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NY Archives Trust honors filmmaker Ken Burns

Posted at: 11/26/2012 9:13 AM
Updated at: 11/26/2012 9:26 AM
By: Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The support arm of the New York State Archives is presenting a history award to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, who will appear at the Empire State Plaza award ceremony.
    
Burns and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will give a one-hour talk before the 8:45 award presentation Monday evening.
    
The Empire State Archives and History Award is presented annually to nationally prominent individuals for their work in historic research or interpretation. Past winners include C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb, actors Sam Waterston and Richard Dreyfuss, and historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Henry Louis Gates.
    
Burns was selected for his four-decade record of producing documentaries that help interpret American military, political and social history.

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