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Ken Burns - 2009 National Book Festival

Ken Burns, producer of groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Ken Burns may be best known for his monumental documentary "The Civil War," which was viewed by more than 40 million people when it premiered in 1990, but he has been producing groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years, including "Baseball," "Jazz" and "The Brooklyn Bridge." He has won 10 Emmy Awards and also been twice-nominated for an Academy Award. His newest project is "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," to be broadcast on PBS in six episodes beginning Sept. 27. His collaborator on the series is Dayton Duncan. Ken Burns lives in New Hampshire.
Length: 44:57

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