National Press Club

American Experience in World War II

September 19, 2007

About This Video

Run time: 59 minutes

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke on "No Ordinary Lives," regarding the American experience in World War II. He talked about his upcoming PBS series The War, that tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. He focused on the universality of the experiences of the participants. He was joined by his co-director and co-producer Lynn Novick in answering questions submitted by members of the audience.