The Pilgrims: American Experience

The Pilgrims: American Experience

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

The Pilgrims uncovers the riveting story of the men and women of the Mayflower.

The Pilgrims, a  film by Ric Burns narrated by celebrated actor Oliver Platt, airs on WXXI-TV Thursday, November 19 at 9 p.m. This two-hour documentary endeavors to tell the true story of the Pilgrims, a small group of religious radicals whose determination to establish a separatist religious community planted the seeds for America’s founding. 

Arguably one of the most fateful and resonant events of the last half millennium, the Pilgrims’ journey west across the Atlantic in the early 17th century is a seminal, if often misunderstood episode of American and world history. This two-hour documentary endeavors to tell the true story of the Pilgrims, a small group of religious radicals whose determination to establish a separatist religious community planted the seeds for America’s founding.

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