‘Muhammad Ali’ Docuseries From Ken Burns Is a Sweeping Portrait

A new four-part documentary series by Ken Burns paints a sweeping portrait of a man whose life intersected with many of modern America’s most profound changes.

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Stephen B. Oates, Civil War Historian, Dies at 85

In a quartet of biographies, he explored how slavery and racial oppression could exist in a land based on the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

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Bradley Whitford Finds Inspiration in the Theater (and Dog Park)

The star of “The Handmaid’s Tale” talks about the magic sauce of Yo-Yo Ma and Aretha Franklin, and is ready to do some Ken Burns voice-overs.

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Review: ‘Hemingway’ Is a Big Two-Hearted Reconsideration

Ken Burns’s latest documentary, premiering Monday on PBS, traces the complicated connections between the person, the persona and the stories

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They Are Giving Hemingway Another Look, So You Can, Too

Lynn Novick and Ken Burns consider the seminal writer in all his complexity and controversy in their new PBS documentary series.

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I Don’t Want My Role Models Erased

This is how women who covered Vietnam were marginalized in the war’s history.

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He Called His Song ‘American Anthem.’ It Actually Became One.

When President Biden quoted Gene Scheer’s song in his inaugural address, it solidified its transformation from art song to Norah Jones tune on a Ken Burns soundtrack to patriotic hymn.

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Why We Turned to PBS: 50 Reasons Over 50 Years

Over the past five decades, we have invited Monty Python, Julia Child, Barney, William F. Buckley Jr. and Carl Sagan into our living rooms. Sound eclectic? It’s called the Public Broadcasting Service.

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In Praise of PBS, a True Democratic Institution

Next month will mark 50 years of television that aims to educate and unite.

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