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American experience. The codebreaker / a Steward/Gazit Productions film for American experience ; a production of WGBH ; written and directed by Chana Gazit ; produced by Chana Gazit and Hilary Klotz Steinman.

Gazit, Chana, (television director,, television producer.). Steinmen, Hilary Klotz, (television producer.). Ruiz, Vanessa, (television producer.). Sherman, Nancy, (television producer.). Burton, Kate, (narrator.). Fagone, Jason. Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Woman who smashed codes. (Added Author). Steward/Gazit Productions, (production company.). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library DVD 652.8092 COD 000119754 Video Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713416
  • ISBN: 1531713416
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captions"--Container.
Subtitle on container: Wife, mother, secret American hero.
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience.
"Based on the book 'The woman who smashed codes' by Jason Fagone"--Container.
Program content: ©2021.
Running time indicated on container: approximately 60 minutes; actual program running time: 54 minutes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Jon Neuburger.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Kate Burton.
Summary, etc.:
Presents the story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, a suburban American wife whose work as a cryptanalyst sent gangsters to prison and brought down a Nazi spy ring in Argentina in World War II.
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Subject: Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980.
Friedman, Elizebeth, 1892-1980.
Cryptographers > United States > Biography.
Cryptography > United States > History.
World War, 1914-1918 > Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography.
United States.
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.