History and Film
Ric Burns talked about how the public learns about history through film. Mr. Burns suggested that historical films can be powerful and compelling, but also limited in their portrayal of history.
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William "Bro" D. Adams Chair National Endowment for the Humanities
John Gray Director Smithsonian Institution->National Museum of American History
Christopher W. Wilson Director National Museum of American History->Program in African American Culture
Ric Burns Documentary Filmmaker
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