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Virtual Watch Event: THE CIVIL WAR

September 7–13, 2015 @ Home

The Civil War Trust Generations program encourages you to share this iconic film in stunning clarity with a new generation! As you watch, explore our viewing guide and resources to learn even more.

Join us for a virtual watch event beginning Monday, September 7th, as PBS airs a high definition presentation of its award-winning film by Ken Burns, THE CIVIL WAR. Gather your friends and family from younger generations and tune in to the series, or even watch it later, when you have time. This showing serves as a terrific opportunity to discuss an event that is fundamental to the American experience.

Check your local PBS station for listings and times and learn more at »

Three reasons to watch THE CIVIL WAR

#1 – This iconic film is the best Civil War production made to date

#2 – It’s a great opportunity to foster in the next generation a life-long passion for American history

#3 – The compelling music, photos, speakers and footage — now in HD — bring the war to life

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