The Civil War
A Very Bloody Affair - 1862/Forever Free - 1862 (2 & 3 of 9) (#102)
In part 2, political infighting threatens to swamp Lincoln’s administration, and rumors swarm about Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy. In part 3, Lincoln becomes convinced that emancipation is morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union. [145 minutes]
Series Description: Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' landmark series portrays the terrible conflict that tore America apart and defined it as a nation. The series embraces the entire sweep of the war using archival photographs, period paintings, newsreel footage of civil war veterans, live cinematography of battle sites, interviews with eminent historian, and a chorus of voices reading from diaries, letters, speeches and newspapers of the era.
All Upcoming Episodes
There are no broadcasts currently planned. Please check back for future broadcast dates.
These episodes of The Civil War aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.
- War Is All Hell - 1865/The Better Angels of Our Nature - 1865 (8 & 9 of 9) (#108)
- Valley of the Shadow of Death - 1864/Most Hallowed Ground - 1864 (6 & 7 of 9) (#106)
- Simply Murder - 1863/The Universe of Battle - 1863 (4 & 5 of 9) (#104)
- A Very Bloody Affair - 1862/Forever Free - 1862 (2 & 3 of 9) (#102)
- The Cause - 1861 (1 of 9) (#101)