The War: New Ken Burns’ Documentary Starts Sunday

wwiiburns.jpgMark this on your cal­en­dar. Ken Burns, who has pro­duced some of Amer­i­ca’s most acclaimed his­tor­i­cal doc­u­men­taries, will air his lat­est film start­ing Sun­day night on PBS. The War is a sev­en-part, 15-hour doc­u­men­tary that “tells the sto­ry of the Sec­ond World War through the per­son­al accounts of a hand­ful of men and women from four quin­tes­sen­tial­ly Amer­i­can towns. The series explores the most inti­mate human dimen­sions of the great­est cat­a­clysm in his­to­ry — a world­wide cat­a­stro­phe that touched the lives of every fam­i­ly on every street in every town in Amer­i­ca — and demon­strates that in extra­or­di­nary times, there are no ordi­nary lives.”

You can get more infor­ma­tion on the doc­u­men­tary from the PBS web site and this accom­pa­ny­ing “View­er’s Guide (PDF).” You may also want to watch this series of video out­takes from the film, plus (see below) the trail­er that pre­views Burn’s ambi­tious project.

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