New this week: 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and 'Goodnight Mommy'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Little Big Town and Marcus Mumford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns with high stakes for the future of Gilead, and twin brothers go to their mother’s house for a stay but find something is off about her in the film “Goodnight Mommy.”.
America's failures in response to the Holocaust
A new PBS documentary series by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, "The U.S. and the Holocaust," examines how United States policy was not always an open door for Jews in Europe who sought to flee Nazi persecution before and during World War II.cbsnews.com
David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89
David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died.
New this week: 'Only Murders in the Building,' 'More Power'
This week’s new entertainment releases include a new album from Imagine Dragons, the reuniting of “Home Improvement” sitcom buddies Tim Allen and Richard Karn for “More Power” and the return of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as unlikely crime-solving New York City neighbors in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building.”.
Grand Rapids mayor part of national unity campaign with Garth Brooks, Ken Burns, other celebrities
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is taking part in a nationwide campaign to foster unity that features Ken Burns, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton and more. “I think we can all look to President Ford as a model both for a model as an individual, an individual of integrity but also a leader. “So that’s what makes Grand Rapids special. “It is no accident that this museum should be located where it is, or that its front should reflect the city of Grand Rapids,” Ford said in the speech. Read more:These Michigan universities are among the best in the world, U.S. News ranking saysCensus shows Michigan’s once-endangered Kirtland’s warbler is thrivingUPS hiring 600 seasonal workers in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoomlive.com
Honor Your Hometown campaign puts Mackinac Island’s ‘magical charm’ in spotlight
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI - A new nationwide campaign designed to encourage people to come together and “Honor Your Hometown” is shining a light on Mackinac Island and its long-serving mayor, Margaret Doud. In Michigan, this includes videos featuring the mayors and scenery of Grand Rapids and Mackinac Island. In a video shot to go along with the campaign, Doud can be seen riding in one of Mackinac’s iconic horse-drawn carriages, talking about the island’s “magical charm” that draws visitors by the ferry-load. “It’s always been called a gathering spot.”But more than that, Mackinac Island also has a small-town, caring quality that is at the core of this place, which is home to 500 year-round residents, the mayor said. For more information and to see the links to all the inaugural Honor Your Hometown videos, you can visit www.honoryourhometown.com.mlive.com
Ken Burns on America, selling his first film, PBS's long deadlines and more
The filmmaker known for his exhaustive documentaries on American subjects gives Scott Pelley a glimpse into how his films are made, the message he wants to convey with them and how he became the person he is today.cbsnews.com
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 4/11
Hosted by Lee Cowan. In our cover story, Erin Moriarty reports on the Sackler family, whose name has become a controversial flashpoint in the opioid epidemic. Also: John Dickerson sits down with former House Speaker John Boehner, who has written a scorching memoir, "On the House"; Mark Whitaker interviews documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their PBS series on Ernest Hemingway; Lesley Stahl talks with Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty about her new biography of first lady Nancy Reagan; Michelle Miller interviews Jamie Foxx and his daughter, Corinne, who are collaborating on a new Netflix comedy series, "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!"; and Mark Phillips looks back on the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died this week at age 99.cbsnews.com
PBS chief defends filmmaker Ken Burns, touts diversity
FILE - Ken Burns, director of the PBS documentary series "Country Music," takes part in a panel discussion during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on July 29, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Speaking Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, to the Television Critics Association in a virtual Q&A, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger rejected a filmmakers claim that public TVs long relationship with Burns has come at the expense of diversity. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The chief executive of PBS rejected a filmmaker’s argument that public TV's 40-year relationship with documentarian Ken Burns has come at the expense of diversity. “We create lots of opportunities for many filmmakers,” Kerger said. "The stuff that’s coming up is incredibly diverse in every sense of the meaning of that word,” Burns said.
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
Yusef Salaam writing memoir about his wrongful imprisonment
NEW YORK – One of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault on a Central Park jogger has a memoir coming out in the spring. The five Black and Latino teens were coerced into confessing to a rape they didn’t commit in 1989. Ken Burns made a documentary about them and Ava DuVernay directed a Netflix series. “One of the most powerful lessons I learned while being wrongfully incarcerated was that instead of going through something, I was going to grow through something," Salaam said in a statement. “Punching the Air,” co-written by Ibi Zoboi, came out in September.
11/8/2020: Counting the Vote, Operation Warp Speed, Ken Burns
11/8/2020: Counting the Vote, Operation Warp Speed, Ken Burns Pennsylvania election officials detail their vote count, share experiences from election week; Then, planning the distribution of a future COVID-19 vaccine; And, Ken Burns speaks with Scott Pelley about how his films are made, the message he wants to convey with them and how he became the person he is today.cbsnews.com
Ken Burns on America, selling his first film, PBS's long deadlines and more
Ken Burns speaks with Scott Pelley"Us," the American struggle to forge union from diversity, has been Ken Burns' obsession since he was 11 years old at the end of this lane in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But it wasn't until his seventh that America returned Ken Burns' affection. Ken Burns' moment came in 1981 with his first subject, the Brooklyn Bridge, which no one thought was a good idea. Ken Burns: And he said, "I bet you blew out your candles as a child, as a boy, wishing she'd come back?" They are, together, the story of a people straining for union, a theme Ken Burns has explored from his very first film which was, after all, about a bridge connecting America to America.cbsnews.com
Ken Burns tells 60 Minutes theme of race in his works was instilled in him as a child
Ken Burns speaks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott PelleyFilmmaker Ken Burns says issues of race are a theme throughout almost all of his documentaries. Scott Pelley profiles Burns on the next edition of 60 Minutes, Sunday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., ET and 7 p.m. PT on CBS. "I told people that 'Baseball' was the sequel to 'The Civil War,' and I meant it. "How we play games, and the nature of immigration, and the exclusion of women, and popular culture, and advertising, and heroes, and villains, and our imagination, and race, and race, and race are who we are." Pelley interviewed Burns in Walpole, New Hampshire, where he lives and works on numerous projects at a time.cbsnews.com
Chandra Bozelko: You deserve a prison education
It makes sense; theres no way that a few secondary education classes in prison can make up for the knowledge lost in years of missed school. Higher education has the most potential for impact: Its reported to reduce recidivism by almost half. Thats why higher education in prison doesnt cheat taxpayers - it rewards them. There are several reasons why the cost of higher education rose; prison education isnt among them. We should invest in prison education not necessarily because inmates are worth it, but because you are.monroenews.com
College Behind Bars airing on Detroit Public TV Nov 25-26
Through the personal stories of the students and their families, the film reveals the transformative power of higher education and puts a human face on Americas criminal justice crisis. It raises questions we urgently need to address: What is prison for? Who among us is capable of academic excellence? How can we have justice without redemption? Tune in Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26 at 9pm ET on Detroit Public TV.detroitpbs.org
Ken Burns on the love and loss of 'Country Music'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Ken Burns, the renowned documentarian known for bringing American history to vivid life, debuts his latest effort on Sunday, "Country Music." "We say about country music, 'Oh, it's about pickup trucks and good ole boys and hound dogs and six packs of beer.' "We tend to think of country music as one thing, but it's always been many things," says Burns. In Burns' view, the genre has also minted some of the finest songwriters in popular music, country or otherwise. That's country music."
Ken Burns on children's book, lashing out against Trump
Filmmaker Ken Burns has spent more than 35 years telling America's story in documentaries, but now he's releasing his first children's book called "Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents." Burns joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the inspiration behind the book as well as his latest political project, Historians on Donald Trump, which addresses why the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign is "so troubling from a historical perspective."cbsnews.com
Ken Burns: Circus-style American presidential elections not new
Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says Americans today are quick to make instantaneous judgments in the political arena. Yet put into larger context, today's circus-style run-up to the presidential elections is no dirtier than years past.cbsnews.com
Ken Burns burst into tears during HD remake of "The Civil War"
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says he burst into his tears while converting his 1990 PBS doc “The Civil War” into ultra high definition. Overwhelmed by new details, Burns says the new release has reminded him of the centrality of the war between states.cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, September 14
Open: This is Face the Nation, September 14 The latest on the fighting in Iraq and Syria, the domestic violence controversy facing the NFL, and the latest Ken Burns documentary, with Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Ken Burns, and others.cbsnews.com