Type
Documentary
Premiered
Sep. 23, 1990
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
75 min.
Country
USA
Network
PBS TV Network

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The Civil War

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.

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01x09 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 …

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The show had 1 season and 9 episodes air in 1990.

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  • The piano music used to soundtrack the Abraham Lincoln scenes is "God Save the South".
  • Goof (factual errors): In describing the assassination of President Lincoln, the narrator states the president was 54 years old when he died. He was, in fact, 56 years old. This mistake,…
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    Goof (factual errors): In describing the assassination of President Lincoln, the narrator states the president was 54 years old when he died. He was, in fact, 56 years old. This mistake, however, has been corrected on the DVD.
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  • Shelby Foote and Horton Foote were distant cousins. Their great-grandfathers were brothers.
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