Ken Burns

Ken Burns, award-winning filmmaker whose career spans over 20 years of nationally acclaimed documentaries: Mr. Burns is the director, producer, co-writer, chief cinematographer, music director and executive producer of the landmark television series The Civil War. The series attracted an audience of 40 million - the largest PBS audience ever - during its premiere in September 1990. The series garnered more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and the Peabody Award. Mr. Burns' other documentaries covered subjects ranging from the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was nominated for an Academy Award, to baseball and Mark Twain. He is a 1975 graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and co-founder of Florentine Films.