Ken Burns is one of the most acclaimed documentary filmmakers in America.
He’s known for films that have captivated public TV audiences for almost three decades, including The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball, The National Parks, and The Roosevelts.
His latest, The Vietnam War, will air on PBS stations in September. It’s a 10-part, 18-hour long documentary miniseries featuring perspective from nearly 100 interview subjects. They include many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians.
The former Ann Arbor resident will visit his hometown this Wednesday, April 19, at the Michigan Theater, to preview and discuss the film.
Detroit Today producer Laura Weber Davis recently spoke with Burns about the film. To hear their conversation, click on the audio player above.