PBS will air PBS PREVIEWS: THE WAR – a KEN BURNS Film, an in-depth look at the making of the “The War,” airing on KUED-Channel 7 on Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 p.m. It repeats several times, including Sunday, August 26, at 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, August 29, at 9:30 p.m.
The half-hour preview provides excerpts from the series, insights from the on-screen participants in the series, behind-the-scenes looks at the production, and thoughts from co-producers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick on the critical importance of creating this series.
THE WAR is scheduled to air over two weeks beginning Sunday, September 23, 2007, (four nights the first week and three nights the second week), on KUED-Channel 7. In addition to the national broadcast on PBS, THE WAR will air simultaneously on the PBS High Definition Channel with surround sound. PBS will repeat each episode the night it airs, stage marathon viewings on the weekends and launch the film as a weekly series after its first two-week run.
A Web page dedicated to THE WAR has been launched at pbs.org/thewar. Six years in the making, this epic 15-hour film, reminiscent in scope and power of Burns’s landmark series “The Civil War,” focuses on the stories of citizens from four geographically distributed American towns — Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota. These four communities stand in for — and could represent — any town in the United States that went through the war’s four devastating years. Individuals from each community take the viewer through their own personal and quite often harrowing journeys into war, painting vivid portraits of how the war dramatically altered their lives and those of their neighbors, as well as the country they helped to save for generations to come.
PBS PREVIEWS: THE WAR – a KEN BURNS Film, airs on KUED-Channel 7 on Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 p.m. and repeats at the same time Sunday, August 26, and Wednesday, August 29.
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