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Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his enduring sense of discovery on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Jun. 1, 2017—America's historian Ken Burns spoke with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about his four decades of filmmaking, the lessons he's learned and what's coming next for "The Zeppos Report."

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Follow the better angels of their nature, grads are told

May. 11, 2017—Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns spoke to graduating Vanderbilt seniors during Senior Day and was awarded the Nichols-Chancellor's Medal.

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A conversation with America’s historian, Ken Burns

May. 8, 2017—Ken Burns, Vanderbilt University’s 2017 Nichols-Chancellor's Medalist and Senior Day speaker, took a break last month from editing his upcoming film, "Country Music," to talk with MyVU and share his insights on filmmaking, where America stands today, and some contemplative thoughts for seniors on the cusp of Commencement.

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Chancellor Zeppos, Ken Burns to address graduating seniors

May. 1, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver Vanderbilt University’s traditional Commencement address May 12, the day after documentary filmmaker Ken Burns accepts a prestigious Vanderbilt award and offers his advice.

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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns to deliver Senior Day address during 2017 VU Commencement

Dec. 12, 2016—Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced some of the most-watched documentaries on public television, will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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VICC set to host preview of PBS cancer documentary

Mar. 12, 2015—Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, along with Nashville Public Television (NPT), the American Cancer Society and Gilda’s Club Nashville, will sponsor a special community event to preview an upcoming PBS television documentary on cancer.

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Ken Burns’ pianist to perform Celtic and English country dance music March 22

Mar. 15, 2012—Drawing on classical, traditional folk and contemporary music roots, pianist Jacqueline Schwab has been heard on a dozen of Ken Burns’ documentaries, including his Grammy Award-winning The Civil War. A dance musician of many years, she plays for numerous different types of dance and also leads English country dancing. Schwab will perform at Blair School of...

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