Ken Burns

The Vietnam War

Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I was of a generation of American kids that was not taught about Vietnam. Sure, some kids had fathers that fought or even died there. Some of our classmates were refugees from the war, who showed up in our elementary school classrooms to start over in a new …

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The Dust Bowl

Ken Burns, who has a pretty darn great job if you ask me, returns with his latest epic chronicle of America. This time he sets his sights on The Dust Bowl, the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history. As recent times have equated the modern Recession with the Great Depression, it is humbling to …

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Next up for Ken Burns – The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

An Evening with Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan Monday April 20, 2009 Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA Ken Burns is a bonafide rock star with the PBS crowd. Known for epic documentaries about all types of American history, from Jazz, to Baseball, to The Civil War, he is one of the few documentarians who is actually …

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