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The Statue of Liberty: A Film by Ken Burns

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This episode of American Stories by acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns presents the history of one of our greatest icons. For over a century, she has stood on Liberty Island, a gift from France created by sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi. Torch eternally aloft, Lady Liberty has been the symbol of hope for generations of immigrants. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal the statue's great significance. Nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy, this documentary explores both the history of the Statue of Liberty and the meaning of Liberty itself
Statue of Liberty: Symbol of Liberty and Hope (2:28)
Symbol of Liberty (2:27)
The Idea (3:48)
Frédéric Bartholdi's Vision (2:37)
Evolution of the Statue (4:32)
French Gift: New York's Dilemma (1:59)
Engineer Alexandre Eiffel to the Rescue (3:24)
American Attitudes Toward the Statue (2:58)
Fundraising (1:46)
Dedication of the Statue of Liberty (3:14)
The Promise of America (4:09)
Immigrant Reaction to the Statue (4:49)
Many Faces of the Lady Liberty (3:30)
Unfulfilled Promises (4:58)
Threats to Liberty (6:25)
Hope of the World (2:46)
Credits: The Statue of Liberty - A Film by Ken Burns (2:14)

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PUBLISHED
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 21, 2011
Year Published: 2011
Format: Streaming Video

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Art
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Immigrants
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Imperialism
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