THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history. a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America, and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.
Ken Burns has been my favorite documentary filmmaker, ever since Brooklyn Bridge debuted in 1982. If you haven’t seen that Academy Award nominated film you can see it on PBS 10/21. I’ve watched and enjoyed all his work so, I’m really looking forward to seeing his take on WWII.