Filmmaker Ken Burns invented a new way to tell stories. His hypnotic documentary films animate still photographs through slow pans, bring characters to life through first person narration, and take the time to explore their subjects in all their nuance, complexity and humanity. His films — including The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball, Unforgivable Blackness and the Roosevelts—all tell one story: the struggles and evolutions of the American soul. In his Milq Q+A, Ken talks about Louis Armstrong’s music as post atomic, an Abbott & Costello routine as a work of art and the only autograph he’s ever collected in his life.
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, and read on for the illuminating facets of Ken's taste that he's so generously shared with Milq.