Ken Burns profiles a durable American institution in his elegant, penetrating portrait of the U.S. Congress. Narrated by David McCullough, the film uses historic footage and interviews with "insiders" David Broder, Alistair Cooke, and Cokie Roberts to detail the first 200 years. The film chronicles careers of notable members and charts the continuing growth of the Capitol building, in readings from diary entries, letters, and famous speeches.
Producer: Ken Burns, Stephen Ives
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: WETA; Florentine Films
Production Year: 1989
Copyright Year: 1988
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: David McCullough
Writers: David McCullough, Bernard Weisberger
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Audio Format: Stereo
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