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The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 2, The Last Refuge
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 2 hours 11 mins
THE NATIONAL PARKS is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the a...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 2 hours 11 mins
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 4, Going Home
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 55 mins
THE NATIONAL PARKS is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the a...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 55 mins
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Ken Burns's Jazz, 8, Risk
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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
The postwar years bring America to a level of prosperity unimaginable a decade before, but the Cold War threat of nuclear annihilation makes these anxious years as well. In jazz, this underlying tension will be reflected in the broken rhythms and dissonant melodies of bebop, and in the troubled life of bebop's big...
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
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Part 1, Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick - Part 1
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directed by Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Peter Miller, fl. 2000, Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-, Part 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 1 hour 22 mins
Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest of all American architects. He was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world, creating everything anew. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over eight hundred buildings, including such revolutionary structures as the G...
directed by Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Peter Miller, fl. 2000, Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-, Part 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2010), 1 hour 22 mins
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 1, The Scripture of Nature
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 54 mins
THE NATIONAL PARKS is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the a...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 54 mins
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The Vietnam War, Episode 2, Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)
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directed by Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Lynn Novick, 1962-, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Botstein, 1972-, Mike Welt, fl. 2004, Salimah El-Amin, 1975- and Ho Dang Hoa, 1956-, Florentine Films, in The Vietnam War, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 24 mins
This film contains mature content, strong language, and graphic violence. This item also contains graphic content.
Kennedy inspires idealistic Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the autocratic Diem regime faces a communist insurgency and Buddhist protests, a political crisis unfolds.
directed by Lynn Novick, 1962- and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Lynn Novick, 1962-, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Botstein, 1972-, Mike Welt, fl. 2004, Salimah El-Amin, 1975- and Ho Dang Hoa, 1956-, Florentine Films, in The Vietnam War, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 24 mins
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Prohibition, Episode 3, A Nation of Hypocrites
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Prohibition, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011), 1 hour 45 mins
PROHIBITION, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the rise, rule and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The film starts with the early history of alcohol in America and examines the 19th-century temperance and progressive movements through the repeal of the 18th Amendment in...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in Prohibition, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2011), 1 hour 45 mins
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The War, Episode 3, A Deadly Calling
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953- and Lynn Novick, 1962-, in The War, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 50 mins
The Emmy® award-winning documentary THE WAR explores the history and horror of World War II from an American perspective by following so-called ordinary men and women who became caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in history. This epic film focuses on the stories of citizens from four American towns takin...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953- and Lynn Novick, 1962-, in The War, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 1 hour 50 mins
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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony
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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
This documentary tells the little-known story of one of the most compelling political movements and friendships in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were born into a world ruled entirely by men and for more than half a century led the fight to win the most basic civil rights for women....
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
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 5, Great Nature
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 54 mins
THE NATIONAL PARKS is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the a...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-, in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Episode 5 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 54 mins
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