I have been watching a ton of new TV this week but the best thing I have seen is probably the new Ken Burns documentary The War. It is a 7 part series on World War 2 and it is not to be missed. There is not one person who doesn't know someone or knew someone who fought in this war. Burns really takes you there with amazing footage and testimony from the soldiers who fought. He also brings you testimony from those who stayed behind and waited for friends and loved ones.
Ken Burns focuses on four towns in the U.S. and we get a sense of what it must have been like for the whole country. It is not just learning a history of the war, but a history of our country. I learned about the internment of Japanese-Americans in camps and the segregation that was so prevalent in this country even though we were fighting a mad man who essentially wanted the same thing. The War is sad and eye opening and it is something that all Americans should see.
The War will be shown on PBS all day Sunday Sept. 30th, at least in my area, starting at 10 AM Central and will start rerunning on Thursday, Oct. 4, of next week. If you can, you should do yourself a favor and check it out.