Ken Burns' Landmark Series "The Civil War" to be Rebroadcast in Early April

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Long before Ken Burns' PBS series on the national parks, the filmmaker produced another multi-program epic that features several NPS areas. THE CIVIL WAR, which first aired in 1990, remains the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. The series is being rebroadcast in early April to mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of America's Civil War.

THE CIVIL WAR was a milestone in the history of documentary film and television,” notes John F. Wilson, chief TV programming executive at PBS. “When THE CIVIL WAR premiered, the nation became increasingly riveted by the story and the filmmaking. Twenty-one years later, the re-mastered film remains relevant and modern. The storytelling and use of music, experts and personal narratives, along with a stunning collection of period photographs, are just as poignant today as when it premiered.”...

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