1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, describes his interest in examining what makes America and Americans unique. He urges Americans to listen to the lessons of their past. Using his current documentary film project as a point of departure, Burns address America's need to understand their shared memory of World War II. Burns' new film "The War" provides an opportunity for the country to hear the recollection of those who fought in WWII. Memory, Burns says, helps a culture celebrate and unify. Includes five excerpts from Burns' PBS television program "The War." Burns comments that WWII echoes down the corridor of our history with its lessons bearing witness to the fact that there are no ordinary lives. Sharing memories of WWII reveals a story of shared sacrifice and selflessness that help us understand the true cost of war. Welcome remarks are provided by UNF President, John A. Delaney. Musical tribute is provided by the UNF Brass Ensemble. Introduction of Mr. Burns provided by Rachael Tutwiler, president of the 2007-2008 UNF student government.
Presented at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, October 16, 2007, as part of the University of North Florida's Presidential lecture series.
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