Thursday, September 20, 2007

Schedule for PBS airing of documentary on WWII: The War

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The War: A Necessary War
On-Air & Online | Sunday, September 23, 2007, 7:00 - 9:30 PM

A new seven-part documentary series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective by following the fortunes of so-called ordinary men and women who become caught up in one of the greatest cataclysms in human history.

Log on to the companion Web site to hear an interview with Ken Burns and download the viewer's guide.

The War: When Things Get Tough
On-Air & Online | Mon, Sept 24, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

By January 1943, Americans have been at war for more than a year. Across the country, in cities such as Mobile, Alabama, and Waterbury, Connecticut, nearly all manufacturing is converted to the war effort.

The War: A Deadly Calling
Tuesday, Sept 25, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Despite American victories in the Solomons and New Guinea, the Japanese empire still stretches 4,000 miles. African Americans, serving in the segregated armed forces, demand equal rights; the military reluctantly agrees to some changes. Meanwhile, the greatest test for the Allies -- the long-delayed invasion of France -- is now just days away.

The War: Pride of Our Nation
Wed, Sept 26, 7:00 - 9:30 PM

By June 1944, there are signs on both sides of the world that the tide of the war is turning. On June 6, 1944 -- D-Day -- a million-and-a-half Allied troops embark on the invasion of France. In the Pacific, the enemy seems increasingly determined to defend to the death every piece of territory they hold. On August 25, after four years of Nazi occupation, Paris is liberated. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

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