Tavis Smiley Show: Special Guest Ken Burns

Wed, 09/16/2009 - 12:30am - 1:00am

Pictured: Host Tavis Smiley

Ken Burns appears on the Tavis Smiley show on Wednesday, September 16 at 12:30 a.m. on WXXI-Tv (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11) to speak about the upcoming National Parks series. Burns has shaped some of the most celebrated documentaries ever made. His credits include Baseball, Jazz, Unforgivable Blackness, the15-hour miniseries The War and the landmark The Civil War, which earned two Emmys and was the highest-rated miniseries in the history of public television. At age 22, the Brooklyn native formed Florentine Films after earning his B.A. at Hampshire College. His latest project is the six-part documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, which premieres on Sunday, September 27 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11).