Ken Burns newest documentary looks at the history of Cancer

The filmmaker who brought us The Roosevelets, The Civil War, and The National Parks tackles the history of cancer in Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. Ken Burns' three-part, six-hour documentary, produced by Barak Goodman, tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Prior to premiering on WXXI-TV at the end of this month, special excerpts from the documentary will screen at The Little Theatre on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by WXXI news reporter Michelle Faust. We hope you'll join us.

In conjunction with film, Burns has launched a national Story Wall at and invites individuals to share their stories about how cancer has affected them. WXXI has partnered with the Rochester chapter of the American Cancer Society and B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge to help encourage those in our community to share their stories.