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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

9.0
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

2. The Mindy Project (2012– )

30 min | Comedy | Active

7.4
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks

3. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

4. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

5. Gettysburg (1993)

PG | 271 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Writers: Michael Shaara, Ronald F. Maxwell | Director: Ronald F. Maxwell | Stars: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Richard Jordan

6. Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

7. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

8. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

9. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

10. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

11. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

Documentary

9.0
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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

13. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

7.7
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79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Writers: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

14. The War (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, War

9.0
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

15. The Dust Bowl (2012 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Donald Worster, Dorothy Williamson, Don Wells

16. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan, Cornel West

17. The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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63 Metascore

Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Writer: Steven Peros | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard

18. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

19. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

20. Baseball (1994 TV Mini-Series)

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

21. Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– )

30 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

2.8
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Join Carson Daly as he checks out the coolest places in LA and talks with todays big names in film and television and introduces you to up and coming bands and musicians that rock.

Stars: Carson Daly, Kip Madsen, Zane Carney, Brian McCarthy

22. CBS This Morning (2012– )

120 min | News

6.5
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A mix of news, features and interviews with notable figures in politics, business and entertainment.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, Jan Crawford

23. Jazz (2001 TV Mini-Series)

114 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.5
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A survey of the musical form's history and major talents.

Stars: Keith David, Sly Stone, Richard Nixon, Charles J. Correll

24. 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, Philip Bosco, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

25. Prohibition (2011 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.2
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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Michael Lerner

26. Jack Johnson (2013 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Drama | Pre-production

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28. The Hour (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

6.1
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

29. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.

Stars: Peter Coyote, William Cronon, Dayton Duncan, Shelton Johnson

30. Good Day L.A. (1993– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

6.3
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Stars: Steve Edwards, Rick Dickert, Maria Quiban, Lisa Breckenridge

31. Wordplay (2006)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base.

Writers: Patrick Creadon, Christine O'Malley | Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart, Merl Reagle

32. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Special)

240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.6
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The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Writers: Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

33. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.4
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

34. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.8
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

35. Katie (2012– )

60 min | Talk-Show

4.3
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Stars: Katie Couric, Dionne Harmon, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Kimmel

36. Thomas Jefferson (1997 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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A biographical film about The United States' influential and profoundly enigmatic Founding Father.

Stars: Blythe Danner, Ossie Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Potts

37. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

38. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

39. The Address (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary

7.9
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The Gettysburg Address is the subject of a new documentary by Ken Burns. The documentary tells the story of students at the Greenwood School whose study of the Gettysburg Address brings new understanding to the speech.

Writer: Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns

40. Medal of Honor (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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The story of the Medal of Honor - the highest U.S. award for valor in combat - is told through personal accounts of bravery and daring.

Writer: Jerry Adler | Director: Roger M. Sherman | Stars: Stephen Lang, Alfre Woodard

41. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

58 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Writer: Amy Stechler | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

42. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

212 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

Writers: Dayton Duncan, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Kevin Conway, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner

43. Vietnam (2016– )

Documentary | Pre-production

An in-depth look at the American military operations in Vietnam during the 1960s and '70s as well as the growing opposition against the war within the United States.

44. The Tony Danza Show (2004–2006)

Talk-Show

3.4
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Hosted by one of America's most recognized and likeable television personalities, "The Tony Danza Show" is an entertaining one-hour talk show produced live daily from New York. Guests will ... See full summary »

Stars: Tony Danza, Dave Dettman, Rocco DiSpirito, Sandra Lee

45. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.

Writers: Ric Burns, Amy Stechler, Geoffrey C. Ward, Bernard Weisberger | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: James Baldwin, Tucker Burr, Ray Charles, Mario Cuomo

46. Huey Long (1985)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Writer: Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough, Jennings Randolph

47. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.0
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The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

Writer: Dayton Duncan | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin, Tom Bodett

48. The Congress (1988 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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The U. S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions. Ken Burns tells the story behind this branch of government.

Writers: Ric Burns, David McCullough, Geoffrey C. Ward, Bernard Weisberger | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Charles McDowell, Barbara Fields, John C. Stennis

49. Wear (I) (2014)

128 min | Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

The lives of four generations of Southern women are explored through the eyes of a peculiar young boy with a wild imagination.

Writer: Felix Else | Director: Felix Else | Stars: Rachel Lynn Jackson, Julian Murdoch, Mary Ellen Ashley, Chris Kerson

50. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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For 50 years, radio dominated the airwaves as the first mass medium. Ken Burns examines the lives of three men who shared the responsibility for its invention and early success.

Writers: Ken Burns, Tom Lewis, Geoffrey C. Ward | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jason Robards, Red Barber, Erik Barnouw, Ken Bilby