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Coming in September – the PBS series, the Vietnam War

January 20, 2017

In September 2017, The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) will air an 18-hour, 10-part documentary by filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will examine the conflict from all sides. At their official website – http://to.pbs.org/2gMme8N – they tell the story behind their most ambitious film to date. It took six years to make this film and will be the most comprehensive look at the Vietnam War.

Kenneth Lauren “Ken” Burns is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films. 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), The Central Park Five (2012), and The Roosevelts (2014). He was also executive producer of both The West (1996, directed by Stephen Ives), and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015, directed by Barak Goodman)

Burns’s documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards and have won Emmy Awards, among other honors.

Lynn Novick is an American director and producer of documentary films known for mostly for her work with Ken Burns. Among her most notable collaborations with Burns are The War (2007), Baseball: The Tenth Inning (2010). and Prohibition (2011).

 

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