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Ron Johnson, genius, loves Ken Burns but wants to do away with the network that broadcasts his work

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) made embarrassing news again this week when he suggested that colleges could just "pop in 14 hours of Ken Burns' Civil War tape" instead of hiring history professors, or as he calls them "the higher education cartel." That suggestion didn't go over so well with Ken Burns himself. Show More Summary

New Google Doodle beautifully salutes the 100th birthday of the National Park Service

IN 2009, I hosted filmmakers Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan at The Washington Post as they came to explain their passion behind their latest project, the documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” What most stuck with me from that day is their belief that we are not merely customers and consumers of America’s parks; we […]

Giant Ken Burns Fan Ron Johnson Once Tried To Defund PBS

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), who last week said students would learn more from a Ken Burns documentary than from a teacher, once tried to defund PBS, the TV network that has aired the filmmaker’s work for decades. JohnsonShow More Summary

Senator suggests colleges swap teachers for videos

Sen. Ron Johnson called higher education a "cartel" and suggested colleges could cut the number of instructors and increase use of online videos like Ken Burns' 11½-hour documentary on the Civil War. Continue reading ? The post Senator suggests colleges swap teachers for videos appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Wisconsin GOP senator wants to replace history professors with Ken Burns videos

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) thinks history professors are an extravagant luxury that could be cheaply replaced with video documentaries and Google searches. Johnson, who is locked in a tough re-election battle against former senator Russ Feingold, argued last week that Ken Burns and following through...

GOP Senator: Ken Burns Documentaries Are Better At Teaching History Than Actual Teachers

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Thursday that if the nation wants to rein in college costs, it needs to break up the “higher education cartel.” And a key way to do that would be to have more DVDs and fewer teachers. “We haven’t even come close to taking advantage of the power of technology in education,” Johnson said at a WisPolitics forum. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs enters the International Photography Hall of fame alongside Annie Leibowitz and Ken Burns

It’s the 50th anniversary of the International Photography Hall of Fame, a museum and foundation in St Louis, and among the inductees this year are some real whoppers. Annie Leibowitz, Ernest Haas, Ken Burns… and Steve Jobs. Read Mo...

Ken Burns shreds Trump: You need a president who ‘doesn’t just lie 200 or 300 times a day’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Filmmaker Ken Burns knows a lot about how presidents are supposed to act — and they don’t act like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Burns — who has made acclaimed documentaries on past presidents Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt —...

Ken Burns On PBS Docu ‘Defying The Nazis’: “I Didn’t Shoot A Single Scene” – TCA

At today's TCA, Ken Burns, co-director and executive producer of PBS' Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War, said that of his many documentaries this is "different from any other. I didn't shoot a single interview." That's because Burns shares directorship with Artemis W. Show More Summary

Historian Ken Burns Condemns Donald Trump

“There comes a time when you have to say ‘We have to wake up.” The post Historian Ken Burns Condemns Donald Trump appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Children’s Books: Three New Books About the White House

Ken Burns’s first children’s book, and more presidential lore.

Historians Find Modern Way to Rip Trump

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Add David McCullough to the list of eminent historians who think the presumptive GOP nominee is a menace. McCullough, joining Ken Burns and more, took to Facebook to lash out on video.

Watch Historians Hate On Trump

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith Shots fired. A group of major historians collected by Ken Burns don't want Trump to be in charge of anything, much less this battleship. Joseph Sohm / Noted documentarian Ken Burns, along with historian David McCullough, started a Facebook group yesterday called Historians on Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Here's Why Donald Trump Is Horrifying, According To Historians

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A group of historians whose life’s work has consisted of studying the men, women and events that shaped America have banded together to speak out against Donald Trump. Historians including David McCullough, Ken Burns, Robert Caro, Ron...Show More Summary

July's Celebrity Picks: Ken Burns

Ken Burns has been nominated for two Academy Awards and won two Emmy awards for his riveting documentaries, with his most recent being The Roosevelts. So what does a man who clearly loves history read in his spare time?

About New York: Scholars Steeped in Dead Politicians Take On a Live One: Donald Trump

Experts assembled by the author David McCullough and the filmmaker Ken Burns are speaking with alarm on Facebook about the presidential candidate’s place in American history.

Let Ken Burns explain Chicago's history on this tour

Get an in-depth look at the Windy City’s history and culture in a special event that focuses on themes from three of Ken Burns' series: “Prohibition,” “Jazz" and "Frank Lloyd Wright." The five-day tour, presented by Burns and Tauck tour company, offers a look at the years 1871 to 1933, a pivotal...

Trump Helped Railroad 5 Innocent Black Teens in 1980s

The documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who made the film The Central Park Five about five black teens wrongly convicted of assaulting a white woman in New York City, recalls the role Donald Trump played in the rush to convict them. "He...Show More Summary

Ken Burns: Evangelicals back Trump even though ‘he lusts after his own daughter – how is that Christian?’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with the Daily Beast on a retrospective of his films, acclaimed documentarian Ken Burn spent the majority of his time discussing the candidacy of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and what it says about America. Burns was promoting the SundanceNow Doc Club collection...

Ken Burns: Trump Is No Christian

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

The acclaimed documentarian discusses how Trumps demagoguery, race in America, and more. A retrospective of his films is currently streaming at SundanceNow Doc Club.

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