Explore America's Greatest Stories with Ken Burns

For more than forty years, Ken Burns and his collaborators have created some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Through this impressive collection, discover things you never knew about the people and events that molded our history.
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2001
10 Episodes
Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music.
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2016
1 Episode
Ken Burns reveals an American couple's secret 1939 mission to help refugees escape Nazis.
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1990
5 Episodes

A monumental series that explores the most important conflict in our nation's history.

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2017
10 Episodes
The epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film.
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2022
3 Episodes
Exploring America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
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2021
4 Episodes
Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe
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2022
2 Episodes
Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential figures.
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2019
8 Episodes
Hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.
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2023
2 Episodes
Examining the center of one of the country’s most mythic and heartbreaking tales.

Explore America's Greatest Stories with Ken Burns

For more than forty years, Ken Burns and his collaborators have created some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Through this impressive collection, discover things you never knew about the people and events that molded our history.

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The Ken Burns Collection showcases more than 40 documentaries, hundreds of clips, and dozens of filmmaker behind-the-scenes discussions. Explore classics such as The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz, as well as monumental recent films like The Vietnam War, Country Music, and The U.S. and the Holocaust. Use the filters on the "All Films" section to find films that have interactive stories, extensive multimedia timelines, essays, classroom materials, behind-the-scenes materials, additional languages, and more.

Ken Burns UNUM

On UNUM, Ken Burns rearranges the molecules of his films to explore US history in a new way. Explore original video, interviews, articles, archival footage, and more.
Ken Burns UNUM
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