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…

Veterans Day is a time for forgotten Latinos to be recognized

November 11, 2007
By Tyche Hendricks, Chronicle Staff Writer

William Carrillo had just started ninth grade at San Francisco’s High School of Commerce in 1933 when he was forced to leave. “The principal decided I was Mexican. … He threw me out,” said Carrillo, now 88 and … Read More…

Latino Voices: The Struggle for Representation in Mass Media

October 10, 2007
Pacifica.org

University of Texas associate journalism professor and historian Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Filmmaker Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Nationally Syndicated Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz and Literary Arts Collective Nuestra Palabra deliver a collective indictment of how mass media are affecting and sometimes destroying the lives of … Read More…

The Fight Over “The War”

From The Brian Lehrer Show
May 7, 2007

Angelo Falcon, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy and member of the Defend the Honor Campaign, says Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary “The War” leaves out the Latino community’s contribution to the war effort … Read More…

Burns Agrees To Include Latino Veterans In ‘The War’

By Paul Farhi
Washington Post
May 11, 2007

Filmmaker Ken Burns reached an agreement yesterday with two advocacy organizations that have pressured him to amend his World War II documentary to include more material about Latinos’ contribution to the American war effort. The agreement between Burns’s … Read More…

Ken Burns and the Debate on Artistic Freedom

May, 2007
NPR Radio

MICHEL MARTIN, host:

I’m Michel Martin. This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

Later, how the Mormon Church is reaching out to African-Americans. But first, for many Americans, history only really comes alive when Ken Burns tells them about it. … Read More…

Documental genera polémica por excluir historias de soldados latinos

El Sol de México
10 de abril de 2007
Por Agencia EFE
Dallas, Texas, Estados Unidos.- Una serie de televisión que saldrá al aire en septiembre sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial no incluye las historias de los soldados latinos que defendieron a EU, lo que ha generado una fuerte polémica.

El … Read More…

Ken Burns, you are better than that!

by Rory O’connor
UNITED NATIONS – /www.MaximsNews.com, … Read More…

PBS Assigns Hispanic Helper to Ken Burns Doc

by Christopher Campbell
Apr 18th 2007 // 11:02AM

Earlier this month it was reported that Latino groups have been protesting Ken Burns’ latest documentary mini-series. The PBS-funded production about WWII, titled The War, apparently ignored the half-million Hispanic soldiers who fought in the war. Well, the … Read More…