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  • ‘Finding Your Roots': Will Anna Deavere Smith Ever Bring Basil Biggs to the Stage?

    Oct 8, 14 by Cherie Saunders 4 Comments

    *Monday’s episode of “Finding Your Roots 2” had plenty of dramatic revelations for its three subjects…as well as the viewing audience. Who knew that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s great-great-great-great-grandfather was beaten to death by his slave? With a farm hoe… Or that documentarian Ken Burns had an American relative who fought for the British in the […]

  • R&B Legend Kashif Directs 10-part Documentary

    Jul 9, 14 by Brooklyn Boy and LaRita Shelby Leave a comment

    *(Hollywood, CA)  – Six-time Grammy nominee Kashif is elevating from writing and producing million-selling hits for himself, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and George Benson to pursuing his dream come true of directing the unprecedented 10-part Ken Burns-style documentary “The History of R&B Music And It’s Influence On World Culture.” Maximizing his knowledge and experience as […]

  • Jackie Robinson to Get the Ken Burns Treatment

    Jan 21, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Documentarian Ken Burns, who has put his stamp on such topics as the civil war, national parks, jazz, the Central Park Five and most recently prohibition and the Dust Bowl, will next year turn his attention toward baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson. Set for the fall of 2015, the PBS documentary will  span four hours and […]

  • Central Park Five’s Santana: Discussing Ordeal is ‘Therapeutic’

    Apr 1, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *PBS will air the latest Ken Burns documentary “Central Park Five” on April 16, to be followed the next day with an online discussion featuring the filmmakers and all five of the exonerated men, streamed live by The New York Times. The film tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem […]

  • Director Ken Burns Wins ‘Central Park Five’ Case

    Feb 20, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *A federal judge has rejected efforts by the city of New York to subpoena outtakes from Ken Burns’s documentary, “The Central Park Five,” which describes how five teenagers – four African Americans, one Hispanic – were pressured to confess to the assault of a woman in Central Park in 1989 but were exonerated after serving […]

  • Debut of Ken Burns’ ‘The Central Park Five’ Documentary Met with Contempt

    Nov 21, 12 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *New York City is still reeling over a heinous crime committed in the city’s sacred Central Park in 1989. But this time around, the political crusher that came down on five youth and sent them to jail in a crucial part of their development is on trial. Five youth that became known as the Central […]