Ken Burns to speak at Widener University

CHESTER Ken Burns, the Emmy award-winning filmmaker, will be visiting Widener University, the school announced.

Burns, known for his documentary TV series, including Baseball and The Civil War, will speak at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in Kapelski Learning Center Lecture Hall No. 1.

Burns has won 13 Emmy Awards and received two Oscar nominations for his work. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008 from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In September, Burns' most recent project, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, aired on public television. His next films include ones on the Gettysburg Address, Jackie Robinson, the Vietnam War, and the history of country music.

Space for the lecture, which is free and open to the public, is limited. For reservations, call 610-499-4112 or e-mail

- Mari A. Schaefer