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“Ken Burns’ Ken Burns”: A Playfully Hilarious Parody

“What a lot of people don’t realize is that Ken wasn’t in the Civil War. He didn’t play baseball or jazz. But, he made documentaries about those things.” As public TV fans across the country continue to watch Ken Burns’ … Continue reading

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Watch Ken Burns on The Daily Show

A big national documentary project like The Roosevelts: An Intimate History means more than just a week of great TV on Wisconsin Public Television. It also means we get to see and hear more from filmmaker Ken Burns on a … Continue reading

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New Video Remembers Wisconsin’s Nazi Resistance Hero

Today is Mildred Fish-Harnack day in Wisconsin, an annual day to honor and remember the Wisconsin-born and raised hero who fought the Nazis in Germany and was the only American woman executed on direct orders of Adolf Hitler in World … Continue reading

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Watch the Full Roosevelts Series Online Now

Did you watch the first episode of Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Sunday night? Can’t wait for the rest of the seven-part documentary to air? If you’re a TV binge watcher, won’t be around at the nightly 7 … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt – America’s Real Renaissance Man

“He’s the writing-est president in American history, by far… He’s an intellectual. He read a book a day, sometimes three books in a day if he had some leisure. We think of Jefferson as America’s renaissance man, but it’s really … Continue reading

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