PBS Videos: Liberty!, Coney Island, Amusement Parks

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  1. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    That is, Thomas Fleming's Liberty!, Rick Sebak's Great Old Amusement Parks, and The American Experience: Coney Island. All are available on VHS, and all would be preferred on DVD.
    I do have a question about one of these, though. I saw a great amusement park documentary a while back, and one of the featured parks was Kennywood in Pennsylvania. The doc had a fairly complete survey of the Noah's Ark ride, complete with Noah saying, "Noah is my name!" Anyone who's seen the Sebak doc, does it match this description? There were several amusement docs out in that time period, and this is the one I'm interested in. I'm pretty sure this is it.
     
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    I'm just a few miles from Kennywood here, and I've seen Rick Sebak's amusement park documentary on PBS, but I don't have a tape so I can't answer your question for sure.
    I'd like to see these on DVD as well. Sebak has done several documentaries for local PBS affiliate WQED, many of which are of particular local Pittsburgh area interest, but some with a broader appeal. I liked "North Side Story" since I was born and lived in that part of Pittsburgh and am familiar with most of the locations. His excellent "Things That Aren't There Anymore" has been emulated in other cities around the country.
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    [Edited last by Glenn Heberle on September 09, 2001 at 11:56 PM]
     
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    Besides his Amusement Parks doc, I think the only other one I've seen is his doc about ice cream. It was great, too. Based on those, I'd give his others a shot. "Things That Aren't There Anymore" sounds particularly interesting.
     
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    I want to resurrect this thread, since I would really like to see Liberty on DVD. This is an extremely high quality show that I would like to have since it is so long and watching the entire show on television is often unfeasible. But I'm not going to buy VHS!
     

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