Ken Burns: The Civil War

Ken Burns: The Civil War

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:00pm

Learn the story behind the award-winning documentary and explore how the groundbreaking film literally changed the way Americans look at their history.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the landmark series, PBS presents Ken Burns: The Civil War, a new television special that shares the story behind the award-winning documentary and explores how the groundbreaking film literally changed the way Americans look at their history. The program features interviews with Ken Burns, writer Geoffrey Ward, co-writer and co-producer Ric Burns, cinematographer Buddy Squires, supervising editor Paul Barnes and others, as well as extensive video clips from the series. Hosted by award-winning actor Sam Waterston, who memorably provided the voice of President Lincoln in the original series. Ken Burns: The Civil War airs on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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