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Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home

Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home logoJulia and Jacques: Cooking at Home was the last culinary series to star Julia Child. Teaming up with Julia for these 22 programs was Jacques Pépin, who had just finished Jacques Pépin's Kitchen: Encore with Claudine. This show took A La Carte Communications, its producing agency, into a new direction. After Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home, A La Carte grew by leaps and bounds with programs such as Michael Chiarello's Napa and America's Test Kitchen. There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details.

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? logoJustice is one of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history. Nearly one thousand students pack Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre to hear Professor Sandel talk about justice, equality, democracy, and citizenship. Now it’s your turn to take the same journey in moral reflection that has captivated more than 14,000 students, as Harvard opens its classroom to the world.

Ken Burn's The Civil War

Ken Burn's The Civil War logoBetween 1861 and 1865, Americans made war on each other and killed each other in great numbers ” if only to become the kind of country that could no longer conceive of how that was possible. What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States' Rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America. At Gettysburg in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said perhaps more than he knew. The war was about a "new birth of freedom." The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour Civil War didn't just captivate a nation, reteaching to us our history in narrative terms; it actually also invented a new film language taken from its creator. When people describe documentaries using the "Ken Burns approach," its style is understood: voice-over narrators reading letter...

Ken Burns American Stories

Ken Burns American Stories logoPBS presents works from the Ken Burns library, including some of his early work. Each film includes a new introduction by the filmmaker, providing commentary and context for each subject. The programs have also been digitally re-mastered.
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Ken Burns Thomas Jefferson

Ken Burns Thomas Jefferson logoA two-part examination of the life of Thomas Jefferson, whose career as statesman and founding father, including authoring the Declaration of Independence and becoming the third President, places him in the pantheon of historic figures. With Sam Waterston as Jefferson. Narrated by Ossie Davis.

Ken Burns' America

Ken Burns' America logoKen Burns has been making documentary films for more than 30 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The late historian Stephen Ambrose said of Ken’s films, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” A December 2002 poll conducted by RealScreen Magazine listed The Civil War as second only to Robert Flaherty’s Nanook of the North as the “most influential documentary of all time” and named Ken Burns and Robert Flaherty as the “most influential documentary makers” of all time.

Ken Burns' Prohibition

Ken Burns' Prohibition logoPROHIBITION is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.

Ken Burns' The West

Ken Burns' The West logoThis documentary covers the history of the American West from the Native American tribes to their encounter with Europeans and how the Europeans conquered them and settled the land. In telling this story, the film takes into the account to both the viewpoints of Indians and other minorities to balance the white populations history.

Ken Burns: American Lives

Ken Burns: American Lives logoKen Burns: American Lives is a comprehensive reoccurring series of incisive and exhaustive documentaries produced for PBS on a myriad of historical luminaries. As he did with The Civil War and Baseball (as well as his earlier works which are now also in a box set, not to mention The West, New York and Jazz). Ken Burns continues to present his "American Stories" with pictures and narration that bring the past alive. Ken Burns is the king of the modern documentary film. He cast a probing eye on such American subjects as The Statue of Liberty (1985), The Congress (1988), painter Thomas Hart Benton (1988) and early radio with Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991). The series is excellent and informative. Highly recommended.

Ken Burns: The Civil War

Ken Burns: The Civil War logoThis highly acclaimed mini series traces the course of the U.S. Civil War from the abolitionist movement through all the major battles to the death of President Lincoln and the beginnings of Reconstruction. The story is mostly told in the words of the participants themselves, through their diaries, letters, and Visuals are usually still photographs and illustrations of the time, and the soundtrack is likewise made up of war-era tunes played on period instruments. Several modern-day historians offer periodic comment and insight on the war's causes and events.
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