Tavis Smiley Show: Special Guest Ken Burns

Tue, 09/15/2009 - 12:30am - 1:00am

Pictured: Host Tavis Smiley

Don't miss Tavis Smiley's interview with filmmaker Ken Burns on Tuesday, September 15 at 12:30 a.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11).
Burns has shaped some of the most celebrated documentaries ever made. His credits include Baseball, Jazz, Unforgivable Blackness, the 15-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. Burns' speaks with Tavis Smiley about his latest project is the six-part documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, which premieres on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11) on Sunday, September 27 at 8 p.m.