During the Winter 2012 TCAs this week, PBS revealed that Ken Burns will be a big part of their programming for years to come.

“I refer to it as our ‘marriage contract’ otherwise known as ‘’till death do us part,’” says PBS CEO and President Paula Kerger.

“We have a long-term relationship with him which we created because so many of the projects that he works on are large and epic,” says Kerger.

Upcoming projects include THE DUST BOWL, set to air in the Fall.

“It’s going to be an extraordinarily powerful series because he was able to record a number of first-person accounts and he scrambled to get this project completed because this is  a generation that’s passing away,” says Kerger. “To be able to tell that story through the eyes and ears of people that lived through that experience is extraordinarily powerful.”

Other future project includes a large series on Vietnam and also a biography on the three Roosevelt’s – Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor.

“Believe it or not, that has never been done before,” says Kerger. “I think that will be a very powerful piece as well.”


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