October 3, 2001
Acclaimed Filmmaker Ken Burns’s Riveting Documentary “Mark Twain” Available From Warner Home Video And PBS Home Video
(October 3, 2001 – Burbank, CA) - He was considered, in his time, to be the funniest man on Earth. On January 8, 2002, Warner Home Video (WHV) and PBS Home Video offer the definitive story of this compelling genius, “Mark Twain,” as seen through the eyes of filmmaker Ken Burns. The fifth film in Burns’s popular American Lives series and featuring interviews with Hal Holbrook, Arthur Miller and leading Twain scholars, “Mark Twain” will be broadcast on PBS as a two-part program on January 14 and 15, 2002 and is expected to draw 14 million viewers nationwide. Timed to hit stores one week prior to the PBS airing, “Mark Twain” will be priced at $24.98 SRP ($19.95 MAP) for a double-cassette VHS and at $29.98 SRP ($24.95 MAP) for a single-disc DVD. PBS Home Video furthers PBS’s mission of lifelong learning by expanding the availability of PBS’s top-quality programs. PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation’s 347 public television stations. Serving nearly 90 million people each week, PBS enriches the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services on noncommercial television, the Internet and other media. More information about PBS is available at PBS.org. With operations in 78 international territories - more than the video division of any other studio -- Warner Home Video commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. WHV’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top-quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment Company, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
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