Acclaimed documentary by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. Most watched program ever to air on PBS, to this day remaining one of the most popular shows broadcast by PBS. This documentary is 11 hours in length, consists of nine episodes and makes extensive use of more than 16,000 archival photographs, paintings, and newspaper images from the time of the war. Narration by David McCullough.
Last Episode01x09 Episode Nine: The Better Angels of… Aired: Sep. 27, 1990
This extraordinary final episode of The Civil War begins in the bittersweet aftermath of Lee’s surrender and then goes on to narrate the horrendous …
Series Fun Facts
- The piano music used to soundtrack certain of Abraham Lincoln's and Jefferson Davis' scenes, as well as a few other characters, is "God Save the South".
- Goof (factual errors): Contrary to this documentary (and many historians) Winfield Scott never recommended Robet E. Lee for anything more than a "significant command" nor did Lincoln offer…
[show]Goof (factual errors): Contrary to this documentary (and many historians) Winfield Scott never recommended Robet E. Lee for anything more than a "significant command" nor did Lincoln offer Lee command of the Union Army. An advisor to the President, Francis P. Blair, DID offer Lee command of the Defenses of Washington, via letter, but there are NO records that Lee. An Lincoln ever met in person.
- Shelby Foote and Horton Foote were distant cousins. Their great-grandfathers were brothers.