Favorite Ken Burns PBS Documentaryby urbanemovies | created - 28 Mar 2016 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Director Ken Burns's Florentine Films is currently in-production or filming a number of other upcoming PBS documentaries. The documentaries cover a wide range of intriguing topics including Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, The Holocaust and the United States, Benjamin Franklin, and LBJ & the Great Society.
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2. The Central Park Five (2012)
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History
A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
Votes: 6,387 | Gross: $0.27M
3. Baseball (1994–2010)
TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.
7. The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)
120 min | Documentary, History
The history of the U.S. National Parks system, including the initial ideas which led to the world's first national parks and the expansion of the system over 150 years.
9. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )
TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.
10. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Movie)
TV-G | 240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.
16. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)
TV-G | 58 min | Documentary, History
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 »
17. The Statue of Liberty (1985)
TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History
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.
19. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (1991)
TV-G | 113 min | Documentary, History
For 50 years, radio dominated the airwaves as the first mass medium. Ken Burns examines the lives of three men who shared the responsibility for its invention and early success.
TV-G | 181 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The story of Elizabeth Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and their life long fight to bring equal rights to women.
22. Thomas Hart Benton (1988 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
Thomas Hart Benton's paintings were energetic and uncompromising. Today his works are in museums, but Benton hung them in saloons for ordinary people to appreciate.
23. The Congress (1988 TV Movie)
TV-G | 90 min | Documentary
The U. S. Congress is one of the country's most important and misunderstood institutions. Ken Burns tells the story behind this branch of government.
25. Jackie Robinson (2016– )
TV-PG | 240 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
Added 12 April 2016
26. The Vietnam War (2017)
TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War
A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.
Added 01 August 2017
27. The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science (2018 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 115 min | Documentary, History
The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science tells the story of a unique medical institution that has been called a "Medical Mecca," the "Supreme Court of Medicine," and the "place for hope ... See full summary »
Added 15 Aug 2019