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Ken Burns

Birth Name: Kenneth Lauren Burns

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY

Birthday: July 29, 1953, Leo

Profession: Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Writer

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Billy Bob Thornton, Juliana Margulies

Matt Roush's 10 Best TV Shows of the Year

1. FargoYou betcha we loved FX's sensational miniseries, inspired by the iconic film, which triumphantly mined new depths of icy evil amid heartfelt humanism. Noah Hawley's fable gave fabulous star turns to Billy Bob Thornton (a hit man), Martin… Read more

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The Central Park Five - Trailer 1
02:26 — The story of the men who were wrongfully convicted for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park. The film examines how the legal system's rush to jud (more…)
Ken Burns Examines Life of Jackie Robinson
07:09 — Ken Burns' new two-part PBS documentary looks at the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the MLB. Burns joins Morning Joe t (more…)
Larry's Cinco De Mayo Celebration & President Obama's Trip to Flint, MI
04:19 — Grace Parra educates Larry about Cinco de Mayo, and President Obama visits Flint, MI, to calm residents' fears about the city's contaminated water cri (more…)
Ken Burns Reveals Jackie Robinson Love Story, History As a Civil Rights Pioneer
04:50 — Best known for such documentaries as “The Civil War,” filmmaker Ken Burns is now turning his attention to “Jackie Robinson,” a documentary focused on (more…)

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New Season Reviews: Red Band Society, Mysteries of Laura

One of the trickier balancing acts of the season is being performed by Fox's Red Band Society (Wedne…

Lauren Ambrose
Weekend Review: Here Come The Roosevelts — and More Zombies

Every few years, in a pattern established by his emblematic 1990 breakthrough The Civil War, documen…

Allison Tolman, Bob Odenkirk
Tuesday TV: You Betcha, Fargo's Terrific

There's no place quite like the twisted heartland of FX's Fargo (Tuesday, 10/9c), a marvelous 10-epi…

Bryan Cranston
Top Moments: Breaking Bad's Stunning End, NCIS' Ziva Goodbye, Scandal's Reveal

Our top moments of the week: 14. Double Trouble Award: In the first episode of Welcome to the Famil…

Ken Burns
PBS, Ken Burns Team Up for Cancer Documentary

PBS is teaming up with filmmaker Ken Burns to adapt Siddhartha Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize-winning bo…

Ashley Rickards, Brett Davern
The Tuesday Playlist: Brilliantly Awkward, Central Park Five, Deadliest Catch

How did any of us survive high school? Forget grades. We're talking insecurities, anxieties and soci…


  • Birth Name: Kenneth Lauren Burns
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Birthday: July 29, 1953, Leo
  • Profession: Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Writer

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