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Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017)

TV Movie | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

Tom Hanks hosts a tribute to acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns that explores the breadth and depth of his work, talks to many of his collaborators, and looks at his filmmaking process to understand how he makes American History come to life.
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James Arntz (additional writing) | Eli Brown (additional writing) | Bob Marty | Christina Morano (additional writing) (as Christina Morano Keiser)
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Eli Brown | Jim Hoppin | Christina Morano (as Christina Morano Keiser)
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Mar 6, 2017 (United States)

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Tom Hanks
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Ken Burns
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Sam Waterston
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George Lucas
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Wynton Marsalis
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Yo-Yo Ma
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Meryl Streep
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Henry Louis Gates
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Sarah Burns
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Buck O'Neil
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Buddy Squires
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Barbara Fields
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Lynn Novick
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Josh Lucas
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Geoffrey C. Ward
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David McMahon
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Campbell Scott
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Patricia Clarkson
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John Rothman
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Sarah Botstein
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William Styron
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Barack Obama
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Dayton Duncan
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Michelle Obama
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Paula Kerger
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6.9 / 10 | 30 votes