Ken Burns burst onto the scene in the early Eighties when he released his film about the Brooklyn Bridge. Some thirty years later, the Walpole, New Hampshire resident has become the preeminent American storyteller. Documentaries like 'The Civil War,' 'Baseball,' 'Jazz' and 'The War' have brought our history books to life like never before.
In November of 2012, Burns was the recipient of The Empire State Archives and History Award given annually by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. We had the chance to sit down with him to talk about his latest film 'The Dust Bowl,' as well as some of his future projects which include films on the Roosevelts and the Vietnam War.