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How the states got their shapes. Season one / produced by Half Yard Productions LLC for History ; director, David Konschnik.

Konschnik, David, (director.). Unger, Brian. (Host). Half Yard Productions. (Added Author). History Channel (Television network) (Added Author). Arts and Entertainment Network. (Added Author). New Video Group. (Added Author).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1422942422
  • ISBN: 9781422942420
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 7 hr.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : A & E Television Networks ; [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally broadcast in 2011.
Special features include feature-length History special.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. A river runs through it -- The great plains, trains, & automobiles -- Force of nature -- State of rebellion -- Disc 2. Living on the edge -- Use it or lose it -- Church and states -- A boom with a view -- Disc 3. Culture clash -- Mouthing off -- Disc 4, bonus disc. Feature-length History special How the states got their shapes.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host: Brian Unger.
Summary, etc.:
Why don't people from New England pronounce their 'R's? How come some Pennsylvania Amish use cell phones? How did Northern Californians get so liberal? The clues are right on the map. Brian Unger hits the road, makes irreverent observations about how people think, speak, and act, and discovers their surprising connections to geography. With its crooked lines and odd breaks, the outline of America is a puzzle to be solved. Includes the acclaimed special that inspired the series.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.
Language Note:
Closed captioned in English.
Subject: U.S. states > Boundaries.
U.S. states > Historical geography.
United States > History.
United States > Boundaries > History.
U.S. states > Boundaries.
United States.
Estados Unidos > LĂ­mites > Historia.
Estados Unidos > Historia.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
DVD-Video discs.
Television programs > United States.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.