The Ken Burns Collection
An American epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs.
Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential figures.
Trace the bridge's transformation from a feat of heroic engineering to an honored symbol.
A story of human ingenuity and perseverance but also of hubris and misperception.
The story of five teenagers who were wrongly convicted in the Central Park Jogger case.
Men and women earn college degrees - and a chance at new beginnings - while incarcerated.
Hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form.
Ken Burns reveals an American couple's secret 1939 mission to help refugees escape Nazis.
The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.
Follow the pioneers of radio whose genius and rivalry wove unexpected and tragic stories.
This two-part documentary explores the life of one of America's greatest architects.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the writer and his enduring influence.
A documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America.
The remarkable story of the first person to cross the United States by car.
A complex and comprehensive portrait of the man, his politics and the power he sought.
Examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.
Ken Burns follows the growth and development of jazz music.
Enter the world of Lewis, Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery.
An illuminating portrait of a man who is one of the greatest writers in American history.
Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe
The story of the rise, rule, and fall of prohibition and the entire era it encompassed.
A school in Vermont where students are encouraged to memorize the Gettysburg Address.
The dramatic story of the American Buffalo's near extinction—and the people who saved it.
A monumental series that explores the most important conflict in our nation's history.
Follow the events that shaped the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.
The Dust Bowl chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.
A historical biography of the human genome.
Take a timely look at how one institution has met the changing demands of healthcare.
The story of an idea as American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical.
A chronicle of three members of the most influential family in American politics.
Ken Burns creates a moving portrait of this particularly American movement.
Explore the creation of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans.
The Tenth Inning interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America.
Exploring America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
The epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film.
The story of the Second World War, told via personal accounts from four American towns.
A chronicle of the turbulent history of one of the most extraordinary landscapes on earth.
The bittersweet story of an extraordinary American artist.
Thomas Jefferson is a two-part portrait of our enigmatic and brilliant third president.
Jack Johnson was the first African American Heavyweight Champion of the World.