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Last updated December 18, 2018

Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl Poster

Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

2012 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This TV miniseries chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains -- followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s -- nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
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Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking

2010 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

In this comprehensive cosmology series, Prof. Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the big bang to the end of time. Using down-to-earth language, he also discusses the prospect of time travel, black holes and what aliens may look like.
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North & South

2004 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When her father moves his family to an industrial mill town, the parson's daughter, Margaret Hale, struggles to adapt to her harsh new surroundings. This BBC series is based on the popular novel by Elizabeth Gaskell.
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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

2008 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Follow the 20th century's space race all the way to the moon -- and beyond -- in this incredible, comprehensive six-part documentary series narrated by Gary Sinise. Chronicling America's space program from the early days of the Mercury project to the era of the space shuttle, the sensational series features eye-popping footage from a host of various missions, plus in-depth interviews with NASA astronauts and engineers.
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Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl Poster

Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

2012 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This TV miniseries chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, when a frenzied wheat boom on the southern Plains -- followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s -- nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation.
Details about Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

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Hatfields & McCoys

2012 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Close friends Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy return to their neighboring homes after the Civil War -- Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy across the river in Kentucky -- to building tensions and resentments that soon explode into warfare.
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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions Poster

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

2008 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Follow the 20th century's space race all the way to the moon -- and beyond -- in this documentary series. The program features eye-popping footage from a host of various missions, plus in-depth interviews with NASA astronauts and engineers.
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Ken Burns: The War

2007 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

A seven-part series brings World War II to life through the harrowing personal accounts of a handful of soldiers and others from "typical" American towns, recreating visceral scenes of the battles at Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and more.
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Hatfields & McCoys Poster

Hatfields & McCoys

2012 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Close friends Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy return to their neighboring homes after the Civil War -- Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy across the river in Kentucky -- to building tensions and resentments that soon explode into warfare.
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Ken Burns: The War Poster

Ken Burns: The War

2007 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick bring the harrowing history of World War II to life through the personal accounts of a handful of participants from four "typical" American towns -- proving nothing was typical during this terrible time. Historical footage and photographs combine with realistic sound effects to create visceral scenes of the battles at Omaha Beach, Guadalcanal, Okinawa and more in this seven-part PBS presentation.
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Ken Burns: The Civil War

1990 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This documentary masterpiece from Ken Burns depicts the strategies and action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of generals, field soldiers, politicians, heroes and a beleaguered president. The Emmy-winning miniseries begins by looking at the factors that led to the firing on Fort Sumter, and covers specific notable battles, climaxing with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender and Pres. Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
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Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking Poster

Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking

2010 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Celebrated theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking takes viewers on a captivating guided tour of the universe, explaining its origins and mysteries using straightforward language and state-of-the-art computer animation.
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Ken Burns: The Civil War Poster

Ken Burns: The Civil War

1990 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

This documentary masterpiece from Ken Burns depicts the strategies and action of famous Civil War battles, and relates the stories of generals, field soldiers, politicians, heroes and a beleaguered president. The Emmy-winning miniseries begins by looking at the factors that led to the firing on Fort Sumter, and covers specific notable battles, climaxing with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender and Pres. Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
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North & South Poster

North & South

2004 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When her father uproots his family from their serene rural burg for an industrial mill town, parson's daughter Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe) struggles to adapt to her harsh new surroundings in this BBC series based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel. As her mother's health fails, Margaret throws herself into the fight for workers' rights and clashes with mill owner John Thornton (Richard Armitage). Sinead Cusack and Tim Pigott-Smith also star.
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Ken Burns: Prohibition

2011 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Ken Burns's fascinating multipart documentary examines the history of alcohol in America, including the events leading up to the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition.
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Ken Burns: Jazz

2001 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns celebrates jazz, the "most American art form," in all of its incarnations over the decades -- from its origins in blues and ragtime through its evolution into swing, bebop and fusion. The series follows the growth and development of jazz from the gritty streets of New Orleans to the Lincoln Gardens on Chicago's Southside, the hallowed place where Louis Armstrong first won fame.
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Ken Burns: Baseball

1994 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns takes a swing at a unique and much-loved aspect of life in the United States -- baseball -- chronicling the sport's signature people, places and events as well as its deep-rooted relationship to American culture. The pastime's century-and-a-half history unfolds over ten nostalgic, informative "innings," which delve into baseball's spiritual resonance with the entire nation.
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Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea

2009 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Trace the history of American national parks with director Ken Burns's rousing documentary, which recounts how remarkable heroes fought to preserve nature for all people and offers striking views from Yosemite, Yellowstone and other stunning locales. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this Emmy-nominated program also features the voices of talented actors like Tom Hanks, Andy Garcia, John Lithgow, George Takei and Sam Waterston.
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Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations

2011 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

An orphaned young man meets a convict in a cemetery and sets into motion a series of events that leads him from a life in his brother-in-law's forge to a mysterious inheritance and his acquaintance with the eerie Miss Havisham and her beautiful ward.
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Lonesome Dove

1989 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

In this Emmy-winning made-for-television movie based on the Larry McMurtry bestseller, two former Texas Rangers leave Texas to settle land in Montana. Their plans are thwarted and helped along by a cast of characters that could only live out West.
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Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea Poster

Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea

2009 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

The award-winning documentarian turns his insight and cameras to the history and breathtaking splendor of America's national parks. The words of early naturalists and modern advocates accompany panoramas of Yosemite, Glacier, Redwood and other parks.
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Ken Burns: Prohibition Poster

Ken Burns: Prohibition

2011 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Ken Burns's fascinating multipart documentary examines the history of alcohol in America, including the events leading up to the passage of the 18th Amendment, the social and legal effects of prohibiting alcohol, and the repeal of Prohibition.
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Lonesome Dove

1989 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Larry McMurtry's novel comes to life in this Emmy-winning made-for-television movie that centers on kindly Gus McCrae (Robert Duvall) and gruff Woodrow Call (Tommy Lee Jones), two former Texas Rangers who leave Lonesome Dove in the Lone Star State to settle land in Montana. Along for the journey are ex-scout Joshua (Danny Glover) and Call's bastard son, Newt (Rick Schroder). Diane Lane plays California-dreaming prostitute Lorena Wood.
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Ken Burns: Jazz Poster

Ken Burns: Jazz

2001 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns celebrates jazz, the "most American art form," by following its substantial growth and development over the decades -- from its origins in blues and ragtime through its evolution into swing, bebop and fusion.
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Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations Poster

Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations

2011 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

In this lavish production of Charles Dickens's classic tale, orphan Pip's fortunes change when an anonymous patron takes an interest in him. Meanwhile, he becomes involved with eccentric Miss Havisham, who can't get over being left at the altar.
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