August 30, 2018

Ken Burns Mayo film to premiere Sept. 10 in Rochester

By Karl 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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Star TribuneThe sisters are given their due in two-part Mayo Clinic creation story by Matt McKinney — The story of how Minnesota’s most famous hospital came to be was told in a two-part Ken Burns documentary last week, so a lot of people now know about the sisters. The lesser known partners in a vital partnership early in Mayo Clinic history, the Sisters of Saint Francis in Rochester were given their due by Burns, who toured their home, Assisi Heights, on a hill overlooking the city while making the documentary. It was Mother Mary Alfred Moes all those years ago who proposed to doctor William Worrall Mayo that they create a hospital. Mayo had a private office on Rochester’s Third Street in 1864, but after a tornado smashed into town in 1883, it was clear more was needed. The doors of Saint Marys Hospital opened in 1889. To this day, a handful of Franciscan sisters live at the hospital, available as prayer partners, receptionists and in other roles. “It was all about a handshake, and continues to be,” said Sister Mary Eliot, who worked at Saint Marys hospital for 27 years as the coordinator for Franciscan sponsorship and values. (The hospital is now known as Mayo Clinic Hospital.)

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Associated Press, Ken Burns turns his attention to the Mayo Clinic by Mark Kennedy — After spearheading an epic, 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War, acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns has turned to more personal subject matter — one that knows him very intimately, too. Burns tackles the famed Mayo Clinic in his next film, exploring the history of the innovative Rochester, Minnesota-based hospital that has been dubbed “The Miracle in a Cornfield.” It has treated luminaries such as the Dalai Lama — and Burns. The first time Burns went, he was immediately impressed by the level and detail of his medical care, like the patient was at the center, not the doctor. “I began to get curious about why this was so different from any other health care experience I’d had,” he said. The result is the two-hour documentary “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science,” which starts with the hospital’s birth during a tornado in 1883 and ends with the modern-day Mayo, state-of-the-art facilities over several campuses that treat up to 14,000 patients in 24 hours. “The Mayo is just a quintessentially American story, just as baseball is a quintessentially American subject, as are the national parks, the Civil War,” Burns said. “And this was a story firing on all cylinders, at least as far as I felt. And it was a story that I don’t think had been fully understood.” Additional coverage: Washington Post, Albany Times Union, Pioneer Press, Grand Forks Herald, Star Tribune, New York Times, ABC NewsKansas City Star  

TODAY, Ken Burns, Tom Brokaw talk about ‘Mayo Clinic’ documentary — Renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and NBC’s Tom Brokaw drop by to discuss Burns’ newest documentary, “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science,” which offers a rare glimpse into the prestigious hospital. “It’s the story of (its) history, but also these contemporary stories of regular people getting extraordinary care,” Burns says.

Post-Bulletin, 'Very humbled, but very proud' by Jeff Pieters — Three years ago, Sr. Alice Thraen gave her regular Assisi Heights tour to a most irregular tour group. Ken Burns, probably America’s best-known documentary filmmaker, and his film-making team were viewing the building and grounds. “They were common, ordinary folks,” Sister Alice said. “And they had a lot of questions.” Indeed: The tour, usually an hour long, took 2½ hours to complete, and the filmmakers returned for more the following day. “I think he (Burns) felt there was a story here that was not being told,” Thraen said. Fast-forward three years to a night two weeks ago, when that story, now told in the film “Mayo Clinic: Faith–Hope–Science,” had its worldwide premiere during a gala event at Rochester’s Mayo Civic Center.

Post-Bulletin, Screenings added for Mayo Clinic film — KSMQ Public Television has added to its broadcast schedule for the Ken Burns documentary “Mayo Clinic: Faith–Hope–Science,” including several free public showings across the area over the next several weeks.

MSNBC, Ken Burns explores history of 'The Mayo Clinic' — Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns returns with 'The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science,' which looks at the life of William Worrall Mayo and the evolution of the Mayo Clinic. Burns and Tom Brokaw join the discussion.

Everyday Health, Mayo Clinic Stars in New Ken Burns Documentary by George Vernadakis — It became known as “the miracle in the cornfield.” In 1883, after a tornado tore through the town of Rochester, Minnesota, country doctor William Worrall Mayo and his two sons enlisted the help of a local convent to care for the injured. Mother Alfred Moes, who led the Sisters of Saint Francis, said that she had a vision from God instructing her to build a hospital with Dr. Mayo as its director. Together, they laid the foundation for the Mayo Clinic, a medical institution which today employs 64,000 people and treats over one million patients each year. The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science, a new documentary executive produced by Ken Burns (The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz), premieres on PBS TV stations on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The film chronicles the Mayo Clinic’s history as well as contemporary stories of its doctors and patients. Everyday Health recently spoke with the film’s codirectors Erik Ewers and Chris Ewers, and with Mayo’s medical director for public affairs and marketing, John Wald, MD. Additional coverage: WCBS Radio

Star Tribune, Ken Burns' crush on Mayo Clinic dominates new documentary by Neal Justin — TV doctors dedicate an exorbitant amount of their shifts to fighting bureaucracy. In the NBC series “New Amsterdam,” premiering Tuesday night, the savior in scrubs battles bosses over his freewheeling approach to the budget. The title character in ABC’s “The Good Doctor” must constantly prove to the board that his autism isn’t an insurance liability. The newbie in Fox’s “The Resident” is so busy bucking the system that he barely has time to make out with the on-call nurse. “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science” has a different take on medicine. In the two-hour documentary, premiering Tuesday on PBS, it’s the system that’s the hero.

New York Review of Books, Inside the Mayo Clinic Shelley Salamensky — The Mayo has long been ranked among the best hospitals in the United States, widely treated even by those who’ve never been there as the ultimate medical authority, as well as last resort. When my father, in his thirties, was dying from a little-understood disease, the query always posed—breathlessly so—was, “Have you tried the Mayo?” There were urgent conferrals on the phone: “Pick up the other line! The Mayo!” Out of the cacophony of desperation, the name chimed cleanly, supremely. My father never made it there, daunted by the money, the distance, the mythos of the place. Decades later, with a rare permutation of the same ailment that no doctor I’d seen had been able to treat, I recalled the talk about the Mayo and found that the world’s nearly sole, and top, expert was there…When I arrived as a patient myself, I was told that Ken Burns had just left. In his new documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith—Hope—Science, the filmmaker ascribes the institution’s success to groundbreaking advances in both medicine and its delivery: the human side of care.

Los Angeles Times, Review: Two looks at hospitals and healthcare come to TV with 'New Amsterdam' and 'The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science' by Robert Lloyd — Tuesday brings two programs about what’s wrong with hospitals and what can be righted. NBC's new medical series "New Amsterdam" is semi-factual fiction, based on a book about New York's Bellevue Hospital; the PBS documentary “The Mayo Clinic: Faith – Hope – Science" looks at the history, work and mission of the hospital all other hospitals want to be…The film is a work of praise, not an expose; I suppose the directors could have found some disgruntled customers or ex-employees, if they’d wanted that voice. Yet everything connected with the Mayo Clinic does feel sort of ... pure. (Basically, "New Amsterdam" is about trying to turn Bellevue into the Mayo Clinic, while Bellevue itself makes a cameo in "The Mayo Clinic": William Worrall Mayo's first job in America, after arriving from England, was as a pharmacist there.) Additional coverage: New York Times

Sioux City Journal, REVIEW: Personal stories make 'Mayo Clinic' work by Bruce R. Miller — The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has such a mythic quality about it, it’s only fitting that Emmy winner Ken Burns would tell its story. In “The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science,” he and the Ewers, Eric and Christopher, offer the kind of historic perspective that makes you understand why it has become a medical destination for decades. Weaving stories of patients throughout the two-hour film, we get a sense of the culture and the collaboration. Additional coverage: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Late Night with Seth Meyers via YouTube, Ken Burns Tells the Fascinating Story of the Mayo Clinic's Founding — Ken Burns talks about the unbelievable stories in his documentary The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science and the painstaking restoration of the first documentary he ever produced.

Connecting Faith, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. John Wald on Faith, Hope, Science — Dr. John Wald, Medical Director for Public Affairs for the Mayo Clinic, came on to talk about the new Ken Burns documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science. Watch at and learn about the patient-centered model that makes them unique.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic documentary airs Sept. 25, 26 on PBS by Megan Knowles — The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science — a two-hour documentary on the Rochester, Minn.-based health system's 150-year history — airs Sept. 25 on PBS. The showing will begin at 9 p.m. ET with a second broadcast Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET. American filmmaker Ken Burns produced and directed the documentary. The documentary chronicles the story of William Worrall Mayo, an English immigrant who started practicing medicine with his sons in Rochester, Minn. Additional coverage: AV Club, Twin Cities Business, KTAR, Jamestown Sun, Carlisle Sentinel, Kentucky Educational Television, KTIV, Mankato Free Press

HuffPost, Ken Burns Isn’t Mad by Maxwell Strachan — It’s not that Ken Burns has thin skin. Maybe he did, early on, but he insists he’s different now. It’s that he has no patience for the people who pick apart his documentaries without having ever watched them. He’s talking about the eggheads, the “third- and fourth-rate academics,” the journalist sitting across from him in a French-American bistro in Manhattan, whom he accuses — falsely, I can report, since that journalist is me — of having prepared by Googling “controversy.” Burns and I met to discuss his latest film, about the Mayo Clinic, which premieres Tuesday evening on PBS. During our lunch, he was by turns eager and defensive, equal parts flack and showman. He spends a significant amount of his time fundraising these days, and it’s not hard to see how he gets people to pull out their checkbooks. No one sells the work of Ken Burns quite like Ken Burns. “While our film isn’t about the health care debate,” he said with almost boyish excitement. “What we have in front of us is something that really works.”

KJZZ, Ken Burns On Faith, Hope And Science Behind Mayo Clinic by Mark Brodie — On the evening of Aug. 21, 1883, a powerful tornado ripped through the rural town of Rochester, Minnesota. In its aftermath, W.W. Mayo and his two sons helped treat the wounded. Mayo asked Mother Alfred of the Sisters of St. Francis if he could use the convent school’s empty beds for his patients. When she agreed, it set in motion a series of events that would prove pretty significant to the health care world. "The Mayo Clinic: Faith — Hope — Science" premieres Tuesday night on PBS. The clinic is still based in Rochester, but has a presence in other cities, including Phoenix and Scottsdale. Ken Burns and Christopher Loren Ewers — two of the film's three directors — joined The Show to talk more about the documentary.

Yankton Daily Press, PBS Film About Mayo Clinic Features Brokaw, Schenk by Randy Dockendorf — Renowned NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw and Mission Hill farmer Karl Schenk share local roots, but there’s one bond they wish they didn’t hold in common. Both men have suffered from advanced stages of cancer. However, their common fate has led to another connection — both men are featured in a documentary by renowned filmmaker Ken Burns. The production airs nationwide this week on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). The two-hour film, entitled "The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, Science," airs at 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) with a repeat broadcast at 9 p.m. Wednesday. The program airs locally on South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB1). Both Brokaw and Schenk were treated at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, while Schenk was treated for Stage 3 pancreatic cancer.

Med City Beat, Ken Burns shares the story of Mayo Clinic on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' — Expect some national attention on Rochester and Mayo Clinic this week. Tuesday’s release of the new Ken Burns documentary is putting the focus on a story we all know well — and sharing it with millions worldwide. The filmmaker recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote the two-hour documentary and share with the audience some of the lessons he learned while spending three and a half years exploring Mayo Clinic. Burns said while the film is not meant to be political, he does think the Mayo model is worth paying closer attention to as we try to navigate what he described as a “screwed up health care system” in America.

Star Tribune, Minnesota's Mayo Clinic becomes part of Ken Burns' America by Neal Justin — The Mayo Clinic knew it had made a sweet deal by securing TV’s most acclaimed documentarian for a speaking engagement in exchange for a free physical. But the notion that that swap would lead to a place in Ken Burns’ oeuvre was just short of science fiction. “It’s like little boys wishing for a bicycle at Christmas, even if there’s no chance of getting one,” said Mayo CEO John Noseworthy in a phone interview last week from New York, where he was wrapping up a publicity tour for “The Mayo Clinic: Faith-Hope-Science.” The two-hour film premieres Tuesday on PBS stations across the country. “I’m the little boy who got his wish.”

Florida Times-Union, Iconic documentarian looks at Mayo by Charlie Patton — Beginning with 1981′s “Brooklyn Bridge,” Ken Burns has produced 28 documentaries and documentary miniseries for PBS. Their common theme, Burns said in a recent interview, is that his subjects are “utterly, quintessentially American.” That’s a description, Burns said, that fits the Mayo Clinic’s original campus located in Rochester, Minn. That campus has been ranked as America’s best hospital for the last three years by U.S. News & World Report. Burns called Mayo’s rise from a tiny hospital in a small Midwestern town to “the greatest medical center on earth ... a wonderful story that could only happen in America.”

Tulsa World, Oklahoman part of Ken Burns documentary about Mayo Clinic by Jimmie Tramel — Shannon Leon, her vital organs failing, had to be revived seven times. “From what I have been told, I was actually dead,” she said during a recent phone interview. “I don’t remember it, but I had no heartbeat.” What was wrong? For four years, the answer proved elusive. Leon saw more than 40 doctors and was admitted to a local hospital more than 100 times. She was referred by doctors to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The mystery was solved and she was diagnosed with lupus. Asked if it is an exaggeration to say the Mayo Clinic saved her life, Leon said this: “No. They did. My hospitals here have kept me alive, but Mayo clinic is keeping me alive because they are the ones who gave me the diagnosis and put me on the right track and started me on the right treatment.”

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.

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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.

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