The Better Angels Society supports documentary films by Ken Burns and is dedicated to continuing his legacy. Our mission is to ensure historically significant films are completed, broadcast, promoted, and shared in ways that reach and inform as many people as possible through robust educational outreach. 

We are also working to ensure that the next generation of documentary filmmakers who have been inspired by Ken Burns and his team receive the education, mentoring, training, and support they need to continue his legacy. 

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More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.
— Stephen Ambrose, Historian