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Alistair Cooke in Ken Burns' America: The Congress

Ken Burns' America: The Congress

1988 NR

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns directs this look at the most important and least understood branch of American government -- the U.S. Congress. The film takes an in-depth look at the popularly elected Legislative branch of our government and explores how it functions, outlining its past and present strengths and weaknesses. You'll also learn about some of its famous historical figures, as well as contemporary members and events.