Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Thomas Jefferson

The life of the famed statesman, inventor, writer, founder of the University of Virginia, and Third President of the United States is documented in all its brilliance, glory, and controversy by Ken Burns in this extensive two-part PBS feature. Thomas Jefferson features outstanding photography and primary sources, grows wearisome with some of its editorialization and guest commentary, but does its best to faithfully represent a truly adept, enigmatic, and not easily pigeonholed historical figure.