ken burns

  • "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" wraps tonight on PBS. Photo from Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
    September 19, 2014   BY newsdesk 

    As “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” wraps tonight on PBS, we were wondering, out of the 25 films Ken Burns has created, which would you recommend if you could only pick one? Continue reading

  • The Roosevelts
    September 17, 2014   BY Margaret Myers 

    If you’ve been watching the epic documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated characters who suffered immense loss, and who cultivated the strength and confidence to lead the country through periods of great transition and great tragedy. But would these historical characters succeed if they were in today’s hot political climate? Filmmaker Burns doesn’t think so. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2007  

    After much pressure, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns agreed to add stories about Hispanics’ role in World War II to his documentary, “The War.” A Latino history professor and a film festival CEO give their views. Continue reading