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10-12-2007, 10:11 PM
Has anyone watched Ken Burns' documentary "The War" on PBS?

I watched most of it. It was done very well, covering both theaters and the homefront. Some of the other WWII documentaries I've seen only focused on the European theater.

They also interviewed people who worked in the defense-related industries of four selected towns: Mobile, Alabama, Sacramento, California, Waterbury, Connecticut, and Luverne, Minnesota.

I immediately recognized Lee Marvin as one of the newsreel narrators. The narrator of "The War" was actor Keith David, with selected narratives from letters, diary entries and whatnot by Tom Hanks, Dakota Fanning (as the voice of an American girl whose family was at an internment camp in the Phillippines) and Bobby Cannavale, the guy who was Will's boyfriend Vince on several episodes of "Will & Grace" (I remembered him by his voice and just looked him up on IMDb.com).

P.S. It's been awhile since I've posted here.