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Brooklyn Bridge: 1981
The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God: 1984
The Statue of Liberty: 1985
Huey Long: 1985
The Congress: 1988
Thomas Hart Benton: 1988
The Civil War: 1990
Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio: 1991
Baseball: 1994, updated with The Tenth Inning: 2010
The West: 1996
Thomas Jefferson: 1997
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery: 1997
Frank Lloyd Wright, with Lynn Novick: 1998
Not For Ourselves Alone: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: 1999
Mark Twain: 2001
Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip: 2003
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson: 2005
The War: 2007
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea: 2009
Prohibition, with Lynn Novick: 2011
The Dust Bowl: 2012
The Central Park Five: 2012
Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit: 2013
The Address: 2014
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: 2014
Jackie Robinson: 2016
Defying the Nazis The Sharps’ War: 2016
Vietnam, with Lynn Novick: 2017
Country Music: 2018
Ernest Hemingway: 2019
Stand-up Comedy: TBA
Ken Burns – Executive producer:
The West: 1996, directed by Stephen Ives
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies: 2015, directed by Barak Goodman
William Segal: 1992
In the Marketplace: 2000
His Film role– Gettysburg: 1993 —Hancock’s staff officer
Ken Burns’s documentaries have been nominated for two Academy Awards and have won Emmy Awards, among other honors. Awards:
1982 nomination, Academy Award for Documentary Feature: Brooklyn Bridge- 1981
1986 nomination, Academy Award for Documentary Feature: The Statue of Liberty- 1985
1995 Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series: Baseball- 1994
2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Non-fiction Series: The National Parks: America’s Best Idea- 2009
The Civil War, 1990, has received more than 40 major film and television awards, including two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, the Producer of the Year Award from the Producers Guild of America, a People’s Choice Award, a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award, a D. W. Griffith Award, and the $50,000 Lincoln Prize.
As of 2010, there is a Ken Burns Wing at the Jerome Liebling Center for Film, Photography and Video at Hampshire College.
In 2004, Burns received the S. Roger Horchow Award for Greatest Public Service by a Private Citizen, an award given out annually by Jefferson Awards.
In 2012, Burns received the Washington University International Humanities Medal.The medal, awarded biennially and accompanied by a cash prize of $25,000, is given to honor a person whose humanistic endeavors in scholarship, journalism, literature, or the arts have made a difference in the world. Past winners include Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk in 2006, journalist Michael Pollan in 2008, and novelist and nonfiction writer Francine Prose in 2010.
In 2013, Burns received the John Steinbeck Award, an award presented annually by Steinbeck’s eldest son, Thomas, in collaboration with the John Steinbeck Family Foundation, San Jose State University, and The National Steinbeck Center.
The National Endowment for the Humanities selected Burns to deliver the 2016 Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities, on the topic of race in America.
Burns is the recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees.