PBS is giving theater lovers and history buffs a look inside the greatest Broadway sensation in several years, Hamilton.
Hamilton became a bonafide cultural phenomenon over the past two years, with the charisma of star and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genuinely fascinating look back on history and the power of a strong songbook combining to make Broadway magic.
PBS is now set to air Hamilton's America, a documentary that tells the story of Miranda's process of getting Hamilton to the stage and creating a pop culture sensation.
"'Hamilton's America' shows just how timeless the hot-button issues of today's America are: immigration, states' rights, debt, income inequality and race relations," PBS states, of the documentary. "These were the same fights that defined Hamilton's time, and they are the driving force of Miranda's historic work. The film endeavors to brush the dust off American history, much as the musical does, and provide a unique new way for us to view our national heritage and current political landscape."
The documentary features a look at Miranda's White House performance in 2009, where an early version of the show's first song, "Alexander Hamilton" is born. Interviewees include President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and many more.
Hamilton's America premieres at 9/8c on PBS, airing until 10:30/9:30c.
If you cannot watch Hamilton's America on television, you can do so at 9/8c on PBS.org or the PBS app.