Ken Burns: The West

  • 1996
  • TV Show
  • None

Director Stephen Ives' eight-part history of the West blends paintings, photographs and narrated first-person accounts to depict how life in the region changed following the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century.

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Episode Guide

Fight No More Forever

The People

Death Runs Riot

The Grandest Enterprise Under God

Empire Upon the Trails

The Geography of Hope

One Sky Above Us: Part 2

The Speck of the Future

One Sky Above Us: Part 1

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  • Premiered: September 15, 1996
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Director Stephen Ives' eight-part history of the West blends paintings, photographs and narrated first-person accounts to depict how life in the region changed following the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. (more)

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