Ken Burns

Episode 63: Ken Burns

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns

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Ken Burns has been making documentary films for over forty years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he’s directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made including The Civil War; Baseball; Jazz; The War; The National Parks: America’s Best Idea; Prohibition; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History; The Vietnam War; Country Music; and, most recently, The U.S. and the Holocaust. His future film projects include The American Buffalo, Leonardo da Vinci, The American Revolution, Emancipation to Exodus, and LBJ & the Great Society, among others. Ken’s films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including sixteen Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Oscar nominations.

Please join us for this in-depth, insightful and truly riveting conversation about Ken's childhood, the death of his mother at 11; his early inspirations; American history, racism, bigotry and the current political landscape; and how it's all intricately woven together into his overall thinking and decisions as a filmmaker.

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Produced by Andy Ostroy and Matty Rosenberg @ Radio Free Rhiniecliff Associate producer Jennifer Hammoud Music by Andrew Hollander Design by Cricket Lengyel



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