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‘War’ preparations

Back in March I wrote about Ken Burns’s visit to BYU in connection with his new PBS documentary, The War. The program’s anticipated airdate of late September seemed so far away then. Guess what? It’s only 19 days away. Beginning Sunday, September 23* and continuing through the next week (check your local PBS station for […]

An hour with Ken Burns

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending one of the very best Devotionals or Forums I’ve ever experienced in the seven and a half years I’ve attended BYU. Ken Burns, arguably the greatest documentary filmmaker of this or any generation, came to campus and spoke about history (in general) and the making of his new […]

A few words about . . . Saints and Soldiers

The film: For months prior to its theatrical release, Saints and Soldiers had been at or near the top of my must-see list. Here was what looked to be a great war movie about Mormons, with none of the prohibitive content which made films like Saving Private Ryan and the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers […]