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Kenneth Burns

Ken Burns, the producer and director of numerous film series, including The War and Country Music, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His landmark film The Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, and two nominations for the Academy Award. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.