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documentary - Dr Seuss: Rhymes and Reasons (2003 ) Part 1 of 9

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Documentary about Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr Seuss. This is an episode from a series called 'Biography' (A&E Channel). It was first broadcast on 30 November 2003. (Thanks to imelizabeththefirst and LocoRosannuh for this information.) This is not a particularly insightful documentary, but is recommended if you want a straightforward factual account of Geisel's life&work, and the archive material is extensive and would be of interest fo any Seuss enthusiast. In this part: - the influence of Geisel's childhood (particularly his mother) on his later work; - anti-German sentiment in the US following the outbreak of war in 1914, which was directed particularly at German families including the Geisels; - Geisel's time at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and his work on the college humor magazine; - where the name 'Seuss' came from; - his time at Oxford University, where he met his first wife, Helen; - comments and memories from Ted Geisel's niece, agent, editor, secretary and friends. With archive footage, including early drawings and Ted Geisel's appearance on TV program 'To Tell the Truth' in 1958.

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