Mark Twain

Filmmaker Ken Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens' early days along the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri.

He "used the way we talk and turned it into literature," says Hal Holbrook, who has portrayed Twain in one-man shows.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Mark Twain

Filmmaker Ken Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens' early days along the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Part 1 of Ken Burns' profile of Mark Twain.

120 min.

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