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.

Tom Verducci on Cheating | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Tom Verducci discusses the difference between players who cheat by injecting steroids versus scuffing a ball.

Ramon Paredes: Baseball is Universal | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Ramon Paredes discusses how the culture shock he felt disappeared when he heard "play ball."

John Thorn Talks about Risk and Randomness in Baseball | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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John Thorn talks about measurement, stats, randomness, and risk in baseball.

Why We Love the Game | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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There is no sport like baseball. George Will, Tom Verducci, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mike Barnicle, Howard Bryant, and Marcos Breton explain why they love the game.

Fame in Baseball | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Jon Miller, Joe Torre, Gerald Early, and Gary Hoenig discuss "fame" and baseball.

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