Skip to Main Content

This video is only available in KET Passport. Learn More

The Congress

For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews, Ken Burns chronicles the events that have shaped the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.
Season 1 Episode 1 Length 1:29:18 Premiere: 3/20/89

Sponsored by:

Funding Provided by: General Motors Corporation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; PBS; Ameritech

Kentucky Headlines logo in white against a blue and red background and a "Check Schedule" button.Kentucky Headlines logo in white against a blue and red background and a "Check Schedule" button.

Program Details

The Congress

About The Congress

For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews, Ken Burns chronicles the events that have shaped the first 200 years of congress and, in turn, our country.

From

TV Schedules

Upcoming

No upcoming airdates

Recent

No recent airdates

Season 1 The Congress Episodes

The Congress

S1 E1 Length 1:29:18 Premiere Date 3/20/89

Explore KET