Ken Burns to Speak At Boston College Commencement May 18
Burns has been hailed as one of the most influential documentary makers of his or any other generation. His nine-part film “The Civil War” was the highest-rated series in American public television history, attracting an audience of some 40 million during its 1990 premiere. It also popularized his directorial style and the use of such visual elements as archival photographs and newsreels, classic artwork and original footage, combined with narratives culled from period journals, newspapers and other writing — not only by major historical or literary figures, but average Americans.
Burns’ 2007 World War II chronicle, “The War,” won three Emmy awards, was selected for the
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Corcoran is founder of The American City Coalition, a non-profit organization that plans and implements the revitalization of urban neighborhoods, and is a member of the board of the American Ireland Fund.
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Lynch is a member of the board of the
Lynch’s honors and achievements are similarly diverse, including the Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award from the Society of
Benaree Pratt Wiley is principal of the Wiley Group, a firm specializing in strategy, talent management and leadership development. For 15 years, she was president and CEO of The Partnership Inc., an organization that strengthened