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2016 History Makers Gala: A Conversation with Ken and Ric Burns

31 minutes 30 seconds

Honored together at the 2016 History Makers Gala, filmmakers—and brothers—Ken Burns and Ric Burns, in conversation with Lynn Novick, discuss their creative philosophies, their love for American history, and the influence of their childhood in Brooklyn on their respective filmmaking careers. Following the interview is a short clip from Ric Burns' documentary ​​The Pilgrims.    


Watch 2012 History Makers honoree Wynton Marsalis share his remarks on​ 2016 honoree, filmmaker Ken Burns, Watch it here

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