Official "The War (A film by Ken Burns)" Thread

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  1. Marco

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    Twelve days until Ken Burns' latest work premieres on PBS. I've been excited about this one for months!

    What little advance press I've seen is highly complimentary so far.

    Check out the "Viewer's Guide" here.
     
  2. firerose818

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    We've been really excited about this too. Jeff has a passion for learning about WWII, and that has rubbed off on me. This should be fantastic!
     
  3. sieglinde

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    My PBS station comes in so crappy, I may wait for the DVD set.
     
  4. aus1ander

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    I finally get PBS-HD OTA. Talk about timing! Got the Season Pass geared up.
     
  5. Jeeters

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    Gee, this thread is the first I've heard of this. Just googled it. I loved his Civil War and The West series, so I'm really looking forward to this.
     
  6. packerfan

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    I heard an interview with Ken Burns on the Adam Carolla show. I can't wait for this to come out! I wonder if it will be unedited?
     
  7. Sirius Black

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    This sounds very interesting. I'll have to look for it. I wonder what the most effective wishlist criteria would be. Sometimes PBS doesn't have the most complete guide data.
     
  8. Jeeters

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    I set up a Title wishlist for "war", since the name of the series is "The War". When I did a search using the wishlist, a 30-minute preview show appears already.
     
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    It's too bad my local PBS station dropped the PBS HD feed. :(
     
  10. terpfan1980

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    I may have to snag this on my Vista/MCE box so I can easily burn DVDs of the episodes later. :up: :up: :up:
     
  11. Indiana627

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    It was on my local PBS SD and HD channels in the guide for Sun 9/23 at 8PM with a repeat at 10:30. This is the first episodes. Not sure when new episodes will air? Each Sunday night?
     
  12. Marco

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    See the Viewer's Guide, link added in OP above.
     
  13. sieglinde

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    Thank gawd, I get PBS from Los Angeles. They are less likely to bleep out language.
     
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    According to the guide they will air weekly (Wed Night) episodes beginning Oct 3
    Is this correct?
     
  15. Marco

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    Dunno, but I ain't waitin' that long.

    Original run will be Sun-Mon-Tues-Weds, then the following Sun-Mon-Tues. That means the last "new" episode is on Tuesday, October 2nd.
     
  16. tgewin

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    I'm definitely looking forward to this. I've only seen a few of the episodes of The Civil War (keep meaning to watch the DVDs I borrowed from my brother), but I'm even more interested in The War. I grew up in Mobile and recognize some of the family names of individuals featured in the Mobile portions of the series. I've also read Eugene Sledge's book With the Old Breed, and look forward to learning more about him.

    Sledge's story will also be featured in the upcoming HBO mini-series The Pacific War being produced by Hanks and Spielberg.
     
  17. Indiana627

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    Thanks for that link. I checked again this morning and my PBS (not sure about all of them) is repeating each episode twice within 24 hours of it's original airing: Once immediately after the original, and then again at 1PM the next day. So episode 1 will be on Sunday 9/23 at 8PM, then again at 10:30PM, then again on Monday 9/24 at 1PM. The Monday original airing follows the same pattern (not 100% sure about the Tuesday 9/25 episode since my guide doesn't go that far). That sure will make it nice for scheduling conflicts!
     
  18. Marco

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    thanks for the heads-up on this, I had never heard of it before!
     
  19. jsmeeker

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    Pumped up for it!

    Of course, it's going to conlfict with a bunch of other season passes, so my TiVo won't record all of them. At least not during the initial run. Right now, my PBS station doesn't seem to be repeating them in additional time slots.

    I think I forsee a few nights of live TV watching next week.
     
  20. tgewin

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    Sorry to threadjack a bit, but I have to correct myself and then add one giant "Oi vey!"... It's called The Pacific, not The Pacific War, as I had said before.

    IMDB entry for The Pacific Also going to have some involvement from Graham Yost... no surprise there. 2009 is a long way off, isn't it? :(

    The oi vey is that they cast someone from Hyde Park, NY as Mr. Sledge. I'll be shocked if he can pull off a proper LA accent. LA being Lower Alabama. :) Are there really not any talented enough actors in their early 20s from the central gulf coast? or even from Alabama, Mississippi, or Georgia? Oh well, maybe the guy's really good and will have watched enough of Ken Burns' new documentary to know what us Mobilians sound like. :)
     

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