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The Civil War [videorecording] / American Documentaries, Inc., Florentine Films and Time-Life Video presents a film by Ken Burns ; producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns.

Contributor(s): Axton, Hoyt | Burns, Ken, 1953- | Burns, Ric | Dewhurst, Colleen | Fishburne, Larry | Freeman, Morgan | Irons, Jeremy, 1948- | Jacobi, Derek | McCullough, David G | Robards, Jason | Shaw, Bruce | Ward, Geoffrey C | Waterston, Sam | American Documentary, Inc | Florentine Films | Paramount Home Entertaiment (Firm) | PBS Home Video | Time-Life Video.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, Calif. : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004], c1990Edition: Full screen version.Description: 5 videodiscs (700 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1415702470.Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 | Military art and science -- History | Confederate States of America -- History, Military | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865Genre/Form: Documentary television programs. | Historical television programs.DDC classification: 973.7 Awards: Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.Summary: An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
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Limited public performance rights included. May be shown in a classroom or screened by a public group, for educational purposes, when no admission is charged.

Originally produced as a television mini-series in 1990.

Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction" ; commentary track by Ken Burns ; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch ; biography cards and battlefield maps.

Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.

An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.

MPAA rating: Not rated.

DVD, 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered.

Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").

NEH "We the People" Bookshelf (2010, "A More Perfect Union")

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