Ken Burns

This week, PBS announced the launch of Ken Burns Classroom on PBS LearningMedia – a one-stop online destination for free teaching and learning resources inspired by Ken Burns’s renowned documentaries. Created for 6-12th grade educators, the new hub houses a full library of classroom-ready content – aligned to state and national standards – to help students further explore the complex historical events and issues illustrated in Ken Burns’s films.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

This West Virginia Morning, Ken Burns joins us to talk about making the film, “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns,” the impact it had on him, and what he has come to understand about the power of country music.


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Ken Burns spoke to West Virginia Public Broadcasting about making the film, “Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns,” the impact it had on him, and what he has come to understand about the power of country music.

Buy Tickets - April 16 at 7:30 p.m. - Creative Arts Center in Morgantown

Event to showcase live performances by legendary Mountain State artists Kathy Mattea, Charlie McCoy

"The Civil War" 25th Anniversary: Watch Now

Sep 10, 2015
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The Civil War, the award-winning film produced and directed by Ken Burns, is being rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, September 7-11 at 9 p.m. The broadcast coincides with the 25th anniversary of the series’ premiere in September 1990, and presents for the first time a newly restored high-definition version.

Florentine Films

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the landmark series, PBS presents Ken Burns: The Civil War, a new television special that shares the story behind the award-winning documentary and explores how the groundbreaking film literally changed the way Americans look at their history.

Special thanks to Charleston Area Medical Center, exclusive underwriter for West Virginia Public Broadcasting's presentation of Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, A Film By Barak Goodman.

A Charleston Area Medical Center doctor, Suzanne Cole, is featured in episode three's exploration of the current state of cancer treatment. Watch episode three, "Finding An Achilles Heel," April 1 at 9 p.m. on WVPB.

New Film From Ken Burns, "The Address"

Apr 15, 2014
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The Address, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, premieres April 15 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.  The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.