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Television Biography: History Lite
History
  • Nancy Unger, Santa Clara University
Document Type
Editorial
Publication Date
1-17-2002
Publisher
History News Network (HNN)
Disciplines
Abstract

Recently, PBS premiered a documentary biography about Woodrow Wilson that, for all its many positive qualities, was ultimately a disappointment. Like the vast majority of programs in the"American Experience" series, it was beautifully produced. Vivid photographs and footage were combined with informative and entertaining commentary by leading scholars. Unfortunately, the final product often gave us History Lite -- history reduced to the personal.

Citation Information
Unger, N. (2002).Television Biography: History Lite.” History News Service. Syndication: History News Network, 2 newspapers, 1 national radio broadcast http://hnn.us/articles/537.html