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1. The Civil War (1990 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 5,709

2. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Hughie (1984)

Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.4
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Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Jason Robards, Jack Dodson

Votes: 14

3. Baseball (1994 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 2,634

4. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

9.0
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 100

5. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 2 (1977)

120 min | Drama

9.0
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Creator: David W. Rintels | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 5

6. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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In trying to draw Union troops away from the siege of Vicksburg, Robert E. Lee invaded Pennsylvania and over three days 150,000 men would do battle at Gettysburg. Confederate soldiers had ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Daisy Turner

Votes: 104

7. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: You Can't Take It with You (1984)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman | Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Elizabeth Wilson, Carole Androsky, Rosetta LeNoire, Jack Dodson

Votes: 95

8. The Case of the Dangerous Robin (1960– )

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Robin Scott is a wealthy, Oxford-educated freelance insurance investigator, skilled in karate and judo, who travels all over the world investigating claims made against insurance companies,... See full summary »

Creators: John Abernathy, Leo Gordon | Stars: Jean Blake Fleming, Rick Jason, Walter Reed, Merry Anders

Votes: 29

9. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: A National Heirloom (1994)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.9
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Baseball in the 1920's can be described in two words: Babe Ruth. George Herman "Babe" Ruth dominated the game in almost every respect. An accomplished pitcher, he was also the greatest ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Red Barber

Votes: 68

10. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 4 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.9
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Creator: David W. Rintels | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 8

11. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part I) (1996)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Stars: John Morton Blum, John Milton Cooper, Edith Derby Williams, John Gable

Votes: 64

12. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990)

TV-14 | 68 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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The North celebrated Lee's surrender and the end of the war. On April 14, Good Friday, John Wilkes Booth learned that President Lincoln, General Grant and others were to attend a play at ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, James Symington

Votes: 97

13. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: The Iceman Cometh: Part 1 (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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The denizens of Harry Hope's saloon are forced to face up to the uncomfortable realities of their lives.

Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Brooks Atkinson, Sorrell Booke, Julie Bovasso, James Broderick

Votes: 9

14. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: War Is All Hell (1865) (1990)

TV-14 | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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By the beginning of 1865, the Confederacy was coming to an end. Atlanta had been overrun and Sherman was marching to the sea. Lincoln approved Sherman's plan against the advice of those ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, James Symington

Votes: 93

15. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 877

16. The World of Tomorrow (1984)

83 min | Documentary

8.7
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Documentary featuring original materials from the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Writer: John Crowley | Directors: Lance Bird, Tom Johnson | Stars: Jason Robards, Adora Andrews, King George VI, Fiorello LaGuardia

Votes: 56

17. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Forever Free (1862) (1990)

TV-14 | 76 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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While Gen. McClellan sat outside Richmond, three Union armies were being kept occupied by Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart in northwestern Virginia. Lee was named commander of the army ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, William Safire

Votes: 113

18. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990)

TV-14 | 72 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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By the summer of 1864, the Union push had been stopped. At Petersburg, Union troops had been entrenched in an intricate network trenches for two months. The key to victory lay in Sherman ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Stephen B. Oates

Votes: 96

19. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 3 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.7
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Creator: David W. Rintels | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 6

20. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )
Episode: Part 5 (1977)

120 min | Drama

8.7
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Creator: David W. Rintels | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 6

21. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Simply Murder (1863) (1990)

TV-14 | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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By early 1863, Union soldiers with the Army of the Potomac had not been paid for 6 months and supplies were thin. Some 200 men were deserting every day and by January one-quarter of the men... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Barbara Fields, Paul Roebling, James Symington, Sam Waterston

Votes: 106

22. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Cause (1861) (1990)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, History, War

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Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin. Whereas it would take one person a day to produce a pound of clean ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss

Votes: 142

23. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: The National Pastime (1994)

TV-PG | 148 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.7
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The 1940s was a decade of huge change in America and in baseball. In the 1941 season, Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit .406 and Joe DiMaggio had his record-setting 56 game hitting ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Arthur Ashe, Red Barber

Votes: 65

24. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990)

TV-14 | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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By 1864, Union forces had the upper hand, though the end of war was not yet in sight. President Lincoln named U.S. Grant overall commander of the Union army, 533,000 strong and the largest ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Sam Waterston

Votes: 97

25. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

8.6
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Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Writers: Sergio Donati, Sergio Leone, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 215,065

26. A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975 TV Movie)

134 min | Drama

8.6
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Theatrical sparks flew when veteran Eugene O'Neill interpreters Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst joined forces in the celebrated 1973 revival of O'Neill's tender semi-autobiographical ... See full summary »

Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Directors: José Quintero, Gordon Rigsby | Stars: Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, Edwin McDonough

Votes: 113

27. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.5
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

Votes: 2,153

28. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 187

29. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 56

30. Addie and the King of Hearts (1976 TV Movie)

Drama, Family

8.5
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A young teenage girl becomes jealous when her widowed father when he starts to woo a beautician.

Writer: Gail Rock | Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Christina Hart, Richard Hatch, Diane Ladd, Lisa Lucas

Votes: 17

31. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: A Very Bloody Affair (1862) (1990)

TV-14 | 69 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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By 1862, both sides had 1 million men in uniform across a 1000 mile battle front ranging from Manassas, Virginia to Missouri. Battles had taken a horrendous toll in human lives on both ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris

Votes: 120

32. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: The Faith of Fifty Million People (1994)

TV-PG | 117 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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The third episode of the series covers the period 1910-20. In this decade, the game went from it's zenith in popularity to the depths of betrayal and fan disillusionment. Ty Cobb dominated ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Grover Cleveland Alexander, Adam Arkin, Red Barber, Keith Carradine

Votes: 71

33. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,101

34. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 749

35. Metallica: One (1989 TV Short)

Short, Music

8.4
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A music video for Metallica's song 'One'.

Directors: Bill Pope, Michael Salomon | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Metallica, Jason Robards

Votes: 126

36. When It Was a Game (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 57 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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This film consists solely of 8mm and 16mm film taken by players and fans from 1934 and 1957. All but a few minutes of the film are in color. Included is color footage of past major league ... See full summary »

Writer: Steven Stern | Stars: Hank Aaron, Bud Abbott, Elden Auker, Red Barber

Votes: 268

37. The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (1999 TV Special)

Music

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Writers: Thomas Meehan, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Julie Andrews, Bea Arthur, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 46

38. Follow That Music (1947)

17 min | Short, Musical

8.4
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Two reel comedy starring Gene Krupa as an Orchestra leader trying to make it in New York.

Writer: Russ Green | Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gene Krupa, Nan Leslie, Red Rodney, Tony Barrett

Votes: 5

39. Baseball (1994– )
Episode: Something Like a War (1994)

TV-PG | 103 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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This second episode in the series covers the years 1900-10. The new century was a time of great change in the United States and around the world. Baseball was in decline generally but the ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Roger Angell, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Thomas Boswell

Votes: 83

40. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (Part II) (1996)

Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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Writers: David Grubin, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: David Grubin | Star: Jason Robards

Votes: 24

41. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creators: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 890

42. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.3
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

43. Rollin' on the River (1971–1973)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Kenny Rogers along with stars of the 70's entertain the audience with Songs and Comedy on this variety series that takes place on a Mississippi Riverboat set.

Stars: Julie Amato, Kenny Rogers, Terry Jacks, Tobi Lark

Votes: 7

44. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

Votes: 14

45. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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Dramatic show based on cases tried by lawyers of the Legal Aid Society of New York City.

Stars: William Prince, Gary Merrill, Dane Clark, Ed Begley

Votes: 6

46. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Eugene O'Neill: A Glory of Ghosts (1986)

150 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Writers: Eugene O'Neill, Paul Shyre | Director: Perry Miller Adato | Stars: Jeffrey DeMunn, Zoe Caldwell, Colleen Dewhurst, Frances Conroy

Votes: 46

47. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Truman: Part I (1997)

139 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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Biography of U.S. President Harry S Truman.

Writers: David Grubin, Nick Davis | Director: David Grubin | Stars: Charles Babcock, Winston Churchill, Robert Farren, Mike Fennelly

Votes: 73

48. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 417

49. Mr. Broadway (1964– )

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Life and times of a press agent and man-about-town.

Creator: Garson Kanin | Stars: Craig Stevens, Lani Miyazaki, Horace McMahon, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 13

50. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 38