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
- Shelby Foote became a sudden celebrity after the success of this series. Foote's phone number was listed in his local phone book and he received frequent calls from fans. He never removed his…
[show]Shelby Foote became a sudden celebrity after the success of this series. Foote's phone number was listed in his local phone book and he received frequent calls from fans. He never removed his number from the phone book and received calls whenever the series aired for the rest of his life.
- Sam Waterston, who voices President Abraham Lincoln, also portrayed the 16th President in "Lincoln" (1988).
- 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".