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Filmmaker Ken Burns to Visit WFMT

Ken Burns's latest film is "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns comes to WFMT on Tuesday, September 9 for a live conversation with Kerry Frumkin. Mr. Burns will be on-hand to talk about his latest release, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which premiers on WTTW on Sunday.

Belonging to the Ages

Photo by Lewis Emory Walker, 1865

When Abraham Lincoln breathed his last, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton uttered the prescient phrase, “And now he belongs to the ages.” Around Chicago there are so many places called “Lincoln,” we readily speak his name without a thought to the man or his accomplishments. Tuesday morning between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, take an hour to celebrate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln with Carl Grapentine and WFMT. Selections include Civil War era works, plus music from Ken Burns’ landmark Civil War series and Steven Spielberg’s feature film “Lincoln.”

Profile of Anthony McGill

Anthony McGill

At 33 years of age, Anthony McGill has come into his own. Since his performance at the 2009 Inauguration of Barack Obama, he’s been one of the most sought-after soloists in Classical music. When not on the road, McGill serves as Principal Clarinet to the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and also teaches at the Juilliard School. more…