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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.

The Civil War - 01x09 Episode Nine: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) Screenshot
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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 Civil War is Completed/Ended
The show had 1 season and 9 episodes air in 1990.

Series Info

Type:
Documentary
Premiered:
Sep. 23, 1990
Status:
Completed/Ended
Runtime:
75 min.
Aired:
1990 - 1990
To-Date:
1 Season
9 Episodes
Network
PBS TV Network

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Series Fun Facts

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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,…
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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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  • Took six years to make - two years longer than the war itself.
  • Sam Waterston, who voices President Abraham Lincoln, also portrayed the 16th President in the TV movie "Lincoln" (1988).
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