Ken Burns, the award-winning moviemaker, is a virtual icon of documentaries. Every project he touches is pure gold, monumental and thought-provoking. On Friday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m., Burns was to be honored with a humanitarian award at Washington University, an event that was open to the public at no charge.
Lately, there’s lots of buzz about Burns because of his upcoming documentary “The Dust Bowl,” a four-hour PBS special airing next Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m.
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