Ken Burns American Stories 2002 | TV Show

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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 5 Thomas Jefferson

First Aired: November 4, 2002

Burns' two-part 1997 biography of Thomas Jefferson concludes with a review of Jefferson's presidency and his life after politics, when he founded the University of Virginia and corresponded with long-time foe John Adams. Also considered: Jefferson's relationship with slave Sally Hemmings (she was his “substitute wife,” says a descendant, though historians interviewed see it differently). Commentators include George Will, Gore Vidal, John Hope Franklin, Clay Jenkinson, Natalie Bober and Garry Wills. Ossie Davis narrates.

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Season 1, Episode 4

October 28, 2002

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May 24, 1982

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