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This 1985 Ken Burns film chronicles the creation and history of the Statue of Liberty and what it represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument--from its conception, to its complicated and often controversial construction, to its final dedication--and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans to explore the meaning of the statue.

Inscribed on the statue is the date of the United States’ Declaration of Independence.
The Statue of Liberty was constructed in France and brought, in pieces, to New York City.
Carolyn Forche talks about how the Statue of Liberty is an enduring symbol.
Funding Provided by: General Motors Corporation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and the Henry Nias Foundation.
For more than 100 years, the Statue of Liberty has been a symbol of hope and refuge
James Baldwin, Barbara Jordan and Milos Forman discuss liberty.