Find out what’s happening with the Better Angels Society. Sign up here to receive notifications of upcoming events. Check back here to take a look at our gallery of event images.
In the news
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 to center on a musical genre, following 2001's "Jazz."
Suppose you just left a prison after serving, say, 10 years for armed robbery.
Barbed wire, blocks of stone, hulking prison guards and distasteful food that you eat on a timed basis are in your rear-view mirror. You’re feeling a giant sigh of relief, right? Finally a taste of freedom, for sure?
Uh … perhaps, not so fast.
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... ]
Photo Credit: WBGH-Meredith Neirman