Every Friday this April, watch the incredible miniseries, "Ken Burns: Jazz," a historical look at how Jazz changed the culture of the US and the world. Find out about the early beginnings in New Orleans and how it travled up the Mississippi to Chicago and beyond.
America's most prolific and famous documentarians joins his good friend, the acclaimed classical pianist from Mississippi, and now Ole Miss Artist in Residence, Bruce Levingston for an evening of conversations in Oxford. William Faulkner's library at Rowan Oak is the backdrop for this insightful discussion of filmmaking and history.
Watch an encore episode on Sunday, April 10 at 11:30AM and 5:30PM on MPB TV.
Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line. Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend’s life on and off the field.
JACKIE ROBINSON JACKIE ROBINSON: Preview JACKIE ROBINSON examines the life of the man who crossed baseball’s color line. 4/11-12.
This year, the National Parks system is celebrating their Centennial anniversary. In honor of this celebration, PBS is airing the six-part documentary series "National Parks: America's Best Idea."
The series is directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. As such, it follows in the tradition of Burns's exploration of other American inventions, such as baseball and jazz.
The National Parks The National Parks | Preview The National Parks: America’s Best Idea – A Six-Part Series By Ken Burns