Walter Goodman of The New York Times said, Thomas Jefferson is a considerable accomplishment, a thoughtful and affecting portrait of the intellectual who captured the essence of a new nation hopes in phrases that continue to resound around the world. And George Will, in The Washington Post, said, Ken Burns presents a timely corrective, a visually sumptuous and intellectually judicious appraisal of Jefferson. In fall 1996, The West, an eight part, 12 film series on the American west was released.…