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American Speech

American Speech

Twain made American speech something to be admired. He used the way we talk and turned it into literature.
Clip Length 00:24 Premiere: 1/6/12

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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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Episode Two

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

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

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