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Ken Burns in Ken Burns' America: The Statue of Liberty

Ken Burns' America: The Statue of Liberty

1985 NR

The history of the Statue of Liberty is filled with complicated logistics and touching anecdotes, and filmmaker Ken Burns presents an Oscar-nominated portrait of this great lady. Follow her life, from her creation by French sculptor Auguste Bartholdo, through her painstaking construction and accident-prone dedication in 1886. Interviews with ordinary Americans reveal a deep understanding of the unique place the statue holds in our hearts.

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