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Ken Burns' The War [TV Documentary Series] ()

directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
featuring Glenn Frazier, Sam Hynes, Quentin Aanenson, Jim Sherman, Earl Burke

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Ken Burns continues his exploration of massive, sweeping subjects with his 15-hour documentary The War; in this case, the conflict in question is World War II. Yet within the scope of that gargantuan subject, Burns and co-director Lynn Novick narrow their scale of emphasis, honing in on four "average" American towns and charting the experiences of individual young men who enlisted to go overseas and fight against the encroaching shadow of fascism. The film covers each major "region" of the U.S. by transporting audiences to ...