Packed with vivid imagery and personalities, The West reveals the triumph and tragedy of America's drive to become a continental nation.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
In Brooklyn Bridge, Ken Burns captures the greatest achievements of the industrial age, the dramatic story of the men who built it, and the immense charm this granite and steel structure has exerted on generations of city dwellers.
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.
Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. The collection includes biographies of Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Horatio Nelson Jackson, Lewis and Clark, and boxer Jack Johnson.
Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest of all American architects. He was an authentic genius, and a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world. With live cinematography and interviews, this film brings Wright's story to life.
Considered in his time as the funniest man on earth, Mark Twain was also an unflinching critic of human nature who used his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed, and racism. This remarkable film tells the story of Twainâ€™s extraordinary life.
Horatio's Drive recounts the inspirational and hilarious saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, an eccentric Vermont doctor, who in 1903, on a visionary whim and a 50-dollar bet, became the first person to drive an automobile across the continent.