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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:42

Jackie Robinson' goes deep

Ken Burns documentary a thorough portrait

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It was a horrific crime that made national headlines in 1989; a young woman, jogging late at night through New York City's Central Park, was brutally raped and left to die. After a media-fueled public furor, five young black and Hispanic boys were arrested and interrogated for 30 hours.  Four of the boys confessed to the crime but in a shocking twist 12 years later, the actual rapist, already serving a life sentence for other crimes, admitted that he committed the crime alone which was confirmed with DNA evidence.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012 22:44

Q&A with Ken Burns on 'The Dust Bowl'

Two part film debuts Sunday, 11/18 on PBS

It's been said that more people have acquired their history from Ken Burns than from any other single source.

Over the last 30 years, the award winning documentarian and film maker has crafted definitive portraits on subjects ranging from The Civil War and World War II to baseball, jazz and our National Park System.

His latest film chronicles a catastrophe of Biblical proportions the Dust Bowl of the 1930s that turned vast stretches of the Great Plains into a desert and convinced many of its victims that they were witnessing the end of times.

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