The Civil War

United States, 1989

TV show
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The first full-scale documentary of the conflict that cost 620,000 lives and redefined the meaning of “freedom” in America. The story is largely told through a huge number and variety of archival photographs, with a sound track composed of a narration by David McCullough and readings by a distinguished cast from writings of the participants, interspersed with commentaries by historians and other experts, most notably with Shelby Foote and Barbara Fields. The voices include those of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards and Morgan Freeman with Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Irons and Kurt Vonnegut.

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co-producer

Ken Burns

Ric Burns

director

Ken Burns

production company

Florentine Films

WETA-TV

Duration

01:05:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1989

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