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July 29, 1953: Happy Birthday Ken Burns!
PBS documentary film director and producer Ken Burns turns 61 today! His acclaimed documentaries showcase archival footage and photographs, and offer an unflinching perspective on the most important moments in American history. Ken’s films have earned twelve Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Photo: Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 29, 1953: Happy Birthday Ken Burns!

PBS documentary film director and producer Ken Burns turns 61 today! His acclaimed documentaries showcase archival footage and photographs, and offer an unflinching perspective on the most important moments in American history. Ken’s films have earned twelve Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations, and in 2008, at the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, Ken was honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Create personalized Roosevelts email postcards to remind your friends and family!

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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July 28, 1927: FDR incorporates the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a rehabilitation home for polio patients
On this day in 1927, Franklin Roosevelt, who had contracted polio at age 39, created the nonprofit Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the only hospital in the world to deal solely with the treatment of polio victims.  Roosevelt’s visits to Warm Springs began a few years prior, during which he experienced marked improvements in his health after swimming in the mineral water resort pools. 
The organization later became the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and was instrumental in developing a cure for polio.
Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.
Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio patients, c.1930. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 28, 1927: FDR incorporates the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a rehabilitation home for polio patients

On this day in 1927, Franklin Roosevelt, who had contracted polio at age 39, created the nonprofit Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the only hospital in the world to deal solely with the treatment of polio victims.  Roosevelt’s visits to Warm Springs began a few years prior, during which he experienced marked improvements in his health after swimming in the mineral water resort pools.

The organization later became the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and was instrumental in developing a cure for polio.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio patients, c.1930. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Watch, share and then vote for this week’s featured films from the PBS Online Film Festival:

Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN)’s Westland: Explore the life and art of reclusive Winslow, Arkansas, artist Tim West.

Alaska Public Media’s I Am The Aurora Hunter: Alaskan Todd Salat is one of the best aurora borealis photographers in the world. 

Pacific Islanders in Communications’s Islands: Vaine escapes her brutish “protector” and shares a daily, wordless love play with Tamatoa.

independentlenspbs's Border Bedazzlers: Hoping to heal the divide between Mexico and the United States an inspired group of artists turn the border wall into a giant canvas. 

povdocs's The Jazz Ticket: Vince Womack has built a high school jazz powerhouse in one of L.A.’s toughest districts. 

Day 2 of PBS’ portion of the TV Critics Press Tour included sessions on upcoming programs including:

EARTH A New Wild (coming February 2015)

pbsdigitalstudios' Frankenstein, M.D. (premiering August 19th)

American Masters’ Bing Crosby Rediscovered (premiering December 2014)

americanexperiencepbs' Ripley: Believe It or Not (coming Winter 2015)

Season 2 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (premieres September 23)

How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson (premieres October 15)

NOVA CyberWar (coming soon)

American Masters The Boomer List (premieres September 23)