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Catherine Allan, Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=TI-50098-07
Dolley Madison (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Dolley Madison
Writer: Ronald Blumer
Director: Muffie Meyer
Producer: Catherine Allan
Producer: Muffie Meyer
Producer: Julia Morrison
Producer: Ronald Blumer
Producer: Sharon Sachs
Abstract: A 90-minute portrait of the woman who transformed the previously undefined role of the President's wife and became America's "first" First Lady. Dolley Madison lived through two wars, knew the first twelve Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. At a time when women could neither vote nor participate officially in politics, Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth President, James Madison, became one of the most influential and best loved figures of her day. When she died in 1849 at the age of 81 - one of the last remaining members of the founding generation - Washington City honored her with the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen.
Abstract: Dolley Madison is a 90-minute PBS prime-time special that will re-introduce Americans to this charismatic First Lady, examining her role as one of the most influential American women of the early nineteenth century. Viewers will learn how Dolley Madison used her skills as the nation’s first great political hostess to create a distinctly American political style—one that embodied the new country’s republican values. The documentary will also explore how Dolley became a unifying symbol for the country and helped Americans create a national identity.
Primary URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dolley/
Primary URL Description: This website consists of information about the film, including a transcript, further reading and acknowledgments. It also includes downloadable educational materials, special bonus videos, a photo gallery, timeline and more.
Benjamin Franklin [videorecording] (Book)
Title: Benjamin Franklin [videorecording]
Author: Allan, Catherine M.
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780793695614
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Twin Cities Public Television St. Paul/Minneapolis in association with Middlemarch Films
Type: Single author monograph