Ken Burns Shares His American Experience
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns --- who has brought American history and folklore to the American public on subjects that include Thomas Jefferson, Mark Twain, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lewis and Clark, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, the Civil War, baseball, and jazz --- spent several days on campus as this year’s Park distinguished visitor. He conducted master classes on the use of biography in documentary work; documentary making as a career; and race in American history, and gave a public lecture called "Sharing the American Experience." "What," we asked him, "will your next subject be?" "Topics really choose me," he replied. We’ll have to wait and see.
Photo by Richard Killen
A. Ozolins, Ithaca College Office of Publications, 5. Apr. 2002