Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein’s three-part, six-hour documentary series, The U.S. and the Holocaust, examines how the American people and our leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and how this catastrophe challenged our identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of our democracy.
The original Emmy Award-winning nine-part series is now digitally restored to archive the highest definition for optimal picture quality.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Not edited for television.
Ken Burns’s four-hour documentary, Benjamin Franklin, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. “Write things worth reading,” he said in Poor Richard’s Almanack, “or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin did both.
The complete Emmy® Award-winning story of America’s national pastime from master storyteller Ken Burns is now fully restored in high definition! Baseball spans the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the immigrant experience, the transformation of popular culture and the enduring appeal of the national pastime.
THE WAR tells the story of WWII through the accounts of people from 4 American towns. It explores the intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.
The National Parks series, from filmmaker Ken Burns, is a breathtaking journey through the nation’s most spectacular landscapes and a celebration of the people—famous and unknown—who fought to save them for future generations to treasure.
Ken Burns's eight-part, 16-hour documentary series, COUNTRY MUSIC, chronicles the history of a uniquely American art form, focusing on the biographies of the fascinating characters who created it.
Experience the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's PROHIBITION.
The Great Indian Wars were incited by Francisco Vazquez de Coronado when his expedition to the Great Plains launched the 350-year struggle between the white man and the American Indians. The series of battles between the military and civilian forces of the United States and the native American Indians began when blood was shed and ultimately tens of thousands of lives were lost.
Packed with vivid imagery and personalities, The West reveals the triumph and tragedy of America's drive to become a continental nation.
THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains, followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's six-hour documentary series, HEMINGWAY, examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers, Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway's biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.
Sent by President Thomas Jefferson to find the Northwest Passage, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the most important expedition in American history. This extraordinary film tells the remarkable story of the entire Corps of Discovery.
Ken Burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative.
Revered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, yet condemned as a lifelong owner of slaves, Thomas Jefferson remains the enigma that is America. By the end of his life, he had advanced the cause of freedom everywhere.
Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Ali insisted on being himself unconditionally and became a global icon and inspiration to people everywhere.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness is a two-part, four-hour documentary that explores America’s mental health crisis through the eyes of more than twenty young people, their providers, advocates, family, and friends. The interviewees speak courageously about their challenges, difficulty finding treatment, and encounters with stigma—making their experiences more relatable for all of us.
This film collection from Ken Burns offers an anthem to the nation and its people. "Brooklyn Bridge" and "Statue of Liberty" recall the building of two New York monuments. "Empire of the Air" recounts the creators of radio, while "The Congress" depicts a unique American institution. Artist Thomas Hart Benton and politician Huey Long emerge in compelling biographies, while "The Shakers" is a moving tribute to an enduring religious experiment.