Ken Burns

Additional Panelists
Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is a modern-day legend. He's perhaps most well-known for the multi-part fi lms he's completed for PBS: painstakingly detailed and highly entertaining journeys through various aspects of American history that have riveted and enlightened audiences for decades. Burns' documentaries have tackled everything from the Lewis and Clark expedition and U.S. National Parks to Prohibition and the Vietnam War — all in his signature style, which employs a unique and now-iconic visual storytelling technique that's become known simply asthe ’ 'Ken Burns Effect.' His next documentary, a 16-hour film on the history of country music, debuts Sept. 15, 2019 on PBS.

Music Guest Austin McCutchen

Austin McCutchen is no ordinary country singer. He grew up in the Ozarks of Missouri before moving to New York City when he was 20 years old to cut his teeth and continue to develop his songwriting and performing skills. McCutchen was a mainstay in the city's country scene for nearly half a decade, playing with some of the best musicians on the east coast. McCutchen moved to Los Angeles in 2014 for sunnier skies and the chance to keep evolving his sound by playing and writing with some of the most elite players in southern California.

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