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    Why It's Time to Remove the Stigma That Follows Ken Burns

    It is no small irony that a new film by Ken Burns, the director who has done more than any other to infuse life into the past, gets treated, by some, like an already-ossified product upon release. Why do many of us give the latest work by Burns the same attention as the year’s edition of the Old Far...

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    5 Daily Tech Stories That Filmmakers (and Film Fans) Must Read: Top Indies in iTunes, Cheapest 4K Camera and More

    A new Ken Burns app, the cheapest 4K camera on the market and more tech news for filmmakers and film fans.

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    Documentarian Ken Burns Now Comes in iPad App Form

    Ken Burns, the documentarian behind PBS standards like "The Civil War," "Baseball," "Jazz" and the more recent "The Central Park Five," has launched a new iPad app today covering over two centuries of American history through selected clips from his film library.

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    Ken Burns is Making a Documentary About Country Music

    The tireless documentarian Ken Burns has a new project in the works for PBS -- "Country Music," set for 2018, to be directed by Burns, who'll produce alongside writer Dayton Duncan, Burns' longtime producing partner.

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    Watch: Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Spacey and Other Celebs Interviewed in 92nd Street Y's Free Online Archive

    Manhattan's 92nd Street Y is constantly hosting interesting panels and Q&As with actors, directors, musicians, writers and other creative types. Now the non-profit cultural institute is making video and audio recordings of these events available to the public for no charge, The New York Times report...

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    Ken Burns Says 'The Central Park Five' Ten-Year Legal Battle May Finally Be Over

    Speaking with The Huffington Post, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns provided an update to the ongoing Central Park Five civil suit, which is finally seeing some hope after its ten-year battle.

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    Ken Burns to Produce PBS Doc 'The Emperor of All Maladies,' Aims to Create a National Conversation About Cancer

    Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns has taken on a project of epic proportions for PBS. "CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies" is based on on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., with whom Burns will be closely collaborating ...

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    Why 'Central Park Five,' Airing on PBS Tonight, Is the Most Important Documentary of Ken Burns' Career

    One of the few documentarians whose name has solidified into a brand, Ken Burns' style has even birthed its own noun: "The Ken Burns Effect" describes that overly familiar technique of zooming and panning across closeups of still images that Burns repeatedly uses in his historical documentaries. The...

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    Ken Burns Is Turning His PBS Doc 'Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise And Fall Of Jack Johnson' Into An HBO Miniseries

    You can't really talk about American documentary filmmakers without mentioning Ken Burns. Practically an institution at PBS, Ken Burns has created sprawling, research heavy, detailed documentaries about monumental moments in the country's history, including "The Civil War," "J...

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    The Central Park Five

    In the wake of his magnificent PBS documentary 'The Dust Bowl,' Ken Burns has a new film opening in theaters that couldn’t be more different yet also explores a dark chapter in recent American history.

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