An illuminating and touching portrait of Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens, one of the greatest writers in American history. In the latest of Ken Burns' "American Lives" series, his subject is the man who created an American literature. In his time, 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. Keith David narrates the two-part documentary, which includes interviews with Arthur Miller, William Styron, Hal Holbrook and others, and more than 600 still photographs gathered from more than 100 different archives.
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