Monday, January 17, 2005

New York Post : "Unforgivable Blackness" Tonight 9pm PBS

New York Post Online Edition: entertainment: "IF you must apply a boxing metaphor to Ken Burns' new documentary about Jack Johnson, then score it a TKO.

It's a technical knockout because it's the technical aspects of Burns' films that lift them above all other historical documentaries made for TV.

What's his gift? It just might boil down to patience.
He never hurries to tell his stories and he is obviously painstaking and dogged in his pursuit of every known scrap of appropriate, historically accurate footage, no matter how old or obscure.
With 'Unforgivable Blackness,' the result is a rich, hypnotic documentary - aided by an original score by Wynton Marsalis - that more than justifies its four-hour length. "

Ken Burns Interview: The Globe and Mail
PBS Website : Unforgivable Blackness
Seattle Times: Article - Ken Burns' documentary tells of a champion who knocked down barriers with zeal


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