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

680 min | Documentary, History, War

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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

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

3. Baseball (1994 TV Mini-Series)

1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.9
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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, Charles McDowell

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

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.8
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Writers: Moss Hart, George S. Kaufman | Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Elizabeth Wilson, Carole Androsky, Rosetta LeNoire, Jack Dodson

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

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

8.7
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80 Metascore

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

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

30 min | Mystery, Crime, Drama

8.5
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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

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

Documentary, History, Sport

8.5
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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

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

Documentary, History, War

8.5
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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

8.5
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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

12. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

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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

13. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

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

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

Music

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

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

Documentary, History, War

8.4
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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

110 min | Documentary, History

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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

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

Documentary, History

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

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

23. The World of Tomorrow (1984)

83 min | Documentary

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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

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

150 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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

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

Comedy, Drama

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

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

139 min | Documentary, History

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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

27. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950–1963)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Documentary dramas - plays that were based on true stories, were the forte of Armstrong Circle Theater. Many movie actors and actresses got their start here.

Stars: Douglas Edwards, Sandy Becker, Bob Sherry, John Cameron Swayze

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

Documentary, History, Sport

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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: Adam Arkin, Red Barber, Keith Carradine, John Chancellor

29. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

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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, Philip Bosco, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

30. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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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

31. Metallica: One (1989 TV Short)

Short, Music

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

32. The 36th Annual Tony Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Tony Randall, Karen Akers, Judith Anderson, Lucie Arnaz

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

Documentary, History, Sport

8.1
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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

34. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

35. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

36. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary on the chaotic production of 'Werner Herzog''s epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Goodwin | Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

37. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

8.0
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

38. The Thanksgiving Treasure (1973 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

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Writers: Eleanor Perry, Gail Rock | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Barnard Hughes, Lisa Lucas

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

Drama, Family

8.0
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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

40. Justice (1954–1956)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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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

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

Documentary, History, Sport

8.0
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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: Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Keith Carradine, John Chancellor

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

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sorrell Booke, Julie Bovasso, Hilda Brawner, James Broderick

43. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, ... See full summary »

Writer: Dalton Trumbo | Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

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

Unrated | 57 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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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

45. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)
Episode: The Death of Billy the Kid (1955)

Drama

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Writer: Gore Vidal | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Joseph Anthony, Muriel Berkson, Michael Conrad, Matt Crowley

46. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

47. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

174 min | Drama

7.8
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Author Eugene O'Neill gives an autobiographical account of his explosive homelife, fused by a drug-addicted mother, a father who wallows in drink after realizing he is no longer a famous ... See full summary »

Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

48. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Writers: Melvyn Bragg, Margaret Drabble, Isadora Duncan, Clive Exton, Sewell Stokes | Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

49. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, The Tony Charmoli Dancers

50. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977 TV Mini-Series)

750 min | Drama

7.8
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The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men he surrounds himself with in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

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