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(Deadline)   PBS announces plans for Ken Burns' next ridiculously long special, The Roosevelts   ( divider line
    More: PSA, PBS, Cuban Missile Crisis, deadline, movie theaters, TCA  
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2012-07-22 11:55:39 PM  
If its anything like his "baseball" disaster it will keep armchair historians busy citing its errors for the next decade.

Really the baseball series totally blew unless you were a fan of the Yankees or BoSox.

Plenty of coverage of the Babe and the Boston "curse" but virtually nothing about the Cubs and Indians pennant droughts.
The interview with the hundred year old Cub fan was a nice touch however.

Brooklyn moving? lets devote almost an entire episode to that story which has been told dozens of times before Burns.
The Browns, Braves(Three Times), the A's, (Twice) the Senators (Twice) the Giants moving? Lets just have our narrator mention those in passing. Its not like anyone cares about those teams!
2012-07-23 10:33:40 AM  
The Civil War is masterful, and Burns' best use of voice-over actors. Garrison Keillor as Walt Whitman relating the horrors he witnessed in a field hospital is downright chilling.
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