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Ken Burns, on the American Prairie Reserve

2 days agoNews : James Fallows

I’ve mentioned several times how interested I’ve been in the American Prairie Reserve, in northern Montana. (And, yes, this is what I’d prefer to talk about on this latest primary-election night.) The beauty of the place is obvious, though still surprising to see in person. Show More Summary

America’s best idea, back on TV all this week

For the next six nights, PBS will re-air the Ken Burns series The National Parks: America's Best Idea, which explores the birth and evolution of the parks. Read this story »

Great Job, Internet!: Captain America: Civil War gets the Ken Burns treatment

For Marvel and Disney, Captain America: Civil War is the hugely expensive tentpole film that will pit ridiculously costumed weirdo against ridiculously costumed weirdo. But consider for a moment the plight of the average, non-superheroic citizen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Show More Summary

Arts & Culture Top Stories: Newsweek in Review

From Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson documentary to a review of Iggy Pop's possible last tour, here's a look at the top arts and culture stories of the past week. 14 Celebrities Explain Why They Support Donald Trump (Or Not) Newsweek asked...Show More Summary

Jackie Robinson Myth-Busting Gone Wrong

In his excellent new documentary on Jackie Robinson, which premiered on PBS this week, Ken Burns contends that one of the most enduring images of racial brotherhood in sports—Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Pee Wee Reese, a white Kentuckian,...Show More Summary

A Troubling Myth About Jackie Robinson Endures

The new Ken Burns documentary about the baseball player repeats a false rumor about Kenesaw Mountain Landis

TV highlights: PBS airs the Ken Burns documentary ‘Jackie Robinson’

Monday, April 11, 2016 | Syfy introduces “Hunters,” following “The Magicians’” finale.

In Part 2, Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson film focuses on battle for equality

After establishing how proud Jackie Robinson was of his race, how important equality was to him, and how hard he fought against prejudice and persecution, part one of Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson documentary recounts his path to becoming the first black man to play in the major leagues. Show More Summary

9 Things We Learned From Ken Burns's Incredible Jackie Robinson Documentary

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

On Monday night, PBS premiered the first two hours of Ken Burns's latest documentary, Jackie Robinson. The film takes a look at the life of one of the 20th century's most misunderstood icons. Since breaking Major League Baseball's color...Show More Summary

Turns Out, Ken Burns Is Almost As Good at Burning Kens As He Is at Making Magnificent Documentaries About American History

In what might be his Colbertiest segment yet, Stephen Colbert brought Ken Burns on to his show this week to reveal a surprising fact: His real name is Bobby Roberts; they only call him "Ken Burns" because he's great at totally destroying guys named Ken with vicious insults. Ken Jennings? Roasted.... More »

Ken Burns Unleashes Some Sick 'Ken Burns' To The Other Kens Out There

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns stopped by "The Late Show" recently and laid out some devastating burns. But only to other Kens. He has a very focused rage. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

In Part 1, Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson film defines the man, not the baseball icon

“If I had a room jammed with trophies and awards, and a child of mine came to me and asked what I had done in defence of black people, and I had to tell that child that I had kept quiet, I would have to mark myself a total failure at...Show More Summary

What's On Tonight: Desegregating baseball is somehow the less fascinating half of Jackie Robinson’s story

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Tuesday, April 12. All times are Eastern. Top picks Jackie Robinson (PBS, 9 p.m.): Yes, yes, this is the second half of a four-hour Ken Burns documentary on the man who broke baseball’s color line,...Show More Summary

O’Reilly: ‘America Gets a Bad Rap’ on Race Relations

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

During a discussion with documentarian Ken Burns tonight, Bill O'Reilly expressed some astonishment at how many Americans still think racism and fracturing race relations are big problems.

TONIGHT: Ken Burns Documentary 'Jackie Robinson'

More than one reviewer has pointed out that this documentary isn't just about Jackie Robinson, it's about Black Lives Matter. Check local listings for your PBS station.

Black Lives Matter is What Ken Burns' New Jackie Robinson Doc is Really About

Jackie Robinson is the title and subject of documentarian Ken Burns’ newest work, a two-parter debuting on PBS on April 11, and he says it’s as much about the contemporary Black Lives Matter Movement as it is about baseball. Read more...

Ken Burns' "Jackie Robinson" Premieres April 11 on PBS

This past January, Ken Burns was in Pasadena for two reasons: as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade grand marshal, promoting both the parade's theme of "Find Your Adventure" and the April re-broadcast of his 2009 series "National Parks:...Show More Summary

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