American Experience: Walt Whitman
American Experience lends its expertise to recounting the life of Walt Whitman, whose poetry, while initially deemed obsene, (i.e. Leaves of Grass), reflected a prose-like style and ultimately thrust him into the public eye. Whitman’s story is here—from a working class childhood in Long island to newspaper reporter in Brooklyn to government employee to a reckless pursuit of attention for his work until his death in 1892. 2008/colot/120 min/NR/widescreen.