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The West

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First episode dateSeptember 15, 1996
Final episode dateSeptember 22, 1996
Narrated by Peter Coyote
Number of episodes8
Number of seasons 1
Networks Public Broadcasting Service
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
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About The West


The West, sometimes marketed as Ken Burns Presents: The West, is a 1996 television documentary miniseries about the American Old West. It was directed by Stephen Ives and featured Ken Burns as executive producer. It was first broadcast on PBS on eight consecutive nights from September 15 to 22, 1996.

Strikes Update: How Friday 3 February's strike will affect you

Strikes Update: How Friday 3 February's strike will affect you
Feb 2,2023 1:51 pm

... Upcoming strike action TUE 31 JAN Teachers in Scotland Teachers in Highlands and West Lothian are on strike Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) are taking action as part of an ongoing dispute over pay Read more: WED 1 FEB Civil servants About 100,000 civil servants in 124 government departments and other bodies are on strike in a dispute over pay and conditions Employees at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are among those taking part Teachers In England and Wales, teachers who are members of the National Education Union (NEU) are on strike over pay The NEU is the largest education union in the UK and the disruption to schools is expected to be widespread In Scotland, teachers who are members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) in Clackmannanshire and Aberdeen are on strike as part of an ongoing dispute which is also over pay Read more: | Train drivers Train drivers who are members of the Aslef union are on strike Most train companies across England are affected Disruption is also expected on some services between England and Scotland, and between England and Wales Customers are encouraged to check their route before travelling Read more: University staff Thousands of staff at 150 universities across the UK are taking industrial action Academic staff and those in other professional roles including administrators, librarians and technicians are involved Read more: Bus drivers on strike Bus drivers employed by Abellio in London are taking industrial action The routes affected are mostly in south and west London THU 2 FEB Teachers in Scotland Teachers in Dundee and Argyll and Bute are on strike Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) are taking action as part of an ongoing dispute over pay Read more: Bus drivers on strike Bus drivers employed by Abellio in London are taking industrial action The routes affected are mostly in south and west London FRI 3 FEB Train drivers Train drivers who are members of the Aslef union are on strike Most train companies across England are affected Disruption is also expected on some services between England and Scotland, and between England and Wales Customers are encouraged to check their route before travelling Read more: Teachers in Scotland Teachers in South Lanarkshire and Western Isles are on strike Members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) are taking action as part of an ongoing dispute over pay Read more: Bus drivers on strike Bus drivers employed by Abellio in London are taking industrial action The routes affected are mostly in south and west London SAT 4 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date SUN 5 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date MON 6 FEB Nurses in England Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are taking industrial action over pay Life-preserving treatment must be provided, and all nurses in intensive and emergency care are expected to work Read more: Ambulance staff Ambulance staff in the GMB union are on strike in seven of the 10 English services and the national Welsh service, while Unite staff strike in four English services and Wales The strike affects non-life threatening calls only and people are advised to use the 999 service in an emergency Read more: TUE 7 FEB Nurses in England on strike Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) are taking industrial action over pay Life-preserving treatment must be provided, and all nurses in intensive and emergency care are expected to work Read more: Physiotherapists in Wales NHS physiotherapy staff in all Welsh Health Boards are on strike It is the first time physiotherapy staff in Wales have walked out over pay Midwives in Wales Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in Wales are on strike from 0800 to 1600 GMT Services for women in labour or needing emergency care are not affected, according to the RCM Read more: WED 8 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date THU 9 FEB Physiotherapists take action NHS physiotherapy staff across England are striking over pay and staffing The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says 4,200 members are involved University staff Thousands of staff at 150 universities across the UK are taking industrial action Academic staff and those in other professional roles including administrators, librarians and technicians are involved Read more: FRI 10 FEB Ambulance staff Thousands of ambulance staff across five services in England - London, Yorkshire, the South West, North East and North West - are striking The strike affects non-life threatening calls only and people are advised to use the 999 service in an emergency Read more: University staff Thousands of staff at 150 universities across the UK are taking industrial action Academic staff and those in other professional roles including administrators, librarians and technicians are involved Read more: SAT 11 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date SUN 12 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date MON 13 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date TUE 14 FEB University staff Thousands of staff at 150 universities across the UK are taking industrial action Academic staff and those in other professional roles including administrators, librarians and technicians are involved Read more: Teachers in Wales Members of the National Education Union are on strike across the whole of Wales Many schools will close altogether and classes in some others will not run Read more: WED 15 FEB University staff Thousands of staff at 150 universities across the UK are taking industrial action Academic staff and those in other professional roles including administrators, librarians and technicians are involved Read more: THU 16 FEB Ambulance staff Ambulance staff in the Unite union in Northern Ireland are on strike The strike affects non-life threatening calls only and people are advised to use the 999 service in an emergency Read more: University staff Thousands of staff at 150 universities across the UK are taking industrial action Academic staff and those in other professional roles including administrators, librarians and technicians are involved Read more: FRI 17 FEB Ambulance staff Ambulance staff in the Unite union in The West Midlands and in Northern Ireland are on strike The strike affects non-life threatening calls only and people are advised to use the 999 service in an emergency Read more: SAT 18 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date SUN 19 FEB There are currently no national strikes planned for this date Train strikesA number of rail firms have advised passengers not to use them to travel on Friday 3 February because no services will be running...

Ukraine war: 80 years on, we are facing German tanks again - Putin

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... Elsewhere, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia was preparing to take " revenge" against The West for aiding Ukraine...

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... Areas of pinewood still survive around Torridon in The West and eastwards towards Aberdeen...

US seeks deal on Philippines bases to complete arc around China

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... But smack in the middle of that is a missing link - the Philippines, which borders two of the biggest potential flashpoints, Taiwan and the South China Sea, or The West Philippine Sea as Manila insists on calling it...

Why have there been no named winter storms this year?

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... In some circumstances, the atmospheric conditions can create explosive cyclogenesis - or a weather bomb - just to The West of the UK, which can bring the most damaging winds...

Ian Paterson: Further 1,500 patients to be recalled

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... It begs the question - what next ? " Between 1997 and 2011, Paterson is known to have treated thousands of patients at Spire Parkway hospital and Spire Little Aston hospital in The West Midlands...

Russia in Africa: How disinformation operations target the continent

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... Experts say that such misinformation drives mistrust between African nations and The West, and contributes to a lack of support for Ukraine on the continent...

Petr Pavel: Ukraine deserves to join Nato, says new Czech leader

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... Mr Pavel, a retired Nato general, said Ukraine would be " morally and practically ready" to join The Western alliance once the conflict had ended...

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