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 ÔÇťordinary lives.ÔÇŁ´╗┐

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