Burns, Ken

Burns, Ken

(Kenneth Lauren Burns), 1953–, American documentary filmmaker, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., grad. Hampshire College (1975). Acting as producer, director, and cinematographer, Burns typically explores themes from American history, blending period photographs, artworks, film, and music with narration, remarks by historians and other scholars, contemporaneous writings read by actors, and authentic sound effects. His first full-length film, The Brooklyn Bridge (1980), was, like his subsequent works, shown on public television. Burns won particular acclaim for his nine-part Civil War (1990), a re-creation and analysis of the conflict; it won an Emmy and numerous other awards and was public broadcasting's highest-rated series. His other films , most mulitpart histories, include The Statue of Liberty (1985), Lewis and Clark (1997), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), about Americans at war and at home during World War II, The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), The Dust Bowl (2012), and The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014).
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Ryan Bevington, Adam Jones, Paul James, Gethin Jenkins, Craig Mitchell, Huw Bennett, Lloyd Burns, Ken Owens, Luke Charteris, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Toby Faletau, Ryan Jones, Dan Lydiate, Andy Powell, Sam Warburton (capt).
THEY WORE BOTH SHIRTS The following have played for both Boro and Preston: Mick Baxter, Sandy Brown, David Brown, Micky Burns, Ken Cameron, William Campbell, Alf Common, Ian Davidson, Andrew Davies, Thomas Green, Fred Griffiths, Craig Harrison, Jack Jennings, John Kay, Harry Mattinson, Jimmy McClelland, High McIlmoyle, Carlo Nash, Kelham O'Hanlon, Don O'Riordan, Gary Parkinson, Michael Ricketts, Sean St Ledger (pictured), Nobby Stiles, Charlie Wayman, Oshor Williams.
If only we could bring back Eddie Brown, Alex Govan, Trevor Smith, Trevor Francis, Cyril Trigg, and defenders Ken Burns, Ken Green, Jeff Hall, Gil Merrick - the 1956 cup final team.