Burns Wages a Winning War & it’s his best work yet

By David Bianculli
Daily News
September 21, 2007

The War,” the latest epic documentary from Ken Burns and company, takes some 15 hours to tell the story of WWII – and it’s well worth the time.

Like his “The Civil War,” which PBS presented 17 years ago to … Read More…

After the War, A Struggle For Equality; Latino WWII Veterans Needed Another Kind of Courage at Home

David Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer
September 22, 2007

Latinos came home from World War II to a different struggle. A Medal of Honor for bravery didn’t guarantee service in certain restaurants. A soldier’s body in a coffin and an American flag for his widow didn’t merit admission to … Read More…

The Story We Needed Ken Burns to Tell

By Cecilia Alvear
The Washington Post
September 22, 2007

There’s an application on my computer called the “Ken Burns effect.” It can dress up my picture slideshows by inserting pans and zooms, adding a feeling of motion to the still images. It mimics the technique filmmaker Ken … Read More…

Burns Film’s Just One Example of Bad Times For Latinos

By Albor Ruiz
Daily News
September 16, 2007

THESE ARE NOT the best of times for Latinos. It’s not only Alberto Gonzales. It is also that not even the Latino soldiers who died for this country – their country – during World War II are recognized … Read More…