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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

Hillary So Old

@AceofSpadesHQ pic.twitter.com/bMXeoWpzB8— Arthur Kimes (@ComradeArthur) April 13, 2015 Hillary so old, her prom theme was "Enchantment Under the Pharaohs." Hillary so old, Ken Burns keeps following her around with a group of fiddlers. Hillary so old, her main concern in...

Remiss About Remission

Last week millions of television viewers watched the Ken Burns production of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. It is a magnificent documentary film that is based largely upon Siddhartha Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize winning book. InShow More Summary

PBS to air remastered version of Ken Burns' 'The Civil War'

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. To mark the occasion, PBS is airing a remastered edition of Ken Burns' landmark documentary series "The Civil War....

Top 10 Quotes From The Final Episode of Ken Burns Documentary: 'Emperor Of All Maladies'

The third and final episode in the Ken Burns documentary aired last night and is now available through PBS online. The six-hour documentary is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by physician and researcher Siddhartha Mukherjee. As to be expected with any Ken Burns production, the sweep [...]

Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

After binge-watching Ken Burns’ latest 14-hour documentary on the Roosevelts, I moved through the world at its deliberate pace. I was scheduled to meet Burns for breakfast and panned across the restaurant looking for him the way his camera helps you find a young FDR in a Harvard group photo. Show More Summary

Ancient cancer

As I sat on my couch last night, laptop sitting in front of me, I awaited the Ken Burns adaptation of Siddartha Mukherjee’s excellent book The Emperor of All Maladies into a three part television documentary to air on PBS. I’m not sure whether I’ll blog the show or not, but if I do I’ll…

Ken Burns and Siddartha Mukherjee on adapting ‘Cancer’ from page to screen

At a time when documentaries are getting more attention from mainstream moviegoers, Ken Burns, the documentarian behind epics including “The Civil War," “Baseball” and two dozen other films, says the best advice he can offer aspiring...Show More Summary

Ken Burns' 'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies' is a 'detective story punctuated by proof'

The three-part, six-hour documentary series "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" has all the makings of a good novel. There are heroes and villains, hope and despair, twists and turns, a rollercoaster of emotions and a storyline that...Show More Summary

A Film About Cancer That is Also About You 

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns During the first of three episodes of Ken Burns’ latest documentary, former Director of the National Cancer Institute Dr. Vincent DeVita, shares a memory of his aunt who had developed cancer when he was a child. Show More Summary

Ken Burns’ stunning new documentary about cancer: “We’ve always been on the cusp of the cure”

Burns and director Barak Goodman talk to us about the ambitious and personal "Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies"

George and Amal Clooney Dine at Scalinatella; Gina Rodriguez Parties at Beauty & Essex

She dined on the Upper East Side. In New York this week, Q-Tip joined the ranks of those who have visited Kappo Masa recently (despite bad reviews); Katie Couric celebrated Ken Burns at A Voce Columbus; Amanda Seyfried brought her dog to lunch, and Larry David went out to dinner on the Upper East Side, at Philippe. Show More Summary

Join PBS NewsHour to discuss “The Emperor of All Maladies” with Ken Burns

Join PBS NewsHour for an exclusive Twitter chat with Ken Burns to discuss the making of the series, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." Continue reading ? The post Join PBS NewsHour to discuss “The Emperor of All Maladies” with Ken Burns appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Ken Burns’ Latest Subject Is One Nobody Wants to Talk About

The newest documentary from Ken Burns premieres Monday on PBS stations, and unlike topics Burns has tackled in the past — baseball, jazz, the Roosevelts, the National Parks — this time around the subject matter isn’t exactly an easy sell....

PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

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Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why.

Terrence Howard Fights Back Tears Discussing His Mother’s Battle With Cancer in Ken Burns Documentary

Before Terrence Howard reignited his star status as Lucious Lyon on Empire, the actor participated in the upcoming Ken Burns documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. The documentary, which is based on the book written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, aims to shed light on cancer and those who are affected by it.

NEH funds LACMA show on Sri Lanka, Ken Burns film on Vietnam War

The National Endowment for the Humanities will funnel $1.4 million to California museums, university-based scholars and libraries in grants announced this week, including $40,000 for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a touring exhibition on the art of Sri Lanka.

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