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    Default Ken Burns "The West"...

    ...starting on PBS America tonight, his 1996 series dealing with the history of the American West up to WWI over 9 episodes. Not as lavishly praised as his documentary on the Civil War, and he produced rather than directed, but should be one of the better documentaries.

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    Have it on DVD and it is fantastic.
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    I wonder if it mentions how the Native Americans were driven out of their lands?
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    Quote Originally Posted by james5001 View Post
    I wonder if it mentions how the Native Americans were driven out of their lands?
    Ken Burns doesn't pull any punches - probably one of the best documentary film makers alive.

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    Thanks for that.
    Will try to catch it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogsback View Post
    Thanks for that.
    Will try to catch it...
    On now and repeated at 2.05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    On now and repeated at 2.05.
    I had seen that and thought I must catch it, though I didn't know Ken Burns, but had seen the civil war one and loved it. But there is some brilliant stuff on PBS generally, I find. My youngest kids loved the history of the hamburger a few months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petaljam View Post
    I had seen that and thought I must catch it, though I didn't know Ken Burns, but had seen the civil war one and loved it. But there is some brilliant stuff on PBS generally, I find. My youngest kids loved the history of the hamburger a few months ago.
    Here's a few more Ken Burns gems you might just catch on PBS :

    The National Parks: America's Best Idea
    Jazz
    The Dust Bowl
    Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Prohibition
    Mark Twain

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    Thanks for bring this to my attention. I'm a big fan of his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGoldDream View Post
    On now and repeated at 2.05.
    The first episode has a total of three airings on Tuesday 30th and a further two on Sunday 5th May, the last being at 1.40 pm on that date.

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