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Title 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.

Imprint Boston, Mass. : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2007.


Description 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD format ; Region 1, NTSC ; stereo ; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Language In English ; closed-captioned.
Performer 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.
Event Originally broadcast by PBS as episodes of the television series Frontline and American Experience on April 30 and May 1, 2007.
Audience 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]; [text feature].
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:
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.
Mormon Church -- United States -- History.
Mormons -- History -- 19th century.
Mormons -- History -- 20th century.
Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah, 1857.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Nauvoo (Ill.) -- Expulsion of the Mormons.
Salt Lake City (Utah)
United States -- History.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.
Added Author Whitney, Helen. Screenwriter. Director. Producer.
Barnes, Jane, 1942- Screenwriter.
Helen Whitney Productions.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
PBS Home Video.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Frontline (Television program)
American experience (Television program)
ISBN 1415727457
Standard No. 841887052092
Music No. MORM601 PBS Home Video
705209 Paramount Home Entertainment

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