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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns to give BYU forum address March 27

“No Ordinary Lives” based on new documentary about World War II

American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will visit Brigham Young University to deliver a forum address Tuesday, March 27, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The forum can be heard live on KBYU-FM and BYU Radio, but will not be rebroadcast.

Burns’ talk will be titled “No Ordinary Lives,” and is based on his new documentary about World War II that will be shown on PBS in September 2007. A question- and-answer session will follow Burns’ address in the Marriott Center arena at noon.

Burns graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., in 1975. In his 30 years of filmmaking, he has worked as director, producer, co-writer, cinematographer, music director and executive producer on many acclaimed historical documentaries and films, including “The Civil War” on PBS and the Academy Award-nominated “Brooklyn Bridge.” Burns also co-founded Florentine Films.

Historian Stephen Ambrose summarized Burns’ contribution to American history when he said, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.”

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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