American Dreams

American Dreams

DVD - 2004
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From the thrill of dancing to the latest new songs to the unsettling times after the assassination of a beloved President, this is a story of one family's journey through the joys and pains of America in the '60s and early '70s. Meg's teenage life revolves around the popular dance show, American Bandstand. While Meg's younger brother and sister are concerned with simple pursuits, her older brother, JJ, is fighting to follow his dreams instead of his father's. Meanwhile, the world swirls around them - a vibrant combination of rock and roll, equal rights and soon, war.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, [2004], c2002-c2003
Edition: Extended music ed
ISBN: 9781417015276
1417015276
Call Number: DVD F AMER v.1
Characteristics: 7 videodiscs (ca. 1113 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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beckythecat1
May 12, 2015

wow, this was me. Fun to share with my friends and children.

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librariancraig
Jul 08, 2013

One of the best TV series you probably never saw.

This series, produced by Dick Clark, focuses on two families -- one white, one black -- as they navigate the perilous 1960s.

It uses the great music, of the time, to address issues of racism, feminism, religion, sex, love, parenting, disabilities, etc.

I can't think of many TV shows which so ambitiously address such a wide set of moral issues. But, don't let that scare you off -- the story lines are engaging and the characters very likeable.

I should note that if you don't like 60s pop music -- then you probably won't like this show. Rock and R&B music is playing, almost constantly, through every episode.

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