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Person Place Thing with filmmaker Ken Burns

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Library of Congress
Filmmaker Ken Burns speaks at the gala ceremony for the inaugural Library of Congress Lavine

He’s made a lot of films about war, from the Civil War to Vietnam, but Ken Burns' great theme is not death and destruction, he says: “Most of my films, despite the particular subject matter, besides the tragedy or the conflict, are ultimately about love.” He’s currently working on the Revolutionary War. It’s complicated.

You can hear the full episode at personplacething.org.