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Exploring our history with Ken Burns

We support the arts in many different forms as part of our commitment to helping economies thrive and to connecting cultures. Our partnership with Ken Burns is rooted in our shared vision to make history a riveting narrative that resonates with the general public and with students in classrooms around the country.

The American Buffalo, a film by Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey

A landmark two-part documentary, "The American Buffalo" explores the history of the continent’s most magnificent species, an improbable, shaggy beast that nonetheless has found itself at the center of many of our nation’s most thrilling, mythic and sometimes heartbreaking tales. This quintessential American story, filled with a diverse cast of fascinating characters, also encompasses important and historically significant lessons that resonate today. Join Ken Burns as he traces the rise, fall and rebirth of the buffalo, explores its deeply profound connection with our nation’s Native people and reveals how the species was saved from extinction.

Our partnership with Ken Burns

Since 2007, we have proudly sponsored the work of Ken Burns and Florentine Films, which blend education and art to create in-depth stories that enlighten people around the world.

Ken Burns's The U.S. and the Holocaust documentary; The documentary by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein explores America's response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.

Ken Burns's The U.S. and the Holocaust documentary External link, opens in a new tab

The documentary by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein explores America's response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin: A film by Ken Burns External link, opens in a new tab

Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential figures. Made with support from Bank of America.
Face of American boxer Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali: Bigger than Boxing. Larger than life. External link, opens in a new tab

Muhammad Ali, a documentary directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon, follows the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century.
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Ken Burns on PBS

For more than three decades, Ken Burns and his collaborators have produced some of the most critically acclaimed and most-watched documentaries on public television.

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Ken Burns & Florentine Films

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Explore Ken Burns’s UNUM

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