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Prohibition Is Coming: A Chat With Filmmaker Ken Burns

Imbibe | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

Ken Burns' most recent film, Prohibition, takes on the temperance movement, and with stunning archival footage and the voices of famous actors, breathes new life into the era.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Discover Facts About the Prohibition Era, Presented By PBS

Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

The culmination of nearly a century of activism, Prohibition was intended to improve, even to ennoble, the lives of all Americans, to protect individu...

Sneak Peek: 'Prohibition'

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

Prohibition, Ken Burns' newest PBS documentary, premiering October 2, opens with a telling quote from Mark Twain. "It is the prohibition that makes an...

Exploring The Career Of Missouri Artist Thomas Hart Benton

Jane Chafin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

I recently read an article about a 1951 Thomas Hart Benton painting that sold for nearly $1.9 million at a Southeby's auction. The painting, Flood Dis...

The Civil War Rages On...In Books, Music and DVD

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books
Michael Giltz

THE CIVIL WAR RAGES ON...A RUNDOWN OF NEW BOOKS, MUSIC AND CLASSIC DVDS Today marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle Of Fort Sumt...

Ken Burns Defends Public Broadcasting

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.07.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Ken Burns has a slew of documentary projects planned for the next six years, and he says they depend on funds from the Corporation ...

This Is Your Brain on Crosswords

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

"_____ comes but once a year. Var." Can you solve this devilish holiday-season crossword puzzle clue? Hint: The correct nine-letter answer starts with a "C" and ends with an "s" -- and it's not "Christmas".

A Jim Tully Revival: Hobo Author Back in Print

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Gladysz

Whether or not Tully's work will strike a chord with contemporary readers remains to be seen. Certainly, readers of Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, William Vollmann or Stephen Elliott will find something of interest in Tully's stories and prose.

Tauck Tour Company & Ken Burns Partner Up For Tours Of National MonumentTour company partners with Ken Burns on park trips

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Ken Burns is partnering with the Tauck tour company to offer trips to national parks, Civil War sites and other destination...

Baseball's Armageddon

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Tonight's debut of Ken Burns' The Tenth Inning comes at the right time for the Nation's sports fans. He begins with a poignant rem...

How I Got Teabaggers to Watch PBS

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Now that PBS knows that millions of Teabaggers watch PBS, I hope that they'll adjust their programming accordingly. Maybe it's time for Ken Burns to do a fourteen-hour miniseries on Glenn Beck.

Wal-Mart's Civil War Battle Gets Bloodier

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

This week, the first shot in a long legal battle over a 138,000 square foot Wal-superstore near the Wilderness Civil War battlefield, a site of immense historic significance, has hit Wal-Mart -- but its just a superficial wound.

That "St. Judy's Comet" Kid: A Dinner Conversation With Harper Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Last year, harper Simon independently released an excellent solo debut that established him as one of the best new singer-songwriters in the genre.

The Portal to Denver's Progress (You're Invited)

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nathan Havey

Denver Union Station: Portal to Progress premieres at the Hayatt Regency on Friday. This new documentary film tells Union Station's story, and the broader narrative of Denver's history.

Room To Grow Revolutionizes Child Care Philanthropy

Michael Macher | Posted 11.16.2012 | Impact
Michael Macher

As America's middle class struggles to adjust to the myriad inconveniences of a shifting economic reality, low-income parents face a far more dire challenge--that of providing their children with basic care.

Late Night War: Kimmel Airs Ken Burns-Style Documentary About Leno/Conan Drama (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

NBC created the Tonight Show in the 1860's, so it's only appropriate that Ken Burns would do a documentary called "The Late Night War." Actually, J...

Christmas Gifts 2009: The Most Beautiful Books Of The Year

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

All of these books are exquisitely made -- designed and produced with passion and creativity. None are boring, nothing to pick up and put down. Each will leave you different than you were before.

Ken Burns To Update 'Baseball' Documentary

Nashua Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WALPOLE, N.H. (AP) -- Filmmaker Ken Burns is updating his documentary "Baseball" to update the series for 2010. The Emmy Award-winning film debuted...

Tell Your Senators to Protect Our National Parks From Global Warming

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.07.2009 | Green
Frances Beinecke

But despite our country's valiant efforts to protect these iconic lands, the national parks are now facing the most powerful threat in their history -- global warming.

America's Best Idea

Edward J. Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Edward J. Murray

Few things attract people to move to a new community like beautiful parks. If there is such a thing as "secular religion" in America, our parks are its chapels.

9 National Parks In Danger (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In light of Ken Burns' documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea and a recent report that lists "National Parks in Peril," we're featuring 9...

Tell Your Senators to Save Our National Parks From Global Warming

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Glacier National Park could lose all its glaciers, Joshua Tree National Park all its Joshua trees and Saguaro National Park all its saguaros, according to a new report on climate change from NRDC.

Ken Burns' National Parks: What's Your Favorite Rocky Mountain Park? (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ken Burns has created yet another cinematic masterpiece with "National Parks: America's Best Idea" which chronicles the history of the United States n...

Reflections on The National Parks Series and Reform

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Over time, I am confident that most of the people who stand in the way of moral progress will be forgotten, just like most of the individuals who stood in the way of John Muir and Steven Mather.

Green News Report: September 29, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's audio report: The long, long road to Copenhagen; An end to government support for fossil fuels; your national parks, 'America's Best Idea.'