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The Master of the Pause

The Master of the Pause

Twain was a genius of the stage, where he use silence to his advantage. The pauses were the preludes to the cascade of humor.
Clip Length 01:11 Premiere: 1/6/12

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Funding provided by General Motors Corporation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Connecticut Office of Tourism, CPB, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, Park Foundation

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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

Episode One

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

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