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Episode Two

The conclusion of the story of America's best-loved and best-known author, Mark Twain.
Season 1 Episode 2 Length 1:42:25 Premiere: 1/14/02

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Mark Twain

About Mark Twain

In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. In this series, Ken Burns has created an illuminating portrait of the man who is also one of the greatest writers in American history.


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Season 1 Episodes

Episode Two

S1 E2 Length 1:42:25 Premiere Date 1/14/02

Episode One

S1 E1 Length 1:50:45 Premiere Date 1/14/02

Problem of Race

Clip Length 00:27 Premiere Date 1/6/12

Mark Twain Goes Abroad

Clip Length 00:26 Premiere Date 1/6/12

American Speech

Clip Length 00:24 Premiere Date 1/6/12

Innocents Abroad

Clip Length 01:04 Premiere Date 1/6/12

The Mississippi River

Clip Length 00:18 Premiere Date 1/6/12

The Master of the Pause

Clip Length 01:11 Premiere Date 1/6/12

The Anguish Underneath the Man

Clip Length 00:51 Premiere Date 1/6/12

Hartford House

Clip Length 00:47 Premiere Date 1/6/12

Aren't we Funny Animals?

Clip Length 00:59 Premiere Date 1/6/12

Dark, Depressive Streak

Clip Length 00:57 Premiere Date 1/6/12


Clip Length 00:33 Premiere Date 1/6/12

Hannibal, MO

Clip Length 00:38 Premiere Date 1/6/12

Triumph Through Tragedy

Clip Length 00:37 Premiere Date 1/6/12

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