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Ken Burns’ Civil War

Joseph Lyons – November 2, 2012

In anticipation of Ken Burns’ return to campus on November 29, please join us this Sunday (11/4) at 4:00 p.m. in the Planetarium to watch episode 1 of Burns’ award-winning film, The Civil War. When it was released in 1990, The Civil War was the highest rated series in the history of American Public Television and won many awards, including two Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards. The New York Times called the film a masterpiece and declared that with its release Ken Burns “takes his place as the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation.” Come see why this Sunday. (

Source: Ken Burns and PBS. PBS, 3 Nov. 2010. Web. 2 Nov. 2012.)