Father's Day Gift Guide

Are you looking for some ideas for Father's Day Gifts? Well, might I suggest some awesome titles from PBS Distribution to give as gifts to your father. First, the landmark documentary series, “The Vietnam War,” by Ken Burns and Lynn Novice, available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD; and second, the historical drama “Jamestown,” which is currently streaming on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel and PBS Passport.



Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, “THE VIETNAM WAR” tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. The series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. “THE VIETNAM WAR” features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

THE VIETNAM WAR” is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray, has a run time of approximately 1080 minutes on 10 discs. The DVD SRP is $99.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $129.99. There are over 100 minutes of extra bonus footage.  The film is also available as a digital download.



This new period-drama from the creators of Downton Abbey follows the lives of three courageous, dynamic women who decide to leave their dark pasts behind in England, and start a new life across the Atlantic Ocean in 17th Century America.
Taking viewers back to 1619 Jamestown, Virginia, Alice, Verity and Jocelyn are among the first women to arrive in the English colony. Duty bound to marry the three men who have paid for their passage to the New World, they have little idea of what the future holds or the disruption their arrival is about to bring. Twisting storylines follow the new arrivals as they make an immediate impact and are thrust into a new world of love, desire, power and survival. While love triangles, bitter rivalries and fierce competition cause conflict for the residents, ultimately they are bound together by their resolute will to survive and thrive in their new lives.


JAMESTOWN” is currently available for streaming on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel, and PBS Passport. The run time of the program is approximately 480 minutes.

In Emilee's opinion:

Jamestown is NOW my favorite PBS Masterpiece. It was amazing from beginning to end and I loved watching it. In fact, I'm re-watching it because I loved it so much and I've been telling everyone I know about it. Jamestown is the newest and must watch drama from the makers of Downton Abbey. It takes place in Jamestown, Virginia and follows three amazingly strong women named Alice, Verity and Jocelyn. But, don't worry, it isn't a girly show. It is meant for everyone and would make a wonderful Father's Day gift. It starts with these three lines..."In 1607 England sent men to colonise Virginia,  twelve years later, women sailed across the ocean to join them. They were known as "maids to make wives." You truly could see how life was like back in 1607-1619 through this new drama. These people faced some pretty harsh circumstances and I'm glad I wasn't born during the era. Women were on a much lower level than men and there was a lot of dominance especially when the men bought their wives and the women didn't have a choice in the matter. Also, the music was calming and the story was simply fantastic. I definitely recommend Jamestown. It is one you won't want to miss. I'm looking forward to season two.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog and offer an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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