(October 19, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – On January 2, 2001, PBS Home Video and Warner Home Video (WHV) present “Jazz,” the new and highly praised work from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. “Jazz” is the final installment in Burns’s trilogy on American life, which began with “The Civil War” and continued with “Baseball.” “Jazz" is available as a ten-VHS set and a ten-DVD set ($149.88 VHS SRP/$199.92 DVD SRP), both including exclusive, never-before-seen footage. The film’s television premiere – expected to be seen by more than 35 million viewers – is a General Motors Mark of Excellence Presentation and will be aired in ten installments between January 8 and January 31, 2001. 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 100 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 Home Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Video.
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