The Ken Burns Collection

What is Liberty? | Ken Burns: The Statue of Liberty

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David McCullough, James Baldwin, Jerzy Kosiński, Carolyn Forché, Barbara Jordan, and Milos Forman discuss liberty. The statue is a symbol of who has gone before us to achieve liberty. Liberty is the absence of constraints and barriers. It is freedom to be one's self.

Enduring Symbol of Global Community | Ken Burns: The Statue of Liberty

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Poet and human rights activist Carolyn Forché talks about how the Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol. It was an early symbol of the United States' intention to be a global community.

Were the Shakers Successful? | Ken Burns: The Shakers

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Ed Nickles talks about the Shakers. They are representative of the American Dream, its collectivism and individualism.

Tom Verducci on the Culture of Steroids | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Tom Verducci talks about the culture of steroids in baseball.

Selena Roberts on Home Runs | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Sportswriter Selena Roberts talks about how steroids changed players, and the game.

Doug Glanville on Barry Bonds | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Doug Glanville talks about Barry Bonds.

Omar Vizquel on Cultural Differences | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Omar Vizquel talks about the cultural difference of being a Latin player in baseball.

Yellowstone Gate | Ken Burns: The National Parks

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Ranger Shelton Johnson talks about the first time he arrived in Yellowstone and what he felt as he read the inscription on the Roosevelt Arch.

Felipe Alou on the Language Barrier | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Felipe Alou talks about the language barrier and the ridicule Spanish speakers faced.

Grand Tetons | Ken Burns: The National Parks

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Writer and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams talks about what the Grand Tetons mean to her. The memory of the National Parks and the tradition families have of going to them is strong and linked by many personal stories.

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