PBS will rebroadcast The Civil War, an award-winning documentary series from Ken Burns starting on April 3rd. But the public television network is offering the first episode for free to users of the company’s [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbs/id410053365?mt=8&uo=4″ title=”iOS apps” text=”iOS apps”] for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.You can also download the first 1 hour, 40 minute episode [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?i=342572665&id=340015314&s=143441&uo=4″ title=”for free from iTunes” text=”for free from iTunes”]. Additional episodes will run you $4.99 each.
The mobile app also lets you stream full length episodes of other popular PBS programs including Frontline, American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Nova, Nature, and News Hour.
The rebroadcast of the documentary series commemorates the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.