The Story of ‘The Roosevelts’ Continues Online

September 23, 2014

For many public television viewers, a seven-night TV viewing marathon came to a close Saturday with the final on-air broadcast of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. For anyone who didn’t sprint to the finish (myself included) there’s still time to watch Ken Burns’ latest documentary online. Watch all seven episodes of The Roosevelts now through…

Watch Ken Burns on The Daily Show

September 16, 2014

A big national documentary project like The Roosevelts: An Intimate History means more than just a week of great TV on Wisconsin Public Television. It also means we get to see and hear more from filmmaker Ken Burns on a number of media platforms, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Below, watch Burns’ visit with…

Watch the Full Roosevelts Series Online Now

September 15, 2014

Did you watch the first episode of Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Sunday night? Can’t wait for the rest of the seven-part documentary to air? If you’re a TV binge watcher, won’t be around at the nightly 7 p.m. broadcasts or just can’t wait to see what happens next, you can watch all…

Theodore Roosevelt – America’s Real Renaissance Man

September 10, 2014

“He’s the writing-est president in American history, by far… He’s an intellectual. He read a book a day, sometimes three books in a day if he had some leisure. We think of Jefferson as America’s renaissance man, but it’s really Theodore Roosevelt.” – historian Clay Jenkinson. From sharing tall tales with anyone who would listen…

Watch Ken Burns’ visit to Letterman

August 21, 2014

“Is Peter Coyote still doing the voice of these?” David Letterman asked Ken Burns last night about his award-winning documentary films. “Yes, he is,” Burns replied. “I’ll do it for half the money…” Letterman offered, as the audience laughed. That was just one of the funny – and insightful moments from Burns’ visit to the…

Ken Burns Film ‘The Roosevelts’ Coming in September

August 9, 2014

When we return to the office Monday, WPT staff will make final edits to the September program guide, which features Ken Burns’ new film on Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt – three members of one of the most prominent families in American politics. In Burns’ words, “There is no other family that’s had more influence…