Filmmaker Ken Burns Brings 'Country Music' Home To Bakersfield, Fresno

Jul 19, 2019

Renowned PBS Filmmaker Ken Burns will visit the Valley next week as part of a national tour to preview and discuss his most recent long-form documentary “Country Music.”

Ken Burns' documentary on Country Music runs for 16 and a half hours on PBS, starting in September.
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The Ken Burns Country Music Roadshow will make stops July 25th at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno and July 26th at the Fox Theater in Bakersfield. I spoke with Burns about the role the San Joaquin Valley plays in what composer Harlan Howard described as “three chords and the truth.”