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"The Civil War" Is Both History and Poetry

Ken Burns' 11-hour documentary took five years to make, and features period music, readings of soldiers' letters, and moving shots of battlefield sites. TV critic David Bianculli says it's a show to watch and treasure.


Other segments from the episode on September 21, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 21, 1990: Interview with Spalding Gray; Review of Virgil Thomson's album "Portraits and Self-Portraits"; Interview with Jeff Goldblum; Review of the television…


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