The War: A Film by Ken Burns
Sunday August 30 at noon
In extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.
The War, a new seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.
Six years in the making, this epic 14-hour film focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns - Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for - and could represent - any town in the United States that went through the war’s four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journeys into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country they helped to save for generations to come.
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Complete broadcast schedule:
Episode One: “A Necessary War,” December 1941 - December 1942 Thursday, September 27, 8 &10:30 PM
Episode Two: “When Things Get Tough,” January 1943 - December 1943
Friday, September 28, 8 &10 PM
Episode Three: “A Deadly Calling,” November 1943 - June 1944
Saturday, September 29, 8 &10 PM
Episode Four: “Pride of Our Nation,” June 1944 - August 1944
Thursday, October 4, 8 & 10:30 PM
Episode Five: “FUBAR,” September 1944 - December 1944
Friday, October 5, 8 & 10:30 PM
Episode Six: “The Ghost Front,” December 1944 - March 1945
Saturday, October 6, 8 & 10 PM
Episode Seven: “A World Without War,” March 1945 - September 1945
Sunday October 7, 8 & 10:30 PM
Episodes 1-4 Encore Sunday, September 30, 11 AM — 8 PM & Episodes 5-7 Encore Sunday, October 7, 1 PM — 8 PM