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Ken Burns

Birth Name: Kenneth Lauren Burns

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Writer

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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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Ken Burns: Trump On CP5 Is ‘racism 101’
05:50 — Donald Trump continues to insist that the Central Park 5 are guilty even though their convictions were vacated in 2002. Award-winning filmmaker, Ken B (more…)
The Civil War Trailer
01:13 — Acclaimed PBS documentary series examines the causes and effects of the tragic war, as well as individual battles. Nine volumes.
Trump, History, and Demonizing the 'Other'
11:15 — Ken Burns discusses viewing the Donald Trump campaign through the lens of the Holocaust.
Ken Burns' Ken Burns
01:31 — Laurence Fishburne isn't the only celebrity who can dish out sick burns. Documentarian Bobby Roberts has been known to burn some Kens himself.

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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
  • Profession: Filmmaker, Director, Producer, Writer

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