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Ken Burns: American LivesTV-PGClosed Captioning

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Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. The collection includes biographies of Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Horatio Nelson Jackson, and boxer Jack Johnson.

Customer Reviews

Horatio's Drive-my personal favorite

This is a delicious, unexpected gem. Tom Hanks and Keith David deliver a folksy, humble narrative about America's first true coast to coast road trip. This feat was mindblowingly difficult considering 1) there were no paved roads across the entire length of America 2) no gas stations, motels, or repair stations 3) and NO reliable maps--the many streets had no names or connecting roads. It's a story you never heard before, yet it's ethos is something we can all universally identify with...the call of the open road.

Unforgettable Unforgivable

Unforgivable Blackness shows Jack Johnson in full. As superhuman and very human - great and flawed. Watching it, you fear him and you fear for him. A beautiful and harrowing look at a man who cut across the prejudices of this country like a scythe. This is Burns at his best.

Mark Twain

This is certainly the best documentary I have ever seen. For three and a half hours I was entranced, watching the lifetime of Samuel Clemens go before my eyes. So well executed, this is nearly a work of art more so than anything else.

Ken Burns: American Lives
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  • SD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: Nov 07, 1999
  • CCin English

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