Ken Burns

PBS documentary filmmaker and historian -- possibly the most influential historian of post-World-War-II. What's he doing with a gang of ideologues like this? That's what I asked him last week. Burns said that Olbermann's a "friend." Burns says he is not being paid for appearances, and Current TV says he will not be discussing politics.

( Karl Mondon, MCT / June 21, 2011 )

PBS documentary filmmaker and historian -- possibly the most influential historian of post-World-War-II. What's he doing with a gang of ideologues like this? That's what I asked him last week. Burns said that Olbermann's a "friend." Burns says he is not being paid for appearances, and Current TV says he will not be discussing politics.

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David Zurawik has been The Baltimore Sun's TV critic since 1989. His writings on TV and media have appeared in such publications as Esquire magazine and American Journalism Review. He has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an M.A. in specialized reporting (on popular culture) from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of The Jews of Prime Time (Brandeis University Press), a look at 50 years of Jewish characters and identity on network TV. He has also been with WYPR-FM (88.1) radio since 1994 and can be heard Thursday mornings at 7:30 doing a weekly "Take on Television" report.

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