Ken Burns Collection Now Streaming
For more than four decades, Ken Burns and his colleagues at Florentine Films—directors, writers, producers, editors, and cinematographers—have produced some of the most critically acclaimed and most-watched documentaries on public television.
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Ken Burns Shows
- The U.S. and the Holocaust
Exploring America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
- Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness
A documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America.
- Benjamin Franklin
Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential figures.
- Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the writer and his enduring influence.
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- The Gene
A historical biography of the human genome.
- East Lake Meadows
The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.
- College Behind Bars
Men and women earn college degrees - and a chance at new beginnings - while incarcerated.
- Country Music
Hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.
- The Mayo Clinic
Take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare.
- The Vietnam War
The epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film.
- Defying The Nazis: The Sharps' War
Ken Burns reveals an American couple's secret 1939 mission to help refugees escape Nazis.
- Jackie Robinson
Examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.
- Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
A story of human ingenuity and perseverance but also of hubris and misperception.
- The Roosevelts
A chronicle of three members of the most influential family in American politics.
- The Address
A school in Vermont where students are encouraged to memorize the Gettysburg Address.
- Central Park Five
The story of five teenagers who were wrongly convicted in the Central Park Jogger case.
- The Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.
The story of the rise, rule, and fall of prohibition and the entire era it encompassed.
- The Tenth Inning
The Tenth Inning interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America.
- Seeing, Searching, Being: William Segal
Explore the life of William Segal, a philosopher, publisher, writer and painter.
- The National Parks
The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.
- The War
The story of the Second World War, told via personal accounts from four American towns.
- Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World.
- Horatio's Drive
The remarkable story of the first person to cross the United States by car.
- Mark Twain
An illuminating portrait of a man who is one of the greatest writers in American history.
Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music.
- Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Recount the trials, tribulations and triumphs of two pioneers of the women’s movement.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
This two-part documentary explores the life of one of America's greatest architects.
- Lewis & Clark
Enter the world of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery.
- Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of our enigmatic and brilliant third president.
- The West
A chronicle of the turbulent history of one of the most extraordinary landscapes on earth.
An American epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.
- Empire of the Air
Follow the pioneers of radio whose genius and rivalry wove unexpected and tragic stories.
- The Civil War
A monumental series that explores the most important conflict in our nation's history.
- The Congress
Follow the events that shaped the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.
- Thomas Hart Benton
The bittersweet story of an extraordinary American artist.
- Huey Long
A complex and comprehensive portrait of the man, his politics and the power he sought.
- The Statue of Liberty
Explore the creation of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans.
- The Shakers
Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this particularly American movement.
- Brooklyn Bridge
Trace the bridge's transformation from a feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol.
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