Series: Conversation with Ken Burns
Award-winning, critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns sits down to discuss his work as a historian, storyteller and curator of uniquely American subjects in a new special for PBS viewers. Guided by Peabody Award-winning journalist Don Shelby, Burns looks back on his early childhood experiences and influences that led him to pursue a career as a filmmaker. He shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the actors and notable personalities he’s worked with, stories gleaned from his research, and some of the heartwarming — and heartbreaking — moments with the scores of experts and everyday people he’s interviewed in his more than 35 years of work. A CONVERSATION WITH KEN BURNS is part of special programming premiering by PBS.