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The War: Shaping Our Greatest Generation

Ken Burns at The City Club of Cleveland


CLEVELAND: Ken Burns, who has been making documentary films for more than thirty years, will share his insights about “The War”, his newest film, which honors and celebrates the bravery, the endurance, and the sacrifice of the generation of Americans who lived through what will always be known simply as The War at noon on Tuesday, April 10 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland.


“The War”, a seven-episode series premiering on PBS stations in September 2007, examines the myriad ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.

Since the Academy Award nominated “
Brooklyn Bridge” in 1981, Burns has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Historian Stephen Ambrose has said of Burn’s films, ‘More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.’

Burns is well known for his style in documentary material, making use of original prints and photographs, and has produced several acclaimed historical and biographical documentaries for television and film. Among his most notable productions were the miniseries “The Civil War” (1990), “Baseball” (1994), and “JAZZ” (2001).

Burns’ documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards and six of his documentaries have been nominated for one or more Emmy Awards. He won three Emmy Awards for “The Civil War”, “Baseball” and “Unforgivable Blackness”.


Tickets for this City Club Special Forum are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.








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