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States Rights or Slavery

Twenty five years ago director Ken Burns produced a mini series for PBS based on the Civil War. The nine part mini-series aired on five nights in 1990 and received tremendous acclaim, except in the South were it was viewed as terribly one sided. Show More Summary

Ken Burns

6 days agoHumor : Funny or Die

Ken Burns 2:23 Lyrics Ken Burns, Ken Burns, Ken Burns, Ken Burns Ken Burns, he direct Ken Burns, an effect Ken Burns, you respect Ken Burns, break ya’ neck yaOW! Cultural icon yeah we up in this spot Bitches on both my arms bowl cutShow More Summary

Joel McHale hosted the ESPYs and didn't just make jokes about balls

Joel McHale doesn't have a lot of bridges to burn in the sports world, so the ESPYs host went in deep for his opening monologue McHale called the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight snooze-worthy, mocked his Community co-star Ken Jeong, went...Show More Summary

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on the important subject you won't learn in business school

In today's rapidly evolving world, business leaders spend most of their time looking forward. But they shouldn't forget to look back. That's according to Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed "The Roosevelts"...Show More Summary

TR Interview: Star Trek and Superhero Show Veteran Phil Morris

3 weeks agoHumor : Topless Robot

Phil Morris isn't just the narrator of "Real Fake History," the new Machinima series that gives classic fictional battles the Ken Burns treatment (Beatrix Kiddo vs. the Crazy 88 is today's topic...

Exclusive Interview with Phil Morris for Machinima’s ‘Real Fake History’

The greatest battles in our memories didn’t occur in the history books. But, it’s on TV, movies and video games. In a Ken Burns’ documentary style storytelling, Machinima took a few of the greatest battles from geek culture into an education for all of us. Show More Summary

Machinima’s ‘Real Fake History’ Gives Pop Culture The Ken Burns Treatment

last monthWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

As we learned from one of Community’s best ever episodes, Ken Burns’ heralded documentary films are also ripe targets for parody. Now, Machinima is taking aim at Burns’ signature filmmaking style with a series called Real Fake History,...Show More Summary

Ken Burns on Confederate Flag

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

It's resistance to civil rights, not heritage.

Alzheimer’s Activist to Congress: Show Me the Money

I am suffering from a bad case of disease envy.Cancer is suddenly everywhere – a segment on 60 Minutes, stories in major publications, even a three-part Ken Burns documentary. Top researchers throw around words like “breakthrough,” “revolutionary,” “remission,” and “cure.” I'm envious because the disease I advocate for isn’t cancer: It’s Alzheimer’s. Show More Summary

How Climate Change Is Destroying Historical Sites Around the World

Cliff palaces in Mesa Verde National Park. Image by Ken Lund via Flickr In the hot middle of August 1996, lightning struck a dense piñon-juniper range in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado. Then flames licked up, burning northward through Soda Canyon, Little Soda Canyon, and Park Mesa’s research area. Show More Summary

PBS Star Ken Burns Rants About Racist America, Where Cops Guns Down Blacks 'Almost Weekly'

“Today, there’s nothing new under the sun,” intoned Ken Burns as he lamented the persistence of racial inequality in the United States in a commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis. So reported USA Today College. Burns went on a post-Ferguson rant about racism. Show More Summary

“We broke it, but you’ve got to fix it.”

Worthy of a read of (or if you want a listen to) a recent Commencement speech given by Ken Burns at Washington University calling on recent graduates to help fix what previous generations have left broken and incomplete. I have posted both the verbal and the written version for you to select. A comment extracted […]

Filmmaker Ken Burns' Commencement Address: 'Black Lives Matter'

I'm a huge Ken Burns fan. His ability to bring history to life via his films is unique and inspiring, as was his commencement address to graduates at Missouri's Washington University. “We are still playing out, sadly, an utterly American...Show More Summary

'American Ballet Theatre: A History': Misty Copeland was 'ravished' by dance

Within the world of dance, American Ballet Theatre holds a special place.The celebrated, New York-based company is marking its 75th anniversary, but Emmy-winning documentary maker Ric Burns (who collaborated with his brother Ken on "The Civil War") started working on his tribute to it in 2006. Show More Summary

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The version of "Jacob's Ladder" from Ken Burns's documentary, The Civil War.

The Plain Jane of All Remedies

The Emperor of All Maladies, a PBS documentary by Ken Burns based on the Pulitzer prize-winning book of the same name, is promoted as a "biography" of cancer. However, it is more accurately described as a history of cancer treatment....Show More Summary

Finally, Someone Wrote A Hardcore Rap Song About Documentarian Ken Burns

"Bringin’ history to life while we zoomin’ in on pictures/ Btch check the zeitgeist, generation fixture!" With lyrics like that, who could argue that American director and documentarian Ken Burns shouldn't have a rap song about him?Show More Summary

The Forest Service Is an Agency Still In Search of a Mission

Perhaps Ken Burns had the right idea when he named his public television series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. Even though I worked for the Forest Service for 34 years, I’m inclined to agree

Save Lives: Restore Cancer Research Funding Now

The week before last, millions of Americans were captivated by a six-hour documentary on PBS that gave us an intimate look at cancer. "Ken Burns Presents CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, a Film by Barak Goodman" poignantly documents...Show More Summary

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