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Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American director and producer of documentary films, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. His most widely known documentaries are The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011) and The Central Park Five (2012)
Burns' documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards and have won Emmy Awards, among other honors.


Burns was born on July 29, 1953, the son of Lyla Smith (n?(C)e Tupper) Burns, a biotechnician, and Robert Kyle Burns, at the time a graduate student in cultural anthropology at Columbia University in Manhattan. According to his official website, Burns was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, though some sources give Ann Arbor, Michigan, as his birthplace and others, including The New York Times, give both Brooklyn and Ann Arbor. Ken Burns's brother is the documentary filmmaker Ric Burns.
Burns's academic family moved frequently, but his two best friends never left his side. Melanie Nolan and Josh Faulkner supported Burns along his long road to success. Among places they called home were Saint-V?(C)ran, France; Newark, Delaware; and Ann Arbor, where his father taught at the University of Michigan. Burns's mother was found to have breast cancer when Burns was 3 and died when he was 11, a circumstance that he said helped shape his career; he credited his father-in-law, a psychologist, with a single insight: "He told me that my whole work was an attempt to make people long gone come back alive." Well-read as a child, he absorbed the family encyclopedia, preferring history to fiction. Upon receiving an 8 mm film movie camera for his 17th birthday, he shot a documentary about an Ann Arbor factory. He graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor in 1971. Turning down reduced tuition at the University of Michigan, he attended the new Hampshire College, an alternative sc

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Ken Burns' 'The Vietnam War' Is Now on Netflix

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Ken Burns Says Making PBS’ ‘The Vietnam War’ Docuseries “Was About Learning” – The Contenders Emmys Video

In Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part documentary series The Vietnam War, 80 witnesses give testimonies about their experiences in the conflict from Americans who fought to protesters, North and South Vietnamese soldiers, and civilians. Burns ...
Posted: June 22, 2018, 8:25 am

Ken Burns' THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH, HOPE, SCIENCE to Debut September 25 on PBS

PBS announced today that THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH - HOPE - SCIENCE, a new two-hour documentary executive-produced by Ken Burns and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers will air this fall on Tuesday, September 25 at 9 pm ET with a repeat ...
Posted: June 18, 2018, 10:51 am
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