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Los Angeles Times: Ken Burns turns to ‘Country Music’ for his next PBS docuseries

"There was a moment, however fleeting, when documentary filmmaker Ken Burns thought a change of pace might be in order as he was wrapping up more than a decade of often emotionally draining, logistically nightmarish work on his 10-part, 18-hour exploration of the complex history and bitter legacy of the Vietnam War." READ MORE

DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Lynda and Stewart Resnick

Lynda and Stewart Resnick pledged a generous $1 million gift to The Better Angels Society to further the educational outreach associated with Ken Burns’ PBS documentary, The Vietnam War.  Continuing their long-standing commitment to strategic and impact-driven philanthropic work, the Resnicks’ gift ensured that high schools across America are equipped with the curriculum developed to

DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Lynch Foundation

For the last 25 years, The Lynch Foundation has focused its efforts on assisting educational and cultural programs, in addition to historical preservation. When Carolyn Lynch and Ken Burns met in 2009, it seemed only a matter of time before the foundation would pledge support to his work through The Better Angels Society. Carolyn and

Tennessean: FIRST LOOK: Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ Documentary

"Through his lens, he's made epic explorations into 'Baseball,' 'Prohibition' and several 20th-century wars. Next year, documentary giant Ken Burns will take audiences on a 16-hour journey through 'Country Music.' The eight-part film is set to premiere on PBS in the fall of 2019 and has been in the works for six years. It's only the second Burns project

Ken Burns Launches Unum

"Filmmaker Ken Burns today announced the launch of UNUM, a new digital destination where users can access clips from across Burns's films, explore themes that run through American history - including Leadership, Race, Innovation, and War - and relate them to issues of the present. UNUM builds on the vision behind the award-winning Ken Burns

Hemispheres: War Stories

"In a culture of flash-in-the-pan internet sensations, of insta-memes and GIFs as news, the long-form, episodic films of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick serve as sweeping acts of defiance. While everyone else is rushing to judgment, time is on their side." READ MORE