"The Civil War" 25th Anniversary: Watch Now


The Civil War, the award-winning film produced and directed by Ken Burns, is being rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, September 7-11 at 9 p.m. The broadcast coincides with the 25th anniversary of the series’ premiere in September 1990, and presents for the first time a newly restored high-definition version.

Each episode is available to stream on the WVPB video portal after the broadcast, so catch up, re-watch, or enjoy this PBS classic for the first time. 

This is also the first time the film will be seen with the same fidelity and framing as the negative that Burns and his co-cinematographers Allen Moore and Buddy Squires shot more than 25 years ago.