In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. In this series, Ken Burns has created an illuminating portrait of the man who is also one of the greatest writers in American history.
Episode One | Preview
Sundays, March 6-13, 2011, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.