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"The Civil War" The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (TV Episode 1990) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Ken Burns

Writing Credits  

Geoffrey C. Ward ... (written by) and
Ric Burns ... (written by) and
Ken Burns ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order)  

David McCullough ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Barbara Fields Barbara Fields ... Herself - Historian
Shelby Foote ... Himself - Writer / Various
James Symington James Symington ... Himself - Former Congressman
Stephen B. Oates Stephen B. Oates ... Himself - Historian
Sam Waterston ... President Abraham Lincoln (voice)
Julie Harris ... Mary Chestnut (voice)
Jason Robards ... Ulysses S. Grant (voice)
Morgan Freeman ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
Paul Roebling Paul Roebling ... Joshua L. Chamberlain / Various (voice)
Garrison Keillor ... Walt Whitman / Various (voice)
George Black George Black ... Robert E. Lee (voice)
Arthur Miller ... William Tecumseh Sherman (voice)
Christopher Murney ... Pvt. Elijah Hunt Rhodes (voice) (as Chris Murney)
Charles McDowell Charles McDowell ... Pvt. Sam Watkins (voice) (as Charley McDowell)
Horton Foote ... Jefferson Davis (voice)
George Plimpton ... George Templeton Strong (voice)
Philip Bosco ... Horace Greeley / Various (voice)
Terry Courier Terry Courier ... George McClellan (voice)
Jody Powell Jody Powell ... Stonewall Jackson / Various (voice)
Studs Terkel ... Benjamin F. Butler (voice)
Derek Jacobi ... Various (voice)
Jeremy Irons ... Various (voice)
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ... Various (voice) (as Kurt Vonnegut)
Gene Jones ... Various (voice)
Jerome Dempsey ... Various (voice)
Laurence Fishburne ... Various (voice) (as Larry Fishburne)
Betsy Apple Betsy Apple ... Various (voice)
Carol Craven Carol Craven ... Various (voice)
Marissa Copeland Marissa Copeland ... Various (voice)
Halo Wines Halo Wines ... Various (voice)
David Marks David Marks ... Various (voice)
Pamela Reed ... Various (voice)
Ronnie Gilbert Ronnie Gilbert ... Various (voice)
M. Emmet Walsh ... Various (voice)
Hoyt Axton ... Various (voice)
John Hartford ... Various (voice)
Walt MacPherson Walt MacPherson ... Various (voice)
Colleen Dewhurst ... Various (voice)
LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Various (voice) (as LaTanya Richardson)
Bradford Washburn Bradford Washburn ... Various (voice)
Jesse Carr Jesse Carr ... Various (voice)
Wendy Tilghman Wendy Tilghman ... Various (voice)
Joe Mattys Joe Mattys ... Various (voice)

Produced by 

Ken Burns ... executive producer
Ric Burns ... co-producer
Jim Corbley ... producer
Christopher Darling ... producer
Julie Dunfey ... co-producer
Catherine Eisele-Yang ... coordinating producer
Mike Hill ... co-producer
Mike Hill ... co-producer
Stephen Ives ... co-producer
Lynn Novick ... associate producer
Sara O'Brien ... associate producer
Justin Rhodes ... producer
Camilla Rockwell ... associate producer
Susanna Steisel ... associate producer
Daniel J. White ... producer

Music by 

Jay Ungar ... (original theme)

Cinematography by 

Ken Burns
Allen Moore
Buddy Squires

Film Editing by 

Paul Barnes
Tricia Reidy
Bruce Shaw

Sound Department 

Paul Barnes ... sound editor
Ed Barteski ... sound editor
Marjorie Deutsch ... sound editor
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Vida Fitzgerald ... sound editor
Joan Franklin ... assistant sound editor
Mariusz Glabinski ... sound editor
Alex Griswold ... sound recordist
Marlena Grzaslewicz ... sound editor
Sean Huff ... re-recording mixer
Zack Krieger ... sound recordist
Joshua Levin ... assistant sound editor
Charles Meyer ... sound recordist
Tom Nelson ... sound recordist
Lisa Schechter ... assistant sound editor
Bruce Shaw ... sound editor
Ira Spiegel ... sound editor
Frank Stettner ... sound recordist
Dennis Towns ... sound recordist
Lou Verrico ... voice over recording
Larry Degala ... recording assistant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Robert Burgess ... still photographer
Amy Stechler Burns ... assistant camera
Ed Joyce ... animation stand photography
Bruce Kern ... assistant camera
Stephen Petegorsky ... still photographer
Carlos Sanchez ... animation stand photography
Ed Searles ... animation stand photography (as Edward Searles)
Jeff Victor ... assistant camera
Foster Wylie ... additional cinematographer

Animation Department 

Ed Joyce ... animator
Carlos Sanchez ... animator
Ed Searles ... animator

Editorial Department 

Michael Balabuch ... editing intern
Jonathan Baron ... editing intern
Ed Barteski ... apprentice editor
Robert Blumenfield ... editing intern
Jennifer Brown ... editing intern
David Cantor ... editing intern
Christine Coscioni ... editing intern
Vida Fitzgerald ... editing intern
Michael Foxworth ... editing intern
Elisa Haber ... editing intern
Linda Kong ... editing intern
Joshua Levin ... apprentice editor
Patrick McGuinn ... editing intern
David McQuiling ... editing intern
Eric Mortenson ... editing intern
Robert Mowen ... editing intern
David Nelson ... editing intern
Lynn Novick ... post-production coordinator
Myra Paci ... editing intern
Noëlle Penraat ... negative cutter
Meredith Woods ... editing intern
Phoebe Yantsios ... editing intern
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)
Dave Pultz ... color timer (uncredited)

Music Department 

Peter Amidon ... musician: banjo
Russ Barenberg ... musician: harmonica
Don Brooks ... musician: guitar
Ken Burns ... music direction / musical director
Jesse Carr ... musician: guitar
John Colby ... music direction / music producer
Peter Ecklund ... musician: coronet
Matt Glaser ... musician: fiddle
Peggy James ... musician: violin
Yonatan Malin ... musician: flute
Molly Mason ... musician: guitar
Jacqueline Schwab ... musician: piano
Jay Ungar ... fiddle

Other crew 

Daniel Aaron ... consultant
Randall Balsmeyer ... map animation
Ira Berlin ... consultant
Bree Camber ... chief financial officer
Joe DePlasco ... public relations
Charles Dewey ... other crew
Dayton Duncan ... consultant
Don Fehrenbacher ... consultant
Barbara Fields ... consultant
Eric Foner ... consultant
Shelby Foote ... consultant
Charles Fuller ... consultant
Anne Harrington ... vice president
Robert Johannsen ... consultant
Elaine Laughlin ... other crew
William Leuchtenburg ... consultant
Tom Lewis ... consultant
Jerome Liebling ... consultant
James Madden ... title designer
David McCullough ... creative consultant
Charles McDowell ... consultant
William S. McFeely ... consultant
James M. McPherson ... consultant
Brian Moriarty ... public relations
Mike Musick ... consultant
Stephen B. Oates ... consultant
Drew Patrick ... legal services
Lovel Richardson ... research assistant
Sharon Rockefeller ... other crew
Stephen Sears ... consultant
Gene Smith ... consultant
Richard Snow ... consultant
Amy Stechler ... consultant
David S. Thompson ... project director
Robert Penn Warren ... consultant
Bernard Weisberger ... consultant
Don Wershba ... engineer
Kathryn Wilson ... interactive media
C. Vann Woodward ... consultant

Thanks 

Benjamin Tucker ... re-mastering special thanks

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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