Ken Burns

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Kenneth Lauren Burns

Biographical Information[edit]

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is best known among baseball fans for his 1994 Baseball documentary. Running 18 hours, it aired on PBS in nine parts (or "innings"). A "10th inning", covering the time period since the original documentary was made, was released in 2010. He is also known for documentaries The Civil War and Jazz.

On March 15, 2011, he was appointed as one of the 12 members of the Baseball Origins Committee.

On April 11, 2016, the first part of his two-part, four-hour documentary on Jackie Robinson was broadcast on PBS, with Part 2 being broadcast the following day. He directed the feature alongside his daughter Sarah Burns and her husband David McMahon, who are both documentary filmmakers.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jon Weisman: "New documentary focuses on Jackie off diamond: Filmmaker Burns highlights Hall of famer's personal life",, April 11, 2016. [1]