Filmmaker Ken Burns' multi-part documentary The Civil War is the highest-rated series in the history of American Public Television and each of Burns' documentaries have put up huge numbers and won numerous awards. Burns is slated to speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at Kent State University's Presidential Speaker Series. The talk will take place in the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Free general admission tickets (and $15 seats) will be available today at
http://kentstate.universitytickets.com. “It is a true honor to bring Ken Burns to Kent,” says Kent State President Lester A. Lefton in a press release issued by the university this morning. “As one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, he has brought history to life for millions around the world.” The guy's been making films for more than 30 years and is currently at work on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a seven-episode series that will be broadcast on PBS in the fall.