Tom Hanks hosts a tribute to acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns that explores the breadth and depth of his work, talks to many of his collaborators, and looks at his filmmaking process to understand how he makes American History come to life.
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 »
The Gene: An Intimate History weaves together science, history & personal stories for a historical biography of the human genome, while also exploring breakthroughs for diagnosis & ... See full summary »
Documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of Jackie Robinson from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972. Robinson's rise from humble beginnings to became an American hero and pivotal figure in American history are detailed.
Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, the impact it still has on people and the state of liberty as a personal and political concept in America in 1985.
Tom Hanks hosts a second tribute to acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns that focuses attention on the many single documentaries and short series that Burns has produced over the years. "American Sampler" includes material from the first Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017) show plus new material that explores the tremendous depth and breadth of his work with a special emphasis on films about Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and the Roosevelts. This program concludes with a sneak peek at the next project from Burns, a chronicle of the history of American country music that is set for a 2019 release.