The Civil War
This nine-part series is the work that made documentarian Ken Burns a household name. Burns uses contemporary cinematography in addition to thousands of archival photographs, paintings and newspaper images set to music to teach people about the Civil War. A number of well-known actors and actresses lend their voices to the production as they read contemporary quotes from historical figures, including Abraham Lincoln and Stonewall Jackson.
Starring Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards