American Experience: The Wright Stuff

American Experience: The Wright Stuff

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Director: Nancy Porter, Garrison Keillor

Cast: Nancy Porter, Garrison Keillor

     
 
Written, produced, and directed by Nancy Porter, this documentary chronicles how the eccentric Wright brothers overcame their own sibling bickering and the skepticism of the world to build the first successful flying machine. As Tom Crouch of the National Air and Space Museum explains in an interview, "They weren't college graduate engineers, but at the same time,

Overview

Written, produced, and directed by Nancy Porter, this documentary chronicles how the eccentric Wright brothers overcame their own sibling bickering and the skepticism of the world to build the first successful flying machine. As Tom Crouch of the National Air and Space Museum explains in an interview, "They weren't college graduate engineers, but at the same time, they were two of the best engineers working in the world at the time." Highlights include footage of a replica of the Wright brothers' plane built by Rick and Sue Young and flown at Kitty Hawk by Jacqueline Young and David Young. Narrated by Garrison Keillor. David McCullough hosts this program, which originally aired as an episode of the Emmy award-winning PBS series The American Experience.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/05/2003
UPC:
0783421370999
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
74,509

Special Features

Closed Caption; Scene selection; Closed captions

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start Program [6:05]
2. Road to Kitty Hawk [1:55]
3. Family Life in Dayton, OH [5:16]
4. Hand Crafted Bicycles [1:30]
5. The Age of Invention [4:32]
6. Kitty Hawk Ideal for Test Flights [4:22]
7. Looking for Lift [5:02]
8. From Glider to Airplane [4:55]
9. 852 Feet in 57 Seconds [6:51]
10. Selling the Machine [6:01]
11. The Toast of French Society [9:38]

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American Experience: The Wright Stuff 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great video, and a great place to begin learning about the Wright brothers. This is my favorite Wright video.