Ken Burns is back with the story of World War II as told through 4 distinct American towns. Truly an extraordinary time in American history, one that propelled us to an isolationist country to one of the most powerful nations in the world. More than just a look at the second great war, Burns' current views are thinly veiled in this. This seven part series is airing on the wonderful, yet forgotten PBS. See why the 'greatest generation' earned its name, and an unbelievably raw look at the lives of Americans when we didn't censor caskets or what was really happening.
Anyone familiar with Burns exquisitely thorough and storyteller style, can instantly pick up the roll of this new series. Preliminary figures for "The War" premier exceeded all but three of Burns' previous series: "The Civil War" (1990), "Lewis & Clark" (1997) and "Baseball" (1994), PBS said. Burns calls this his best work to date. A stunning look at Americana when war was seen through a different lens.