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Emmy Award-winning Producer Presents at Messiah College

October 17th, 2016

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 17, 2016) — Filmmaker Ken Burns will present “American Lives” at Messiah College on Nov. 15, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Parmer Hall, located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts. Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the ticket office at 717-691-6036 or This event is sponsored by the Office of the President.

About Ken Burns
Winner of 14 Emmy Awards and nominated for 2 Oscars, some call Ken Burns the most influential filmmaker of all time. His historical documentaries have laid the foundation for peoples’ perceptions of American history. According to late historian Stephen Ambrose, “More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source.” Burns has been making films for almost 40 years and has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. In his presentation, “American Lives,” he will discuss some of his most fascinating subjects including Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark and Frank Lloyd Wright. He shares with the audience how biography works and provides insight into his master storytelling process. Burns’ films have won 14 Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations. Current projects include films about Jackie Robinson, Ernest Hemingway and the history of stand-up comedy.

About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.

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