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American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 5, Masculine Heroes
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produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins

In 1898, Frederick Jackson Turner declared the frontier as the defining feature of American culture, but American authors had uncovered its significance much earlier. This program turns to three key writers of the early national period — James Fenimore Cooper, John Rollin Ridge, and Walt Whitman — and examines...

produced by Lori Gomez, fl. 1996, Oregon Public Broadcasting, in American Passages: A Literary Survey, Episode 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2003), 28 mins
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Famous Authors, Walt Whitman
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
Whitman's early years were spent in the New York area. Whitman worked as an editor, teacher, and government clerk, and tended the wounded during the Civil War. In 1849 he made a tour of the Mississippi, Great Lakes, and Niagara Falls; this inspired the first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. He greatly admired President...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, in Famous Authors (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 2002), 30 mins
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In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 1, The Early Years (1819–1855)
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directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 1 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour 4 mins

Part One: The Early Years (1819–1855)

Walt Whitman rises from a hardscrabble boyhood in New York to write Leaves of Grass in 1855 that revolutionizes poetry. This episode explores the mystery of how a seemingly ordinary writer, with little education or training, could have created such a literature-altering master...

directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 1 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour 4 mins
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In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 2, Becoming a Poet (1855-1864)
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directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 2 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 57 mins

Part Two: Becoming a Poet (1855-1864)

The poet publishes Leaves of Grass, receives a fateful letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and moves to Washington to care for sick and injured Civil War soldiers. This episode brings to life such renowned poems as “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking,” “Crossing Brooklyn...

directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 2 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 57 mins
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In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 3, The Civil War and Beyond (1865-1892)
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directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 3 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour

Part Three: The Civil War and Beyond (1865-1892)

Whitman falls in love, explores war and assassination in his poetry, yet becomes disillusioned by the Gilded Age that ensues. He recovers from a debilitating stroke to live out his days in Camden NJ, where he continues to write poetry. This episode includes powerful...

directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 3 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour
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