I’ve long admired the work of  Ken Burns.  For years he has been the documentary filmmaker that so many others measure themselves when one thinks about presenting our history in a way that makes it immediate and compelling. He approaches his subjects with the utmost integrity and respect. Perhaps best known for his remarkable documentary on the Civil War, his subjects have been wide and varied. His work on Prohibition is to be released soon.  I can’t wait for his documentary on the Vietnam War, which won’t be finished until 2016.  I’ll just have to be patient.  In the meantime, on Tuesday, June 14th, The Common Good brings Ken to speak on this moment in our history and about civility in our political discourse.  What does our history teach us?  It’s at the Paley Center for Media and is open to non members.  Please join us.

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