The Archive of American Television has just released a 2 DVD set of Omnibus: James Agee's Mr. Lincoln and the Civil War, an ambitious five-part biographical drama by renowned author, screenwriter and film critic James Agee that revealed the early life of America's foremost political icon. Omnibus was a joint experiment of CBS and the Ford Foundation to create exceptional television programming and to define a higher standard for this new communication medium. William Hughes wrote a book chronicling the ambitious project, James Agee, Omnibus, and Mr. Lincoln : the culture of liberalism and the challenge of television, 1952-1953.
Our collection also includes the following Omnibus programs:
King Lear is a recording of the October 11, 1953 live televsion broadcast of the play starring Orson Welles.
Leonard Bernstein, Omnibus is a 4 DVD set hosted by Alistair Cooke that includes seven episodes featuring lectures,
performances, and master classes from the legendary conductor and
composer Leonard Bernstein.
Omnibus: American Profiles visits Dr. Seuss, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Sugar Ray Robinson, among others.
You can find all of these and much more in your Sights & Sounds Department. Just visit or give us a call for more information.