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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 ; written by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns, Barak Goodman & David Blistein.
edition
Widescreen.
imprint
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
description
3 videodiscs (c. 360 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
162789277X, 9781627892773
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
isbn
162789277X
9781627892773
standard identifier
841887024068
publisher #
SCAN600
contents note
Special features: Interview with the filmmakers -- Additional scenes.
episode 1. Magic bullets / directed by Jack Youngelson and Barak Goodman -- episode 2. The blind men and the elephant / directed by Deborah Dickson and Barak Goodman -- episode 3. Finding an Achilles heel / directed by Chris Durrance and Barak Goodman.
credits note
Composer, David Cieri ; executive producer, Ken Burns ; series producer, Barak Goodman.
general note
"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."
Documentary.
Title from disc surface.
performer
Narrator, Edward Herrmann ; commentator, Siddhartha Mukherjee.
abstract
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.
language note
Closed-captioned in English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); audio-described in English.
catalogue key
10093344
date/place of event
Originally produced as a television program for PBS in 2015.
target audience
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).
technical details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.

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