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Ken Burns’ next work: The Vietnam War

Preview Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's next work: The Vietnam War, which he calls "the most ambitious project that we have ever undertaken." Read this story »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ken Burns highlight Auditorium Theatre season

Ken Burns and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be part of the Auditorium Theatre's 2017-18 season, announced Wednesday. The venue rings in the 50th anniversary of its reopening with a 14-event season, the first planned by new CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko. It all kicks off Sept....

Watch these soothing tours of barely-open malls

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Dan Bell proves he's the Ken Burns of suburban decay with his beautifully shot and narrated Dead Mall Series. (more…)

Muhammad Ali documentary coming to PBS

The late Muhammad Ali is getting the Ken Burns treatment.

Ken Burns to tackle 'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali in new documentary

Today in Entertainment: 'Fate of the Furious' wows the CinemaCon crowd March 30, 2017, 10:05 a.m. Movie theater exhibitors are getting a preview of upcoming blockbusters at CinemaCon, where films like "Fate of the Furious," "Blade Runner 2049" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" wowed the crowds. Meanwhile,...

Muhammad Ali will be subject of new Ken Burns PBS documentary

Two years after covering the career and life of Jackie Robinson, Ken Burns will devote another of his acclaimed documentaries to an iconic figure in sports. On Wednesday, PBS announced that Burns will produce and direct a two-part, four-hour documentary on Muhammad Ali. Show More Summary

Muhammad Ali to be subject of new Ken Burns documentary

Filmmaker Ken Burns will be one of the producers and directors of a new documentary on legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, scheduled to air in 2021 on PBS. Burns, along with his daughter Sarah Burns and her husband, David McMahon, began production on the two-part, four-hour documentary for PBS and Florentine...

Ken Burns Producing Muhammad Ali Documentary For PBS

PBS announced this morning that Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon are producing and directing a two-part, four-hour documentary about boxer/civil rights figure Muhammad Ali.  Production began a year ago in early 2016, and theShow More Summary

Ken Burns, George Will, and Public Arts Funding

That the NEH, NEA, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting provides a lot of benefit to society for very little money and that closing these agencies down does nothing meaningful to change the federal budget is clear to anyone who is not evil. But in case anyone is on the fence, the impact that Ken Burns’ […]

Trump Wants to Kill the Programs That Produced Your Favorite Art

last monthNews : Vice News

We may not get the next 'Infinite Jest,' 'A Confederacy of Dunces,' 'The Color Purple,' or Ken Burns documentaries, if Trump gets his way.

Netflix Just Added A Ton Of Ken Burns Fan-Favorites

Although Netflix has added oodles and gobs over original programming in recent months, the subscription streaming service has also had to deal with a lot of criticism, mostly thanks to pulling content.

Newswire: Well, that was fast: Turns out Oscars viral star “Gary from Chicago” was fresh out of jail

We’ve been burned so many times—Ken Bone, Sugar Bear, Chewbacca Mom—but still America is willing to open its heart to viral stars again and again. And once again America has been let down, as The Chicago Tribune reveals that Oscars viral star “Gary from Chicago,” a.k.a. Show More Summary

Ward Chamberlin Jr., Who Created The U.S. Public Television System As We Know It, Dead At 95

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

It would be enough that he steered two of the country's key public stations away from looming financial ruin, or that he's the executive who made the young Ken Burns's career possible. But Chamberlin, as founding chief operating officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, actually ceded a huge piece of his own power by […]

Ward Chamberlin Jr., a founding father of public broadcasting, dies at 95

He led public TV stations, including WETA in Washington, and boosted Ken Burns’s career in documentary films.

The Black Peril

Enduring the exhaustive insanity of Ken Burns’ ‘Unforgivable Blackness.’ Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

Spokane officer helps woman escape burning car

3 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Unable to break car windows herself, trapped driver says officer was "swinging on that thing like Ken Griffey Jr. in the home run derby"

Newswire: Ken Burns feels “obligated” to do a Baseball episode on the Cubs’ win

After over 100 years of being celebrated as “lovable losers,” the Chicago Cubs finally got their act together in 2016 and won the World Series for the first time since 1908. That may have seemed like an exciting thing to witness, considering how many generations of Americans died without ever seeing it happen. Show More Summary

“Baseball” director Ken Burns says he may add another chapter regarding Chicago Cubs

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Celebrated documentarian Ken Burns (“The Civil War,” “The War,” the upcoming “The Vietnam War”) has said that he is looking to add another hour to the documentary series, “Baseball.” The original nine-part series premiered on PBS inShow More Summary

Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross Will Score THE VIETNAM WAR

3 months agoHumor / odd : Badass Digest

Not the actual war, silly. The Ken Burns documentary. Read more...

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