Saturday, September 22, 2007

"THE WAR" by Ken Burns

This weekend I am working on a scrap book of our August trip to Europe and will be listening on the Radio to Oregon's football game at Stanford (no TV); but, I am really looking forward to watching Ken Burns new documentary on World War II starting Sunday night at 8pm PST on PBS...... yes PBS. If it's as good as his Civil War Documentary it will be very good. I have the Civil War on DVD and will probable get "The War" on DVD too. I have seen a preview "on line" and was very impressed. I saw the book at Costco a couple of weeks age. There is also a CD of the sound track music.

The seven-part, 14 hours plus, documentary series,
directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history
and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by
following the fortunes of ordinary men and women who get caught
up in the greatest cataclysm in human history.

Plans call for THE WAR to air over two weeks beginning on Sunday,
September 16 (four nights the first week and then three nights the second
week) from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

"The War" tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns (including Sacramento). The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history — a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America — and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.