THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS LAVINE/KEN BURNS PRIZE FOR FILM LAUNCHES MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR HISTORY DOCUMENTARIANS

The Better Angels Society and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation today announced The Better Angels/Lavine Fellowship, a new mentorship program for history documentary filmmakers whose work explores inclusive stories drawn from America’s past. The Fellowship is a new element of the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, an annual award recognizing documentary

Ken Burns on TODAY Show: Coronavirus will be comparable to Great Depression in American history

PBS is releasing the award-winning documentaries of Ken Burns free to students in lockdown. Joining TODAY from his home, Burns says the coronavirus pandemic will be a “hugely important moment” in future American history, comparable to the Great Depression and World War II. He says the crisis offers us “an opportunity to reset, to get

College Behind Bars Airs on PBS on November 25th!

Mark your calendars! On Nov. 25 & 26 at 9/8c, tune-in or stream #CollegeBehindBarsPBS on @PBS. It’s an incredible look at the amazing human potential inside our prisons and the power of education to transform lives. You can stream here: http://pbs.org/collegebehindbars HOW TO WATCH:  The film will be streaming for free on pbs.org for 60 days post broadcast. Station supporters with pbs passport can stream

NYFF Review: ‘College Behind Bars’

NYFF Review: ‘College Behind Bars’ An extraordinary portrait of students in the prison system By Jason Gorber • Published October 10th, 2019 College Behind Bars (USA, 222 min.) Dir. Lynn Novick The first hour of Lynn Novick’s four-part documentary series College Behind Bars plays out pretty much how one would expect this story to be told. [The four-part work

Statement from the The Better Angels Society on the Passing of Cokie Roberts

The Better Angels Society joins Americans all across the country in mourning the loss of Cokie Roberts, who was a friend and an enthusiastic supporter of our work, as well as a member of the newly-established Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film Honorary Committee. Her passion for American history, her lifelong leadership in

Rolling Stone: See Vince Gill’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ From Ken Burns ‘Country Music’ Concert

Country Music: Live at the Ryman, A Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns’ will air on PBS on September 8th By STEPHEN L. BETTS One week ahead of the premiere of Country Music, the eight-part historical documentary by filmmaker Ken Burns, PBS will air Country Music: Live at the Ryman, A Concert Celebrating the Film by

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