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|Garrison Keillor||Walt Whitman|
|Philip Bosco||Horace Greeley|
|Jason Robards||Ulysses S. Grant|
|Sam Waterston||President Abraham Lincoln|
|Arthur Miller||William Tecumseh Sherman|
|George Plimpton||George Templeton Strong|
|Horton Foote||Jefferson Davis|
|Morgan Freeman||Frederick Douglass|
|Christopher Murney||Elijah Hunt Rhodes|
The Civil War is a documentary film created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. It was first broadcast on PBS on five consecutive nights from September 23 to September 27, 1990. Approximately 40 million viewers watched it during its initial broadcast, making it the most-watched program ever to air on PBS. It was subsequently awarded more than 40 major television and film honors. The film was remastered on the twelfth anniversary of its release, and a book following the movie has also been released.