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  • The U.S. and the Holocaust

    Justice & Social Change
    2022
    3 Episodes
    Exploring America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

    Health & Wellness
    2022
    2 Episodes
    A documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America.
  • Benjamin Franklin

    Biography
    2022
    2 Episodes
    Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential figures.
  • Muhammad Ali

    Justice & Social Change
    2021
    4 Episodes
    Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe
  • Hemingway

    Biography
    2021
    3 Episodes
    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the writer and his enduring influence.
  • The Gene

    Health & Wellness
    2020
    2 Episodes
    A historical biography of the human genome.
  • East Lake Meadows

    Justice & Social Change
    2020
    1 Episodes
    The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.
  • College Behind Bars

    Justice & Social Change
    2019
    4 Episodes
    Men and women earn college degrees - and a chance at new beginnings - while incarcerated.
  • Country Music

    The Arts
    2019
    8 Episodes
    Hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.
  • The Mayo Clinic

    Health & Wellness
    2018
    1 Episodes
    Take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare.
  • The Vietnam War

    War
    2017
    10 Episodes
    The epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film.
  • Defying The Nazis: The Sharps' War

    War
    2016
    1 Episodes
    Ken Burns reveals an American couple's secret 1939 mission to help refugees escape Nazis.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Biography
    2016
    2 Episodes
    Examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.
  • Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

    2015
    3 Episodes
    A story of human ingenuity and perseverance but also of hubris and misperception.
  • The Roosevelts

    Biography
    2014
    7 Episodes
    A chronicle of three members of the most influential family in American politics.
  • The Address

    Justice & Social Change
    2014
    1 Episodes
    A school in Vermont where students are encouraged to memorize the Gettysburg Address.
  • The Dust Bowl

    Justice & Social Change
    2012
    2 Episodes
    The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.
  • Central Park Five

    Justice & Social Change
    2012
    1 Episodes
    The story of five teenagers who were wrongly convicted in the Central Park Jogger case.
  • Prohibition

    Justice & Social Change
    2011
    3 Episodes
    The story of the rise, rule, and fall of prohibition and the entire era it encompassed.
  • The Tenth Inning

    Sports & Culture
    2010
    2 Episodes
    The Tenth Inning interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America.
  • Seeing, Searching, Being: William Segal

    The Arts
    2010
    1 Episodes
    Explore the life of William Segal, a philosopher, publisher, writer and painter.
  • The National Parks

    American Institutions
    2007
    6 Episodes
    The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.
  • The War

    War
    2007
    7 Episodes
    The story of the Second World War, told via personal accounts from four American towns.
  • Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

    Justice & Social Change
    2004
    2 Episodes
    Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World.
  • Horatio's Drive

    Biography
    2003
    1 Episodes
    The remarkable story of the first person to cross the United States by car.
  • Mark Twain

    The Arts
    2002
    2 Episodes
    An illuminating portrait of a man who is one of the greatest writers in American history.
  • Jazz

    The Arts
    2001
    10 Episodes
    Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music.
  • Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

    Justice & Social Change
    1999
    2 Episodes
    Recount the trials, tribulations and triumphs of two pioneers of the women’s movement.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright

    The Arts
    1998
    2 Episodes
    This two-part documentary explores the life of one of America's greatest architects.
  • Lewis & Clark

    Biography
    1997
    2 Episodes
    Enter the world of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery.
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Biography
    1997
    2 Episodes
    Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of our enigmatic and brilliant third president.
  • The West

    War
    1996
    8 Episodes
    A chronicle of the turbulent history of one of the most extraordinary landscapes on earth.
  • Baseball

    Interactive Features
    1994
    9 Episodes
    An American epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.
  • Empire of the Air

    American Institutions
    1992
    1 Episodes
    Follow the pioneers of radio whose genius and rivalry wove unexpected and tragic stories.
  • The Civil War

    War
    1990
    5 Episodes

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

  • Thomas Hart Benton

    The Arts
    1988
    1 Episodes
    The bittersweet story of an extraordinary American artist.
  • The Congress

    American Institutions
    1988
    1 Episodes
    Follow the events that shaped the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.
  • Huey Long

    Biography
    1988
    1 Episodes
    A complex and comprehensive portrait of the man, his politics and the power he sought.
  • The Statue of Liberty

    American Institutions
    1985
    1 Episodes
    Explore the creation of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans.
  • The Shakers

    Justice & Social Change
    1985
    1 Episodes
    Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this particularly American movement.
  • Brooklyn Bridge

    American Institutions
    1981
    1 Episodes
    Trace the bridge's transformation from a feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol.
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