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Whether it's the history of jazz, baseball, the Vietnam War or Huey Long, Ken Burns has made long-form, multi-part documentaries chronicling the history of American art forms, pastimes and unique people.

Burns will appear at Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life to talk about his films and his career from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, in a conversation moderated by Tulane professor of history Walter Isaacson.

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Calling Burns "perhaps the greatest storyteller of our time,” Isaacson said in a statement, “His documentaries about the history of our country and the individuals who paved the way are unparalleled. Ken’s work has reshaped the way we look at history.”

A question-and-answer session with audience members will follow. The program is free and open to the public.

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