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What Critics Are Saying About the Ken Burns Documentary on the Trump Administration

Sarah Hutto writes humorous testimonials to the power of an imagined Ken Burns documentary about Donald Trump and his Presidential Administration.

Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns’ Write-Hand Man, To Receive WGA East Career Honor

Geoffrey C. Ward, whose 150 hours of documentary writing on PBS include on Ken Burns’ The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Jazz and most recently WGA-nominated The Vietnam War, will be awarded the WGA East’s Ian McLellan Hunter Award for Career Achievement. Show More Summary

Tweets, sexual abuse and racial divides shook the entertainment industry and beyond in 2017

It was a year we couldn’t have fathomed, a year of strife and weirdness, a time of wild tweets and endless scandal, when movies gave us reflection, Ken Burns jolted us back to Vietnam, and the entertainment industry was shaken by sexual abuse accusations that raised disturbing questions about what’s...

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part documentary film, The Vietnam War (2017), will be the centerpiece for many conversations this fall for veterans, protestors, historians, and others seeking answers to the what, why, and how questions.

The Producer Helping Show the Vietnam War in a New Light

In Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's “The Vietnam War,” Ho Dang Hoa shaped the Vietnamese side of the story.

Olive Garden Fanatics Name Their Child Olivia Garton

Plus, documentarian Ken Burns apparently loves Guy Fieri, and more food news Italian-ish chain Olive Garden is celebrated by many for its endless salad and breadsticks. A wife and husband in Arkansas love the OG so much, they’re naming their first child Olivia Garton. Show More Summary

Ken Burns’ ‘The Vietnam War’ Averaged 6.7M Viewers, Reached 34M In Live + 7, For PBS

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's documentary The Vietnam War averaged 6.7 million viewers across its 10 nights in Live + 7 Day stats, PBS announced Thursday morning. The epic doc enjoyed a reach of just under 34 million. These ratings results...Show More Summary

When Trump goes to Vietnam, I hope he can learn something from Ken Burns, Le Ly and me

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

How the president should have prepared for his trip to my birthplace.        

Vietnam Catharsis: Welcome Release From Burns and Novick | Blatant Berry

I’m certain I am not the only American who has finally achieved the catharsis we needed for so long by watching PBS’s production The Vietnam War, the great film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The tragedy of the events and the emotions many of us have borne since have finally been given release and relief in this newest archival work of art. Show More Summary

Kindly Uncle Shelby

It’s not news that Shelby Foote, who dominated Ken Burns’s The Civil War, was a straightforward apologist for the Confederacy: I’m guessing the follow-up question wasn’t “What do you think the best example of principled Confederate support for states’ rights was — their strong support for a federal Fugitive Slave Act or demand for a […]

Debate over Ken Burns Civil War doc continues over decades

From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has been a popular sensation and subject of debate. The 11-hour, nine-part series premiered in September … Click to Continue »

New tour of the West follows itinerary crafted with filmmaker Ken Burns

Where in the West would documentary filmmaker Ken Burns recommend you visit? Burns and Connecticut-based Tauck travel company have crafted a Mythic West tour to Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone that’s equal parts cultural history and natural wonders. Yellowstone National Park and the Teton Mountains...

Historians Clap Back At The Trump Administration’s Civil War History

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Writers and historians like Ken Burns have a lot to say about John Kelly’s understanding of the Civil War.

Filmmaker Ken Burns Reminds John Kelly What Caused The Civil War: Slavery

WASHINGTON — Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has weighed in on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s controversial comments about the Civil War, saying that while many factors contributed to the conflict, one caused it: slavery.

Filmmaker Ken Burns Reminds John Kelly What Caused The Civil War: Slavery

President Donald Trump's chief of staff said Monday a “lack of an ability to compromise" triggered the war.

Sarah Sanders Claims John Kelly Learned Civil War Nonsense From Ken Burns. She’s Probably Right.

We would like to believe that nice Ken Burns could not depict the same ideas as nasty John Kelly.

The excellent Vietnam documentary series is a reminder that we need to learn from history

Picture credit: The CIA In Ken Burns’ documentary on the Vietnam War, President Kennedy is quoted as saying: “We don’t have a prayer of staying in Vietnam.  These people hate us.  But I can’t give up a piece of territory like that to the Communists and then get the people to re-elect me.”  LBJ felt […]

‘Watching Boston Grow’ Treasures The City’s Past

By Jacob Oller It’s like a timelapse met Ken Burns in an old library, but fun. arrison Jeffs and Sebastian Crank’s tribute to the history of Boston takes photos of the 387-year-old city from the 1930s, when things resembled modernity, and found the exact angle and location each was shot. Show More Summary

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