This is a seven part series and it is long. Each chapter is about two hours. It is gut wrenching and graphic. I have never seen so many dead bodies in my life. You really get a feeling for what the GI's went through.
Those of us who did not live through it have no idea what the country went through. Even 911, as awful as it was, pales in comparison to the sacrifices of WWII.
It is hard to believe that we were able to take on the task of fighting a war on two fronts and win, yet can't figure out how to take care of the less fortunate or how to educate our children. We have the people and we have the resources. We can do it.
With that said, I do think that the series is an incredible piece of art. The combination of the still images, film and interview footage was brilliant. Yes, it does go on and on, but you get the whole picture. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick constructed the series around four american towns, which helps ground the work. It is a great series and is worth the time.