The War

The War

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Saipan, 1944

Credit: Courtesy of U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

This seven-part documentary series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explores the history and horror of the Second World War. The War  encores on Tuesday, July 31 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11), and continues Wednesday, August 1, Thursday, August 2 and Sunday, August 5 at 9 p.m. By focusing on the personal stories of ordinary Americans who had extraordinary experiences, the film tries to bring one of the biggest events in the history of the world down to a very intimate scale. And in the end, we all begin to see that there are no “ordinary lives.”

Please note that the broadcast dates and times presented in this extended preview differ from those of our local encore broadcast presentation.