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2014-05-15 16:25:04

Film Taken at 1937 All Star Baseball Game by Harrisburg Native Jimmie DeShong HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Never before seen footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking was unveiled today at the Pennsylvania State Archives. The film was shot in 1937 by Harrisburg native and Major League Baseball pitcher James (Jimmie) DeShong on his 8mm home movie camera. Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett, along with members of DeShong's family unveiled...

2014-04-09 08:28:25

Pulitzer-Winning Keynote Speaker Announces Ken Burns' PBS Documentary on Cancer WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The theme for the just-completed 2014 Community Oncology Conference, Community Oncology 2.0: Blazing a New Way Forward, was borne out by the clinical and business presentations highlighting advances in treating cancer and in paying for cancer care. However, those positives were in stark contrast to the crisis imperiling cancer care as evidenced by cancer clinic...

2014-03-14 23:23:34

Celebrated filmmakers Ken Burns, Brett Morgen, and Erica Huggins are among Hampshire College alumni who will join a broad range of guest artists during a four-week Creative Media Institute this summer. Amherst, MA (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Celebrated filmmakers Ken Burns, Brett Morgen, and Erica Huggins are among Hampshire College alumni who will join a broad range of guest artists during a four-week Creative Media Institute this summer. Led entirely by visiting artists, the Creative Media...

2011-08-19 15:46:00

Burns' "Prohibition" Documentary Raises Questions about Democracy and Role of Government WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, director of the upcoming PBS film series Prohibition, will call for a national discourse on the tenuous relationship between civility and democracy in American history using his new film as a starting point at a National Press Club Speakers Series luncheon on Monday, October 3. (Logo:...

2010-11-11 12:49:00

Award presented at annual gala chaired by Morgan Freeman and sponsored by Bank of America WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives presented its seventh annual Records of Achievement Award to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. The tribute was presented Tuesday night at the Foundation's annual Gala, which was chaired by actor Morgan Freeman. The lead sponsor of the event was Bank of America. (Photo:...

2010-03-09 13:52:00

Annual gala to be held in November 2010 in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for the National Archives will present the seventh annual Records of Achievement Award to Ken Burns, the award-winning filmmaker whose documentaries The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz have broken new ground in historical moviemaking. Burns will receive the award at the Foundation's annual Gala at the National Archives on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 in Washington, DC. This...

2009-09-26 15:42:05

The PBS documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea highlights various U.S. national parks as well as naturalist John Muir, the director says. Director Ken Burns said while making his six-part documentary about the country's national parks, he became enamored with the writings of Muir, who is credited as a pioneer in the preservation of the U.S. wilderness, the Bay Area News Group said Saturday. It's such a great thing to be hit over the head when you're working on a film, Burns said....


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