Tom Hanks hosts a tribute to acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns that explores the breadth and depth of his work, talks to many of his collaborators, and looks at his filmmaking process to understand how he makes American History come to life.
Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. The collection includes biographies of... See full summary »
A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »
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Tom Hanks hosts a second tribute to acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns that focuses attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Burns has produced over the years. "American Sampler" includes material from the first Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017) show plus new material that explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and the Roosevelts. This program concludes with a sneak peek at the next project from Burns, a chronicle of the history of American country music that is set for a 2019 release.