NOVA: Ben Franklin's Balloon DVD - AV Item

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A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot air balloon will join a team to build a highly accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft using 18th century tools and materials. NOVA reveals the secrets of how the Montgolfiers invented flight, and evokes the thrilling and daunting prospect that the balloon pioneers faced as they left Earth for the first time.

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  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

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Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Features:

  • Length: 60 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • NOVA: Ben Franklin's Balloon

    The epic first stage in the adventure of human flight didn't begin with the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk but with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th century Paris. In a period of just 19 months, humanity not only left the ground for the first time, but a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential features of today's hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador, and created a sensation in the city.

    To explore this extraordinary burst of innovation, NOVA recreates key flights, including the world's first manned voyage on November 21, 1783. A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot air balloon, will join a team to build a highly accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft using 18th century tools and materials. NOVA reveals the secrets of how the Montgolfiers invented flight, and evokes the thrilling and daunting prospect that the balloon pioneers faced as they left Earth for the first time.

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)

    Due to limited US rights, this product is not available for shipping to Canada .