Ken Burns

Ken Burns Marathon | Support WKAR TV

Sep 4, 2020
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Sun., Sept. 6, at 4:30 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 |  Tune in for this special Ken Burns Marathon featuring the Civil War, National Parks, and Country MusicWatch and Call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers! 

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Part 2: Revolution in the Treatment of Disease | WATCH NOW HERE

As scientists learn to read the genetic code, they grapple with the dangers inherent in increasingly sophisticated and easily available methods of intervening in the very essence of what makes us human, our DNA.

Part 1: Dawn of the Modern Age of Genetics | WATCH NOW HERE

Part One interweaves the present-day story of the Rosens, a young family on an odyssey to find a cure for their four-year-old daughter’s rare genetic disease, with stories of the exciting discoveries of the early pioneers in genetics.

Director Ken Burns presents a comprehensive look at the history of country music in America and its evolution throughout the 20th century. | Streaming in the PBS Video App and at video.wkar.org

Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns

Sep 14, 2019

Director Ken Burns presents a comprehensive look at the history of country music in America and its evolution throughout the 20th century.

WKAR HDTV | Sun.-Wed., Sep. 15-18 and Sep. 22-25 at 8 pm. Repeats 10pm. Streaming free at video.wkar.org and in the PBS App

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Wed. Jun. 6, 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns! | Watch and call or GIVE NOW HERE

Jackie Robinson | Ken Burns'

Mar 13, 2018
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Monday-Tuesday, Mar. 19-20 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Examine the life and times of Jackie Robinson, who crossed baseball’s color line in 1947.

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Tuesdays at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The landmark documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick returns for weekly viewing. WATCH NOW

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Sun., Aug. 6 at 7pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Take an introductory look at The Vietnam War from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick! Watch and call or GIVE NOW.

2017 National Memorial Day Concert

May 19, 2017
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Sun. May 28 at 8pm and again at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Celebrate Memorial Day LIVE from the  West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol with the National Memorial Day Concert

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