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…

Latino activists upset over Ken Burns’s WWII series

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, shown here in 2004, spent six   years producing his WWII series, The War, for PBS.

April 8, 2007
CBC News

Latino activists and politicians are demanding major alterations to U.S. filmmaker Ken Burns’s WWII series on PBS, The War, to include Hispanic vets.

The 14-hour series is slated to air in September and PBS has already been promoting it, with Burns … Read More…

Latino group attacks WWII film on PBS

Ken Burns

NY Daily News
By Ruchard Huff
March 15, 2007

Ken Burns’ epic World War II documentary won’t be aired until the fall and already it’s taking shots from a watchdog group because it doesn’t address Latinos in uniform.

Members of the Defend the Honor Campaign recently … Read More…

Ken Burns Documentary Controversy Left Out of ‘The War’: For Colorado veterans, snub is more of the same

By Joanne Ostrow
Denver Post TV Critic
March 4, 2007, Section: AE, pg. F.1

Members of the American G.I. Forum in Colorado, a Latino veterans organization founded in 1948, mobilized quickly when members heard about the upcoming Ken Burns documentary, ‘The War,’ and what they consider its glaring omission. The … Read More…