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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Ken Burns; Ken Burns; Ken Burns|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gary R Edgerton
|Description:||x, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface and acknowledgments --
Rebirth of a nation : reframing The Civil War (1990) on prime-time television --
Life lessons : learning the basics on Brooklyn Bridge (1982) --
Variations on a theme : American originals, symbols, and institutions --
Creative team as historian : inside the production process on Empire of the air : the men who made radio (1992) --
Whole new ball game : Baseball (1994) and The west (1996) as event TV --
American lives : Thomas Jefferson (1997) and the television biography as popular history --
Ken Burns's America reconsidered : mainstreaming Jazz (2001) for a national audience.
|Responsibility:||Gary R. Edgerton.|
With an inside look at the workings of Burns's Florentine Films production company, a genealogy of Burns's style and sources, and a critical account of Burns the historian, Edgerton shows how Ken Burns's powerful programs define our sense of America's past and present. Ken Burns's America will be essential reading for history buffs and viewers of Burns's immensely popular television documentaries."--BOOK JACKET.