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Intelligent Talk Television

American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting (#160)

Author Steven Biel and Filmmaker Sasha Waters Freyer team up to present a fascinating glimpse at Grant Wood's most famous work --American Gothic. They appeared at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on March 22, 2009 as part of the Des Moines Public Library's AViD (Authors Visiting in Des Moines) series. [78 minutes] Closed Captioning

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9-12, Prof Dev
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Social Studies
Series Length
102 episodes
Average Episode Length
51 minutes
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Series Description: Intelligent Talk Television showcases recent lectures given by guest speakers at colleges, universities, and libraries across Iowa. The collaborative effort between IPTV and participating institutions provides top-notch programs featuring experts on topics ranging from politics to science to economics for broadcast on IPTV’ s digital channels and streaming on the ITTV website.

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