Ken Burns American Stories 2002 | TV Show Watchlist

Ken Burns American Stories

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A series of documentaries by Ken Burns, including 'The Statue of Liberty,' 'Brooklyn Bridge,' 'Thomas Jefferson' and episodes of 'Jazz' and 'Baseball.'

Premiered: October 6, 2002

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Season 1, Episode 11 Thomas Hart Benton

First Aired: December 16, 2002

Burns' 1988 portrait of the Missouri neorealist painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), whose murals depicted grass-roots America and often sparked controversy. Included: archival footage and recollections from family members and friends. Narrated by Jason Robards.