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Thursday, Sep. 9, 2021
Considering the number of movies, documentaries and other entertainment vehicles made about Muhammad Ali, it would seem that — much like the former heavyweight champion at the end of his 1971 fight against Joe Frazier — there's not much left to offer that's fresh.
Will Smith played Ali....
Monday, Sep. 24, 2018
After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too.
Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Rochester,...
Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017
Filmmaker Ken Burns views the Vietnam War as a virus that infected Americans with an array of chronic illnesses — alienation, a lack of civil discourse, mistrust of government and each other. And he hopes his new documentary can be part of a cure.
"What if the film was just an attempt at...
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017
Ken Burns and Trent Reznor would seem two unlikely collaborators, but both describe their recent work on the upcoming PBS documentary on the Vietnam War as among the most satisfying of their careers.
Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails singer and Academy Award-winning film score composer with...
Friday, Apr. 8, 2016
PBS' documentary on the life of Jackie Robinson gets most interesting when the gloves and bats are put away for good.
The two-part film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon airs Monday and Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT on most PBS stations. The first part details Robinson's early...
Friday, Sep. 4, 2015
Ken Burns is looking back at his series "The Civil War" as PBS prepares to air a remastered edition 25 years after the network first aired the landmark 1990 documentary.
"It speaks to what we're going through today," Burns says of the series which is...
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015
There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."
"We're not really honest with each other," filmmaker Ken Burns said. "We know about heart...
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014
Behold this saga of bygone titans, a trio on an epic scale who share the same name.
The latest magnum opus from Ken Burns, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," premieres on PBS as a seven-night, 14-hour extravaganza airing Sunday through Saturday (...
Thursday, May. 8, 2014
PBS said Thursday its fall season will open with a binge-viewing opportunity: a seven-part Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelt political dynasty.
"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," will air as two-hour episodes over seven nights, beginning...