Ken Burns Takes the Wraps Off Upcoming Documentaries THR
Documentarian Ken Burns revealed that he has 14 films in the works for PBS, which will focus on topics including country music and Hemingway, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Burns told reporters at the Television Critics Association that he has 100 ideas for new projects. “If I were given 1,000 years I would not run out of topics in American history," Burns said.
His next documentary, “The Address,” is about a group of disabled students who memorize President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It will debut April 15 on PBS.
Another project, about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, is 14 hours long. Burns is also working on a project about country music that’s slated to air in 2018. The country music project will feature the Carter family and performers such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. It’s also slated to air in 2018.
Other projects will focus on the Vietnam War, Ernest Hemingway (with a 2019 target) and Jackie Robinson.