Classroom Q & A with Ken Burns

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Teachers, we hope you will bring your class and join us for a live discussion with Ken Burns!

This event is specially designed for our middle school to high school students! PBS will deliver a memorable experience that allows students to form deeper, more personalized connections to the Vietnam War era through asking live questions with Ken Burns.

REGISTER via EventBrite HERE


Speaker Bio
Ken Burns has been making documentary films for almost 40 years. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Burns has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil WarBaseballJazzThe Statue of LibertyHuey LongLewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of DiscoveryFrank Lloyd WrightMark TwainUnforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack JohnsonThe WarThe National Parks: America’s Best IdeaThe Roosevelts: An Intimate History; Jackie Robinson; andmost recently, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.

His newest film, The Vietnam War, a 10-part, 18-hour series co-directed by long-time partner Lynn Novick, aired on PBS in September 2017. Click here to learn more about Ken Burns.


This event is organized by PBS, WSKG, and presenting partners. By registering, you are allowing these event organizers to contact you.

This virtual professional learning opportunity is powered by OVEE: a shared media viewing experience. Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

Through OVEE, filmmakers, educators, public media stations and other partners create online screenings that bring together fans, students, subject experts and special guests to watch streaming media and chat live in a virtual theater. The OVEE chat enables them to discuss the topic, share resources, and ask questions of panelists and experts featured in the video.

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