August 30, 2018

Ken Burns Mayo film to premiere Sept. 10 in Rochester

By Karl W Oestreich

by Tom Weber

Ken Burns' documentary film about Mayo Clinic will have its world premiere Sept. 10 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. This will be the first Rochester Post-Bulletin Logotime the full film, "Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science," will be screened for the general public. It will air on PBS stations Sept. 25, with a rebroadcast Sept. 26. The premiere is at 7 p.m. in Taylor Arena at the civic center. Following the film, Burns, co-directors Erik and Christopher Loren Ewers, and Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, will participate in a panel discussion.

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Media Play News, Ken Burns Documentary ‘The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science’ Coming on Digital and Disc Sept. 25 from PBS by Stephanie Prange — The Ken Burns documentary The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science is being released on digital, DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 25 from PBS Distribution. Executive-produced by Burns, and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, the documentary features interviews with patients, including John McCain and the Dalai Lama, to tell the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who began practicing medicine with his sons Will and Charlie in Rochester, Minn.

KTTC, Rochester block party, screening planned for Ken Burns documentary about Mayo Clinic — As the debut of Ken Burns's Mayo Clinic documentary nears, city and hospital leaders announced Thursday that there will soon be an opportunity to celebrate. On September 10th, there will be a block party and screening of “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope - Science” at the Mayo Civic Center. There will be a panel discussion after the documentary, featuring Burns, who is the executive producer and co-director of the film, co-directors Erik and Christopher Loren Ewers, and Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy.

Modern Healthcare, Ken Burns turns his camera on Mayo Clinic for PBS documentary — The saga of the Mayo Clinic is the subject of the latest project from famed documentarian Ken Burns. The two-hour film, co-directed by Burns and Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, premiers Sept. 25 on PBS. “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science,” explores 
how the history of the health system informs the system's practices today…“One of the messages from Mayo's history is that you can be entrepreneurial and competitive and idealistic and put the patient first all at the same time,” medical historian Rosemary Stevens said. “That is the message now that leaders of these organizations all across the country are trying to tackle.”

MPRKen Burns' next documentary is about how great the Mayo Clinic is by Cathy Wurzer — Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is out with a new documentary about the Mayo Clinic, which he calls Minnesota's "Grand Canyon." The two-hour film, "Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science" charts the trajectory of the hospital from its start as a small hospital employing Catholic nuns as nurses to its world-class ranking today.  Burns, a Mayo patient himself, offers a glowing portrait of the Rochester-based hospital as the best medical care provider in the world.  The documentary premieres Monday night at the Mayo Clinic and will be aired later this month on PBS stations.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic throws big thank you party for Rochester by Brian Todd — If you didn’t get your ticket to the sold out premiere of filmmaker Ken Burns’ new documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science,” don’t fret. There’s still plenty of fun Monday night at the Thank You Rochester Block Party. “We are truly grateful for the vital and long-standing role that all of Rochester has played in the success of Mayo Clinic,” said Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy. “The block party is a way to thank the community for its ongoing support of the clinic and our patients for more than 150 years. We are excited for this fun event and encourage everyone to join us at this free, family-friendly celebration.”

Post-Bulletin, Our View: Ken Burns film illuminates Rochester-Mayo values — Ken Burns’ Mayo Clinic documentary, which had its world premiere Monday night at Mayo Civic Center, resulted in a variety of reactions from the audience. There were tears, laughter, applause and knowing nods as stories and faces, familiar and new, appeared on the screen. Overall, though, it was impossible to suppress a sense of hometown pride. “Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science,” traces the history of the clinic and rightly emphasizes the close connection between the Mayos, the Sisters of St. Francis, and the community of Rochester. “It feels like we’re back home,” Burns said as he introduced the film. Burns and his crew spent three years working on the film, exploring Mayo and Rochester, digging through the archives, observing surgery, going on hospital rounds with doctors, interviewing patients, talking to locals. “What transpires in this town,” Burns said, “is nothing short of a miracle.”

Post-Bulletin, Photos: 'An Evening With Ken Burns' premiere event and block party by Joe Ahlquist — An Evening With Ken Burns — People gather for a drone light show put on by Firefly Drone Shows as part of "An Evening With Ken Burns" premiere event for his new documentary "The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science" Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, outside the Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester.

Post-Bulletin, VIDEO: 'An Evening With Ken Burns' drone light show — A drone light show put on by Firefly Drone Shows as part of "An Evening With Ken Burns" premiere event for his new documentary "The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science" Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, outside the Mayo Civic Center in downtown Rochester.

Post-Bulletin, From Mayo to the world by John Molseed — In many ways, the story of Mayo Clinic fits into Ken Burns’ portfolio of award winning documentaries of American history. “It’s the stories of something larger than life that speak to us and this place does,” Burns told a crowd at the Mayo Civic Center for the debut of his latest project, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science.” However, Burns said there’s something different about his film on the history of the Mayo Clinic from his other documentaries. Started with a handshake partnership between the Sisters of St. Francis and an agnostic doctor, what eventually became the Mayo Clinic was founded on a philosophy to help people and put patients first. Three generations of Mayo doctors strove to learn cutting-edge medical procedures and technology and share what they learned. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin

KAAL, Ken Burns Mayo Clinic Film Debuts in Rochester — People from across the country traveled to Rochester to be a part of a historic event Monday. Filmmaker Ken Burns held a premiere for his documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope Science. The documentary depicts the history of Mayo Clinic, how W.W. Mayo and his two sons paved the way for so many medical facilities across the world and how they partnered with the Sisters of St. Francis. Before watching this documentary, ABC 6 was able to talk with Burns about why he decided to tell the story of Mayo Clinic. Additional coverage: KTTC

KMSP, Ken Burns discusses his upcoming documentary on the Mayo Clinic — Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns sat down with Alix and Kelly to discuss his upcoming documentary about the Mayo Clinic, "The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science." "The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science" will premier on PBS on September 25 at 8 p.m. Additional coverage: New Haven Register

KIMT, Ken Burn's Mayo Clinic documentary debuts tonight by Ryan Odeen — If you didn't get a chance to pick up free tickets for the screening of the Ken Burns film "The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope and Science" you're out of luck because the premiere tonight is sold out.

KIMT, One on one with Ken Burns — The first viewing of "THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH - HOPE - SCIENCE" brought a crowd to Rochester Monday night. Aside from the showing, a block party to thank Rochester featured live music, games, and food. The film, which tells the story of William Mayo who began practicing medicine with his sons in Rochester, will air on PBS on September 25th at 8 p.m. CT and the 26th at 9 p.m. CT.

Austin Daily Herald, KSMQ to broadcast Mayo Clinic documentary; Will air in September and rebroadcast in October — KSMQ Public Television viewers will be premiering the national television film “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science” from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25. “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science” is a new, national two-hour documentary executive-produced by Ken Burns and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers. It is being shown on PBS television stations throughout the United States.

Med City Beat, Legacy of Mother Alfred Moes continues to guide Rochester Franciscan Sisters — The story of Mayo Clinic is deeply entwined with the story of the Rochester Franciscan Sisters. Without the determination and vision of Mother Alfred Moes, the founder of the congregation, there would be no Mayo Clinic. In the months after the devastating 1883 Rochester tornado, it was Mother Alfred who approached W. W. Mayo about her idea to build a hospital in Rochester. She invited him to head the medical staff, and eventually he agreed. Rochester Franciscan Sisters have played crucial leadership roles in the hospital’s history ever since.

Connecticut Post, Ken Burns on the Mayo Clinic — Filmmaker Ken Burns stops by to discuss his upcoming documentary of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Quad-City Times, Butterworth previews Mayo documentary by Alma Gaul — A panel discussion about the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a screening of new documentary about the world-famous hospital will begin at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Butterworth Center, Moline. The hospital had its beginnings in the aftermath of an 1883 tornado and a response by a religious congregation of Franciscan sisters and Dr. William W. Mayo.

Post-Bulletin, KIMT

Context: The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope and Science tells the story of a unique medical institution that has been called a “Medical Mecca,” the “Supreme Court of Medicine,” and the “place for hope where there is no hope.” The Mayo Clinic began in 1883 as an unlikely partnership between the Sisters of Saint Francis and a country doctor named William Worrall Mayo after a devastating tornado in rural Minnesota. Since then, it has grown into an organization that treats more than a million patients a year from all 50 states and 150 countries. Executive directed by Ken Burns, The Mayo Clinic is a two-hour documentary produced and directed by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, produced by Julie Coffman, and written by David Blistein. It will air on PBS September 25-26, 2018. You can read more about the film here.

Previous coverage:
Arizona PBS: Latest Ken Burns film focuses on the history of the Mayo Clinic
Star Tribune,Ken Burns checks in at Mayo Clinic to give a sneak preview of his upcoming documentary
Med City Beat, KTTCKAALKIMTMed City BeatKTTCPost-Bulletin

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