Shop PBS: The War by Ken Burns; directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
From the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the bombing of Japan, Ken Burns investigates the American perspective and experience of World War II. Interviews with soldiers, Americans of Japanese descent and their loved ones give this documentary the additional benefit of first-person narrative. 15 hours of coverage in all, this documentary would be difficult to view in one sitting and some parts may best be understood only after watching them more than once. Yet, not one second is monotonous.