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Ken Burns

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Ken Burns, Word Nerd

Friday, April 18, 2014

A few weeks ago, we asked you to create new collective nouns for modern types of people — conceptual artists, Trekkies, yoga instructors, and more. The submissions are rolling in from listeners across the country, including one Ken Burns from New Hampshire. Yes, that Ken Burns ...

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WNYC (and You!) Read the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

inspired by Ken Burns' call to action to get everyday Americans to read the Gettysburg Address, we made something of our own, with Brian Lehrer, Brooke Gladstone of On The Media, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, and other producers from WNYC.

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Ken Burns on the 'Central Park Five'

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A new film, “The Central Park Five,” tells the story of how the police, the media, and the justice system upended five lives. Ken Burns wrote, produced and directed the film, along with his daughter, Sarah Burns, and son-in-law, David McMahon.

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Ken Burns on the Generation that Survived The Dust Bowl

Friday, November 16, 2012

In his latest film, "The Dust Bowl," director Ken Burns shares the stories of those who survived one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in American history and considers whether the crisis could happen again, in a region heavily dependent on the waters of the Ogallala Aquifer which have been rapidly depleted.

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How Our National Parks Define Us

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Everyone has their own story to share when they come back from a National Park. When collected together, these stories create a history and a culture. Documentarian Ken Burns joins us to discuss his journey to capture the spirit and tales of the National Parks.

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Ken Burns: From The Civil War to Civility

Monday, May 30, 2011

To commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary, PBS recently reaired Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War." Burns, a documentary filmmaker for the past 30 years, talks about the continuing effects of the war and his new project, "Civility and Democracy."

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Ken Burns: From The Civil War to Civility

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

To commemorate the Civil War's 150th anniversary, PBS is reairing Ken Burns' documentary "The Civil War." Burns, a documentary filmmaker for the past 30 years, talks about the continuing effects of the war and his new project, "Civility and Democracy."

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The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Monday, September 21, 2009

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his latest PBS series, "The National Parks: America’s Best Idea." He’s joined by Dayton Duncan, co-producer of the series, and Shelton Johnson, a park ranger in Yosemite National Park to discuss how these special places became preserved as parks, the role of individual ...

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Ken Burns on “The War”

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It took six years for Ken Burns to complete his new seven-part, 15-hour epic documentary, “The War.” This World War II documentary weaves interviews with ordinary Americans from four small towns with rare photos and footage. World War II is often referred to as “The Good War,” but the film ...

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A Necessary War

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

On today’s show, Ken Burns discusses his seven-part, 15-hour epic World War II documentary. Then, Alek Wek on how she fled the civil war in Sudan and eventually became an international supermodel. Also, we'll talk about a new movement that's trying to figure out a less harmful approach to controlling ...

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