Coverart for item
The Resource This American life, Season 2, Showtime presents ; Killer Films ; Chicago Public Radio ; Left Right ; created by Ira Glass, Chicago Public Radio ; co-executive producer/director, Christopher Wilcha ; producers, Jane Feltes ... [et al.] ; produced by Kevin Vargas ; writer, Ira Glass ; developed for television, Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ;, (videorecording)

This American life, Season 2, Showtime presents ; Killer Films ; Chicago Public Radio ; Left Right ; created by Ira Glass, Chicago Public Radio ; co-executive producer/director, Christopher Wilcha ; producers, Jane Feltes ... [et al.] ; produced by Kevin Vargas ; writer, Ira Glass ; developed for television, Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ;, (videorecording)

Label
This American life, Season 2
Title
This American life
Title number
Season 2
Statement of responsibility
Showtime presents ; Killer Films ; Chicago Public Radio ; Left Right ; created by Ira Glass, Chicago Public Radio ; co-executive producer/director, Christopher Wilcha ; producers, Jane Feltes ... [et al.] ; produced by Kevin Vargas ; writer, Ira Glass ; developed for television, Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ;
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Escape, teenage boys in Philadelphia impress girls using a mode of transportation obsolete in their neighborhood since the 19th century, and a young man's fight for independence from his mother is complicated by some very specialized circumstances. In Two wars, we learn about two foreigners in the U.S.: one is an Iraqi refugee, traveling the U.S. to let Americans ask him anything they want, and an immigrant from Bulgaria, who realizes that an ongoing argument with his American wife about lawn maintenance has to do with the life he left behind the Iron Curtain twenty years before. Going down in history tells the stories of people trying to make and remake history, including Wisconsin convicts attempting a prison break using dental floss, high school students whose yearbook photos show nothing of the drama in their lives, and a man with a decades-long obsession with one particular bird, who reveals the footage that may prove he's actually seen it. Underdogs features the world of boxing, way down the "food chain" from championship fights, and a group of New York kids who fight bullies by being funny. Scenes from a marriage profiles cartoonist Chris Ward's illustrations showing that every marriage, even a happy one, is a courtroom, and the disintegration of another couple's marriage is chronicled, as the husband's obsession with a legal forces them to face some tough questions. John Smith is the story of one life, told through the eyes of people all over the country who share the name John Smith
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
NDD
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
This American life (Radio program)
Credits note
Director of photography/co-director, Adam Beckman ; editor, Joe Beshenkovsky ... [et al.]
Dewey number
973
Language note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired. English (5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo.) or Spanish (mono.)
PerformerNote
Host: Ira Glass ; narrator for "Escape", Johnny Depp
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Glass, Ira
  • Wilcha, Christopher
  • Beckman, Adam
  • Feltes, Jane
  • Vargas, Kevin
  • Depp, Johnny
  • WBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Killer Films
  • Left/Right (Firm)
  • Showtime Entertainment
  • CBS DVD (Firm)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • National Public Radio (U.S.)
Runtime
201
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humorous stories, American
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
This American life, Season 2, Showtime presents ; Killer Films ; Chicago Public Radio ; Left Right ; created by Ira Glass, Chicago Public Radio ; co-executive producer/director, Christopher Wilcha ; producers, Jane Feltes ... [et al.] ; produced by Kevin Vargas ; writer, Ira Glass ; developed for television, Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ;, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/mtegen.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Chicago Public Radio, also syndicated on National Public Radio
  • Segments originally produced in 2008
  • "CBS DVD"--Container
  • UPC code from sticker. Original UPC code covered by sticker: 097368937642
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Escape -- Two wars -- Going down in history -- Underdogs -- Scenes from a marriage -- John Smith ; Bonus features: optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; This American life live! theater presentation ; Ira Glass biography ; photo gallery
Control code
ocn299780766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 3 hrs., 21 min.)
Isbn
9781415747773
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368937642
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
89376
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)299780766
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital audio
Terms governing use
Home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
This American life, Season 2, Showtime presents ; Killer Films ; Chicago Public Radio ; Left Right ; created by Ira Glass, Chicago Public Radio ; co-executive producer/director, Christopher Wilcha ; producers, Jane Feltes ... [et al.] ; produced by Kevin Vargas ; writer, Ira Glass ; developed for television, Adam Beckman ... [et al.] ;, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/mtegen.gif
Publication
Note
  • Based on the Chicago Public Radio, also syndicated on National Public Radio
  • Segments originally produced in 2008
  • "CBS DVD"--Container
  • UPC code from sticker. Original UPC code covered by sticker: 097368937642
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Escape -- Two wars -- Going down in history -- Underdogs -- Scenes from a marriage -- John Smith ; Bonus features: optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; This American life live! theater presentation ; Ira Glass biography ; photo gallery
Control code
ocn299780766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 3 hrs., 21 min.)
Isbn
9781415747773
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368937642
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
89376
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)299780766
System details
DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital audio
Terms governing use
Home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...