The University Record, January 30, 1996

Ken Burns will lecture Feb.6

By Bernie DeGroat
News and Information Services 

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, whose credits include "The Civil War" and "Baseball," will discuss his works in a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Michigan Theater. Sponsored by the Program in Film and Video Studies, his talk is part of his "Sharing the American Experience" national lecture series, sponsored by General Motors Corp.

Burns, whose 1990 landmark film "The Civil War" is the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, has won more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Peabody Award and a People's Choice Award.

His 1994 public television series "Baseball," which chronicles America's national pastime from the 1840s to the present, was four-and-a-half years in the making and more than 18 hours in length.

Burns' other works include: "Brooklyn Bridge," "The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God," "The Statue of Liberty," "Huey Long," "The Congress: The History and Promise of Representative Government," "Thomas Hart Benton" and "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio."

He currently is working on a series on the history of the American West and a series of filmed biographies on noteworthy Americans.

For more information on Burns' talk, call the Program in Film and Video Studies, 764-0147.