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The poster for 'The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick.' It shows a silhouetted American soldier standing above the film's title, with his reflection being that of a Vietnamese farmer carrying bales of rice on his shoulders. There is a silhouetted helicopter in the sky, which has a dramatic orange and blue sunset.
Vietnam War [2017]
Watch the story about one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history.
A color poster for the film Jackie Robinson: A Film By Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. It shows Jackie smiling at the camera, wearing his baseball uniform.
Jackie Robinson [2016]
The story of an American icon whose battle for first class citizenship for African Americans transcends sports.
A color poster for the film "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History." It depicts the White House at the bottom of the image with head-and-shoulders portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt superimposed on the sky above.
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History [2014]
Three family members that redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other.
The poster for "The Address: A Film By Ken Burns." It shows a blue-hued image of President Abraham Lincoln, made up of separate square pieces of paper, pinned to a blackboard. The film's title is stylized as being written in chalk on the blackboard.
The Address [2014]
The Address uncovers how President Lincoln's historic words motivate and engage students over 150 years later.
A black-and-white poster for "The Central Park Five: A Film By Ken Burns & David McMahon & Sarah Burns"
The Central Park Five [2013]
A story about five black and Latino teenagers whose lives were upended by a miscarriage of justice.
A black-and-white poster for "The Dust Bowl: A Film By Ken Burns" which depicts a small house dwarfed by enormous looming dust clouds gathering above.
The Dust Bowl [2012]
A chronicle of the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history that nearly decimated wheat supply.
A color poster for the film "Prohibition: A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick"
Prohibition [2011]
Prohibition tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the 18th Amendment and the era it encompassed.
A color poster for the film "Baseball: The Tenth Inning | A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick"
Baseball: The Tenth Inning [2010]
A new chapter for Baseball that tells the story of the national pastime from the 1990s to today.
A color poster for the film "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." It depicts a sweeping vista between enormous, fog-draped mountain ranges, ringed in purple and gold colors.
The National Parks: America's Best Idea [2009]
This film features those willing to devote themselves to saving land that they loved and practicing democracy.
The poster for 'The War: Directed By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick.' It shows a black-and-white photo of a young soldier in camouflage and a helmet, with a serious expression.
The War [2007]
World War II is shown through the eyes of personal accounts who lived through this extraordinary time.
The poster for 'Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson.' It shows a sepia-toned photo of Jack Johnson posing in a boxing stance.
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson [2005]
The first African American Heavyweight Champion whose dominance challenged previous stigmas.
A black-and-white poster for the film "Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip." It depicts Horatio Nelson Jackson sitting with his wife and two children, along with his bulldog Bud, in a very old-fashioned open-air automobile.
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip [2003]
Defying what was thought to be impossible, Dr. Jackson drives cross-country for the first time ever.
The poster for 'Mark Twain: A Film By Ken Burns.' It shows a sepia-toned photo of Mark Twain against a black background.
Mark Twain [2002]
"I am not an American, I am the American." The remarkable story of Samuel Clemens' adventurous life as a writer.
A poster for the film "Jazz: A Film By Ken Burns." It shows a black-and-white photo of Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet.
Jazz [2001]
America's greatest original art form is celebrated in this portrait of the roots for improvisational music.
The poster for 'Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story Of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony | A Film By Ken Burns and Paul Barnes.' It shows sepia toned photos of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, with a purple border.
Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony [1999]
The little-know story of two women who led the fight to win the most basic civil rights for all American women.
The poster for 'Frank Lloyd Wright: A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick.' The black-and-white image shows Wright sitting in a chair facing the camera.
Frank Lloyd Wright [1998]
The man whose buildings and ideas changed the way we live, work and see the world around us.
The poster for 'Lewis & Clark: The Journey Of The Corps Of Discovery.' It shows a golden-hued river cutting through black countryside, with a golden sunset in the background.
Lewis And Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery [1998]
The remarkable tale about the Corps of Discovery who sought out the promises of unknown land.
The poster for 'Thomas Jefferson: A Film By Ken Burns.' It shows a portrait of Thomas Jefferson foregrounded against an orange background, which shows writing from the declaration of independence.
Thomas Jefferson [1998]
Learn about one of the most fascinating and complicated figures ever to grace America’s public stage.
A color poster for the film "The West." It depicts a horse-drawn carriage racing along a dusty desert road as a dramatic pink and purple sky looms overhead.
The West [1996]
A place that is simultaneously enticing and forbidding, filled with stories of both tragedy and hope.
Baseball [1994]
Baseball [1994]
A series that examines nearly 200 years of American history through the prism of our national sport.
The poster for 'Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio.' It shows an orange angel against a green-hued cityscape, as electricity crackles around a radio transmitter.
Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio [1991]
Examine the lives of three men who shared the primary responsibility for this life-changing invention.
A color poster for the film "The Civil War." It depicts a civil war cannon looking out over a dramatic orange and yellow sunset.
Civil War [1990]
It was the most horrible, necessary, intimate, acrimonious, mean-spirited, and heroic conflict of the nation.
A color poster for the film "The Congress." It depicts the Capitol Building against a purple-blue sky.
The Congress [1989]
Explore the history and promise of one of the country’s most important and least understood institutions.
The poster for 'Thomas Hart Benton.' It shows a brown-hued photo of Thomas Hart benton sitting, posing in front of one of his paintings.
Thomas Hart Benton [1988]
The bittersweet story of a great American artist who became emblematic of the price all artists must pay.
A color poster for the film "Huey Long." It depicts long, leaning toward a news microphone, smiling, against a green background.
Huey Long [1985]
A complex and comprehensive portrait of the man and era, his politics and the power he so obsessively sought.
The poster for 'Statue of Liberty.' It shows the statue foregrounded against a dramatic orange sky.
Statue Liberty [1985]
Examine the nature of freedom and the statue's significance within American life.
The poster for 'The Shakers.' The sepia-toned image shows a woman wearing traditional Shaker clothing, as she bows in a dance pose.
The Shakers [1984]
Though they were celibate, the "Shakers" constitute the most enduring religious experiment in American history.
The poster for 'Brooklyn Bridge.' The image shows the bridge, as viewed from the center, looking up at the cable supports above.
Brooklyn Bridge [1981]
Explore the physical majesty of this greatest of all achievements of the industrial age.
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