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The West, sometimes marketed as Ken Burns Presents: The West, is a 1996 television documentary miniseries about the American Old West. It was directed by Stephen Ives and featured Ken Burns as executive producer. It was first broadcast on PBS on eight... read more
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The West, sometimes marketed as Ken Burns Presents: The West, is a 1996 television documentary miniseries about the American Old West. It was directed by Stephen Ives and featured Ken Burns as executive producer. It was first broadcast on PBS on eight consecutive nights from September 15 to 22, 1996.

Original Release

09/15/1996 on PBS

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Cast

Peter Coyote Himself - Narrator
N. Scott Momaday Himself - Writer
John Trudell Himself (voice)
Murphy Guyer Himself (voice)
Arthur Miller Himself (voice)
Gary Sinise
Matthew Broderick
Keith Carradine
Richard White Himself - Historian
Philip Bosco Himself (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The People Sunday, 15 September 1996
2 Empire Upon the Trails Monday, 16 September 1996
3 Speck of the Future Tuesday, 17 September 1996
4 Death Runs Riot Wednesday, 18 September 1996
5 The Grandest Enterprise Under God Thursday, 19 September 1996
6 Fight No More Forever Friday, 20 September 1996
7 The Geography of Hope Saturday, 21 September 1996
8 Ghost Dance Sunday, 22 September 1996
9 One Sky Above Us Sunday, 22 September 1996

Directors

Stephen Ives, Stephen Lang

Writers

Dayton Duncan, Geoffrey C. Ward

Cast

Peter Coyote Himself - Narrator
N. Scott Momaday Himself - Writer
John Trudell Himself (voice)
Murphy Guyer Himself (voice)
Arthur Miller Himself (voice)
Gary Sinise
Matthew Broderick
Keith Carradine
Richard White Himself - Historian
Philip Bosco Himself (voice)
Zahn McClarnon Himself (voice)
Adam Arkin Himself (voice)
Dayton Duncan Himself - Writer
T.H. Watkins Himself - Writer
August Schellenberg Himself (voice)
Tantoo Cardinal Herself (voice)
Jimmy Smits
Ossie Davis
Peter Gallagher Himself (voice)
Derek Jacobi Himself (voice)

Producers

Ken Burns Executive Producer
Dayton Duncan Producer
Michael Kantor Producer
Jody Abramson Producer
Victoria Gohl Producer
Stephen Ives Producer
Stephen Lang Producer

Editors

Richard Hankin, Adam Zucker, Michael Levine, Paul Barnes

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