“The Pilgrims,” a new film by Ric Burns narrated by celebrated actor Oliver Platt, will premiere on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on PBS on Tuesday, November 24 at 8:00 PM EST, and air again on Thanksgiving Day at 9:30 PM EST (check local listings). Produced by WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public broadcaster in the nation’s capital, […]
With the documentarian Ric Burns at the helm it goes deeper, as you might expect. But it’s also only partly about the Pilgrims and the American Indians they encountered. Mr. Burns wants us to contemplate the way a nation constructs its foundational stories, mixing fact and myth into a concoction that gives future generations something […]
PLYMOUTH – Accompanied by striking images of the Mayflower II under sail off Plymouth Rock, a new film that airs this week uses the original handwritten history of Massachusetts’ first settlers to tell the story of the Plymouth Colony and the religious conflict that helped to create it.
Ric Burns wants to change the way you think about Thanksgiving. “It’s not just buckled shoes, pointed hats and turkeys,” he said in a recent interview with the Gazette. The noted documentarian and seasonal resident of West Tisbury has created a new film, The Pilgrims, which premieres on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. on […]