
  • American Pessimism (2:25)
  • 1962 Seattle's Century 21 (4:18)
  • 1964 New York World's Fair (6:45)
  • Value of World's Fairs (4:04)
  • Credits: Come to the Fairs (1:27)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1984.
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  • 42054s Films Media Group
  • 42060 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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