Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller - American Sampler

(Rochester, NY) –  Join host Tom Hanks for a celebration of filmmaker Ken Burns, whose nearly four-decade career has resulted in some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Featuring interviews with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Doris Kearns Goodwin, George Lucas, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Meryl Streep, Sam Waterston and others, this heartfelt tribute explores the tremendous depth and breadth of Burns’s work and provides an exclusive look at The Vietnam War, the recently aired series directed by Burns and Lynn Novick. Ken Burns: America's Storyteller - American Sampler airs Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Ken Burns: America's Storyteller - American Sampler includes an extended interview with Burns, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his films and providing fascinating insights into his thought process, philosophy and creative methods. Filled with clips, photographs, outtakes and “making of” footage, this new tribute will remind viewers once again of the originality and artistry behind his powerful films.

Pictured: Filmmaker Ken Burns's nearly four-decade career has resulted in some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made
Credit: Courtesy of Justin Altman

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