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Filmmaker Ken Burns today announced the launch of UNUM, a new digital destination where users can access clips from across Burns's films and explore themes that run through American history.
According to Nielsen Live +7 data, across the 10 nights of the series, THE VIETNAM WAR reached more than 33.8 million viewers!
Society of Voice Arts & Sciences (SOVAS™) hosted the 2017 Voice Arts® Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Fredrick P. Rose Hall this past Sunday, November 5th. Critically acclaimed documentary film maker Ken Burns was in attendance to accept the prestigious Muhammad Ali Voice of Humanity Honor.
Ken Burns shot to fame in 1990 with “The Civil War,” which drew record audiences for PBS and jump-started a revival of popular interest in the subject. Nearly three decades and more than 20 documentaries later, he is perhaps the nation’s most trusted historical brand, as much an icon of American-ness as baseball (the subject of his nine-part 1994 documentary) and apple pie (one of the few classic American themes he hasn’t taken on). [ Read More... ]
Ken and Ric Burns were honored with the 2016 History Makers Award by the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library. [ Read More... ]
Ken Burns in his four-story barn on his property in Walpole, N.H..
Photo Credit: WBGH-Meredith Neirman