The Congress (1989)

G 03/19/1989 (US) DocumentaryHistory 1h 29m
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For 200 years, the United States Congress has been one of the country's most important and least understood institutions. In this elegant, thoughtful and often touching portrait, Ken Burns explores the history and promise of this unique American institution. Using historical photographs and newsreels, evocative live footage and interviews with David Broder, Alistair Cooke, Cokie Roberts, Charles McDowell and others, the award-winning film chronicles the personalities, events and issues that have animated the first 200 years of Congress and, in turn, our country.

  1. Ken Burns


  2. Bernard Weisberger


  3. David McCullough


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  1. David McCullough

    David McCullough

    Narrator (voice)

  2. Cokie Roberts

    Herself - Journalist

  3. Alistair Cooke

    Himself - Journalist

  4. Arthur Miller

    Arthur Miller


  5. Charles McDowell

    Himself - Newspaperman

  6. Barbara Fields

    Herself - Historian

  7. John C. Stennis

    Himself - Former Senator

  8. David Broder

    Himself - Reporter

  9. George Tames

    Himself - Photographer

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Original Language English

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