Ken Burns

“We’re looking right down the muzzle of that gun," the filmmaker said of America's future.
The filmmaker's next project is about how Ali "intersected with all of the most important issues of the second half of the 20th century."
The storied filmmaker believes the U.S. is in the midst of its fourth great crisis, following the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II.
The “far, far left,” “far, far right” and “third- and fourth-rate academics” are all wrong about America’s most famous documentary filmmaker. Just ask him.
Writers, historians and documentarians like Ken Burns have a lot to say about Chief of Staff John Kelly’s understanding of the Civil War.
President Donald Trump's chief of staff said Monday a “lack of an ability to compromise" triggered the war.
Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com I first “met” Noam Chomsky in 1969 by reading these words of his about the My Lai massacre
I started posting blogs on the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary, "Vietnam War" last Sunday. These are just the ruminations
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary on the Vietnam War has continued its run on PBS, covering the JFK and early LBJ years
Its first episode can be understood as a sophisticated exercise in empire denial.
Initial excerpts suggest the series isn’t looking to provide definitive answers, perhaps as a way of avoiding political controversy in the Age of Trump.
"There's a reason Abraham Lincoln is on the $5 instead of Alex Trebek."