Ken Burns: American Lives

  • 1997
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Biographies of American pioneers are presented.

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Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. (more…)
Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. (more…)
Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. (more…)
Ken Burns: American Lives
Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. (more…)

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  • Premiered: February 18, 1997
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Biographies of American pioneers are presented. (more)

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