Ken Burns is considered one of the most influential documentary filmmakers of all time. Ken has been making documentary films for more than 35 years. He has directed and produced some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made, including The Civil War, The Central Park Five, The Dust Bowl, Prohibition, Baseball, Jazz, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea and, most recently, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. His films have been honored with dozens of major awards, including 13 Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards and two Oscar nominations. In September 2008, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.