Ken Burns: In Conversation with Michael Krasny, Accepting the John Steinbeck Award
Filmmaker Ken Burns in Conversation at Award Ceremony
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is receiving the John Steinbeck Award for his long history of documentaries that represent the history of the American people, and as part of the ceremony, he'll be sitting down for an on-stage conversation with KQED's Michael Krasny. The director of The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball and other sweeping multi-part histories has been nominated for two Academy Awards and won multiple Emmys. The evening also includes a sneak peek at Burns' upcoming documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. Presented by the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University to individuals who exemplify the spirit of Steinbeck's social engagement, the John Steinbeck Award has previously gone to such famous figures as Bruce Springsteen, Arthur Miller, Sean Penn, John Sayles, Studs Terkel, Joan Baez and Garrison Keillor.
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