The War Starts Sunday

September 20, 2007

Ken Burns‘ new 7-part PBS series, “The War” begins airing this Sunday at 9p.m. on both WEDH and WNET. The series is about World War II from the point of view of soldiers and civilians from four cities and towns in the U.S.–Waterbury, Conn., Mobile, Ala., Sacramento, Calif., and Luverne, Minn. Directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, the series has a tie-in volume that is stunningly illustrated with hundreds of photos: The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945 by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns.

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