CONVERSATIONS WITH KEN BURNS

The Better Angels Society has partnered with PBS to present a robust series of virtual discussions on recent films. These conversations feature Ken Burns and a remarkable array of other expert panelists, and aim to emphasize the present-day importance of these histories by delving deeper into their key themes.

View recorded conversations on MUHAMMAD ALI and HEMINGWAY in their entirety below.

Conversations on Ali

ALI, ACTIVISM, AND THE MODERN ATHLETE

FEATURING: Ken Burns, Claressa Shields, Malcolm Jenkins, and Raina Kelley (moderator)

ALI, RACE, AND RELIGION

Featuring: Ken Burns, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Sherman Jackson, and Justin Tinsley (moderator)

ALI ON THE WORLD’S STAGE

Featuring: Ken Burns, Janet Evans, Todd Boyd, Ph.D., and Lonnae O’Neal (moderator)

ALI THE MAN

Featuring: Ken Burns, Rashida Ali Walsh, Howard Bryant, Jesse Washington (moderator)

Conversations on Ernest Hemingway

HEMINGWAY AND WOMEN

Featuring: Joyce Carol Oates, Francine Prose, Edward Mendelson, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY AND BIOGRAPHY

Featuring:Amanda Vaill, Howard Bryant, Paul Elie, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY THE AUTHOR

Featuring: Tobias Wolff, Abraham Verghese, Alan Price, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY, GENDER, AND IDENTITY

Featuring: Mary Karr, Mark Dudley, Lisa Kennedy, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY, THE SEA, AND CUBA

Featuring: Cristina Garcia, Brin-Jonathan Butler, Ann Bocock, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY AND CELEBRITY

Featuring: Lesley Blume, Patt Morrison, Rachel Kushner, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY AND THE NATURAL WORLD

Featuring: Terry Tempest Williams, Jenny Emery Davidson, Sarah Botstein, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY, JOURNALISM, AND WAR

Featuring: Alex Vernon, Melinda Henneberger, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

HEMINGWAY AND CHILDHOOD

Featuring: Verna Kale, Tim O’Brien, Paris Schutz, Lynn Novick, and Ken Burns

DONATE