Ken Burns Spearheading Hampshire College Fundraising Campaign | WAMC

Ken Burns Spearheading Hampshire College Fundraising Campaign

Dec 10, 2019

Documentarian Ken Burns made his first film as a student at Hampshire College in 1975. He’s gone on to make dozens of critically acclaimed examinations of American history, ranging from jazz and baseball to the Vietnam War and country music. Now, Burns has attached his name to his alma mater’s new fundraising effort, which he says is vital to its survival. Burns spoke with WAMC about the experimental college’s attempt to raise $60 million over the next five years, and his experience at Hampshire.