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Replying to @KenBurns @LynnNovick
After the bombings, the war quickly came to an end. On August 14, 1945, President Truman announced the Japanese surrender under the terms of the Potsdam Declaration. See how one American town reacted to news of the war's end in this clip from & 's THE WAR:
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Ken Burns Aug 14
Really enjoyed this conversation with , who in back-to-back years won my heart with my and then immediately broke it with the . But all's forgiven now. Thanks for having me, Chris.
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On August 12, 1958, 58 jazz greats gathered on a Harlem stoop to be photographed for . Check out this interactive to learn the story behind the iconic photo (taken by photographer Art Kane) & to hear performances from each musician:
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Ken Burns Aug 12
Three giants. All of us involved with applaud them and Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon Named to Hall of Fame. showed us the way. via
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Kurt Andersen Aug 10
Thank you, ! And thanks in advance to any of you who buy the book, which will be out tomorrow:
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Ken Burns Aug 8
Bernard was a man of character with a brilliant mind and a faith in the power of history to help us build a better future. He will be missed. So glad we were able to interview him for our Franklin and American Revolution films.
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Ken Burns Aug 6
As we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, let us recognize that the fight for equitable access to the ballot is being threatened more today than at any other point in the last five decades. More below on the long struggle for voting rights from .
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Ken Burns Aug 6
Congratulations to , and their team for the nominations for . Film is streaming at
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Ken Burns Aug 6
Some thoughts about the last few months. Hope you can listen.
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Ed Markey Aug 5
I am truly honored to receive the endorsement of , a brilliant, thoughtful documentarian and progressive changemaker.
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Ken Burns Aug 5
Please check out 's free virtual classes this Fall. I had the pleasure of joining in the Spring for a class on constitutional battles amid moments of crisis. Civic education is essential to preserving our democracy.
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Ken Burns Aug 5
Pete Hamill found the poetry in everyday life. I’ll miss his voice, his passion and his artistry. Here’s a clip from with Pete talking about the real Americans. He was a proud one.
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"[Immigrants] made an alloy - a mixture of metals that was tougher than any individual metal. Obviously, they made a better country out of it." Pete Hamill in & 's film, PROHIBITION.
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Ken Burns Aug 2
Replying to @jelani9 @UNUMKenBurns
“Liberty is the individual passion or will to be free.”
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Ken Burns Jul 27
Was so happy to provide a quote for book Youth to Power. Couldn’t be more timely. We need a new generation of activists to help us move forward.
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Ken Burns Jul 26
Hope you can join us tomorrow. The Kalb Report: One for the History Books - A Conversation with Ken Burns on a Turbulent 2020
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Today, the Americans With Disabilities Act turns 30. Learn more in about the history of the disability rights movement — including activists like , who was denied the right to go to school because she used a wheelchair
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Ken Burns Jul 23
is finally here; better late than never.
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Ken Burns Jul 22
America is about the values we choose. Many have complained about a growing military federalism-but only for their agenda.This is what it looks like & I hear not a peep from them about this gross violation of American principles. Read the Declaration!
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Ken Burns Jul 18
John Lewis was one of the greatest men I’ve ever met, always himself, always courageous. We owe him. We need to pick up his standard and complete his mission.
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