Award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker and author Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, producer of groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years, appear at the National Book Festival.The plan for this series is to point our readers one Friday each month to an online video featuring New Hampshire authors and their work. If you have a suggestion for a video we should include please let us know in the comments.
Ken Burns may be best known for his monumental documentary "The Civil War," which was viewed by more than 40 million people when it premiered in 1990, but he has been producing groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years, including "Baseball," "Jazz" and "The Brooklyn Bridge." He has won 10 Emmy Awards and also been twice-nominated for an Academy Award. His newest project is "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," to be broadcast on PBS in six episodes beginning Sept. 27. His collaborator on the series is Dayton Duncan. Ken Burns lives in New Hampshire.
Dayton Duncan is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker and the author of nine books. "Out West: A Journey Through Lewis & Clark's America" (2001) chronicles his retracing of the Lewis and Clark trail; it was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection and finalist for the Western Writers of America's Spur Award. "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery" (1997) and "Mark Twain" (2001) are companion books to documentary films he wrote and produced with Ken Burns. Dayton was a consultant on Burns' award-winning series for public television "The Civil War," "Baseball" and "Jazz." He is also Burns' collaborator on "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" book and the documentary of the same name. Duncan lives in New Hampshire.
FNV: Dayton Duncan & Ken Burns
Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns speaking at the 2009 National Book Festival. This talk focuses on their National Parks project. This is from the video archive at the Library of Congress and requires Real Player (a free video player you can download).