You can watch the films of Ken Burns for free through June 30
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Looking for stuff to do during these days of quarantine? Ken Burns, one of America’s most prestigious documentary filmmakers (maybe the most prestigious), is offering free access to his award-winning films/series (plus accompanying teaching tools) via PBS through June 30. Many of Ken’s films are related to travel, including The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, which is almost 12 hours long (it’s broken into parts). Others include Prohibition, the 18-hour Baseball epic, and The War, which tells the story of WWII in exceptional detail over 14 hours.

See the whole Ken Burns offering here.

My time with Ken Burns

In 2014, I was fortunate to spend a weekend with Ken Burns in Cooperstown, New York, as a guest of Tauck Tours. Ken came in and gave a talk at a private reception at the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was an amazing experience, as I even played baseball on the Hall of Fame’s field. Hall of Famer Phil Niekro was pitching! Here’s the story of my experience.

Both Ken Burns and Phil Niekro were genuinely nice people on that day, so I’m not surprised that Ken is allowing his work to be streamed for free during these difficult times.

 

 


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