History of a History: Ken Burn’s “The Civil War”

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As Ken Burns moves on to Vietnam and the old VHS tapes of his original series fade, it’s worthwhile to think about the series that gives many Americans their ‘vision’ of the Civil War. In this episode, we take a look at Ken Burn’s groundbreaking series on The Civil War, its impact, and how it looks amid today’s controversies. In the process, Bruce sees commonality in Burn’s approach and the podcast.