Season 1, Episode 6 A War to End Slavery (1861-1865)

First Aired: January 17, 2003

“A War to End Slavery” examines the Civil War. Voices include Tom Hanks (Abraham Lincoln), Robin Williams (U.S. Grant), Robert Redford (M.M. Miller), Glenn Close (Eliza Andrews), Billy Crystal (Union soldier), Al Roker (“Christian Recorder” editor), Morgan Freeman (Frederick Douglass), Michael Douglas (Benjamin French), Matthew Broderick (William T. Sherman), Samuel L. Jackson (Benjamin French), Stacy Keach (George McClellan), Matthew McConaughey (W.W. Wood) and Tim Robbins (Winfield Scott Hancock). Katie Couric narrates.

Guest Cast

Al Roker Christian Recorder editor
Michael Douglas Benjamin French
Billy Crystal Union Soldier
Fred Owens Robert Purvis
Morgan Freeman Frederick Douglass
Stacy Keach George B. McClellan

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  • Premiered: January 12, 2003
  • Rating: TV-G
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  • Premise: A 16-part history of the U.S., as told by historical figures (noted actors supply the voices), plus occasional commentary. Based on books by Joy Hakim. (more)

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