Featured playlist:  The Films of Ken Burns by Shana Wagger, Alexander Street Press

Filmmaker Ken Burns has created many iconic and acclaimed historical documentaries on quintessentially American events and institutions. This playlist includes all episodes of The Civil War and Jazz; key historical documentaries in his American Collection series and the broader American Experience series; and links to biographical information.
Films slated to be added to this collection and playlist include Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark: Journey of the Corps of Discovery, Not for Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, and Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson.
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Ken Burns's The Civil War, 1, The Cause
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 2 hours 54 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 174:26.
02:54:26
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 8, Risk
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 2 hours 2 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 122:51.
02:02:24
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's America, The Congress
written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's America (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004, originally published 1988), 1 hour 49 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2004) 109:14.
01:49:21
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's America, Statue of Liberty
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's America (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2002, originally published 1985), 1 hour 19 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2002) 78:31.
01:18:37
17 Jul 2013
URL
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17 Jul 2013
URL
This PBS webpage provides a short biography, a timeline, and a list of films, including his most recent for PBS.
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18 Oct 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 2, The Gift
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 50 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 109:58.
01:50:06
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 4, The True Welcome
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 59 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 119:91.
01:59:17
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 6, Swing, the Velocity of Celebration
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 42 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 101:34.
01:41:42
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 7, Dedicated to Chaos
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 59 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 118:36.
01:58:44
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 9, The Adventure
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 57 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 116:41.
01:56:49
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 10, A Masterpiece By Midnight
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 10 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 49 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 108:32.
01:48:39
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 5, Swing, Pure Pleasure
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 27 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 86:47.
01:26:57
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 3, Our Language
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 51 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 110:22.
01:50:40
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 2, A Very Bloody Affair
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 8 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 68:31.
01:08:08
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 3, Forever Free
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 16 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 75:54.
01:15:59
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 4, Simply Murder
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 2 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 61:52.
01:01:56
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 5, The Universe of Battle
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 36 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 95:24.
01:35:31
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6, Valley of the Shadow of Death
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 69:19.
01:09:24
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7, Most Hallowed Ground
written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 12 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 71:51.
01:11:56
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8, War Is All Hell
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 68:43.
01:08:48
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's The Civil War, 9, The Better Angels of Our Nature
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's The Civil War, 9 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1990), 1 hour 9 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1990) 68:36.
01:08:41
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's America, Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
written by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's America (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004, originally published 1991), 1 hour 53 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2004) 113:11.
01:53:09
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's America, Huey Long
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's America (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2004), 1 hour 48 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2004) 108:24.
01:48:00
17 Jul 2013
Ken Burns's Jazz, 1, Gumbo
written by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Ken Burns's Jazz, 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2000), 1 hour 27 mins  
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 2000) 86:46.
01:26:53
17 Jul 2013
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
directed by Ken Burns, 1953- and Paul Barnes, 1951-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953- and Paul Barnes, 1951- (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1999), 3 hours 14 mins  
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony from PBS (Public Broadcasting Service, 1999) 193:52.
03:13:52
17 Jul 2013
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