Good-natured PBS filmmaker Ken Burns says he loves it when David Letterman parodies his work. Watch Dave’s latest “Ken Burns” bit — about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford — right here …
Ken Burns said he wants to tell the story of three of the most famous Roosevelts in an upcoming documentary on one of America’s most famous political families.
Two prominent television figures whose lives were significantly altered by the cancer deaths of loved ones are helping turn a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the history of the disease into a six-hour documentary.
PBS’ fall schedule will examine President John F. Kennedy’s life and his death 50 years ago through a modern lens, part of the network’s increased emphasis on relevance, its programming chief said.
Get ready for Season 24 of “The Simpsons” with this preview of the season premiere — and beyond.
By John Sellers NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – Ken Burns began working on his upcoming PBS documentary “Prohibition” years ago — long before, as he puts it, “Boardwalk Empire” was “a gleam in the eye” of its creator, Terence Winter. Still, Burns doesn’t think the HBO drama has stolen his thunder. “Quite the contrary, I really […]
Keith Olbermann is lining up an all-star team of “progressive” contributors who will appear regularly on his new “Countdown” show on Current TV. He’ll have about 20 such contributors, Olbermann revealed in a tweet this week, but he announced five names late Wednesday: PBS documentarian Ken Burns (an interesting choice since we don’t usually associate […]
NEW YORK – Having already done the Civil War and World War II, Ken Burns is working on a documentary about the Vietnam War. PBS said the 10- to 12-hour film by Burns and longtime partner Lynn Novick will be broadcast in 2016. Burns said his film will tell the human stories of Americans and […]
BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – Who says Red Sox and Yankee fans can’t work together? Witness Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, who just finished a sequel to their 1994 series ‘Baseball‘ — they even seem to like each other. Burns said he thought about revisiting the series when his beloved Red Sox broke a […]
At least one producer is extremely unhappy with the Emmy awards. He’s Thom Beers, executive producer of brawny, blue-collar ‘docudrama’ programs such as ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Black Gold,’ ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ ‘Ax Men’ and about a dozen others. He’s miffed that his signature show, Discovery Channel’s hugely popular ‘Deadliest Catch‘ – which had its most heart-wrenching […]