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I watched the first installment of the gloriously filmed and narrated Ken Burns series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" last night. As a major supporter of the National Parks system, I have ...
by Eclectablog
Comment Count 353 comments on Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 04:23 AM PDT with 292 Recommends
Today in Ferguson 150 years after the Civil War we see "ghastly remnants of our great shame emerging still"/Lincoln warned of "national suicide" if we neglect to be a "nation of freemen"/Mark Twain'...
by thirty three and a third
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed May 20, 2015 at 05:43 PM PDT with 290 Recommends
I'm home from a holiday visit with family members who were gathered in Philly, where I shared the joy my cousins have found. They have adopted a young boy out of foster care. He is three, going on ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 356 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST with 273 Recommends
"A Love Supreme," John Coltrane Today is the anniversary of the birth of John Coltrane , jazz saxophonist and composer, who ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 267 comments on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT with 164 Recommends
I just caught this. Ken Burns who is a New Hampshire resident and an acclaimed filmmaker has just endorsed Barack Obama. IMO, this is a very interesting endorsement because I heard Ken Burns in ...
by Walt starr
Comment Count 273 comments on Tue Dec 18, 2007 at 12:38 PM PST with 159 Recommends
This evening, PBS will start broadcasting the latest of film documentarian Ken Burns' treatises on significant periods and issues of American history. THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:25 AM PST with 131 Recommends
I'm a huge fan of Ken Burns. His documentaries have inspired me to delve further into the history of our country throughout my life. His ability to tell the factual history of our country in a ...
by neoprufrok
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 04:33 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
While watching the outstanding Ken Burns documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies on PBS, I was reminded of all the people we're lost to that horror. Most recently our dear friend Cedwyn ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 89 comments on Thu Apr 02, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
[Ken Burns' PBS Series About World War II, 'The War' Begins Tonight, 8:00pm, EDT http://www.pbs.org/...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 49 comments on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 04:53 PM PDT with 51 Recommends
I know I said I wasn't going to do this as part of my drummer series, but there is some controversy as to the exact date of Chick Webb's birth. Also, it was some time in February, and I just don't ...
by greggp
Comment Count 40 comments on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 07:01 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
My, oh, my, Lindsey Graham has himself worked up into a tizzy! In a hilarious segment called "Nightmare on Graham Street," Jon Stewart took apart Senator Graham's dire warnings over recent years, ...
by Jen Hayden
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Sep 16, 2014 at 06:54 AM PDT with 37 Recommends
When Ken Burns was promoting his series The Civil War some years ago he spoke of the Gettysburg Address. Burns had always imagined Lincoln's voice saying, "government of the PEOPLE , by the PEOPLE , ...
by Elwood Dowd
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 05:42 AM PST with 33 Recommends
This diary is potpourri from places where I'd much rather be, like here with these people: ...
by RLMiller
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 06:02 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
I'm sure Keith & y'all won't object to the temporary displacement of the Countdown diary logo tonight in light of the day's sadness.
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 93 comments on Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 06:47 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 125 comments on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 06:31 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
Today, Ken Burns will and PBS will air FUBAR on The War. It will discuss Peleliu. My Dad was on Peleliu. He always pronounced it Pel-Lee-You. It was always glossed over in the history books about ...
by Temmoku
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2007 at 08:27 AM PDT with 27 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 98 comments on Thu Jun 03, 2010 at 07:33 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
When city life is hemming in on me, a trip into wild country outside of the city will work wonders in my life, and I'll go back into the city with a smile on my face, renewed in spirit and ...
by people power granny
Comment Count 65 comments on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 07:42 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 226 comments on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 06:41 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
Is anyone watching this? The thing I find so impressive about the way Burns presents the past is that there is a great deal of respect, but his presentation lacks the jingoism there clearly was at ...
by annetteboardman
Comment Count 94 comments on Sun Sep 23, 2007 at 07:39 PM PDT with 24 Recommends